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Dilantin - Dofetilide

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Dilantin to Dofetilide. 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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  • Dilantin
    Dilantin is a prescription drug used to treat certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy. This eMedTV page further explores the specific uses of Dilantin, offers dosing tips for the drug, and lists side effects that it may potentially cause.
  • Dilt-CD
    Dilt-CD is a prescription medicine that is used to treat high blood pressure and certain types of angina. This eMedTV segment describes Dilt-CD in more detail and provides a more in-depth look at its uses, effects, and dosing information.
  • Dilt-XR
    Dilt-XR is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat high blood pressure and certain types of angina. This eMedTV page explains how this medication works and offers a more in-depth look at its effects, possible side effects, and dosing information.
  • Diltia XT
    Diltia XT is a drug that relaxes the blood vessels to lower blood pressure and treat chest pain. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this prescription product, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and general precautions.
  • Diltiazem
    Diltiazem is a drug that is approved to treat high blood pressure and certain types of chest pain. This eMedTV article explains how diltiazem works, describes some potential side effects, and discusses how and when to take the medication.
  • DIM
    DIM is a dietary supplement used for various purposes, including treating menopause symptoms. This eMedTV resource explains how DIM works, discusses its safety and effectiveness, and offers information on what to be aware of before using this product.
  • Dimethyl Fumarate
    Dimethyl fumarate can help treat certain types of multiple sclerosis. This eMedTV Web page presents an overview of this prescription medication, including specific uses, how it works, side effects, and links to more detailed information.
  • Dinoprostone
    Dinoprostone is used for several purposes, such as preparing the cervix for delivery or causing an abortion. This eMedTV page examines the various forms of this drug, along with the specific uses for each product. It also covers side effects and dosing.
  • Dinoprostone Vaginal Gel
    Dinoprostone vaginal gel is prescribed at or near childbirth when a woman's cervix has not ripened. This eMedTV article explains how this drug works to help prepare the cervix for delivery, describes possible side effects, lists safety issues, and more.
  • Dinoprostone Vaginal Insert
    Dinoprostone vaginal inserts contain a synthetic hormone that helps prepare the cervix for childbirth. This eMedTV resource presents an overview of this medication, including how it works, when it is used, possible side effects, and links to more details.
  • Dinoprostone Vaginal Suppository
    A dinoprostone vaginal suppository is used to empty the contents of a woman's uterus. This eMedTV page explains what this drug is approved for, when it is used, and how it is given. Details on side effects and safety issues are also discussed.
  • Diovan
    Diovan is a prescription drug approved to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. As this eMedTV page explains, it also helps improve survival after a heart attack. Dosing information, side effects, and precautions are also included.
  • Diovan HCT
    Diovan HCT is a combination drug used in the treatment of high blood pressure. This page from the eMedTV archives explains how the medication works, how and when to take it, common side effects, and what to do if you take too much.
  • Dipentum
    Dipentum can be used to prevent symptoms of ulcerative colitis in people for whom it is in remission. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed overview of the drug, including how it works, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
  • Diphenhydramine
    Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used for treating various conditions, including allergy symptoms. This eMedTV page lists other uses, describes the various forms that this drug comes in, and explores its potential side effects.
  • Directly Observed Therapy Program
    As this eMedTV article explains, many people with tuberculosis are encouraged to enroll in a directly observed therapy program, which involves taking each dose of their medicine in front of a healthcare worker. This page discusses this program.
  • Disopyramide
    Disopyramide is prescribed to treat certain heart rhythm problems. This part of the eMedTV Web library presents an overview of this antiarrhythmia medication, with details on dosing instructions, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Disorganized Schizophrenia
    Disorganized schizophrenia is a psychological disorder characterized by unusual thought processes. As this eMedTV segment explains, disorganized thinking is a common symptom. This Web page takes a closer look at this disorder and its symptoms.
  • Ditropan
    Ditropan is a drug approved to treat the symptoms of neurogenic bladder. This eMedTV Web page offers a complete overview of Ditropan, including information on its uses, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Ditropan XL
    Used to treat overactive bladder symptoms, Ditropan XL is a long-acting medication that is taken once a day. This eMedTV article provides a complete overview of this drug, including how it works and what you can expect during treatment.
  • Diuril
    Diuril is a drug often prescribed to treat water retention and high blood pressure. This page on the eMedTV site offers dosing information for this medication, explains how it works, and provides general warnings and precautions to be aware of.
  • Divalproex
    Divalproex is often recommended for preventing migraines or treating epilepsy or mania. This eMedTV article describes this medication in more detail, including how it works, potential side effects, what to do in cases of overdose, and more.
  • Divalproex ER
    Divalproex ER is a prescription drug licensed for treating mania and epilepsy, and for preventing migraines. This eMedTV resource explains how divalproex ER works, describes the effects of the drug, and offers general dosing information.
  • Diverticulitis
    Diverticulitis occurs when small sacs in the colon become infected. This eMedTV article gives an overview of this condition, explaining how it can develop suddenly and without warning (which is why it's important to know the symptoms and risk factors).
  • Diverticulosis
    People who have diverticulosis have small pouches in their colons that bulge outward through weak spots. As this eMedTV page explains, the condition itself is harmless, but if infection occurs in the pouches, it can cause pain in the lower abdomen.
  • Divigel
    Divigel is a medicated gel licensed to treat hot flashes and night sweats caused by menopause. This eMedTV resource describes how Divigel works, explains how to use the gel, and provides a list of side effects that may occur with the medication.
  • Docefrez
    Docefrez is a chemotherapy drug prescribed to treat breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. This eMedTV page contains an overview of this medicine, with details on how it is given, clinical effectiveness, possible side effects, and more.
  • Docetaxel
    Docetaxel is a medicine prescribed for treating various cancers, such as lung, breast, and prostate cancer. This eMedTV segment describes this drug's uses in more detail, explains how it works, and provides general dosing guidelines.
  • Docosahexaenoic Acid
    Docosahexaenoic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid that can help with fetal and infant development. This eMedTV segment explores other benefits of this product, describes how it works, and explains what you should know before taking the supplement.
  • Docosanol
    Docosanol is a non-prescription drug commonly used to treat symptoms of cold sores and shorten healing time. This eMedTV resource provides an in-depth look at the medication, including how it works, guidelines for those taking it, side effects, and more.
  • Dofetilide
    Available by prescription, dofetilide is taken twice daily to help control certain irregular heart rates. This eMedTV article contains more information on this medicine, including what it is prescribed for, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
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