Monthly Archives: February 2017

How long are antibiotics good for past the expiration date?

How Long Are Antibiotics Good For Past the Expiration Date?


Let’s face it, prescriptions can be expensive. That’s why it’s understandable why anyone would be reluctant to toss medications if they’re past the expiration date. So, the question is: how long are antibiotics good for? And can you take expired antibiotics? Keep reading to find out.

What Does the Expiration Date Represent?

Like food and beverage products, prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs have expiration dates. Unlike food and beverage products, … Read the rest »

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Aleve vs Ibuprofen: What Are the Differences?


Aleve vs Ibuprofen. What exactly is the difference between these two temporary pain relief drugs? Keep reading to find out about their differences and similarities.

Aleve vs Ibuprofen: What Are They, Exactly?

Aleve is a temporary pain relief brand name drug which has naproxen as its active ingredient. Ibuprofen is the active ingredient in over-the-counter temporary relief drugs like Advil and Motrin.

While the active ingredients for Aleve vs Advil … Read the rest »

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For How Long does the Shingles Vaccine Last?


What is shingles? Who can get it? And for how long does the shingles vaccine last? You have questions, we have answers. Keep reading below!

What is Shingles?

Shingles is a viral infection of a nerve and the area of skin connected to that nerve. It’s caused by the varicella-zoster virus which is the same virus that causes chickenpox.

Common symptoms of shingles include severe pain and a red rash … Read the rest »

How to avoid bpa

How to Avoid BPA for a Healthier You!


You’ve likely heard about the negative health effects associated with Bisphenol-A, commonly known as BPA. Did you also know that you can find it practically everywhere? So, how do you limit exposure to this harmful chemical? Keep reading for our tips on how to avoid BPA on a daily basis!

But First, What is BPA Exactly?

BPA is a chemical that is often used in plastic food containers. Most food … Read the rest »