Tag Archives | hydrocodone

What If No One Can See Your Pain?

From time to time, when yet another celebrity dies tragically from an overdose of painkillers, people ask me if I think prescription painkillers should be banned.  The answer is no, and today I’ll tell you why. It’s a sad fact that we have lost too much talent far too young, from Prince to Philip Seymour […]

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Natural Cures for Holiday Headaches

Dear Pharmacist I’m prone to tension headaches, but during the holidays, they’re constant. I take ibuprofen and sometimes hydrocodone. Can you help me? –J.R., San Jose, California Answer: Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. Millions of people get them. The trigger could be an argument, poor posture, lack of sleep, overworking yourself, […]

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Anti-Drinking Medications for Alcoholics

Dear Pharmacist, My 34-year-old son is an alcoholic and has been in rehab for five months, court-ordered. After being out for only two weeks, he had a relapse and then went to detox. Now, he is taking Antabuse. How does it work, what are the side effects and what are some other treatment options? M.S., […]

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Use Caution When Stopping Meds

Dear Pharmacist, I had a staph infection and was in the hospital. Upon release, I was prescribed an antibiotic and then another. My pharmacist warned me not to stop taking the drug, but it made me terribly sick, so I quit taking it. Tell me honestly, what happens when antibiotics are stopped early and please […]

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