How it Works

The Drugs.com Answers and Support Group system is intended as a way of providing help for people who have questions about drugs or medical conditions. Members of Drugs.com can post or answer questions and join a support group.


How it works: 'Ask a question.'


How it works: 'Help others.'

Community Guidelines

Please be aware that all questions posted to Drugs.com are subject to our community guidelines. Failure to follow our guidelines may result in the removal of your question and/or the removal of your Drugs.com account.

Member Levels

Members that participate by answering questions earn reward points which in-turn increases their member level.

Level Points Questions Answers Comments
Robot 101101 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately
No human could ever achieve this.
Mystical 50000 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately
You are now one with your answers.
Gold Elite 30000 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately
Receive framed recognition certificate.
Elite 20000 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately
Elite member priviliges.
Premier 12000 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately
Listed on the top contributors page.
Advanced 4000 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately
Personal website link allowed on your profile page.
Senior 1000 Questions are published immediately Answers are published immediately Comments are published immediately
More influence to remove inappropriate questions.
Intermediate 200 Questions are published immediately Answers may require approval (up to 12 hour wait) Comments are published immediately
Access to all avatar icons.
Junior 100 Questions are published immediately Answers may require approval (up to 12 hour wait) Comments may require approval (up to 12 hour wait)
Access to 60 avatar icons.
Beginner 15 Questions may require approval (up to 12 hour wait) Answers may require approval (up to 12 hour wait) Comments may require approval (up to 12 hour wait)
Access to 40 avatar icons.
New 0 Questions may require approval (up to 12 hour wait) Answers may require approval (up to 12 hour wait) Comments may require approval (up to 12 hour wait)
Access to 20 avatar icons.

Earning Reward Points

Reward points are earned when you contribute positively to the community, in particular by responding to questions with helpful answers. Conversely, you may lose points (or lose your account) if you post a question or answer that is abusive or inappropriate. While points are not transferrable or redeemable, they clearly recognize those members who are most active and helpful.

What Happens Points Awarded
You post an answer to another member's question +5
Your answer is marked as being helpful +5
Another member adds you to their list of friends +2
Another member marks your question as a favourite +1
You post a comment on an answer +1
Your answer recieves a 'vote up' 0
Your answer recieves a 'vote down' 0
You ask a question 0
Your comment is marked as inappropriate -15
Your answer is marked as inappropriate -20
Your question is marked as inappropriate -25

View our community guidelines for more information on what content is deemed inappropriate.

Asking Private Questions

Instead of posting your question to the entire community, you may wish to ask a more personal question to a specific community member. Asking another member a private question means that only you and that member will be able to access the question and its answers.

To ask a member a private question, go to that member's profile page (by clicking on the member's name or picture) and then click on the "Ask a private question" link.

Note, however, that for most members you will not see a link but rather a statement saying that "Asking a private question is not available". This is because the other member must first add you to their list of friends before you can ask them a private question. (Note that it does not matter if you add them to your list of friends, they must still add you.) This restriction is in place to help prevent members from being 'spammed' with unwanted questions from members they do not know.

Get Started

Everyone is welcome to join the Drugs.com Answers community. Registration is completely free and only takes a minute.

Register and start earning points