Antidepressants have been the most prescribed drug for years, but new figures show that they are massively overused across England. Our blog post explores this sudden increase and how it is impacting our mental health. A report has shown that the number of prescriptions for antidepressants in has almost doubled over the past decade.
Eligibility of NHS prescription charges and whether students are exempt from paying for medicine prescribed to them by their doctor. You don’t have to pay for your prescriptions only if you are a student of a school, college, university or similar institution and if you’re 16-18 years old. Students who are 19+ years old and study at university have to pay for their prescription needs as well as those apprenticeship students.
Treating high blood pressure will help prevent problems such as heart disease, stroke, loss of eyesight, chronic kidney disease, and other blood vessel diseases. You may need to take medicines to lower your blood pressure if lifestyle changes are not enough to bring your blood pressure to the target level. It’s never too early to make healthy lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking and eating more fresh fruits. These are main ways you can protect yourself against high blood pressure and its complications including heart attack and stroke. A good way to prevent these health problems is by making simple but important tweaks in your daily routine like the ones…
There can be a number of reasons you’d want to switch pharmacies. Here’s how you can do it: Call, text, or visit your new pharmacy to request an Rx transfer. Provide the new pharmacy the list of all the medications you wish to transfer, along with the dosage and Rx numbers. Also, provide your current pharmacy’s contact information. The new pharmacy you’ve chosen will contact your previous pharmacy and take care of most of the further processes. Allow the transfer to be completed usually within 2-3 business days.
Since the novel coronavirus incited its global spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported influenza cases worldwide have dropped to minimal levels. Epidemiologists assume that the public health measures that are being taken to keep the Coronavirus from spreading, notably social distancing and mask-wearing, have also stopped the flu.
Venlafaxine & weight gain? The focus of this post is to explore evidence be one of the most common side effects of venlafaxine. Additionally, I will talk about other aspects of venlafaxine, including licensed use, and common side effects.
Gaviscon is (most likely) the most well-known brand of liquid antacid. Antacids are used to relieve symptoms of heartburn and indigestion (dyspepsia). Heartburn is a common symptom experienced during pregnancy. Today I will look into the use of Gaviscon in pregnancy by looking at the main recommendations of heartburn treatment in pregnancy. I will conclude which particular Gaviscon product is the best to use in the pregnancy. Summary: What is Gaviscon? Gaviscon range Guide on the management of heartburn in pregnancy Can you take Gaviscon in pregnancy? (Is it safe to take Gaviscon in pregnancy?) List of Gaviscon alternatives for heartburn in the pregnancy
Paracetamol is one of the most purchased over the counter painkillers. It is still one of the most prescribed drugs in the UK. Over the counter paracetamol is available in different forms, commonly sold as tablets. Today, I will answer the main question of this post: Can you crush paracetamol?
Are you are one of few last patients who still get Celevac prescribed? Unfortunately, Celevac was discontinued, and now it is impossible to get it on prescription or purchase from the pharmacy. In this post, I will briefly review the use of Celevac,:what it is and talk about alternative options (prescription and over the counter products) which have similar use to Celevac.
Metformin is the most commonly prescribed medication for the treatment of diabetes in the UK. It is also one of the most prescribed drugs overall in the UK. As with other drugs, it is possible to experience side effects during the treament or medicine may not be suitable. Metformin can commonly cause gastrointestinal side effects and this very often leads to switching to another drug. Although there are many type-2 diabetic drugs, patients would be offered metformin alternatives according to the national guidance on the management of type 2 diabetes. Today I will summarise metformin alternative drugs, which may be prescribed to type 2 diabetic patients who cannot tolerate metformin.