Tag Archives: Medications

Drug Options to Keep Cholesterol in Check

Drug Options to Keep Cholesterol in Check

If considering a switch from Zetia, which blocks the absorption of LDL “bad” cholesterol in the gut, to Niaspan, a B vitamin that raises HDL “good” cholesterol, new research supports the decision. In a study of the two prescription drugs, Niaspan was better than Zetia at shrinking buildups in neck arteries. Niaspan may be taken […] ... More
Night Sweats Return

Night Sweats Return

For the past two months I’ve had profuse sweating every night and wake up soaked. I had the problem in 2002, but it vanished without treatment. Can you cast some light on this? ... More

New & Effective Psoriasis Drug

A new drug treats psoriasis in a novel way. At the close of a busy afternoon at his dermatology practice, Dr. Lebwohl, who was involved in the clinical testing of the new drug, discussed with us the promise (and potential drawbacks). ... More
Water Pill Options When Allergic to Sulfa

Water Pill Options When Allergic to Sulfa

Patients who are allergic to sulfa and require a diuretic (“water”) pill have several options. In general, the sulfa contained in antibiotic drugs has a slightly different chemical structure than the sulfa compounds found in diuretics. As a result, people who are allergic to sulfa antibiotics may be able to take a sulfa-containing diuretic without […] ... More