Side Effects of Medical Cannabis

The adverse effects of medical cannabis are within the range tolerated for other medications. Side effects of Medical Cannabis need to be considered.

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Entourage Effect of Medical Cannabis

Cannabis (Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis) is known to contain hundreds of physiologically active compounds.

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Benefits of Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis, have demonstrated therapeutic effects in a broad range of conditions due to the widespread distribution of cannabinoid receptors.

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Kratom

I was recently approached by one my patients about using Kratom. There is a documentary from 2018 that has given Kratom more attention recently. If you live in the St. Louis area you may have also noticed some new CBD Kratom stores opening up. In addition to CBD, I didn’t learn about this plant in […]

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Put A (Vaginal) Ring On It! Reusable Contraceptive Vaginal Rings

There is a new development with vaginal ring contraceptives that may be a good option for some patients. The contraceptive vaginal ring that is already on the market provides the convenience of three-week dosing. The ring needs to be replaced monthly. There is now a new reusable contraceptive ring that contains segesterone acetate and ethinyl […]

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Is your Over-the-Counter Dietary Supplements Guilty of Adultery?

Although it is not new information that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplements there is recent evidence that consumers should be cautious when purchasing these products. So it turns out that there are many over-the-counter dietary supplements have been found to contain active pharmaceuticals not identified on the label. […]

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Beetle Juice Beetle Juice Beetle…

If you have warts and need treatment I may be able to help. I recently had a patient that didn’t have success treating their wart with over-the-counter topical salicylic acid. Topical salicylic acid is a good place for most people to start. Most people don’t have serious side effects and find the application relatively easy. […]

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Probiotics are Not a Cure-All

Probiotics are very popular now and seem to be everywhere. There are also many claims out about what probiotics can and cannot be used for. (Check out the skinny on probiotics here.) I think using probiotics are great for many things, however, I also advocate for their appropriate use. One current controversial use of probiotics […]

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New Flu Drug, Just in time for Flu Season!

FDA approves new single dose oral flu medication. Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) A couple of days ago the FDA announced the approval of a new medication to treat influenza. The drug is being sold under the brand name Xofluza (pronuced “Xoh-Flu-Zah) by the drug manufacturer Genentech. It should be available in pharmacies in the next few […]

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