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Whooping Cough - Yellow Fever Virus
This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Whooping Cough to Yellow Fever Virus. 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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- Whooping Cough
Characterized by severe coughing spells, whooping cough is a respiratory system illness caused by bacteria. This eMedTV article provides an overview of whooping cough, including information about its symptoms, complications, and treatment options.
- Wild Yam
Wild yam is often used medicinally as an herbal remedy for treating various conditions. This page on the eMedTV site explains how it works, explores its effectiveness, and offers safety warnings and precautions for this product.
- Wilms' Tumor
Wilms' tumor is the most common type of childhood kidney cancer. This section of the eMedTV library offers an overview of this condition, including information about symptoms, tests used to diagnose the cancer, and treatment options.
- Wilson's Disease
Wilson's disease is characterized by excessive amounts of copper that accumulate in the body. This eMedTV article discusses this disease in detail, including information on its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Xalatan is a prescription medicine licensed to reduce eye pressure caused by certain conditions. This eMedTV resource explains how the eye drops work, explores their effects, and explains when and how to use them.
Xalkori is a medicine prescribed to treat non-small cell lung cancer. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers a complete overview of this chemotherapy drug, with details on how it works, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
If you have panic disorder or anxiety, your healthcare provider may prescribe Xanax. This page on the eMedTV site explains how this prescription drug works and offers an in-depth look at its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
- Xanax XR
Xanax XR is a prescription medicine that is approved for treating panic disorder. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this anxiety medication, explaining how Xanax XR works, its potential side effects, and tips on when and how to take the drug.
Xarelto is a medicine prescribed to prevent blood clots (and in some cases, strokes) in certain people. This eMedTV segment presents an overview of this blood-thinning medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, and more.
Xeljanz is a medicine licensed to treat rheumatoid arthritis. This selection from the eMedTV Web library features more details on this prescription medication, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
Xeloda is a prescription drug that is approved to treat certain types of breast and colorectal cancer. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to take the drug.
Xenical can be used as both a weight loss aid and to prevent people from regaining weight they have lost. This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at Xenical, discussing how it works, general dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Xeomin is used to relax the muscles that cause eyelid twitching, wrinkles, neck pain, and other problems. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this prescription medicine, including how it works, how it is administered, safety precautions, and more.
Xerese is a prescription skin cream used to treat cold sores. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at this medication, including details on how it works, what to expect, dosing guidelines, and more.
Xgeva is licensed to prevent certain skeletal problems that may occur when cancer has spread to the bone. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this drug, including how it works, how often it is given, possible side effects, and more.
Ximino capsules are taken once daily to treat moderate-to-severe acne in adults and adolescents. This eMedTV resource features an overview of various topics associated with this prescription drug, including how it works, side effects, dosing, and more.
Short-term pain associated with an injury or surgery is often treated with Xodol, a combination medication. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed overview of this drug, including how it works, dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and more.
Xolair is a prescription drug that is approved to prevent allergic asthma. This eMedTV page explains how the Xolair injection works to prevent asthma attacks due to certain allergens and also lists possible side effects and general dosing guidelines.
Xolegel is a medicated gel prescribed for the treatment of seborrhea. This part of the eMedTV Web library presents a comprehensive overview of this medicine, including details on how it works, potential side effects, how to apply it, and more.
Xopenex is a prescription drug that is approved to treat asthma or other similar respiratory conditions. This eMedTV article describes the other conditions the medication can treat, explains how it works, and highlights potential side effects.
- Xopenex HFA
Xopenex HFA is a prescription medicine that is used for the prevention and treatment of airway spasms. This eMedTV Web page explains how the inhaler works, lists possible side effects that may occur, and describes the effects of the drug.
As a prescription chemotherapy drug, Xtandi is approved for treating prostate cancer that has spread. This eMedTV article contains more details on several topics relating to this drug, including how it works, how to take it, and potential side effects.
Xylitol is a natural sugar substitute that is also used to prevent cavities and treat dry mouth. This eMedTV Web page further explains what xylitol is used for, explores the product's effectiveness, and lists side effects that may occur.
Xyzal is a prescription medication that helps alleviate allergy symptoms and treat chronic hives. This eMedTV Web page describes the drug in more detail, providing information about how it works, possible side effects, and general precautions.
Yasmin is an oral contraceptive that is used to prevent pregnancy. This part of the eMedTV Web site discusses Yasmin in more detail, including information on how the contraceptive works, when and how to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose.
Yaz is an oral contraceptive that can also help treat acne and PMDD. This article on the eMedTV Web site discusses how the drug works, describes when and how to take it, and explains what you should know before using this form of oral contraception.
- Yeast Infection
A yeast infection is caused by an imbalance of a fungus called Candida albicans in the vagina. This eMedTV segment offers a more detailed description of this condition, including information on risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.
- Yellow Fever
Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by a specific virus. This page from the eMedTV site discusses this disease in detail, including how it is transmitted, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
- Yellow Fever Vaccine
The yellow fever vaccine requires only one shot and provides protection for 10 years or more. This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of this vaccine, listing possible side effects and describing who should and shouldn't get it.
- Yellow Fever Virus
Found in parts of Africa and South America, the yellow fever virus is a virus that causes yellow fever. This eMedTV segment discusses this virus in detail, including information on how it is transmitted by mosquitoes.