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What Is Adalimumab Used For? - What Is Elavil Used For?

This page contains links to eMedTV Articles containing information on subjects from What Is Adalimumab Used For? to What Is Elavil 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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  • What Is Adalimumab Used For?
    This eMedTV article discusses how adalimumab helps relieve inflammatory conditions affecting the joints, spine, and digestive system. This page describes the conditions adalimumab is used for and also talks about off-label uses.
  • What Is Adapalene Used For?
    As explained in this portion of the eMedTV library, adapalene is approved to treat acne, but it also has several other uses. This page lists some of these "off-label" uses of adapalene (such as treating rosacea) and describes how this medication works.
  • What Is Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide Used For?
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, adapalene/benzoyl peroxide is used for treating acne in adults and children age nine and older. This resource explains how the acne medication works and describes possible off-label uses for this product.
  • What Is Addison Disease?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Addison disease (also called Addison's disease) is an illness caused by a malfunction of the adrenal glands. This page lists some of the causes and possible symptoms of this condition.
  • What Is Addison's Disease?
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Addison's disease is an adrenal cortex condition characterized by fatigue, weakness, and other symptoms. This page also outlines treatment options, causes, and tests commonly used to make a diagnosis.
  • What Is ADHD?
    This video is an overview of ADHD and the ADHD video presentation.
  • What Is Adherence?
    As this video explains, adherence means following your healthcare provider's instructions for taking a medication.
  • What Is Advanced Cancer?
    As you'll see in this eMedTV article, the term "advanced cancer" doesn't mean the same thing to everyone. To help clarify, this page explains what advanced cancer is and talks about the other types of cancer it is often confused with.
  • What Is Aflibercept Used For?
    Adults who have "wet" macular degeneration may benefit from eye injections of aflibercept. This eMedTV article takes a look at this and other uses for aflibercept, including unapproved uses. An explanation on how the drug works is also included.
  • What Is Alcaftadine Used For?
    This eMedTV Web selection explains why alcaftadine is used for relieving and preventing itchy eyes caused by allergies. This resource describes how this prescription eye drop works and also discusses its safety in children as young as two years old.
  • What Is Alclometasone Used For?
    Alclometasone is prescribed to treat various skin conditions, such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. This eMedTV segment discusses the uses of alclometasone in more detail, with information on how it works and whether it is safe for use in children.
  • What Is Aldesleukin Used For?
    Aldesleukin is prescribed to help the body fight certain types of skin or kidney cancer in adults. This eMedTV segment explains how the drug works to treat these cancers. A list of possible off-label (unapproved) aldesleukin uses is also provided.
  • What Is Alefacept Used For?
    Alefacept is approved to reduce the symptoms of plaque psoriasis. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at the uses of alefacept, including information on the drug's use in children, as well as its "off-label" indications.
  • What Is Alemtuzumab Used For?
    The primary use for alemtuzumab is to treat a type of leukemia in adults -- namely, B-CLL. This eMedTV page discusses this topic in detail, with information on how this drug works, possible off-label uses, and more.
  • What Is Alendronate and Cholecalciferol Used For?
    Alendronate and cholecalciferol is used for the treatment of osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women. This eMedTV article describes the effects of the drug and discusses possible off-label alendronate and cholecalciferol uses.
  • What Is Alendronate Effervescent Tablet Used For?
    As this eMedTV resource explains, alendronate effervescent tablets are used for the treatment of osteoporosis in certain men and women. This article further explores what this medication is prescribed for, including some off-label uses.
  • What Is Alendronate Used For?
    Alendronate is used to treat osteoporosis and Paget's disease of the bone. This eMedTV segment provides more information on what alendronate is used for, including a list of "off-label" uses, such as treating cancer that has spread to the bones.
  • What Is Alfuzosin Used For?
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, alfuzosin is used for relieving the symptoms of an enlarged prostate in adults. This page also describes how the medication works and lists some off-label alfuzosin uses, such as treating premature ejaculation.
  • What Is Aliskiren and Valsartan Used For?
    This eMedTV article explains why aliskiren and valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure in adults. This resource takes a closer look at this prescription drug, discussing how it works, possible off-label uses, and whether children can take it.
  • What Is Aliskiren Used For?
    Aliskiren is used for the treatment of high blood pressure in adults. This eMedTV article contains detailed information on these uses, including an explanation of how this prescription drug works and why lowering your blood pressure is important.
  • What Is Aliskiren-Amlodipine-Hydrochlorothiazide Used For?
    Adults who have high blood pressure may benefit from using aliskiren-amlodipine-hydrochlorothiazide. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at when a doctor may prescribe this drug and describes how this combination product works to lower blood pressure.
  • What Is Aliskiren-HCTZ Used For?
    This eMedTV resource discusses how aliskiren-HCTZ is used for lowering high blood pressure in adults. This page further explains aliskiren-HCTZ uses, including an explanation of how the drug works to reduce blood volume and relax the blood vessels.
  • What Is Aliskiren/Amlodipine Used For?
    Although adults can use aliskiren/amlodipine, this product is not recommended for children. This eMedTV article explains why, describes how this medication works to reduce high blood pressure, and addresses off-label uses.
  • What Is Allegra Used For?
    As this segment of the eMedTV archives explains, Allegra is used to treat seasonal allergy symptoms as well as chronic hives and other conditions. The article also describes how the drug works and who can use it.
  • What Is Allopurinol Used For?
    Common allopurinol uses include preventing high uric acid levels in people with certain health conditions. This eMedTV Web resource takes a closer look at what allopurinol is used for, including its use in children and possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Almotriptan Used For?
    What is almotriptan used for? Almotriptan is used to treat migraine headaches once they start. This eMedTV resource explains that almotriptan is not used to prevent migraines and is not approved for use in certain people.
  • What Is Alogliptin and Metformin Used For?
    This eMedTV article explains why alogliptin and metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes by describing the drug's effects in the body. It also addresses the issue of whether children can take this medication, as well as possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Alogliptin and Pioglitazone Used For?
    This eMedTV article examines what alogliptin and pioglitazone is used for. It covers information on how this prescription drug works to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes and also talks about whether it is safe for children and older adults.
  • What Is Alogliptin Used For?
    This eMedTV article explores what alogliptin is used for. It explains how this prescription drug works to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes and also talks about whether it is safe for children and older adults.
  • What Is Alopecia Areata?
    Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease characterized by hair loss. This eMedTV page gives a brief overview of alopecia areata, with information on who it affects, what its symptoms are, and how it can be treated.
  • What Is Alosetron Used For?
    Adult women who are trying to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome may benefit from using alosetron. This eMedTV segment contains information on specific uses for this drug. It also describes how it works and why it is not safe for children.
  • What Is Alprazolam Used For?
    Some people wonder, "What is alprazolam used for?" Alprazolam is used to treat panic disorder or anxiety. This eMedTV page also lists possible "off-label" alprazolam uses, such as the treatment of insomnia, PMDD, or agitation.
  • What Is Alprazolam XR Used For?
    As this portion of the eMedTV Web site explains, alprazolam XR is used for treating adults who suffer from panic disorder. This resource discusses these and other alprazolam XR uses, including "off-label" uses and its use in children.
  • What Is Amiodarone Used For?
    As this eMedTV Web selection explains, amiodarone is used for treating serious heart rhythm problems in adults. This page takes an in-depth look at how this drug works, covers potential unapproved uses, and discusses whether it can be given to children.
  • What Is Amoxicillin Prescribed For?
    This eMedTV Web resource explains that amoxicillin is licensed to treat several conditions, such as ear infections, nose infections, strep throat, and gonorrhea, to name a few. This page takes a closer look at the many uses of amoxicillin.
  • What Is Angina Pectoris?
    Many people wonder, "What is angina pectoris?" As this eMedTV article explains, angina pectoris is a heart condition that is characterized by chest pain. This page offers a brief overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatment of each type of angina.
  • What Is Angina?
    Most people confuse angina with a heart attack, so it's important to know the difference between the two. This eMedTV page explains what angina is, with a detailed look at the condition, including causes, symptoms, and how it compares to a heart attack.
  • What Is Appendicitis?
    Simply put, appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. This eMedTV Web page offers basic information on this condition, including causes, possible symptoms, and treatment options (such as surgery).
  • What Is Aquaphor?
    Many people may have heard of Aquaphor Healing Ointment, but what is Aquaphor actually used for? This eMedTV segment describes the benefits of this product, explains how it works, and offers general information on when and how to use it.
  • What Is Argatroban?
    Argatroban is prescribed to prevent and treat blood clots in people who have a certain reaction to heparin. This eMedTV segment further discusses what argatroban is, how it works, and how it affects the body. A link to more details is also provided.
  • What Is Asthma?
    With asthma, inflammation of the airways makes it difficult to carry air in and out of the lungs. This eMedTV page provides detailed information on this condition, including possible symptoms, common triggers, how it is diagnosed, and treatment options.
  • What Is Atenolol Used For?
    This eMedTV resource lists numerous uses for atenolol, including high blood pressure control and relief of chest pain caused by angina. This page also lists some off-label uses for the medication, such as treating migraines or anxiety.
  • What Is Ativan Prescribed For?
    This eMedTV resource explains that Ativan is approved to treat adults and children (age 12 and older) who have anxiety or severe seizures. This page also covers possible off-label uses and further addresses the question, "What is Ativan prescribed for?"
  • What Is Ativan?
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, Ativan is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety and severe seizures. This page further explains what Ativan is, including an explanation of how it works and a description of possible side effects.
  • What Is Augmentin Prescribed For?
    As this segment from the eMedTV Web archives explains, Augmentin is prescribed for treating various types of bacterial infections, including ear infections, sinus infections, and pneumonia. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is Autism?
    What is autism? As this eMedTV article explains, autism is a brain disorder that affects thought, communication, and social interaction. This Web page also includes information on the possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options for autism.
  • What Is Avalide?
    This eMedTV article talks about what Avalide is used for and how it works. As this Web page explains, Avalide lowers blood pressure by improving blood flow and making it easier for the heart to pump blood. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Azithromycin Used For?
    What is azithromycin used for? This eMedTV page explains that azithromycin is used to treat common infections (such as pneumonia and ear infections) in both children and adults, as well as sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and chlamydia.
  • What Is Baclofen Used For?
    Baclofen is primarily used for treating spasticity caused by certain spinal cord or brain injuries. This eMedTV Web page also lists possible "off-label" uses, such as the treatment of chronic hiccups, cluster headaches, and bladder spasms.
  • What Is Bactrim Prescribed For?
    This eMedTV page explains that Bactrim is an antibiotic that is approved to treat several infections, such as ear infections, traveler's diarrhea, and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. This page further discusses the uses of Bactrim.
  • What Is Benadryl?
    Have you ever wondered what Benadryl is? As this segment from the eMedTV archives explains, Benadryl is an antihistamine medication used for treating a variety of conditions, including allergy symptoms, insomnia, and common cold symptoms.
  • What Is Benicar Used For?
    High blood pressure (hypertension) can be managed with the prescription drug Benicar. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of this medicine in more detail and discusses whether Benicar is used for hypertension in children.
  • What Is Benzonatate Used For?
    Benzonatate is licensed for use as a cough suppressant. This page from the eMedTV archives takes a closer look at what benzonatate is used for and how it works. This page also explores "off-label" uses and explains whether children can take this drug.
  • What Is Benzonatate?
    Benzonatate is a type of prescription cough suppressant. This eMedTV article takes a look at what benzonatate is used for, who can take it, and why it may not be the best choice for certain people. A link to more information is also provided.
  • What Is Bird Flu?
    Viruses that cause bird flu occur naturally in wild birds worldwide, but are rarely found in humans. This eMedTV Web page answers the question, "What is bird flu?" in detail, including why it's a concern for humans.
  • What Is Blepharitis?
    This segment of the eMedTV Web site explains what blepharitis is and lists possible symptoms. It also describes the various treatment options and discusses the usual prognosis. A link to more detailed information on the condition is also included.
  • What Is Blood Presure?
    Blood pressure is the pressure inside your blood vessels. This eMedTV resource explains why it's important to maintain a normal blood pressure. What is blood presure is a common misspelling and variation of what is blood pressure.
  • What Is BMI?
    BMI is short for body mass index, which is a measurement of body fat based on a person's height and weight. This eMedTV Web page explains how this number is used to help determine if a person is overweight or obese.
  • What Is Bromelain Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, bromelain is used for treating or preventing several conditions, such as arthritis, blood clots, and cancer. This page further describes the uses of the supplement and explains why more research is necessary.
  • What Is Bromelain?
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, bromelain is a type of enzyme that may have several medicinal effects. This resource further explains what bromelain is, how it may work, and whether it is effective for various uses.
  • What Is Buprenorphine?
    Buprenorphine comes in many different forms and is used to treat pain and other conditions. This article from the eMedTV site talks about what buprenorphine is used for and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • What Is Butterbur Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, butterbur is an herbal supplement used for a variety of medicinal purposes, such as treating allergies and preventing migraines. This article describes other potential benefits of butterbur and covers its effectiveness.
  • What Is Butterbur?
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, butterbur is a type of plant that may have several medicinal properties, such as treating allergies or migraines. This page further discusses what butterbur is and how it works, as well as possible side effects.
  • What Is Byetta Used For?
    What is Byetta used for? Byetta treats type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. This eMedTV article explains how Byetta increases insulin production and decreases sugar production, and also explains why the medicine is not used in children.
  • What Is Bypolar?
    Bipolar disorder is a disease characterized by severe shifts in mood, energy, and functioning. As this eMedTV article explains, the disorder is treatable, but if left untreated, symptoms can worsen. Bypolar is a common misspelling of bipolar.
  • What Is Calcitriol Ointment Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, calcitriol ointment is used for treating mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis. This Web page takes a closer look at this skin medicine, including possible unapproved uses and whether it is safe for use in children.
  • What Is Calcium Used For?
    Calcium is used for treating osteoporosis, low calcium in the blood, and high blood pressure. This eMedTV resource lists other common calcium uses, explores the effectiveness of this mineral, and discusses the use of this supplement in children.
  • What Is Carafate?
    Available by prescription, Carafate is approved for treating duodenal ulcers. This eMedTV segment explains what Carafate is, how it is used, and what to tell your doctor before starting treatment. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Cefepime?
    This eMedTV Web resource explains that cefepime is licensed to treat several conditions, such as pneumonia, bladder infections, and skin infections, just to name a few. This page takes a closer look what cefepime is used for and how it works.
  • What Is Ceftin?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Ceftin is used to treat various bacterial infections, such as strep throat and sinus infections. This article offers a brief overview of what Ceftin is, including information on how it works and possible side effects.
  • What Is Celebrex Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, Celebrex is a prescription medication that is mainly used to treat the inflammation and pain that can accompany conditions such as arthritis and painful menstrual periods. Off-label Celebrex uses are also discussed.
  • What Is CellCept?
    CellCept is prescribed to prevent organ rejection after a heart, kidney, or liver transplant. This eMedTV Web page further discusses what CellCept is used for, how it works, and dosing guidelines. A link to more details is also provided.
  • What Is Cephalexin Prescribed For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, cephalexin is often prescribed for the treatment of bacterial infections (such as sinus infections or urinary tract infections). It can also be used to prevent heart valve infections.
  • What Is Cephalexin Used For?
    What is cephalexin used for? This eMedTV page explains that this prescription antibiotic can treat bacterial infections and prevent heart valve infections. It can also be a substitute for penicillin if a person is allergic to that particular drug.
  • What Is Chiropractic?
    Chiropractic care is a form of spinal manipulation that is done by hand. This portion of the eMedTV Web site explains the theories behind it and includes information about the profession's history, which was founded in 1895.
  • What Is Chlamydia?
    Many people have heard of the term chlamydia, but what is it exactly? This section of the eMedTV library offers a detailed overview of this common sexually transmitted disease, with information on symptoms, treatment, complications, and more.
  • What Is Chloroquine Used For?
    This eMedTV article explains that chloroquine is commonly used for treating malaria and extraintestinal amebiasis. It can also be used for malaria prevention. This article takes a closer look at the uses of this drug, including "off-label" uses.
  • What Is Cholera?
    Cholera is an acute illness characterized by watery diarrhea and rapid fluid loss. This eMedTV Web page discusses the symptoms, transmission, and treatment of this illness and offers links to in-depth articles on specific aspects of this disease.
  • What Is Cholesterol?
    Many people wonder, "What is cholesterol?" As this eMedTV article explains, cholesterol is something your body needs to work properly. This page explains this topic in detail and talks about the health risks of having too much cholesterol in the blood.
  • What Is Cipro For?
    As this eMedTV Web article discusses, Cipro is approved for treating various bacterial infections, including pneumonia and sinus infections. This article takes a closer look at what Cipro is used for, including possible off-label uses of this drug.
  • What Is Cipro Used For?
    As this eMedTV article discusses, Cipro is used for treating various bacterial infections, such as pneumonia and bronchitis. This article takes a closer look at uses of this medication and how the drug works to prevent bacteria from multiplying.
  • What Is Cipro?
    If you have a bacterial infection, your doctor may suggest Cipro. This eMedTV Web page offers a brief description of what Cipro is prescribed for, including specific uses and details on how the drug works. A link to more information is also provided.
  • What Is Ciprodex?
    As this eMedTV article discusses, Ciprodex is approved for treating certain bacterial ear infections, including otitis media and otitis externa. This article takes a closer look at what Ciprodex is used for, how it works, and general dosing guidelines.
  • What Is Ciprofloxacin Prescribed For?
    As this eMedTV resource explains, ciprofloxacin is prescribed for treating various bacterial infections, such as pneumonia and bronchitis. This article takes a closer look at other possible uses of this antibiotic and explains how the drug works.
  • What Is Ciprofloxacin Used For?
    This eMedTV page explores the many different bacterial infections that can be treated with ciprofloxacin. Its use, however, is recommended only when certain bacteria are involved. This page also explains how this drug works and its safety in children.
  • What Is Ciprofloxacin?
    If you have a bacterial infection, your doctor may suggest ciprofloxacin. This eMedTV page offers a brief description of what ciprofloxacin is used for, including specific uses and details on how the drug works. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Clindamycin Prescribed For?
    This segment of the eMedTV Web library explains that clindamycin is prescribed for several conditions, such as certain bacterial infections, acne, and bacterial vaginosis. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • What Is Clindamycin Used For?
    Clindamycin has been approved for various bacterial infections, such as skin or respiratory infections. This eMedTV resource discusses what else clindamycin is used for, describes how the antibiotic works, and explains whether it is used in children.
  • What Is Clobetasol Propionate Used For?
    A doctor may prescribe clobetasol propionate for use in the treatment of various skin conditions. This eMedTV segment explores how this drug works to treat eczema, psoriasis, and other skin problems. Some off-label uses for the drug are also described.
  • What Is Clobetasol Propionate?
    If you have certain skin problems like eczema or poison ivy, you may benefit from clobetasol propionate. This eMedTV Web page takes a look at what clobetasol propionate is used for and how it works. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is Clonazepam Prescribed For?
    This eMedTV selection takes a closer look at what clonazepam is prescribed for. As this article explains, clonazepam is often prescribed for the treatment of panic disorder (in people with or without agoraphobia) and certain types of epileptic seizures.
  • What Is Clonazepam Used For?
    Clonazepam is primarily used for the treatment of epileptic seizures and panic disorder. This eMedTV article offers a detailed discussion on what the drug is used for, including information on off-label clonazepam uses and using the drug in children.
  • What Is Clonazepam?
    The question "What is clonazepam?" is addressed in this eMedTV segment. As this article explains, clonazepam is a prescription benzodiazepine medication approved for the treatment of various forms of epileptic seizures and panic disorder.
  • What Is Clonidine Prescribed For?
    Although often used for high blood pressure and ADHD, clonidine can also be used to control cancer pain. This eMedTV selection takes a closer look at the different forms of clonidine and gives an overview of the conditions they treat.
  • What Is Clonidine Used For?
    Clonidine is approved to treat high blood pressure, severe cancer pain, and ADHD. This eMedTV Web page covers these uses of clonidine in more detail, explains how this drug is used "off-label," and discusses the use of this medication in children.
  • What Is Clonidine?
    This eMedTV segment answers the question, "What is clonidine?" As this article explains, clonidine is a medication approved for treating high blood pressure, severe cancer pain, and ADHD. It comes in the form of tablets, skin patches, and an epidural.
  • What Is Colyte?
    colyte is often used to cleanse the bowel prior to a colonoscopy or other test that requires an empty colon. This eMedTV page takes a quick look at what colyte is used for, how it is used to ensure accurate test results, and more.
  • What Is CoolSculpting?
    CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical method used to reduce body fat in people. This eMedTV segment explains how the procedure works, the expected results, and the extent to which discomfort is felt afterward.
  • What Is COPD?
    This eMedTV page explains that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease in which the lungs are damaged and it becomes difficult to breathe. This page further discusses what COPD is, including possible symptoms and prevention tips.
  • What Is Cordran Lotion Used for?
    A doctor may prescribe Cordran Lotion to treat psoriasis, eczema, or other skin problems. This eMedTV Web selection takes a brief look at what Cordran Lotion is used for, how it works, and general dosing tips. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Coreg Used For?
    This eMedTV article explains what Coreg is used for. This page explains that Coreg is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, and can also improve survival following a heart attack.
  • What Is Cormax?
    If you have psoriasis, eczema, or other skin conditions, you may benefit from Cormax. This eMedTV page takes a look at what Cormax is used for, describes dosing information, and explains how it works. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Cushing's Disease?
    Cushing's disease is a disorder that affects women five times more often than men. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at what Cushing's disease is, including information on symptoms, causes, and treatment.
  • What Is Cyclocort Cream?
    If you have eczema, poison ivy, or other skin conditions, you may benefit from Cyclocort cream. This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at what Cyclocort cream is used for and how it works. A link to more information on this drug is also included.
  • What Is Cyclosporine Used For?
    People who have had an organ transplant may take cyclosporine to prevent an organ rejection. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at other approved and unapproved uses for cyclosporine, and describes whether children can take this drug.
  • What Is Cyclosporine?
    Cyclosporine is prescribed to prevent organ rejection and treat severe psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV segment further discusses what cyclosporine is, how it works, and how it affects the body. A link to more details is also provided.
  • What Is Cytotec?
    Cytotec is given to people who are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and are at risk for ulcers. This eMedTV Web page takes a brief look at what Cytotec is and how it works. It also offers a link to more information on this prescription drug.
  • What Is Dantrolene Used For?
    If you have muscle spasticity or an upcoming surgery, your doctor may recommend that you use dantrolene. This eMedTV segment contains details on specific reasons this muscle relaxant is prescribed and describes how it works in adults and children.
  • What Is Darvocet Used For?
    You may be wondering, "What is Darvocet used for?" As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, Darvocet is a narcotic drug used for treating mild to moderate pain, with or without a fever. This article takes a closer look at this drug.
  • What Is Darvocet?
    This eMedTV Web page answers the question, "What is Darvocet?" As this article explains, it is a medication that is licensed for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. It contains a narcotic medication and is classified as a controlled substance.
  • What Is Darvon?
    This selection from the eMedTV site answers the question, "What is Darvon?" This article explains how the prescription medication works to relieve pain and offers some tips on how to use this pain reliever safely and effectively.
  • What Is Decadron Used For?
    As this eMedTV page discusses, Decadron is used for treating various conditions, such as asthma, pneumonia, and rheumatoid arthritis. This page takes a closer look at uses of this medication and how the drug works. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Decadron?
    A doctor may prescribe Decadron to treat various conditions, such as certain eye and ear problems. This eMedTV Web page offers a brief description of what Decadron is prescribed for, including specific uses and details on how the drug works.
  • What Is Dementia?
    What is dementia? As this eMedTV page explains, it is not a specific disease; rather, it is a term used to refer to a group of symptoms that affect the brain. This article explains what these symptoms are and discusses their history.
  • What Is Demerol Used For?
    Many people may have heard of Demerol, a narcotic drug, but what is it used for? As this eMedTV resource explains, the drug is used for treating pain. Injectable forms of this drug can also be used as an anesthesia and for preoperative sedation.
  • What Is Demerol?
    Demerol has been around for decades, but many people still don't know what it is; so, what is Demerol? This eMedTV segment describes what this medication is used for and explains why it is no longer commonly prescribed for sedation and pain relief.
  • What Is Depakote Used For?
    Depakote helps prevent migraines and treat epilepsy (as well as mania associated with bipolar disorder). This eMedTV page discusses the uses of Depakote in more detail and explains how this prescription medication is used for off-label purposes.
  • What Is Deplin?
    A doctor may prescribe Deplin to improve the effectiveness of antidepressants or antipsychotics. This eMedTV page offers a brief description of what Deplin is prescribed for, including uses and how the drug works. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Desonide Cream?
    If you have poison ivy, eczema, or other skin conditions, you may benefit from desonide cream. This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at what desonide cream is used for and how it works. A link to more information on this drug is also included.
  • What Is Desonide Ointment Used For?
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