Prescription Drug Abuse (for Teens)

Prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) drug abuse involves using a drug for a purpose or in a way other than what is prescribed by a doctor, or recommended on the package. For example, d…

Marijuana Abuse: Definition and Patient Education

Addiction is more common in drugs like alcohol or cocaine. But it's possible to get hooked on marijuana, also known as cannabis. That means you can't stop using it, even if you want to. Studi…

Vardenafil: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions

VARDENAFIL is used to treat erection problems in men. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions. COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Levitra Va…

Vancomycin Antibiotic: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

VANCOMYCIN is a glycopeptide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. This medicine may be used for other pur…

Antiviral Drugs for Viruses

Antiviral medications help the body fight off harmful viruses. The drugs can ease symptoms and shorten the length of a viral infection. Antivirals also lower the risk of getting or spreading viruses …

Diuretics Drug Class: Types, Uses, Side Effects & Interactions

Diuretics are a class of medications commonly known as "water pills." They're prescribed to treat high blood pressure; swelling of the feet, ankles, and lower legs and fluid in the lung…