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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.


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.

Oxycontin 101

According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, roughly 2.8 million people aged 12 or older had illegally used the prescription drug OxyContin at least once. Find out about this controversial drug.

What is OxyContin?

Oxycontin is a drug frequently referenced in the news. Just how dangerous is it?

Medications are put into the body in various ways. Why are some injected and others taken in pill form?

With prescription drugs advertised on TV all the time now, do you ever wonder how they come up with the names for new drugs?

How do antibiotics work?

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

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.

How to Identify Hydrocodone Withdrawal Symptoms

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.

What medicines aren’t safe for infants and toddlers?

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.

What do you need to know about NSAIDs?

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