Home Remedies

Home remedies are traditional medication or therapy that uses natural procedures and ingredients at home to relieve a certain illness or discomfort. But given the accessibility and low cost of home remedies, can they really replace prescription medications? Most people may turn to home remedies because of how accessible they are, granted that you can … Continue reading

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The Right Medicine

When we feel ill, most of the time, we just self-medicate and buy over-the-counter medicine to somewhat alleviate what we are feeling instead of consulting our doctors and getting checked because of some reasons such as no health insurance, no budget for doctors or prescription medications, and for the busy bees, no time. But are … Continue reading

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What Is Herd Immunity and What Is Your Role in it?

You may have probably heard of the term herd immunity, how it is key to ending the COVID-19 pandemic and returning to normal, and how it is up to every one of us to achieve this. So, what is herd immunity? And more importantly, what role does each one of us play here? As your … Continue reading

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Expired Medication? Here’s How to Dispose It

Have you checked your medicine cabinet or first aid kit recently? It may be time to dispose of some medication. Doing so does not only ensure that everyone in the family is safe from accidental ingestion, but it ensures the environment is safe from contamination, too. That said, do not just throw them in the … Continue reading

Side Effects of Psychotropic Drugs and How to Manage Them

Psychotropic medications are used to treat mental health disorders and cover any drug that affects mood, behavior, thoughts, or perception. These are usually prescription medications that regulate neurotransmitters. The five main types of psychotropic medications include antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, stimulants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers. These medications may cause a wide range of side effects but … Continue reading

Understanding Prescription Pain Medications

When you have a mild headache or muscle pain, over-the-counter drugs are usually enough to make you feel better. But if your pain is more severe and harder to manage, your doctor might recommend prescription medications, such as a prescription opioid. Opioids are narcotic pain medications that have serious side effects if you don’t use … Continue reading