Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes, Now What?

Are you one of the 1.5 million people that have been diagnosed with diabetes this year? Or maybe a loved one recently was diagnosed. Are you feeling a sense of overwhelm and concern on what to do next? If so, I've got you covered! Metformin More than likely your physician will prescribe a medication, this … Continue reading Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes, Now What?

Prescription Costs are Crippling Families and I’ve Created a Solution

There's nothing that infuriates me more than families not being able to afford their life saving medications. I've worked with thousands of families and seen just about everything. There are plenty of people who don't take their medications as prescribed because they are trying to make the medicine last a little longer to stretch their … Continue reading Prescription Costs are Crippling Families and I’ve Created a Solution

All Things Coumadin: INR Monitoring, Side Effects, & Dietary Recommendations

Coumadin is probably the oldest blood thinner medication that is prescribed to date. Blood thinners or anticoagulants are given to patients that have had blood clots like a pulmonary embolism (PE, blood clot in the lung) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT, blood clot in the lung). Others take Coumadin for a history of stroke, heart … Continue reading All Things Coumadin: INR Monitoring, Side Effects, & Dietary Recommendations

Migraine Medications 101

There are medications that are used to treat migraines that are available over the counter or via a prescription from your doctor. Some prescriptions are taken as needed and others are prescribed for daily use. If you're someone who takes multiple medications per day, I would love to help lower your prescriptions costs, please visit … Continue reading Migraine Medications 101

Prescription Sleep Aids for Insomnia

There are several options for prescription sleep aids that your doctor can prescribe. Like I mentioned in the previous post, sleep medications are not for everyone so do check out that post which should be featured below. If you have tried and failed correcting sleeping habits and still are having issues with falling asleep and/or … Continue reading Prescription Sleep Aids for Insomnia

Causes, Sleeping Habits, & OTC Supplements for Insomnia

There are many people that struggle with sleep throughout their lives. There are some symptoms that you may want to pay attention to and start making some adjustment in your routine to help you get a more restful night's sleep. As a last resort you can talk to your doctor about prescribing you some medications … Continue reading Causes, Sleeping Habits, & OTC Supplements for Insomnia

Cholesterol Lowering Medications: Prescriptions, Statins, Supplements & More

When most people think about cholesterol medication a common word pops up, Statins. There are other types of medications that can be prescribed to help lower your cholesterol that aren’t Statin prescription drugs, which we will cover today. The purpose of prescribing a cholesterol lowering medication is to reduce a person’s risk for developing a … Continue reading Cholesterol Lowering Medications: Prescriptions, Statins, Supplements & More

Birth Control Options for Him & Her

There are several reasons why women start birth control aside from the obvious. Young women who aren’t sexually active are started on birth control to help regulate their menstrual cycle, so it’s not just for women looking to not get pregnant. Other ladies get prescribed birth control to help with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) symptoms, … Continue reading Birth Control Options for Him & Her

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Causes, Treatment Options, Commonly Used Medications

Atrial Fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that increases a person’s chance of blood clots. Those clots can get lodged in the heart or brain and cause death, stroke, or heart attack. Some people are not aware that they have AFib and others experience a variety of symptoms like weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, fluttering … Continue reading Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Causes, Treatment Options, Commonly Used Medications

Need an Antibiotic?

Antibiotics are medications used to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics come in many forms such as ointments, oral tablets or capsules, oral syrups, injectable solutions, and can be administered through an IV line. Doctors will prescribe and nurses can administer the medication if the patient is unable to do so. For oral syrup that is prescribed … Continue reading Need an Antibiotic?