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Karen Berger, Pharm.D.

Medical Writer and Reviewer Member of the SingleCare Medical Board
Karen Berger, Pharm.D., graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She has 18 years of experience in retail pharmacy, in both chain and independent. Dr. Berger also has several years of experience in medical/pharmacy writing and consulting for a variety of publications, including Pharmacy Times, Drug Topics, and Doximity. She lives in northern New Jersey, where she works at an independent pharmacy.
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FDA approves Aduhelm treat Alzheimer’s dementia
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FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug

It’s the first new medication for this condition since 2003
What happens when you mix Topamax and alcohol?
Drug Info

Do Topamax and alcohol mix?

If you’re wanting to imbibe after taking your migraine medicine, here’s what you should know
FDA approves Wegovy injectable for weight loss
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FDA approves Wegovy for weight loss

Wegovy (semaglutide 2.4 mg) is the first drug of this type made available since 2014
SGLT2 inhibitors: Uses, common brands, and safety information
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SGLT2 inhibitors: Uses, common brands, and safety information

In addition to lowering glucose, clinical trials show patients taking an SGLT2 inhibitor can have a risk reduction in heart-related deaths
Benzonatate side effects and how to avoid them
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Benzonatate side effects and how to avoid them

Benzonatate relives symptomatic and chronic cough in adults and children 10 years and older. It is also used off-label as an anesthetic in the mouth and throat before intubation or an endoscopy.
Valsartan side effects and how to avoid them
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Valsartan side effects and how to avoid them

Valsartan is often used with other blood pressure or heart drugs, so it’s important to review side effects, cautions, and drug interactions before taking this medication
Bronchodilators: Uses, common brands, and safety information
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Bronchodilators: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Bronchodilators treat and prevent asthma and COPD symptoms
Cephalosporins: Uses, common brands, and safety information
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Cephalosporins: Uses, common brands, and safety information

Cephalosporin antibiotics treat bacterial infections such as otitis media, strep throat, UTIs, and more
What happens when you mix Zoloft and alcohol?
Drug Info

Can you mix alcohol and Zoloft?

Learn why drinking and SSRIs can be a dangerous combination
Cephalexin dosage, forms, and strengths
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Cephalexin dosage, forms, and strengths

Cephalexin is an antibiotic that treats bacterial infections. Learn what conditions it treats, and the recommended dosages.
Cephalexin side effects and how to avoid them
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Cephalexin side effects and how to avoid them

Cephalexin treats bacterial infections such as strep throat, respiratory tract, middle ear, UI, and skin infections