Older Adults

Medicines and the Digestive System

Medicines taken by mouth can affect the digestive system in a number of different ways. Both prescription and over-the-counter medicines, while usually safe and effective, may cause harmful effects in some people.

Taking Your Medicine- A Smart Choice for Staying Healthy

Medicines can be an important part of treatment for serious infections. They can help relieve pain and lift depression.

Food-Medicine Interactions

A food-drug interaction can happen when the food you eat affects the ingredients in a medicine you are taking, preventing the medicine from working the way it should.

How to Get Medications for Less

Here are strategies from the Food and Drug Administration to help you cut your prescription costs by 50 percent or more.