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MediGuard is the world’s largest consumer medication monitoring service. MediGuard is free, secure, confidential and provides its members with personal FDA alerts, manufacturer recalls, drug interactions, and side effect information. MediGuard allows members to post and read comments about their medications. Registration takes just 60 seconds and offers a lifetime of information that helps you better manage your medications or the medications of a loved one.

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    Typically patients with BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy) have the following symptoms: pain or problems urinating, discolored urine or discomfort in the prostate area. The symptoms you mentioned above would not be typical of BPH and you should follow-up with your doctor for a full medical evaluation...Read More
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    Drinking too much can lower blood glucose too much, and too much alcohol can cause confusion and disorientation which could be confused with hypoglycemia. If you are experiencing hypoglycemia and not treated for it because it is mistaken as too much alcohol, it could be fatal.  Read More
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    Back pain can be excruciating and interfere with every part of your life. Sometimes, alternative therapy is used for back pain, such as steroid epidural injections or physical therapy. Your physician may also be able to recommend specific exercises for you to do to strengthen the muscles in your...Read More
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    Peripheral neuropathy typically causes pain and numbness in the hands and feet - often described as a tingling or burning sensation. Peripheral neuropathy can result from diabetes, traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems or exposure to toxins. People with neuropathic pain commonly use...Read More
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    Preventing and treating migraines is very challenging for some patients. It sounds like you are making an effort to follow a healthy lifestyle to minimize migraine triggers. If your migraines are becoming more severe in pain or lasting longer, or if they are happening more frequently, you should...Read More
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    Make sure you are watching your diet, even small changes can make a big difference. Eating oatmeal for breakfast can bring down cholesterol. Exercise can help decrease both cholesterol and glucose.  Before starting any exercise program, you need to have approval from your physician. The important...Read More
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    Blood tests, the MRI and the CT should be able to find a cancer if you have one. Ask your doctors to do some extra diagnosis tests if you want to rule out cancer. Make sure each of your doctors has all of your medications and full history so that they can make an accurate diagnosis. Discuss your...Read More
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    Simvastatin (Zocor) is used to treat high cholesterol. More cholesterol is made at night time, so simvastatin works better when taken at bedtime. Since simvastatin is used to lower your cholesterol, it should be used until your cholesterol is within a desired range and your doctor instructs you to...Read More
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    Although doctors have developed a set of well established criteria to help distinguish between bipolar disorder and straight depression, different doctors may interpret your symptoms in different ways. As always, if you are uncomfortable with a diagnosis or need additional reassurance it makes sense...Read More
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    Fluconazole is commonly used to treat yeast infections and this short term use is generally safe in healthy women who are not taking other medications or do not have other medical conditions. You can check for health and drug interactions by updating your profile with your current medications, vitamins...Read More
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    Lantus is insulin that has been chemically-modified in a couple positions to make it longer-acting and without peaks. A report from the FDA suggested that there is a possible link between Lantus and cancer. However, the risk of cancer associated with Lantus is not well defined and more studies are

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    Based on information from iGuard.org, a free medication monitoring service, 12% of patients experience side effects while taking Valerian. Some of the side effects reported by iGuard members include: Nausea/Vomiting, Drowsiness, Grogginess/Confusion, and Headache. Please follow up with your doctor

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    The common dose range for St.John's Wort is 240-1800 mg daily for mild to moderate depression. However, this supplement has not been evaluated by the FDA, so the most effective and safest dose is unknown. Also, be careful because St. John's Wort can interact with prescription medication.  For example,...Read More
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    The common dose range for St.John's Wort is 240-1800 mg daily for mild to moderate depression. However, this supplement has not been evaluated by the FDA, so the most effective and safest dose is unknown. Also, be careful because St. John's Wort can interact with prescription medication.  For example,...Read More
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    Based on information from iGuard.org, a free medication monitoring service, 3% of patients experience side effects while taking Psyllium. Some of the side effects reported by iGuard members inlcude: Bloating/Gas. Please follow up with your doctor or other healthcare provider if you are experiencing

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