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Prednisone
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.
Omeprazole
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.
Loratadine
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.
Flu Vaccine
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.
Dietary Supplements
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.
Phenergan
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.
Prednisone Side Effects
Short-term side effects of prednisone may include headaches, insomnia, and mood changes. This part of the eMedTV Web site also lists long-term prednisone side effects and explains which require immediate medical attention.
Simvastatin
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.
Levoxyl
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.
Fexofenadine
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.
Fluconazole
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.
Phenergan Side Effects
Dizziness, fatigue, and insomnia are possible negative reactions to Phenergan. This article from the eMedTV site lists other common Phenergan side effects and describes potentially serious problems that should be reported to your doctor right away.
Atarax
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.
Phenergan Suppositories
Phenergan suppositories are typically used for treating nausea and vomiting. This eMedTV article describes how this medicine works, explains how to use rectal suppositories, and lists a few potential side effects of promethazine (the active ingredient).
Phenergan and Pregnancy
At this time, it is unclear whether Phenergan (promethazine) is safe for pregnant women. This eMedTV resource offers more information on pregnancy and Phenergan, and describes some of the problems that may occur if a fetus is exposed to this drug.
Gemfibrozil
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.
Ketorolac
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.
Minoxidil
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.
Midazolam
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.
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