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Drugs and Web Searches

You might find yourself doing drug searches a lot more often than you do regular medical searches. You might want to know what your headache remedy's possible side effects are, or you might be considering changing your blood pressure medication, and you want to get more information about different medications available. Or you might simply see a drug commercial on television and be curious. In that case you'll have a lot of search options.

General Web Searches

When you do a regular Web search for a drug name, what you'll get will vary a lot. If you're searching for a common though not widely known drug, like Synthroid, you'll get mostly useful results from several different kinds of sites. (If you find an overwhelming number of sites to be commercial in nature, add site:edu to your search.) If you search for a drug that's more well known, like Prozac, you will get everything from anti-Prozac sites to commercial sites to informational sites. If you find your search getting gunked up with a lot of irrelevant material, I've got a few suggestions for you:


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