Decision Points for Medicines

Decision Points for Medicines

Topic Overview

Decision Points are designed to guide you through key health decisions, combining medical information with your personal information to make a wise health decision. Click on a link below to learn more about medicines for your condition:

Click here to view a Decision Point. Acne: Should I Take Isotretinoin for Severe Acne?
Click here to view a Decision Point. ADHD: Should My Child Take Medicine for ADHD?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Allergies: Should I Take Allergy Shots?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Allergies: Should I Take Shots for Insect Sting Allergies?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Alzheimer's Disease: Should I Take Medicines?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Aspirin: Should I Take Daily Aspirin to Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Take an Anticoagulant to Prevent Stroke?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Atrial Fibrillation: Which Anticoagulant Should I Take To Prevent Stroke?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Bed-Wetting: Should I Do Something About My Child's Bed-Wetting?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Breast Cancer: Should I Have Chemotherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Bronchitis: Should I Take Antibiotics?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Depression: Should I Stop Taking My Antidepressant?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Depression: Should I Take an Antidepressant?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Depression: Should I Take Antidepressants While I'm Pregnant?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Depression: Should My Child Take Medicine to Treat Depression?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding: Should I Use Hormone Therapy?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Ear Infection: Should I Give My Child Antibiotics?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Ear Problems: Should My Child Be Treated for Fluid Buildup in the Middle Ear?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Endometriosis: Should I Use Hormone Therapy?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Enlarged Prostate: Should I Take Medicine?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Erection Problems: Should I Take Medicine?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Erection Problems: Should I Try Injection Treatments?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Flu Vaccines: Should I Get a Flu Vaccine?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Flu: Should I Take Antiviral Medicine?
Click here to view a Decision Point. GERD: Which Treatment Should I Use?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Hair Loss: Should I Take Medicine to Regrow Hair?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Headaches: Should I Take Medicine to Prevent Migraines?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Headaches: Should I Take Prescription Medicine for Tension Headaches?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Hepatitis B: Should I Take Antiviral Medicine for Chronic Hepatitis B?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Hepatitis C: Should I Take Antiviral Medicine?
Click here to view a Decision Point. High Blood Pressure: Should I Take Medicine?
Click here to view a Decision Point. High Cholesterol: Should I Take Statins?
Click here to view a Decision Point. HIV: Should I Start Taking Antiretroviral Medicines for HIV Infection?
Click here to view a Decision Point. HPV: Should I Get the Vaccine?
Click here to view a Decision Point. HPV: Should My Child Get the Vaccine?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Hyperthyroidism: Should I Use Antithyroid Medicine or Radioactive Iodine?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy: Should I Use Estrogen Therapy (ET)?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Infertility: Should I Have Treatment?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Insomnia: Should I Take Sleeping Pills?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Menopause: Should I Use Hormone Therapy (HT)?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Miscarriage: Should I Have Treatment to Complete a Miscarriage?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Multiple Sclerosis: Should I Start Taking Medicines for MS?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Nail Infection: Should I Take Antifungal Pills?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Obesity: Should I Take Weight-Loss Medicine?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Should I Take Medicine for OCD?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Osteoporosis: Should I Take Bisphosphonate Medicines?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Panic Disorder: Should I Take Medicine?
Click here to view a Decision Point. PMS: Should I Try an SSRI Medicine for My Symptoms?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Prediabetes: Which Treatment Should I Use?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Pregnancy: Should I Have an Epidural During Childbirth?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Prostate Cancer: Should I Have Radiation or Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Quitting Smoking: Should I Use Medicine?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Shingles: Should I Get a Shot to Prevent Shingles?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Sinusitis: Should I Take Antibiotics?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Sore Throat: Should I Take Antibiotics?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Type 2 Diabetes: Should I Take Insulin?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Uterine Fibroids: Should I Use GnRH-a Therapy?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Vaginal Yeast Infection: Should I Treat It Myself?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Warts: Should I Treat Warts?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Weight Management: Should I Use Over-the-Counter Diet Aids?

Credits

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Last RevisedJuly 3, 2013

Last Revised: July 3, 2013

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