Prescription Drugs

  • What Time of Day is BEST for BLOOD PRESSURE Meds?

    “Yes…you there in the back…you have a question?” WHAT TIME OF DAY SHOULD I TAKE MY BLOOD PRESSURE PILLS? Great question!  I get this one a lot. Here’s the scoop.  Most of us get a natural “dip” in our blood pressure overnight.  Maybe it is due to our more relaxed...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Honesty – And the Flu Vaccine

     As a pharmacist people turn to me for answers.  They ask if they should get the flu shot or not.  They ask if it is safe.  They ask if it causes autism and numerous other childhood diseases.  Some are enormously skeptical of the pharmaceutical industry to begin with – but especially so of any...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • 3 Things EVERY Patient on SSRIs Should Know

    I wish I had 10 minutes to talk to every patient who begins treatment on an SSRI.  For those who may not know, an SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor) is a medication typically used to treat depression or other related conditions.  They include such prescription products as Prozac, Celexa and...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Patient Question: Adderall, Wellbutrin & Viibryd safe?

    Today’s “Patient Question” of the week comes from Dawn:   “I was just prescribed Viibryd today from my Dr so googled it and then that said all the info about the MAOI then while reading this article now I am a little freaked out. My pharmacy where I get my meds filled hasnt said...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Bill would make Hydrocodone products Schedule II

    A bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate and on its way to the House has an amendment tucked deep down inside that would make all hydrocodone products a Schedule II controlled substance.  Vicodin schedule II?  Lortab schedule II?  Really?  This is a bad idea.  I mean REALLY bad. The primary bill...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • New Vicodin Strengths…Coming Soon!

    In compliance with FDA recommendations to limit the amount of acetaminophen in prescription drugs to no more than 325mg per dose, the makers of Vicodin announced that they will be reformulating all 3 strengths of their product.   The new Vicodin formulations will be as follows: •  VICODIN® (hydrocodone...

    Author : Jason Poquette