Drugs, Procedures & Devices

Get the facts on common over-the-counter and prescription medicines, potential drug reactions, food-drug interactions and medical procedures and devices.

Over-the-counter Products

Drug-Food Interactions

A drug-food interaction occurs when your food and medicine interfere with one another. Learn how to avoid interactions.

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Nicotine Patch

A nicotine patch is a type of nicotine replacement therapy that can help you quit smoking. It releases a small…

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Heart Attack | Medicines to Treat Heart Attack

After you have a heart attack, there are many medicines that can help you recover and prevent you from having…

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Prescription Medicines

Drug-Food Interactions

A drug-food interaction occurs when your food and medicine interfere with one another. Learn how to avoid interactions.

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Organizing Your Medicines

If you take a lot of different medicines, you need to keep them organized. That way you won’t forget to…

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Heart Attack | Medicines to Treat Heart Attack

After you have a heart attack, there are many medicines that can help you recover and prevent you from having…

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Procedures & Devices

Cardioverter-Defibrillator: A Treatment for Arrhythmia

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a type of medical device. It helps treat arrhythmias and prevent cardiac arrest.

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Allergy Shots: Could They Help Your Allergies?

Allergy shots, or allergen immunotherapy, are a type of treatment to relieve chronic allergy symptoms, such as pollen, mold, or…

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Understanding Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Results

If you received abnormal cervical cancer screening results, you might be worried. Learn what your results mean and your treatment…

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