Thursday, October 29, 2020

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...

What You Should Know About Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are used to treat different types of bacterial infections. If your doctor has prescribed you an antibiotic, then you should take it and...

How Pharmacists Can Help Patients

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...

Mixing Medications with Workouts: What You Should Know

As a family physician, regular physical activity is something that Dr. Ali Ghahary recommends for all of his patients, young and old. It has...

Heart and Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled by Health Canada

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...

Antibiotics, Probiotics, and Your Gut

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...

Hepatitis C Treatment Now Available to All B.C. Residents

In an announcement made on Tuesday, the British Columbia government said that individuals diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis C would be provided full access to...

How Medications Affect the Gut

Certain medication bottles, as you might notice, often come with different labels on them. These labels may say ‘TAKE WITH WATER, ‘DO NOT STORE...

Keeping Track of Medications

For some people, medications are a daily necessity to help stabilize many health conditions. For example, individuals with asthma, COPD, or other respiratory-related conditions...

What You Should Know About Expired Medication

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...