Statins deplete CoQ10

People taking statins such as Lipitor to lower their cholesterol might also find that the statin is depleting their levels of coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, potentially causing muscle pain, the most common statin side effect. This can be a problem since CoQ10 is a crucial nutrient and a key component in the production of cellular energy. CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant vital for heart health. Men and women taking statins should consider supplementing with CoQ10.

According to IMS Health, the 10 most popular prescription drugs in the U.S. are all generics.

Generic

A drug sold under its chemical name, instead of its branded name, that is comparable to the branded drug in form, dosage, strength, quality and performance. Generics are usually less costly than their branded counterparts.

No meds for kids colds

According to the Food and Drug Administration, children under 2 years of age should never take over-the-counter cold medications such as decongestants or antihistamines. These medicines wont make the cold go away sooner; they’ll just treat some of the symptoms. Some medications can cause problems like rapid heart rate or convulsions. Even for older kids, the safety of such medicines is in question.The number of pharmacies the American Pharmacists Association recommends using. That way, all the records for all prescription drugs are in one place, giving your pharmacist the ability to review everything for potentially dangerous drug interactions.