As a pain management specialist, I field various questions about pain medications. What does the new NSAID warning mean? Is it OK to drink alcohol while I'm on Tylenol? Is OxyContin safe to take long-term? Well, I'm glad you asked.
This unfortunate situation not only reinforces the traditional message, "Never share your medication with any person," but also highlights that this message should be expanded to "Never share your medication with any person or pet."
Be careful: those seemingly harmless over-the-counter pills you grab for your pain actually could create greater health issues for you. And, honestly, is it time for you to rethink your reflexive grab for a pill?
A drug vacation may give you an opportunity to learn whether you really need to continue taking this drug or not. This will give your body an opportunity to manifest its everyday self-regulating and propensities.
A fever enables the body to increase its production of interferon, an important antiviral substance that is critical for fighting infection. Fever also increases white blood cell mobility and activity, which are instrumental factors in fighting infection.