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    Question medicine or medication?

    Can anyone explain to me the difference, if any, between medicine and medication?

    Thank you

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    Re: medicine or medication?

    1. medicine, medication-- substance that treats, prevents, or alleviates the symptoms of disease.
    2. medication -- (the act of treating with medicines or remedies).

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    Re: medicine or medication?

    Quote Originally Posted by granardi
    Can anyone explain to me the difference, if any, between medicine and medication?
    Thank you
    I think the way they are used is different.You take medicine.You don't take medication.You are on medication for depression.I would say that when you need medication you take medicine.Medicine can be in many forms-a bottle of pills,a tube of ointment,a bottle of medicine(syrup or suspension),a box of tablets...

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