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Trisomy 21 - Upper Endoscopy

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Trisomy 21 to Upper Endoscopy. 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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  • Trisomy 21
    As this eMedTV segment explains, mosaic trisomy 21 is a genetic variation that can cause Down syndrome. In this variation, the extra chromosome 21 is present in only some of the cells, which means that associated physical problems can vary.
  • Trivora
    Trivora is a generic birth control pill that is available by prescription only. This eMedTV resource describes how this form of contraceptive works, explains how and when to take the pill, and lists potential side effects that may occur with Trivora.
  • Trizivir
    Trizivir is a prescription drug that is commonly used for the treatment of HIV or AIDS. This page on the eMedTV site describes how this product works, offers general dosing information, and explains what you should know before starting treatment.
  • Trospium
    Trospium is a medication that is commonly prescribed to treat an overactive bladder. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides a more in-depth look at the medication, including dosing information, effects, and potential side effects.
  • Trospium XR
    A healthcare provider may prescribe trospium XR to treat an overactive bladder. This page from the eMedTV archives provides more information on trospium XR, including how the medication works, possible side effects, and tips on taking the drug.
  • Trusopt
    Trusopt is a prescription eye drop used to lower the pressure in the eyes. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Truvada
    Truvada is drug that is often used in drug "cocktails" for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This part of the eMedTV Web site discusses the medication's effects, describes how it works, and explains what you should know before starting treatment.
  • Tryptophan
    Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that must be obtained through dietary means. This selection from the eMedTV Web site discusses how tryptophan works and offers more information on its effectiveness, safety concerns, and potential side effects.
  • Tubal Ligation
    Recent studies show that tubal ligation is over 99 percent effective at preventing future pregnancy. This eMedTV Web resource offers a detailed overview of this procedure, including how it is performed and possible complications.
  • Tuberculosis (Health Channel Home)
    Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic bacterial infection that may take at least six months to cure. This part of the eMedTV Web site describes the Tuberculosis Health Channel, which covers topics including TB symptoms, TB transmission, and more.
  • Tuberculosis (Overview Article)
    Tuberculosis is a type of chronic bacterial infection that generally affects the lungs. This segment of the eMedTV library explains how tuberculosis is spread through the air and also covers the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of this disease.
  • Tudorza
    Available by prescription only, Tudorza is a medicine inhaled into the lungs to prevent airway spasms. This eMedTV article contains a detailed overview of this drug, including topics such as how it works, how to use it, side effects, and more.
  • Turmeric
    Some people may use turmeric medicinally to help with depression and heartburn, among other conditions. This eMedTV article lists other turmeric uses, explores the effectiveness of the spice, and offers important safety warnings and precautions.
  • Turner Syndrome
    Turner syndrome is characterized by complete or partial absence of one of the two X chromosomes. As this eMedTV page explains, it only affects females. This page further explores this syndrome and its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Tussionex
    Tussionex is a 12-hour prescription medicine used to treat symptoms caused by allergies or the common cold. This eMedTV Web selection provides an overview of this product, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Twynsta
    Twynsta is a prescription medicine used to treat high blood pressure. This eMedTV Web selection provides a complete overview of this medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and safety precautions.
  • Tykerb
    Tykerb is a drug licensed to treat metastatic breast cancer. This eMedTV page describes the effects of Tykerb, explains what to know before taking the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Tylenol
    Tylenol is a pain reliever and fever reducer that is available without a prescription. This eMedTV page explains how the medication works to relieve fever and inflammation, lists the various strengths available, and describes possible side effects.
  • Tylenol with Codeine
    Tylenol with Codeine is a pain reliever available by prescription only. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of Tylenol with Codeine, explains how the drug works, lists side effects that may occur, and offers dosing information for the medicine.
  • Tylox
    Tylox is a medication that can be prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. This page from the eMedTV library explains how this combination drug works, discusses its abuse potential, and lists common side effects of the medicine.
  • Type 1 Diabetes
    People with type 1 diabetes have increased blood glucose levels due to an absence of insulin. This eMedTV page provides an in-depth look at this autoimmune disease and explains how people with type 1 diabetes must take daily injections of insulin.
  • Type 2 Diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes occurs when blood levels of glucose are too high. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at this condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment, and more.
  • Typhoid Fever
    Typhoid fever is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. This eMedTV article provides an overview of the disease, including information about transmission, diagnosis, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • Typhoid Vaccine
    The typhoid vaccine can offer protection from a life-threatening illness, but it is not for everyone. This eMedTV article discusses the two types of vaccine that are available and explains who should get vaccinated and who should not.
  • Tyrosine
    Tyrosine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is also available in supplement form. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed overview of tyrosine, including information on its safety and effectiveness, possible side effects, and more.
  • Tysabri
    Tysabri is prescribed when other treatments for Crohn's disease or multiple sclerosis have failed. This eMedTV Web page offers a complete overview on how this drug works to treat these conditions, and covers dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Tyzeka
    Tyzeka is a drug licensed to help slow down the spread of the hepatitis B virus in certain people. This eMedTV Web selection contains more details on this medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
  • Uceris
    Uceris is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page contains more details on this medication, with information on how it works, when and how to take it, and side effects that may occur.
  • Ulcerative Colitis
    Often causing diarrhea and other problems, ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. This eMedTV selection offers an in-depth look at ulcerative colitis, including its symptoms, causes, treatment options, and more.
  • Ulesfia
    Ulesfia is a medicine prescribed to kill head lice. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers an overview of this medication, including details on how it works, potential side effects, and dosing tips for effectively using this medicine.
  • Ulipristal
    Ulipristal is an emergency contraceptive prescribed to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this "morning after pill," including details on how it works, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
  • Uloric
    Uloric is a prescribed drug used to prevent gout attacks by reducing uric acid levels in the body. This eMedTV Web article describes how the medicine works, offers dosing information, and explains what you should know before starting treatment.
  • Ultracet
    Ultracet is a prescription medicine licensed to treat short-term pain. This eMedTV Web page further explains what Ultracet is used for, describes how it works, offers dosing information for the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Ultram
    Ultram is a medication that may be prescribed to relieve moderate to moderately severe 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.
  • Ultram ER
    Ultram ER is a pain medicine that slowly releases the medication over an extended period of time. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including its effects, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
  • Ultravate
    Ultravate is a skin medicine prescribed to treat various conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. This eMedTV Web selection gives an overview of this topical steroid medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, safety concerns, and more.
  • Ultresa
    Ultresa is prescribed for the treatment of pancreatic enzyme deficiencies caused by various conditions. This eMedTV overview includes details on how this drug works, possible side effects, dosing instructions, and more.
  • Umbilical Cord Prolapse
    Umbilical cord prolapse refers to when the umbilical cord drops down into the birth canal. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this problem, including details on what causes it and how it can cause complications during delivery.
  • Underactive Thyroid
    A person who is diagnosed with hypothyroidism has an underactive thyroid. This article from the eMedTV archives takes a detailed look at this condition, explaining what causes it, how it is diagnosed, symptoms, and the usual course of treatment.
  • Uniretic
    Uniretic is a prescription medicine licensed to treat high blood pressure. This selection from the eMedTV Web library provides an overview of the drug, including information on how it works, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Univasc
    Available by prescription only, Univasc is a medication used to control blood pressure. This part of the eMedTV site gives an overview of this ACE inhibitor, with details on how it works, what to expect during treatment, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Unoprostone Ophthalmic Solution
    People with ocular hypertension or open angle glaucoma may benefit from unoprostone ophthalmic solution. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this eye drop, including how it works, when it is prescribed, and possible side effects.
  • Unstable Angina
    Unstable angina generally occurs in older adults and can be a sign that a heart attack is about to happen. This eMedTV resource describes this type of angina in detail, including information on how it is associated with heart attacks.
  • Upper Endoscopy
    An upper endoscopy is a procedure used to examine your esophagus, stomach, and small intestine. This eMedTV page explains how the procedure is carried out, the purpose of this examination, and potential complications a person may experience.
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