Category: Compare

diabetes meter next to insulin

Comparing long-acting insulins? Tresiba may come out ahead. With the exception of NPH insulins like Humulin N and Novolin N (which are now considered to be intermediate acting), they are all going to cost you. So, if you are already paying big bucks for your long-acting insulin, here are some things to think about. What is… Read More

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Benzodiazepines are one of the most commonly taken psychotropic drugs, often used for anxiety. Prolonged use of them is a widespread phenomenon in medical practice, yet it may surprise you to know that these medications are really only meant to be used short term. Both alprazolam (Xanax) and lorazepam (Ativan) are considered short-acting benzodiazepines and… Read More

Potassium chloride and potassium citrate have similar names, so they should treat the same conditions, right? Not quite. While they are both supplements that contain potassium, the two actually have different uses, side effects and dosages, and cannot be substituted for each other. First, what is potassium chloride? Potassium chloride is used to treat hypokalemia,… Read More

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Did you know that the flu shot is just one of many ways to get vaccinated against the flu? Here, we’ll walk you through the various flu vaccine options so you can choose the one that best suits your body and lifestyle! Although no prevention method will guarantee you won’t get sick, getting a flu… Read More

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Endometriosis is a common cause of painful periods, pelvic pain and infertility, affecting more than 11% of women in the US ages 15 to 44. Unfortunately, non-surgical treatments for endometriosis have been limited. In fact, the introduction of Orilissa in July marked the first time a new endometriosis drug has entered the market in nearly… Read More

blood pressure meter and heart

In the land of high blood pressure medications, ACE inhibitors and ARBs are pretty standard. That means that if you are being treated for high blood pressure, you’re likely to be on one of these medications. ACE inhibitors and ARBs represent two groups of drugs that treat hypertension, but they differ in how they work… Read More

tissue box, thermometer, and flu medication

Is your cough keeping you awake or driving your co-workers crazy? Read on. There are many prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications for suppressing coughs, but studies show they don’t all work. Some are addictive, and others aren’t any more effective than a placebo. So, what should you take for your cough? Non-prescription and over-the-counter cough… Read More

You may have read about the dangers of Ambien (zolpidem) or why you should stay away from habit-forming sleeping pills like Valium (diazepam) and wondered, what can I take for sleep? Fortunately, there are many options for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Here’s how to choose the right one for you. What are my options?… Read More

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common condition that affects up to 10% of individuals aged 40 years or older. It’s also the third-leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 120,000 individuals each year. Treating COPD can be complicated with all of the rescue inhalers and maintenance medications out there…. Read More

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If you believe the best way to pay for your prescription is with health insurance, you’re hardly alone. After all, that’s why we have insurance in the first place, and that’s what we expect insurance to do—to cover our healthcare expenses. So when we get to the pharmacy, we show our insurance card, fork over… Read More