Painkillers won't shorten the duration of your flu or cold, but they can make it easier to get through these illnesses. What do you need to know before taking an over-the-counter pain reliever?
While medications are an essential part of managing Parkinson's disease, the side effects they sometimes cause can make life very unpleasant, too. What can you do to fight side effects?
Part of the daily infant care in some countries, rubbing sweet flag paste on your baby's body and placing it on their tongue may seem like a wonderful, natural, way to help your baby stay healthy. Is it really, or could Acorus calamus be dangerous?
Acorus calamus — also known as sweet flag or Vacha — acts as a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. Is this the natural arthritis treatment you have been hoping for, or should you stay well away from this plant?
Sweet flag has been used as a medicine for thousands of years — but does that make it an effective and safe treatment for gastrointestinal ailments such as ulcers, indigestion, and flatulence?
Acorus calamus (sweet flag) has been used as a traditional medicine for a really long time, but can it also get you high? What should you know about sweet flag's hallucinogenic properties before you use it as a medicine?
Proponents of Ayurvedic medicine will tell you that Acorus calamus (sweet flag) will cure pretty much anything. What uses of sweet flag are backed up by science, and is sweet flag safe?
Simethicone drops are an over-the-counter drug used to treat symptoms of bloating and gas. They belong to the antiflatulent class of medications, and they’re widely used to treat colicky pain in infants, but their efficacy is debatable.
When parents suspect their child is in pain, they’re eager to try anything that could possibly make the baby feel better. Pediatricians usually avoid prescribing medications to infants with colic, but various treatments are available.
Blood pressure meds interact with a lot of painkillers, but being a medicated hypertension patient isn't going to stop you from getting fevers or having headaches. Is any OTC analgesic safe for people taking medications for high blood pressure?