What you can do: If you’re on a statin and are experiencing a reduced ability to achieve orgasm, talk to your doctor. Your sexual health should factor into the risk/benefit equation for the drug.
What you can do: If you take statins, consult your physician to decide if their benefits really outweigh the risks, especially if you take them to prevent, rather than treat, heart disease. Make sure you get regular exercise.
What you can do: Take heart-health matters into your own hands, even if you’re taking medication for hypertension or high cholesterol.
What you can do: Don’t rely on TV drug commercials to provide the risks associated with medications. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist about all potential side effects and drug interactions.
What you can do: Learn to manage your heartburn symptoms and limit your need for high doses of acid-reducing drugs.
What you can do: Talk to your doctor about side effects of antidepressants; consider other remedies to help you cut back on or eliminate medication.
What you can do: Eat a healthy diet, watch hormone-mimicking chemicals, and exercise.
What you can do: Explore other treatment options; ask for a prescription that has a lower co-pay.
What you can do: Consider all your options for boosting your mood, including exercise, diet, and an appointment with a therapist.
What you can do: Dispose of your expired medications properly, until laws are in place that require someone else to do it.