MEDICATIONS

There are medications for just about anything, whether it's a headache or something more serious. Get informed about prescription and over-the-counter drugs and medicine.
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Commonly Confused Medications

Some medications have similar names, but are used for very different purposes. Check out the list that we have gathered for you here.

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  • 10 Types of Heart Drugs

    10 Types of Heart Drugs

    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of people in the United States. A diagnosis of heart disease doesn't spell out certain doom, however. Exercise and a healthy diet are one way to fight it, and fortunately, nowdays there are many safe and effective drug treatments as well. See more »

  • 5 Realities of a Post-antibiotic World

    5 Realities of a Post-antibiotic World

    You know how bad guys never die in horror movies? Bacteria are rapidly becoming like that. So how do we wipe out bacteria and the resulting infections without antibiotics? See more »

  • Are we still discovering new antibiotics?

    Are we still discovering new antibiotics?

    A crisis requires immediate and decisive action. But in the case of finding new antibiotics to combat resistant strains of bacteria, there's been little progress. Let's find out why. See more »

  • Aspirin 101

    Aspirin 101

    Feel a bit of a headache coming on? Muscle aches from yesterday's workout too distracting? Arthritis making that knitting project a pain? Discover how aspirin and other analgesics dull the pain and find out what else they're good for. See more »

  • Can antibiotics damage your eyes?

    Can antibiotics damage your eyes?

    Some antibiotics cause red, itchy or dry eyes (or all three), but the majority of infection-killers aren't known for their vision side effects. There is one big exception, however, and doctors prescribe these drugs far more often than they should. See more »

  • Can Tamiflu cause psychiatric side effects?

    Can Tamiflu cause psychiatric side effects?

    Following more than 200 reports of strange behavior in minors taking Tamiflu, including 15 deaths, the FDA has made an addition to the drug's warning label. See more »

  • Can you take ibuprofen with antibiotics?

    Can you take ibuprofen with antibiotics?

    Mixing medications is always tricky – the last thing you want is a cocktail of side effects that makes you feel sick. But fear not! There's really only one class of antibiotics to watch out for when it comes to adding pain relief. See more »

  • Cipro Overview

    Cipro Overview

    The threat of anthrax as a biological weapon has become a real concern for everyone. Ciprofloxacin is a drug used to treat people exposed to anthrax. Learn how this medicine works against the anthrax bacteria. See more »

  • Cymbalta: What You Need to Know

    Cymbalta: What You Need to Know

    Depression is tough. It affects your mood, your relationships -- and your body. For some people, depression is also a source of physical pain. That's where Cymbalta comes in. See more »

  • Diet Pills: What You Need to Know

    Diet Pills: What You Need to Know

    Lose 30 pounds in 30 days with no diet or exercise! Sound too good to be true? It is: Most diet-pill promises have no real scientific backing. Learn the truth about diet drugs and what they can really deliver. See more »

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