Medications and Prescriptions

Medications and prescriptions

Get the facts about your medications

What are the side effects of that drug? Is there a generic version available? What does the latest research say about treatments for my condition? Find answers to a variety of questions related to over-the-counter and prescription medications so you can better manage how you treat your illness or health condition.

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Taking your medicine

For your prescriptions to work well, you need to take them just like the doctor ordered. Here are some tips to help you stay on track.

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Drug Dictionary

Drug dictionary

Easily find information about the medicines you take by searching their names or the conditions they treat.

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Drug Interactions

Drug interactions

Learn about drug interactions and how they happen so you can prevent them.

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Foods and drugs interaction

Food and drug interactions

Interactions between food and medicines can be serious. This is true for both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

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Care giver assisting with medications

Avoiding risky medications

Some medicines can be dangerous for people who are 65 years of age or older. Know which ones to look out for.

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Understanding drug dosage

Prescription safety tips

Safety is crucial when it comes to presciptions. Get some pointers on making sure you put safety first.

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Prescription drugs

Using medications wisely

It's important to know as much as you can about the drugs you take so that you can help prevent medication errors.

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