This document answers pharmacist related questions about medications. Topics cover medicines storage, expiration date on prescription medication, prescription medicine dosage, and more.
Review Date: February 07, 2011
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Medicines used to treat attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are called psychostimulants. This document discusses ADHD medications, possible side affects, and how medications need to be taken.
Review Date: February 15, 2011
American Academy of Family Physicians
These summaries provide consumer-friendly information about certain drugs that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer.
Review Date: February 27, 2013
NIH National Cancer Institute
Many herbal supplements can interact with medications to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other conditions. Some interactions can be dangerous. This document lists common herbal supplements, foods and vitamins that can interact with heart disease medications.
Review Date: February 11, 2013
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
It's not possible to make a one-size-fits-all rule about when to begin taking medication. This is a decision for your doctor to make, considering your age, body mass index, activity level, other risk factors and blood pressure readings taken over time.
Review Date: February 01, 2011
American Heart Association
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.
Review Date: February 13, 2013
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Learn about prescription drug abuse and dangerous health consequences when used incorrectly or by someone other than for whom they were intended.
Review Date: March 01, 2011
NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA
Read this booklet for practical tips to make sure you are taking all your medicines the right way. Hear how other older adults practice medicine safety. Share this booklet with your family and friends.
Review Date: March 13, 2013
NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center
This article explains medicines to children including how they work to make children feel better, and how doctors know which medicines to prescribe for kids' illnesses.
Review Date: February 18, 2013
The Nemours Foundation