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Umbilical Cord Prolapse - Valproic Acid Drug Information

This page contains links to eMedTV Articles containing information on subjects from Umbilical Cord Prolapse to Valproic Acid Drug Information. 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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  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Abdominal Adhesions
    This video clip covers abdominal adhesions and how they are formed.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Allergic Reaction to Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Bladder and Urinary Tract Injury
    This video discusses possible bladder and urinary tract injuries.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Bleeding and Blood Vessel Damage
    This clip talks about bleeding and blood vessel damage during surgery.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Blood Clots
    This video clip deals with blood clots after surgery.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Conversion From Vaginal to Abdominal Hysterectomy
    This clip explains why the nature of your surgery may change, depending on your situation.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Convert to Major Abdominal Surgery
    This video clip explains why it might be necessary to convert to abdominal surgery during this procedure.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Delayed Bowel Function, or Ileus
    This video file explains how, why, and when an ileus (delayed bowel function) may occur.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Fistulas
    This video clip offers a brief overview of fistulas.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Infection
    This video clip talks about the possibility of getting an infection after your surgery.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Intestine or Bowel Injury
    This video describes what bowel or intestinal injuries can occur and how they are treated.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Loss of Life
    This clip offers information on the possibility of loss of life during surgery .
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Nerve Damage
    This video clip talks about nerve damage during surgery.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Organ Damage
    This video clip explains how organs are sometimes damaged during surgery.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Urinary Incontinence
    This video summary offers an overview on urinary incontinence.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Urinary Tract Infection
    This video clip discusses urinary tract infection.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks -- Wound Breakdown
    This video explains why some wounds may not heal well after surgery.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Risks As a Diabetic
    People with diabetes have special risks during this procedure, which this video clip describes.
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy Surgery
    This video clip describes the specifics of a vaginal hysterectomy surgery.
  • Vaginitis Information
    Are you looking for information on vaginitis? This selection from the eMedTV site gives a brief overview of this common condition, including its causes, and includes a link to a full-length article for those who want to learn more.
  • Valacyclovir Dosing
    This eMedTV Web page explains various valacyclovir dosing recommendations when treating conditions caused by the herpes virus, such as shingles, cold sores, and genital herpes. Tips for taking the medicine are also provided.
  • Valerian and Breastfeeding
    Women are typically advised to avoid valerian while breastfeeding. This eMedTV Web page explains why valerian and breastfeeding may not be a safe combination. This article also discusses why natural products are not always safe.
  • Valerian and Pregnancy
    No studies have been done on valerian and pregnancy, so it is not known if it is safe to take when pregnant. This eMedTV page explains why valerian may not be safe, even though it is a "natural" herb. This page also covers what to tell your doctor.
  • Valerian Dosage
    Because there is no standard valerian dosage, dosing guidelines can be obtained from clinical studies. This eMedTV page explains that valerian doses of 300 to 900 mg may be recommended for treating insomnia. This page also offers some dosing tips.
  • Valerian Overdose
    It is possible to take too much valerian. This portion of the eMedTV library explains that a valerian overdose may cause stomach cramps, tightness of the chest, or lightheadedness. It also discusses the possible treatment options that are available.
  • Valerian Safety
    Valerian may cause liver damage and can interact with several other medicines. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at valerian safety concerns, including warnings and precautions to be aware of before taking the supplement.
  • Valium Addiction
    As this eMedTV segment explains, you may be experiencing Valium addiction if you begin taking increasing amounts of the drug or feel you can't stop taking it. This page covers symptoms of Valium addiction (such as a fever) and what to do if it occurs.
  • Valium and Alcohol
    You may be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol if you are also taking Valium. This eMedTV page takes a detailed look at alcohol and Valium, explaining why it is generally recommended that you not drink alcohol during treatment with the medicine.
  • Valium and Breastfeeding
    During treatment with Valium, let your doctor know if you're breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at Valium and breastfeeding, noting some specific side effects the drug can cause in breastfed infants.
  • Valium and Insomnia
    This eMedTV article explains that if you're taking Valium and insomnia occurs, you should let your doctor know. Insomnia (which can be characterized by difficulty falling asleep and having non-refreshing sleep) is not a normal side effect of Valium.
  • Valium and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the FDA considers Valium a pregnancy Category D drug, meaning that it has shown clear evidence of risk to the fetus in previous studies. This page also discusses what to do if you're on Valium and pregnancy occurs.
  • Valium Drug Information
    This eMedTV article contains information on Valium, a drug used to treat anxiety and other conditions. This resource explores side effects, warnings, and more. Also included is a link to more in-depth information.
  • Valium Drug Interactions
    Valium drug interactions can potentially occur if the drug is taken with alcohol or barbiturates. This eMedTV page lists other drugs that can potentially interact with Valium and describes how Valium interactions can raise the risk of side effects.
  • Valium Overdose
    Confusion, drowsiness, and slow reflexes are among the possible symptoms of an overdose on Valium. This eMedTV page lists other Valium overdose symptoms, as well as treatment options that may be used to treat an overdose (like fluids through an IV).
  • Valium Uses
    Valium uses can include the treatment of muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal, or anxiety. This eMedTV page lists other Valium uses, and also describes how Valium can sometimes be used for off-label purposes (such as for treating agitation or insomnia).
  • Valium Warnings and Precautions
    Some people who take Valium may become psychologically or physically dependent on the drug. This eMedTV page lists other Valium warnings and precautions, including potential drug interactions and the safety of taking Valium while nursing or pregnant.
  • Valproic Acid and Breastfeeding
    While valproic acid passes through breast milk, the risk of harm to the breastfed infant is probably low. This eMedTV page explores valproic acid and breastfeeding, explaining what to do if you are breastfeeding and your doctor prescribes the drug.
  • Valproic Acid and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV page explains that studies on valproic acid and pregnancy showed that the drug raised the risk of problems such as birth defects. This page also explains that if you become pregnant while taking it, you should tell your doctor right away.
  • Valproic Acid Delayed Release Info
    Are you looking for info on the delayed release form of valproic acid? This segment of the eMedTV library lists the conditions this drug can treat. Information on available forms and strengths, as well as possible side effects, is also included.
  • Valproic Acid Dosing
    As this eMedTV page explains, valproic acid dosing for complex partial seizures can vary from 10 mg to 15 mg per kg of body weight per day. This page also lists factors besides your weight that can affect your dose (like other drugs you're taking).
  • Valproic Acid Drug Information
    This part of the eMedTV site offers some basic information on valproic acid, an epilepsy drug. Topics covered in this article include how to use it, what to discuss with your healthcare provider, and more.
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