Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Medical Information


In this blog I speak of matters of health a lot. One thing I would like to talk about right now is the importance of understanding all the uses and side affects for drugs such as amoxicillin. For example, I had an ear infection once and the doctor gave me something for it. I broke out in hives. It would have been nice if I knew that certain antibiotics could react with flu viruses in that way. A system like Epocrates Online, which is free, is very useful for disclosing relevant information like that. In a world where everyone seems to be taking medication for something, it is helpful to know info such as which drugs it interacts with, side affects, etc.

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