A medication is a licenced drug taken to cure or reduce symptoms of an illness or medical condition.Medications are generally divided into two groups -- over the counter (OTC) medications, which are available in pharmacies and supermarkets without special restrictions, and prescription only (POM), which must be prescribed by a physician. Most OTC medication is generally considered to be safe enough that most persons will not hurt themselves accidentally by taking it as instructed. ...

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Medications Articles

  • Medicines for People With Diabetes
    ... Instructions This resource is designed to be used with forms that you can print out and personalize to meet your individual needs. If you do not have a printer, you can contact the National Diabetes I...

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Pain Medications
... Pain treatments: non-prescription What are OTC pain medicines? Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are those that are available without a prescription from a doctor. Some examples of OTC pain relievers ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What You Need to Know About Taking Your Medications
... Tell your doctor: If you are allergic to any medications or have had an unusual reaction to any medication, food, or other substance If you are currently taking any other medications (including over-t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

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Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies for Diabetes
... The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, defines complementary and alternative medicine as a "group of diverse medical and health care...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

Medications Articles

  • Controlling Asthma
    ... by Ken Flieger Think of someone--a child or an adult--racked by uncontrolled coughing. With a heaving, distended chest, neck muscles straining, and eyes showing alarm verging on panic, the person can ...
  • Fertility Drugs As a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer
    ... In recent decades, an increasing number of women have been treated for infertility with drugs. The possibility that the use of fertility drugs may increase the risk of ovarian cancer has prompted rese...
  • Medications
    ... This booklet is designed to help mental health patients and their families understand how and why medications can be used as part of the treatment of mental health problems. It is important for you to...
  • Miracle Drugs vs. Superbugs
    ... Preserving The Usefulness Of Antibiotics by Tamar Nordenberg The historical scourge known as the bubonic plague killed up to one-third of Europe's population in the 1300s. But in modern times, it ...
  • Tamoxifen: Questions and Answers
    ... What is tamoxifen? Tamoxifen (Nolvadex®) is a medication in pill form that interferes with the activity of estrogen (a hormone). Tamoxifen has been used for more than 20 years to treat patients with a...
  • Tamoxifeno: preguntas y respuestas
    ... ¿Qué es el tamoxifeno? El tamoxifeno (Nolvadex®) es un medicamento en forma de píldora que interfiere con la actividad del estrógeno (una hormona). El tamoxifeno se ha utilizado por más de 20 años en ...
  • Tardive Dyskinesia Information Page
    ... Tardive dyskinesia is a neurological syndrome caused by the long-term use of neuroleptic drugs. Neuroleptic drugs are generally prescribed for psychiatric disorders, as well as for some gastrointestin...
  • The Healing Power of Placebos
    ... by Tamar Nordenberg One patient stands out in the memory of Stephen Straus, M.D., for her remarkable recovery, more than 10 years ago, from chronic fatigue syndrome. The woman, then in her 30s, was "v...

Resources

  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)
  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)