Medications

Adderall in Higher Education: Long-Term Effects on the Brain

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There has been a lot of chatter recently, both on iTriage and elsewhere, about the rate at which doctors are diagnosing and medicating ADHD. In today’s article, education specialist Valerie Harris takes a look at how the influx of attention-sharpening meds is impacting high school and college students, particularly when it comes to brain chemistry issues. Ms. Harris writes a ... Read More »

Eat This, Not That: Common Food-Drug Interactions

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Any time a food or drink changes the effects of a drug, this is called a food-drug interaction.  These food-drug interactions can occur with prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal products and dietary supplements. The most common interaction is caused by a particular food interfering with the way the body metabolizes a drug.  Enzymes metabolize drugs in your body and some ... Read More »