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The cause of chronic pelvic pain can be discovered with a procedure called laparoscopy. This eMedTV Web page discusses what occurs during a laparoscopy for chronic pelvic pain and explains possible complications associated with the procedure.
Many women experience an improvement in their symptoms after a laparoscopy for endometriosis. This page from the eMedTV library describes what happens during this procedure and also outlines the risks and potential benefits.
Featured Conditions and Diseases
Fibromyalgia is a condition involving muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its symptoms, treatment options, and possible causes.
Featured Medications
Abatacept is commonly prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV segment further explores the effects of the drug, explains how it works, and offers warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking it.
Acetaminophen is a non-prescription drug that is used to treat minor aches and pains. This eMedTV page describes the various forms of acetaminophen, lists possible side effects of the drug, and explains what you should know before taking it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carisoprodol is a prescription drug used to treat muscle spasms caused by injury or other problems. This eMedTV article further explains what carisoprodol is used for, offers dosing information for the drug, and lists side effects that may occur.
Celecoxib is a drug prescribed to treat arthritis and other conditions relating to inflammation and pain. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed overview of the medication, including information on its uses, side effects, strengths, and more.
Children's acetaminophen is a non-prescription drug used to reduce fever and pain in children ages 2 to 11. This eMedTV page offers a more in-depth look at children's acetaminophen and its specific uses, dosing information, and possible side effects.
Clinoril is a drug that is used to relieve symptoms of arthritis and general pain, fever, or inflammation. This eMedTV segment explains the effects of the drug and offers information on its dosing guidelines and potential side effects.
Co-Gesic is licensed for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV page provides a complete overview of Co-Gesic, including information on how it works, tips on taking it, possible side effects, and general precautions.
ConZip is a drug licensed for treating long-term pain in people who need a continuous pain reliever. This eMedTV Web selection contains an explanation of the abuse potential, covers dosing information, lists potential side effects, and more.
Cyclobenzaprine is a prescription drug that is licensed for the treatment of muscle spasms. This eMedTV Web page describes cyclobenzaprine in more detail, explaining what types of muscle spasms the drug can treat and listing potential side effects.
Cyclobenzaprine ER is a muscle relaxant used for treating muscle spasms due to injury or other problems. This eMedTV resource describes how cyclobenzaprine ER works, explains when and how to take the drug, and lists side effects that may occur.
Darvocet is a medication that is approved for the treatment of mild-to-moderate pain. This page from the eMedTV library explains how the drug works, describes the effects of this medicine, and provides a list of potential side effects.
Darvon is a prescription pain medication. This article from the eMedTV Web site provides an in-depth look at the drug, including information on its effects, abuse potential, possible side effects, dosing information, general precautions, and more.
Demerol is a prescription medication approved for relieving pain and causing sedation. This eMedTV resource describes how the drug works, offers dosing information, and explains why this medicine is no longer commonly used by doctors.
Diclofenac potassium is a drug licensed to relieve pain, inflammation, and swelling. This eMedTV page lists conditions that can be treated with this medicine (like osteoarthritis) and discusses its dosing information and potential side effects.
Diclofenac sodium is a prescription drug used to treat symptoms of several types of arthritis. This eMedTV article explains the conditions the drug can treat (such as osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis), side effects, dosing, and strengths.
Diclofenac/misoprostol is a combination medicine prescribed to treat arthritis and prevent ulcers. This eMedTV Web page presents more information on this prescription drug, including specific uses of it, dosing instructions, and possible side effects.
Diflunisal is often prescribed for arthritis symptoms and pain related to bone, muscle, or tendon injury. This eMedTV resource explains how the drug works, possible side effects, tips when taking the drug, overdose symptoms, and more.
Duragesic is a prescription skin patch approved to treat moderate-to-severe pain. This page of the eMedTV Web site gives an in-depth overview of this medication, describing how it works and offering information on how to use the skin patch properly.
Embeda is a prescription pain medication specially designed to help prevent abuse. This eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at the drug, including information on its effects, possible side effects, dosing information, general precautions, and more.
Etodolac extended-release (Lodine XL) is used to help treat various arthritis symptoms. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains how etodolac extended-release works and offers information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Exalgo is a prescription pain medication that only has to be taken once a day. This eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at the drug, including information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, general precautions, and more.
A prescription drug, Feldene is used to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV page describes what to tell your doctor before taking Feldene, how and when to take the drug, and Feldene dosing.
Fentanyl is an active ingredient found in several medications prescribed for pain relief. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at this drug, including details on how it works, possible side effects, and the various products that are available.
Fentanyl buccal tablets are approved for the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain. This eMedTV page offers a complete overview of this narcotic medication, including details on when and how to take the tablets, abuse potential, and possible side effects.
The Flector Patch is a prescription skin patch that contains a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This eMedTV article explains what Flector is used for, describes how the medication works, and offers information on how to use the skin patch.
Glucosamine hydrochloride is a dietary supplement most often used to treat arthritis. This eMedTV article describes the various effects of glucosamine hydrochloride, explains whether it is effective, and lists potential side effects of the supplement.
Hycet is a prescription pain medication licensed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV resource explains how Hycet works and offers a more in-depth look at the drug's effects, dosing information, and potential side effects.
Short-term moderate to moderately severe pain can often be treated with hydrocodone/APAP. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including its effects, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Indocin is a prescription drug that may be used to relieve pain, inflammation, fever, and swelling. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Indocin, featuring information about its uses, its strengths, and some of its potential side effects.
Infant acetaminophen is an over-the-counter pain reliever and fever reducer for children under age three. This eMedTV page offers general dosing information for infant acetaminophen, lists possible side effects of the drug, and explains how it works.
Ketamine is a prescription anesthetic used before certain medical procedures. This page from the eMedTV Web site takes a detailed look at this anesthetic, including how it works, its various effects on the body, dosing, potential side effects, and more.
Ketoprofen is a drug commonly used to treat arthritis symptoms and general pain. This portion of the eMedTV archives covers this medication in detail, including information about how it works, approved uses, and potential side effects.
Leflunomide is a prescription medicine used to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. This segment of the eMedTV archives takes a detailed look at this drug, including how it works, its various effects on the body, dosing, and more.
Lodine is a common prescription medication used to reduce inflammation, swelling, and stiffness. This eMedTV segment offers a more in-depth look at the drug, including its specific uses, effects, general dosing guidelines, and more.
Lorcet is a pain-relief medication available by prescription only. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes Lorcet in more detail, including information on how the drug works, when and how to take it, and what side effects may occur.
Lortab is a pain-relieving medication that is available by prescription only. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes Lortab in more detail, covers how it works to relieve pain, and explains what you should be aware of before starting the drug.
Magnacet is a prescription medication used for treating moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV resource describes how Magnacet works, explains what side effects may occur with treatment, and offers important warnings for this drug.
Maxidone is a type of pain reliever that is only available by prescription. This selection from the eMedTV Web site describes the drug in more detail, including information on how it works, potential side effects, and general dosing guidelines.
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.
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.
Metaxalone is a prescription drug that is licensed for the treatment of muscle spasms. This eMedTV Web page describes this medication in more detail, including information on how the muscle relaxant works, dosing tips, and potential side effects.
Morphine is a type of pain reliever found in many prescription medications. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this drug, including information on how it works, tips on when and how to take it, possible side effects, and general precautions.
Motrin is a drug used to treat pain, inflammation, and fever associated with certain medical conditions. This eMedTV Web page further discusses Motrin and its specific uses, potential side effects, and general dosing information.
MS Contin is a prescription drug approved for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. This eMedTV Web page features an overview of MS Contin, including information on how it works, tips on taking it, possible side effects, and general precautions.
Naprosyn, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and stiffness. This eMedTV page lists some specific conditions that can be treated with the drug, as well as Naprosyn strengths, side effects, and dosing tips.
Norco is a prescription drug licensed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV page describes Norco in more detail and offers a more in-depth look at how the drug works, its dosing information, and possible side effects that may occur.
A controlled substance, Nucynta is a prescription drug used for the treatment of acute pain. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this pain reliever, with information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Available by prescription only, Ofirmev is a medicine given intravenously (IV) to treat pain and fever. This eMedTV article provides a complete overview of this form of acetaminophen, with details on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing tips.
Available by prescription only, Opana ER is a drug licensed for long-term, around-the-clock pain relief. This eMedTV page presents a description of important features of this medicine, including how it works, abuse potential, side effects, and more.
Oramorph SR is a type of extended-release pain medication that is approved for long-term use. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at this prescription medication, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Oxaprozin is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat symptoms caused by various types of arthritis. This eMedTV Web page explains how the medication works and discusses its specific uses, effects, and potential side effects.
Moderate to moderately severe pain can often be treated with oxycodone/APAP. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
OxyContin is a prescription narcotic medication approved for treating moderate to severe pain. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of the drug, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
Pegloticase is a medicine prescribed to prevent gout attacks. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at this gout medication, including details on dosing guidelines, potential side effects, how it works, and more.
Pentazocine is a drug licensed to relieve pain. Other possible uses are described in this eMedTV page, along with topics like how the drug works, dosing tips, side effects, and more. It also explains why this may not be the best medicine for some people.
Percocet is a Schedule II narcotic that is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV article provides a detailed overview of the drug, including information on its potential for abuse, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Pregabalin is a drug that is licensed to treat epilepsy, nerve pain, and fibromyalgia. This page on the eMedTV site offers an overview of this drug, including in-depth information on its effects, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
If you have mild to moderate pain, your doctor may prescribe propoxyphene. This eMedTV segment provides a complete overview of this pain reliever, including its various forms and strengths, how it works, abuse potential, and possible side effects.
This eMedTV article explores Relafen, a prescription drug used to treat pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis and other conditions. This page also covers Relafen dosing, side effects, and strengths.
Rybix ODT is an oral medication used to treat moderate-to-moderately severe pain. This part of the eMedTV site offers detailed information on this prescription drug, describing how it works, potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Ryzolt is a medication that may be prescribed to relieve moderate to moderately severe chronic pain. This eMedTV resource describes how this drug works, lists potential side effects that may occur, and explains what you should be aware of before using it.
Savella is commonly prescribed for the treatment of fibromyalgia. This page from the eMedTV archives describes the effects of the drug, explores how it works, offers general dosing information, lists potential side effects, and more.
Available by prescription only, Sprix is a drug approved for treating moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this nasal spray, including details on how it works, how effective it is, potential side effects, and more.
Stagesic is a medication that can be prescribed to help relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of Stagesic, explores the drug's potential for abuse, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Suboxone is a prescription medicine dissolved under the tongue once daily to treat opioid dependence. This eMedTV Web article provides an in-depth look at this narcotic medication, including how it works, when to use it, possible side effects, and more.
Subsys is a narcotic drug licensed for treating breakthrough cancer pain. This eMedTV Web selection contains an explanation of the effects of this painkiller, covers dosing information, lists potential side effects, and more.
Subutex is a prescription narcotic medication approved for treating opioid dependence. This page of the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of this opioid drug, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
Sumatriptan/naproxen sodium is a medicine that is available by prescription to treat migraine headaches. This eMedTV segment describes how the medication works, explains how and when to take it, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Talacen is a prescription medication approved for relieving mild-to-moderate pain. This eMedTV Web selection describes how the drug works, offers dosing information, and explains why this opioid narcotic may not be suitable for some people.
The prescription drug Talwin Nx is licensed to relieve moderate-to-severe pain. This selection from the eMedTV Web library describes how this medicine works, gives some tips on how to take it, lists possible side effects, and more.
Tapentadol ER is a medication used to treat chronic pain. This selection from the eMedTV Web library provides an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, including its effects, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Toradol is a prescription medication used for the short-term relief of moderate to severe pain. This eMedTV article offers an overview of Toradol, including information about how it works, how to take it, and side effects associated with the drug.
Tramadol is a medication commonly used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV Web segment provides an in-depth look at this prescription medication, including its effects, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Tramadol/acetaminophen is a combination drug used for treating pain that is likely to improve quickly. This eMedTV article discusses tramadol/acetaminophen uses in more detail, explains how the drug works, and offers general dosing information.
Tylenol with Codeine is a pain reliever available by prescription only. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of Tylenol with Codeine, explains how the drug works, lists side effects that may occur, and offers dosing information for the medicine.
Ultram ER is a pain medicine that slowly releases the medication over an extended period of time. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including its effects, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Vicodin is approved for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at Vicodin, including information on how it works, tips on when and how to take it, possible side effects, and general precautions.
Vistaril is a prescribed antihistamine that has several uses, such as treating certain allergic reactions. This eMedTV segment discusses the drug's uses in more detail, explains how it works, and explains what forms and strengths this product comes in.
Voltaren-XR is a medicine commonly used to relieve pain, inflammation, and other arthritis symptoms. This eMedTV resource offers a complete overview of the drug's effects, dosing guidelines, side effects, and more.
Short-term pain associated with an injury or surgery is often treated with Xodol, a combination medication. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed overview of this drug, including how it works, dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and more.
Zipsor is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain. This page from the eMedTV Web site describes how the drug works, explains when and how to take it, and lists potential side effects of the medicine.
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