Unused prescriptions can be donated to a local doctors' officer, through foundations like the Star Fish Project and the Afya Foundation. Organizations like Givemedicines.org are also valid options for donating unused medication.
States have varying laws regarding donating prescription medications, and these laws should be checked before donating. Some states allow donations of certain medications or medications donated only by specific groups, such as nursing homes. Other states do not allow any medication donations.
When local donations are not an option, there are organizations that send unused prescriptions to countries that do not have medical care. These organizations can be found online and are often in need of antibiotics, HIV and AIDS medications.Learn More
According to the Breastfeeding Resource Center, using over-the-counter or prescribed allergy medications while breastfeeding is considered safe for the baby. Breastfeeding mothers who are concerned about a decrease in supply should avoid allergy medications that contain psuedoephedrine such as Claritin-D, Allegra-D and Zyrtec-D.Full Answer >
Over-the-counter medications that contain alpha-D-galactosidase can reduce bloating, according to WebMD. Alpha-D-galactosidase is a natural enzyme that dissolves carbohydrates that are difficult to digest. Medications that contain simethicone can also reduce excess gas, which, in turn, reduces bloating.Full Answer >
Integrative medicine is defined as a medical approach that emphasizes a combination of conventional and alternative techniques to treat biological, psychological, social and spiritual health and illness, according to the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. This approach focuses on the whole person and the patient's relationship with his doctor.Full Answer >
Iterax is a first-generation antihistamine that is used to treat allergies and anxiety. Due to its sedative effects, it is sometimes used to pre-medicate patients prior to surgery. Its main ingredient is hydroxyzine diHCl.Full Answer >