50Plus - Drugs & Medications

Information about prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, including cost comparisons, potential drug interactions, and safe use recommendations.

  • Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
    Consumer Reports offers free unbiased analysis covering hundreds of prescription drugs. Search by disease or drug name. Also money saving tips, drug reports/alerts, and recommended best buys.
  • Drug Information: FDA
    Consumer information sheets and package inserts for more than 150 commonly-prescribed medications approved by the US Food & Drug Administration.
  • Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults
    Advice about taking medicines safely from the US Food & Drug Administration. Topics include: dangers of drug and food interactions, medication side effects, and ways in which drugs may affect people in different ways as they age; also provides specific questions to ask your doctor when new medications are prescribed.
  • NeedyMeds.com
    Information about pharmaceutical manufacturers which have special programs to assist people who can't afford to buy the drugs they need; also covers patient assistance programs, state and federal government programs, and more.
  • RxList: Internet Drug Index
    Offers detailed and current pharmaceutical information about hundreds of brand and generic drugs. Search by brand name, generic name, or category. Site also features symptom-checker and other health tools, e-newsletter, message boards and alternative medicine coverage (topics here include: Western Herbs, Chinese Herbal Remedies, and Homeopathy). From: WebMD.

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