Search Resources (English): Medication use

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Factors associated with women's medication use

Looks at the extent that social roles and other risk factors are associated with medication use (prescription and over-the-counter use). (From Women's Health Surveillence Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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Published: 2004
What people need to know about psychiatric drugs

Reviews the major categories of psychiatric drugs, the commons uses of these drugs and the problems that can result from taking them, including dependency and addiction.

Published: 2005
A hard pill to swallow
Examines the health risks associated with Diane-35, a drug to treat severe acne, yet marketed as a bill control pill. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Multiple medication use among seniors
Examines the prevalence of medication use among Canadian seniors. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Alcohol and older women
Explores the connections between ageing and alcohol. Offers tips to overcoming some of the barriers to getting help that older women may face. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Cancer drug warrants healthy skepticism
Looks at Herceptin, a new breast cancer drug, and debunks some of the myths surrounding this 'wonder drug.' (See Details)
Published: 2005
Proper use and disposal of medication
Discusses the evidence that improper disposal of prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs and other health products may have a harmful effect on the environment. Recommends steps to take to dispose of medications safely. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Don't swallow everything you hear about women's health
Discusses women and medications. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Drugs in pregnancy
Lists Motherisk's published studies on a wide variety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and their potential uses and/or risks during pregnancy. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Medicines and breastfeeding
Provides general advice to mothers who are breastfeeding and taking medication and discusses the potential risks in passing harmful drugs onto a baby through breast milk. (See Details)
Published: 2002