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Medicines can treat diseases and improve your health. If you are like most people, you need to take medicine at some point in your life. You may need to take medicine every day, or you may only need to take medicine once in a while. Either …

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(4 days ago) Find information on health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language on MedlinePlus, the up-to-date, trusted health information site from the NIH and the National Library of Medicine.

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Medicines and Children: MedlinePlus

(9 days ago) The drug labels for prescription medicines have a section on "Pediatric Use." It says whether the medicine has been studied for its effects on children. It also tells you which age groups were studied. Some over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, like those that treat fever and pain, have been studied for effectiveness, safety, or dosing in children.

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Over-the-Counter Medicines: MedlinePlus

(2 days ago) The medicine you are taking could interact with other medicines, supplements, foods, or drinks; Some medicines are not right for people with certain medical conditions. For example, people with high blood pressure should not take certain decongestants.

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Doctor of medicine profession (MD): MedlinePlus Medical

(7 days ago) Medicine was the first of the professions to require licensing. State laws on medical licensing outlined the "diagnosis" and "treatment" of human conditions in medicine. Any individual who wanted to diagnose or treat as part of the profession could be charged with "practicing medicine without a license."

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Herbal Medicine: MedlinePlus

(3 days ago) An herb is a plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor, or therapeutic properties. Herbal medicines are one type of dietary supplement. They are sold as tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts, and fresh or dried plants. People use herbal medicines to try to maintain or improve their health. Many people believe that products labeled

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Drugs, Herbs and Supplements: MedlinePlus

(4 days ago) Learn about the side effects, dosages, and interactions of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, herbs, and supplements.

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Medicine safety and children: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

(9 days ago) Adult medicine may be harmful to your child. Read the directions. Check how much to give and how often you can give the medicine. If you are not sure what the dose is, call your child's health care provider. Turn on the lights and measure medicine carefully. Measure the medicine carefully with a syringe, medicine spoon, dropper, or cup.

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Drugs beginning with L: MedlinePlus Drug Information

(5 days ago) U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health Page last updated: 23 June 2021

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Taking multiple medicines safely: MedlinePlus Medical

(9 days ago) Taking certain medicines can also increase the risk for falls. You are at higher risk for drug interactions. An interaction is when one medicine affects how another medicine works. For example, taken together, one medicine may make the other medicine stronger. Medicines can also interact with alcohol and even some foods.

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Dicyclomine: MedlinePlus Drug Information

(Just Now) Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Dicyclomine is in a class of medications called anticholinergics. It relieves muscle spasms in the gastrointestinal tract by blocking the activity of a certain natural substance in the body.

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Health Topics: MedlinePlus

(1 days ago) Health Topics. Read about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 1000 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues. MedlinePlus health topics are regularly reviewed, and links are updated daily.

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Taking medicine at home

(9 days ago) Set the alarm on your clock, computer, or phone for your medicine times. Create a buddy system with a friend. Arrange to make phone calls to remind each other to take medicine. Have a family member stop by or call to help you remember. Make a medicine chart. List each medicine and the time that you take the medicine.

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Medicine safety during your hospital stay: MedlinePlus

(9 days ago) Medicine safety requires that you get the right medicine, the right dose, at the right times. During your hospital stay, your health care team needs to follow many steps to make sure this happens.

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Diabetes Medicine Insulin MedlinePlus

(6 days ago) A combination medicine is a pill than contains more than one type of diabetes medicine. Some people with type 2 diabetes take both pills and insulin. Even if you don't usually take insulin, you may need it at special times, such as during pregnancy or if you are in the hospital.

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Drugs beginning with W: MedlinePlus Drug Information

(5 days ago) U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health Page last updated: 23 June 2021

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Medicines for osteoporosis: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

(9 days ago) This medicine: Is given as an injection every 6 months. May increase bone density more than bisphosphonates. Is generally not a first-line treatment. May not be a good choice for people who have weak immune systems or who take medicines that affect the immune system. Teriparatide (Forteo) is a bio-engineered form of parathyroid hormone. This

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Pregnancy and Medicines: MedlinePlus

(Just Now) Not using medicine that you need may be more harmful to you and your baby than using the medicine. For example, many pregnant women take prescription medicines for health problems like diabetes, asthma, seizures, and heartburn. The decision about whether or not to take a medicine depends on the risks and benefits.

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Cold and Cough Medicines: MedlinePlus

(Just Now) There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - unclog a stuffy nose. Cough suppressants - quiet a cough. Expectorants - loosen mucus so you can cough it up. Antihistamines - stop runny noses and sneezing. Pain relievers - ease fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains.

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Drugs beginning with C: MedlinePlus Drug Information

(5 days ago) U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health Page last updated: 23 June 2021

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Drug Reactions: MedlinePlus

(2 days ago) Most are mild, such as a stomach aches or drowsiness, and go away after you stop taking the drug. Others can be more serious. Drug allergies are another type of reaction. They can be mild or life-threatening. Skin reactions, such as hives and rashes, are the most common type. Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, is more rare.

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Talc Intrapleural: MedlinePlus Drug Information

(Just Now) How should this medicine be used? Talc comes as a powder to be mixed with liquid and placed in the chest cavity through a chest tube (plastic tube that is placed in the chest cavity through a cut in the skin), and as an aerosol to be sprayed through a tube into the chest cavity during surgery. Talc is given by a doctor in a hospital.

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Meprobamate: MedlinePlus Drug Information

(Just Now) Meprobamate is used to treat anxiety disorders or for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety in adults and children 6 years of age and older. Meprobamate is in a class of medications called tranquilizers. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow for relaxation.

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Imiquimod Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information

(Just Now) Imiquimod cream is also used to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer) on the trunk, neck, arms, hands, legs, or feet and warts on the skin of the genital and anal areas. Imiquimod is in a class of medications called immune response modifiers. It treats genital and anal warts by increasing the activity of the body's

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Complementary and Integrative Medicine: MedlinePlus

(4 days ago) Complementary medicine is used together with mainstream medical care. An example is using acupuncture to help with side effects of cancer treatment. When health care providers and facilities offer both types of care, it is called integrative medicine. Alternative medicine is used instead of mainstream medical care.

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Pain Relievers: MedlinePlus

(2 days ago) Aspirin, naproxen (Aleve), and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) are examples of OTC NSAIDs. If OTC medicines don't relieve your pain, your doctor may prescribe something stronger. Many NSAIDs are also available at higher prescription doses. The most powerful pain relievers are opioids. They are very effective, but they can sometimes have serious side

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What are some potential benefits of precision medicine and

(3 days ago) Precision medicine holds promise for improving many aspects of health and healthcare. Some of these benefits will be apparent soon, as the All of Us Research Program continues and new tools and approaches for managing data are developed. Other benefits will result from long-term research in precision medicine and may not be realized for years.

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What is precision medicine

(6 days ago) From Genetics Home Reference. Learn more. According to the Precision Medicine Initiative, precision medicine is "an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person." This approach will allow doctors and researchers to predict more

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Cholesterol

(9 days ago) Statins reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other related problems. They do this by lowering your LDL (bad) cholesterol. Most of the time you will need to take this medicine for the rest of your life. In some cases, changing your lifestyle and losing extra weight may allow you to stop taking this medicine.

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Doctor of osteopathic medicine: MedlinePlus Medical

(7 days ago) A doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) is a physician licensed to practice medicine, perform surgery, and prescribe medicine. Information Like all allopathic physicians (or MDs), osteopathic physicians complete 4 years of medical school and can choose to practice in any specialty of medicine.

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CREST syndrome: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia Image

(9 days ago) The symptoms involved in CREST syndrome are associated with the generalized form of the disease Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). CREST is an acronym for the clinical features that are seen in a patient with this disease. The "C" stands for calcinosis, where calcium deposits form under the skin on the fingers or other areas of the body.

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HIV/AIDS Medicines HIV Cure HIV Treatment MedlinePlus

(5 days ago) Some HIV/AIDS medicines interfere with HIV's ability to infect CD4 immune system cells: CCR5 antagonists and post-attachment inhibitors block different molecules on the CD4 cells. To infect a cell, HIV has to bind to two types of molecules on the cell's surface. Blocking either of these molecules prevents HIV from entering the cells.

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Drugs beginning with T: MedlinePlus Drug Information

(5 days ago) U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health Page last updated: 23 June 2021

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Cholesterol Medicines: MedlinePlus

(9 days ago) Your health care provider may prescribe medicine if: You have already had a heart attack or stroke, or you have peripheral arterial disease; Your LDL (bad) cholesterol level is 190 mg/dL or higher; You are 40-75 years old, you have diabetes, and your LDL cholesterol level is 70 mg/dL or higher

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Blood Pressure Medicines MedlinePlus

(1 days ago) Blood pressure medicines work in different ways to lower blood pressure. Some remove extra fluid and salt from the body. Others slow down the heartbeat or relax and widen blood vessels. Often, two or more medicines work better than one. NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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What is the difference between precision medicine and

(9 days ago) The Council therefore preferred the term "precision medicine" to "personalized medicine." However, some people still use the two terms interchangeably. Pharmacogenomics is a part of precision medicine. Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to particular drugs.

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Corns and calluses: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

(7 days ago) Corns and calluses are caused by pressure or friction on skin. A corn is thickened skin on the top or side of a toe. Most of the time it is caused by bad-fitting shoes. A callus is thickened skin on your hands or the soles of your feet. The thickening of the skin is a protective reaction. For example, farmers and rowers get calluses on their

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What are some of the challenges facing precision medicine

(6 days ago) Precision medicine is a young and growing field. Many of the technologies that will be needed to meet the goals of the Precision Medicine Initiative are in the …

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Liquid medication administration: MedlinePlus Medical

(7 days ago) If the medicine comes in suspension form, shake well before using. DO NOT use flatware spoons used for eating for giving medicine. They are not all the same size. For example, a flatware teaspoon could be as small as one half teaspoon (2.5 mL) or as large as 2 teaspoons (10 mL). Measuring spoons used for cooking are accurate, but they spill easily.

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