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What Is Eletriptan Used For? - What Is Naproxen Prescribed For?

This page contains links to eMedTV Articles containing information on subjects from What Is Eletriptan Used For? to What Is Naproxen Prescribed 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 Eletriptan Used For?
    What is eletriptan used for? Eletriptan is used to treat migraine headaches once they start. This eMedTV resource explains how eletriptan works to relieve migraine symptoms, such as a throbbing headache pain, sensitivity to light, or vision changes.
  • What Is Elidel Used For?
    A doctor may prescribe Elidel to treat mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis in adults and children. This eMedTV page explores what Elidel is used for, including possible unapproved uses for the skin cream. A link to more details is also provided.
  • What Is Elidel?
    A doctor may prescribe Elidel to treat mild-to-moderate cases of atopic dermatitis (eczema). This eMedTV Web page offers some details on what Elidel is prescribed for, how it works, and dosing tips. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Elinest Used For?
    As explained in this eMedTV Web selection, Elinest is a contraceptive prescribed to prevent pregnancy. This page contains information on how this birth control pill works and also describes some unapproved ("off-label") uses for Elinest.
  • What Is Emoquette Used For?
    Women who want to use an oral contraceptive may choose to use Emoquette. This page of the eMedTV Web site explains in detail how this birth control pill works and also discusses its use in children and teens, as well as off-label uses.
  • What Is Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Used For?
    Emtricitabine and tenofovir is mainly used to treat HIV and AIDS. As this eMedTV page explains, however, it can also be used in certain situations to prevent HIV infection in people exposed to the virus (known as postexposure prophylaxis).
  • What Is Emtricitabine Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, emtricitabine is used for treating HIV and AIDS in adults and children (as young as newborns). This page describes how the drug works to stop the HIV virus from multiplying and also discusses off-label emtricitabine uses.
  • What Is Emtricitabine/Rilpivirine/Tenofovir Used For?
    Emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir is a drug licensed for HIV and AIDS treatment in adults. This eMedTV page describes how the drug works to prevent HIV from multiplying and explains whether there are off-label emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir uses.
  • What Is Enbrel Used For?
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site lists the different conditions that Enbrel is used for, explains in some detail how it works, and describes the drug class it belongs to. There is also a link to more detailed information on this medicine.
  • What Is Enfuvirtide Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, enfuvirtide is used for treating HIV and AIDS in adults and children. This page covers uses of the drug in more detail and describes how enfuvirtide can prevent the HIV virus from multiplying and infecting healthy cells.
  • What Is Enoxaparin Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, enoxaparin uses are primarily concerned with treating and preventing blood clots. This page examines these and other reasons for using this blood thinner, including off-label uses and whether it is safe for children.
  • What Is Enpresse Used For?
    Although Enpresse is mainly used for preventing pregnancy, it can also be used off-label for other purposes. This eMedTV resource discusses some of these possible off-label Enpresse uses and explains how the drug works for preventing pregnancy.
  • What Is Enskyce Used For?
    Although Enskyce is licensed for preventing pregnancy, it can also be prescribed for other reasons. This eMedTV article examines what Enskyce is used for, including details on how it works, who can take it, and possible unapproved uses.
  • What Is Entacapone Used For?
    Entacapone is used for treating Parkinson's disease. This article from the eMedTV archives describes how the drug works to improve the effectiveness of levodopa and explains whether there are any entacapone uses approved for children.
  • What Is Enzalutamide Used For?
    Men with prostate cancer that has not adequately responded to other treatment may receive enzalutamide. This eMedTV segment explores specific uses for enzalutamide and explains how it works to help slow down the progression of the disease.
  • What Is Epilepsy?
    Epilepsy is a brain disorder that results in different types of seizures. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this condition, with information on its types, symptoms, treatment options, and educational implications.
  • What Is Epinastine Ophthalmic Solution Used For?
    Epinastine ophthalmic solution is a drug used for preventing eye allergy symptoms, such as itchy eyes. This eMedTV resource covers the uses of epinastine ophthalmic solution in more detail and describes how this antihistamine medication works.
  • What Is Epirubicin Used For?
    Epirubicin is a medication that is prescribed for the treatment of breast cancer. This article from the eMedTV library further explains what epirubicin is used for and lists possible "off-label" uses for the medication.
  • What Is Epoetin Alfa Used For?
    Epoetin alfa is used for treating anemia caused by renal failure, chemotherapy, or zidovudine (an HIV drug). This eMedTV resource describes these epoetin alfa uses in more detail and explains whether the medicine can be used in children.
  • What Is Eprosartan Used For?
    This eMedTV page discusses how eprosartan is used for lowering high blood pressure in adults. This page further explores the drug's uses, including an explanation of how it works to relax the blood vessels and possible off-label reasons to take the drug.
  • What Is Eprosartan/HCTZ Used For?
    If you have high blood pressure, you may benefit from using eprosartan/HCTZ. This eMedTV page provides information on what this drug is used for, including details on how it works and an explanation of what happens if high blood pressure goes untreated.
  • What Is EPS and Why Is My Doctor Recommending It?
    This clip explains why your doctor may recommend EPS and explains why the study is useful.
  • What Is Eribulin Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, eribulin is prescribed to treat breast cancer in adults who have not had success with other cancer treatments. This article discusses this and other uses for eribulin, including possible "off-label" reasons to use the drug.
  • What Is Erlotinib Used For?
    Erlotinib is licensed to treat advanced cases of pancreatic cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. This eMedTV selection covers the uses of erlotinib in detail, with an explanation of how the drug works and what age groups it is approved for.
  • What Is Errin Used For?
    Errin is a progestin-only birth control pill that is used for preventing pregnancy. This eMedTV resource further explores Errin uses (including off-label uses) and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of this form of contraception.
  • What Is Erythromycin Used For?
    This eMedTV resource discusses in detail the many different bacterial infections that can be treated with erythromycin. Its use, however, is recommended only when certain bacteria are involved or when certain resistance patterns are not present.
  • What Is Erythromycin/Benzoyl Peroxide Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide is used for treating acne in adults and adolescents age 12 and older. This page explains how this medicine works to kill acne-causing bacteria and whether there are off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Is Esmolol Used For?
    Esmolol is approved to treat arrhythmias, tachycardia, or hypertension during emergencies or surgeries. This eMedTV resource covers the uses of esmolol in more detail, explains how the medicine works, and discusses the use of this drug in children.
  • What Is Estarylla Used For?
    Even though Estarylla is approved for use in preventing pregnancy, it can be prescribed for other reasons. This eMedTV segment explores the uses for Estarylla, with details on how it works, who can take it, and various unapproved uses.
  • What Is Estazolam Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, estazolam is used primarily as a short-term treatment for insomnia. This page also explains how the drug works by affecting certain brain chemicals and describes the effects that estazolam can have on the body.
  • What Is Esterified Estrogens Used For?
    Esterified estrogens is used for treating menopausal symptoms and other conditions. This article from the eMedTV archives covers other esterified estrogens uses and explains whether the drug can be used off-label for other conditions.
  • What Is Estradiol Cypionate Used For?
    The primary Estradiol cypionate uses include treating menopausal symptoms and hormone deficiencies. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at what estradiol cypionate is used for, including its off-label use for men who are undergoing a sex change.
  • What Is Estradiol Vaginal Cream Used For?
    Estradiol vaginal cream is used for treating vaginal inflammation, usually in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV Web page takes a in-depth look at what the medicine is used for and explains whether there are any off-label estradiol vaginal cream uses.
  • What Is Fentanyl?
    Fentanyl is an active ingredient found in several prescription pain medications. This page from the eMedTV Web archives provides more information about this painkiller, including details on why some people may not be able to safely use fentanyl.
  • What Is Fibromyalgia?
    This segment of the eMedTV archives takes a look at what fibromyalgia is by exploring the most common symptom, possible causes, and why treatment can sometimes be difficult. There are also links to more detailed information on this topic.
  • What Is Flagyl Prescribed For?
    If you have a bacterial infection, your doctor may suggest Flagyl. This eMedTV Web page offers a brief description of what Flagyl is prescribed for, including approved and unapproved uses of this antibiotic. A link to more information is also provided.
  • What Is Flomax Used For?
    What is Flomax used for? As this eMedTV segment explains, Flomax is used to relax the muscles of the prostate and the bladder in order to relieve symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. This page also highlights some off-label Flomax uses.
  • What Is Fluconazole?
    As this article from the eMedTV archives explains, fluconazole is a prescription drug used for treating various fungal infections, such as yeast infections and thrush. It is also licensed to prevent fungal infections in bone marrow recipients.
  • What Is Fluocinonide Cream?
    People with eczema, poison ivy, or other skin problems may benefit from fluocinonide cream. This eMedTV resource describes what fluocinonide cream is prescribed for and how it works. A link to more information on this drug is also provided.
  • What Is Fluocinonide Ointment Used For?
    This eMedTV segment explains that fluocinonide ointment is used for treating itching and inflammation caused by various skin conditions. This article describes how this prescription drug works and lists specific uses, including possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Fluocinonide?
    As this eMedTV article explains, fluocinonide is a prescription skin medication that can help reduce inflammation and itching associated with many skin conditions. This resource explains what fluocinonide is used for and gives a link to more information.
  • What Is Fluticasone Propionate Cream Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, fluticasone propionate cream is used for reducing inflammation and itching caused by poison ivy, eczema, and other skin conditions. This page takes a look at how this medicine works and describes unapproved reasons to use it.
  • What Is Fluticasone Propionate Cream?
    People with eczema, poison ivy, or other skin conditions may benefit from fluticasone propionate cream. This eMedTV resource takes a look at what fluticasone propionate cream is used for and how it works. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is GABA?
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library provides a brief explanation of what GABA is. It also discusses what the supplements are used for, how they may help treat various conditions, potential side effects, safety concerns, and more.
  • What Is Gatifloxacin?
    This selection from the eMedTV library explains what gatifloxacin is and what condition it is commonly used to treat. This page also explains how the drug works and offers a link to more detailed information on this product.
  • What Is Geodon Used For?
    As this article from the eMedTV archives explains, Geodon is used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is used to treat symptoms of these conditions and to help prevent relapses from occurring.
  • What Is Geodon?
    This eMedTV segment answers the question, "What is Geodon?" Geodon is a medication used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is an antipsychotic drug that works by blocking or lessening the effects of certain brain chemicals.
  • What Is GERD?
    This eMedTV article explains that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which stomach acid comes back up the esophagus and damages it. This page also discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatment options available.
  • What Is Giardia?
    Giardia is a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal illness giardiasis. This eMedTV article answers the question "What is Giardia?" and lists some of the symptoms to watch for. A link to more information is also provided.
  • What Is Giardiasis?
    As this eMedTV page explains, giardiasis is an intestinal illness caused by a one-celled parasite and is characterized by bouts of diarrhea. This page also discusses what causes this infection and explains who is most likely to get it.
  • What Is Glucagon?
    As this eMedTV page explains, glucagon is a hormone that the body uses to control blood sugar levels. This article explains in more detail what glucagon is used for and provides a link to more information on the medication.
  • What Is GoLYTELY Bowel Prep?
    GoLYTELY is a laxative that is used to empty the bowels before certain procedures. This portion of the eMedTV site explains what GoLYTELY is used for and talks about what else you will need to do as part of your bowel prep before a colonoscopy.
  • What Is GoLYTELY?
    GoLYTELY is a prescription laxative, but what is it used for, specifically? This eMedTV Web selection gives an overview of this product and how it works to cleanse the bowels before certain procedures. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is Gonorrhea?
    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a certain type of bacteria. This eMedTV resource describes this condition in detail, including transmission methods, treatment, and complications that can result if gonorrhea is left untreated.
  • What Is Guaifenesin?
    Guaifenesin is an expectorant used to help treat chest congestion. This segment of the eMedTV archives provides a brief overview of guaifenesin, with information on what you should consider before taking it, how it works, and possible side effects.
  • What Is Gurd?
    What is GERD? As this eMedTV resource explains, GERD is a condition characterized by heartburn and other symptoms. This article describes the condition in more detail and explains why it occurs. What is gurd is a common misspelling of what is GERD.
  • What Is Haldol Used For?
    Many people may have heard of Haldol (as it is an older drug), but what is it used for? As this eMedTV segment explains, Haldol is approved to treat psychotic disorders, tics associated with Tourette syndrome, behavior problems, and severe ADHD.
  • What Is Hepatitis A?
    This eMedTV page addresses the question, "What is hepatitis A?" It takes a quick look at the hepatitis A virus and explains how it can lead to symptoms like jaundice and tiredness. Also included in this article is a link to more detailed information.
  • What Is Hepatitis B?
    Many people know that hepatitis B affects the liver, but what is it, specifically? This eMedTV segment gives an explanation of the hepatitis B virus, with details on how it is treated and some of its most common symptoms.
  • What Is High Blood Pressure?
    What is high blood pressure? Despite popular myth, high blood pressure is not nervous tension. This page on the eMedTV site debunks myths about high blood pressure and provides links to detailed information about this condition.
  • What Is Horny Goat Weed?
    This eMedTV segment answers the question, "What is horny goat weed?" As this article explains, it is a flowering plant often used in herbal supplements. It is used for a variety of different purposes, probably most often for treating sexual problems.
  • What Is HPV?
    Many people wonder, "What is HPV?" As this eMedTV segment explains, HPV is the acronym for human papillomavirus. This article offers an overview of this topic, explaining how the virus can cause genital and non-genital warts, as well as cancer.
  • What Is Hydrocodone Used For?
    Many people want to know what hydrocodone is used for. As this eMedTV Web page explains, hydrocodone is an active ingredient in many prescription medications used for treating short-term and long-term pain. It can also be used as a cough suppressant.
  • What Is Hydrocodone?
    Many people wonder what hydrocodone is. As this section of the eMedTV site explains, hydrocodone is a narcotic active ingredient used in many prescription pain and cough medications. It is a controlled substance that has the potential to be abused.
  • What Is Hydroxyzine Used For?
    Some of the approved hydroxyzine uses include the treatment of itching, nausea, and vomiting. This eMedTV article lists other conditions the drug can treat, including possible off-label uses, and discusses whether children can take it.
  • What Is Hydroxyzine?
    Hydroxyzine is a prescription antihistamine approved for treating several conditions, including itching. This eMedTV Web article offers a brief overview of this drug, including what hydroxyzine is used for, how it works, and possible side effects.
  • What Is Hypertension?
    Hypertension is a serious medical condition in which the pressure in the blood vessels is too high. This eMedTV resource explains how high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke, and other serious conditions if not properly managed.
  • What Is In Darvocet?
    Many people are curious about what is in Darvocet. As this eMedTV page explains, Darvocet contains two active ingredients and several inactive ingredients (depending on the particular product). This article takes a closer look at these ingredients.
  • What Is in Floxin Otic?
    People with certain bacterial ear infections may benefit from Floxin Otic. This eMedTV page offers a brief description of what is in Floxin Otic, how it works, and why some of the inactive ingredients in this drug may cause problems for certain people.
  • What Is In Qsymia?
    As explained in this eMedTV page, Qsymia is a drug prescribed to help people lose weight. This page explains what is in Qsymia, and describes how these ingredients work. It also links to more details.
  • What Is in Yervoy?
    Yervoy is a synthetic protein used to help boost the immune system's ability to fight cancer cells. This eMedTV segment offers a brief look at what is in Yervoy and how it works to treat advanced melanoma. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Indocin Used For?
    What is Indocin used for? As explained in this eMedTV resource, Indocin is used for relieving pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by arthritis and other painful conditions. This article also discusses common off-label uses of Indocin.
  • What Is Interstitial Cystitis?
    What is interstitial cystitis? As this eMedTV article explains, it is a chronic bladder condition that causes pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. This page also covers information on its symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
  • What Is Irinotecan's Mechanism of Action?
    By blocking the actions of a certain enzyme, irinotecan can help treat colon or rectal cancer. This eMedTV segment further explores irinotecan's mechanism of action and provides a link to more detailed information on this prescription drug.
  • What Is Kalydeco?
    Kalydeco is a prescription medicine used to treat a specific type of cystic fibrosis. The eMedTV Web page examines what Kalydeco is prescribed for, when and how to take it, and possible side effects. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Keflex Prescribed For?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the drug Keflex is used to prevent heart valve infections. Keflex is also often prescribed for treating bacterial infections, such as sinus infections and bronchitis. A link to detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Keflex Used to Treat?
    As this page from the eMedTV site explains, Keflex is used to treat various types of bacterial infections, such as pneumonia or UTIs. It can also be used to prevent heart valve infections. A link to more in-depth information on this topic is provided.
  • What Is Ketamine?
    A doctor may use ketamine as the anesthetic for certain medical procedures. This eMedTV page offers a brief description of what ketamine is used for, including specific uses and details on how the drug works. A link to more details is also provided.
  • What Is Ketoprofen?
    As an NSAID, ketoprofen is used for pain and inflammation -- but what conditions can it treat, specifically? This eMedTV article has the answer, including other basic facts about the medication, such as side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • What Is Ketorolac Used For?
    What is ketorolac used for? Ketorolac is used for relieving pain, such as that which follows a procedure. This eMedTV resource discusses other types of pain that ketorolac may relieve, such as pain associated with kidney stones or cancer.
  • What Is Klonopin Prescribed For?
    Many people may have heard of Klonopin but may still wonder, "What is it prescribed for?" This eMedTV Web page offers information on what the drug is prescribed for and also explains how this medication can be used for "off-label" purposes.
  • What Is Lamictal Used For?
    Lamictal is licensed to treat certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy. This article from the eMedTV Web site offers more information on what Lamictal is used for, including its use as a mood stabilizer to treat bipolar disorder.
  • What Is Lasix Used For?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the prescription drug Lasix is used for controlling high blood pressure and treating water retention due to cirrhosis, kidney disease, or congestive heart failure. A link to more information is also provided.
  • What Is Leflunomide Used For?
    Leflunomide is licensed to treat rheumatoid arthritis in adults. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to slow the progression of the disease. This article also explains how leflunomide is used off-label for treating certain conditions.
  • What Is Leflunomide?
    A healthcare provider may prescribe leflunomide to treat rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV Web resource further discusses what leflunomide is used for, how it works, and how it affects the body. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Letrozole Used For?
    What is letrozole used for? The drug is approved for the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV Web page describes in detail how the drug works and lists possible off-label uses for letrozole.
  • What Is Levaquin Prescribed For?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Levaquin is prescribed for treating various types of infections in adults. It can also be used to prevent certain infections. A link to more detailed information on the topic is also included.
  • What Is Levaquin Used For?
    Levaquin is used for treating skin infections, bronchitis, and other types of bacterial infections. This eMedTV resource discusses other Levaquin uses, describes how the antibiotic works, and explains whether it is approved for use in children.
  • What Is Lidoderm?
    As this selection from the eMedTV Web site discusses, the Lidoderm patch is approved for treating nerve pain following a case of shingles. This article takes a closer look at what Lidoderm is, how it works, and possible side effects.
  • What Is Lisinopril Used For?
    What is lisinopril used for? As this eMedTV page explains, the drug is used to lower blood pressure, treat heart failure, and increase survival after a heart attack. This page discusses these lisinopril uses in detail and also covers off-label uses.
  • What Is Lithium Used For?
    This eMedTV resource answers the question: "What is lithium used for?" Lithium is used for controlling symptoms of bipolar disorder. It is used to treat manic episodes and can be used as a long-term treatment to prevent episodes of mania or depression.
  • What Is Lithium?
    Many people know that lithium is a naturally occurring element, but what is lithium used for medicinally? As this eMedTV resource explains, lithium products are commonly used for treating manic episodes in people with bipolar disorder.
  • What Is Locoid Cream?
    People with certain skin problems like eczema or psoriasis may benefit from Locoid cream. This eMedTV resource takes a brief look at what Locoid cream is used for and how it works. A link to more information on this medication is also included.
  • What Is Lodine Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Lodine is often used for the treatment of general pain or inflammation and arthritis symptoms. This article takes a closer look at Lodine's uses, including off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Is Lortab Used For?
    This article from the eMedTV archives talks about the uses of Lortab, a medication approved for relieving moderate to moderately severe pain. It is most commonly used to treat short-term pain, such as pain due to a surgery, injury, or dental procedure.
  • What Is Lotensin Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, Lotensin is used to help control high blood pressure. This Web page talks about how Lotensin works and discusses off-label uses like treating kidney problems in people with scleroderma.
  • What Is Low Testosterone?
    People who have abnormally low levels of a certain male hormone may have low testosterone. This eMedTV Web selection describes what low testosterone is, possible symptoms, and treatment options. A link to more details is also provided.
  • What Is Lung Cancer?
    Lung cancer is a condition in which uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells begins in lung tissue. This eMedTV article explains this disease in detail, providing information about causes, types, stages, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • What Is Lupron Used For?
    Relieving prostate cancer symptoms and stopping puberty are some of the uses for Lupron. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at what Lupron is used for, including possible unapproved uses of the drug. A link to more details is also provided.
  • What Is Lupron?
    A doctor may prescribe Lupron to treat prostate cancer symptoms or precocious puberty. This eMedTV Web selection further discusses what Lupron is, how it works, and how it affects the body. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Lurasidone?
    Lurasidone is a type of atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotic. This eMedTV article briefly describes what lurasidone is used for and how it is believed to work. A link to more detailed information on this drug is also included.
  • What Is Lutein?
    Lutein is a type of pigment that may help treat various eye conditions. This eMedTV article further discusses what lutein is, including information on its potential benefits and what to tell your doctor before using this supplement medicinally.
  • What Is Lyrica Used For?
    This eMedTV resource explains that Lyrica is used for treating several conditions, such as postherpetic neuralgia, epilepsy, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and fibromyalgia. A link to more detailed information on these uses is also included.
  • What Is Meclizine Used For?
    Meclizine is licensed to treat motion sickness and vertigo (a spinning sensation). This article from the eMedTV site describes the specific effects of this drug, explores possible off-label uses for meclizine, and explains how the medication works.
  • What Is Meclizine?
    Many people may wonder, "What is meclizine?" As this eMedTV article explains, meclizine is an antihistamine medication that is approved for the treatment of vertigo and motion sickness. It is available over the counter and by prescription.
  • What Is Medroxyprogesterone?
    Medroxyprogesterone is used to prevent pregnancy and treat hormone-related conditions. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at what medroxyprogesterone is used for, including details on the different formulations of the drug.
  • What Is Meloxicam Used For?
    What is meloxicam used for? As this eMedTV Web page explains, meloxicam treats several conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, or stiffness (for example, osteoarthritis). This page also lists off-label uses like relieving gout symptoms.
  • What Is Meningitis?
    This part of the eMedTV library deals with meningitis, a serious infection of the brain and spinal cord. This article takes a closer look at what meningitis is, what causes it, and how it is treated. A link to more in-depth information is also included.
  • What Is Merca?
    As this eMedTV page explains, MRSA is caused by the S. aureus bacteria. However, it is different from a "regular" staph infection. This article explains why and lists ways to prevent infection. "What is merca?" is a common misspelling of "what is MRSA?"
  • What Is Mercer Illness?
    MRSA is a type of bacterial staph infection that is resistant to certain antibiotics. This eMedTV segment explains how the condition is transmitted and treated. "What is mercer illness?" is a common misspelling used when searching for information on MRSA.
  • What Is Metanx Used For?
    People with diabetic peripheral neuropathy or hyperhomocysteinemia may benefit from Metanx. This eMedTV page further explores what Metanx is used for and how it may relieve certain symptoms associated with diabetes. A link to more detail is also included.
  • What Is Metanx?
    A doctor may prescribe Metanx to treat certain complications of diabetes. This eMedTV page offers a brief description of what Metanx is prescribed for, including specific uses and details on how the drug works. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Methadone Used For?
    Methadone is licensed to treat moderate-to-severe pain and for use in addiction treatment. This eMedTV page discusses these uses of methadone in more detail (including possible off-label uses) and explains why this narcotic drug is so closely regulated.
  • What Is Methadone?
    Methadone is a prescription drug licensed for treating pain or addiction to heroin or other opioid drugs. This eMedTV Web article offers a brief overview of this medication, including what methadone is used for, how it works, and possible side effects.
  • What Is Methitest?
    Methitest, a steroid medication, is used to increase testosterone levels. This article from the eMedTV site talks about what Methitest is used for, who can use it, and more. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Methocarbam?
    Methocarbamol is used for the treatment of pain caused by muscle spasms. This part of the eMedTV library talks more about what the drug is used for and how it works. "What is methocarbam?" is a common misspelling and variation of methocarbamol.
  • What Is Methocarbamol Used For?
    Methocarbamol is approved as a muscle relaxant to help reduce pain from muscle spasms. This eMedTV selection offers more details on what methocarbamol is used for, including how it works, the different forms available, and its use in children.
  • What Is Methocarbamol?
    Methocarbamol is a muscle relaxant available only with a prescription. This eMedTV selection provides an introduction to this medication, explaining what types of medical conditions it is used for and what to discuss with your doctor before taking it.
  • What Is Metolazone Used For?
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