Talk About Prescriptions

Last Editorial Review: 2/13/2003

Whether synthetic or natural (herbal), drugs are intended to act on the body. There always is a chance that they will produce effects that we do not want. Also, if two or more drugs are taken at the same time, there is a chance that one drug will interact with another drug in either a positive or negative way. This does not imply that the drugs are bad, but rather that they should be used carefully in order to reap the greatest benefit while minimizing unwanted side effects. Indeed, when used properly, most drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration do more good than harm.

For important information about how to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your medications, as well as information that is important to know about your prescriptions, please read the following articles:

  • What You Should Know About Your Drugs
  • Prescriptions...Complying With The Doctor's Orders
  • Drug Interactions - Questions for Your Doctor or Pharmacist
  • Making Sense of Over-The-Counter Products
  • Over-The-Counter Drugs - How To Read The Label
  • Herbs: Toxicities and Drug Interactions
  • Matching Drug Therapy to the Body Clock

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