Archive for the ‘Allergies’ Category

Product Alert – Herbal Products With No Herbs

Posted by on February 11th, 2015

In a shocking investigation, the New York state attorney general’s office has found conclusive evidence that many herbal products on the shelves of GNS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Target contain NONE of the ingredient promised on the label. In one sample test batch, 24 products were analyzed, with ONLY 5 of the products containing the herbs or product advertised. All others had unrecognizable plant matter not matching the listed ingredients.

Even more shocking “Additionally, five of the 24 contained wheat and two contained beans without identifying them on the labels — both substances are known to cause allergic reactions in some people.” So not only do the products (sold with high profit margins) not contain any of the main ingredient listed on the packaging, but they also contain potential dangerous allergens that could cause serious health effects in people with sensitivities to beans and wheat.

All of the companies listed above have received cease-and-desist letters.

This goes well beyond a case of buyer beware. This incident is just the tip of the iceberg in showcasing the unfortunately lax regulations regarding the production and sales of “herbal” products that are not classified as medicine.

We would urge people who have been using these products to talk to their doctors about alternative products and to share any side effects from taking these medications that may have been caused if you are known to have an allergy to beans or wheat.

Be safe. Be well. Be careful.

The original article disclosing more details on the investigation and case can be viewed here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/03/gnc-target-wal-mart-walgreens-accused-of-selling-fake-herbals/


2012 Shaping Up to Be Worst Ever Spring Allergy Season.

Posted by on May 4th, 2012

If you’re suffering from seasonal allergies, every year probably feel like the WORST EVER allergy season on record because a runny nose combined with itchy watery eyes, and constant sneezing is no fun and makes it easy to complain. But guess what? For many of you around the United States in 2012, it’s not just you feeling sorry for yourself because a warm winter and other environmental factors are conspiring to actually make this year the worst ever year for season allergies!

Because of the sheer amount of pollen in the air, this year is seeing many people that don’t even usually suffer from springtime dealing with allergic reactions for the first time in their lives. For many, understanding the difference between a cold and allergies can be confusing because they have a lot of similar symptoms: runny nose, congestion, cough and generally feeling down and pretty awful.

Here are some other ways you tell the difference:
– allergies typically begin with itchy, watery eyes and/or a scratchy throat
– allergies do not cause fevers, colds do
– allergy symptoms will last as long as the person is exposed to the allergen; colds typically last 7 – 10 days and gradually get better during that time.

If you have those symptoms, it’s a good news, bad news sort of thing. The good news is ‘Hey, I don’t have cold!” but the bad news is “I’m going to have allergies for the next month!” More than 35 million American suffer from pollen allergies, according to the FDA . Every year, the United States spends $21 billion on health costs related to allergies.

CanadaDrugs.com, Canadian Pharmacy Online, can help you save off some of those health costs. Our current home page banner promotion is for prescription Nasonex, and we also carry all the most popular OTC antihistamine tablets and sprays for a full line of seasonal allergy relief. You can save 40%-80% off these products by ordering from us.

The Michigan Department of Community Health has some other tips for coping with spring allergies that along with taking medication can help make the next few month bearable:

  1. Keep the windows in your home closed, which prevents pollens from drifting in.
  2. Minimize morning activity when pollen levels are at their highest, between 5 and 10 a.m.
  3. Keep your car windows closed when driving.
  4. Stay indoors when the pollen count is reported to be high, and on windy days when pollen may be present in higher amounts in the air.
  5. Use a clothes dryer to machine dry bedding and clothing, instead of hanging clothes on a clothesline, which can cause laundry to become coated with pollen.

Fall Allergy Season is Here

Posted by on September 30th, 2011

Fall to many means back to school, crisp mornings, the fresh smell of fallen leaves on the ground, and the return of allergy season! This fall is reported to be bad season for fall allergies in many places around the United States due to a summer of plentiful rain, followed by warn temperatures, which created a perfect growing season for Ragweed.

Approximately 10 to 20 percent of the public is allergic to ragweed, the most common culprit in fall seasonal allergies, and thanks to global warming, studies are finding that ragweed season is lasting as much as 15 days longer in some regions of the country. Rain, which washes pollen out of the air and so is generally welcomed by ragweed allergy sufferers, leads to the proliferation of mold, another seasonal allergy trigger.

White Cockle, Mugwort, Curled Dock, Amaranth/Pigweed, Lamb’s Quarters and Russian Thistle all sound like they could be found in Harry Potter’s wizard book, but are also the names of common fall allergens found in various regions around the U.S.

50 Plus Magazine offered these quick tips to lower your risk of fall allergies in their latest issue:

Get tested. Colds and hay fever cause similar symptoms. The big difference, according to health experts, is a matter of duration. As a rule of thumb, if symptoms persist for several weeks, it’s likely an allergy. Your doctor can give you a skin test to confirm that you have allergies and find out which allergens you need to avoid.

Leave the outdoors outside. Minimize your exposure to allergens by closing your windows (including car windows) and using the air conditioner instead. At home, your window screens can not protect you from microscopic pollen and mould spores. Allergens also have the annoying habit of sticking to clothes, so shower and change immediately after outdoor activities, and avoid drying sheets or clothes outside. When possible, stay indoors between 5:00 and 10:00 A.M., when allergen levels are highest.

Don’t ignore the signs. Research suggests that allergic rhinitis causes inflammation of the lungs and sinuses and may lead to more serious respiratory problems such as sinusitis and asthma. Hay fever can also make sufferers more vulnerable to allergic eczema and food allergies.

Skip the humidifier. While adding moisture to the air can soothe cold symptoms, using a humidifier can worsen allergies by causing rooms to become moldy. Dust mites also thrive in moist air. Reduce humidity by running your air conditioner.

Treat symptoms with medications. Nasal symptoms are typically treated with an over-the-counter non drowsy oral antihistamine or a steroid nasal spray such as Nasonex or Flonase.

At Canada Drugs we always have low priced antihistamines and decongestants in both easy to use over-the-counter forms, as well as prescription products for those of you who suffer from more serious allergies. Contact us today to discuss how you can get a handle on fall allergies so you don’t have to miss the season.



Pollen and Mold Allergy Season is Here!

Posted by on June 3rd, 2011

Pollen and Mold Allergy Season is Here! Save with Canada Drugs.

It’s that time of year again when seasonal allergies take off. Sneezing, itchy watery eyes, runny nose, blocked-up sensation are just a few of the symptoms. Seasonal allergies are typically caused by pollen and mould spores in the air. If you have an allergy, your body sees the pollen as a foreign substance and sets off the immune system to defend itself. Allergies vary by season. By the start of June, it’s the trees that are causing the symptoms, such as alder, birch, oak, maple elm and poplar. In May, it was mostly the grasses that were the issue and July is the start of ragweed season around most of the northern United States.

At CanadaDrugs.com Canadian Pharmacy we offer a full assortment of Allegra allergy products at low discount prices to help you battle the sniffles, sneezes, and sore eyes of this time of year. Allegra is one of the most popular over-the-counter allergy medications for seasonal allergies. Allegra is used to temporarily relieve symptoms due to upper respiratory allergies or hay fever caused by both inside and outside allergens. Besides our current Allegra promotion running on our website, we also carry a wide assortment of other popular seasonal allergy medication, most will offer you savings of up to 50% off of what you are currently paying for the same product at your local pharmacy. These savings are found on Claritin, Clarinex, Xyzal, Zyrtec and generic equivalents that offer seasonal allergy sufferers even greater savings.

If you suffer from mould allergies, you are likely going to have an even worse time this season. As the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology points out, moulds are tiny fungi related to mushrooms but without stems, roots or leaves. Their spores float in the air like pollen. Outdoor mould spores begin to increase as temperatures rise in the spring and reach their peak in July in warmer areas and October in the colder areas. They can be found year-round in the U.S. South and on the West Coast. Moulds can be found almost anywhere, including soil, plants and rotting wood. The forecast for this summer around the U.S predicts a particular bad season for mould allergies. Besides having a supply of allergy medication to relive the symptoms of mould allergies it is recommended that you take these steps to reduce the severity of mould allergies over the summer: Keep your windows closed at night; use air conditioning, which cleans, cools and dries the air; stay indoors when the pollen or mould levels are reported to be high and don’t mow lawns or rake leaves because it stirs up pollen and moulds. These quick and easy solutions, and a supply of discount allergy medication from Canada Drugs should help make summer allergies a little more bearable.


With an Extra Long Allergy Season, Don’t Get Stuck Indoors!

Posted by on April 26th, 2011

Over 50 million Americans suffer with allergy symptoms, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. And due to rising temperatures, as said on gantdaily.com, we can expect allergy season this year to last 27 days longer than usual.

The long, harsh winter is finally over, but with changing season comes the onslaught of allergy season. This dreaded aspect of spring can begin as soon as the temperature warms up, and last until the first frost of fall happens, which as mentioned earlier may be postponed this year.

Allergic reactions occur, according to a CBC article, when an allergen enters the body of a person who is predisposed to allergies, and an immune reaction takes place that encourages the production of allergen-specific antibodies. Then, the next time that allergen comes in contact with that person, “mast cells release a slew of chemicals (histamines) that irritate and inflame the moist membranes lining the nose and produce the classic symptoms of an allergic reaction – scratchy throat, sneezing, itching and watery eyes.”

Across the internet, one of the most prominent pieces of advice to help beat this year’s allergy season is to find out what triggers your reaction and stay away from it. This translates into many people staying indoors throughout the spring and summer, which isn’t exactly an exciting prospect.

Why stay cooped up inside? We want you to enjoy the season without the irritating allergic reactions that accompany it. As of March 4, 2011, Allegra is available as an over-the-counter medication. Buy Allegra online today and fight the sniffles, sneezes, and sore eyes. At our Canadian Pharmacy, we offer free Standard Shipping worldwide, and a No-Hassle Return policy. Enjoy the sun, and get that breath of fresh air you’ve been craving.