Christie Bilbo, a single mother in Louisburg, Mo., has multiple sclerosis and takes numerous medications. "I registered all my medicines on iGuard, and to my surprise I got an alert about a possible adverse interaction that neither my doctor nor my pharmacist were aware of," she says. "I was surprised at how easily iGuard works -when I get a safety alert from iGuard, I know it's important and pertinent to my medications and me."
"The big concern is the number of potential adverse drug interactions - especially when people receive prescriptions from multiple physicians, and take supplements," said medical author and journalist, Kevin Soden, M.D., M.Ph.
"The public is clearly hungry for information about the drugs that are being prescribed for them and what kind of side effects or adverse drug interactions these drugs may have; they want to be kept informed as knowledge evolves. iGuard provides patient-driven service that offers timely, accurate and personalized drug safety information for patients and their physicians."
iGuard.org, headquartered in Princeton, N.J., is a free and secure
source of information for registered users who want to get informed, stay
informed and share feedback about their medications. It has received
critical support from patient advocacy groups concerned by the large number
of patients affected by serious, preventable adverse drug interactions. It
offers balanced and timely content to help patients manage their healthcare
for themselves or loved ones. Registration is free online at iGuard.org.
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