Fox Sports’ Dan Patrick has some good advice for the new generation of people looking to get off medication.
First of all, take the medicine.
You don’t need a prescription for the herb.
If you’re on a generic drug, take it by mouth and use the bottle for up to six months.
If there’s any lingering infection or irritation, you can use the barberry oil to help flush it away.
Second, take a few minutes a day to breathe deeply.
If your doctor tells you to, it’s probably not good advice.
You’ll likely feel a bit woozy for a couple of days, and then you’ll probably need to take the medication again.
Third, don’t take it if you’re pregnant.
A study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry showed that barberry-derived drugs do not protect against birth defects.
If pregnancy is your main concern, you should talk to your doctor.
Fourth, don’st take it without talking to your healthcare provider.
They might know something you don’t.
Fifth, be careful with how much you eat.
The barberry extracts can cause an upset stomach if you take too much.
Sixth, remember to take your medicine exactly as prescribed.
The drug works like a pill, and it won’t work if you eat anything besides a meal.