Drugs and Vitamins

Drugs and Vitamins

A drug is a medicine (not food) used to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure disease. A vitamin is a substance that is needed to live. Vitamins are found in very small amounts in food. If a person does not get enough of a specific vitamin, he or she becomes sick with a vitamin deficiency disease.

This section includes information about children and:

  • antibiotics
  • chemotherapy
  • herb and drug interactions
  • medications
  • minerals
  • new drugs
  • orphan drugs
  • over the counter drugs
  • minerals
  • vitamins

More information

About Chemotherapy - English | Spanish

About Taking Medicine - English | Spanish

Always Have Medicine - English | Spanish

Diazepam Given by Rectum - English

Diazepam Given by Rectum: Diastat - English | Spanish

Epidural Medicince for Pain - English | Spanish

Ferrous Sulfate or Iron - English | Spanish | Arabic

Help Your Child Take Medicine - English | Spanish

How Many Puffs are Left? - English | Spanish

How Much Acetaminophen to Give - English

How Much Ibuprofen to Give - English

How to Add Heparin to Dialysis Solutions - English | Spanish

How to Add Cefazolin (Kefzol or Ancef) to Dialysis Solution - English | Spanish

How to Add Cefepime to Dialysis Solution - English | Spanish

How to Add Gentamicin to Dialysis Solutions - English | Spanish

Howt to Care for Your Inhaler - English | Spanish

How to Use Your Inhaler - English | Spanish

How to Give Epoetin through a Catheter - English | Spanish

Lorazepam Given by Rectum - English | Spanish

Measure Medicine in a 1 mL Syringe - English | Spanish

Measure Medicine in a 3 mL Syringe - English | Spanish

Measure Medicine in a 5 mL Syringe - English | Spanish

Measure Medicine in a 10 mL Syringe - English | Spanish

Medicine Before a Test or Procedure - English | Spanish

Medicine List - English | Spanish

Medicines to Take - English | Spanish

Promethazine Hydrochloride Suppository - English | Spanish

RSV and Synagis - English | Spanish

Salt Water or Sodium Chloride (NaCl) - English | Spanish

TAMIFLU - English 

Warfarin - English | Spanish

Ways You Can Help Your Family Prevent Medical Errors - English

Visit these websites for more information:

Drug Information - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Drugs & Herbs - WebMD

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