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Is hair loss a side effect of metformin?

Is hair loss a side effect of metformin?

Metformin is a prescription medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome. Some people are worried that this drug may cause hair loss, but there is little evidence to validate this concern. Doctors typically prescribe metformin as a...
Can you take too much magnesium?

Can you take too much magnesium?

Heart Health Magnesium is an essential mineral. However, having too much magnesium in the blood can be dangerous. The medical term for this is hypermagnesemia, and a magnesium overdose is one possible cause. The body needs magnesium for more than 300 biochemical...
Can you take NyQuil while breastfeeding?

Can you take NyQuil while breastfeeding?

Pharmacy and Medication Know your medicine and arm yourself with information about your prescription therapy to ensure effective treatment, keep you safe, and help you to be aware of potential problems.  Your Pharmacist is also an excellent medication consultant, if...
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and how to cope

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and how to cope

Addiction When nicotine starts to leave the body after smoking tobacco, people experience physical and psychological withdrawal effects. Nicotine is the addictive substance found in tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars. It is a drug that can affect a...
How do you use a suppository?

How do you use a suppository?

Asthma Managing asthma is about focusing your energies on preventing attacks.  Doing nothing and then trying to control attacks with rescue medication may be penny wise but pound foolish.  Did you know Many Pharmacists are also asthma educators.  Call your pharmacist...

Can you overdose on caffeine?

Addiction Caffeine overdose is very rare but is often related to energy drinks or caffeine supplements that can contain very high levels of this stimulant. Children and adolescents have a lower tolerance for caffeine and a higher risk of overdose than other people. In...
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