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Medulloblastoma - Mesalamine

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Medulloblastoma to Mesalamine. 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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  • Medulloblastoma
    One of the most common childhood cancers, medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an in-depth look at this topic, including information on symptoms and treatment options.
  • Mefenamic Acid
    Mefenamic acid is a common drug licensed to relieve mild to moderate pain. This page on the eMedTV Web site offers a more in-depth look at this medication, including its uses, effects, potential side effects, and dosing information.
  • Mefloquine
    Mefloquine is a drug prescribed to treat or prevent malaria. This page from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this medication, including details on dosing guidelines, potential side effects, how it works, and more.
  • Mefoxin
    Mefoxin is a type of antibiotic used to treat a number of different infections. This eMedTV article gives a detailed overview of this product, including how it works, instructions for using it, possible side effects, and more.
  • Megace
    The prescription drug Megace is licensed for various uses in people with AIDS and certain cancers. This eMedTV Web page describes how this medicine works for specific uses, explains some tips on how to take it, lists possible side effects, and more.
  • Megace ES
    Megace ES is a drug prescribed to help stimulate appetite and cause weight gain in people with AIDS. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth overview on the effectiveness of this medicine, potential side effects, dosing instructions, and more.
  • Megestrol
    Megestrol is prescribed to stimulate appetite in people with AIDS and to treat breast or endometrial cancer. This eMedTV resource presents an overview of various details on this drug, including dosing instructions, side effects, safety issues, and more.
  • Megestrol ES
    Megestrol ES comes as a liquid that is taken by mouth once daily to cause weight gain in people with AIDS. This eMedTV segment features a number of details on this drug, including potential side effects, information on clinical trials, and safety issues.
  • Mekinist
    Mekinist is prescribed to treat an advanced form of skin cancer. This eMedTV Web page provides more details on this drug, with information on when it is prescribed, how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Melanoma
    The percentage of people who develop melanoma in the United States has doubled in the past 30 years. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this increasingly common condition, including risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Melatonin
    Melatonin is a supplement that is often used to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders. This part of the eMedTV site covers other possible melatonin uses, explains how the hormone affects sleep patterns, and describes side effects that may occur.
  • Mellaril
    Mellaril is a prescription medicine that is licensed for the treatment of schizophrenia. This eMedTV Web page further describes the drug, noting in particular its effects, dosing information, strengths, and potential side effects.
  • Meloxicam
    Meloxicam is a type of pain-relief medicine that is used to relieve common arthritis symptoms. This eMedTV article discusses specific uses of meloxicam and offers information on its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Melphalan
    Melphalan can help minimize symptoms caused by ovarian cancer or multiple myeloma. This eMedTV article presents a comprehensive overview of this prescription chemotherapy drug, including dosing regimens, specific uses, safety precautions, and more.
  • Memantine
    Memantine is a prescription drug that is approved for treating dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. This eMedTV resource explains how the medication works, offers dosing information, and lists side effects that may occur.
  • Memantine XR
    Memantine XR is a drug prescribed for treating Alzheimer's disease. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at this medication, including general dosing guidelines, details on how it works, and potential side effects.
  • Men's Health
    Do you know what testicular torsion is? Do you know what to do if it occurs? This eMedTV segment presents eight important facts every man should know about testicular torsion, including symptoms, treatment, how it affects fertility, and more.
  • Menactra
    Typically given as a one-time injection, Menactra is a vaccine that can help prevent bacterial meningitis. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this vaccine, including information on side effects, dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and more.
  • Menest
    Menest is a hormone replacement medication that is available by prescription. This eMedTV page explains what this drug is used for, describes how it works and its effects, offers general dosing information, and lists side effects that may occur.
  • MenHibrix
    As a type of vaccine, MenHibrix is given to infants to help protect them from dangerous diseases. This eMedTV Web selection contains more information on this vaccine, including details on how it works, when it is given, potential side effects, and more.
  • Meningitis (Health Channel Home)
    Meningitis, an infection in the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, can be very dangerous if left untreated. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at meningitis and discusses its symptoms, prevention, and treatment.
  • Meningitis (Overview Article)
    Meningitis is inflammation and swelling in the tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord. As this eMedTV article explains, it is often caused by a viral or bacterial infection. This Web page discusses meningitis causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  • Meningocele
    As this eMedTV article explains, meningocele is a condition that occurs when the spinal cord develops normally but the meninges protrude from a spinal opening. This Web page provides an overview of this type of spina bifida.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
    There are many types of meningococcal vaccine available in the United States. This eMedTV selection gives an overview of these vaccines, including information on how they differ and who should get vaccinated.
  • Menomune
    Menomune is used to provide protection against bacterial meningitis. This eMedTV segment gives a detailed overview of this vaccine, with information on the other diseases it can prevent, who it is recommended for, how it works, and more.
  • Menopause (Health Channel Home)
    When a woman reaches menopause, her period stops and her body stops making certain hormones. This channel on the eMedTV Web site contains a number of articles on the subject, ranging from common symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Menopause (Overview Article)
    Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her periods naturally no longer occur. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this topic, including information about common symptoms and the average age at which the change occurs.
  • Menostar
    Menostar is a prescription estrogen medication used to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV segment describes how Menostar works, explains how to use the skin patch, and lists warnings to be aware of before starting treatment.
  • Menveo
    Menveo is a vaccination that offers protection against bacterial meningitis and other conditions. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this injected vaccine, explaining who can use it, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Meperidine
    Meperidine is a prescription pain reliever that is classified as a controlled substance. This page on the eMedTV site describes the effects of the medicine, offers dosing information, and explains why this drug is rarely used nowadays.
  • Mercaptopurine
    Mercaptopurine can help treat a type of cancer called acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL). This eMedTV Web selection features an overview of this chemotherapy drug, including how it works, dosing information, safety precautions, and links to more details.
  • Meridia
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Meridia to help people lose weight. This eMedTV page explains in detail how the drug works by affecting certain brain chemicals, and discusses possible side effects and general precautions for taking the drug.
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    Merkel cell carcinoma tends to develop on or just beneath the skin's surface and in the hair follicles. This eMedTV article provides an overview of this rare form of cancer, including symptoms, treatment options, and the chances of it metastasizing.
  • Mesalamine
    Mesalamine is a prescription medicine that is used for treating ulcerative colitis. This segment of the eMedTV archives further describes the uses and effects of the medication and offers links to the various forms of the drug that are available.
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