Prescription and over the counter medications can help treat many medical conditions. Much of the information available is very scientific and technical in nature, which can be confusing for consumers. Find information on prescription and over the counter drugs in language that is easy to read and understand. Learn the side effects and common side effects of many drugs on the market. Learn how popular over the counter drugs work and how they were discovered.
To the uninformed consumer, a "natural" supplement may seem like a better option than pharmaceutical drugs they think may be too expensive or too strong. Learn the difference between a drug and a supplement, and make the best choice for you.
Reports state that patients are often prescribed antibiotics for conditions that do not warrant their use. The more that antibiotics are overused or mis-prescribed, the more likely it is that patients will build up bacterial resistance to their effects...
In many parts of the world antibiotic resistance has reached unprecedented levels as bacterial infections are able to outwit the drugs we throw at them, even some of the latest ones. But that does not mean that it's game over as medicine has a number...
Radiotherapy usually involves external irradiation of the patient with a precisely controlled X-ray source. It is used for both treatment and palliative therapy of cancer sufferers. This article looks at what a tumor is and how radiation can be used to...
Estropipate is the generic form of the brand Ogen. It is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of menopause, but has also been shown to reduce hip fractures by 25 percent. Estropipate was approved by the FDA in June 1977.
Nalbuphine hydrochloride is an opioid analgesic, and like other drugs in this class, it has a wide range of side effects and precautions. Read about specific contraindications of nalbuphine hydrochloride.
By Elizabeth Engel
May 24, 2011
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