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Medication General

Use of Antibiotics In Children

What are antibiotics? Antibiotics are drugs derived from microorganisms such as molds and bacteria, which kill or inhibit the growth of other microorganisms during treatment of an infection. They are effective only against bacteria and fungi, but not viruses and thus are not useful in viral infection. What are common …

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Over The Counter Medicine (OTC)

What are over the counter (OTC) medicines? OTC medicines are non-prescription medicines used to treat minor symptoms such as low-grade fever, stuffy nose and cough. Certain OTC medicines contain substances that are controlled under the Poison’s Act 1952 and can be obtained after consultation with the pharmacists. What should you …

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Medicines & Driving

What is the connection between taking medicines and driving? The drugs that you take, whether prescribed or illegal, will affect your body in a lot of ways. The drugs will alter your brain function, thereby affecting the control of posture and body movements. The levels of impairment vary from person …

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Medicines & Travel

Whether you are traveling domestically or internationally, you would not want an illness to disrupt either your vacation or business plans. This means planning well, managing your medications wisely, and consulting your physician or pharmacist about proper precautions to take before you leave home.

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