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  • Alternative Treatment for Fibromyalgia
    Do not replace conventional fibromyalgia treatments with unproven treatments. This eMedTV page covers other considerations for people who are interested in alternative treatment for fibromyalgia (which can include things like massage and supplements).
  • Alternatives to a Laparoscopy for Endometriosis
    As this eMedTV page explains, surgery and medicines, such as birth control pills and progesterone hormones, are alternatives to a laparoscopy for endometriosis. This page offers an in-depth look at these alternatives and how they can improve symptoms.
  • Alternatives to Laparoscopy for Chronic Pelvic Pain
    Laparoscopy alternatives can include medication, ultrasound, and others. As this eMedTV page explains, discuss these alternatives to laparoscopy for chronic pelvic pain with your doctor, because appropriate treatments vary, depending on the person.
  • Anakinra
    Anakinra is a prescription medicine that is licensed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and NOMID. This eMedTV article explains what you should know before taking anakinra, describes the effects of the drug, and offers general dosing information.
  • Anakinra Dosing
    The recommended anakinra dosage for treating rheumatoid arthritis is 100 mg, injected once a day. This eMedTV segment contains other dosing information, including precautions and tips for giving yourself the injections.
  • Anakinra Drug Information
    A medication given by injection, anakinra is prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV selection offers more information on anakinra, including how the drug performed in clinical trials and dosing guidelines on how often to use it.
  • Anaprox
    Anaprox is a prescription pain reliever that is used to treat pain, fever, and other problems. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works and discusses common side effects of the drug, potential drug interactions, overdose symptoms, and more.
  • Anaprox and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page stresses, most doctors do not recommend taking Anaprox during pregnancy, and it should be avoided completely during the third trimester. If you're taking Anaprox and pregnancy occurs, let your healthcare provider know right away.
  • Anaprox and Weight Gain
    This eMedTV page lists things you can do if you're taking Anaprox and weight gain occurs (such as eating a heart-healthy diet). This page also warns that rapid weight gain can sometimes signify congestive heart failure in people taking the drug.
  • Anaprox Dosing
    The usual dose for treating acute pain or painful menstrual periods is Anaprox 275 mg, twice a day. This eMedTV page also lists the dosages for other conditions (like gout and osteoarthritis) and includes factors that can affect Anaprox dosing.
  • Anaprox DS
    This eMedTV page provides an overview of Anaprox DS, a prescription drug that reduces pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness caused by conditions like injury, arthritis, and gout. This page explains dosing, side effects, storage methods, and more.
  • Anaprox Information
    Are you looking for information about Anaprox? This eMedTV selection takes a quick look at this NSAID, with information on specific conditions it can treat, how often Anaprox can be taken, and more. A link to more details is also included.
  • Ansaid
    Ansaid is a prescription medicine used to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV page lists some symptoms that Ansaid relieves (such as pain, fever, and stiffness) and discusses the drug's side effects and strengths.
  • Ansaid and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, Ansaid can possibly cause problems to an unborn child or complicate labor and delivery -- so it's important to let your doctor know if you're taking Ansaid and pregnancy occurs (or you're thinking of becoming pregnant).
  • Ansaid and Weight Gain
    This eMedTV page lists some things you can do if you're taking Ansaid and weight gain occurs (like getting regular exercise), and also explains that unexplained rapid weight gain along with swelling can signify heart failure in some people on Ansaid.
  • Ansaid Dosage
    The starting Ansaid dosage for relieving rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis symptoms is 200 mg daily. This eMedTV Web page also lists some general dosing tips (such as never taking a double dose) and factors that can affect Ansaid dosing.
  • Ansaid Drug Interactions
    Warfarin, aspirin, and lithium are among the drugs that can potentially interact with Ansaid. As this eMedTV page explains, Ansaid drug interactions can raise the risk of bleeding or kidney damage and make some drugs less effective, among other things.
  • Ansaid Information
    Are you looking for information on Ansaid? This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of this arthritis medication, with details on the symptoms it can treat, the types of arthritis it is approved for, and how many times a day it is taken.
  • Ansaid Precautions and Warnings
    Problems with vision have been reported in some people on Ansaid. This eMedTV page offers more Ansaid precautions and warnings, such as the safety of taking Ansaid while nursing and the risk of liver or kidney damage in some people taking the drug.
  • Ansaid Side Effects
    A few common Ansaid side effects include swelling, headache, and insomnia. This eMedTV segment also lists rare side effects (like confusion and allergic reactions) and serious side effects requiring emergency medical attention (such as chest pain).
  • Ansaid Uses
    Ansaid is used for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, among other conditions. This eMedTV article also covers off-label Ansaid uses, which include treating migraines and symptoms of gout or chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Are Alternative Treatments Effective for Chronic Pain?
    People dealing with chronic pain sometimes turn to alternative treatments. Do they work? This eMedTV article has the answer; it takes a look at things like acupuncture, spinal manipulation, yoga, herbal supplements, and more.
  • Are Stress and Chronic Pain Linked?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, chronic pain and stress are often closely linked. This segment offers suggestions that may help people better manage both the stresses in their life and their chronic pain, thereby breaking the cycle.
  • Are There Nonaddictive Medications for Chronic Pain?
    Because some people are concerned about the potential for abuse with drugs used for chronic pain, this eMedTV segment assures readers that nonaddictive drugs for pain are available. It also addresses factors that increase a person's risk for addiction.
  • Arthritis
    Arthritis is a broad term that refers to pain and inflammation in one or more joints. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. Symptoms include pain and swelling in the affected joint, along with stiffness and decreased ability to move the joint. Depending on the cause of the arthritis, certain things may make symptoms better or worse. The condition may be resolved with treatment, or it can become an ongoing and progressive problem requiring long-term treatment.
  • Avanza
    Avinza is a prescription drug that provides continuous pain relief for moderate to severe chronic pain. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of Avinza and offers general precautions for the medication. Avanza is a common misspelling of Avinza.
  • Avanza Withdrawal
    Potential symptoms of Avinza withdrawal include nausea, muscle pain, and fast breathing. This eMedTV segment lists other possible symptoms and explains how to limit Avinza withdrawal. Avanza withdrawal is a common misspelling of Avinza withdrawal.
  • Avenza
    Avinza is a prescription medicine used for relieving moderate to severe chronic pain. This eMedTV article describes Avinza in more detail, explains how it works, and lists some of its potential side effects. Avenza is a common misspelling of Avinza.
  • Avinza
    Avinza is a narcotic that can be prescribed to provide around-the-clock pain relief. This eMedTV Web page describes how Avinza works, lists potential side effects that may occur, and explains what you should be aware of before using this drug.
  • Avinza Abuse
    Abuse of Avinza can be very dangerous, perhaps even more so than with other similar drugs. This eMedTV resource explores the dangers of Avinza abuse, explains where to get help, and describes the difference between abuse and physical dependence.
  • Avinza and Breastfeeding
    It is generally recommended to avoid taking Avinza while breastfeeding. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at Avinza and breastfeeding, including information on what problems may occur when the drug passes through breast milk.
  • Avinza and Constipation
    Constipation is a predictable, expected side effect of Avinza. This segment from the eMedTV archives further discusses the association between Avinza and constipation, and includes suggestions on treating and preventing constipation.
  • Avinza and Pregnancy
    Animal studies on Avinza and pregnancy suggest that the drug may not be safe for pregnant women. This eMedTV segment offers more information on Avinza and pregnancy, and describes the problems that were seen in these animal studies.
  • Avinza Dosage
    Your doctor will recommend your Avinza dosage based on the dose and type of painkillers you previously took. This eMedTV segment offers more detailed Avinza dosing guidelines and includes suggestions on how to take the medication.
  • Avinza Drug Interactions
    Antihistamines, cimetidine, and sleep medications may cause potentially serious Avinza drug interactions. This eMedTV article lists other products that may interact with Avinza and explains what may happen when these drugs are taken together.
  • Avinza Medication Information
    Are you looking for information about Avinza? This eMedTV article provides a description of this narcotic painkiller, including details on how the medication is taken and why it is not suitable for everyone.
  • Avinza Overdose
    An overdose of Avinza could cause low blood pressure, limp muscles, and extreme drowsiness. This eMedTV resource provides a list of other Avinza overdose symptoms and describes the steps a doctor may take to treat an overdose.
  • Avinza Side Effects
    Common Avinza side effects may include diarrhea, dry mouth, and headache. Besides common side effects, this eMedTV page also lists less common but potentially serious side effects that require immediate medical attention (such as severe constipation).
  • Avinza Uses
    Avinza is used for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain. This article from the eMedTV archives covers Avinza uses in more detail, explains whether the drug should be used in children, and describes how it works for pain relief.
  • Avinza Warnings and Precautions
    To ensure safe use of Avinza, warnings and precautions for the drug should be reviewed with your doctor. This eMedTV resource contains general warnings for Avinza, including potential side effects and information on who should not use this drug.
  • Avinza Withdrawal
    If you suddenly stop taking Avinza, withdrawal symptoms may include chills, anxiety, and diarrhea. This eMedTV page provides a more complete list of possible symptoms and explains how you can limit these withdrawal symptoms from Avinza.
  • Back Pain
    Back pain is common, affecting 80 percent of people at some point in their lives. The type and severity of pain can range widely and can last anywhere from a few days to months or even years. Treatment may be as simple as ice and over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers for several days, or as involved as surgery and/or long-term physical therapy. If new back pain is severe or lasts more than three days, it's probably time to talk to your healthcare provider. In most cases, the sooner the underlying causes of back pain are recognized and treated, the quicker the recovery will be.
  • Be Smart With Your Chronic Pain Meds
    Are you smart about your chronic pain meds? This part of the eMedTV site explores what you can do to ensure your safety with these drugs, the challenges of taking more than one pain medication, and the importance of setting reminders for yourself.
  • Benefits of Darvocet
    Darvocet is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. As this page on the eMedTV Web site explains, there are other benefits of Darvocet. The drug also contains acetaminophen, which has fever-reducing properties.
  • Benefits of Darvon
    Darvon can help treat both short-term and long-term pain. This article from the eMedTV Web site further describes the benefits of Darvon, including information on why this pain reliever may be a good choice for people who cannot take acetaminophen.
  • Benefits of Lortab
    As this eMedTV Web article discusses, there are several benefits of Lortab, such as relieving moderate to moderately severe pain. This page further covers the drug's benefits and describes how the various ingredients of the drug work to treat pain.
  • Benefits of Meloxicam
    Meloxicam can help treat several symptoms caused by certain types of arthritis. This article from the eMedTV Web site further describes the benefits of meloxicam, with information on how it works to relieve pain, inflammation, and joint swelling.
  • Benefits of Motrin
    Controlling pain, lowering fever, and reducing joint swelling are some of the benefits of Motrin. This eMedTV resource briefly discusses other benefits of this drug, including details on how Motrin works and a link to more information.
  • Benefits of Naprosyn
    As this eMedTV page explains, some of the benefits of Naprosyn include relieving pain, stiffness, and inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis and injuries. This article discusses these and other uses of the drug, and links to more information.
  • Benefits of Norco
    Norco can help treat short-term pain caused by an injury, dental procedure, or surgery. This article from the eMedTV Web site further describes the benefits of Norco, with information on how it compares to other hydrocodone/APAP pain relievers.
  • Benefits of OxyContin
    OxyContin can be used as a cough suppressant, although it is most often used for relieving pain. This eMedTV Web page discusses other benefits of OxyContin, explores some of the negative effects of this drug, and explains how dosing works.
  • Benefits of Percocet
    Percocet can be used to treat both short-term and chronic pain. This article from the eMedTV Web site further describes the specific benefits of Percocet and offers general information on how often this medication should be taken.
  • Benefits of Relafen
    Relafen can help treat pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV Web article further describes these and other Relafen benefits, with information on how it works in the body. A link to more details is also included.
  • Benefits of Toradol
    In clinical studies, Toradol has been shown to be beneficial for treating pain. This eMedTV resource briefly discusses Toradol's benefits, including information on how quickly this drug starts working to relieve pain and details on its effectiveness.
  • Benefits of Tramadol
    As this selection from the eMedTV Web library explains, there are several benefits of tramadol, such as relieving moderate to moderately severe pain. This page also explains how the drug works and covers why it may have abuse potential.
  • Benefits of Vicodin
    As this eMedTV article discusses, there are several benefits of Vicodin, such as relieving moderate to moderately severe pain. This page further covers the drug's benefits and describes how the various ingredients of the medication work to treat pain.
  • Best Diet for Fibromyalgia
    No specific diet has been proven to cure or improve the symptoms of fibromyalgia. However, as this eMedTV article explains, people with fibromyalgia should still do their best to follow a healthy, balanced diet. This page explains why this is the case.
  • Bleeding With a Laparoscopy for Endometriosis
    Bleeding with most any surgical procedure is normal and usually stops by itself. However, as this eMedTV article explains, excessive bleeding with a laparoscopy for endometriosis may require a blood transfusion or additional surgery.
  • Bowel Injury From a Laparoscopy for Endometriosis
    During a laparoscopy for endometriosis, a bowel injury can occur due to a burn or a hole in the intestines. This eMedTV page describes what to expect in terms of complications and treatment if you have a bowel injury resulting from this procedure.
  • Buprenex
    Buprenex is a prescription medication approved for relieving moderate-to-severe pain. This eMedTV Web resource describes how the drug works, offers dosing information, and explains why this opioid narcotic may not be suitable for some people.
  • Buprenex and Breastfeeding
    Buprenex (buprenorphine injection) is known to pass through breast milk. This article from the eMedTV site offers a more in-depth look at breastfeeding and Buprenex, and describes the problems that may occur if a breastfed infant consumes the drug.
  • Buprenex and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe to receive Buprenex (buprenorphine injection) when you are expecting. This eMedTV segment offers more details about pregnancy and Buprenex, including a description of the problems that occurred when this drug was given to pregnant rats.
  • Buprenex Dosage
    For pain relief in adults, the typical dosage of Buprenex is 1 mL injected every six hours. This eMedTV segment further explores dosing guidelines for this pain reliever, including some important tips to be aware of before receiving this injection.
  • Buprenex Drug Interactions
    As this eMedTV page explains, drug interactions may occur if Buprenex is combined with alcohol, muscle relaxants, or a number of other medications. This page lists other products that may interfere with Buprenex and describes the problems that may occur.
  • Buprenex Injection Information
    Buprenex is a prescription pain medicine. As this eMedTV segment explains, it is classified as a controlled substance. This article offers more information on this injection, explaining how Buprenex works. A link to more details is also included.
  • Buprenex Overdose
    Immediate treatment is essential if you have received too much Buprenex (buprenorphine injection). This eMedTV Web selection lists possible overdose effects and describes the various treatment options that are available for an overdose of this drug.
  • Buprenex Side Effects
    Potential side effects of Buprenex include nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness. This eMedTV article lists other possible side effects of the drug, including potentially serious problems that require medical attention (such as fainting and seizures).
  • Buprenex Uses
    If you have moderate-to-severe pain, you may benefit from Buprenex. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at specific uses of Buprenex, such as pain relief following a surgery. This article also explains who can use this drug and describes off-label uses.
  • Buprenex Warnings and Precautions
    You may not be able to use Buprenex if you have a head injury or breathing problems. This eMedTV page further explains who should not use Buprenex. Warnings and precautions on what side effects or complications may occur with the drug are also covered.
  • Buprenorfin
    Buprenorphine comes in many forms and is classified as a "controlled substance." This eMedTV segment briefly describes this drug, including what it is used for, and offers a link to more information. Buprenorfin is a common misspelling of buprenorphine.
  • Buprenorphene
    If you have moderate-to-severe pain, you may benefit from the prescription drug buprenorphine. This eMedTV Web page talks about who can use it and describes the forms in which it is available. Buprenorphene is a common misspelling of buprenorphine.
  • Buprenorphin
    Your healthcare provider may prescribe buprenorphine as a treatment for certain types of pain. This eMedTV resource explains what else this medication is used for and lists some of its side effects. Buprenorphin is a common misspelling of buprenorphine.
  • Buprenorphine
    Buprenorphine is a drug used to treat pain or opioid dependence. This part of the eMedTV Web site gives a complete overview of this prescription medication, with information on side effects, how to take it, generic availability, and more.
  • Buprenorphine Dosage
    The long-lasting forms of buprenorphine (Subutex and Suboxone) only need to be taken once a day. This eMedTV page lists the dosage guidelines for other forms of buprenorphine, explaining how often to use this drug and factors that will affect your dose.
  • Buprenorphine Drug Information
    This part of the eMedTV Web site provides some basic information on buprenorphine, a prescription drug used to treat pain or opioid dependence. This article explains what to discuss with your healthcare provider and offers a link to more details.
  • Buprenorphine for Pain
    As this eMedTV article explains, buprenorphine is used to treat pain that is moderate to severe in nature. This page lists the different types of buprenorphine that are approved for this use and provides a link to more details on this topic.
  • Buprenorphine Side Effects
    Commonly reported buprenorphine side effects include nausea, sedation, headache, and constipation. This eMedTV resource talks in more detail about the potential reactions to this opioid medication, including what to do if serious side effects occur.
  • Buprenorphine Withdrawal
    As explained in this eMedTV article, taking buprenorphine incorrectly increases your risk of withdrawal symptoms. This segment takes a look at what the manufacturer of one form of buprenorphine has done to prevent misuse of the drug.
  • Buprinex
    Buprenex is a prescription pain reliever that is an opioid narcotic medication. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes how the medicine works, potential side effects, and how the injection is given. Buprinex is a common misspelling of Buprenex.
  • Bupronex
    Buprenex is a prescription drug approved for relieving pain. This eMedTV Web selection describes how Buprenex works, lists possible side effects, and explains how the medication is administered. Bupronex is a common misspelling of Buprenex.
  • Bupronorphine
    As this eMedTV article explains, buprenorphine is used for the treatment of pain or opioid dependence. This Web page takes a quick look at this drug and provides a link to more detailed information. Bupronorphine is a common misspelling of buprenorphine.
  • Butrans
    Butrans is a prescription skin patch licensed for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain. This eMedTV resource offers a complete overview of this medicine, describing how it works, potential side effects, and tips on how to use this patch effectively.
  • Butrans Abuse
    As a narcotic drug, Butrans (buprenorphine patch) does have the potential for abuse. This page of the eMedTV Web site explains the difference between physical dependence and abuse, and describes some of the possible consequences of abusing Butrans.
  • Butrans and Breastfeeding
    The active ingredient in Butrans (buprenorphine patch) passes through breast milk. This eMedTV Web resource lists several problems that might occur in infants whose mothers use Butrans while breastfeeding, such as drowsiness or breathing problems.
  • Butrans and Pregnancy
    It is not known if it is safe to use Butrans (buprenorphine patch) during pregnancy. This eMedTV segment further discusses using this pain medication while pregnant, and describes the problems that occurred when this drug was given to pregnant animals.
  • Butrans Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, the initial Butrans dosage for people who have not already been using an opioid medicine is one 5-mcg/hour patch applied every seven days. This article further discusses dosing guidelines and tips for using this patch.
  • Butrans Drug Interactions
    Alcohol, antidepressants, and sleep medicines may cause drug interactions with Butrans. This eMedTV article lists other medicines that may cause negative reactions with the skin patch and describes the problems that these interactions can cause.
  • Butrans Medication Information
    Butrans is a prescription drug used to treat chronic pain. This selection from the eMedTV Web site provides more information on Butrans, explaining the medication's dosing guidelines, possible side effects, general safety precautions, and more.
  • Butrans Overdose
    An overdose with Butrans (buprenorphine patch) could lead to extreme drowsiness and breathing problems. This eMedTV Web article describes other possible overdose effects and explains how a healthcare provider may treat the symptoms that occur.
  • Butrans Side Effects
    Some of the commonly reported side effects of Butrans include nausea, headaches, and dizziness. This eMedTV page offers a detailed list of side effects and also explains which reactions to the skin patch are potentially serious and require medical care.
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