Prescription Drug And Medication Information
This medication dictionary and all linked documents and health information on this site are provided solely for educational and informational purposes. Information that I have collected for my own unprofessional use. Be sure to consult your doctor (I am NOT a doctor) before making any major medical or medication related decision regarding your health.
The purpose of a dictionary is to provide factual information on a specific topic. This medication dictionary is no different in that regard except this information will include anything about medication that we feel could affect your health or involvement in an enriched and active lifestyle.
What does the dictionary say a medication is? A medication is a licensed drug or substance taken to reduce symptoms or cure an illness or medical condition. Medications are generally divided into two groups — over the counter (OTC) medications, which are available in pharmacies and supermarkets without special restrictions, and prescription only, which must be prescribed by a physician. Most over the counter medication is generally considered to be safe enough that most persons will not hurt themselves accidentally by taking it as instructed. However, the precise distinction between OTC and prescription depends on the legal jurisdiction.
Medications may be patented , whereby the company demonstrates it has created a novel compound and holds the sole rights to production or licensing of that compound for a limited period of time (usually 20 years) . Medications that are not patented are called generic drugs.
I offer you this information in a “medication dictionary” sort of format, so you know a little about the substances you may be putting into your body on a daily basis and the side effects it may have on your health.
Medications are typically produced by pharmaceutical companies and through this medication dictionary I hope to share with your information that I have found while searching for side effects and problems that may arise with my personal training clients. I created this dictionary of medication and prescription drug information because alot of these drugs are shown as a no risk solution to every ding, ache and ailment that people experiance.