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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

medication

Any chemical substance, which may be natural or synthetic, that has a medical or pharmacologic effect on the body.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

med·i·ca·tion

(med'i-kā'shŭn)
1. The act of medicating.
2. A medicinal substance or medicament.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

medication

An Americanism for prescribed medicine now coming into common usage in Britain.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

med·i·ca·tion

(med'i-kā'shŭn)
1. Act of medicating.
2. Medicinal substance or medicament.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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This emphasises that all healthcare providers involved in different levels of care and in different fields in medicine should be equipped to deal with women of reproductive potential who receive teratogenic medication, or be aware of the need for counselling.
The number of filled prescriptions for contraception was low despite the associated risk of the teratogenic medications, said Dr.
Hays said the researchers "are planning to also look at pregnancy and contraception rates in age-matched teens not taking teratogenic medications using the same Medicaid claims database.
Ultimately, the Treating for Two Initiative aims to identify treatments that balance therapeutic efficacy with fetal safety to provide guidance on which medications are safer alternatives to commonly used potentially teratogenic medications for management of common conditions before and during pregnancy.
Torbjorn Tomson of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, excluded pregnancies in women whose antiepilepsy prescription was changed during the first trimester, those who were exposed to antiepileptic polytherapy or to other potentially teratogenic medications, and women with comorbidities such as diabetes, toxoplasmosis, and HIV that are known to increase the risk of congenital malformations (Lancet Neurology 2011 [doi:10.1016/ S1474-4422(11)70107-7]).
Among them are that pregnancies planned during remission result in better outcomes; these women are often on teratogenic medications and require a reliable form of birth control; and OCs may reduce bone loss in those on long-term glucocorticoid therapy.