Category: Warnings

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Nasal allergy sprays treat stuffy noses and itchy eyes related to allergies. If you’re pregnant though, you may wonder if they’re safe to use. Recent studies have shown us that nasal steroid sprays are safe to use during pregnancy for mild to moderate allergy symptoms. However, not all nasal sprays are safe during pregnancy. Here’s what you need… Read More

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Has your doctor ever asked if you’re allergic to any drugs? Luckily for most people, medicine allergies are not that common. But for the few who do have them, allergic reactions can be extremely dangerous. Here’s what you need to know about drug allergies before you start a new medication. What are drug allergies? When… Read More

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Joint pain, back aches, and other musculoskeletal complaints are among the most prevalent health issues out there. When it comes to joint pain specifically (known as arthralgia), arthritis is the most common cause. But before you blame your achy joints on arthritis, did you know that everyday medications can cause joint pain too? Here are… Read More

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On May 29th, 2018, Allergan Pharmaceuticals announced a nationwide recall for Taytulla birth control pills over reports that its placebo capsules were placed out of order. Taytulla is an oral contraceptive used to prevent ovulation, pregnancy, and in some cases, acne. Normal packaging for Taytulla contains 21 pills with hormones, followed by seven placebo pills without hormones… Read More

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Turns out, taking a certain kind of drug today is associated with an increased chance of dementia as many as 20 years from now, according to a new study. The study looked at people who had taken anticholinergic drugs that are frequently prescribed for depression, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, asthma, Parkinson’s disease, and allergies. People… Read More

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This past April, the FDA issued an order to restrict the sale and distribution of the Essure implantable permanent birth control device to ensure that women and doctors understand the risks of the implant. According to the FDA, women implanted with Essure have experienced severe adverse events like perforation of fallopian tubes, migration of inserts to… Read More

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Lamictal, also available as generic lamotrigine, is a common medication typically used to treat seizures or bipolar disorder. While Lamictal does have a black box warning, as it can lead to serious skin reactions, it also recently received a safety warning from the FDA. According to the FDA,  Lamictal can cause a rare but very serious… Read More

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You may or may not have heard of kratom before today; however, it has been a major area of focus recently for the FDA. Kratom, also known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a plant which grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. It has been touted as an alternative approach to pain medication… Read More

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If you’ve ever taken a prescription medication before you may be familiar with the fact that medications can potentially run into issues and may not always be available. If your pharmacy has ever given you your medication and it looks slightly different from before, there’s a small chance that the medication change could be due to… Read More

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Erectile dysfunction treatments are some of the most counterfeited drugs in the world, and on March 16, 2018, the FDA began warning consumers about dangerous unapproved drugs being advertised. These counterfeit drugs are advertised nationwide as a “healthy man alternative to the little blue pill” or “healthy man,” or “the power pill” for erectile dysfunction. They have been… Read More