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Medication

Medication is the use of drugs or pharmacotherapeutics for the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of a disease. Medications can be administered through several routes. They can be given orally, intravenously, intramuscularly, subcutaneously, sublingually, transversally and by still other means. Medications cure illness, but there are adverse effects associated with them. Other than the therapeutic effects, Medications produce additional side effects. The adverse effects are weighed against the usefulness of a medication before their administration. Medications are distributed to the patients strictly on production of the prescription of the doctor. But some medications can be distributed with out any restrictions. Such drugs which are considered to be in the safe category are called as over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.