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Your Health Condition and Your Medications

Most common chronic illnesses are treated with a combination of drugs and lifestyle changes. Learn about the medications that you can use to help you manage your condition, including new drugs and those currently being tested.
  1. Arthritis Medications (1)
  2. Asthma Medications (1)
  3. Depression Medications (2)
  4. Diabetes Medications (5)
  5. Hypertension Medications (1)
  6. Osteoporosis Medications (5)

Millions of Teens Abuse Prescription Medications
Drug use among teenagers is a significant problem. Prescription drugs are major source of experimentation. The number of young people who abuse prescription medications exceeds that of any illicit drug except marijuana.

When Do I Need Prescription-Strength Allergy Relief?
After an examination and questioning, your doctor can determine whether your difficulties do indeed stem from allergies; if so, your doctor can offer you one or more prescription drug options.

Can Medications Help Reduce Obesity?
Anti-obesity medications fall into one of two categories: appetite suppressants and lipase inhibitors. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of these medications before beginning a treatment regimen.

Over-the-Counter Heartburn Medications - What You Need to Know
There is a vast array of over-the-counter (OTC) medications that can be used to treat heartburn. Learn some tips on how to pick the one that is right for you.

When Do You Need Prescription Medication for Your Heartburn?
Most people (that is, about 90%) who have GERD improve with medication. The consequences of not treating GERD can include esophageal injury, leading to difficulty swallowing or even cancer.

Antibiotics for Respiratory Infections
You're sniffling and sneezing, and your eyes are teary. You feel achy and draggy and miserable. Should you go to the doctor and request an antibiotic?

Oral Medications to Treat Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or maintain an erection. Erectile dysfunction is most often treated with oral drugs. Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are oral drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or maintain an erection. ED is a common medical problem in men. ED may be caused by medications, diabetes, hypertension, depression and high cholesterol. Erectile dysfunction can be treated with oral drugs and other treatments.

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