Medicines and treatments

Medicines and Treatments

Search these full text eResources and evaluated web sites for descriptions of medicines and treatments, their uses and side effects, interactions with other drugs and descriptions of how some medicines work in the body.


Procedures and Therapies @ MedlinePlus
Descriptions of medical procedures and therapies. Contains links to evaluated health information on the Internet, run by the National Library of Medicine (U.S.A.)

MedlinePlus Health Topics
Most disorder and condition entries in this site contain a section on treatment.


Contains consumer information sheets on New Zealand’s prescription medicines - the same as those you would find inside packets of medicine.

Healthify | He Puna Waiora
Contains medical information including descriptions on over-the-counter medicines available in New Zealand - the same as those you would find inside packets of medicine. Search by brand name, or by symptom. Also contains information on the interactions of herbal and dietary supplements with types of medicines.

MedlinePlus Drug Information
Contains comprehensive overviews of prescription and over-the-counter medicines provided via the National Library of Medicine (U.S.A).


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