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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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Generic Drugs

About half of all prescriptions are filled with a generic equivalent of a brand-name drug. Generic drugs have the same active ingredients, safety and effectiveness as brand-name medications, but are they really just as good? And why are they so much cheaper than brand-name drugs?


Aspirin 101

 Aspirin 101

Aspirin and its relatives are used to relieve all kinds of ailments. Learn about the history and chemistry of aspirin, how aspirin works against pain and aspirin side effects. See more »

How to Identify Hydrocodone Withdrawal Symptoms

 How to Identify Hydrocodone Withdrawal Symptoms

Do you know how to identify hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms? Learn how to identify hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

What medicines aren’t safe for infants and toddlers?

 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. See more »

What do you need to know about NSAIDs?

 What do you need to know about NSAIDs?

Do you know the basics about NSAIDs? Find out the basics about NSAIDs in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Alpha Blocker-diuretic Combinations

Alpha blocker diuretic combinations are pharmacological agents. Learn more about alpha blocker diuretic combinations at Discovery Health. See more »

 Antacids

Looking for facts about GERD? Learn about antacids from Discovery Health. See more »

 Cytoprotective Barrier Agents

Learn about cytoprotective barrier agents, including possible side effects and drug interactions, in this article from Discovery Health. See more »

 H2 Blockers

Looking for facts about GERD? Learn about H2 blockers from Discovery Health. See more »