Monday, November 23, 2020

Medication Safety

Whether you take regular medications or are only in need of an over-the-counter drug (such as Advil or Tylenol) from time to time, Dr....

Why Grapefruit and Medication Might Not Mix

Grapefruits, which come from the citrus family (also consisting of oranges, tangerines, mandarins, lemons and limes), are packed with vitamin C and can give...

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...

Health Canada Recall: Alysena 28 Birth Control

Health Canada has issued a recall on Alysena 28 birth control following concerns about chipped pills. Oral contraceptives, such as Alysena, are used for a...

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...

Long-Term Use of Acetaminophen

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...

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...

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...

Over-the-Counter Medications

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...