Taking Medications

  1. A Must-Know Guide to Drug-Drug Interactions

    Drug-drug interactions occur when one drug interacts or interferes with another drug. Such interactions are dangerous because they can alter the way one or both of the drugs act in the body. They can also cause unexpected side effects. The following information can help you avoid drug-drug interactions.

  2. All About Blood Pressure Medication

    Several kinds of medicine are commonly prescribed for high blood pressure. Here are some of the main types.

  3. All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

    According to the American Heart Association, there are five main types of cholesterol-lowering medications.

  4. Aspirin and Your Heart: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

    Although aspirin is a common over-the-counter medication, it’s not appropriate for everyone.

  5. Beta-Blockers, Statins: A One-Two Combination

    These medications make it easier to take care of coronary artery disease. They have helped many people stay healthy and avoid heart attacks.

  6. Did You Take Your Blood Pressure Medicine Today?

    When you miss a dose of your blood pressure medicine, you might not notice a difference. But your body does.

  7. Easy Ways to Remember to Take Your Medications

    If you have more than two medications to manage, consider getting a pill organizer -- a special container marked with the days of the week. Besides housing multiple medications, a compartmentalized organizer can be useful for keeping track of the medications you've taken.

  8. Heart Disease: Considering Cold Relief

    Colds and the flu can be serious for people with heart disease.

  9. Heart Disease: Managing Multiple Medications

    Whether you take prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicine or both, there are important guidelines to follow to get the most from them.

  10. Stopping Blood Pressure Drugs Risks a Stroke

    Medication to control high blood pressure only works if you take it.

  11. When You’re Taking Heart Medications

    These medications are life-giving and powerful. It's important to take them just as your doctor has prescribed.

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