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eMedTV Drugs & Supplements A-Z

Ritalin - Septra DS

This page contains links to eMedTV Drugs & Supplements containing information on subjects from Ritalin to Septra DS. 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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  • Ritalin
    Ritalin is a medication that has been approved for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This page of the eMedTV Web site describes in detail how the drug works and offers information on dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Ritalin LA
    Ritalin LA is a prescription medicine that is used to treat ADHD in children. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes how the medication works and further explores its effects, possible side effects, and general dosing information.
  • Ritalin SR
    Ritalin SR is an extended-release medicine that is licensed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This page of the eMedTV Web site explains how the drug works, describes its effects, and lists possible side effects to look out for.
  • Ritonavir
    Ritonavir is a medication often used as part of an HIV "cocktail" for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV page further explains what ritonavir is used for, lists possible side effects that may occur, and offers dosing information for the drug.
  • Rituxan
    Rituxan is a drug prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, certain types of cancer, and other conditions. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at this medication, including how it works, side effects, dosing tips, and general safety precautions.
  • Rituximab
    A prescription drug, rituximab is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of this medication, with information on possible side effects, general dosing guidelines, and safety warnings.
  • Rivaroxaban
    Rivaroxaban is a medication used to prevent and treat blood clots. This eMedTV article features a detailed look at this prescription medicine, with information on side effects, dosing tips, and other uses.
  • Rivastigmine
    Rivastigmine is a prescription drug used to treat dementia caused by Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV page describes the effects of this medication, explains how and when to take it, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Rivastigmine Patch
    The rivastigmine patch is commonly used to treat dementia caused by Parkinson's or Alzheimer's. This eMedTV page explains how to use the patch, offers dosing information for the drug, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
  • Rizatriptan
    Rizatriptan is a drug used to treat migraines once they have started. This eMedTV article highlights how this prescription medicine works and when and how to take it, and also discusses side effects, dosing guidelines, and strengths.
  • Robaxin
    Robaxin is a drug that helps treat muscle spasms. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth overview of this medication, with information on safety precautions, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Rocephin
    Rocephin is a prescription antibiotic that treats and prevents bacterial infections. This eMedTV page explores how Rocephin works, infections it is used to treat -- like meningitis, gonorrhea, and syphilis -- and how and when to take it.
  • Roflumilast
    Available by prescription, roflumilast is a drug used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this drug, providing details on its dosing, possible side effects, safety precautions, and more.
  • Rogaine
    Rogaine is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug licensed to treat male and female pattern hair loss. This page on the eMedTV site takes an in-depth look at this drug and its effects, dosing information, potential side effects, safety precautions, and more.
  • Romidepsin
    Romidepsin is a drug used in people who have cutaneous or peripheral T-cell lymphoma. This eMedTV resource examines how this chemotherapy drug works for these particular uses. An overview of possible side effects and safety concerns is also included.
  • Ropinirole
    Ropinirole is a dopamine agonist used to treat muscle rigidity and stiffness in diseases like Parkinson's. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this medication, including its uses, dosing information, potential side effects, and more.
  • Ropinirole XL
    Ropinirole XL is a dopamine agonist prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease. This page from the eMedTV site takes an in-depth look at ropinirole XL, including information on how it works, when and how to take the medication, and possible side effects.
  • Rosiglitazone
    Rosiglitazone is a prescription medicine that lowers blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how rosiglitazone works, covers potential side effects, and offers some tips on when and how to take the medication.
  • Rosiglitazone and Glimepiride
    Rosiglitazone and glimepiride is a prescription medication that is approved to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource explains how rosiglitazone and glimepiride works to lower blood sugar levels and lists some potential side effects of the drug.
  • Rosiglitazone and Metformin
    Rosiglitazone and metformin is a medicine that can be prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV Web page explains how rosiglitazone and metformin works and offers general dosing information and precautions for the drug.
  • Rosuvastatin
    Rosuvastatin is a prescription drug used to treat a number of conditions related to heart disease. This eMedTV page discuses some specific uses for the drug (such as treating high cholesterol), as well as how it works and its possible side effects.
  • Rotarix
    Rotarix is a vaccine approved to prevent rotavirus, a common cause of severe diarrhea in infants. This eMedTV resource describes how the product works, explains how and when to get vaccinated, and lists potential side effects of this oral vaccine.
  • Rotateq
    RotaTeq is a routine vaccine used to prevent rotavirus (a virus that causes severe diarrhea). This eMedTV page covers the benefits of the product, explains when your child should get vaccinated, and lists possible side effects of the vaccine.
  • Rotavirus Vaccine
    The rotavirus vaccine is a routine childhood vaccine used to prevent a common but serious infection. This eMedTV segment describes how the vaccine works, lists the different forms available, and explains when your child should get vaccinated.
  • Rotigotine
    Rotigotine patches are used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS). This eMedTV page gives a complete overview, including details on how to apply the patches, possible side effects, warnings, and more.
  • Rowasa
    Rowasa is a medication used for treating ulcerative colitis affecting the rectum and last part of the colon. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works to improve symptoms of ulcerative proctitis, offers general dosing information, and more.
  • Roxicet
    Roxicet is approved for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including information on how it works, tips on taking it, possible side effects, and general precautions.
  • Rozerem
    Rozerem, a prescription insomnia medicine, is used for helping those who have trouble falling asleep. This eMedTV Web page contains general information on Rozerem and its effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
  • Rubella Vaccine
    The rubella vaccine has been available since 1969, and it is very successful at preventing rubella. This eMedTV article provides in-depth information on this vaccine, including who should get it and who should not.
  • Rufinamide
    A doctor may prescribe rufinamide to treat seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This page of the eMedTV site offers an in-depth look at this drug, providing information on its dosing, possible side effects, general safety precautions, and more.
  • Ruxolitinib
    Available by prescription only, ruxolitinib is a drug used for treating myelofibrosis. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to relieve symptoms and reduce an enlarged spleen. Details on dosing, side effects, and safety concerns are also included.
  • Rybix
    Rybix ODT is an oral medication used to treat moderate-to-moderately severe pain. This part of the eMedTV site offers detailed information on this prescription drug, describing how it works, potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Rythmol
    Rythmol tablets are taken three times a day to treat certain types of heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV Web page discusses this prescription drug in detail, with information on how it works, potential side effects, safety concerns, and more.
  • Rythmol SR
    Available by prescription only, Rythmol SR is a drug used to treat abnormal heart rhythms. This eMedTV Web selection features a comprehensive overview of this antiarrhythmia medication, including dosing instructions, how it works, side effects, and more.
  • Ryzolt
    Ryzolt is a medication that may be prescribed to relieve moderate to moderately severe chronic pain. This eMedTV resource describes how this drug works, lists potential side effects that may occur, and explains what you should be aware of before using it.
  • Sabril
    Sabril is approved to treat complex partial seizures and infantile spasms. This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at various aspects of this medicine, including how it works, how often it is taken, possible side effects, and more.
  • Saffron
    Saffron is claimed to have several medicinal benefits, such as treating depression and high cholesterol. This eMedTV page offers an overview of saffron, including how it may treat several health conditions, possible side effects, and safety concerns.
  • Safyral
    Safyral is a birth control pill that also provides folate. This eMedTV selection takes an in-depth look at this product, explaining how it works to prevent pregnancy. Side effects, dosing guidelines, and safety concerns are also discussed.
  • Salmeterol
    If you suffer from airway spasms due to asthma or COPD, your healthcare provider may prescribe salmeterol. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of the prescription drug, noting in particular its strengths, side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • SAM-e
    SAM-e is a dietary supplement often used for treating arthritis, depression, and intrahepatic cholestasis. This eMedTV resource explores the other benefits of SAM-e, explains how to take the supplement safely, and lists possible side effects.
  • Samsca
    Samsca tablets are taken once daily to increase blood sodium levels in people with certain medical problems. This eMedTV Web page focuses on a number of different topics, including details on how this drug works, potential side effects, and more.
  • Sanctura
    Sanctura is a prescription drug that is used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder. This eMedTV selection gives a complete overview on what the medication is used for, how it works, when and how it should be taken, and more.
  • Sanctura XR
    Sanctura XR is a prescription medicine that is licensed to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this drug, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and general precautions.
  • Sancuso
    Sancuso is a prescription medication used to prevent vomiting and nausea due to chemotherapy. This eMedTV article describes the drug in more detail, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to use it.
  • Sandimmune
    Sandimmune is an immunosuppressant designed to prevent chronic rejection after an organ transplant. This eMedTV segment presents a detailed look at this prescription medicine, with information on side effects, dosing, safety precautions, and more.
  • Saphris
    Conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are often treated with the prescription drug Saphris. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed overview of this medication, with information on side effects, dosing, clinical effects, and more.
  • Saquinavir
    Saquinavir is a prescribed medication that is used along with ritonavir to treat HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV article explains how saquinavir works and describes general precautions, dosing information, potential side effects, and more.
  • Sarafem
    Sarafem is a prescription drug that is approved to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). This eMedTV article describes how Sarafem works, lists potential side effects, and offers some general dosing tips for when and how to take the drug.
  • Savella
    Savella is commonly prescribed for the treatment of fibromyalgia. This page from the eMedTV archives describes the effects of the drug, explores how it works, offers general dosing information, lists potential side effects, and more.
  • Saw Palmetto
    Often used for treating prostate problems, saw palmetto is a type of herbal supplement. This eMedTV page explains what else saw palmetto may be used for, discusses the effectiveness of the supplement, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
  • Saxagliptin
    The prescription drug saxagliptin is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. This article from the eMedTV site explains how this oral diabetes medicine works, describes its benefits, and lists some of its potential side effects.
  • Saxagliptin/Metformin ER
    The FDA has approved saxagliptin/metformin ER for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed look at this relatively new medication, with information on how it works, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Scopolamine Patch
    By affecting certain areas in the brain, scopolamine patches can help prevent nausea and vomiting. This eMedTV segment contains an overview of this prescription medicine, including specific uses, how it is applied, possible side effects, and more.
  • Sculptra
    As a facial filler, Sculptra works to replace facial fat loss and improve the look of wrinkles. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at this product, including information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, warnings, and more.
  • Seasonale
    Seasonale is an oral contraceptive that allows women to only have a period once every three months. This eMedTV page describes how Seasonale works, explains what you should know before taking the contraceptive, and lists possible side effects.
  • Seasonique
    Seasonique is an oral contraceptive that allows women to only have four menstrual periods a year. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Seasonique, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and when and how to take it.
  • Sectral
    Sectral is a prescription drug licensed to treat high blood pressure and certain irregular heart rhythms. This eMedTV article describes how the medicine works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of the potential side effects.
  • Selegiline
    Selegiline is a medicine licensed to treat Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV resource explains how selegiline works to increase dopamine levels, lists potential side effects of the medication, and provides some tips on when and how to take the drug.
  • Selegiline Transdermal Patch
    The selegiline transdermal patch is a prescription drug used to treat depression in adults. This eMedTV resource describes the medication in more detail and offers information on how it works, potential side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Selenium
    The body uses selenium (a trace mineral) to help treat or prevent certain health conditions. This eMedTV Web article provides an overview of selenium, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and general safety concerns.
  • Selzentry
    Selzentry is a prescription medicine that is specifically designed to treat a certain type of HIV virus. This eMedTV article explains how Selzentry works, outlines some possible side effects, and provides some tips for when and how to take the drug.
  • Senna
    Senna is a natural product often used as a laxative for the treatment of constipation. This article from the eMedTV Web site further explains what the product is used for, describes how it works, and lists some of its common side effects.
  • Septra
    Septra is a prescription drug licensed to treat urinary tract infections and other types of infections. This eMedTV resource covers other Septra uses, explains how this antibiotic works, and offers general dosing guidelines for this medication.
  • Septra DS
    Septra DS is a prescription drug used for treating bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections. This eMedTV segment explores other Septra DS uses, describes how the antibiotic works, and explains when and how to take this drug.
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