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eMedTV Drugs & Supplements A-Z

Altoprev - Antivert

This page contains links to eMedTV Drugs & Supplements containing information on subjects from Altoprev to Antivert. 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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  • Altoprev
    Altoprev is a prescription medication that helps lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. This eMedTV page explains how Altoprev works, when to take it, and possible side effects -- and provides links to other articles about Altoprev.
  • Altretamine
    Altretamine is approved to help minimize symptoms caused by ovarian cancer. This eMedTV segment features a comprehensive look at this prescription drug, including how to take it, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
  • Alupent
    Alupent is a prescribed medicine that is used to treat bronchospasms in people with asthma or COPD. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Alupent, including information about how it works, dosing guidelines, and some potential side effects.
  • Alvesco
    Alvesco is an asthma inhaler that is used every day. As this eMedTV page explains, it is used to prevent asthma attacks, but not to treat them. This article takes an in-depth look at this medication, explaining how it works, side effects, and more.
  • Alyacen
    Alyacen is a birth control pill that is available in two different formulations. This eMedTV Web selection presents details on how this combined oral contraceptive works, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
  • Amantadine
    Amantadine is a medicine licensed to treat the flu, Parkinson's disease, and side effects from other drugs. This eMedTV segment covers amantadine uses in more detail, describes the possible side effects of the drug, and offers some dosing tips.
  • Amaryl
    Amaryl is a prescription medicine often used to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource highlights how the medication works, lists possible side effects, and offers tips on when and how to take the drug, among other things.
  • Ambien
    Ambien is a prescription drug that is used for treating short-term insomnia. This part of the eMedTV library offers an in-depth look at Ambien and its effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
  • Ambien CR
    Ambien CR is a sleeping medicine licensed for the treatment of insomnia in adults. This eMedTV article explains how Ambien CR works and offers information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
  • Ambrisentan
    Ambrisentan is taken once a day to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This eMedTV Web page discusses various topics on this prescription medicine, including how it works, clinical effects, and possible side effects.
  • Amcinonide
    Amcinonide is a steroid used in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, and certain other skin problems. This eMedTV resource features a detailed look at this prescription skin medicine, with information on side effects, dosing, safety concerns, and more.
  • Amerge
    Amerge is commonly prescribed to treat (but not prevent) migraine headaches. This eMedTV page explains how the medication works to narrow the blood vessels in the head, lists possible side effects, and provides tips on how to take the medicine.
  • Amethia
    Amethia is a prescription birth control pill designed to give women more time between menstrual periods. This eMedTV article offers a detailed description on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Amethia Lo
    Amethia Lo is a birth control pill containing 91 pills in each package, allowing for less frequent periods. This eMedTV page presents an overview of this combined oral contraceptive, including how it works, possible side effects, how to take it, and more.
  • Amethyst
    As an oral contraceptive (birth control pill), Amethyst is taken by women once a day to prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV article talks about how this product works, how effective it is, what to expect while taking it, and more.
  • Amevive
    Amevive is an injectable drug used to treat plaque psoriasis in adults. This part of the eMedTV Web site gives an overview of this medication, with information on how it works, how often the injections are given, possible side effects, and more.
  • Amiloride
    Amiloride is a potassium-sparing diuretic that is used to control high blood pressure and fluid retention. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at this drug, including information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
  • Amiloride-HCTZ
    Amiloride-HCTZ is a drug that is used to control high blood pressure and water retention. This segment of the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of this drug, including its dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and strengths.
  • Amiodarone
    Amiodarone comes in several strengths and forms and is prescribed to treat certain heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV page contains an overview of this antiarrhythmia medication, with details on how it works, possible side effects, dosing tips, and more.
  • Amiodarone Premixed Injection
    Available by prescription, amiodarone premixed injection is used to treat certain irregular heart rhythms. This eMedTV article features more details on this antiarrhythmia medication, including specific uses, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Amitiza
    Amitiza is prescribed to treat chronic idiopathic constipation, as well as other types of constipation. This eMedTV article features a complete overview of Amitiza, including information on how the drug works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Amitriptyline
    Amitriptyline is a prescription medication used to treat depression. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at amitriptyline, including information on the drug's possible side effects, available strengths, and overdose symptoms.
  • Amlodipine
    Amlodipine is used for treating certain conditions of the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this drug, including information on possible side effects, how the drug works, and how and when it should be taken.
  • Amlodipine and Atorvastatin
    Amlodipine and atorvastatin is often prescribed to treat conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV article describes the drug in detail, offering information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Amlodipine and Olmesartan
    Amlodipine and olmesartan is a medicine that is prescribed for treating high blood pressure. This page from the eMedTV Web site explains how amlodipine and olmesartan works, lists potential side effects of the drug, and offers tips on taking the drug.
  • Amlodipine and Valsartan
    Amlodipine and valsartan is a blood pressure medication that is available by prescription. This eMedTV resource describes the combination drug in more detail and offers information on its effects, dosing suggestions, and possible side effects.
  • Amlodipine-Valsartan-Hydrochlorothiazide
    Amlodipine-valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide is a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure. This eMedTV page offers a more in-depth look at this medication and its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
  • Amnesteem
    Available by prescription only, Amnesteem is an acne medication reserved for use in severe cases. This eMedTV article explains when a doctor may prescribe this drug, offers dosing tips for taking it, important safety precautions, and more.
  • Amoxapine
    Amoxapine is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of depression in adults. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at how amoxapine works and describes its possible side effects and general dosing information.
  • Amoxicillin
    Amoxicillin is an antibiotic that is often prescribed to treat certain types of infections. This eMedTV resource explains how amoxicillin works and offers a more in-depth look at its dosing information, potential side effects, and various strengths.
  • Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium
    Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium is an antibiotic that is available by prescription. This eMedTV article describes the drug in more detail, explains how it works to treat infections, and lists possible side effects that may occur with treatment.
  • Amoxicillin ER
    Amoxicillin ER is a prescription antibiotic used to treat strep throat. This Web page from the eMedTV archives offers an overview of this medicine, including information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and general precautions.
  • Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium ES
    Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium ES is a drug prescribed to treat bacterial ear infections in children. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this antibiotic, including information on how it works, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Potassium XR
    Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium XR is an antibiotic used for sinus infections and pneumonia. As this eMedTV article explains, it is a long-acting version of the drug Augmentin. This resource offers details on side effects, dosing, and more.
  • Amoxil
    Amoxil is a prescription antibiotic licensed to treat certain types of bacterial infections. This page on the eMedTV site explains how Amoxil works, describes the various forms and strengths available, and lists possible side effects of the drug.
  • Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine
    Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine can cause a calming effect for those with ADHD. As this eMedTV resource explains, it also has a stimulating effect for those with narcolepsy. This page also covers how the drug works and lists possible side effects.
  • Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Extended Release
    Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release is a prescription medication that is used to treat ADHD. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this drug, including information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
  • Amprenavir
    Amprenavir is approved for treating HIV and AIDS, and works by preventing the HIV virus from multiplying. This eMedTV page offers information on the effects of this prescription medicine, dosing tips, general precautions, and potential side effects.
  • Ampyra
    The prescription drug Ampyra is used as a treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). This eMedTV Web page explores how this medicine can help improve walking in people with MS, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
  • Amrix
    Amrix is a long-acting muscle relaxant that is available by prescription only. This page from the eMedTV library explains how Amrix works, describes the effects of the drug, offers general dosing guidelines, and lists side effects that may occur.
  • Amturnide
    Amturnide is a combination medication prescribed to lower blood pressure. This page of the eMedTV Web site features a detailed overview of this medicine, including how each of the three active ingredients works, dosing tips, and possible side effects.
  • Anafranil
    Anafranil is a prescription medicine that is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This eMedTV article explains how Anafranil works to relieve symptoms of OCD, lists potential side effects, and offers tips on taking the medication.
  • Anakinra
    Anakinra is a prescription medicine that is licensed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and NOMID. This eMedTV article explains what you should know before taking anakinra, describes the effects of the drug, and offers general dosing information.
  • Anaprox
    Anaprox is a prescription pain reliever that is used to treat pain, fever, and other problems. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works and discusses common side effects of the drug, potential drug interactions, overdose symptoms, and more.
  • Anastrozole
    Anastrozole is a medication licensed to treat postmenopausal women with certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV page offers a detailed look at the prescription drug, including how it works, when it is used, dosing information, and side effects.
  • Ancef
    Ancef is prescribed to treat or prevent certain infections. More detail on the antibiotic is covered in this eMedTV article, including information on how this drug works, how it is given, and possible side effects. Links to more details are also provided.
  • Androderm
    Available by prescription only, the Androderm patch is used to help treat low testosterone levels in men. This eMedTV resource explains how the patch works, offers general dosing information, and describes some potential side effects of the medicine.
  • AndroGel
    AndroGel is a prescription drug used to treat low testosterone levels in men. This eMedTV Web resource offers an in-depth look at this steroid medication and its uses, including information on how it works, dosing tips, and potential side effects.
  • Anesthesia
    If anesthesia will be used in an upcoming surgery, tell your doctor if you've been having cold symptoms. This eMedTV article explains how a cold could affect the way your body handles anesthesia.
  • Angeliq
    Angeliq is a prescription menopause medicine used to treat night sweats, hot flashes, and vaginal symptoms. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of Angeliq and its uses, including the drug's effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
  • Ansaid
    Ansaid is a prescription medicine used to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV page lists some symptoms that Ansaid relieves (such as pain, fever, and stiffness) and discusses the drug's side effects and strengths.
  • Antacids
    Antacids are drugs that can quickly reduce heartburn symptoms by increasing the pH balance in your stomach. This eMedTV Web page describes the four different types of antacids and includes information on how they work and who should take them.
  • Antara
    Antara is a prescription drug commonly used to help reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This eMedTV article describes these uses in detail and also provides information on the drug's effects, potential side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Anthrax Vaccine
    As this eMedTV resource explains, the anthrax vaccine is not recommended for general use -- anthrax is rare, and side effects are possible with the vaccine. This article also discusses who should receive the vaccine.
  • Antibiotics (Health Channel Home)
    Antibiotics are used to treat a number of bacterial illnesses ranging from pneumonia to acne. This part of the eMedTV library discusses the Antibiotic Health Channel by eMedTV, including a number of specific antibiotics
  • Antibiotics (Overview Article)
    Alcohol may increase the risk of drug interactions when taken with certain antibiotics. This eMedTV page talks about combining alcohol and antibiotics, explaining why it is generally recommended that you avoid alcohol while using these medications.
  • Antidepressants
    Antidepressants are medications that are most commonly used for treating depression. This eMedTV article lists various types of antidepressants, explains how they work, and offers general information on what you should know before using these drugs.
  • Antipsychotics
    Antipsychotics are prescription drugs used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers an overview of these medications, including information on the research comparing older drugs to newer ones.
  • Antivert
    Antivert is an antihistamine approved for treating vertigo and treating and preventing motion sickness. This eMedTV Web segment discusses the drug's uses in more detail, explains how it works, and describes some general dosing guidelines.
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