Using medicines

Save money on meds

With a multitude of OTC medicines available worldwide, patients and consumers are ideally positioned to invest in proactive lifestyle choices and responsible self-care.

How grapefruit can affect medications

Citrus fruits such as grapefruit, Seville oranges and limes are in the news for causing serious effects in combination with well-known medications. DietDoc takes a closer look.

Meds that cause extreme weight loss

There are medicines for serious medical conditions such as cancer, HIV and dementia, which suppress the appetite and can cause extreme weight loss and anorexia, writes DietDoc.

Medicine addiction

Many people are addicted to medicines - and it's often the over-the-counter medicines that can be bought without prescription.

How meds can affect your mouth

You're probably well aware of side effects that many medicines can cause. But how your meds affect your mouth is also important mouth health impacts overall body health.

Why we don't take our meds

Do you follow doctor’s orders? Over half of people on chronic meds take them incorrectly, or not at all, with serious consequences.

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