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What Is Naproxen Used For? - What Is the Cure for Bubonic Plague?

This page contains links to eMedTV Articles containing information on subjects from What Is Naproxen Used For? to What Is the Cure for Bubonic Plague?. 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 Naproxen Used For?
    As this eMedTV resource explains, naproxen is used for reducing pain and inflammation caused by arthritis; injuries; or other types of bone, muscle, or tendon pain. The drug can be used in adults and children, and there are off-label uses as well.
  • What Is Naproxen/Esomeprazole Magnesium Used For?
    As explained in this eMedTV page, naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium is used for treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. This page further describes specific uses of this prescription drug and explains how it works.
  • What Is Naratriptan Used For?
    What is naratriptan used for? Naratriptan is used to treat migraine headaches once they start. This eMedTV page explains how naratriptan works to return the blood vessels in the head to their normal state and also covers an off-label use of the drug.
  • What Is Natalizumab Used For?
    Adults with multiple sclerosis or Crohn's disease may receive natalizumab to help relieve symptoms. This eMedTV page examines the effects of these conditions on the body and explains how using natalizumab can help when other treatments are unsuccessful.
  • What Is Nateglinide Used For?
    What is nateglinide used for? The medication treats type 2 diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels. This eMedTV article explains how it works to increase insulin production in the pancreas and also explains why the drug is not used in children.
  • What Is Nebivolol Used For?
    Nebivolol is used for the treatment of high blood pressure in adults. This article from the eMedTV archives discusses these uses in more detail, describes how the medication works, and lists possible off-label uses for nebivolol.
  • What Is Nefazodone Used For?
    What is nefazodone used for? As this eMedTV resource explains, nefazodone is used for the treatment of depression in adults. Occasionally, it can also be used "off-label" for treating anxiety, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
  • What Is Nelfinavir Used For?
    Nelfinavir is used for treating HIV and AIDS in adults and children as young as two years old. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains how the drug works to help prevent HIV from multiplying and discusses possible off-label nelfinavir uses.
  • What Is Neoral Used to Treat?
    People with rheumatoid arthritis or plaque psoriasis may benefit from Neoral. This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at what Neoral is used to treat, including possible off-label (unapproved) uses for the drug. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Neurontin Used For?
    As this article from the eMedTV site explains, Neurontin is licensed to treat partial seizures (when used along with other seizure medications) and postherpetic neuralgia. This article takes a closer look at the uses of Neurontin.
  • What Is Nevirapine Used For?
    Nevirapine is used for the treatment of HIV and AIDS in both adults and children. This page on the eMedTV site discusses nevirapine uses in more detail, including information on how the drug works and whether it is used "off-label" for other reasons.
  • What Is Nevirapine XR Used For?
    People with HIV or AIDS may benefit from nevirapine XR. This eMedTV article discusses specific uses for nevirapine XR, with details on how this medication stops the HIV virus from infecting healthy cells and whether there are unapproved uses of the drug.
  • What Is Next Choice Used For?
    Next Choice is an emergency contraceptive that may help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. This eMedTV article further discusses Next Choice uses, including information on when to use it and details on how this "morning-after pill" works.
  • What Is Niacin Extended-Release Used For?
    If you're evaluating cholesterol medications, you may wonder, "What is niacin extended-release used for?" This eMedTV resource explains how niacin extended-release lowers cholesterol and triglycerides and slows the hardening of the heart's arteries.
  • What Is Niacin Extended-Release/Lovastatin Used For?
    Niacin extended-release/lovastatin is primarily used for treating high cholesterol or triglycerides. This eMedTV resource lists other approved uses for the prescription medication and describes how it works to treat various conditions.
  • What Is Niacin Extended-Release/Simvastatin Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, niacin extended-release/simvastatin is used for treating high cholesterol and triglycerides. This article also discusses possible off-label uses and describes how the drug works.
  • What Is Nicardipine SR Used For?
    Nicardipine SR uses include treating high blood pressure in adults. This portion of the eMedTV archives also discusses possible off-label uses of nicardipine SR and explains how the medication works to improve blood flow.
  • What Is Nicardipine Used For?
    This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at nicardipine uses for treating high blood pressure and chest pain. This page explains how the medication works to improve blood flow by relaxing the blood vessels, and describes off-label nicardipine uses.
  • What Is Nicotine Gum Used For?
    Many people use nicotine gum to help reduce withdrawal symptoms (such as cravings) when they stop smoking. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to help wean people off the addictive effects of nicotine and also covers "off-label" uses.
  • What Is Nicotine Lozenge Used For?
    If you want to quit smoking, you may consider trying nicotine lozenges. This eMedTV page explains how this product works to reduce nicotine withdrawal and discusses its uses in more detail, including unapproved uses for the nicotine lozenge.
  • What Is Nicotine Nasal Spray Used For?
    Healthcare providers often recommend nicotine nasal spray for use as part of a smoking-cessation program. This eMedTV segment explains how this drug works to help people quit smoking, whether children and older adults can use it, and more.
  • What Is Nicotine Patch Used For?
    If you want to stop smoking, you may consider trying the nicotine patch. This section of the eMedTV Web site explains how the medication works and discusses the drug's uses in more detail, including some of the unapproved uses for the nicotine patch.
  • What Is Nilotinib Used For?
    A doctor may recommend nilotinib to slow down the progression of chronic myeloid leukemia in adults. This eMedTV page further discusses what nilotinib is used for and explains whether there are any reasons this drug may be used for unapproved purposes.
  • What Is Nilutamide Used For?
    As this eMedTV article discusses, nilutamide is used for slowing down the progression of prostate cancer in men who have undergone surgical castration. This page explains how it works and describes unapproved uses for this prescription drug.
  • What Is Nisoldipine Used For?
    Nisoldipine is used for the treatment of high blood pressure in adults. This article from the eMedTV archives further explains what the medication is used for and lists possible "off-label" nisoldipine uses.
  • What Is Nitrofurantoin Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, nitrofurantoin is used to treat or prevent urinary tract infections, depending on which product you are using. This article takes a closer look at how the drug works, the age groups it is approved for, and more.
  • What Is Nitroglycerin Anal Ointment Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, using nitroglycerin anal ointment can help reduce the pain caused by chronic anal fissures. This article provides more details on what this drug is used for, explains what an anal fissure is, and describes how the drug works.
  • What Is Nitroglycerin Ointment Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, nitroglycerin ointment is used for preventing chest pain due to coronary artery disease. This page discusses how this prescription angina medicine works, whether it is safe for children, and if it has unapproved uses.
  • What Is Nitroglycerin Spray Used For?
    This eMedTV article discusses why nitroglycerin spray is used for treating or preventing angina attacks in adults with coronary artery disease. This page discusses how this prescription drug works to prevent chest pain and whether it has unapproved uses.
  • What Is Nitroglycerin?
    Nitroglycerin is prescribed to treat or prevent chest pain caused by coronary heart disease. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at what nitroglycerin is used for, how it works, and potential side effects. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Nizatidine Used For?
    What is nizatidine used for? As this eMedTV resource explains, prescription nizatidine is used for treating duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, and GERD. Over-the-counter nizatidine can be used to treat acid indigestion, sour stomach, and heartburn.
  • What Is Nora-BE Used For?
    Nora-BE is a progestin-only pill that is used for preventing unintentional pregnancies. This part of the eMedTV library covers some advantages and disadvantages of progestin-only oral contraceptives and lists possible off-label Nora-BE uses.
  • What Is Norfloxacin Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, norfloxacin is used for treating certain types of gonorrhea, prostatitis, and urinary tract infections. This page discusses how this prescription antibiotic works and also describes possible off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Is Normal Blood Pressure?
    Many people wonder, "What is normal blood pressure?" This eMedTV page explains that it's not one set number, although many believe that the ideal is an average reading of 120/80 or below. Normal levels actually fall anywhere between 90/60 and 120/80.
  • What Is Normal Symptom Relief From Erectile Dysfunction Medications
    This eMedTV page explains that when taking an erectile dysfunction medication, normally, relief from symptoms happens anywhere within 30 minutes to an hour. This article also discusses when you should discuss symptom relief with your doctor.
  • What Is Nortriptyline Prescribed For?
    As this selection from the eMedTV Web site discusses, nortriptyline is approved for treating depression in adults. This article takes a closer look at what nortriptyline is prescribed for, including possible off-label uses of this drug.
  • What Is Nortriptyline Used For?
    Nortriptyline is approved for use in treating depression in adults. This eMedTV Web page explains some symptoms of depression and also outlines several off-label uses for nortriptyline, such as treating ADHD and chronic pain.
  • What Is Norvasc Taken For?
    What is Norvasc taken for? As this eMedTV page explains, Norvasc is a prescription drug that is taken for treating high blood pressure, certain types of angina, and other conditions. This page covers the conditions that can be treated with Norvasc.
  • What Is Norvasc?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Norvasc is a calcium channel blocker used for treating high blood pressure, angina, and coronary artery disease. This page discusses this medicine, including information on its uses and how it works.
  • What Is NPH Insulin Used For?
    NPH insulin is used for treating diabetes in both adults and children. This article from the eMedTV archives discusses NPH insulin uses in more detail and provides information on how this specific form of insulin works.
  • What Is NPH Insulin/Regular Insulin Used For?
    Diabetes can often be managed with NPH insulin/regular insulin. This article from the eMedTV Web site explains how this medication works, lists off-label NPH insulin/regular insulin uses, and discusses the use of this form of insulin in children.
  • What Is NuLYTELY?
    As this selection from the eMedTV Web site discusses, NuLYTELY is approved for emptying the bowels before a colonoscopy. This article takes a closer look at what NuLYTELY is and how it works. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Nystatin Ointment Used For?
    Nystatin products are used to treat fungal infections, but what is nystatin ointment used for, specifically? This eMedTV resource explores the approved uses for nystatin and also discusses possible off-label uses for the antifungal medication.
  • What Is Nystatin?
    Many people may wonder, "What is nystatin?" As this section of the eMedTV Web site explains, nystatin is a prescription antifungal medication approved for treating thrush, yeast infection, diaper rash, and various other fungal infections.
  • What Is OCD?
    Many people have heard the term OCD, but aren't quite sure what it is. This segment of the eMedTV archives contains vital information on the condition, including the true definition, treatment options, and new research findings.
  • What Is Ocella Used For?
    Ocella is used for stopping ovulation in order to prevent pregnancy. This article on the eMedTV site further describes how this birth control pill works, lists possible off-label Ocella uses, and explains when you can start using it.
  • What Is Ofatumumab Used For?
    A doctor may prescribe ofatumumab to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia in adults. This eMedTV resource further explains what ofatumumab is used for and explains whether there are any reasons this drug may be used for unapproved purposes.
  • What Is Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution Used For?
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, ofloxacin ophthalmic solution is used to treat conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers that are caused by bacteria. This article explains how this eye drop works and discusses its use in children and older adults.
  • What Is Ofloxacin Otic Solution Used For?
    As this eMedTV Web selection explains, ofloxacin otic solution is used for treating certain bacterial infections of the outer and middle ear. This resource discusses how this prescription ear drop works and explains whether it's safe for children.
  • What Is Ofloxacin Used For?
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of ofloxacin for specific bacterial infections. This eMedTV article lists some of the conditions this drug can treat and discusses its use in children and older adults, as well as off-label uses.
  • What Is Ofloxacin Used For?
    Bacterial eye infections are commonly treated with Ocuflox (ofloxacin ophthalmic solution). This eMedTV page describes what this medicine is used for in more detail and includes a link to more in-depth information on this topic.
  • What Is Ofloxacin?
    This page of the eMedTV library explains what ofloxacin is and the conditions it is approved to treat. It also describes the various forms, factors that affect the dose you are prescribed, and important guidelines regarding treatment.
  • What Is Olanzapine and Fluoxetine Used For?
    What is olanzapine and fluoxetine used for? As this eMedTV page explains, the medication is used primarily to treat people with depression due to bipolar disorder. This page also covers the drug's use in children and off-label uses.
  • What Is Olux-E Foam?
    If you have dermatitis, eczema, or other skin conditions, you may benefit from Olux-E. This eMedTV segment takes a look at what Olux-E foam is used for, describes dosing information, and explains how it works. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Osteoarthritis?
    What is osteoarthritis? As this eMedTV article explains, it is a common joint disease in which bones rub together because the cartilage has worn away. This resource addresses risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options for this condition.
  • What is Osteopenia?
    As this eMedTV resource explains, osteopenia is a condition characterized by a decrease in bone density. This page describes this topic in a little more detail and includes a link to in-depth information.
  • What Is Osteoporosis?
    Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone mass, which increases a person's risk for fractures. This eMedTV segment provides an overview of this condition, with information on potential risk factors and related statistics.
  • What Is Oxycodone?
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, oxycodone is an ingredient found in many prescription pain medications. This article also covers what oxycodone is used for, lists some general precautions, and describes potential side effects of the medicine.
  • What Is Oxytocin?
    A healthcare provider may prescribe oxytocin to pregnant women for various reasons. This eMedTV Web selection explains what oxytocin is used for, how it works, and how it is administered. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • What Is Palliative Care?
    A lot of people are unsure of what the term "palliative care" means. This part of the eMedTV site clears up the confusion about palliative care, with info on what it is, what it isn't, and who can receive it.
  • What Is Pamelor Used For?
    Pamelor is used primarily for the treatment of depression in adults. However, as this eMedTV segment explains, there are several off-label uses for this medication as well, such as helping people quit smoking and preventing migraines.
  • What Is Patanol Prescribed For?
    This page of the eMedTV archives explains that Patanol is prescribed for preventing or relieving symptoms of eye allergies, such as itchy eyes, pink eye, or watery eyes. This page explains how Patanol works and links to more detailed information.
  • What is PegIntron?
    PegIntron is prescribed to help the body fight the hepatitis C virus. This eMedTV Web selection further discusses what PegIntron is, how it works, and possible side effects that may occur. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Pentazocine Equal to in Strength?
    As this eMedTV page explains, pentazocine is a prescription drug used to treat pain. This page takes a closer look what pentazocine is equal to in strength. It also discusses how quickly this pain reliever works and offers a link to more information.
  • What Is Percocet Used For?
    As this selection from the eMedTV archives explains, Percocet is a drug that treats moderate to moderately severe pain. This article talks more about what the medication is used for and offers a link to more Percocet information.
  • What Is Pervasive Developmental Disorder?
    This eMedTV Web resource talks about pervasive developmental disorder, explaining what it is, who it affects, and what types of symptoms a person may experience. Also included is a link to more detailed information.
  • What Is Pharyngitis?
    The medical term for a sore throat is pharyngitis. This eMedTV resource further addresses the question, "What is pharyngitis?" This article also describes some of the potential causes of a sore throat and possible treatment options.
  • What Is Phenergan Used For?
    This eMedTV Web page explains that Phenergan is used for treating various types of allergies, nausea or vomiting, and motion sickness. It can also be used as a sedative in certain situations. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Phenergan?
    This segment from the eMedTV archives explains what Phenergan is used for, lists the various forms and strengths that this medicine comes in, and describes how it works. A link to more detailed information on the topic is also included.
  • What Is Phenylephrine
    Phenylephrine is an over-the-counter sinus and nasal decongestant. This eMedTV Web page further addresses the question, "What is phenylephrine?" This page also explains how this drug works and describes possible side effects.
  • What Is Pheochromocytoma?
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, a pheochromocytoma is a type of tumor that develops within the adrenal gland. This article gives a brief overview of pheochromocytomas, explaining what to expect and how they are treated.
  • What Is Piroxicam Used For?
    This segment of the eMedTV archives explains that piroxicam is used for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The relief of symptoms of lupus and chronic fatigue syndrome is among the drug's off-label uses.
  • What Is Pitocin?
    Women who are pregnant may receive Pitocin to help cause or improve uterine contractions. This eMedTV segment takes a brief look at what Pitocin is used for, how it is given, and possible side effects. A link to more information is also provided.
  • What Is Polio?
    Polio is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. As this eMedTV segment explains, it caused severe illness in thousands of people each year before a vaccine was introduced in 1955. This page also describes transmission, symptoms, and more.
  • What Is Ponstel Used For?
    As this article from the eMedTV library explains, Ponstel is used for the relief of general pain and inflammation. Painful menstrual periods and pain related to bone, muscle, or tendon injury can also be treated with this medication.
  • What Is Pre-Diabetes?
    As this eMedTV page explains, when you have pre-diabetes, it means your blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to be considered true diabetes. This segment describes simple lifestyle changes that may help reverse this.
  • What Is Prednicarbate Emollient Cream?
    This part of the eMedTV site briefly discusses what prednicarbate is used for, as well as how it is available as both an emollient cream and an ointment. It also provides some warnings to be aware of when using it and includes a link to more information.
  • What Is Prednisone Used to Treat?
    This eMedTV resource explains that prednisone is used to treat several conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, respiratory disorders, hormonal disorders, and blood disorders. This article also provides a link to more detailed information on the topic.
  • What Is Preeclampsia?
    If you are looking for information on preeclampsia, this eMedTV Web resource can help. It explains what preeclampsia is, who it tends to affect, and possible symptoms. Treatment is discussed, and a link to more information is provided.
  • What Is Prevacid Used For?
    What is Prevacid used for? As explained in this eMedTV article, because it reduces the amount of acid in the stomach, Prevacid is used to treat conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and pathological hypersecretory diseases.
  • What Is Priapism and How Does It Relate to Erectile Dysfunction Medications?
    Although many medications are effective for erectile dysfunction, side effects are possible. As this eMedTV segment explains, priapism is a rare but potentially serious side effect you need to be aware of when taking these drugs.
  • What is Promethazine Prescribed For?
    This article from the eMedTV Web site explains that promethazine is prescribed for treating nausea and vomiting, motion sickness, various types of allergies, and other conditions. A link to an in-depth look at this subject is also included.
  • What Is Promethazine Used For?
    Various conditions, including allergies, nausea, and motion sickness, can be treated with promethazine. This eMedTV page also lists off-label uses for promethazine, describes how the drug works, and explains whether it is approved for children.
  • What is Promethazine?
    Promethazine is a sedating antihistamine that belongs to a class of drugs called phenothiazines. This eMedTV page further explains this medication, with an overview of how it works, how often promethazine is typically taken, and more.
  • What Is Propranolol Used For?
    What is propranolol used for? As this eMedTV page explains, propranolol uses include reducing the severity of essential tremors, preventing migraines, and treating angina symptoms. This page also lists off-label uses, like treating anxiety.
  • What Is Protonix Used For?
    What is Protonix used for? As explained in this eMedTV article, Protonix is used for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis, and pathological hypersecretory diseases. Protonix reduces the amount of acid in the stomach.
  • What Is Protopic Used For?
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Protopic is used to treat severe eczema, a type of atopic dermatitis. This segment also discusses the practice of using this drug "off-label" and whether it is used in children.
  • What Is PROVENGE?
    If you have a certain type of prostate cancer, you may benefit from PROVENGE. This eMedTV Web page takes a look at what PROVENGE is used for and how it works to treat metastatic prostate cancer. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Provera Used For?
    This eMedTV resource explains what Provera is used for, including its approved uses for treating amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding. This page also lists other possible approved and unapproved, or "off-label," uses of this prescription medicine.
  • What Is Provera?
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Provera to treat certain menstrual problems in women. This eMedTV Web selection further discusses what Provera is, how it works, and specific uses. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Pseudoephedrine Used For?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, pseudoephedrine is used for relieving nasal and sinus congestion. This article discusses the drug's uses in more detail (including possible off-label uses) and describes how this particular type of decongestant works.
  • What Is Pseudoephedrine?
    This eMedTV segment describes what pseudoephedrine is. As this article explains, pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that is used to relieve nasal congestion due to allergies or the common cold; it also treats sinus congestion and pressure.
  • What Is PTSD?
    Some people have heard the term PTSD, but don't know what it is. This page on the eMedTV Web site explains post-traumatic stress disorder and answers questions about the condition's prevalence, symptoms, and available treatments.
  • What Is Pycnogenol Good For?
    This page from the eMedTV Web site explains that Pycnogenol is a dietary supplement claimed to have several uses, such as treating diabetes and asthma. This page further discusses what Pycnogenol is good for and whether it is safe for children.
  • What Is Quercetin Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, quercetin supplements are often claimed to be useful for treating heart disease, cancer, allergies, high cholesterol, and various other conditions in adults. This article takes a closer look at the uses of quercetin.
  • What Is Quercetin?
    Many people want to know what quercetin is. As this eMedTV article explains, quercetin is found in many different plants and is claimed to provide a variety of health benefits. It can be obtained through the diet but is also available in supplements.
  • What Is Quinine?
    As this eMedTV article discusses, quinine is prescribed for treating uncomplicated (or mild) malaria. This page offers a brief overview of what quinine is and how it works to kill the parasites that cause malaria. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Ranexa?
    As this eMedTV article discusses, Ranexa is a prescription drug taken twice daily to prevent angina (chest pain). This Web page examines what Ranexa is used for, how to take it, possible side effects, and more. It also links to more details.
  • What Is Ranitidine Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, the primary uses for prescription ranitidine are to treat and prevent ulcers, GERD, and erosive esophagitis. Over-the-counter ranitidine is used to treat heartburn and acid indigestion. This page also explains how it works.
  • What Is Rapamune Used For?
    Are you curious about what Rapamune is used for? This selection from the eMedTV Web library describes this immunosuppressant and its primary use, and also includes a link to a full-length article with more detailed information.
  • What Is Restasis?
    Restasis is a prescription eye drop used to increase tear production in people with chronic dry eyes. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at what Restasis is, how it works, and potential side effects. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the body's tissues. This eMedTV Web page discusses the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options for this condition, with links to specific information.
  • What Is Rheumatoid Factor?
    This selection from the eMedTV archives describes what rheumatoid factor is and why healthcare providers test for it when considering (or ruling out) an RA diagnosis. This page also discusses the limitations of this test.
  • What Is Risperdal Used For?
    As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, Risperdal is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and other conditions. This article takes a closer look at what else this drug is used for, including a link to more information on Risperdal.
  • What Is Ritalin Used For?
    What is Ritalin used for? As this eMedTV article explains, Ritalin is used for the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Possible off-label uses and uses of the drug in children are also discussed.
  • What Is Rituxan?
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, Rituxan is approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and other conditions. This article takes a closer look at what Rituxan is, how it works, and possible side effects.
  • What Is Rosacea?
    Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes red, thickened skin and may also lead to eye problems. This eMedTV page provides an overview of this disorder, including possible causes, common symptoms, treatment options, and self-care tips.
  • What Is Sandimmune?
    This selection of the eMedTV archives takes a brief look at Sandimmune, which is an immunosuppressant drug. It explains what this medicine is used for, how it works, and possible side effects, with a link to more information.
  • What Is Scabies?
    Perhaps you're wondering, "What is scabies?" This eMedTV article has the answer, with an in-depth discussion on this skin infestation, including information on its identifying characteristics and treatment options.
  • What Is Schizophrenia?
    Schizophrenia is a puzzling and disabling mental disorder that affects 1 percent of the population. This eMedTV resource offers in-depth information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment options and also offers relevant statistics.
  • What Is Scleroderma?
    What is scleroderma? As this eMedTV article explains, it is a symptom of various diseases and often results in the formation of scar tissue on the skin, blood vessels, and internal organs. Information on types, symptoms, and treatment is also provided.
  • What Is Scoliosis?
    Scoliosis is a condition in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or backbone. This eMedTV selection addresses the question, "What is scoliosis?" and includes information on the condition's causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  • What Is Sculptra?
    Sculptra is a facial filler used to treat wrinkles and correct facial fat loss. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at what Sculptra is, how it works, and potential side effects. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is Senna?
    This eMedTV page answers the question, "What is senna?" As this page explains, senna is a botanical product available in over-the-counter medications most often used as stimulant laxatives. It can also be used as part of "bowel prep" before a colonoscopy.
  • What Is Seroquel Used For?
    Many people wonder, "What is Seroquel used for?" As this eMedTV Web page explains, Seroquel is used for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is used to improve symptoms of the two conditions and can also be used to help prevent relapses.
  • What Is Seroquel?
    Many people wonder, "What is Seroquel?" As this eMedTV page explains, Seroquel is a prescription medication approved for treating bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It is a type of antipsychotic drug that blocks the effects of certain brain chemicals.
  • What Is Simcor?
    You may be wondering, "What is Simcor?" As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, Simcor is a prescription medication commonly used for lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It comes in tablet form and is available in three strengths.
  • What Is Singulair Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Singulair is used for treating nasal allergy symptoms and preventing asthma attacks from occurring. This article discusses the drug's uses in more detail and explains how the medicine works.
  • What Is Sleep Apnea?
    Sleep apnea is a disorder that temporarily disrupts a person's breathing during sleep. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed overview of this condition, with information on common symptoms, associated risks, and treatment options.
  • What Is Solodyn?
    As this eMedTV page explains, Solodyn is a drug used to treat moderate-to-severe acne. This Web page answers the question "What is Solodyn?" and explains what to tell the healthcare provider prescribing it.
  • What Is Strep Throat Caused By?
    This eMedTV article explains that strep throat is caused by a specific type of bacteria known as group A streptococcus. This page takes a brief look at other potentially dangerous conditions these bacteria may cause, such as pneumonia and bacteremia.
  • What Is Suboxone?
    Suboxone is a medication prescribed to treat opioid dependence. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides details on what Suboxone is prescribed for, how it works, and possible side effects. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is Subutex Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Subutex is used for treating opioid dependence. This page takes a closer look at uses of this medication, including possible off-label, or unapproved, uses. A link to more information on this topic is also included.
  • What Is Subutex?
    A doctor may prescribe Subutex to treat opioid dependence. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers a brief description of what Subutex is prescribed for, including uses and details on how the drug works. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is Sunitinib?
    Sunitinib, a prescription drug, is used to treat various forms of cancer. This portion of the eMedTV site takes a closer look at what sunitinib is used for and provides a link to a full-length article on this chemotherapy medication.
  • What Is Suprax?
    As this eMedTV article explains, Suprax is an oral medication prescribed for use in people with certain bacterial infections. This resource examines what Suprax is used for, explains how it works, and provides a link to more details.
  • What Is Synagis?
    Synagis is prescribed to prevent serious problems that can occur in high-risk children exposed to RSV. This eMedTV page explains what this drug is, how it works to prevent RSV complications, and links to more detailed information on RSV and Synagis.
  • What Is Synvisc?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Synvisc is an osteoarthritis treatment that is injected directly into the knee to cushion and lubricate the joint. It is most appropriate for people who have not received adequate pain relief from drugs.
  • What is Tacrolimus Used For?
    People with atopic dermatitis or those who have certain organ transplants may benefit from tacrolimus. This eMedTV page explores what tacrolimus is used for, including approved and off-label uses. An explanation of how the drug works is also provided.
  • What Is Tacrolimus?
    People with atopic dermatitis or who have certain organ transplants may benefit from tacrolimus. This eMedTV page explains what tacrolimus is used to treat, with details on how it works and possible side effects. A link to more details is also included.
  • What Is Talacen Prescribed For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, Talacen is prescribed for treating mild-to-moderate pain. This article page takes a closer look at Talacen, including information on how to take it and why it may not be suitable for everyone. It also links to more details.
  • What Is Tdap?
    Many people may wonder, "What is Tdap?" As this article from the eMedTV library explains, Tdap is a vaccine approved for use as a "booster" to help prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) in both adolescents and adults.
  • What Is Temovate?
    People with certain skin problems like poison ivy or eczema may benefit from Temovate. This page from the eMedTV Web library takes a look at what Temovate is used for and how it works. A link to more information on this drug is also included.
  • What Is Tessalon?
    Tessalon is a cough suppressant approved for adults and children as young as 10 years old. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of what Tessalon is, how it works, and what to expect while taking it. A link to more information is also provided.
  • What Is Testopel?
    If you have low testosterone levels or delayed puberty, you may benefit from Testopel. This eMedTV Web page takes a look at what Testopel is used for and how it works in men and women. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Testred?
    If you have low testosterone levels or late-stage breast cancer, you may benefit from Testred. This eMedTV resource takes a look at what Testred is used for and how it works in men and women. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • What Is the Best Diet for High Cholesterol?
    As this eMedTV article explains, a diet that is high in fruits and veggies and low in meat and dairy products is the best for reducing high cholesterol. This segment also discusses when medication may be necessary even with a low-cholesterol diet.
  • What Is the Brand Name for Clofarabine?
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, clofarabine is sold under the brand name Clolar and is used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This article takes a brief look at what this drug is used for and whether it is available as a generic.
  • What Is the Bubonic Plague?
    The bubonic plague is characterized by large, infected lymph nodes, or buboes. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at what the bubonic plague is, including its primary symptom and mortality rates.
  • What Is the Cure for Bubonic Plague?
    Many people wonder, "What is the cure for bubonic plague?" As this eMedTV page explains, antibiotics and supportive care are the treatments of choice. Early treatment is another key to a successful recovery from the bubonic plague.
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