Medical library

There are so many medications available for all different types of illnesses. It is natural to have some questions about the medications you are taking. You may be curious about generic or brand name medications, or you may have concerns about side effects.

Yukoners can access information about prescription and over the counter medications by viewing the medications section of

This information resource on Health Canada approved drugs can assist you to understand:

  • how your medication works;
  • when and how to take your medication;
  • possible side effects of the medication; and
  • which medications may cause an adverse reaction and should not be taken at the same time.

The information that is available does not replace the advice of a doctor or pharmacist. It is intended to help you make better health decisions.