Allergies to medications can be a serious issue. The symptoms for an allergy to penicillin-like drugs can range from a mild rash to very severe breathing problems. If you have a known drug allergy, make sure you tell your pharmacist and doctor. Many people see doctors in a walk-in clinic or hospital setting so it’s important to share your allergy information with them.
Some people use transdermal patches on the skin as a drug delivery system. There are patches for estrogen, pain drugs and nicotine replacement for quitting smoking. There is some evidence that exposing these patches to heat can release more drug into the body causing side effects. If you use these medication patches, use caution with electric blankets, hot tubs, saunas, heat lamps or hot water bottles.
Losing weight has many advantages. It could help people who “leak” urine. Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing and cause emotional stress. Losing weight just might help this situation.
The internet can be a free-for-all when it comes to medical advice. It’s important to know whether the advice is reliable or not. If you have a concern about medication or a health treatment seen on the web, you can rely on our pharmacist staff to help you determine the validity of the advice.
Our pharmacists’ primary role is to provide you with accurate information about your medications and matters pertaining to your health. Don’t hesitate to use them as a reliable information source.