One of the world's most popular pain relievers poses yet another potentially fatal side effect. Here is what you need to know about the latest warnings regarding acetaminophen (paracetamol), most commonly marketed in the USA as Tylenol.
It is a known fact that prescription painkillers when used for a long time can lead to many health problems like addiction, changes in mood, etc. Now, in a new study, researchers have found that they can lead to erectile dysfunction in men later in life.
A vast majority of people suffer from chronic back pain. A recent study suggests that a simple dose of antibiotics might be helpful in curing the pain. Read on to find out more about the study.
The untimely death of Glee star Cory Monteith, has brought the topic of accident and intentional death by drug overdose to the headlines. How can you recognize the warning signs of drug overdose? What can you do if a friend has overdosed.
A study has found that taking high-dose painkillers such as ibuprofen and diclofenac long-term could increase risk of heart attack by about a third. Are these drugs all the same, how do they work, are they ever safe to take and are there alternatives?
Not all patients put on antidepressants show expected results. In fact, some may show further deterioration of their symptoms. Shocking but true, as a new study has found out. A constant monitoring of benefits is required for patients on antidepressants.
Do you really need that stomach-acid lowering drug or is it wiser to eat better? Do you really need that pain reliever for a mild headache or might you be better off taking some time to relax? Do you really need that diet pill, or could you exercise more?
According to a new research, taking Fluoxetine (Prozac) and Paroxetine (Paxil) during pregnancy can lead to congenital defects. Though the incidence of defects caused is small, but it is still there.
There is no doubt that prescription drugs are usually beneficial and can be life saving in many instances. However, many a times, these prescriptions are either unnecessary or inappropriate, leading to dreadful side effects.
Many people all over the world take prescription medications to control their condition. They faithfully take their pills two or three times a day, just like the doctor “ordered” and believe they are doing the best they can for their health.