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Systolic Blood Pressure - TB

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Systolic Blood Pressure to TB. 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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  • Systolic Blood Pressure
    As this eMedTV article explains, systolic blood pressure is the top number in a blood pressure reading. It represents the amount of pressure blood puts on vessels when the heart is beating. This page takes a look at this number and how it is measured.
  • Tabes Dorsalis
    Tabes dorsalis is complication of untreated syphilis in which the myelin surrounding nerves degenerates. This eMedTV Web page explains this condition in more detail, including who it affects, its symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Tabloid
    Tabloid is a chemotherapy drug licensed for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. This eMedTV Web page contains more details on this prescription drug, with information on how it works, how it is taken, and side effects that may occur.
  • Taclonex
    Taclonex, a prescription psoriasis medication, contains a steroid and a synthetic form of vitamin D. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this topical medication, with details on how it works, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Tacrine
    Tacrine is a prescription Alzheimer's disease medication. This page on the eMedTV site describes how tacrine works to slow the worsening of Alzheimer's symptoms, explains when and how to take the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Tacrolimus
    Available by prescription only, tacrolimus is used to treat atopic dermatitis and prevent organ rejection. This eMedTV resource gives a detailed overview of this immunosuppressant, including how it works, dosing tips, and possible side effects.
  • Tacrolimus Ointment
    Tacrolimus ointment is a "second-line" treatment for atopic dermatitis (also called eczema). This page of the eMedTV Web site takes a detailed look at this medicine, with information on dosing, side effects, generic availability, and more.
  • Tadalafil
    Tadalafil is a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and enlarged prostate symptoms. This eMedTV page provides information on the drug's side effects, dosing, potential drug interactions, and more.
  • Tafluprost
    Tafluprost ophthalmic solution is prescribed to help lower eye pressure caused by various eye conditions. This eMedTV page explains how to use the eye drops, describes how the medicine works, lists potential side effects, and offers links to more details.
  • Tagamet
    Tagamet is a drug that is used to treat conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. This eMedTV article features an overview of Tagamet, including information on how to take the drug and some of the side effects it may cause.
  • Talacen
    Talacen is a prescription medication approved for relieving mild-to-moderate pain. This eMedTV Web selection describes how the drug works, offers dosing information, and explains why this opioid narcotic may not be suitable for some people.
  • Talwin
    Talwin is a drug prescribed to relieve moderate-to-severe pain. A number of topics are discussed in this eMedTV Web selection, including information on how this medicine works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
  • Talwin Nx
    The prescription drug Talwin Nx is licensed to relieve moderate-to-severe pain. This selection from the eMedTV Web library describes how this medicine works, gives some tips on how to take it, lists possible side effects, and more.
  • Tambocor
    Tambocor tablets are taken two to three times a day to prevent certain types of heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV selection explores this prescription drug in detail, with information on how it works, potential side effects, safety precautions, and more.
  • Tamiflu
    Tamiflu is a prescription drug used to treat and prevent the flu. This eMedTV resource offers a general overview of this medication, including information on possible side effects and what to do if you miss a dose.
  • Tamoxifen
    Tamoxifen is a drug that can help treat and prevent certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at the medication, including how it works to combat the cancer, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
  • Tamsulosin
    Tamsulosin is a drug that is used to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This eMedTV resource explains how tamsulosin works, lists some of its potential side effects, and offers several tips on how to take tamsulosin correctly.
  • Tapazole
    Tapazole is a drug used to treat hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid). This selection from the eMedTV archives describes this antithyroid medication in more detail, explaining how it works, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Tapentadol
    A prescription drug, tapentadol is a narcotic that is used to treat acute pain. This eMedTV article gives a comprehensive overview of this product, discussing its uses, potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Tapentadol ER
    Tapentadol ER is a medication used to treat chronic pain. This selection from the eMedTV Web library provides an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, including its effects, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
  • Tarceva
    If you have an advanced case of non-small cell lung cancer, you may benefit from Tarceva. This eMedTV segment gives a complete overview of this cancer medication, with details on what else it is used for, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
    Tardive dyskinesia is characterized by uncontrollable body or facial movements. As this eMedTV segment explains, it often happens in people who have been taking antipsychotics or certain other drugs for extended periods of time.
  • Tarka
    Tarka is a drug used to treat high blood pressure in adults -- but it is not a cure for high blood pressure. This eMedTV segment covers how Tarka works, how and when to take it, potential side effects, and available strengths.
  • Tarlov Cysts
    This page on the eMedTV Web site describes the symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis associated with Tarlov cysts. These fluid-filled sacs usually do not cause pain, weakness, or nerve root compression, although these symptoms can occur.
  • Tartrazine
    As this eMedTV article explains, tartrazine (also known as Yellow No. 5) is a food additive that may cause some people to experience itching or hives. This page discusses food allergy to tartrazine and explains the labeling laws for this additive.
  • Tasigna
    Tasigna is a drug licensed to treat a type of cancer called chronic myeloid leukemia. This eMedTV page describes the effects of this medication, explains what to know before taking the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Tasmar
    Tasmar is a prescription medication that is approved for treating the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at Tasmar, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and tips on when and how to take it.
  • Taurine
    As a conditionally essential amino acid, taurine is necessary for the human body to function properly. This eMedTV page describes taurine in more detail, explaining the conditions it may help treat, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
  • Tavist
    Tavist is a non-prescription drug often used for the treatment of allergy and common cold symptoms. This eMedTV resource describes how the medication works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
  • Taxol
    Taxol is a medicine that is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat various types of cancer. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at Taxol, including its specific uses, possible side effects, and dosing information.
  • Taxotere
    Taxotere is a drug that is approved to treat breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other types of cancer. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at Taxotere and its specific uses, side effects, and information on how the medication is given.
  • Tay-Sachs Chromosome
    A mutation in the Tay-Sachs chromosome causes Tay-Sachs disease. This article from the eMedTV library provides a detailed look at this chromosome, including where it is located and how mutations in it are responsible for disease.
  • Tay-Sachs Disease
    Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, hereditary illness that causes progressive damage to certain nerve cells. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this disabling condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Tazarotene
    Available as a gel or a cream, tazarotene is a skin medication used to treat acne and other conditions. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this drug, including information on side effects, when and how to apply it, and more.
  • Tazarotene Foam
    Tazarotene foam is a drug approved for the treatment of acne. This selection from the eMedTV Web library contains a comprehensive overview of this medication, including dosing instructions, details on how it works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Tazicef
    Tazicef is an antibiotic used for infections caused by bacteria. This article from the eMedTV Web site gives an overview of this injected medication, describing how it works, what to expect during treatment, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Tazorac
    Tazorac is a prescription drug used to treat acne and plaque psoriasis. This selection from the eMedTV archives takes an in-depth look at this product, explaining how it works, when and how to apply it, potential side effects, and more.
  • Taztia XT
    Taztia XT is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat high blood pressure and some types of angina. This eMedTV article describes how the medication works, explains when and how to take it, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • TB Review
    As this eMedTV article explains, it is important for pregnant women with active tuberculosis (TB) to start treatment as soon as TB is suspected. This page offers information on treating this condition during pregnancy.
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