If you’re considering switching heartburn medications given the FDA’s investigation of Zantac and other ranitidine products, there are several other OTC medications that treat heartburn/indigestion. Famotidine In the same drug class as Ranitidine and has the same mechanism of action. Available as 10mg or 20mg tablets. Can be taken once or twice daily. Cimetidine (Tagamet) In the same drug…
Used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric has proven itself useful in modern medicine as a safe and effective anti-inflammatory agent. As most illnesses are caused by some form of inflammation in the body, turmeric can have wide-reaching health benefits. Research suggests benefits for hay fever, cholesterol, cancer, depression, Alzheimer’s and arthritis, to…
As a precautionary measure, there has been a voluntary recall of all Zantac OTC (over-the-counter) in the United States. This includes Zantac 150®, Zantac 150® Cool Mint, and Zantac 75®. Zantac tablets are an oral, over-the-counter product to prevent and relieve heartburn associated with acid ingestion and sour stomach. This recall has been extended to most…
Warts can be unsightly and annoying but are unfortunately common. They are caused by a virus and will usually go away on their own in about 2 years, but there are some good over-the-counter treatments for those looking to speed up the process.
Sunburn is red, hot and sore skin caused by too much sun. It may flake and peel after a few days. You can treat it yourself and it usually gets better within 7 days.
Travelling can be hectic enough without the added problem of worrying about your medications. Here are a few tips to help you avoid having your vacation spoiled by a problem with your medication.
It is never too early to start looking after your child’s mouth and teeth. Even before they get their first tooth, it is important to begin good oral hygiene habits.
Blueberries have been getting some attention in the scientific world recently. Studies are confirming that blueberries can lower systolic blood pressure to a significant degree, and that blueberries for breakfast can increase learning in school age children and adults over 60.
People have been asking us about supplements to protect eyes from blue light (Ocuvite Blue Light, Lutein Blue, etc). They are hearing claims that blue light from computers, tablets, and smartphones could cause eye damage. Blue light is everywhere… and people get much more blue light from the sun than from screens.
This time of year colds and flus tend to run rampant, with a lot of fear surrounding the flu. It can be hard to tell how worried you should be if you start feeling sick this season
Did you know – Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night? Sleep is essential for boosting immunity, mood and mental sharpness, to name a few benefits. However, stress, irregular work hours, high caffeine intake, among other reasons can cause some people to have difficulty falling/staying asleep.
When you have school-age children there always seems to be a never ending “bug” going around. This can also unfortunately include lice! Remind kids not to share personal items and it may be helpful to do frequent scalp checks for early detection.