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1918 Flu - Acne

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from 1918 Flu to Acne. 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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  • 1918 Flu
    The 1918 flu caused the highest number of known flu deaths worldwide, estimated at 50 million to 100 million people. This eMedTV article includes information and statistics related to this flu and explores whether it could happen again.
  • 5-HTP
    5-HTP is commonly used in many herbal supplements and is reported to help with several health conditions. This eMedTV page offers an overview of 5-HTP, including information on how it works, its safety and effectiveness, and possible side effects.
  • 5-Hydroxytryptophan
    5-hydroxytryptophan is a supplement that may help with things such as depression and weight loss. This eMedTV article provides more information on this product, including possible side effects and general safety precautions.
  • Abacavir
    Abacavir is approved for treating HIV and AIDS, and works by preventing the HIV virus from multiplying. This eMedTV resource offers information on the effects of this prescription medication, factors that affect the dosage, and potential side effects.
  • Abacavir/Lamivudine
    Abacavir/lamivudine is a prescription medication that is licensed for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of abacavir/lamivudine, explains how the drug works, and offers general dosing tips and guidelines.
  • Abacavir/Lamivudine/Zidovudine
    Abacavir/lamivudine/zidovudine is a prescription drug that is used for treating HIV and AIDS. This page on the eMedTV Web site further explores abacavir/lamivudine/zidovudine and its effects, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
  • Abatacept
    Abatacept is commonly prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV segment further explores the effects of the drug, explains how it works, and offers warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking it.
  • Abilify
    Abilify is a medication prescribed to treat schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder, or major depression. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at this medication, including its effects, possible side effects, and dosing information.
  • Abilify Maintena
    Healthcare providers may prescribe Abilify Maintena to treat schizophrenia. This eMedTV overview talks about how this antipsychotic drug works and how it is given, as well as possible side effects, general safety warnings, and more.
  • Abiraterone
    Available by prescription only, abiraterone is used to treat advanced prostate cancer that has metastasized. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to slow down the growth of cancer cells, offers dosing tips, and lists possible side effects.
  • AbobotulinumtoxinA
    AbobotulinumtoxinA helps to improve the appearance of facial lines and relieve spasms of the head and neck. This eMedTV page gives an overview of this product, including information on how it works, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Abraxane
    Available by prescription, Abraxane is a drug that is used for treating certain types of cancer. This part of the eMedTV archives explains how Abraxane works and offers details on its effects, potential side effects, and dosing information.
  • Abreva
    Abreva is a non-prescription drug commonly used to treat symptoms of cold sores and shorten healing time. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at the drug, including how it works, guidelines for those taking it, side effects, and more.
  • Absorica
    Absorica capsules are taken twice daily for 15 or 20 weeks to treat severe nodular acne. This eMedTV Web page presents an overview of various topics associated with this prescription drug, including how it works, side effects, dosing tips, and more.
  • Abstral
    Abstral is a prescription narcotic medication approved for treating breakthrough cancer pain. This eMedTV Web resource describes the effects of the painkiller, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
  • Acai Berry
    Acai berries are high in antioxidants and commonly found in various supplements and health drinks. This eMedTV resource discusses the claimed benefits of this fruit, explains how it may work, and explores the safety and effectiveness of it.
  • Acamprosate
    Acamprosate is a prescription drug used to help people abstain from alcohol. This eMedTV Web page provides an in-depth look at acamprosate, including information on how it works, possible side effects, tips on taking the drug, and more.
  • Acanya
    Acanya is a prescription skin gel used to treat acne. This article from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at this product, explaining how it works, when and how to apply it, potential side effects, general safety precautions, and more.
  • Acarbose
    Acarbose is a prescription drug that is licensed to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how acarbose works to slow digestion of carbohydrates, lists potential side effects, and covers general dosing guidelines.
  • Accelis
    Accelis is a weight loss pill that is available without a prescription. This eMedTV page offers an overview of Accelis, including information on the effectiveness of the supplement, possible side effects, and what to tell your doctor before taking it.
  • Accolate
    Accolate is a prescription drug that is taken twice a day to prevent asthma attacks. This eMedTV Web page offers dosing information, describes the effects of the drug, and lists side effects that may occur during treatment with this medication.
  • Accupril
    Accupril is a drug used to control high blood pressure and treat congestive heart failure symptoms. This eMedTV page provides an overview of Accupril, including information on side effects, dosing, and potential drug interactions.
  • Accuretic
    Accuretic is a prescription drug that is used to treat high blood pressure in adults. This section of the eMedTV library explains how the drug works and offers more details on its effects, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Accutane
    Accutane is a prescription acne medication used when other treatments have failed. This eMedTV Web resource provides a complete overview of this medication, including how it works, general dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
  • Acebutolol
    Acebutolol is a prescription drug approved to treat high blood pressure and certain irregular heart rhythms. This eMedTV segment describes how the product works, offers dosing information, and talks about the side effects that may occur.
  • Aceon
    Aceon is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the drug, including its effects, dosing information, and general precautions to be aware of when taking it.
  • Acetaminophen
    Acetaminophen is a non-prescription drug that is used to treat minor aches and pains. This eMedTV page describes the various forms of acetaminophen, lists possible side effects of the drug, and explains what you should know before taking it.
  • Acetaminophen and Pentazocine
    Acetaminophen and pentazocine is a prescription pain reliever that is classified as a controlled substance. This eMedTV page describes the effects of the medicine, offers dosing information, and explains how this drug works to treat mild-to-moderate pain.
  • Acetaminophen Suppositories
    Acetaminophen suppositories are a nonprescription drug that is used to treat fevers and relieve pain. This eMedTV Web page explains how to use the suppositories, describes how the drug works, and explains what you should know before using it.
  • Acetaminophen With Codeine
    Acetaminophen with codeine is a drug that can be prescribed to relieve mild to moderate pain. This eMedTV article describes the various components of the medicine, lists side effects that may occur, and offers general dosing information for the drug.
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine
    Acetyl-L-carnitine is a naturally occurring compound found in the human body and used in some supplements. This eMedTV page explains the importance of this product, lists the potential benefits of the supplement, and explores its effectiveness.
  • Achondroplasia
    Achondroplasia occurs when cartilage has difficulty converting to bone, which usually results in dwarfism. This eMedTV article discusses the condition in detail, including the role genetics plays, possible symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • Achondroplastic Dwarfism
    Achodroplastic dwarfism is a bone growth disorder that affects 1 in 15,000 to 40,000 births. This eMedTV article explores the causes and symptoms of achondroplastic dwarfism and lists the health conditions associated with this disorder.
  • Achromycin
    Achromycin is a type of antibiotic used for treating certain bacterial infections and acne. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at how the drug works, its possible side effects, and potential interactions with other medicines.
  • Aciphex
    Aciphex is a medication that decreases the amount of acid in the stomach. As this eMedTV article explains, it is used to treat GERD, duodenal ulcers, and other conditions. This resource takes an in-depth look at Aciphex and its uses.
  • Aciphex Sprinkle
    Aciphex Sprinkle is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of GERD. This eMedTV Web selection contains more details on this medication, with information on how it works, when and how to take it, and side effects that may occur.
  • Acitretin
    Acitretin is a prescription medication licensed to treat severe psoriasis in adults. This eMedTV resource gives an overview of this medicine, describing possible side effects, general dosing guidelines, and more.
  • ACL Surgery
    ACL reconstruction is a surgery in which a torn anterior cruciate ligament is replaced with an ACL graft. This eMedTV page describes the procedure in detail, lists various types of grafts that are available, and explains the benefits of the surgery.
  • Aclidinium
    Inhaling aclidinium twice daily can help treat certain types of long-term breathing problems. This eMedTV article presents a comprehensive overview of this prescription drug, including specific uses, details on how it works, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Aclovate
    Aclovate is a medicine prescribed to treat certain skin conditions in adults and children age one and older. This eMedTV resource presents an overview of this topical steroid, including specific uses, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Acne (Health Channel Home)
    Acne is a skin disease that causes oil glands to become clogged. This eMedTV health channel offers an overview of acne and serves as a portal to a variety of articles focused on acne-related topics.
  • Acne (Overview Article)
    Acne occurs when several oil gland follicles become clogged with sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria. This eMedTV page discusses the types, causes, and treatment of this condition, and offers tips for prevention, as well as proper care of your skin.
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