Tori Marsh - May 16, 2018
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 who had taken drugs from specific classes of anticholinergics had as much as a 30% greater likelihood of being diagnosed with dementia later in life. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 19, 2015
Dry mouth isn’t just an annoyance, it can lead to serious dental issues. Xerostomia is the medical term for dry mouth and when it happens, you’ll want to know what’s causing it.
Risk factors for dry mouth include medications, mouth breathing, older age, and a history of radiation therapy in cancer patients. Medical conditions that contribute to dry mouth include Sjögren’s syndrome, diabetes, and anxiety disorders, and these can be easily ruled out by your doctor. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - February 05, 2015
Less than 5% of women who experience urinary incontinence see their doctor about it, and when they do it takes over a year to get there. Urinary incontinence (UI) affects as many as 47% of older women so you are not alone, and should not be embarrassed. Although men and women can have UI, it is far more common in women.
Behavioral changes are the place for start for the symptoms of overactive bladder and UI. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 12, 2014
Guess what? All of them work just as well. The differences which make one better than the other are in other areas: cost, side effects, and medical conditions you may have.
Here is what you need to know about the medications we prescribe for urinary incontinence and overactive bladder (OAB).
- Show me the money. The cost and coverage will depend on your medical plan and whether you are prescribed a generic. See More
Elizabeth Davis - October 29, 2013
For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.
What are Express Scripts and Caremark?
Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 18, 2013
You are all stopped up and can’t find an obvious reason. Look over your medication list and you may find the source. Constipation has many causes but medications are among the most common.
First, if your stools are too hard or too small or pooping is too difficult or infrequent you are constipated. Officially, constipation is defined as a stool frequency of less than three per week. It can be miserable and medications prescribed by us, your physicians, are frequently to blame. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 27, 2012
The FDA has just approved the first topical gel for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) and this could bring relief for those experiencing side effects from the current oral medications. A topical oxybutynin 3% gel called Anturol will be available in the upcoming months for the treatment of overactive bladder associated with urinary urgency, frequency, and urge incontinence. See More