What to consider before stopping antidepressants

What to consider before stopping antidepressants

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I have been taking an antidepressant daily for the past two years.…

Genetic testing to predict medication side effects

Genetic testing to predict medication side effects

Medication side effects are a big problem. It’s estimated that about half of filled prescriptions are not taken as directed,…

Mind Your Meds

Mind Your Meds

Not taking heart medications can lead to serious effects You go to your doctor, receive a prescription and never get…

A spoonful of motivation helps the medicine go down

A spoonful of motivation helps the medicine go down

We have all done it. We are prescribed a medication to help us, but we don’t take it as directed,…

Are you really allergic to penicillin?

Are you really allergic to penicillin?

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts A: Allergies to penicillin are the most commonly reported medication allergy. This can…

Medication Non-Adherence: Simple Steps Help You Stay on Track

Medication Non-Adherence: Simple Steps Help You Stay on Track

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I had a mild heart attack a few…

What you need to know if you’re taking multiple medications

What you need to know if you’re taking multiple medications

Harvard Health Letters Taking several types of medications can be challenging. But this is something you have to get right.…

Breast cancer drug found to reduce seizures

Breast cancer drug found to reduce seizures

Source: Northwestern University A class of drug that inhibits estrogen production and is used to treat breast cancer has been…

Studies suggest doctors should cut back on some medications in seniors

Studies suggest doctors should cut back on some medications in seniors

Source: University of Michigan Medical School whatdoctorsknow.com Anyone who takes medicine to get their blood sugar or blood pressure down…

Abruptly stopping antidepressants can cause distressing symptoms

Abruptly stopping antidepressants can cause distressing symptoms

By Michael Craig Miller, M.D. Q: I have been taking paroxetine (Paxil) for more than a year. Since I felt…