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.


An antibiotic selectively kills bacteria, but not the cells in your body. How do these mighty meds work their magic?

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.

If you stop taking hydrocodone too abruptly or decrease your dosage too rapidly, you may start having withdrawal symptoms. Learn how to identify hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms from this article.

Besides being careful about the medications you give your baby directly, be aware that harmful medications get passed on to a baby via breast milk, as well. Learn more about what medications aren’t safe for infants and toddlers from this article.

NSAIDs are drugs that are used to reduce pain and inflammation. Learn the basics about NSAIDs in this article.

Alpha blocker diuretic combinations are pharmacological agents used to combat cancerous tissues. Learn more about alpha blocker diuretic combinations and why they are used to treat cancers of the body.

Your doctor may recommend an antacid to help with GERD symptoms. Learn about antacids and how they can help with GERD.

Learn about cytoprotective barrier agents, including possible side effects and drug interactions, in this article.

Learn about H2 blockers in this article.