Epogen Treats Anemia Due to Other Medications – Overview

Epogen, the brand name form of epoetin alfa, is a prescription medication used to treat anemia due to the effects disease or other medications. Epogen belongs to a group of drugs called erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, which help increase the amount of red blood cells in the body. This medication comes in injectable form to be given into a or […]

Crestor a Prescription Medication Used to Treat High Cholesterol Levels – Overview

Crestor, the brand-name form of rosuvastatin, is a prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol levels and to prevent heart disease. Crestor belongs to a group of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, also known as statins. Statins help to lower cholesterol levels in the body. This medication comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth once a […]

Why To Take Your Medication: Learn from a Physician

We often talk about diabetes as a lifestyle disease and when most people say that they think of food and physical activity but actually the most important lifestyle component of diabetes is taking medications that have already been prescribed. Before people have diabetes when they have pre-diabetes we have found that improving their fitness, changing their diet can […]

Taking Medications Correctly – Medication Adherence (October 2015)

CAPT Chew: Medication adherence, or taking medications correctly, is generally defined as the extent to which patients take medication as prescribed by their health care provider. This involves factors such as getting prescriptions filled, remembering to take medication on time, and understanding the directions. Hi, I’m Captain Catherine Chew and this is Drug Info Rounds, brought to you […]

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