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Available as a gel, lotion, or cream, adapalene is a skin medication used to treat acne. This eMedTV Web resource takes an in-depth look at this drug, including information on side effects, when and how to apply it, safety concerns, and more.
Available by prescription, Afinitor is a drug prescribed to slow down the progression of certain cancers. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this medication, including how it works, general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and more.
Ambrisentan is taken once a day to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This eMedTV Web page discusses various topics on this prescription medicine, including how it works, clinical effects, and possible side effects.
Antivert is an antihistamine approved for treating vertigo and treating and preventing motion sickness. This eMedTV Web segment discusses the drug's uses in more detail, explains how it works, and describes some general dosing guidelines.
Aprepitant is a drug that is licensed to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy or surgery. This eMedTV article describes the effects of this medication, offers dosing information, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
If you have malaria, your healthcare provider may recommend Aralen. This eMedTV article gives an in-depth overview of this medication, explaining how it works, whether it can be used for other reasons, possible side effects, and more.
As a birth control pill, Aranelle works to prevent pregnancy mainly by stopping ovulation. This page of the eMedTV archives discusses Aranelle in detail, including information on how this pill works, tips on taking it, and some general precautions.
Arcalyst is prescribed to treat a group of rare genetic conditions that cause inflammation in the body. This eMedTV Web selection presents information on this drug, including specific uses, how it works, and what to expect during treatment.
Artemether/lumefantrine is a drug prescribed to treat mild cases of malaria. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at this medicine, including details on how it works to kill a specific parasite, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
Atarax is a prescription drug licensed for various uses, including treating anxiety and relieving itching. This eMedTV Web page explains how this medicine works, offers dosing information, lists some of its potential side effects, and more.
Available by prescription, atorvastatin is a drug used to treat high cholesterol and other conditions. This eMedTV resource explains in detail how this medication works and describes its uses, benefits, potential side effects, and more.
Available by prescription only, atovaquone/proguanil is a drug used to treat or prevent malaria. This eMedTV article gives a detailed overview of this medication, explaining how to take it, what to expect during treatment, and more.
Available by prescription only, azelaic acid cream is a skin medication used to treat acne. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this drug, including information on side effects, when and how to apply it, safety precautions, and more.
Azelastine is a prescription nasal spray used for treating seasonal allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis. This eMedTV segment explores the effects of azelastine, describes how it works, and explains what you should know before taking the drug.
Azelastine ophthalmic solution is a prescription eye drop approved to treat eye allergies. This eMedTV segment describes how the medication works, explains when and how to use it, and lists possible side effects of the drug.
Azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray is used twice daily to treat seasonal allergies in adults and teens. This eMedTV article presents more information on this prescription medicine, including how it works, safety issues, side effects, and more.
Basiliximab is a drug used to prevent transplant rejection in people who recently had a kidney transplant. This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at this anti-rejection drug, with information on how it is given, how it works, safety issues, and more.
Beclomethasone nasal aerosol is used to relieve sneezing, runny nose, and other allergy symptoms. This eMedTV page explains how this nasal spray works to treat seasonal or perennial allergies, describes how to use it, and lists possible side effects.
Beclomethasone nasal spray is used to treat nasal symptoms caused by irritants and allergies. This eMedTV segment discusses other beclomethasone nasal spray uses, describes the effects of the medicine, and explains how to use the nasal spray.
Bedaquiline is a medication prescribed to treat tuberculosis in people who have no other treatment options. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works, lists potential side effects, and covers dosing tips. It also offers links to more information.
Belatacept is a drug prescribed to prevent organ rejection in people who have a kidney transplant. This eMedTV resource presents a detailed look at this medication, with information on dosing guidelines, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Belimumab is an injected drug that helps reduce symptoms of lupus by suppressing the immune system. This eMedTV Web selection provides important dosing tips, side effect information, safety warnings, and more.
The itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with bepotastine. This segment of the eMedTV Web site takes a detailed look at this drug, with information on possible side effects, dosing, when and how to take it, and more.
Available as an injection, Berinert is administered to treat sudden attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE). This eMedTV resource examines various topics, including what this drug is used for, how it is given, possible side effects, and more.
As a chemotherapy drug, bortezomib may be prescribed to treat multiple myeloma or mantle cell lymphoma. This eMedTV page examines various aspects of this medication, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and links to more details.
Bosentan tablets are taken twice a day to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This eMedTV page provides an explanation of various aspects of this prescription medication, including how it works, how it is taken, and possible side effects.
Brentuximab vedotin is a drug prescribed to treat certain types of lymphoma. This eMedTV segment presents an overview of this medication, with details on how it is administered, who it is approved for, side effects, and more.
People who have cataract surgery may use bromfenac to help reduce eye pain and swelling. This eMedTV article explores this eye drop in detail, including how it works, when it is prescribed, and possible side effects.
Budesonide nasal spray can be prescribed to treat common nasal allergy symptoms. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of the drug, explains how and when to use it, and lists possible side effects of budesonide nasal spray.
Available by prescription only, buprenorphine and naloxone is taken to treat opioid dependence. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this drug, including details on how it works, tips on when and how to use it, and possible side effects.
The buprenorphine injection is a prescription pain reliever that is classified as a controlled substance. This eMedTV page describes the effects of the medicine, offers dosing information, and explains how this drug works to treat moderate-to-severe pain.
Available by prescription only, the buprenorphine patch is a narcotic pain medication. This eMedTV article explains how this medicated skin patch works to treat moderate-to-severe pain, outlines dosing guidelines, lists potential side effects, and more.
C1 esterase inhibitor is injected to treat pain and swelling caused by sudden hereditary angioedema attacks. This eMedTV segment presents an overview of this drug, including details on how it works, dosing information, side effects, and more.
Cabozantinib can help treat a certain type of cancer in adults called medullary thyroid cancer. This eMedTV page presents an overview of this chemotherapy drug, including when it is prescribed, how it works, side effects, and links to more details.
As this eMedTV article explains, canakinumab is a medicine prescribed to treat systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis and other conditions. This selection presents an overview of this drug, including how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Carbinoxamine is an antihistamine product licensed to treat various types of allergies, including hay fever. This eMedTV Web page discusses the drug's uses in more detail, explains how it works, and offers dosing information for the product.
Carbinoxamine extended-release oral suspension is a drug prescribed to treat various allergic conditions. This eMedTV segment explores the effects of this medication, how to take it, safety warnings, and more.
Carfilzomib helps treat a type of cancer called multiple myeloma. This eMedTV article features more details on this prescription anticancer medication, including when this drug is used, how it is given, side effects, and more.
Carmustine implants are placed in the brain after tumors are removed to help treat certain types of cancer. This eMedTV page explores this prescription drug, including the type of brain tumors it is used to treat and how the implants are inserted.
Certolizumab pegol is a drug licensed for the treatment of Crohn's disease and certain other conditions. This eMedTV library explains how this medication works, describes its effects, and offers helpful dosing information.
Cesia is a generic version of Cyclessa, a prescription birth control pill. This page on the eMedTV site provides a complete overview of Cesia, including how it works, when to take it, and what to discuss with your doctor before taking it.
Cetirizine is a medication used to treat several allergy symptoms, such as runny nose and sneezing. This eMedTV Web page offers provides an in-depth look at this drug, including its uses, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Cetirizine and pseudoephedrine is an over-the-counter drug used to treat several allergy symptoms. This eMedTV article offers an overview of the combination drug, including information on its uses, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Ciclesonide is a prescription drug licensed to treat common nasal allergy symptoms. This eMedTV resource explains how it works, describes the effects of the drug, and offers tips on when and how to use it.
Available by prescription only, Claforan is an antibiotic used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. This eMedTV page contains a comprehensive look at several aspects of this drug, including how this antibiotic works, possible side effects, and more.
Colesevelam is used to treat high cholesterol and diabetes. This article from the eMedTV Web site features a complete overview of the drug, including information on how it works, what you should know before taking it, how to take it, and more.
Colestipol is a drug commonly used to help lower total and LDL cholesterol levels. This section of the eMedTV Web site contains more information on this prescription medication, including how it works, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
Controlled substances are strictly regulated to reduce the risk of abuse and illegal distribution. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at these medications and tells you what you need to know about how they are categorized.
Cordran Lotion is a prescription steroid used to relieve symptoms of eczema and other skin problems. This eMedTV segment presents an in-depth overview of this topical medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Cutivate products are prescribed for various skin conditions, such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of this medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, and a list of the different forms.
Using cyanocobalamin nasal spray once a week can help increase vitamin B12 levels in certain people. This eMedTV page features more information on this prescription medicine, including how it works, side effects, and more.
Cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion is a prescription eye drop used to treat chronic dry eyes. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this medicine, providing information on its dosing, possible side effects, general safety precautions, and more.
Dalfampridine is a medication prescribed to treat walking difficulties caused by multiple sclerosis. This eMedTV resource describes this product in detail, further exploring its effects, dosing information, and potential side effects.
Available by prescription, dalteparin is a type of "blood thinner" used to treat and prevent blood clots. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at the medicine, including information on its specific uses, how it works, and potential side effects.
Desloratadine is a common prescription medication used to treat seasonal and indoor allergy symptoms. As this eMedTV page explains, it can also be used for chronic hives and itching. This page explains how the drug works, dosing information, and more.
This eMedTV page examines desloratadine and pseudoephedrine, a combination drug that treats nasal congestion and other hay fever symptoms. This page also provides information on possible side effects and commonly prescribed doses.
This segment of the eMedTV archives presents a detailed look at desonide, a medication that treats conditions ranging from dermatitis to psoriasis and that comes in several different forms. This page discusses side effects, dosing, and more.
Desonide gel is a prescription steroid medication used to treat atopic dermatitis. This eMedTV selection takes an in-depth look at this product, explaining how it works, what to expect during treatment, dosing guidelines, and more.
Desonide lotion is prescribed to treat psoriasis, eczema, and various other skin problems. This eMedTV page explains in detail how this medicated lotion works, provides some general dosing guidelines, and describes possible side effects of this steroid.
Desoximetasone cream is a prescription drug licensed to treat eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions. This eMedTV Web selection describes how this medicated skin cream works, discusses some general dosing tips, and lists possible side effects.
Desoximetasone gel is a prescription steroid used to treat psoriasis, dermatitis, and other skin problems. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this skin gel, explaining how it works, what to expect during treatment, dosing guidelines, and more.
As a corticosteroid drug, the dexamethasone intravitreal implant is used to treat certain eye conditions. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this prescription product, with information on dosing guidelines, what to expect, and more.
Dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension is prescribed to treat eye swelling caused by certain eye problems. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this eye drop, providing details on its dosing, possible side effects, safety warnings, and more.
Dexlansoprazole is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of GERD and erosive esophagitis. This eMedTV segment explains how it works and offers more details on the drug's uses, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
Dextromethorphan and quinidine is approved for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect. This eMedTV segment describes how this prescription drug works to control sudden outbursts of laughing or crying, and lists possible side effects and dosing guidelines.
To be called a dietary supplement, a product must meet several conditions. This page on the eMedTV Web site takes a look at what these conditions are and also provides information to consider before taking any supplements.
Dinoprostone is used for several purposes, such as preparing the cervix for delivery or causing an abortion. This eMedTV page examines the various forms of this drug, along with the specific uses for each product. It also covers side effects and dosing.
Dinoprostone vaginal inserts contain a synthetic hormone that helps prepare the cervix for childbirth. This eMedTV resource presents an overview of this medication, including how it works, when it is used, possible side effects, and links to more details.
A dinoprostone vaginal suppository is used to empty the contents of a woman's uterus. This eMedTV page explains what this drug is approved for, when it is used, and how it is given. Details on side effects and safety issues are also discussed.
Dolasetron is a drug that is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy or surgery. This eMedTV Web page describes how the drug works, offers dolasetron dosing information, and explains what you should know before using the medicine.
As this eMedTV article explains, donepezil is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat symptoms of mild, moderate, or severe Alzheimer's disease. This page explains how donepezil works and discusses its effects, dosing information, and side effects.
Doxylamine and pyridoxine is approved to treat pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, including how it is taken, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Dronedarone is a drug often prescribed to treat atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter (certain arrhythmias). This eMedTV page describes the specific effects of this medicine, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Ecallantide is injected to relieve pain and swelling caused by sudden hereditary angioedema (HEA) attacks. This eMedTV segment presents an overview of this drug, with details on how it works, dosing information, side effects, and more.
Epinastine ophthalmic solution is a prescription drug used for preventing itchy eyes due to eye allergies. This eMedTV article explains how to use the eye drops, describes how the medicine works, and lists potential side effects.
Errin is a progestin-only birth control pill that is available by prescription only. This eMedTV article explains how the pill works and offers a more in-depth look at its effects, warnings and precautions, dosing information, and potential side effects.
Esomeprazole is commonly used to treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease. This eMedTV article explains how the medication works to reduce acid in the stomach and discusses its uses, potential side effects, and more.
Available by prescription only, etoposide is used to treat certain types of cancer. This eMedTV segment offers a comprehensive look at this chemotherapy medication, including details on specific uses, side effects, dosing instructions, and more.
Ezetimibe is a prescription drug often used to treat high cholesterol. This eMedTV Web page lists specific ezetimibe uses and also provides information on dosing guidelines, how the drug works, available strengths, and overdose symptoms.
Ezetimibe/simvastatin is commonly prescribed to treat high cholesterol and triglycerides. This eMedTV resource describes how the medication works, explains when and how to take it, lists some of its potential side effects, and more.
Fentanyl buccal soluble film is approved for the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this prescription narcotic, including information on how it works, dosing tips, abuse potential, and possible side effects.
The fentanyl lozenge is a prescription narcotic used to treat breakthrough cancer pain. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including its effects, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Available by prescription only, fentanyl sublingual tablets are taken to treat breakthrough cancer pain. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this drug, including details on how it works, tips on when and how to take it, and possible side effects.
Fexofenadine is commonly used to help relieve symptoms of allergies and chronic hives. This eMedTV article describes this drug in detail, with information on when and how to take it, how it works, possible side effects, precautions, and more.
Fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine is a medicine that is composed of an antihistamine and decongestant. This eMedTV segment describes the combination drug in more detail, including its effects, possible side effects, and dosing information.
Filgrastim is used to prevent infections in people receiving chemotherapy or bone marrow transplants. This eMedTV segment discusses other uses, offers dosing precautions and tips, and explains what you should know before taking the drug.
Available as a shot or a nasal spray, the flu vaccine is available at your doctor's office and other places. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of the vaccine, including side effects, how it is made, and who should get it.
Fluconazole is a prescription drug used to treat yeast infections, thrush, and other fungal infections. This eMedTV page explains what else this medicine is used for, describes how it works, lists some of its potential side effects, and more.
Flunisolide nasal solution is used to treat nasal allergy symptoms in adults and children as young as six. This eMedTV page describes specific effects of the medication, explains how to use the nasal spray, and lists side effects that may occur.
Available by prescription only, fluocinolone shampoo is a medication used to treat scalp seborrhea. This eMedTV selection gives an overview of this product, explaining how to use it, what to expect during treatment, safety warnings, and more.
Available by prescription, fluocinonide cream is used to treat psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions. This eMedTV segment describes how this medicated skin cream works, outlines some dosing guidelines, and lists possible side effects.
Flurandrenolide cream is used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. This eMedTV article gives an overview of this steroid, including details on available strengths, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Flurandrenolide tape is used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at this steroid, including information on safety concerns, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Flurbiprofen ophthalmic is an eye drop used prior to eye surgery to keep the pupil from constricting. This eMedTV resource presents an in-depth look at this drug, providing details on its dosing, possible side effects, safety precautions, and more.
Fluticasone furoate is a nasal spray that is used to treat eye and nasal allergy symptoms. This eMedTV Web page further explains what the medicine is used for, lists possible side effects of the drug, and offers general dosing information.
Fluticasone propionate nasal spray is used for treating allergic and nonallergic nasal symptoms. This eMedTV page describes the effects of the drug, explains how and when to use the nasal spray, and offers general dosing information for the medicine.
The FDA has approved fluticasone propionate ointment to treat skin conditions characterized by inflammation. This eMedTV article discusses the uses for this drug in detail, as well as side effects, dosing guidelines, and important safety precautions.
Fluvastatin is a medicine licensed to treat conditions such as high cholesterol. This eMedTV article discusses other uses for this drug and describes in detail its effects, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Available by prescription, fondaparinux is a type of blood thinner used to treat and prevent blood clots. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at the medicine, including information on how it works, how to inject it, and potential side effects.
If you have restless legs syndrome or postherpetic neuralgia, you may benefit from gabapentin enacarbil. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this medication, including how it may work, safety issues to be aware of, dosing guidelines, and more.
Gablofen is prescribed to treat severe spasticity caused by MS, cerebral palsy, or other conditions. This eMedTV Web page examines this medication, including how it is given directly into the spinal cord, possible side effects, safety issues, and more.
Gemfibrozil is a common prescription drug approved for the treatment of high triglycerides and cholesterol. This eMedTV article also lists uses of the medication, side effects, and conditions to tell your healthcare provider about before you take it.
Granisetron is a medicine used for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy or radiation. This eMedTV page describes how the drug works, offers dosing information, and explains what you should know before taking the medicine.
Granisetron transdermal is commonly used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. This eMedTV Web resource explains how to use the patch, lists potential side effects, and covers what to tell your doctor before using the medication.
Halcinonide is prescribed to treat psoriasis, eczema, and various other skin conditions. This eMedTV article describes how this skin medicine works to treat itching and inflammation, discusses dosing guidelines, and lists possible side effects.
Ibritumomab is a drug prescribed to treat cancer that affects the lymph nodes called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This eMedTV page presents an overview of this medication, with details on how the drug is given, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Icatibant can help treat sudden attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE). This selection from the eMedTV Web library presents an overview of this drug, including when it is prescribed, how it works, side effects, and links to more details.
Ingenol mebutate is used to treat precancerous lesions on the skin caused by actinic keratosis. This eMedTV resource explains how this medicated skin gel works and covers dosing instructions. Details on side effects and safety issues are also discussed.
Intravenous acetaminophen is a medicine prescribed to treat pain and fever. This page from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this medication, including details on how it works, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
A healthcare provider may prescribe ipratropium nasal spray to treat a runny nose caused by several factors. This eMedTV resource explains in detail how the medication works, offers general dosing information, and lists possible side effects.
Ivacaftor is prescribed for people who have certain types of cystic fibrosis gene mutation. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at various topics on this drug, including details on how it works, possible side effects, safety issues, and more.
Jantoven is a prescription drug approved for the prevention and treatment of blood clots. This eMedTV Web page describes how the medication works, lists side effects that may occur with treatment, and explains how to ensure a safe treatment process.
As an oral contraceptive, Junel Fe works to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation. This eMedTV article discusses this drug in more detail, including information on how the contraceptive works, when and how to take it, and some general precautions.
Ketalar is a prescription anesthetic drug that is injected into a vein or muscle. This eMedTV Web resource discusses when this medicine is used, how it is given, possible side effects, and general safety precautions to be aware of.
Applying ketoconazole foam twice daily for four weeks can help treat a skin condition called seborrhea. This eMedTV article presents a comprehensive overview of this prescription drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing tips, and more.
Ketorolac tromethamine is a prescription medication used for short-term relief of moderate to severe pain. This eMedTV Web page discusses ketorolac, including information about its uses, its strengths, and some of its potential side effects.
Lansoprazole is commonly prescribed to treat stomach ulcers, erosive esophagitis, and other conditions. This eMedTV resource discusses other uses of lansoprazole, explains how the medication works to reduce acid in the stomach, and lists side effects.
Lenalidomide is a drug used to treat myelodysplastic syndrome and other conditions. This eMedTV Web page examines various aspects of this medicine, including details on how it works, when and how to take it, safety concerns, and more.
Available by prescription only, leuprolide is used to treat a number of conditions, including endometriosis. This eMedTV article gives an overview of this drug, including details on how it works, potential side effects, how it is administered, and more.
Levocetirizine is commonly prescribed to treat allergies or chronic hives of unknown cause. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of the drug, providing information on the different uses, dosages, side effects, and precautions to be aware of.
Levora is a prescription oral contraceptive that is used to prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV article explains how Levora works, offers dosing information for this form of birth control, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Levoxyl is a prescription drug that can treat an underactive thyroid and certain types of thyroid problems. This eMedTV page offers an overview of the drug, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and some general precautions.
Lofibra, which is a form of fibrate, is commonly used to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at the uses and effects of the drug, explains when and how to take it, lists side effects, and more.
Lomustine capsules are taken every six weeks for the treatment of brain tumors or Hodgkin's disease. This eMedTV selection describes the benefits of this chemotherapy drug. It also discusses side effects, details on how it works, and dosing instructions.
Loratadine is a common non-prescription drug used to treat a range of allergy symptoms. This page of the eMedTV Web site provides an in-depth look at the drug, including how it works, dosing information, side effects to be aware of, and more.
Loratadine and pseudoephedrine sulfate is a medication used for treating common nasal allergy symptoms. This eMedTV article discusses other uses for the drug, lists possible side effects that may occur, and offers general dosing information.
Loteprednol is a prescription medicine approved to treat eye inflammation and eye allergies. This eMedTV page explains how this medicine works, describes possible side effects, and lists several safety precautions to be aware of before use.
Low-Ogestrel is a birth control pill that is only available by prescription. This page on the eMedTV site explains how and when to take Low-Ogestrel, describes how this form of contraception works, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Lutera is a generic version of Alesse, a prescription birth control pill. This eMedTV Web page offers a complete overview of Lutera, including information on how it works, general dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Maxipime is a prescription antibiotic medicine used to treat certain types of infections. This eMedTV Web page features an overview of important features of this drug, including when it is prescribed, how it is given, side effects, and more.
Mecasermin is a hormone-replacement drug used to treat children of short stature. This eMedTV page presents an overview of this prescription medicine, including when it is used, how it is given, and what to expect during treatment.
This eMedTV page defines an off-label use as one where a physician prescribes a medication to treat a condition, even though the FDA has not approved the medicine for that specific use. This page also discusses guidelines for off-label uses.
Medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection is given to prevent pregnancy and relieve endometriosis pain. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at how this drug works, dosing tips, and general safety concerns to be aware of before receiving this shot.
Mefloquine is a drug prescribed to treat or prevent malaria. This page from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this medication, including details on dosing guidelines, potential side effects, how it works, and more.
Megestrol ES comes as a liquid that is taken by mouth once daily to cause weight gain in people with AIDS. This eMedTV segment features a number of details on this drug, including potential side effects, information on clinical trials, and safety issues.
Meperidine is a prescription pain reliever that is classified as a controlled substance. This page on the eMedTV site describes the effects of the medicine, offers dosing information, and explains why this drug is rarely used nowadays.
Metronidazole cream is applied on the skin twice daily for the treatment of rosacea. This eMedTV Web page contains an overview of this prescription drug, with details on how to apply it, potential side effects, and why it is not safe for everyone.
Mevacor is a type of drug used to treat high triglycerides and high cholesterol, among other things. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this medication, with detailed information on its dosing guidelines, side effects, and more.
Miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum is a diaper rash ointment that is available by prescription. This eMedTV article explains how miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum is different from other ointments and describes the effects of the medication.
Microgestin is a combined oral contraceptive. This selection from the eMedTV site takes an in-depth look at Microgestin, including information on how it works, what you should talk to your doctor about before taking it, dosing guidelines, and more.
Midazolam is a drug that can be used as a sedative before and during surgeries and medical procedures. This eMedTV resource offers a more in-depth look at this medication and its effects, dosage guidelines, and general precautions.
Minoxidil is a nonprescription medicine used to treat male and female pattern baldness. This portion of the eMedTV Web library offers a more detailed look at this drug and its uses, potential side effects, dosing information, and general precautions.
This eMedTV segment looks at how mitomycin can be prescribed for the treatment of stomach or pancreatic cancer. It describes how this chemotherapy medication works and discusses possible side effects, dosing instructions, and various other topics.
Available by prescription, mometasone furoate cream can help treat skin conditions such as eczema. This eMedTV segment describes how this steroid works to treat various skin problems, offers general dosing guidelines, and lists potential side effects.
Mometasone nasal spray has been licensed to treat nasal polyps and allergic rhinitis. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to use it.
MonoNessa is a prescription oral contraceptive that contains two hormones, estrogen and progestin. This eMedTV page offers dosing information for this drug, lists possible side effects that may occur, and explains how this form of birth control works.
Muromonab-CD3 is used to treat transplant rejection after a heart, kidney, or liver transplant. This eMedTV segment gives an overview of this prescription medication, with details on how it works to treat organ rejection, dosing tips, and more.
Mycophenolate mofetil is used to prevent transplant rejection after a heart, kidney, or liver transplant. This eMedTV resource presents an overview of this prescription drug, with details on how it works to prevent organ rejection, dosing tips, and more.
Naftifine is used to treat certain fungal infections, including jock itch, ringworm, and athlete's foot. This eMedTV Web page explains how this drug works, how to use it, and possible side effects. It also provides a number of links to more details.
Naloxone is a medication commonly used to reverse the effects of opioids. This eMedTV Web segment provides an in-depth look at this prescription medication, including its effects, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
As an opioid antagonist, naltrexone helps people stop abusing alcohol or opioids. This part of the eMedTV Web site gives a comprehensive overview of this prescription drug, including how it affects the body, dosing tips, possible side effects, and more.
Naltrexone injection is an opioid antagonist prescribed to help people stop abusing alcohol or opioids. This eMedTV article gives a comprehensive overview of this prescription drug, including its effects, dosing tips, possible side effects, and more.
Nature-Throid is a prescription drug used for treating an underactive thyroid and other thyroid problems. This eMedTV page further explains what this product is used for, offers general dosing information, and lists possible side effects.
Niacin extended-release is a prescription drug used to lower cholesterol. This eMedTV article gives an overview of this medicine, with information on its other uses, as well as its dosing guidelines, strengths, and possible side effects.
Niacin extended-release/lovastatin is licensed to treat conditions related to cholesterol and heart disease. This eMedTV segment explains how this prescription drug works, describes its effects, and offers dosing information for the product.
Niacin extended-release/simvastatin is a prescription drug used for lowering cholesterol and triglycerides. This eMedTV segment offers a more in-depth look at this medication and its effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
The Nicorette Lozenge is a medicine that reduces nicotine withdrawal symptoms to help people stop smoking. This eMedTV page describes this nonprescription drug in more detail, with information on dosing, possible side effects, and how it works.
Part of a person's plan to quit smoking may involve nicotine nasal spray. This page of the eMedTV Web site provides a detailed overview of this prescription product, with information on how it works, dosing guidelines, side effects, and more.
If you have pain caused by chronic anal fissures, you may benefit from nitroglycerin anal ointment. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at this product and its uses, effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Available by prescription only, nitroglycerin tablets can help treat or prevent chest pain (angina). This eMedTV article explains how this medicine works to prevent angina attacks, offers general dosing information, and lists potential side effects.
Nora-BE is a generic progestin-only birth control pill that is available by prescription. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of Nora-BE, explains how and when to take this form of contraception, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Norinyl is a combined oral contraceptive that is available only by prescription. This eMedTV Web article explains how this form of birth control works, offers tips on when and how to take Norinyl, and lists possible side effects of this contraceptive.
People with certain irregular heart rhythms may receive a prescription drug called Norpace CR. This eMedTV resource presents a closer look at what this medication is used for, how it works, and why it may not be the best choice for some people.
Olopatadine nasal spray is a prescription drug licensed to treat seasonal nasal allergy symptoms. This eMedTV resource offers a more in-depth look at olopatadine nasal spray and its specific uses, effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Olopatadine ophthalmic solution is an eyedrop used to treat eye allergies. This eMedTV Web page further discusses what the medication is used for, explains how to use it effectively, and lists potential side effects to be aware of.
Omeprazole is a drug used to treat conditions such as ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This eMedTV article explains how this prescription medicine works to reduce acid in the stomach and discusses its uses and potential side effects.
Omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate treats several conditions involving the stomach, intestines, and esophagus. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at the drug, including how it works, tips for when and how to use it, and potential side effects.
Ondansetron helps to prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. This eMedTV page takes a look at how ondansetron works to block serotonin, and also lists possible side effects and general dosing guidelines for the drug.
As a prescription medication, oral tranexamic acid is used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this product, including information on how it works, side effects, and safety issues to discuss with your doctor.
Ortho-Cept is a birth control pill that is available by prescription. This article on the eMedTV site describes how Ortho-Cept works, explains when and how to take the oral contraceptive, and lists possible side effects that may occur with the pill.
The oxybutynin patch can be prescribed to treat overactive bladder symptoms, such as urinary urgency. This eMedTV page explains when and how to use oxybutynin patches, describes the effects of the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Oxycodone ER is a narcotic medication commonly prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. This eMedTV resource describes how the drug works, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
As explained in this eMedTV article, oxytocin is used to stimulate contractions either immediately before or right after childbirth. This page describes how this prescription drug works and discusses the circumstances when a woman may receive this drug.
Palonosetron is a drug that is licensed to prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy or surgery. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at the drug, including its effects, potential side effects, and dosing information.
Pantoprazole sodium (Protonix) is a drug used to treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease. This eMedTV article discusses how this medication works, what conditions it is used to treat, and side effects that may occur when using it.
Pegfilgrastim is a medication that is prescribed to prevent infections in people undergoing chemotherapy. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at pegfilgrastim and its effects, dosing information, and potential side effects.
Peginesatide is a drug prescribed for the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney disease. This eMedTV page offers a closer look at this medication, including how it works, side effects, and more. Links to more detailed information are also included.
Peginterferon alfa-2b is a medicine prescribed to treat malignant skin cancer or hepatitis C. This eMedTV resource presents an in-depth look at this drug, with details on how it works, how it is given, and what you need to know before starting treatment.
Pentazocine/naloxone is a prescription drug used to relieve pain. A number of topics are discussed in this eMedTV resource, including the type of pain this product can treat, how it works, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
Phenergan is a medicine approved to treat nausea and various other conditions. This eMedTV page describes how this prescription drug works, explains what forms it comes in and how it is used, and lists some of the potential side effects to be aware of.
Pimozide is a drug prescribed for the treatment of Tourette syndrome. This eMedTV page examines various aspects of this drug, from dosing instructions, how it works, and possible side effects, to why it may not be the best choice for some people.
Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution is prescribed to empty the bowels before certain procedures. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of this laxative, including how it works, various products available, and tips on how to use it.
Pomalidomide is taken once daily to treat a type of cancer called multiple myeloma. This eMedTV Web page presents more details on this chemotherapy drug, including when it is used, how it works, side effects, and more.
In a radiation emergency, who should take potassium iodide, and how much should be taken? This eMedTV article explains how to reduce your risk of thyroid problems, with details on how this form of iodine works. This page also describes what it cannot do.
Pravastatin is a drug used to treat high cholesterol and other conditions related to heart disease. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at this drug, with information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
The FDA has approved prednicarbate to treat various skin conditions characterized by inflammation. This eMedTV article discusses the uses for this drug in detail, as well as side effects, dosing guidelines, and important safety precautions.
A doctor may prescribe prednisone for reducing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system. This eMedTV page discusses specific conditions that this drug is used to treat, and also lists some of its possible side effects and dosing tips.
Previfem birth control pills are a common form of contraception. This eMedTV page describes Previfem in more detail, explains how it works, offers dosing precautions and tips, and explains what you should know before using this form of birth control.
Propoxyphene hydrochloride is approved for the treatment of pain. This eMedTV page offers a complete overview of this narcotic medication, including information on how it works, when and how to take it, abuse potential, and possible side effects.
People who have an overactive thyroid may be prescribed a drug called PTU. This segment of the eMedTV library takes a detailed look at this medication, with information on side effects, when and how to take it, dosing information, and more.
Qualaquin is a prescription medicine used to treat malaria. This eMedTV Web selection provides a complete overview of this medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Questran is a drug that is licensed to treat high cholesterol and itching caused by certain liver diseases. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at how the drug works, including the expected results and dosing information.
A healthcare provider may prescribe rabeprazole to treat GERD, duodenal ulcers, and other conditions. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at rabeprazole, including its uses, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Reclipsen is a prescription birth control pill that works by stopping ovulation. This eMedTV resource discusses how Reclipsen works, describes when and how to take it, and explains what you should know before using this form of birth control.
Risedronate is used to treat osteoporosis and Paget's disease. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of the drug, including detailed information on its uses, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and when and how to take it.
Risedronate and calcium is a drug used to prevent and treat osteoporosis. This portion of the eMedTV library provides a detailed overview of the drug, including information on its effects, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
The rivastigmine patch is commonly used to treat dementia caused by Parkinson's or Alzheimer's. This eMedTV page explains how to use the patch, offers dosing information for the drug, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Rosuvastatin is a prescription drug used to treat a number of conditions related to heart disease. This eMedTV page discuses some specific uses for the drug (such as treating high cholesterol), as well as how it works and its possible side effects.
Available by prescription only, ruxolitinib is a drug used for treating myelofibrosis. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to relieve symptoms and reduce an enlarged spleen. Details on dosing, side effects, and safety concerns are also included.
Sandimmune is an immunosuppressant designed to prevent chronic rejection after an organ transplant. This eMedTV segment presents a detailed look at this prescription medicine, with information on side effects, dosing, safety precautions, and more.
Simvastatin is a common prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. As this eMedTV page explains, it can also prevent cardiovascular disease. Dosing information, storage methods, and side effects are also covered.
Sinecatechins is prescribed to help treat external genital and perianal warts. This part of the eMedTV Web library explains how this medicated ointment works, offers dosing instructions, lists potential side effects, and more.
Sirolimus, an immunosuppressant, is taken after a kidney transplant in order to prevent organ rejection. This eMedTV selection takes an in-depth look at this drug, including the forms in which it is available, how to take it, what to expect, and more.
Sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid is taken prior to a colonoscopy to prep the bowels. This eMedTV page examines this colon-cleansing product, including how it works, side effects, and more. Links to more details are also included.
Streptozocin is approved to treat pancreatic islet cell cancer. More detailed information is covered in this eMedTV page, including discussions on how this chemotherapy drug works, when and how it is given, why it is not safe for some people, and more.
Available by prescription only, tacrolimus is used to treat atopic dermatitis and prevent organ rejection. This eMedTV resource gives a detailed overview of this immunosuppressant, including how it works, dosing tips, and possible side effects.
Tacrolimus ointment is a "second-line" treatment for atopic dermatitis (also called eczema). This page of the eMedTV Web site takes a detailed look at this medicine, with information on dosing, side effects, generic availability, and more.
Talwin is a drug prescribed to relieve moderate-to-severe pain. A number of topics are discussed in this eMedTV Web selection, including information on how this medicine works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
Tapazole is a drug used to treat hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid). This selection from the eMedTV archives describes this antithyroid medication in more detail, explaining how it works, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Temozolomide works to treat certain types of brain tumors by preventing cancer cells from multiplying. This eMedTV article presents an overview of this prescription chemotherapy drug, including the type of cancers it is used to treat, dosing, and more.
The testosterone buccal tablet is designed to increase testosterone to normal levels. This selection from the eMedTV site offers a complete overview of this steroid medication, with details on how it is used, what to expect during treatment, and more.
Thalomid is prescribed to treat multiple myeloma, and to treat or prevent skin reactions due to leprosy. This eMedTV page features an overview of important features of this drug, including when it is prescribed, how it is taken, side effects, and more.
Tiludronate is a prescription drug that is used for treating Paget's disease in adults. This part of the eMedTV site describes tiludronate in more detail and offers information on its effects, possible side effects, and precautions and warnings.
Tinzaparin is a type of anticoagulant used to treat blood clots. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this prescription drug, with information on dosing guidelines, warnings, side effects, and generic availability.
Tobramycin inhalation solution is used for treating a bacterial infection in those who have cystic fibrosis. This eMedTV article describes this prescription drug in more detail, including when it is used, how it works, side effects, and more.
A prescription drug, tocilizumab is used to treat three types of arthritis. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of this medication, with information on possible side effects, general dosing guidelines, and safety warnings.
Tolvaptan is used to increase low blood sodium levels caused by liver disease and other medical conditions. This eMedTV article gives a complete overview of this product, with information on dosing guidelines, how the drug works, side effects, and more.
Tositumomab is a drug prescribed to treat certain types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This eMedTV resource presents an overview of this medication, including information on how it works, how the injection is given, potential side effects, and more.
Transderm Scop is prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting due to motion sickness or certain other causes. This eMedTV page features more details on this medicine, with information on how it is used, possible side effects, and more.
Tri-Legest Fe is an oral contraceptive that is only available by prescription. This eMedTV article further explains how Tri-Legest Fe works to prevent pregnancy, lists side effects that may occur, and offers tips for those taking the contraceptive.
Tri-Linyah is a type of birth control pill licensed to prevent pregnancy and treat acne. This eMedTV Web selection features details on how this combined oral contraceptive works, covers dosing instructions, lists potential side effects, and more.
Tri-Previfem is a combined oral contraceptive that is available by prescription only. This page on the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of Tri-Previfem and offers more information on its uses, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
Triamcinolone nasal spray can be used to treat nasal allergy symptoms in adults and children. This eMedTV page explains in detail how the medication works, offers general dosing information, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Triglide is a prescription drug used to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in adults. This eMedTV segment explains how Triglide works and discusses its effects, how and when to take it, potential side effects, and available strengths.
TriNessa is a prescription oral contraceptive also commonly used for treating acne. This eMedTV page explains how TriNessa works and offers a more in-depth look at its effects, warnings and precautions, dosing information, and potential side effects.
Tripedia is a routine vaccine used to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis in young children. This eMedTV page describes how Tripedia works, provides a recommended vaccination schedule, and lists some of its common side effects.
Triphasil is a birth control pill that contains three different "phases" of pills in each pack. This eMedTV article describes this form of contraception in more detail, explains how it works, lists some of the potential side effects, and more.
As this eMedTV page explains, vandetanib may be prescribed for cases of thyroid cancer that has spread or cannot be treated with surgery. This article gives a complete overview of the drug and its effects, dosing guidelines, warnings, and side effects.
As this eMedTV page explains, if you have insomnia, your healthcare provider may recommend zolpidem sublingual tablets. This article offers an overview of this prescription sleep medicine, including how it works, side effects, and more.
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