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Benefits and Side Effects of Indapamide

Benefits and Side Effects of Indapamide

Indapamide is a medication for high blood pressure that appears to be better than many other drugs at controlling high blood pressure while lowering the risk of heart failure. However, indapamide can sometimes cause patients to become dehydrated and lose potassium. Adverse effects can last for several days after the drug is taken.


Caffeine: Is it a Problem for Kids?

Caffeine: Is it a Problem for Kids?

Symptoms of caffeine overdose can be mild (shaky hands, stomach upset) to severe (high blood pressure, seizures, coma). Caffeine is found in traditional sources (coffee, tea, chocolate, soda) and many new sources (energy drinks, foods with added caffeine). Children are taking in more and more caffeine, but we don't know how much is safe for children.


Trazodone: Indications, Warnings, Side effects, Interactions, and Overdose

Trazodone: Indications, Warnings, Side effects, Interactions, and Overdose

Trazodone is a prescription oral selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used for treatment of major depressive disorder and other conditions including anxiety and sleep disorders. Common trazodone brands names include Desyrel and Desyrel Dividose.  Trazodone interacts with certain medications and alcohol and should be taken only as prescribed.


Poisons and Pregnancy

Poisons and Pregnancy

There is a lot of information about avoiding drugs, alcohol, and tobacco while pregnant. There are some other poisons to be aware of if you're pregnant, including herbal medications, supplements, lead, and carbon monoxide.


Is Smelly Urine Anything to Worry About?

Is Smelly Urine Anything to Worry About?

The characteristic odor of urine is likely due to the presence of volatile organic compounds, or VOC’s, which are eliminated from the body through the kidneys. Strong urine odors may be related to metabolic conditions, infections, or dehydration.


Synthroid (Levothyroxine): Indications, Side effects, Interactions, and Overdose

Synthroid (Levothyroxine): Indications, Side effects, Interactions, and Overdose

Levothyroxine is a prescription medication that is used to treat hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid activity). Levothyroxine works by mimicking the activity of the natural hormone that is normally generated by the thyroid gland. Levothyroxine is a medication that is generally taken for life to maintain normal thyroid function.



Is it Safe to Take Paxlovid® with My Other Medications?

Is it Safe to Take Paxlovid® with My Other Medications?

Paxlovid® is an oral medication that recently received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent severe COVID-19 infection in high-risk individuals who test positive for the virus. While it is generally well tolerated, Paxlovid interacts with many commonly used medications, which can lead to toxicity.


Pregnant Women

Pregnant Women

Check out our poison prevention tips and articles for pregnant women.


What is Serotonin Syndrome?

What is Serotonin Syndrome?

Serotonin syndrome is a disorder caused by excessive serotonin activity in the human body. It often occurs after medication use and can cause potentially life-threatening signs and symptoms including high fever, confusion, and seizures.


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