Drug Therapy Drugs interact with receptors or enzymes in cells to enhance the healthy functioning of human body and to reduce or cure illness. Medications are heavily investigated systematically and examined before being prescribed to patients but may have unforeseen effects when merged with certain foods, herbal remedies or other drugs. The method of direction for drug therapy varies from patient to patient and the condition is being treated. Medications may be taken orally in pill, capsule or liquid form, or may be injected into the tissues. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DRUG THERAPY? Drug therapy has various benefits. Medication can cure many conditions, such as certain infections and diseases, and can dramatically enhance symptoms of a wide range of problems. Patients should speak with their physician to determine whether medication is right for them or not. WHAT CONDITIONS/DISORDERS DOES DRUG THERAPY TREAT? Even the diseases that cannot be cured with drug therapy, may have symptoms that can be treated with medication. Examples of drug therapy include: Antibiotics to cure a common ailment. Pain relief after surgery or an accident. Short or long-term medication to fight addiction. Antidepressants to relieve symptoms of depression.