What is Acetaminophen? Acetaminophen is a commonly used Analgesic (reduces pain) and Antipyretic (reduces fever). It has little to no anti-inflammatory properties. It can be found in many Over The Counter (OTC) products either alone or in combination with other active ingredients. Acetaminophen is also found in many prescription pain medications. How safe is Acetaminophen? […]

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Zinc has come to the limelight during the current COVID-19 pandemic as a possible adjunct remedy. Some Healthcare providers have reported (or postulated) that Zinc prevents the COVID-19 virus from replicating (reproducing). A detailed fact sheet on Zinc supplements can be found at the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements under the US […]

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  On March 28, 2020, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the US) posted some fact sheets for patients/caregivers and Health care providers for the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate And Chloroquine Phosphate For Treatment Of Covid-19 In Certain Hospitalized Patients. Below are links to each of the fact sheets. It is […]

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With the recent announcement by US President Donald Trump that Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine may be useful for the treatment of the new pandemic virus COVID-19, there have been questions about the safety of these medications and the difference between the two medications. I will attempt to describe these medications as simply as possible while pointing […]

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10 Top Things your Local Pharmacist wants you to know Your local Pharmacist is a healthcare professional who is involved in all aspects of medicine delivery to patients. Your Pharmacist prepares and packages medication(s) that a doctor has prescribed and also recommends and sells medications over the counter (OTC) if needed. Your Pharmacist will explain […]

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Contributed by Oluwole A Williams BPharm(Ife), PharmD(Howard) Manufacturer instructions that accompany drug products may or may not have a graphic art for guidance on how to use a particular drug or pharmaceutical formulation; Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, veterinarians and other healthcare practitioners are often relied upon by the patient to provide adequate medication use guides. Most […]

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