you may be considering

Should you take a medication for your condition? We've provided information about your options so you can make the right decision for you.

Choose a condition from the list below to learn more about the pros and cons of using drugs to treat it.

Acute bronchitis
Allergy shots (for allergic rhinitis and asthma)
Allergy shots (for insect stings)
Antidepressants (while pregnant)
Antiviral medicine (for the flu)
Antiviral therapy (for hepatitis B)
Antiviral therapy (for hepatitis C)
Aspirin (for heart attack or stroke prevention)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in a child
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Chemotherapy (for early-stage breast cancer)
Depression (adults, children)
Diet aids
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Ear infections
Erection problems (injections, phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors)
Estrogen replacement therapy (after hysterectomy or oophorectomy)
Flu shot
Fungal nail infections
Hair loss
High blood pressure
Heartburn (GERD)
Hormone replacement therapy (for menopause)
Migraine headaches
Miscarriage (resolving a miscarriage)
Multiple sclerosis
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Panic disorder
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Stop smoking
Stroke prevention (anticoagulants)
Tension headaches
Uterine fibroids
Vaginal yeast infection
Warts or plantar warts

You can also browse our drug encyclopedia or ask one of our pharmacists for more information about specific medications.

Reviewed by: Mark Groshek, MD, April 2016

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