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Valacyclovir - Vascular Headaches
This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Valacyclovir to Vascular Headaches. 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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Valacyclovir is typically prescribed to treat genital herpes, shingles, and other conditions. This segment of the eMedTV archives highlights how the drug works, covers potential side effects, offers tips for those taking the medication, and more.
Valerian is a supplement that is often used to treat insomnia. This selection from the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of this herbal supplement, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and potential safety concerns.
- Valerian Root
Valerian root is an herb that is used in supplements and appears to be an effective insomnia treatment. This eMedTV article takes a look at valerian root in more detail, including how it works, potential side effects, and general precautions.
Valium may be prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and other conditions. This eMedTV article gives a general overview of the prescription drug, noting in particular its side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
- Valproic Acid
Valproic acid is often prescribed to treat certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy. This eMedTV Web page further discusses this prescription drug, including information on its effects, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Valsartan is a prescription drug commonly used to treat conditions related to the cardiovascular system. This eMedTV segment discusses the drug in detail, including side effects, conditions it can treat, how it works, and general dosing guidelines.
- Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide
This eMedTV page examines valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide, a prescription drug licensed to treat high blood pressure. This page discusses how the drug works, how and when to take it, side effects, and things to tell your doctor before taking it.
Valtrex is an antiviral medication used to treat shingles, cold sores, genital herpes, and other conditions. This eMedTV article offers an overview of Valtrex, including information on side effects, available strengths, dosing guidelines, and more.
Available only by prescription, Valturna is a medication used to lower blood pressure. This eMedTV selection gives an in-depth overview of this drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Vandazole is a prescription medicine used to treat bacterial vaginosis in women who are not pregnant. This eMedTV resource presents an overview of this drug, including how it works, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
As this eMedTV page explains, vandetanib may be prescribed for cases of thyroid cancer that has spread or cannot be treated with surgery. This article gives a complete overview of the drug and its effects, dosing guidelines, warnings, and side effects.
Available by prescription only, Vanos is approved to treat skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema. This eMedTV resource offers a complete overview of this medicated skin cream, including what it is used for, how it works, and dosing guidelines.
Vantas is a medical implant surgically placed under the skin to treat symptoms of advanced prostate cancer. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, including how it works, how it is inserted, safety precautions, and more.
Available by prescription only, Vantin is an antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections. This eMedTV page contains a comprehensive look at several aspects of this drug, including how this medication works, possible side effects, and more.
Vaqta is a type of vaccine used to prevent hepatitis A infections. This part of the eMedTV Web library features more details on this vaccine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
Vardenafil is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). This part of the eMedTV library gives an overview of this medication, including information about its effectiveness, potential drug interactions, and side effects.
Varenicline is a prescription medicine that is licensed to help people stop smoking. This article from the eMedTV archives explains how varenicline works, offers general dosing information, and describes the effects of the medication.
- Variant Angina
Variant angina occurs when there is a spasm in a coronary artery, which decreases blood flow to the heart. This eMedTV Web page takes a look at this condition and offers valuable information on when symptoms occur and how a diagnosis is made.
- Varicella Vaccine
The varicella vaccine is used for preventing chickenpox in adults, adolescents, and young children. This eMedTV Web page explains how and when to get vaccinated, describes how the vaccine works, and lists some of its potential side effects.
- Varicose Veins
In addition to some affecting pregnant women, varicose veins affect half of all people age 50 and older. This eMedTV article explains varicose veins in detail, including causes, prevention methods, treatment, and risk factors.
- Variola Virus
Variola virus (the cause of smallpox) has been eradicated. This eMedTV segment discusses this virus in detail, including information on how transmission occurs and how this virus could be used as a biological weapon.
Varivax is a live vaccine approved for preventing chickenpox. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes how the product works, explains when and how to get vaccinated, and lists some of the warnings associated with live vaccines.
Vascepa is a drug used to treat high triglyceride levels. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, with discussions on specific uses, how the drug is taken, potential side effects, and more.