Consumer Health

Why Do I Need Folic Acid When I’m Taking Methotrexate?

If you’ve been prescribed methotrexate, then it’s very likely your doctor has also prescribed folic acid. You may be wondering why. Let’s talk about folic acid and why it is important to take while you are on methotrexate. What is methotrexate, and how does it work? Methotrexate (Rheumatrex) is in a class of medications called Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs). They are drugs that can slow down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis to keep you better for longer.

FDA Approves Nexletol, a New Kind of Cholesterol Medication – Here’s What You Need to Know

The FDA recently approved Nexletol, a new cholesterol medication that works differently from how any other cholesterol medication works. Statins have been and continue to be the go-to treatment choice for high cholesterol because of how well they work to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease and death. For some people, though, statins aren’t able to lower cholesterol enough, and another medication is prescribed on top of them. Nexletol is used for this purpose, and its approval gives providers a new tool in their toolbox. Let’s talk about what you should know about it.

Coffee, the Miracle Drink

Ahhh, coffee. That warm cup of joe in the morning is what millions of people around the world depend on to start their day. For many it might just be for the caffeine; for others like me, who really love it, we would drink it in the morning either way. We treat ourselves to a nice, hot, smooth cup and enjoy our vice even if it’s bad for you. Or… is it?In a complete flip from the past, recent studies have demonstrated that coffee has enormous potential health benefits. Some of the most interestin