The Use of NSAIDs

If you suffer from chronic pain such as fibromyalgia, headaches, arthritis, or even have dental issues (such as TMD) and menstrual cramps, then you’re most likely familiar with NSAIDs – also known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The most common, traditional...
In an announcement made on Tuesday, the British Columbia government said that individuals diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis C would be provided full access to treatment funded under PharmaCare, even during early stages of the disease. In addition, they also...
If you’ve ever been on antibiotics, then you’re most likely aware of the havoc they can wreak on your gut. In some cases, depending on how stubborn a bacterial infection is, patients will sometimes require to be put on...
When it comes to medications, many patients often mistake drug intolerance for allergies. However, the two are vastly different. Drug intolerance (or medication sensitivity) is characterized by a patient’s inability to tolerate certain medications when they are taken at sub-therapeutic...
If you’ve ever had a prescription filled in Canada or anywhere else across North America, then there is a strong likelihood that that medication you are taking (or have taken) is what’s known as a “generic” drug. In fact,...
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...
If you take medications for your heart or for high blood pressure, it may be a good idea to check and see if they’re on Health Canada’s recently updated recall list, which was just expanded to include 8 more...
One of the most common questions that patients tend to ask pharmacists is whether or not it’s safe to take a medication past its expiry date. If so, for how long? And if not, what should you do with...
Certain medication bottles, as you might notice, often come with different labels on them. These labels may say ‘TAKE WITH WATER, ‘DO NOT STORE IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT’, ‘AVOID ALCOHOL, DRIVING AND OPERATING HEAVY MACHINERY’, and, more commonly, ‘TAKE WITH...
For many individuals suffering from pain, medications like Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen can help in providing them with short-term relief. Similar to Ibuprofen, long-term use of acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) is not recommended for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions –...