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Psoriasis Causes - Rabies and Travel

This page contains links to eMedTV Articles containing information on subjects from Psoriasis Causes to Rabies and Travel. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Quinaretic HCT
    Quinaretic (sometimes called Quinaretic HCT) is a prescription drug used to control high blood pressure. This eMedTV selection gives a brief overview of this medication and includes a link to learn more.
  • Quinine and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV page explains that you may need to use caution if you take quinine (Qualaquin) while breastfeeding. This page further explores this topic, including details on whether quinine passes through breast milk and the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Quinine and Pregnancy
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains why the full risks of taking quinine (Qualaquin) during pregnancy are unknown. This article also takes an in-depth look at some of the potential problems this drug may cause during pregnancy.
  • Quinine Dosage
    This eMedTV article explains that for treating mild cases of malaria, the typical quinine dose is two capsules taken every eight hours for seven days. This page further discusses dosing guidelines and lists several important tips for using this drug.
  • Quinine Drug Information
    Quinine is a prescription drug used to treat uncomplicated (or mild) malaria. This eMedTV page offers more information on quinine, explaining the drug's dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and what your doctor needs to know prior to treatment.
  • Quinine Overdose
    This eMedTV Web resource explains that seizures, heart arrhythmias, and other problems can occur if a person takes too much quinine (Qualaquin). This article outlines other potential overdose symptoms and treatment options.
  • Quit Smoking
    If you're making a list of reasons to quit smoking, you can add stronger bones. Studies have shown that smoking increases your risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Here's the good news -- the effects of smoking on bones are reversible. So, quitting smoking now can help improve your bone health over time, along with your overall health.
  • Quixin and Breastfeeding
    It is unknown if Quixin passes through human breast milk. This selection from the eMedTV Web library explains how no research has been done on the potential risks of breastfeeding while using Quixin eye drops, and why problems are unlikely.
  • Quixin and Pregnancy
    If you are expecting, tell your doctor before using Quixin (levofloxacin ophthalmic solution). This eMedTV page describes the results of studies on pregnant animals who were given Quixin and lists the FDA's official pregnancy rating for the drug.
  • Quixin Dosage
    Your dose of Quixin will depend on the severity of your eye infection. This article from the eMedTV Web library discusses other factors that may affect your dosage. A list of important recommendations for using this eye medicine is also provided.
  • Quixin Drug Interactions
    Currently, there are no known drug interactions with Quixin. As this eMedTV page explains, however, it is possible that some interactions have yet to be discovered, so tell your healthcare provider about all medications you are taking before using Quixin.
  • Quixin Medication Information
    Quixin is a prescription eye drop used to treat conjunctivitis (pink eye). This eMedTV page offers more information on Quixin, including how to use this medication, possible side effects, and what your doctor needs to know.
  • Quixin Overdose
    If you use too much Quixin, you may have eye irritation, such as burning or discomfort. This eMedTV Web segment describes what to expect with an overdose, including information on how a healthcare provider may treat any problems that occur.
  • Quixin Side Effects
    Headaches, eye discomfort, and temporary vision loss are among the common side effects of Quixin. This eMedTV resource lists several other possible reactions to this medication, including potentially serious problems that require immediate medical care.
  • Quixin Uses
    Quixin eye drops are prescribed for treating a certain type of eye infection. This eMedTV Web selection further describes specific uses for Quixin, including possible off-label (unapproved) uses. This page also explains how this eye medication works.
  • Quixin Warnings and Precautions
    Using Quixin may increase your risk for allergic reactions or other problems. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at other important precautions and warnings for Quixin, including information on who should not use this eye medication.
  • Qutenza
    Qutenza is a prescription medication used to treat nerve pain that occurs after having shingles. This eMedTV page discusses how the drug works, as well as its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
  • Qutenza and Breastfeeding
    It is unclear if Qutenza (capsaicin 8% patch) passes through human breast milk. This eMedTV page discusses breastfeeding and Qutenza in more detail, including issues to discuss with your healthcare provider before nursing a child.
  • Qutenza and Pregnancy
    Qutenza (capsaicin 8% patch) appears to pose little risk to a developing fetus. However, as this eMedTV page explains, you should let your doctor know (prior to using Qutenza) if you are pregnant, as there may be potential risks.
  • Qutenza Dosage
    The standard dosage of Qutenza for treating post-shingles nerve pain is one patch applied every 12 weeks. This eMedTV page further discusses the dosing guidelines for the skin patch, including some tips on when and how to use this medication.
  • Qutenza Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV page explains that there are no known drug interactions with Qutenza at this time. However, drug interactions may be discovered in the future, so it is important to talk to your healthcare provider about other medicines you are taking.
  • Qutenza Overdose
    This section of the eMedTV Web site explains that you should seek immediate medical attention if you overdose on Qutenza (capsaicin 8% patch). This page also lists possible treatment options for an overdose, including supportive care.
  • Qutenza Patch Information
    This eMedTV Web segment provides important information on the Qutenza patch, a prescription medication used to treat nerve pain due to shingles. This page also covers general dosing guidelines and explains why this drug may not be suitable for everyone.
  • Qutenza Side Effects
    Some of the Qutenza side effects discussed in this eMedTV article include common side effects, such as skin reactions. This page also lists potentially serious side effects that may require immediate medical care, such as difficulty breathing.
  • Qutenza Uses
    This eMedTV Web article explains that Qutenza is used to treat nerve pain following a case of shingles. This page also describes how the prescription medication works and covers possible off-label uses for the skin patch.
  • Qutenza Warnings and Precautions
    As this eMedTV page discusses, some of the warnings and precautions with Qutenza involve a potential increase in blood pressure and the safety of using this patch while pregnant or nursing. This article also explains who should not use this medication.
  • Qvar and Breastfeeding
    The manufacturer of Qvar does not recommend taking the drug while breastfeeding. This eMedTV segment discusses Qvar and breastfeeding, including information on why many healthcare providers believe the drug is generally safe for breastfeeding women.
  • Qvar and Pregnancy
    In studies on Qvar and pregnancy, the drug caused miscarriages and birth defects when given to animals. This eMedTV page further discusses why Qvar may be unsafe for pregnant women and explains how the FDA's pregnancy category system works.
  • Qvar Dosage
    The suggested starting Qvar dosage for people taking an inhaled steroid is 40 to 160 mcg twice daily. This eMedTV page also offers Qvar dosing guidelines for those taking bronchodilators alone and includes tips and precautions for using the inhaler.
  • Qvar Drug Interactions
    Currently, there are no known Qvar drug interactions. As this section of the eMedTV Web site explains, however, it is possible that there may be certain Qvar drug interactions that are not yet known at this time.
  • Qvar Overdose
    A short-term overdose of Qvar is not likely to be dangerous. As this eMedTV article explains, however, taking large doses of Qvar long-term may cause serious problems. This page also describes treatment options that are available for a Qvar overdose.
  • Qvar Uses
    The Qvar inhaler is typically used twice a day to help prevent asthma attacks from occurring. This eMedTV Web page further explains how Qvar works, discusses whether the drug can be used in children, and lists possible "off-label" Qvar uses.
  • Qvar Warnings and Precautions
    Like all steroids, Qvar may slow the growth of children and teenagers. This eMedTV resource offers other Qvar warnings and precautions, lists existing medical conditions your doctor should know about, and explains who should avoid taking the drug.
  • Rabeprazole Sprinkle
    Rabeprazole sprinkle is used as a treatment for GERD symptoms in children. This eMedTV article presents a comprehensive overview of this prescription medication, including when and how to take it, possible side effects, safety issues, and more.
  • Rabeprazole Sprinkle Dosage
    Rabeprazole sprinkle is taken once daily. Specific dosing instructions are covered in this eMedTV article, with details on how often and how long you should take this medicine and other helpful tips to ensure a safe, effective treatment process.
  • Rabeprazole Sprinkle Drug Information
    Rabeprazole sprinkle is prescribed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children. This eMedTV Web page examines this drug, including information on why it is not suitable for some people and side effects that may occur.
  • Rabeprazole Sprinkle Side Effects
    As this eMedTV segment explains, those who take rabeprazole sprinkle may experience side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. This page examines the problems associated with this medication and describes what to do if serious reactions occur.
  • Rabeprazole Uses
    As this eMedTV segment explains, rabeprazole has been licensed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), duodenal ulcers, erosive esophagitis, and other conditions involving the stomach, esophagus, and intestines.
  • Rabies and Bites
    There are a few ways that a person or an animal can get rabies, and bites are the most common. This eMedTV Web page takes a look at the steps involved in diagnosing and treating rabies and bites from both domestic and wild animals.
  • Rabies and Pets
    Statistics concerning rabies and pets indicate that cats are more likely to have the disease than dogs. This eMedTV resource explains the risk that cases of rabies in pets present for humans and stresses the importance of vaccinating pets for rabies.
  • Rabies and Travel
    As this eMedTV page explains, many countries in the developing world are unable to control rabies, and travel to such countries increases the risk of getting the disease. This article looks at ways to avoid getting rabies while traveling.
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