Health Aging Library: Using Medications

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  • Food-Drug Interactions

    A food-drug interaction can happen when the food you eat affects the ingredients in a medicine you are taking, preventing the medicine from working the way it should.

  • How to Get Medications for Less

    Here are strategies from the Food and Drug Administration to help you cut your prescription costs by 50 percent or more.

  • Medicines and the Digestive System

    Medicines taken by mouth can affect the digestive system in a number of different ways. Both prescription and over-the-counter medicines, while usually safe and effective, may create harmful effects in some people.

  • Taking Your Medicine

    Medicines can be an important part of treatment for serious infections. They can help relieve pain and lift depression.

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