Health and Aging

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find information about medications prescribed by my doctor?

Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist for specific medication questions.  For general questions about drugs, the NIH’s National Library of Medicine’s website, MedlinePlus (, offers information about side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more, about hundreds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs and supplements. You will also find useful information at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website at