Decision Points for medications

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 medications for your condition:

Click here to view a Decision Point. Allergy shots (immunotherapy) for allergies to insect stings
Click here to view a Decision Point. Allergy shots (immunotherapy) for allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma
Click here to view a Decision Point. Alzheimer's disease
Click here to view a Decision Point. Antibiotics for acute bronchitis
Click here to view a Decision Point. Antibiotics for an ear infection
Click here to view a Decision Point. Antibiotics for sinusitis
Click here to view a Decision Point. Antibiotics for sore throat
Click here to view a Decision Point. Anticoagulants to prevent stroke
Click here to view a Decision Point. Antidepressants during pregnancy
Click here to view a Decision Point. Antiretroviral treatment for asymptomatic HIV infection
Click here to view a Decision Point. Antiviral medicine for the flu
Click here to view a Decision Point. Antiviral therapy for hepatitis B
Click here to view a Decision Point. Antiviral therapy for hepatitis C
Click here to view a Decision Point. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a child
Click here to view a Decision Point. Bed-wetting
Click here to view a Decision Point. Chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer
Click here to view a Decision Point. Chronic fluid behind the eardrum
Click here to view a Decision Point. Daily aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke
Click here to view a Decision Point. Depression—starting medicine
Click here to view a Decision Point. Depression—stopping medicine
Click here to view a Decision Point. Depression in children
Click here to view a Decision Point. Diet aids (nonprescription)
Click here to view a Decision Point. Disease-modifying therapy for MS
Click here to view a Decision Point. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Click here to view a Decision Point. Endometriosis
Click here to view a Decision Point. Epidural anesthesia during childbirth
Click here to view a Decision Point. Erection problems
Click here to view a Decision Point. Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) after a hysterectomy
Click here to view a Decision Point. Flu shot
Click here to view a Decision Point. Fungal nail infections
Click here to view a Decision Point. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
Click here to view a Decision Point. Hair loss
Click here to view a Decision Point. High blood pressure
Click here to view a Decision Point. High cholesterol
Click here to view a Decision Point. Hormone replacement therapy for menopause
Click here to view a Decision Point. HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine
Click here to view a Decision Point. Hyperthyroidism
Click here to view a Decision Point. Infertility
Click here to view a Decision Point. Injections for erection problems
Click here to view a Decision Point. Insomnia
Click here to view a Decision Point. Isotretinoin for severe acne
Click here to view a Decision Point. Localized prostate cancer
Click here to view a Decision Point. Medicine for quitting smoking
Click here to view a Decision Point. Migraine headaches
Click here to view a Decision Point. Miscarriage
Click here to view a Decision Point. Obesity
Click here to view a Decision Point. Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Click here to view a Decision Point. Osteoporosis
Click here to view a Decision Point. Panic disorder
Click here to view a Decision Point. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Click here to view a Decision Point. Prostate enlargement: Medicine or surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Prostate enlargement: Medicine or watchful waiting?
Click here to view a Decision Point. Tension headaches
Click here to view a Decision Point. Urinary incontinence in women
Click here to view a Decision Point. Uterine fibroids
Click here to view a Decision Point. Vaginal yeast infections
Click here to view a Decision Point. Warts or plantar warts

Last Updated: May 1, 2008

Author: Caroline Rea, RN, BS, MS

Medical Review: Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

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