Medicine

 Medicine can treat diseases and improve our health. Most of the people need to take medicine at some point of life. We may need to take medicine every day, or need to take medicine once in a while. We need to make sure that our medicines are safe, and that they will help us getting better. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration is in charge of ensuring that our prescription and over-the-counter medicines are safe and effective. There are always risks to taking medicines. It is important to think about risks before we take a medicine. Even safe medicines can sometimes cause side effects or interactions with food, alcohol, or other medicines we are taking. Some of medicines may not be safe during pregnancy period. To reduce the risk of reactions and make sure that you get better, it is important for you to take your medicines correctly. You should also be careful when giving medicines to children, since they can be more vulnerable to the effects of medicines.