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Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure
Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can acupuncture benefit people with mildly or moderately elevated blood pressure? Perhaps, a small study suggests, but the researchers behind the trial acknowledge that it's too soon to say for sure. The researchers found that blood pressure levels declined slightly in a small group of patients treated 30 minutes a week with "electroacupuncture" -- where the needles carry low-level electrical stimulation -- at s...
Anti-Nausea Drug Approved
Anti-Nausea Drug Approved WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Varubi (rolapitant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nausea and vomiting among adults undergoing cancer chemotherapy. Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy that can persist for days after the drugs are given. Prolonged bouts of these reactions can lead to weight loss, dehydration and malnutrition, the agency said Wednesday in a news release. Varubi was evaluated by some 2,800 p...
As Tropical Storm Erika Eyes Southeastern U.S., Residents Need to Prepare
As Tropical Storm Erika Eyes Southeastern U.S., Residents Need to Prepare FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With tropical storm Erika motoring toward the southeastern United States, hurricane season is clearly under way and people who live in the paths of these dangerous storms need to be prepared. On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scotta declared a state of emergency, as Erika is expected to hit that state by Monday. The soaker of a storm has already left 12 dead as it crosses the Caribbean. To be p...
Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antibiotics might increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to their diagnosis than Danes without the condition. "Patients with type 2 diabetes are overexposed to antibiotics compared with matched control persons without diabetes," said study researcher Dr. Kristian Hal...
Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study
Awareness of Memory Problems Fades a Few Years Before Dementia: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults destined to develop dementia may start to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the disease is full blown, a new study finds. That had been suspected, but not clearly shown before, said lead investigator Robert Wilson, senior neuropsychologist at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center in Chicago. "As researchers, we're very interested in what the experi...
A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds
A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Don't panic if your doctor worked into the wee hours of the night before he operates on you, new research suggests. The risk of death, hospital readmission or complications following surgery was no more likely if the surgeon pulled a midnight shift before a daytime operation, the Canadian study showed. "I believe what we are seeing in our study reflects self-regulation -- that surgeons plan around their schedu...
Antitissue Transglutaminase Antibody
Anti-tissue Transglutaminase Antibody Does this test have other names? IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase, IgA Anti-tTG, celiac disease testing What is this test? This test is used to see if you have celiac disease. It is also used to see how well people with the condition are doing. It is one of several blood tests that may be used to help diagnose celiac disease. Tissue transglutaminase is an enzyme that fixes damage in your body. People with celiac disease often make antibodies that attack this enzyme....
Antithrombin (Activity and Antigen)
Antithrombin (Activity and Antigen) Does this test have other names? Functional antithrombin III, functional AT, AT activity What are these tests? The antithrombin activity and antigen tests are used to help find out what may be causing abnormal blood clots in your body. A blood clot (thrombus) can be good or bad, depending on the case. Your body needs to be able to form blood clots in order to stop too much bleeding in case of injury. But it's important to prevent abnormal clots that cut off blood flow...
Antiphospholipid Antibody Does this test have other names? APA, lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibodies What is this test? This blood test checks for antiphospholipid antibodies. These may be found in people with abnormal blood clots or autoimmune diseases. Your immune system usually creates antibodies in response to an infection or foreign invaders like bacteria. Antiphospholipid antibodies are usually made when your immune system mistakes part of your own body for a harmful substance. In this ...
Antinuclear Antibody Does this test have other names? ANA, fluorescent antinuclear antibody test, FANA What is this test? This blood test is done to help your health care provider find out if you have an autoimmune disease. Your immune system is your body's defense system. It protects you against foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria. In some cases, your immune system can become confused. It can think that normal cells in your body are foreign invaders. When that happens, your body can make protein...
Antimyocardial Antibody Does this test have other names? AMA, anti-cardiac muscle antibody What is this test? This test measures how many antimyocardial antibodies (AMAs) are in your blood. AMAs are a sign of heart damage. Higher levels are linked to several forms of heart disease. They can be found in the blood before you have any symptoms of heart disease. Why do I need this test? Some people develop AMAs after heart surgery or a heart attack. Having these antibodies can be a sign of pericarditis, or ...
Antimitochondrial Antibody and Antimitochondrial M2 Antibody
Antimitochondrial Antibody and Antimitochondrial M2 Antibody Does this test have other names? AMA, mitochondrial antibody, antimitochondrial M2 antibody What is this test? This test looks for substances called antimitochondrial antibody and antimitochondrial M2 antibody in your blood. These substances are usually made by your body if you have a condition called primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). PBC is the most common autoimmune disease that affects the liver. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system att...
Antidiuretic Hormone Does this test have other names? Vasopressin, arginine vasopressin, ADH What is this test? This test measures how much antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is in your blood. ADH is made by your hypothalamus. ADH keeps the amount of water in your body in balance. Certain conditions can affect the amount of ADH that your body makes. These include hyponatremia, or low sodium levels in your bodily fluids. They also include diabetes insipidus. Symptoms of this condition include urinating often and...
Anion Gap (Blood)
Anion Gap (Blood) Does this test have other names? Serum anion gap What is this test? This test looks at electrically charged particles in your blood. This helps your health care provider diagnose acid-base problems. The test results are done from the results of an electrolyte panel, another blood test. Your blood contains sodium, chloride, and bicarbonate. All of these are charged particles. The value for the anion gap tells your health care provider something about which other charged particles must b...
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (Blood)
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (Blood) Does this test have other names? Serum angiotensin converting enzyme, SACE What is this test? This test measures how much angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) is in your blood. Your ACE levels may be higher if you have a condition called sarcoidosis. In sarcoidosis, small abnormal knots of immune cells called granulomas form in various parts of the body. The most common place is in the lungs. These knots of cells may cause health problems. Granulomas can also form in...
Anaerobic Culture Does this test have other names? Wound culture What is this test? This test looks for certain bacteria in a wound or an infection in a fluid sample. These bacteria are called anaerobic because they don't need oxygen to grow. Infections caused by anaerobic bacteria can occur almost anywhere in your body. These may be oral infections, lung infections, diabetes-related foot infections, infected bites, and gangrene. Finding the specific bacteria that's causing your infection helps your hea...
Amylase (Urine) Does this test have other names? Amylase What is this test? This test measures how much of the enzyme amylase is in your urine. About 40% of the amylase in your body is made by your pancreas. The rest comes from your salivary glands. This test is used to find out whether your pancreas or your salivary glands are swollen. Your amylase levels are usually higher than normal if you have a problem with your pancreas. High levels can also be caused by an infection, cancer, or even alcohol or m...
Amylase (Blood) Does this test have other names? Serum amylase What is this test? This test measures the level of the enzyme amylase in your blood. About 40% of the amylase in your body is made by your pancreas. The rest comes from your salivary glands. This test is used to find out whether your pancreas or your salivary glands are swollen. If you have a pancreatic disorder, your amylase levels are usually higher than normal. High levels can also be caused by an infection, cancer, or even alcohol or med...
Amphetamine Screen (Urine)
Amphetamine Screen (Urine) Does this test have other names? Drug test, AMP, toxicology urine screen What is this test? This test looks for amphetamine in your urine. Amphetamine is a drug that stimulates your central nervous system. It can show up in your urine long after you've taken it. Amphetamines include methamphetamine (meth) and phentermine. Amphetamine is a commonly used street drug. It makes users feel very alert and have lots of energy. Stimulants like amphetamine and methamphetamine can also ...
Amphetamine Screen (Blood)
Amphetamine Screen (Blood) Does this test have other names? Amphetamine concentrations screen (blood), amphetamine screen (blood) What is this test? This test measures the amount of a drug called amphetamine in your blood. This drug is a central nervous system stimulant. This group of drugs also includes methamphetamine, or "meth." The test is most commonly used to screen for drug abuse. It's often required by the court system and some workplaces. If you show symptoms of an amphetamine overdose, such as...
Ammonia Does this test have other names? Blood ammonia test, NH3 What is this test? This test checks the level of ammonia in your blood. The test helps find out why you may have changes in consciousness and also helps diagnose a liver disease called hepatic encephalopathy. This disease affects how your brain works, because of excess toxins, or poisons, in your body. Your liver may not work properly if you have high levels of ammonia in your blood. Ammonia is a chemical made by bacteria in your intestine...
ALT Does this test have other names? Alanine aminotransferase, serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase, SGPT What is this test? This test measures the amount of the enzyme alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in your blood. ALT, formerly called SGPT, is mostly found in your liver cells. When liver cells are injured, they release this enzyme into your blood. High levels are a sign of liver damage. This test is part of a group of tests commonly referred to as "liver function tests." Results of these tests give heal...
Alpha-Fetoprotein Tumor Marker (Blood)
Alpha-Fetoprotein Tumor Marker (Blood) Does this test have other names? AFP What is this test? This is a blood test to look for alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in your blood. AFP is normally made by a fetus's liver and yolk sac. It's the main protein during the first three months of development. AFP greatly decreases by age 1 and should only be found in adults in very low levels. AFP is one of several tumor markers. Tumor markers are molecules in the blood that are higher when a person has certain cancers. AFP ...
Alpha-Fetoprotein (Blood) Does this test have other names? msAFP screen What is this test? If you are pregnant, this test looks for a fetal substance called alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in your blood. AFP is a protein made by your fetus' liver. The protein passes through the placenta and into your blood. The test helps find out whether your fetus has higher than normal levels of AFP. Higher levels of AFP may mean that your fetus has an abnormality, such as a neural tube defect or Down syndrome. Neural tube d...
Alpha-Fetoprotein (Amniotic Fluid)
Alpha-Fetoprotein (Amniotic Fluid) Does this test have other names? Amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein, AFAFP test What is this test? This test checks a sample of amniotic fluid. The sample can confirm that your fetus has a birth defect called an open neural tube defect. Spina bifida is an example of a neural tube defect. Amniotic fluid is the liquid that protects and feeds your fetus during pregnancy. When a developing baby has open neural tube defect, it often causes a high level of alpha-fetoprotein (A...
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Does this test have other names? Alpha-1-antiprotease deficiency, alpha-1-antiproteinase inhibitor deficiency, AAT deficiency, alpha-1-antitrypsin (A-1AT) deficiency What is this test? This is a blood test to help find out if liver disorders and lung diseases such as emphysema are caused by a genetic disorder called alpha-1antitrypsin deficiency. This is especially true if they show up much earlier than they normally would. This disorder is linked to abnormally low levels or a lack o...
Alkaline Phosphatase Does this test have other names? ALP What is this test? The alkaline phosphatase (ALP) test measures how much alkaline phosphatase you have in your blood. Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme found throughout your body. But it is mainly in your liver, bone, kidney, and digestive tract. Why do I need this test? You may need this test if you're at risk for a condition that affects your liver. For instance, your blood can show higher levels of ALP if one of the bile ducts that drains your...
Aldosterone and Renin
Aldosterone and Renin Does this test have other names? Aldosterone-renin ratio (ARR), plasma renin activity (PRA), plasma aldosterone What is this test? This test measures levels of the hormones aldosterone and renin in your blood. Aldosterone and renin play important roles in the body. Aldosterone regulates your levels of potassium, sodium, and overall blood volume. High levels of aldosterone can result from a condition called primary aldosteronism (PA), which causes high blood pressure. PA can then le...
Albumin (Urine) Does this test have other names? Urine albumin, 24-hour urine test for albumin What is this test? This test looks for a protein called albumin in your urine. The test is used to check for kidney damage or disease. Albumin helps to keep the right amount of fluid moving through your body. Your kidneys filter toxins from your blood, but they allow proteins to pass through because proteins are useful to your body. Proteins should be reabsorbed in your blood and not be passed out in your urin...
Albumin (Blood) Does this test have other names? ALB What is this test? This test measures the amount of the protein albumin in your blood. Your liver makes albumin. Albumin carries substances such as hormones, drugs, and enzymes throughout your body. This test can help diagnose, evaluate, and watch kidney and liver conditions. When your kidneys begin to fail, albumin starts to leak into your urine. This causes a low albumin level in your blood. Why do I need this test? You may have this test if your he...
ACTH (Blood) Does this test have other names? Adrenocorticotropic hormone blood test, corticotropin What is this test? This is a blood test that measures the amount of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) the pituitary gland produces. This gland is a tiny organ that sits just below your brain. It secretes adrenocorticotropic hormone, which controls the production of another hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is produced by your adrenal glands, which are located at the top of your kidneys. Cortisol helps br...
Activated Coagulation Time
Activated Coagulation Time Does this test have other names? ACT, activated clotting time What is this test? This test measures how long it takes your blood to clot. It's often used to check how well the drug heparin is working. Heparin slows the ability of blood to clot, and the ACT test helps your health care provider determine the right dosage. Why do I need this test? You may need this test if you are getting heparin to prevent your blood from clotting during a procedure such as open heart surgery, c...
Acid-Fast Bacteria Smear
Acid-Fast Bacteria Smear Does this test have other names? AFB smear microscopy, AFB smear, mycobacterial smear What is this test? This test looks for a type of bacteria called acid-fast bacillus in your sputum. Tuberculosis is the most common infection from this type of bacteria. Your sputum sample is collected from mucus coughed up from your lungs. The sample is "smeared" on a glass slide and treated with a special acid-fast stain to look at under a microscope. Why do I need this test? You may need thi...
Acid-Fast Bacteria Culture
Acid-Fast Bacteria Culture Does this test have other names? Acid-fast bacillus smear and culture, AFB smear and culture, TB culture and sensitivity, mycobacterial culture What is this test? An acid-fast bacteria (AFB) culture is done to find out if you have tuberculosis (TB) or another mycobacterial infection. Besides tuberculosis, the other main mycobacterial infections are leprosy and a TB-like disease that affects people with HIV/AIDS. To do an AFB culture, health care providers take a sample of phle...
Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody (Blood)
Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody (Blood) Does this test have other names? Muscle Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor (AChR) Binding Antibody, AChR Antibody, Myasthenia Gravis Antibodies What is this test? This test measures the concentration of a substance called acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody in your blood. AChR antibodies stop the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from doing its job. Acetylcholine carries nerve signals that tell your muscle cells to contract. AChR antibodies are made if you have the ...
Acetaminophen Drug Level
Acetaminophen Drug Level Does this test have other names? Paracetamol or Tylenol drug level What is this test? The acetaminophen drug level is a blood test used to screen for the presence of the common pain reliever acetaminophen. (Tylenol and paracetamol are among several other names for the same medicine.) This over-the-counter (OTC) medicine is used to treat pain and reduce fever. It is safe and works well in the recommended doses. But dosing mistakes are common. Acetaminophen is also often used in i...
A1C Does this test have other names? Hemoglobin A1c; HbA1c; glycosylated hemoglobin; glycohemoglobin; Glycated hemoglobin What is this test? A1C is a blood test used to screen people to find out whether they have diabetes or prediabetes. It's also used in people who know they have diabetes to measure how well they are controlling their blood sugar and to guide their treatment decisions over time. Why do I need this test? You may need this test to check for prediabetes or diabetes. If you already know th...
Anger Management: Strategies for Parents and Grandparents
Anger Management: Strategies for Parents and Grandparents Parenting and grandparenting can be an emotional roller coaster. Although you're filled with love for your kids and grandkids, caring for them can also be scary, frustrating, and sometimes downright infuriating. But no matter how riled up you get, it's important to control your anger around youngsters. The importance of managing anger It never feels good to rage at someone you love, especially a child. And although anger is a completely natural a...
About Poison Control Centers
About Poison Control Centers Have you ever wondered what to do if your child accidentally swallows medication or if bleach gets splashed in your eyes while cleaning your home? Immediate, lifesaving guidance is just a phone call away at poison control centers. There are facilities dedicated to helping people faced with a poisoning emergency. Children and even adults can easily swallow or inhale potentially poisonous substances or be exposed through the skin or eyes, and immediate action is needed to limi...
Astrocytoma An astrocytoma is a type of brain tumor that develops in astrocytes. These are the star-shaped cells in the brain that hold nerve cells in place. An astrocytoma can be harmless (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Astrocytomas are most common in middle-aged men, but they can occur in children, too. Astrocytomas in children Click to Enlarge In young people, astrocytomas are usually found at the base of the brain, and they are usually low grade, which means they are slow growing. When diagnosed,...
Amniocentesis Podcast Detailed information on amniocentesis, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care. Play Audio
Arteriovenous Malformations Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) occur when a group of blood vessels in your body forms incorrectly. In these malformations, arteries and veins are unusually tangled. This usually happens during development before birth or shortly after. Most people with AVMs have no initial symptoms or problems. Instead, the AVMs are often discovered when doctors treat another unrelated health concern. Sometimes the rupture of one of the blood vessels in an AVM will bring the issue to medi...
Automated External Defibrillator
Automated External Defibrillator When someone’s heart stops working, it is known as sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest happens to many thousands of people each year. It causes blood to stop flowing to the brain and other organs. Sudden cardiac arrest can cause a person to die within minutes. In some cases, an automated external defibrillator (AED) may save a person’s life. What is an automated external defibrillator? Example of an automated external defibrillator An AED is a small, portable, b...
Anorectal Abscess Many glands are found within the body’s anus. If 1 of these glands becomes clogged, it can get infected, and an abscess can develop. An anorectal abscess is a collection of pus under the skin in the area of the anus and rectum. Symptoms These are possible signs of an anorectal abscess: Pain or discomfort near the anus or buttocks Fatigue Fever Night sweats Constipation or painful bowel movements Swelling or redness near the anus Lump or painful hardened tissue near the anus Pain in the...
Anal Fissures Anal fissures are tears, or cracks, in your anus. Fissures result from the stretching of your anal mucosa beyond its normal capacity. Once the tear occurs, it leads to repeated injury. The exposed internal sphincter muscle beneath the tear goes into spasm. This causes severe pain. The spasm also pulls the edges of the fissure apart, making it difficult for your wound to heal. The spasm then leads to further tearing of the mucosa, when you have bowel movements. This cycle leads to the devel...
Achalasia Achalasia is a disorder that affects your esophagus, which is the swallowing tube that connects the back of your throat to your stomach. If you have achalasia, your esophagus does not sufficiently push food or liquid into your stomach. In addition, the ring of muscle that circles the lower portion of your esophagus does not relax enough to let food and liquid pass through easily. In fact, achalasia means "failure to relax." Achalasia usually develops slowly, making it harder for you to swallow...
Absence Seizures Absence seizures are seizures that generally last just a few seconds, and are characterized by a blank or "absent" stare. They're also sometimes called petit mal seizures. Absence seizures are most common in children and typically don't cause any long-term problems. Absence seizures usually occur when a child is 4 to 12 years old. Your child may have 10, 50, or even 100 absence seizures in a given day. Sometimes absence seizures can happen so subtly and so quickly that you never even no...
Acute Radiculopathies Your spine is made of many bones called vertebrae. Your spinal cord runs downward through a canal in the center of these bones. Nerve roots branch off the cord and go between the individual vertebrae. When problems affect these nerve roots, the condition is called radiculopathy. One cause of radiculopathy is a herniated disk. Soft disks act as cushions between your vertebrae. On occasion, these disks slip out of place or become damaged and press on nerves. This is sometimes called ...
Abdominal Pain - Male
Abdominal Pain - Male Return to Index Does this describe your symptoms? Click image for more info Anatomy - Gastrointestinal :: LMS Inc. :: (click image to see Copyright) Definition Pain or discomfort located between the bottom of the rib cage and the groin crease. General Information There are multiple causes of abdominal pain. Abdominal pain in the elderly carries with it a higher risk of serious illness. Top Causes of Abdominal Pain in Men Younger than 50 Years of Age Appendicitis Gallbladder disease...
Abdominal Pain - Female
Abdominal Pain - Female Return to Index Does this describe your symptoms? Click image for more info Anatomy - Gastrointestinal :: LMS Inc. :: (click image to see Copyright) Definition Pain or discomfort located between the bottom of the rib cage and the groin crease General Information There are multiple causes of abdominal pain. In women the range of diagnoses needs to be broadened to include problems related to pregnancy and the female organs. The possibility of pregnancy must be considered in all wom...
Atenolol, Chlorthalidone Oral tablet
Atenolol, Chlorthalidone Oral tablet What is this medicine? ATENOLOL; CHLORTHALIDONE (a TEN oh lole; klor THAL i done) is a combination of a beta-blocker and a diuretic. It is used to treat high blood pressure. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking this me...
Amyl Nitrite Inhalation vapour, solution
Amyl Nitrite Inhalation vapour, solution What is this medicine? AMYL NITRITE (AM il NYE trate) is used to relieve chest pain caused by angina. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for inhalation. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use this medicine at the first sign of an angina attack (chest pain or tightness). Do not remove the woven covering on the glass ampule. Crush the ampule between the fingers and with the patient in a sitting position, pass in fro...
Antitussive Combinations with Analgesics Oral suspension
Antitussive Combinations with Analgesics Oral suspension What is this medicine? ACETAMINOPHEN; CHLORPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; klor fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain reliever, an antihistamine, a cough suppressant, and a decongestant. It is used to treat the aches and pains, cough, fever, congestion, runny nose and sneezing of a cold. This medicine will not treat an infection. How should I use this medicine? Take this m...
Antihistamines Combinations with Analgesics Oral solution
Antihistamines Combinations with Analgesics Oral solution What is this medicine? ACETAMINOPHEN; CHLORPHENIRAMINE; DEXTROMETHORPHAN; PHENYLEPHRINE (a set a MEE noe fen; klor fen IR a meen; dex troe meth OR fan; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a pain reliever, an antihistamine, a cough suppressant, and a decongestant. It is used to treat the aches and pains, cough, fever, congestion, runny nose, and sneezing of a cold. This medicine will not treat an infection. How should I use this medicine? Take this...
Aripiprazole Oral disintegrating tablet
Aripiprazole Oral disintegrating tablet What is this medicine? ARIPIPRAZOLE (ay ri PIP ray zole) is an atypical antipsychotic. It is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression. It is also used to treat Tourette's disorder and some symptoms of autism. This medicine may also be used in combination with antidepressants to treat major depressive disorder. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. The ta...
Antihistamines with Decongestants Oral suspension
Antihistamines with Decongestants Oral suspension What is this medicine? BROMPHENIRAMINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (brome fen IR a meen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergy and colds. This medicine will not treat an infection. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or dropper to m...
Antihistamines with Decongestants Oral drops, solution
Antihistamines with Decongestants Oral drops, solution What is this medicine? BROMPHENIRAMINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (brome fen IR a meen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergy and colds. This medicine will not treat an infection. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you ...
Azathioprine Sodium Solution for injection
Azathioprine Sodium Solution for injection What is this medicine? AZATHIOPRINE (ay za THYE oh preen) suppresses the immune system. It is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The injection is given only when the medicine can not be taken by mouth. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Talk to your pediatrician regarding ...
Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate Topical solution
Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate Topical solution What is this medicine? Aluminum Chloride (a LOO mi num klor ide) is used to control excessive sweating. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Make sure the skin is dry before use. Apply to the affected area as directed by your doctor or health care professional, usually at bedtime. Avoid contact with broken, irritated or recently shaved skin. Do not use your medicine more oft...
Azathioprine Oral tablet
Azathioprine Oral tablet What is this medicine? AZATHIOPRINE (ay za THYE oh preen) suppresses the immune system. It is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Continue to take your medicine even if you feel better. Do n...
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