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The History of Vaccines & How They Work

The History of Vaccines & How They Work

Vaccines have been a topic of debate for some good time now, and this has only increased with the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the controversy, vaccines are truly some of the greatest health advances in human history. The use of vaccines has allowed us to eliminate smallpox and suppress the wild poliovirus. Vaccines have also decreased the number of people who end up suffering from terrible, yet preventable illnesses like measles, diphtheria, and whooping cough. At Saenz Pharmacy, Read More...
Should I Try Melatonin For My Insomnia?

Should I Try Melatonin For My Insomnia?

When we suffer from insomnia and sleeping problems, many are quick to recommend melatonin. The name might sound daunting and sleeping medication has a bad reputation, but melatonin can normally be found in our body. Today your amicable McAllen pharmacists at Saenz Pharmacy will help give you a better understanding of melatonin and how it may help you get a restful night of sleep. An Overview of Melatonin Melatonin based sleep aids have been growing in popularity. As Read More...
Compounding 101: What You Should Know

Compounding 101: What You Should Know

Sometimes, healthcare providers need to prescribe medicine at strengths that are not manufactured by drug companies, or need to create products with a different method of ingestion. Pharmaceutical compounding provides a way for physicians and compounding pharmacists to customize a prescription to meet the specific needs of a patient. From combining multiple medications into a single convenient dosage for hospice patients to making children’s cough medicine flavored, compounding can help to make the medication-taking process much Read More...
National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

As the end of month grows near, it’s important to remember June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MAHM). Though migraines and headaches may seem trivial to many, MAHM has been observed since 2011 for good reason. The National Headache Foundation (NHF) wants to raise awareness of the prevalence of migraines throughout the nation; about 16 million people deal with undiagnosed migraines. This year, MHAM’s focus is on a new era for healthcare and how people Read More...
Hospital Care In The Comfort Of Your Home

Hospital Care In The Comfort Of Your Home

Sometimes, taking care of our health at home requires us to change our habits and environment, and that's okay.  Whether temporary or permanent, you may need equipment at home to properly recuperate or care for a loved one’s health condition. Today, your friendly McAllen pharmacists at Saenz Pharmacy will help you make the transition easier by discussing the importance of medical equipment and some of the most common pieces of equipment you may need at home. Medical Read More...