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Rizatriptan - RSV

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Rizatriptan to RSV. 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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  • Rizatriptan
    Rizatriptan is a drug used to treat migraines once they have started. This eMedTV article highlights how this prescription medicine works and when and how to take it, and also discusses side effects, dosing guidelines, and strengths.
  • RLS
    RLS (restless legs syndrome) is characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs during inactivity. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this neurological condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • Robaxin
    Robaxin is a drug that helps treat muscle spasms. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth overview of this medication, with information on safety precautions, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Rocephin
    Rocephin is a prescription antibiotic that treats and prevents bacterial infections. This eMedTV page explores how Rocephin works, infections it is used to treat -- like meningitis, gonorrhea, and syphilis -- and how and when to take it.
  • Roflumilast
    Available by prescription, roflumilast is a drug used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this drug, providing details on its dosing, possible side effects, safety precautions, and more.
  • Rogaine
    Rogaine is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug licensed to treat male and female pattern hair loss. This page on the eMedTV site takes an in-depth look at this drug and its effects, dosing information, potential side effects, safety precautions, and more.
  • Romidepsin
    Romidepsin is a drug used in people who have cutaneous or peripheral T-cell lymphoma. This eMedTV resource examines how this chemotherapy drug works for these particular uses. An overview of possible side effects and safety concerns is also included.
  • Ropinirole
    Ropinirole is a dopamine agonist used to treat muscle rigidity and stiffness in diseases like Parkinson's. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this medication, including its uses, dosing information, potential side effects, and more.
  • Ropinirole XL
    Ropinirole XL is a dopamine agonist prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease. This page from the eMedTV site takes an in-depth look at ropinirole XL, including information on how it works, when and how to take the medication, and possible side effects.
  • Rosacea (Health Channel Home)
    Affecting about 14 million Americans, rosacea is a condition that can cause pimples and red, thickened skin on the face and upper body. This eMedTV channel offers dozens of articles on rosacea symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Rosacea (Overview Article)
    Rosacea is a chronic condition that usually affects the face, causing redness, pimples, and thickened skin. This eMedTV page discusses causes, symptoms, treatment options, and self-care suggestions, including using sunscreen and mild moisturizer.
  • Rosiglitazone
    Rosiglitazone is a prescription medicine that lowers blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how rosiglitazone works, covers potential side effects, and offers some tips on when and how to take the medication.
  • Rosiglitazone and Glimepiride
    Rosiglitazone and glimepiride is a prescription medication that is approved to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource explains how rosiglitazone and glimepiride works to lower blood sugar levels and lists some potential side effects of the drug.
  • Rosiglitazone and Metformin
    Rosiglitazone and metformin is a medicine that can be prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV Web page explains how rosiglitazone and metformin works and offers general dosing information and precautions for the drug.
  • Rosuvastatin
    Rosuvastatin is a prescription drug used to treat a number of conditions related to heart disease. This eMedTV page discuses some specific uses for the drug (such as treating high cholesterol), as well as how it works and its possible side effects.
  • Rotarix
    Rotarix is a vaccine approved to prevent rotavirus, a common cause of severe diarrhea in infants. This eMedTV resource describes how the product works, explains how and when to get vaccinated, and lists potential side effects of this oral vaccine.
  • Rotateq
    RotaTeq is a routine vaccine used to prevent rotavirus (a virus that causes severe diarrhea). This eMedTV page covers the benefits of the product, explains when your child should get vaccinated, and lists possible side effects of the vaccine.
  • Rotavirus
    Rotavirus is a virus that may cause severe diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. This portion of the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this virus, including how it is treated, transmitted, and prevented.
  • Rotavirus Vaccine
    The rotavirus vaccine is a routine childhood vaccine used to prevent a common but serious infection. This eMedTV segment describes how the vaccine works, lists the different forms available, and explains when your child should get vaccinated.
  • Rotigotine
    Rotigotine patches are used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS). This eMedTV page gives a complete overview, including details on how to apply the patches, possible side effects, warnings, and more.
  • Rowasa
    Rowasa is a medication used for treating ulcerative colitis affecting the rectum and last part of the colon. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works to improve symptoms of ulcerative proctitis, offers general dosing information, and more.
  • Roxicet
    Roxicet is approved for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including information on how it works, tips on taking it, possible side effects, and general precautions.
  • Rozerem
    Rozerem, a prescription insomnia medicine, is used for helping those who have trouble falling asleep. This eMedTV Web page contains general information on Rozerem and its effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
  • RSD
    RSD, or reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is characterized by continuous, intense pain that worsens over time. This eMedTV segment offers a description of the disorder, including causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • RSV
    RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is a contagious virus that causes respiratory infections. This selection from the eMedTV archives discusses the transmission, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of this virus.
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