If you suffer from aches and pains – whether it’s sore muscles, joints, a headache from time to time or other chronic pain – then you have likely had to take a pain reliever in order to find some...
When you get sick, you might automatically think that you need medication, such as antibiotics. However, it’s important to note that not all bugs need drugs. While antibiotics are prescribed to help treat bacterial infections, they don’t work on...
Grapefruits, which come from the citrus family (also consisting of oranges, tangerines, mandarins, lemons and limes), are packed with vitamin C and can give your immune system the boost that it needs. Along with vitamin C, it’s also rich...
Medication can be administered to the body in many different ways. Orally (taken by mouth), sublingually or buccally (placed under the tongue or between the gums and cheek), rectally or vaginally (inserted into the rectum or vagina), ocular or...
Corticosteroids | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids come in many different forms. They can be taken orally, used topically, inhaled, or even injected. Additionally, are also known as being systemic or localized. Systemic steroids are typically delivered orally, via IV, or intramuscularly, and work by...
When you think of the word “overdose,” you most likely associate it with illicit street drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. However, it’s also common to just as easily overdose on everyday, over-the-counter medications that you would purchase from...
Over-the-counter medications are ones you can buy at your local pharmacy without requiring a prescription from your family physician and are used to treat symptoms associated with various types of illness. If you don’t need these medications then you...
Drug Interactions | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Drug Interactions

Whether you’re on medication long-term or short-term, it’s important to be aware of potential interactions between medications that you have been prescribed by your physician – as well as possible interactions between prescribed medications and ones you would buy...
Antibiotics are used to treat different types of bacterial infections. If your doctor has prescribed you an antibiotic, then you should take it and follow the dosing instructions provided to you. If you fail to take the antibiotic, miss...
There are approximately 42,5000 licensed pharmacists working in over 10,000 pharmacies in Canada. These include both community pharmacies as well as hospitals, and other settings such as different organizations and associations, colleges and universities, and other pharmaceutical industry settings....