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Decision Points for Medicines

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Decision Points are designed to guide you through key health decisions, combining medical information with your personal information to make a wise health decision. Click on a link below to learn more about medicines for your condition:

Acne: Should I Take Isotretinoin for Severe Acne?
ADHD: Should My Child Take Medicine for ADHD?
Allergies: Should I Take Allergy Shots?
Allergies: Should I Take Shots for Insect Sting Allergies?
dplink.gif Alzheimer's Disease: Should I Take Medicines?
Aspirin: Should I Take Daily Aspirin to Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke?
dplink.gif Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Take an Anticoagulant to Prevent Stroke?
Atrial Fibrillation: Which Anticoagulant Should I Take To Prevent Stroke?
Basal Cell Skin Cancer: Should I Have Surgery or Use Medicated Cream?
Bed-Wetting: Should I Do Something About My Child's Bed-Wetting?
Breast Cancer: Should I Have Chemotherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer?
Bronchitis: Should I Take Antibiotics?
Depression: Should I Stop Taking My Antidepressant?
dplink.gif Depression: Should I Take an Antidepressant?
Depression: Should I Take Antidepressants While I'm Pregnant?
dplink.gif Depression: Should My Child Take Medicine to Treat Depression?
Diabetes, Type 2: Should I Take Insulin?
dplink.gif Ear Infection: Should I Give My Child Antibiotics?
Ear Problems: Should My Child Be Treated for Fluid Buildup in the Middle Ear?
Endometriosis: Should I Use Hormone Therapy?
Enlarged Prostate: Should I Take Medicine?
dplink.gif Erection Problems: Should I Take Medicine?
dplink.gif Erection Problems: Should I Try Injection Treatments?
dplink.gif Flu Vaccines: Should I Get a Flu Vaccine?
dplink.gif Flu: Should I Take Antiviral Medicine?
GERD: Which Treatment Should I Use?
Hair Loss: Should I Take Medicine to Regrow Hair?
dplink.gif Headaches: Should I Take Medicine to Prevent Migraines?
dplink.gif Headaches: Should I Take Prescription Medicine for Tension Headaches?
dplink.gif Hepatitis B: Should I Take Antiviral Medicine for Chronic Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis C: Should I Take Antiviral Medicine?
High Blood Pressure: Should I Take Medicine?
HIV: Should I Start Taking Antiretroviral Medicines for HIV Infection?
HPV: Should I Get the Vaccine?
HPV: Should My Child Get the Vaccine?
dplink.gif Hyperthyroidism: Should I Use Antithyroid Medicine or Radioactive Iodine?
Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy: Should I Use Estrogen Therapy (ET)?
Infertility: Should I Have Treatment?
Insomnia: Should I Take Sleeping Pills?
Menopause: Should I Use Hormone Therapy (HT)?
dplink.gif Miscarriage: Should I Have Treatment to Complete a Miscarriage?
Multiple Sclerosis: Should I Start Taking Medicines for MS?
Nail Infection: Should I Take Antifungal Pills?
Obesity: Should I Take Weight-Loss Medicine?
dplink.gif Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Should I Take Medicine for OCD?
dplink.gif Osteoporosis: Should I Take Bisphosphonate Medicines?
dplink.gif Panic Disorder: Should I Take Medicine?
PMS: Should I Try an SSRI Medicine for My Symptoms?
Prediabetes: Which Treatment Should I Use?
Pregnancy: Should I Have an Epidural During Childbirth?
Prostate Cancer: Should I Have Radiation or Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer?
dplink.gif Quitting Smoking: Should I Use Medicine?
Shingles: Should I Get a Shot to Prevent Shingles?
Sinusitis: Should I Take Antibiotics?
Sore Throat: Should I Take Antibiotics?
Statins: Should I Take Them?
Uterine Fibroids: Should I Use GnRH-a Therapy?
Vaginal Yeast Infection: Should I Treat It Myself?
Warts: Should I Treat Warts?
Weight Management: Should I Use Over-the-Counter Diet Aids?

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Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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