Prescription Medicines

When you get a prescription medicine from a doctor, you likely know what the medicine is for, but do you know how it is going to work? Learn about common presc…

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  • Video: Safe Use of Opioids

    Opioids are common pain medicines that can be addictive and even deadly if misused. On average, 115 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. If you’re prescribed opioids, store them in their original packaging in a location where others can’t get to them

  • Acne | Isotretinoin

    Isotretinoin is a medicine used to treat very bad acne. It is usually used for cystic acne that did not…

  • How to Take HIV Medicines

    ighly active antiretroviral therapy helps you feel better by keeping your viral load low. The lower your viral load is,…

  • Oral Medicines for Diabetes

    Oral diabetes medicines are medicines that you take by mouth to help control your blood sugar level.

  • Insulin Therapy

    The goal of taking insulin is to keep your blood sugar level in a normal range as much as possible…

  • How to Stop Steroid Medicines Safely

    Steroids have strong anti-inflammatory effects, but come with side effects. Learn how to stop taking these medicines safely.

  • Chronic Pain Medicines

    Chronic pain medicines help treat lasting pain. Learn about common types of medicine, including side effects and how to take…

  • How to Get the Most From Your Medicine

    Medicines can help you feel better, but only if taken correctly. Follow these guidelines to get the most out of…

  • Drug Reactions

    Learn why you need to know about your medicines in order to help prevent adverse drug reactions.

  • Prescription Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medicines

    Prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are medicines you can take for pain relief.

  • Diethylstilbestrol

    Diethylstilbestrol is a man-made form of estrogen given to pregnant women from 1938 to 1971. It was found to increase…

  • Antihistamines

    Antihistamines are medicines used to help stop allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, and hives.

  • How to Safely Take Antidepressants

    There are many types of antidepressants. It is important to work with your doctor to find the one that is…

  • Prescription Weight-loss Medicines

    Prescription weight-loss medicines can help obese people lose weight in combination with a low-calorie diet and regular exercise.

  • Nasal Sprays: How to Use Them Correctly

    Nasal sprays are liquid medicines that you spray into your nose. Using nasal sprays the correct way can take some…

  • Digoxin: A Medicine for Heart Problems

    Digoxin is a medicine used to treat heart problems, including heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

  • High Blood Pressure Medicines

    It is important to treat high blood pressure. Medicines are one of the most common methods of treatment.

  • Methotrexate

    Methotrexate is a strong medicine used to treat different conditions. It can cause serious side effects, so it must be…

  • Naltrexone for Alcoholism

    Naltrexone is a medicine that can help people with alcoholism to stop drinking alcohol. It also helps people addicted to…

  • Cholesterol-lowering Medicines

    Several types of medicine are used to treat high cholesterol levels. Your doctor will decide which type of medicine is…

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