Prescription Drugs

Your Pharmacist: Frequently Asked Questions

This document answers pharmacist related questions about medications. Topics cover medicines storage, expiration date on prescription medication, prescription medicine dosage, and more.

Review Date: Monday, February 07, 2011

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

A to Z List of Cancer Drugs

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: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

ADHD Treatment

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: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Alzheimer's Disease Medications Fact Sheet

Medications called cholinesterase inhibitors are prescribed for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. These drugs may help delay or prevent symptoms from becoming worse for a limited time and may help control some behavioral symptoms.

Review Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NIH Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, National Institute on Aging

Commonly Abused Drugs

This page provides a brief look at some prescription medications and other drugs that have the potential for abuse and addiction.

Review Date: Friday, August 28, 2015

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA


Learn about drugs, vitamins, and herbs, and how the drugs you take compare with others. Check interactions between two or more drugs and get detailed information regarding potentially harmful drug interactions.

Review Date: Monday, December 01, 2014

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Search this catalog of FDA approved drug products for information on approved and tentatively approved prescription, generic, over-the-counter, and discontinued drugs. Drug Approval Reports are also provided.

Review Date: Thursday, December 20, 2012

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Herbal Supplements May Not Mix with Heart Medicines

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: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

How to Administer Medications

This site provides graphical illustrations on how to safely administer eye, ear, and nose drops, inhalers, and suppositories.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Managing Prescription Treatments: High Blood Pressure

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: Tuesday, February 01, 2011

American Heart Association

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

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: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

PEERx: Rx Abuse Is Drug Abuse

Learn about prescription drug abuse and dangerous health consequences when used incorrectly or by someone other than for whom they were intended.

Review Date: Monday, June 01, 2015

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

Safe Use of Medicines

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: Friday, August 28, 2015

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Tips for Taking Medicines Safely (Video)

Watch this video to learn how to take your medicines, vitamins and supplements safely and correctly.

Review Date: Monday, June 01, 2015

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

What Medicines Are and What They Do

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: Monday, February 18, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

When You Are Prescribed an Off-Label Medicine: What You Need to Know- (PDF)

Are off-label drugs safe? Explore this question, and other related questions noted in this article about drug safety, with your doctor.

Review Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

National Council on Patient Information and Education

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