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Wellbutrin XL Dosage - What Is Acyclovir Used For?

This page contains links to eMedTV Articles containing information on subjects from Wellbutrin XL Dosage to What Is Acyclovir Used For?. 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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  • Wellbutrin XL Dosage
    This portion of the eMedTV library explains that the starting Wellbutrin XL dosage for people with depression or seasonal affective disorder is 150 mg, taken once a day in the morning. This article also offers tips for when and how to take the drug.
  • Wellbutrin XL Side Effects
    Headaches, a dry mouth, and weight loss are some of the most common side effects of Wellbutrin XL. This eMedTV segment also takes an in-depth look at some of the more serious side effects of the drug, such as chest palpitations and suicidal thoughts.
  • Wellbutrin XR
    This eMedTV resource explains how Wellbutrin XL works to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder, and lists alternatives to the drug, such as other medicines or therapy. Wellbutrin XR is a common misspelling of Wellbutrin XL.
  • Wellbutrine
    A doctor may prescribe Wellbutrin to help treat symptoms of depression. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of Wellbutrin and lists potential side effects that may occur with the drug. Wellbutrine is a common misspelling of Wellbutrin.
  • Wellbutrinsr
    Wellbutrin SR is a long-acting medication that is used for the treatment of depression. This eMedTV Web page describes how Wellbutrin SR works and lists some of its potential side effects. Wellbutinsr is a common misspelling of Wellbutrin SR.
  • Wellbutrinxl
    Wellbutrin XL is a prescription drug used to treat depression and prevent seasonal affective disorder. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of Wellbutrin XL and explains how it works. Wellbutrinxl is a common misspelling of Wellbutrin XL.
  • Wellbutrion
    Wellbutrin is a prescription medication licensed for the treatment of depression. This eMedTV segment offers a more in-depth look at the drug, including its uses, effects, and potential side effects. Wellbutrion is a common misspelling of Wellbutrin.
  • Wellbutron
    This eMedTV page explains how the prescription drug Wellbutrin works to treat depression. This page also covers alternatives to Wellbutrin for treating depression (such as other drugs or psychotherapy). Wellbutron is a common misspelling of Wellbutrin.
  • Wellbutron XL
    As this eMedTV article explains, Wellbutrin XL treats the symptoms of depression and seasonal affective disorder by affecting certain chemicals in the brain. It is typically taken once a day. Wellbutron XL is a common misspelling of Wellbutrin XL.
  • WellChol
    WelChol is a prescription medication used to help lower "bad" cholesterol in people with high cholesterol. This eMedTV article emphasizes that WelChol should be used in combination with diet and exercise. WellChol is a common misspelling of WelChol.
  • Wera
    Wera is a type of birth control pill that works to prevent pregnancy mainly by stopping ovulation. This eMedTV Web page contains a complete overview of how this prescription contraceptive works, possible side effects, safety issues, and more.
  • West Nile Disease
    West Nile disease is caused by a virus and is most often transmitted through mosquito bites. This eMedTV Web page gives a brief overview of this disease, with information on symptoms, treatment, and more.
  • West Nile Encephalitis
    West Nile encephalitis is a severe form of West Nile virus. This selection from the eMedTV Web library offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on symptoms, treatment, and how often it occurs.
  • West Nile Statistics
    This eMedTV article provides statistics on West Nile virus, explaining how many cases occur each year in the United States. Statistics on pregnancy are also included, as is information on when West Nile virus first appeared in the United States.
  • West Nile Vaccine
    There is currently no vaccine available to protect humans from the West Nile virus. This page on the eMedTV site explains why the West Nile vaccine for horses cannot be used for humans. This page also talks about the possibility of a human vaccine.
  • West Nile Virus
    As this eMedTV article explains, the West Nile virus is commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. This Web page provides an in-depth look at this virus, including its spread in the United States.
  • West Nile Virus Cure
    Once a person has become infected with West Nile virus, there is only one cure: time. This eMedTV segment explains how there is currently no medicinal West Nile virus cure. This page also talks about the possibility of a vaccine.
  • West Nile Virus Prevention
    As this eMedTV article explains, one of the best methods for preventing West Nile virus is to avoid mosquito bites. This page of the Web site offers suggestions on how to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.
  • West Nile Virus Symptoms
    A few symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, vomiting, swollen lymph glands, and a skin rash. This eMedTV Web page lists the mild and severe symptoms of this type of infection and explains that 80 percent of infected people have no symptoms at all.
  • West Nile Virus Testing
    As this eMedTV article explains, West Nile virus testing can involve answering questions about your symptoms, having a physical, and taking certain tests (such as a blood test). This page provides information about testing for West Nile virus.
  • West Nile Virus Transmission
    In most cases, West Nile virus transmission occurs from the bite of an infected mosquito. This part of the eMedTV library provides an overview of the different ways a person can become infected with the West Nile virus.
  • West Nile Virus Treatment
    Since there is no cure for West Nile virus, treatment mainly consists of getting rest and plenty of fluids. This eMedTV article covers treatment for West Nile virus, including information on treating the more severe forms of West Nile virus infection.
  • Western Equine Encephalitis
    Western equine encephalitis is a disease that can affect the central nervous system. As this eMedTV article explains, it is spread by mosquitoes. This resource describes the condition in detail, including information on symptoms, treatment, and more.
  • Westhroid
    Westhroid is a prescription medicine most commonly used to treat an underactive thyroid. This eMedTV page describes how the drug works, provides general dosing information, and explains what you should know before starting treatment.
  • Wet Macular Degeneration
    Wet macular degeneration is an eye disease in which abnormal blood vessels grow under the macula. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed overview of this condition, with information on symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • What Are Eating Disorders?
    As this eMedTV article explains, eating disorders are serious medical problems often stemming from psychological problems. This selection from the archives offers an overview of these inappropriate behaviors, including symptoms and treatment.
  • What Are Hemmoroids?
    Hemorrhoids are often related to constipation. This eMedTV Web page briefly describes the condition, including causes, and offers a link to more information. The question, "What are hemmoroids?" is a common misspelling of "What are hemorrhoids?"
  • What Are Hemmorroids?
    This segment of the eMedTV library offers a brief look at hemorrhoids -- a common colon condition that affects the veins in and around the anus and lower rectum. The question, "What are hemorroids?" is a common misspelling of "What are hemorrhoids?"
  • What Are Hemroids?
    Hemorrhoids, as this eMedTV page explains, are a colon condition with several causes. This page lists the causes, the diagnostic process, and treatment options. The question, "What are hemroids?" is a common misspelling of "What are hemorrhoids?"
  • What Are My Options for Treating Erectile Dysfunction?
    As this eMedTV resource explains, several different options exist for treating erectile dysfunction. This segment describes these treatments in some detail and discusses how common erectile dysfunction can be after treatment for prostate cancer.
  • What Are My Options?
    Progestin-only pills, ella, and combined contraceptives are possible options for emergency contraception. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at these and other emergency contraception options if you have had unprotected sex or birth control failure.
  • What Are Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares?
    This segment of the eMedTV library defines the term flares as it pertains to rheumatoid arthritis. It also explains how they appear in some people with RA but not in others and why the cause of these flares is not always apparent.
  • What Are Rheumatoid Nodules?
    This page of the eMedTV library defines the term rheumatoid nodules. It lists the common locations they may be found and explains why they develop.
  • What Are Somas?
    As this eMedTV page explains, Soma pills are prescription muscle relaxants used to temporarily treat muscle spasms. This page further addresses the question, "What are Somas?" This page also covers how Soma works and describes possible side effects.
  • What Are Statins?
    Statins may be prescribed to treat high cholesterol and prevent related conditions. This page on the eMedTV site takes a closer look at how these drugs work, possible side effects, and general safety precautions, and includes links to more information.
  • What Are Symptoms of HPV?
    What are HPV symptoms? This eMedTV segment lists common symptoms of this disease, such as genital warts and precancerous changes in the cervix, anus, or penis. It also explains how symptoms can vary, depending on the type of HPV infection a person has.
  • What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Erectile Dysfunction Medications?
    This eMedTV page discusses the advantages and disadvantages of taking medications for erectile dysfunction. It explains when once-daily dosing may be desired as opposed to as-needed dosing and notes that insurance companies don't always cover these drugs.
  • What Are the Causes of Achondroplasia?
    What are the causes of achondroplasia? This eMedTV article explains how the causes of the condition are linked to a specific genetic mutation or inheriting the gene from a parent with achondroplasia (this cause is less common).
  • What Are the Early Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
    This eMedTV page explains that it can be hard to identify the early symptoms of fibromyalgia because they are often vague and may not be noticed until they persist for a long time. This page discusses possible symptoms and when to contact a doctor.
  • What Are the Early Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are not always readily apparent. This eMedTV Web page lists a few of the more common ones and explains why a lack of symptoms, while frustrating when making a diagnosis, is not necessarily a bad thing.
  • What Are the Foods to Avoid for High Cholesterol?
    As this eMedTV page explains, by avoiding foods that are high in cholesterol, you can lower your blood cholesterol levels and reduce your risk for associated health problems. This segment lists some of the foods to avoid, such as liver and eggs.
  • What Are the Ingredients in GoLYTELY Solution?
    As this eMedTV page explains, GoLYTELY contains polyethylene glycol, as well as potassium, sodium, and other electrolytes. This article takes a closer look at the ingredients in GoLYTELY solution and explains how to improve its flavor.
  • What Are the Latest Treatments for Fibromyalgia?
    Treatment for fibromyalgia typically involves medications, lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches. This eMedTV resource discusses the latest approaches to treating this condition, including elimination diets, which involve avoiding certain foods.
  • What Are the Long-Term Effects of Stimulants for Adult ADHD?
    As this eMedTV page explains, long-term stimulant use in adults with ADHD can cause effects ranging from weight loss to an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Consider seeing your doctor at least once a year to evaluate continued medication use.
  • What Are the Physical Signs of Depression?
    Depression causes both emotional and physical symptoms. This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses the physical ways depression manifests, such as back pain, constipation, and headache, and urges reporting these signs to a healthcare provider.
  • What Are the Side Effects of GoLYTELY?
    Nausea, stomach cramping, and anal irritation are possible reactions to the laxative GoLYTELY. This eMedTV article tells you what you need to know about GoLYTELY's most common side effects, including a link to more information on the topic.
  • What Are the Side Effects of the Drug Pacerone?
    This page of eMedTV Web site lists some of the side effects that may occur while taking the drug Pacerone. This page takes a brief look at commonly reported problems and explains what to do if you develop serious reactions. It also links to more details.
  • What Are the Signs That a Mole Could Be Skin Cancer?
    If you're worried that one of your moles is cancerous, check out this eMedTV article. In this resource, we take a quick look at the signs that point to your mole being cancerous, such as if it has a diameter larger than a pencil eraser.
  • What Are the Symptoms of Achondroplasia? Information
    Many people ask, "What are the symptoms of achondroplasia?" The most common symptom of achondroplasia is dwarfism. This eMedTV article answers the question, "What are the symptoms of achondroplasia?" and links to other articles about achondroplasia.
  • What Are the Symptoms of Appendicitis?
    As this eMedTV article explains, common symptoms of appendicitis include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. This page also explains how symptoms can differ among children, pregnant women, and the elderly.
  • What Are the Symptoms of GERD?
    There are many symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but the most common is heartburn. This eMedTV article lists other signs and symptoms (such as sore throat, coughing, and bad breath) and provides a link to more information.
  • What Are the Symptoms of High Cholesterol?
    This eMedTV segment explains that the best way to know if you have high cholesterol is with a blood test. This Web page describes what the test reveals and how often it will be conducted, and also discusses possible symptoms of high cholesterol.
  • What Are the Symptoms of Polio?
    Common signs and symptoms of polio include fever, muscle aches, nausea, and even paralysis. This eMedTV resource answers the question, "What are the symptoms of polio?" and offers a detailed list of common and uncommon polio symptoms.
  • What Are the Warning Signs of Depression?
    This eMedTV article explains that people can experience various signs of depression; warnings include a depressed mood, fatigue, and feelings of worthlessness. If these symptoms persist for at least two weeks, depression may be the reason.
  • What Are Tryglycerides
    Your body needs triglycerides to function properly. This eMedTV Web page explains where triglycerides come from and offers information on why they are important. What are tryglyerides is a common variation and misspelling of triglycerides.
  • What Caused the Plague?
    What caused the plague? As this eMedTV resource explains, the plague was contracted through the bites of infected fleas and rodents (a common transmission method today). This page also lists possible symptoms of plague, such as swollen lymph nodes.
  • What Causes Achondroplasia?
    What causes achondroplasia? There are two possibilities, as this eMedTV resource explains. A particular gene can be inherited from a parent with the condition, or this same gene can mutate and cause the disorder.
  • What Causes Acute Myeloid Leukemia?
    Researchers are continually learning more about acute myeloid leukemia and what causes it. This eMedTV article explains how certain factors, such as past chemotherapy treatment and a history of blood disorders, may increase your risk.
  • What Causes Asthma?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, researchers are still unsure of what causes asthma, but genetic and environmental factors seem to play roles in the condition. This page offers a look at what causes the condition, including lists of common triggers.
  • What Causes Chronic Pain?
    Arthritis, fibromyalgia, and nerve damage are just a few of the common causes of chronic pain. This eMedTV article talks in detail about the causes of persistent pain and explores how your treatment options will vary based on what is causing your pain.
  • What Causes Down Syndrome?
    You may have heard of Down syndrome, but do you know what causes it? This eMedTV Web page addresses this topic, including information on abnormal chromosomes and whether Down syndrome is linked to a person's environment.
  • What Causes Ebola?
    Do you know what causes Ebola? As explained in this section of the eMedTV library, the disease is caused by a virus. This article briefly discusses how the virus is transmitted and offers a link to more information.
  • What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, several different causes of erectile dysfunction exist, from underlying medical conditions, to drug side effects, to psychological factors. What is not considered a usual erectile dysfunction cause is aging.
  • What Causes High Blood Pressure?
    As this eMedTV page explains, what causes high blood pressure is often unknown, but a diet high in fat or salt can increase a person's risk of developing hypertension. Secondary hypertension is diagnosed when the cause of the condition is known.
  • What Causes High Cholesterol?
    As this eMedTV page explains, the causes of high cholesterol are unknown, but risk factors like weight and diet can increase a person's chances of developing it. Until the causes of this condition are determined, these factors must be controlled.
  • What Causes High Trigliserides
    Doctors currently do not know what causes high triglycerides. This eMedTV page explores the causes of high triglycerides and lists factors that increase this risk. What causes high trigliserides is a common misspelling of causes of high triglycerides.
  • What Causes Leprosy?
    This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at what causes leprosy (a bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae) and explains how it is transmitted, the damage it can cause, and factors that affect whether a person gets the disease.
  • What Causes Low Testosterone?
    This eMedTV Web page addresses the question of what causes low testosterone. It examines possible causes associated with the testes, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland. A link to more detailed information on possible causes is also included.
  • What Causes Lung Cancer?
    Researchers continue to study what causes lung cancer and to search for ways to prevent it. This eMedTV article looks at what causes the disease and offers in-depth explanations of each potential cause, such as cigarette smoking and radon exposure.
  • What Causes Mercer Disease?
    MRSA refers to bacteria that have become resistant to the effects of certain antibiotics. This eMedTV segment takes a brief look at the history of this infection. What causes Mercer disease is a common misspelling and variation on MRSA causes.
  • What Causes Mercer Staph Infection?
    MRSA infections are caused by a strain of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. This eMedTV article covers some of the risk factors for MRSA. "What causes mercer staph infections?" is a common misspelling and variation of MRSA causes.
  • What Causes Polio?
    What causes polio? This eMedTV page explains that polio is caused by an infection with the poliovirus, a highly contagious virus that only affects humans. This article provides a description of poliovirus and explains how it is transmitted.
  • What Causes Rabies?
    What causes rabies? As discussed in this portion of the eMedTV Web site, rabies may be caused by a bite from an infected animal, non-bite exposure, or human-to-human transmission. In most cases, what causes rabies is a bite from a rabid animal.
  • What Causes SARS?
    Since SARS is a newly discovered illness, many people are unsure of what causes SARS. As this eMedTV page explains, the condition is caused by the SARS virus, which is spread through person-to-person contact by air or touching a contaminated object.
  • What Causes Scarlet Fever?
    Scarlet fever is caused by group A streptococcus bacteria. This segment of the eMedTV archives explains in detail how the toxins produced by these bacteria can cause scarlet fever and other conditions, such as strep throat.
  • What Causes Scoliosis?
    As this eMedTV page explains, there are several possible conditions that can cause scoliosis, including infections, birth defects, and tumors. This page explains what causes scoliosis, including the fact that, in most cases, the cause is unknown.
  • What Causes the Bubonic Plague?
    As this eMedTV page explains, the bubonic plague is caused by a type of bacteria called Yersinia pestis. This article takes a look at what Yersinia pestis is, where it is found, and how it is most commonly transmitted.
  • What Chronic Pain Support Groups Are Available?
    As this eMedTV resource explains, there is a support group for nearly every type of chronic pain -- both in person and online. This segment explores this topic in some detail, covering the many benefits such groups represent.
  • What Could Happen If Thalidomide Was Taken While Pregnant?
    This eMedTV segment explains what kinds of problems could happen if thalidomide were taken by a woman while pregnant, such as birth defects and fetal death. This page also provides a link to more detailed information on this topic.
  • What Do the Different Stages of Cancer Mean?
    In this part of the eMedTV site, we talk about what the different stages of cancer mean. We also explain why staging is a useful tool in your treatment plan and how different types of cancer may have different staging systems.
  • What Do the Terms Relapse and Nonresponse Mean With Hepatitis C?
    If you have hepatitis C, you may have heard the terms relapse and nonresponse. This page of the eMedTV site explains what these terms mean and how they relate to the presence of the hepatitis C virus in your bloodstream.
  • What Do You Take Rifampin For?
    This eMedTV resource examines the drug rifampin, including details on what you take it for and how it works. This article also explains whether this prescription medicine has off-label (unapproved) uses and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • What Does a Mucus Plug Look Like?
    First-time mothers may wonder: What does a mucus plug look like? This eMedTV resource describes what a mucus plug looks like and links to a variety of articles about other signs of labor.
  • What Does Abilify Treat?
    Many people wonder what Abilify treats. As this page on the eMedTV site explains, Abilify is approved to treat various mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depression (when used with antidepressants).
  • What Does Ativan Treat?
    This eMedTV page explains that Ativan is approved to treat anxiety and severe seizures in adults and children (age 12 and older). This page further addresses the question, "What does Ativan treat?" This page also describes several off-label Ativan uses.
  • What Does Avalide Do?
    If you have high blood pressure, you may benefit from Avalide. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes a closer look at what Avalide does and how it works to lower blood pressure. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • What Does BMI Stand For?
    You may have heard the term "BMI" -- but what does it stand for? As this eMedTV page explains, it stands for "body mass index." This article explains how BMI is used to assess a person's level of body fat and help predict weight-related health problems.
  • What Does Botox Treat?
    Besides treating facial lines, what else is Botox used for? As this eMedTV page explains, Botox is known for its ability to improve the appearance of wrinkles but can also be used to treat severe sweating, eye problems, and head or neck spasms.
  • What Does Ciprofloxacin Cure?
    As this eMedTV page explains, ciprofloxacin is used for treating various bacterial infections, such as pneumonia and bronchitis. This article takes a closer look at what types of infections ciprofloxacin can cure, including off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Does Clonazepam Treat?
    Many people wonder, "What does clonazepam treat?" As this segment from the eMedTV library explains, clonazepam is used for the treatment of panic disorder in people with or without agoraphobia; it also treats seizures in people with epilepsy.
  • What Does Darvocet Treat?
    This eMedTV article answers the question, "What does Darvocet treat?" As this page explains, Darvocet is approved to treat mild to moderate pain. It is used for short-term pain relief (such as after a surgery), as well as long-term pain control.
  • What Does Demerol Look Like?
    As Demerol (meperidine) is a common drug of abuse, many people may wonder, "What does it look like?" This eMedTV segment describes what brand-name and generic versions of the drug look like and explores Demerol's abuse potential.
  • What Does Digoxin Do?
    As this eMedTV article discusses, digoxin works to treat congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation by improving the efficiency of the heart. This page further explains what digoxin does and how it works. A link to more information is also provided.
  • What Does Generic Demerol Look Like?
    As generic Demerol may be commonly abused, people may be curious as to what it looks like. As this eMedTV article explains, generic Demerol tablets are round and white, but the markings on the pills will vary depending on the particular manufacturer.
  • What Does Geodon Treat?
    This eMedTV resource answers the question, "What does Geodon treat?" Geodon is a prescription antipsychotic medication used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It can control symptoms of these conditions and help prevent relapses.
  • What Does Haldol Do?
    Many people may have heard of the medication Haldol, but what does Haldol do? This article from the eMedTV Web site offers information on what Haldol is used for and explains how this antipsychotic medicine can be used in children.
  • What Does Horny Goat Weed Do?
    Many people are curious about what horny goat weed does. As this eMedTV page explains, it is claimed to be beneficial for sexual enhancement and the treatment of various conditions, including osteoporosis, heart disease, and various infections.
  • What Does Hydroxyzine Treat?
    As this eMedTV page explains, hydroxyzine is commonly prescribed for several uses, such as nausea and vomiting, itching, and anxiety. This page takes a closer look at what hydroxyzine is used to treat and how it works, with a link to more information.
  • What Does Lanoxin Do?
    Lanoxin is used to treat certain heart conditions, but how does it work? This selection from the eMedTV site explains what Lanoxin does, including how it helps the heart pump more efficiently. A link to more in-depth information is also provided.
  • What Does Letairis Do?
    How does Letairis treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)? This eMedTV article discusses what Letairis does within the body and lists some of the benefits of using this drug. It also links to more detailed information.
  • What Does Levitra Do?
    As this page from the eMedTV Web site explains, Levitra is used by many men to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). This article offers a brief overview of what Levitra does, including information on how it works and possible off-label uses.
  • What Does Lithium Treat?
    Many people wonder, "What does lithium treat?" As this eMedTV page explains, it is used to treat bipolar disorder. Specifically, it is approved for treating manic episodes and can be used as a long-term treatment to prevent manic or depression episodes.
  • What Does Meperidine Look Like?
    If you have been prescribed meperidine, you may be curious about its appearance. This eMedTV segment gives more details on what the drug looks like, explaining how both brand-name and generic meperidine tablets are round and white.
  • What Does Metronidazole Vaginal Gel Treat?
    A doctor may prescribe metronidazole vaginal gel for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. This eMedTV resource features more details on what metronidazole vaginal gel is used to treat and how it works. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Does NuLYTELY Taste Like?
    Although NuLYTELY solution has a mineral-water taste, there are various flavoring packets available. This eMedTV Web selection describes what NuLYTELY tastes like and lists some of the different flavors that you can mix into this laxative solution.
  • What Does Percocet Treat?
    Many people wonder, "What does Percocet treat?" As this eMedTV page explains, Percocet is approved to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It is commonly used to treat short-term pain (due to injuries or surgeries) but can also treat chronic pain.
  • What Does Promethazine Treat?
    This eMedTV page explains that promethazine is used to treat nausea, motion sickness, and various types of allergies. The medication can also be used as a sedative in certain situations, which this page also discusses, with a link to more information.
  • What Does Provera Do?
    This eMedTV segment discusses how Provera works to treat certain menstrual problems in women by replacing progesterone the body is unable to make. This page further explains what Provera does and how it works, and also links to more detailed information.
  • What Does Seroquel Treat?
    This eMedTV article addresses the question, "What does Seroquel treat?" Seroquel is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar depression, and manic episodes. It is approved to relieve symptoms of these conditions and help prevent relapses.
  • What Does Tasigna Do?
    Tasigna is prescribed to treat chronic myeloid leukemia in adults. This page from the eMedTV Web library takes a closer look at what Tasigna does and how it works. A link to more detailed information on possible uses for this drug is also provided.
  • What Does Topamax Treat?
    Topamax is used to treat epileptic seizures in children and adults, and prevent migraines in adults. This eMedTV Web resource further explores conditions Topamax treats and covers possible off-label uses, with a link to more information.
  • What Does Tramadol Treat?
    This eMedTV article addresses the question, "What does tramadol treat?" This page explains that tramadol is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. This page also explains how the medication works.
  • What Does Viagra Do?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Viagra is used by many men to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). This article offers a brief overview of what Viagra does, including information on how it works and possible off-label uses.
  • What Does Vicodin Treat?
    This eMedTV article addresses the question, "What does Vicodin treat?" This page explains that Vicodin is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. This page also describes some off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Does Vincristine Treat?
    Healthcare providers may recommend vincristine as a type of chemotherapy for certain types of cancer. This eMedTV Web selection addresses the question of what vincristine is used to treat. It also offers a link to more details on uses for this drug.
  • What Does Xanax Treat?
    Many people wonder, "What does Xanax treat?" As this segment from the eMedTV Web site explains, Xanax is used to treat generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. It can also be used "off-label" for treating other conditions, such as PMDD.
  • What Drug Classification Does Ciprofloxacin Belong To?
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, ciprofloxacin belongs to a drug classification known as fluoroquinolones. This article gives a brief overview of this antibiotic, explains how ciprofloxacin works, and links to more detailed information.
  • What Drug Company Makes Revia?
    As explained in this eMedTV article, Duramed Pharmaceuticals is the company that makes the drug Revia. This resource takes a look at what this medication is used for and whether generic versions are available. It also links to more details.
  • What Drugs Are Used to Treat Psoriatic Arthritis?
    Many different drugs are used to treat psoriatic arthritis, some of which are sold over-the-counter (OTC). This eMedTV segment lists some of the medications available, such as naproxen and infliximab, and discusses the ones that are typically avoided.
  • What Foods to Avoid for IBS
    If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), foods to avoid may include milk, beans, and chocolate. This eMedTV segment offers more information on the types of foods that may worsen IBS symptoms, such as gas-producing foods and foods that contain gluten.
  • What Happens If You Smoke While on Nicotine Patch?
    If you smoke while using the nicotine patch, it could cause a nicotine overdose. This eMedTV segment explains what happens if you smoke while on the nicotine patch, even if you aren't wearing a patch at the time. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Happens When You Stop Taking Prednisone
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