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Frequently Asked Questions about Drugs and Medications

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Learn answers to commonly asked questions about drug side effects, drug interactions, generic drugs, drugs costs, drugs used to treat common health conditions, and other drug-related questions.
  1. Drug Interactions FAQs
  2. Side Effects FAQS
  3. Generic Drugs FAQs
  1. Disease Specific FAQs
  2. Medication Costs FAQs
  3. Medication Basics FAQs

Drug Interactions FAQs

Drug interactions can change the way your medications act in your body, make your medications less effective or they can cause unexpected and potentially dangerous side effects.

Side Effects FAQS

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Some typical side effects include muscle pain, nausea, dizziness, and sexual dysfunction. These effects can happen when you start a new medication, decrease or increase the dose of a medication, or when you stop using a medication.

Generic Drugs FAQs

All drugs sold in the U.S., including brand name drugs and generic drugs, must work well and be safe. Generic drugs use the same active ingredients as their brand name counterparts and, therefore, have the same risks and benefits.

Disease Specific FAQs

Answers to questions about health problems and the specific medications used to manage them, including common disorders such as type 2 diabetes, asthma, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, and osteoporosis.

Medication Costs FAQs

Advice on how to save money on your prescription medications, from splitting your pills to managing your health benefits to buying medications online and in foreign countries.

Medication Basics FAQs

Medication basics: how medications work, how to read a prescription from your doctor, how to store and dispose of medications, and any other drug-related questions that concern you.

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