Magazine article The Saturday Evening Post

From the Pharmacy

Magazine article The Saturday Evening Post

From the Pharmacy

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X Pain Relief Options: To W.D. from Marana, Arizona: In general, Tylenol (generic name: acetaminophen) is safe and effective for pain caused by an injury or arthritis. Package directions indicate that up to eight 500 mg tablets may be taken in a 24-hour period. If you have any type of liver ailment, however, please consult with your doctor before using Tylenol to treat chronic pain. While aspirin may also be an effective pain reliever, doctors often recommend Tylenol because it is less likely to cause bleeding.

X Considering Rogaine? To D.M. from Albuquerque, New Mexico: The FDA has approved the use of Rogaine to regrow hair on the top of the scalp. Available without a prescription, the drug will not, however, help a receding hairline. When initiating Rogaine treatment, many users experience increased shedding of hair. This is normal and usually subsides within three weeks. Consult your doctor if the shedding persists. Studies show that Rogaine may regrow hairs and prevent further hair loss on the scalp. Effects become visible after two to four months. The new hairs are quickly lost whenever customers stop their Rogaine treatment.

X Further Ear Tests Might Help: To L.L. from Warroad, Minnesota: You asked whether taking Actos for diabetes could cause ear problems. Among the most common side effects of the prescription drug are upper respiratory tract infection, headache, sinusitis, muscle aches, tooth disorder, and aggravated diabetes mellitus. If an upper respiratory infection resulted in your ear problems, however, the symptoms should have improved as the infection cleared. …

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