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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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How long does it take gut flora to recover from antibiotics?

Your gut flora gets a little out of whack when you take antibiotics. Find out how long it takes for your stomach to recover from antibiotics. See more »

Is there a link between antibiotics and obesity?

Are antibiotics linked to obesity? Learn about the latest research regarding antibiotics and obesity at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do antibiotics make you sensitive to the sun?

Sun sensitivity is a common side effect of antibiotics. Find out why antibiotics make you sensitive to the sun at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do some antibiotics make your stomach upset?

Antibiotics can make your stomach upset while they cure an infection. Learn which antibiotics are most likely to upset your stomach at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What are broad-spectrum antibiotics?

Broad-spectrum antibiotics can help treat an illness quickly if time is of the essence. Learn about the pros and cons of broad-spectrum antibiotics. See more »

What happens if you miss a dose of antibiotics?

If you miss a dose of antibiotics, will it interfere with your treatment? Learn about antibiotic doses at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do antibiotics interact with dairy?

Some medications are high-maintenance about what foods you pair them with. And milk can be one of them. See more »

Should you take antibiotics and probiotics at the same time?

Some antibiotics are a little too good at cleansing your system. You might go to the bathroom a lot if you're on an antibiotic. Can probiotics help? See more »

Is mixing antibiotics dangerous?

A study found that use two antibiotics decreased their effectiveness much more than using just one. Find out why. See more »

Can you take ibuprofen with antibiotics?

Is taking ibuprofen with antibiotics safe? Mixing medications can be tricky. Read on to learn about ibuprofen and antibiotics. See more »