Adderall is a first-line medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The main ingredients are amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Amphetamines are known to have a high risk of abuse and thus should Adderall be avoided in pregnancy?
In the United States, fentanyl abuse has become a major epidemic. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Doctors can prescribe it...
Glucocorticoids have been used for decades to treat many different medical conditions including asthma and allergies. However, they have multiple side effects. One of these side effects are changes in brain structures, but what does that mean for you?
Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies or poison ivy, knowing your options is key to getting relief. There are multiple medications over-the-counter and by prescription for these ailments. This is an overview of the top medications used to help with allergies and itching.
A generic drug is a medication manufactured to be the same as an already available brand-name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics, and intended...
ADHD affects approximately 11% of children and 5% of adults in the United States. The treatment often consists of a combination of behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, and medications. This article provides an overview of the various medications (nootropics) available for the treatment of ADHD.
In June 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned the landmark ruling Roe v. Wade, which had protected abortion rights in the US for nearly 50 years. As a result, many...
Most people view OTC medication as safe. After all, you do not need a prescription to get them. However, like all medications, they have the potential to be abused. Recognizing the signs and symptoms can help identify those needing help.
When it comes to medications, consumers need to be their own advocates. Labels on prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs can be confusing and difficult to understand. Drug labels differ between OTC and prescription drugs. For example, OTC drug labels, also called Drug Facts, are much shorter, while prescription drug labels may include various information pages.
Nootropics (smart drugs) have been touted to boost memory and increase concentration. However, do they actually work? Are they safe to take? This overview can help you understand these medications. However, always have a discussion with your healthcare provider before starting any new medication.