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medication

 [med″ĭ-ka´shun]
1. administration of remedies.
2. medicine (def. 1).
3. impregnation with a medicine.
nonprescription m's nonprescription drugs.
over the counter m's see over the counter medications.
transdermal medication medication administered using a self-adhesive, premedicated patch applied to the skin. One side of the patch has an impermeable backing and the other side, which rests against the skin, has a membrane that is permeable to the drug.

med·i·ca·tion

(med'i-kā'shŭn), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word as a synonym of medicine.
1. The act of medicating.
2. A medicinal substance, or medicament.

medication

(mĕd′ĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. A drug or other substance used to treat disease or injury; a medicine.
2. The act or process of treating a patient with medicine: the response to medication.

medication

Any chemical substance, which may be natural or synthetic, that has a medical or pharmacologic effect on the body.

medication

Drug Theraeutics Any chemical substance, which may be natural or synthetic, that has a medical or pharmacologic affect on the body. See Co-medication, Herbal remedy.

med·i·ca·tion

(med'i-kā'shŭn)
1. The act of medicating.
2. A medicinal substance or medicament.

medication

An Americanism for prescribed medicine now coming into common usage in Britain.

med·i·ca·tion

(med'i-kā'shŭn)
1. Act of medicating.
2. Medicinal substance or medicament.

Patient discussion about medication

Q. is it ok to use drugs for medical reasons? and who is to decide when is necessary to use drugs when needed?

A. Today the most used "medical" drugs are narcotics- for pain relief, for patients who suffer extreme pain. All sorts of Codaine and Morphine types are used and on a very wide basis, and they are specially perscribed for ones who need them.

Q. How about Psychiatric Drugs for bipolar? One of my friend is suffering from bipolar. Will Psychiatric medications help him to come out of this affect?

A. from what i read- there are certain medication that can help. if the first one doesn't - there is a second and third line of medication. from a personal experience (not mine, a friend of the family) it can even save your friend's life..

Q. What medications are forbidden to take with alcohol? And why is that?

A. I think this web page will give you something to think about:
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa27.htm
apparently there are more drugs you shouldn’t mix with alcohol then I could think of…

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She added that the pharmacy team works closely with physicians to ensure each patient's medication plan is achieving targeted therapeutic goals.
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Medication management is a complex process that involves collaboration between clients taking medications and their health care providers (Adhikari, Tocher, Smith, Corcoran, & MacArthur, 2014; Canadian Pharmacist Association, 2013; Hemingway, Baxter, Smith, Burgess-Dawson, & Dewhirst, 2011).
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"We continue to be truly inspired by the response of the safe medication disposal program from communities around the country," said Rick Gates, Walgreens senior vice president of pharmacy and health care.
From high blood pressure to high cholesterol, mental health issues and chronic pain--getting older can mean taking several daily medications to manage ongoing health issues.
In about 18 percent of visits, the physician suggested possible solutions to cost problems, such as switching to a generic or alternative medication. Other suggestions included ordering a three-month supply, working with the pharmacist, or using prescription drug discount programs.
The project leader attended meetings the day before the launch to provide education regarding project implementation, including creation of SA, use of the medication safety vest and signage, and completion of surveys about adherence to the no-interruption zone.
The goal of the programme is to elevate awareness and to provide healthcare professionals with the education, tools and training to advance medication error prevention in the United States and around the world.
The following types of medication errors are identified and described by various studies: incorrect medicine, incorrect dose, incorrect preparation, expired product, incorrect time, incorrect route, unauthorised medication, omission, wrong patient, mislabelling, incorrect dispensing, incorrect duration of treatment, extra dose, deteriorated medication and contraindication.
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