Medicine can make our lives better in so many ways. They can help relieve pain, increase our lifespan, and ease the symptoms of colds and flus. Medicines come in all different forms, from new nanotechnology to liquid medications, to over the counter medicines and prescriptions given by doctors. Read about new medicines, how to administer them to the elderly and children, and what signs to look for in teen medicine abuse.
WebMD provides a list of allergy medications available in the U.S.
Pharmacy and Medication Tips
WebMD offers tips for filling prescriptions and keeping medicine stored safely.
How to Manage Your Medications While You Travel
Going on vacation? Get tips on how to manage your meds while traveling.
How to Organize Your Medications
Do you take lots of medications? These tips will help you remember which drugs to take and when to take them.
How to Deal With Side Effects of Medicine
Tips for keeping medication side effects from putting a damper on your life.
How to Make Smart Medication Choices
Find out how to talk to your doctor about choosing medicines that work best for your lifestyle and won't break your budget.
Chronic Pain: OTC or Prescription Medicine?
When you’re in pain, do you reach for over-the-counter medicine or call your doctor? Get the basics from WebMD on pain relief medication.
What Are Rebound Headaches?
“Rebound” headaches can happen if you overuse some headache medicines. Find out why they happen and how to avoid them.
Non-Prescription Meds for Cold & Flu
When you’re sick, you don't want to go shopping for medicine. Find out how you can be prepared before you get sick.
Changes in How New Drugs Are Tested
Janet Woodcock, MD, discusses the FDA’s new plans for evaluating new drugs.
Drugs vs. Supplements
What’s the difference between drug and supplement regulation?
Trouble Swallowing Big Pills
Our expert offers tips to help swallow big pills.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Keep Your Medicines Straight
Get tips on keeping tracking of when and how to take your medications.
Slideshow: Steroids: What Are They? How Do You Take Them? What Are The Side Effects?
They've gotten a bad rap over the years due to some athletes using them illegally, but steroids can help treat a variety of health conditions. Learn about the different types and what they do.
Slideshow: What’s on a Medicine Label?
Do you know what all the info on your over-the-counter meds means? Here’s a breakdown of the most important parts of a drug label.
Slideshow: Commonly Abused Drugs
This slideshow features pictures of commonly abused prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including depressants, pain relievers, and stimulants.