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Always confirm health information with your health care provider Our health content describes general principles of health care that should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. This material is not intended as a guide to self-medication or as a substitute for proper medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for reference only and should not be used to determine treatment for specific medical conditions — only a health care provider can do that.

You should discuss the information provided with a physician, pharmacist, nurse or other licensed health care professional. You should also check product information (including package inserts) regarding dosage, precautions, warnings, interactions and contraindications before administering or using any device, drug, herb, vitamin or supplement discussed on this site.

Proper treatment of health conditions depends on a number of factors including, but not limited to, your medical history, diet, lifestyle and medication regimen. Your health care provider can best assess and address your individual health care needs. You should consult with your health care provider before starting a new diet, fitness or supplement regimen. If you are experiencing a medical crisis, call 911 or contact your local emergency assistance service immediately.

If you are experiencing a medical crisis, call 911 or contact your local emergency assistance service immediately.

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Many of the tools found in our Drug Information Center are supported by Gold Standard, a leading developer of drug information databases, software and clinical information solutions. With Gold Standard's easy-to-use Clinical Pharmacology medication management tools, you can become more knowledgeable about the medications you and your family are taking, reduce potential medication errors, ensure that you follow a safe drug regimen, and get the important health information you need.

Much of the information in our Health Information Center is provided by EBSCO. Look here for articles and tools you may need to stay healthy, adhere to treatment and prescription regimens, and prevent and/or manage chronic conditions. This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available.

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