Why know your medicine's active ingredient(s)? Find out here!

May 9, 2013

An active ingredient is the chemical substance in a medicine that works with your body to treat your condition. Many drugs contain one or more different active ingredients. See why it's important to know about the active ingredients in your medicines.

The information on Taking Medicines was provided by NIHSeniorHealth and developed by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at NIH.

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