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Warnings and Precautions With Mefenamic Acid - What Is Pentazocine Used For?

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  • Warnings and Precautions With Mefenamic Acid
    Mefenamic acid can potentially cause problems in the stomach and intestines. This eMedTV article offers more warnings and precautions with mefenamic acid, including other possible side effects and information on who should not take the drug.
  • What Are Fentanyl Buccal Tablets Used For?
    Fentanyl buccal tablets are licensed for the treatment of breakthrough pain in people with cancer. This eMedTV Web selection explains how this drug works to relieve pain in adults and further explores other possible uses of fentanyl buccal tablets.
  • What Are the Early Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
    This eMedTV page explains that it can be hard to identify the early symptoms of fibromyalgia because they are often vague and may not be noticed until they persist for a long time. This page discusses possible symptoms and when to contact a doctor.
  • What Are the Latest Treatments for Fibromyalgia?
    Treatment for fibromyalgia typically involves medications, lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches. This eMedTV resource discusses the latest approaches to treating this condition, including elimination diets, which involve avoiding certain foods.
  • What Causes Chronic Pain?
    Arthritis, fibromyalgia, and nerve damage are just a few of the common causes of chronic pain. This eMedTV article talks in detail about the causes of persistent pain and explores how your treatment options will vary based on what is causing your pain.
  • What Chronic Pain Support Groups Are Available?
    As this eMedTV resource explains, there is a support group for nearly every type of chronic pain -- both in person and online. This segment explores this topic in some detail, covering the many benefits such groups represent.
  • What Does Darvocet Treat?
    This eMedTV article answers the question, "What does Darvocet treat?" As this page explains, Darvocet is approved to treat mild to moderate pain. It is used for short-term pain relief (such as after a surgery), as well as long-term pain control.
  • What Does Demerol Look Like?
    As Demerol (meperidine) is a common drug of abuse, many people may wonder, "What does it look like?" This eMedTV segment describes what brand-name and generic versions of the drug look like and explores Demerol's abuse potential.
  • What Does Generic Demerol Look Like?
    As generic Demerol may be commonly abused, people may be curious as to what it looks like. As this eMedTV article explains, generic Demerol tablets are round and white, but the markings on the pills will vary depending on the particular manufacturer.
  • What Does Lortab Treat?
    This eMedTV article addresses the question, "What does Lortab treat?" This page explains that Lortab is a prescription drug used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults and children. This page also describes some off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Does Norco Treat?
    This selection from the eMedTV site explains that pain caused by various conditions can be treated with Norco, a prescription pain reliever. This page briefly discusses the uses for this medication and includes a link to more information on this topic.
  • What Does Percocet Treat?
    Many people wonder, "What does Percocet treat?" As this eMedTV page explains, Percocet is approved to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It is commonly used to treat short-term pain (due to injuries or surgeries) but can also treat chronic pain.
  • What Does Tramadol Treat?
    This eMedTV article addresses the question, "What does tramadol treat?" This page explains that tramadol is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. This page also explains how the medication works.
  • What Does Vicodin Treat?
    This eMedTV article addresses the question, "What does Vicodin treat?" This page explains that Vicodin is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. This page also describes some off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Is Abatacept Used For?
    Rheumatoid arthritis in adults can often be managed with abatacept. This article from the eMedTV Web site further discusses what abatacept is used for, explains whether it can be used in children, and lists possible "off-label" uses.
  • What Is Acetaminophen Used For?
    Adults, children, and infants can all take acetaminophen for minor aches and pain. This eMedTV resource explains how the drug works, links to more information what acetaminophen is used for in children, and discusses "off-label" uses.
  • What Is Anakinra Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, anakinra is approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease, but it can also be used "off-label" for other conditions. This article also explains how the drug works.
  • What Is Anaprox Used For?
    What is Anaprox used for? As this eMedTV page explains, Anaprox is used to treat conditions related to pain, inflammation, fever, and stiffness (such as tendonitis and arthritis). This page also discusses Anaprox uses in children and off-label uses.
  • What Is Buprenorphine Used For?
    If you have pain that requires "around-the-clock" treatment, your doctor may recommend buprenorphine. This eMedTV segment talks about the uses of buprenorphine in detail, explaining how it works, specific types of pain it can treat, and more.
  • What Is Buprenorphine?
    Buprenorphine comes in many different forms and is used to treat pain and other conditions. This article from the eMedTV site talks about what buprenorphine is used for and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • What Is Carisoprodol Used For?
    Carisoprodol is used for relieving the discomfort caused by muscle spasms. This page on the eMedTV site further explores carisoprodol uses, describes how the drug works, and explains whether it should be used in children.
  • What Is Children's Acetaminophen Used For?
    Children's acetaminophen is used for the treatment of minor aches and pains in children ages 2 to 11. This eMedTV Web page discusses specific children's acetaminophen uses and explains how the drug works to reduce inflammation and fever.
  • What Is Cyclobenzaprine ER Used For?
    Cyclobenzaprine ER is used for relieving muscle spasms in adults. This eMedTV Web page discusses possible off-label cyclobenzaprine ER uses, explores the use of the drug in children and elderly adults, and explains how the muscle relaxant works.
  • What Is Cyclobenzaprine Used For?
    Cyclobenzaprine uses primarily include treating muscle spasms in adults and adolescents (age 15 and older). This eMedTV segment further describes these cyclobenzaprine uses and also discusses possible off-label uses (such as helping people sleep).
  • What Is Darvocet Used For?
    You may be wondering, "What is Darvocet used for?" As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, Darvocet is a narcotic drug used for treating mild to moderate pain, with or without a fever. This article takes a closer look at this drug.
  • What Is Darvocet?
    This eMedTV Web page answers the question, "What is Darvocet?" As this article explains, it is a medication that is licensed for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. It contains a narcotic medication and is classified as a controlled substance.
  • What Is Darvon?
    This selection from the eMedTV site answers the question, "What is Darvon?" This article explains how the prescription medication works to relieve pain and offers some tips on how to use this pain reliever safely and effectively.
  • What Is Demerol Used For?
    Many people may have heard of Demerol, a narcotic drug, but what is it used for? As this eMedTV resource explains, the drug is used for treating pain. Injectable forms of this drug can also be used as an anesthesia and for preoperative sedation.
  • What Is Demerol?
    Demerol has been around for decades, but many people still don't know what it is; so, what is Demerol? This eMedTV segment describes what this medication is used for and explains why it is no longer commonly prescribed for sedation and pain relief.
  • What Is Diclofenac Potassium Used For?
    What is diclofenac potassium used for? As this eMedTV page explains, diclofenac potassium treats symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and several other conditions. The drug also has some off-label uses (such as treating gout symptoms).
  • What Is Diclofenac Sodium Used For?
    This eMedTV page explains that diclofenac sodium is used to treat symptoms of several conditions related to pain and inflammation, like gout, but doesn't cure them. This page also lists off-label uses for the drug and discusses its use in children.
  • What Is Diclofenac/Misoprostol Used For?
    Some adults with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from using diclofenac/misoprostol. This eMedTV resource examines the specific uses of this combination drug, including how it can also help to prevent stomach or intestinal ulcers.
  • What Is Diflunisal Used For?
    What is diflunisal used for? This eMedTV Web page lists numerous uses for the drug, such as treating osteoarthritis symptoms and relieving knee and foot pain. This page also lists off-label diflunisal uses, such as treating fibromyalgia symptoms.
  • What Is Etodolac Extended-Release Used For?
    What is etodolac extended-release used for? As this eMedTV article explains, etodolac extended-release is used for reducing pain, swelling, inflammation, or stiffness that is caused by various forms of arthritis.
  • What Is Feldene Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Feldene is used mainly to treat signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Off-label uses for the medication include relieving symptoms of gout, fibromyalgia, and lupus.
  • What Is Fentanyl Used For?
    A healthcare provider may prescribe a fentanyl medication to help control chronic or breakthrough pain. This eMedTV resource outlines specific uses of the various fentanyl products, including possible off-label uses, and explains how these drugs work.
  • What Is Fentanyl?
    Fentanyl is an active ingredient found in several prescription pain medications. This page from the eMedTV Web archives provides more information about this painkiller, including details on why some people may not be able to safely use fentanyl.
  • What Is Fibromyalgia?
    This segment of the eMedTV archives takes a look at what fibromyalgia is by exploring the most common symptom, possible causes, and why treatment can sometimes be difficult. There are also links to more detailed information on this topic.
  • What Is Fibromyalgia?
    Overview of fibromyalgia, its causes, and treatments.
  • What Is Hydrocodone/APAP Used For?
    Hydrocodone/APAP uses are primarily concerned with moderate to severely moderate pain. However, as this eMedTV page explains, hydrocodone/APAP may be used to treat other conditions. This page also explains how the drug works and its use in children.
  • What Is In Darvocet?
    Many people are curious about what is in Darvocet. As this eMedTV page explains, Darvocet contains two active ingredients and several inactive ingredients (depending on the particular product). This article takes a closer look at these ingredients.
  • What Is Indocin Used For?
    What is Indocin used for? As explained in this eMedTV resource, Indocin is used for relieving pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by arthritis and other painful conditions. This article also discusses common off-label uses of Indocin.
  • What Is Infant Acetaminophen Used For?
    Infant acetaminophen uses include the treatment of pain caused by toothaches and the common cold or flu. This eMedTV segment further explains what infant acetaminophen is used for and describes how the non-prescription medication works.
  • What Is Ketamine Used For?
    People age 16 and older may receive the anesthetic ketamine before a medical or dental procedure. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at what ketamine is used for, including its specific effects on the body and possible unapproved uses of the drug.
  • What Is Ketamine?
    A doctor may use ketamine as the anesthetic for certain medical procedures. This eMedTV page offers a brief description of what ketamine is used for, including specific uses and details on how the drug works. A link to more details is also provided.
  • What Is Ketoprofen?
    As an NSAID, ketoprofen is used for pain and inflammation -- but what conditions can it treat, specifically? This eMedTV article has the answer, including other basic facts about the medication, such as side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • What Is Leflunomide Used For?
    Leflunomide is licensed to treat rheumatoid arthritis in adults. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to slow the progression of the disease. This article also explains how leflunomide is used off-label for treating certain conditions.
  • What Is Leflunomide?
    A healthcare provider may prescribe leflunomide to treat rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV Web resource further discusses what leflunomide is used for, how it works, and how it affects the body. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • What Is Lodine Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Lodine is often used for the treatment of general pain or inflammation and arthritis symptoms. This article takes a closer look at Lodine's uses, including off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Is Lortab Used For?
    This article from the eMedTV archives talks about the uses of Lortab, a medication approved for relieving moderate to moderately severe pain. It is most commonly used to treat short-term pain, such as pain due to a surgery, injury, or dental procedure.
  • What Is Meloxicam Used For?
    What is meloxicam used for? As this eMedTV Web page explains, meloxicam treats several conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, or stiffness (for example, osteoarthritis). This page also lists off-label uses like relieving gout symptoms.
  • What Is Metaxalone Used For?
    Metaxalone is used for treating muscle spasms in adults and adolescents (age 12 and older). This eMedTV segment further describes metaxalone uses, explaining how the drug works and possible off-label uses (such as treating fibromyalgia).
  • What Is Morphine?
    Morphine is an opiate medication used to treat pain. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers an overview of what morphine is, including information on its potential for abuse and dependence, as well as a list of possible side effects.
  • What Is Motrin Used For?
    What is Motrin used for? As this eMedTV page explains, Motrin is used for the treatment of general pain, fever, and arthritis symptoms, among other things. Motrin may also be used for off-label uses, including the relief of migraines.
  • What Is Oxaprozin Used For?
    What is oxaprozin used for? As explained in this eMedTV page, the drug is used for reducing pain, joint swelling, and inflammation caused by various forms of arthritis. Occasionally, it can also be used to treat pain in the lower back, neck, or knee.
  • What Is Oxycodone/APAP Used For?
    Oxycodone/APAP is used for treating moderate to moderately severe pain. However, as this eMedTV page explains, there are off-label oxycodone/APAP uses, such as treating insomnia. This page also explains how the drug works and its use in children.
  • What Is Pegloticase Used For?
    This eMedTV Web article discusses using pegloticase to prevent gout attacks. This resource also explains how this prescription medication works, explores what causes gout attacks, and describes possible off-label (unapproved) uses of the drug.
  • What Is Pentazocine Equal to in Strength?
    As this eMedTV page explains, pentazocine is a prescription drug used to treat pain. This page takes a closer look what pentazocine is equal to in strength. It also discusses how quickly this pain reliever works and offers a link to more information.
  • What Is Pentazocine Used For?
    A healthcare provider may recommend pentazocine for pain relief or before surgery or anesthesia. This eMedTV segment discusses the uses of pentazocine in more detail, including approved and unapproved uses. It also covers how the drug works.
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