Month: December 2014

Potassium chloride and its various formulations can be confusing—you may not even realize several different types exist until reading this today! When it comes to supplementing low potassium levels, there are a few oral options, but they are absorbed into your system in different ways. If one type is causing troublesome side effects for you,… Read More

People are more likely to take their cholesterol medication when it costs less. While this may seem obvious to you, the medical community did a study on this question to find come to that conclusion! The results were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a medical journal, where they made news. Generic medications are cheaper than… Read More

Hysingla ER (hydrocodone extended release) is now approved by the FDA, and it is the first of its kind! It is the ONLY extended-release abuse-deterrent hydrocodone product that does not also contain acetaminophen or any other type of analgesic pain reliever. What does abuse-deterrent mean? “Abuse-deterrent,” for medications like Hysingla ER, means that the medication has properties… Read More

Contrave is the newest weight loss medication available by prescription and it looks promising. More than 7,000 prescriptions were written for Contrave in its debut weeks so I’m guessing many of you want to know about it. Turns out that getting a prescription for it may be a little tricky if you want to get it… Read More

Aurobindo, one manufacturer of generic gabapentin, has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of gabpentin capsules. Gabapentin (brand name Neurontin) is most commonly used to treat nerve pain, especially in diabetic patients with neuropathy, and seizure disorders. This is a Class I recall, which means there is a reasonable probability that the use of… Read More