What Are The Risks of Corticosteroids for Asthma?

Corticosteroids sound similar to illegal steroids that some athletes use to “bulk up” faster. While corticosteroids are often called steroids by medical professionals, steroids for asthma and illegal steroids are not the same medication. However, using corticosteroids for asthma or any other medical condition has a number of potential risks that patients should consider. Asthma […]
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Are Minor Tranquilizers Safe For Long-Term Use?

Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan for long -term use?
Ever since the Rolling Stones came out with the song “Mother’s Little Helper,” more and more people have become aware of the use of minor tranquilizers to ease anxiety and promote sleep. Valium, the anti-anxiety drug referred to in Mick Jagger’s famous tune, has plenty of sister drugs including Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin. However, medical […]
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Is Vyvanse A Safe Alternative To Adderall?

Prescription Adderall, a blend of amphetamines, was a “miracle drug” for many children and adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. However, some people faked ADHD symptoms so they could abuse or sell Adderall.  Faking ADHD symptoms is especially common among high school and college students who look for study aids. In light of all the publicity […]
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What Diet Drugs Are Banned In The United States?

While some diet drugs can help boost honest weight loss efforts, some are ineffective or even declared dangerous by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Keep in mind that even “safe” diet drugs all carry a risk of side effects, especially if you have a pre-existing condition such as diabetes, gallbladder disease, or […]
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