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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The Pros and Cons of Placebos

What are the pros and cons of placebos? Check out what we have gathered for you in this article about placebos and their positive and negative effects on you.

What are the best over-the-counter remedies for a hangover?

If you imbibed a little too much and still have to go to work the next morning, what solutions does your local drugstore offer?

An Aspirin a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Can the old saying, an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away, be really true? Learn more about aspirin and why it is prescribed to prevent or manage an ailment.

Aspirin: A Bitter Pill

If you suffer from headaches, heart disease, rheumatism, or cancer, aspirin could help alleviate your pain. Check out the history and common uses of aspirin.

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.

Medications Used to Treat High Blood Pressure

There are many types of medications used to treat high blood pressure. Learn more about what drugs are available.

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?

Why can some medicines be taken as pills, while other medicines have to be injected with a needle?

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

Where do the names for prescription drugs come from?

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.

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.

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.

Alpha Blocker-diuretic Combinations

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.

Antacids

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

Cytoprotective Barrier Agents

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

H2 Blockers

Learn about H2 blockers in this article.


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