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Ovarian Cysts - Pancreatic Cancer

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Ovarian Cysts to Pancreatic Cancer. 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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  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
    This eMedTV resource offers a detailed look at ovarian epithelial cancer (a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissue covering the ovary). It also explains possible symptoms, treatment options, and factors that affect a woman's prognosis.
  • Ovarian Germ Cell Cancer
    This eMedTV resource offers a detailed discussion of ovarian germ cell cancer, a disease in which malignant cells form in the germ cells of the ovary. It explores possible symptoms, treatment options, and factors that affect a woman's prognosis.
  • Ovcon
    Ovcon is a prescription birth control pill that mainly works by stopping ovulation. This eMedTV resource offers a complete overview of this pill, including information on the different types of Ovcon, potential side effects, and tips on taking it.
  • Overactive Bladder
    Overactive bladder is also known as urge incontinence. This eMedTV article discusses the condition in detail, explaining its causes, symptoms, and treatment. This page also links to other articles about urinary incontinence.
  • Overactive Thyroid
    Overactive thyroid is a condition where a person's thyroid hormone levels are too high. This eMedTV selection gives an overview of this condition, with information on treatment options, common symptoms, making a diagnosis, and more.
  • Ovulation
    Many different drugs can be used to stimulate ovulation in women who have this particular fertility problem. This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at several different classes of ovulation medications, exploring the pros and cons of each.
  • Oxacillin
    Available as a generic product only, oxacillin is prescribed to treat certain bacterial infections. This eMedTV article covers specific uses, how the antibiotic works, possible side effects, and more. Links to various topics are also given.
  • Oxaliplatin
    Oxaliplatin is a drug prescribed to treat cancer that affects the colon or rectum. This page from the eMedTV Web library presents an overview of this medication, with details on how it is administered, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
  • Oxaprozin
    Oxaprozin is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat symptoms caused by various types of arthritis. This eMedTV Web page explains how the medication works and discusses its specific uses, effects, and potential side effects.
  • Oxazepam
    Oxazepam is a prescription drug that may be prescribed to treat anxiety or alcohol withdrawal. This part of the eMedTV site discusses how oxazepam works, as well as its possible side effects, available strengths, and general precautions and warnings.
  • Oxcarbazepine
    Oxcarbazepine is a drug that is used to control a certain type of seizure in people with epilepsy. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at oxcarbazepine, including information on its uses, dosing, possible side effects, and more.
  • Oxcarbazepine Extended-Release
    Oxcarbazepine extended-release can help treat partial seizures in adults and children. This eMedTV Web page presents an overview of this prescription drug, including safety warnings, how it works, side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Oxtellar XR
    Oxtellar XR is a drug licensed to treat partial seizures in adults and children age six and older. This eMedTV article provides more details on this prescription medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Oxybutynin
    Oxybutynin is commonly prescribed to treat bladder conditions caused by nerve problems. This eMedTV article discusses specific oxybutynin uses, explains how the medication works, and offers dosing information, including when and how to take it.
  • Oxybutynin ER
    Oxybutynin ER is a prescription medicine licensed to treat bladder problems due to an overactive bladder. This eMedTV page describes in detail the clinical effects of this drug, explains how it works, and offers dosing guidelines and tips for taking it.
  • Oxybutynin Gel
    Oxybutynin gel is a medication prescribed to treat an overactive bladder. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides a more in-depth look at this product, including information on dosing information, general precautions, and potential side effects.
  • Oxybutynin Patch
    The oxybutynin patch can be prescribed to treat overactive bladder symptoms, such as urinary urgency. This eMedTV page explains when and how to use oxybutynin patches, describes the effects of the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Oxycodone
    Oxycodone is a type of narcotic found in many prescription pain medications. This eMedTV Web segment describes how the drug works, lists potential side effects that may occur, and explains what you should be aware of before using this medication.
  • Oxycodone ER
    Oxycodone ER is a narcotic medication commonly prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. This eMedTV resource describes how the drug works, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
  • Oxycodone/APAP
    Moderate to moderately severe pain can often be treated with oxycodone/APAP. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
  • OxyContin
    OxyContin is a prescription narcotic medication approved for treating moderate to severe pain. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of the drug, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
  • Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray
    Oxymetazoline nasal spray is a non-prescription drug used to treat nasal congestion due to various causes. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to use the spray.
  • Oxymorphone ER
    Oxymorphone ER is a type of opioid narcotic prescribed to treat long-term, continuous pain. This eMedTV page gives a comprehensive overview of this prescription medication, including its effects, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
  • Oxytocin
    As explained in this eMedTV article, oxytocin is used to stimulate contractions either immediately before or right after childbirth. This page describes how this prescription drug works and discusses the circumstances when a woman may receive this drug.
  • Oxytrol
    Available in the form of a patch, Oxytrol is a prescription drug that is used to treat overactive bladder. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed description of how the drug works and also discusses its possible side effects and dosing guidelines.
  • Oxytrol For Women
    Oxytrol For Women is a nonprescription medicine used to treat an overactive bladder in women. This eMedTV Web article offers an in-depth look at the medicine, including information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
  • Ozurdex
    Ozurdex is injected directly into the eye to treat macular edema and uveitis. This part of the eMedTV site talks about this prescription drug in detail, giving an overview of how it works, how it is administered, possible side effects, and more.
  • Pacerone
    Available by prescription only, Pacerone is a drug used to treat dangerous heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV Web page features a comprehensive look at this antiarrhythmia medication, including dosing instructions, how it works, side effects, and more.
  • Paclitaxel
    Paclitaxel is a medicine prescribed for treating lung cancer, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. This eMedTV resource describes paclitaxel uses in more detail, explains how the medication works, and offers general dosing information.
  • Paget's Disease of the Nipple
    Paget's disease of the nipple is a rare form of breast cancer that is located in or around the nipple. This eMedTV resource provides an in-depth look at the disease and includes information about symptoms, diagnostic methods, and treatment options.
  • Pain (Health Channel Home)
    Unfortunately, pain is something that everyone is familiar with, and many people take drugs to relieve it. This eMedTV Web page provides links to hundreds of articles on common medications used to manage pain, both prescription and over-the-counter.
  • Pain (Overview Article)
    Looking for info on pain medications? This eMedTV segment has you covered. In it, we discuss NSAIDs, opioids, pain patches, antiseizure medications, and other products that can help manage your chronic pain.
  • Palgic
    Palgic is a prescription drug used for treating a variety of allergies, including eye and skin allergies. This eMedTV resource describes how the medicine works, explains what forms and strengths it comes in, and lists some potential side effects.
  • Paliperidone
    Paliperidone is a drug that is licensed for treating schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. This eMedTV Web page further explores the effects of paliperidone, offers general dosing information for the drug, and lists possible side effects.
  • Paliperidone Palmitate
    Paliperidone palmitate is prescribed to help treat schizophrenia by blocking certain brain chemicals. This eMedTV page presents a closer look at this antipsychotic drug, with details on who can use it, dosing tips, and what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Palivizumab
    Available by prescription, palivizumab is a drug used for the prevention of serious problems related to RSV. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to minimize RSV complications in children. Details on dosing and side effects are also discussed.
  • Palonosetron
    Palonosetron is a drug that is licensed to prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy or surgery. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at the drug, including its effects, potential side effects, and dosing information.
  • Pamelor
    Pamelor is a prescription medication that is approved to help treat depression. This eMedTV article explains how the medication can affect certain chemicals in the brain, lists potential side effects, and gives tips for those taking the medication.
  • Pamidronate
    Pamidronate is a medication used for treating bone problems or blood calcium problems caused by cancer. This eMedTV article offers a general overview of pamidronate, including information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
  • Panax Ginseng
    Panax ginseng is a popular supplement used for stimulating the immune system and improving mental function. This eMedTV page further describes the effects of the product, explains how it works, and offers safety information for the supplement.
  • Pancreas
    The pancreas is a gland in the abdomen that makes insulin, other hormones, and pancreatic juices. This eMedTV Web page describes the location and purpose of this part of the body, including its role in helping the body use and store energy.
  • Pancreatic Cancer
    Pancreatic cancer is condition where cancerous cells first develop in the pancreas. This eMedTV article provides an overview of the disease, including information about its symptoms and a discussion of its diagnosis and treatment.
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