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Medications and Side Affects

Table of Contents
  1. Wellness: Preventing Injury
  2. Wellness: Personal Safety
  3. Wellness: Preventing Diseases
  4. Wellness: Nutrition and Fitness
  5. Long Term Care
  6. Medications and Side Affects
  7. Alternative Health Care
  8. Health Conditions
  9. Neurological Disorders
  10. Neuromuscular Disorders
  11. Senior Health
  12. Social Issues

Drug Information
Medication Safety


Drug Information


The Drug Information site is sponsored by MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health. It contains a list of thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Visit their website for information on medication and its side effects.


Medications.com is a drug discussion resource helping consumers look for answers and/or participate in a discussion on specific drugs.

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Medication Safety


Today's medicines are more complex and powerful than ever before. It is critical for individuals to take medications appropriately and safely.

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is the drug evaluation division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It ensures that all prescription and over-the-counter drugs are safe and effective. It also assesses all new drugs before they are used clinically and sold at drug stores. CDER monitors more than 10,000 drugs on the market and ensures that they meet the highest standards.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is a nonprofit organization working closely with healthcare professionals to provide information about adverse drug events and their prevention.

The American Society of Health Pharmacists hosts a site called Safemedication.com, featuring complete, easy-to-read information on more than 700 drugs.

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Last Updated on 12/26/2017

Monday, May 27, 2024