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  • Drug Interaction Quiz

    How Much Do You Know About Drug Interactions? Every year, thousands of people experience interactions between prescribed drugs and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, or between drugs and herbal products. ...

  • Medication Safety Quiz

    Do You Know Enough About Taking Prescription Medications? Learn how to better manage your medications by taking this quiz. 1. Older people have a greater risk for drug interactions. You didn't answer...

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  • Easy Ways to Remember to Take Your Medications

    Easy Ways to Remember to Take Your Medications A significant number of the 3.9 billion prescriptions filled each year aren't taken correctly. As a result, many Americans are putting their health and ...

  • A Must-Know Guide to Drug-Drug Interactions

    A Must-Know Guide to Drug-Drug Interactions Drug-drug interactions can occur when you are taking more than one medication or drug. One medication can interfere with or alter the effects of one or mor...

  • Stopping Blood Pressure Drugs Risks a Stroke

    Stopping Blood Pressure Drugs Risks a Stroke Medication to control high blood pressure only works if you take it. If you stop taking antihypertensive medication without discussing it with your doctor...

  • Heart Disease: Considering Cold Relief

    Heart Disease: Considering Cold Relief Colds and the flu can be serious for people with heart disease. Not only are you at risk for pneumonia, but it’s hard to tell whether your symptoms are a sign o...

  • All About Blood Pressure Medication

    All About Blood Pressure Medication Your doctor may prescribe antihypertension medication if your blood pressure is high. There are several kinds of medication commonly taken alone or in combination,...

  • All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

    All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Making healthy lifestyle changes alone is enough to help some people reach the cholesterol goals prescribed by their doctor. Others, however, need to take a chole...

  • When You’re Taking Heart Medications

    When You’re Taking Heart Medications Millions of Americans take some kind of heart medication. For some people, this means downing a single daily pill to help lower blood pressure. For others, it may...

  • Did You Take Your Blood Pressure Medicine Today?

    Did You Take Your Blood Pressure Medicine Today? When you miss a dose of your blood pressure medicine, you might not notice a difference. But your body does. Skipping your blood pressure medicine can...

  • Heart Disease: Managing Multiple Medications

    Heart Disease: Managing Multiple Medications Like many people with heart disease, you probably take more than one medication. Heart medicines may help you be more active, and live longer and more com...