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Is there a significant difference between Xhance vs generic (fluticasone propionate) nasal spray?

I'm trying to find out what the difference is between Xhance and Flonase, generic (fluticasone propionate) nasal spray. For those who don't know: Xhance is fluticasone propionate with a different ...
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Loperamide POM Medication

If you look at the following image from Pharmacy2u, this box of Loperamide Tablets is POM (See the POM in a rectangle on the left). Image from Pharmacy2u When you consider that this box of 2mg ...
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Why isn't Tylenol safe?

I've heard people say that Tylenol is safe but many of us think that its safe maybe because its easily available but, what are the risks associated with Tylenol (acetaminophen/paracetamol)?
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Taking pills A + B individually instead of 1 cold medication that has A + B + C + D, bad idea?

When you have cold symptoms and go the pharmacy, you have two categories of choices: Individual over-the-counter medications to treat specific symptoms, such as: Pain reliever/fever reducer (example:...
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What medications (whether prescription or OTC) or home-remedies are used for stool-softeners or laxatives (to counteract constipation)?

Because I have been dealing with a lot of physical pain, I have been taking a lot of pain medication, which has the common side of effect of constipation. Obviously, this leads to painful defecation ...
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How big is the risk of agranulocytosis when taking metamizole?

In some countries, metamizole is completely banned because of the risk of agranulocytosis. In other countries (like mine) it is available as a prescription drug and I hear in other countries it is ...
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Long term usage of loperamide to treat IBS

Is loperamide safe to use long term for the treatment of chronic diarrhea in IBS patients?