MedlinePlus Health Topics

Last uploaded: November 18, 2019
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Medicines

Synonyms

Medications

Definitions

<p>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 way, you want to make sure that your medicines are safe, and that they will help you get better. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration is in charge of ensuring that your prescription and <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/overthecountermedicines.html'>over-the-counter</a> medicines are safe and effective.</p> <p>There are always risks to taking medicines. It is important to think about these risks before you take a medicine. Even safe medicines can cause unwanted <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/drugreactions.html'>side effects or interactions</a> with food, alcohol, or other medicines you may be taking. Some medicines may not be safe during <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/pregnancyandmedicines.html'>pregnancy</a>. To reduce the risk of reactions and make sure that you get better, it is important for you to <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/medicationerrors.html'>take your medicines correctly</a>. You should also be careful when giving medicines to <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/medicinesandchildren.html'>children</a>, since they can be more vulnerable to the effects of medicines.</p>

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Medications

Drugs

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C0013227

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05/21/1999

definition

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 way, you want to make sure that your medicines are safe, and that they will help you get better. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration is in charge of ensuring that your prescription and over-the-counter medicines are safe and effective.

There are always risks to taking medicines. It is important to think about these risks before you take a medicine. Even safe medicines can cause unwanted side effects or interactions with food, alcohol, or other medicines you may be taking. Some medicines may not be safe during pregnancy. To reduce the risk of reactions and make sure that you get better, it is important for you to take your medicines correctly. You should also be careful when giving medicines to children, since they can be more vulnerable to the effects of medicines.

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MP HEALTH TOPIC URL

https://medlineplus.gov/medicines.html

MP OTHER LANGUAGE URL

Hakha Chin https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Hakha Chin

Karen https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Karen

French https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#French

Korean https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Korean

Japanese https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Japanese

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Dari https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Dari

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Sudanese (Arabic dialect) https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Sudanese (Arabic dialect)

Kinyarwanda https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Kinyarwanda

Chinese, Simplified (Mandarin dialect) https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Chinese, Simplified (Mandarin dialect)

Hindi https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Hindi

Spanish https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/medicines.html

Spanish https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Spanish

Russian https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Russian

Farsi https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Farsi

Swahili https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Swahili

Arabic https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Arabic

Ukrainian https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Ukrainian

Burmese https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Burmese

Vietnamese https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Vietnamese

Levantine (Arabic dialect) https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Levantine (Arabic dialect)

Khmer https://medlineplus.gov/languages/medicines.html#Khmer

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C0013227

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Medicines

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http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MEDLINEPLUS/C2963184

http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MEDLINEPLUS/C0002771

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http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MEDLINEPLUS/C0025115

http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MEDLINEPLUS/C0025125

http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MEDLINEPLUS/C0678800

Scope Statement

You may take medicines every day or only once in a while. Either way, make sure your medicines are safe and will help you get better. Learn more.

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