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Axert Medication - Frova and Pregnancy

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  • Axert Medication
    As explained in this eMedTV selection, Axert is used to treat migraine headaches. This article looks at how to take this medication, what to expect, and more. A link to a full-length article on this triptan drug is also provided.
  • Axert Overdose
    It is possible to overdose on Axert. But as this eMedTV page explains, there have been so few reported cases of an Axert overdose that the full effects are not known. Seek immediate medical attention if you have taken too much Axert.
  • Axert Uses
    This eMedTV resource explores Axert uses, explaining that although Axert is approved to treat migraine headaches, it also has an off-label use to treat cluster headaches. This page also describes how Axert works to relieve symptoms of migraines.
  • Axert Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at several Axert warnings and precautions, including the risk of a heart attack, chest pain, or increased blood pressure in some people taking this drug. This page also discusses who should not take Axert.
  • Benefits of Feverfew
    Feverfew is primarily used for preventing migraines, but it can also be used for treating other conditions. This eMedTV Web page further discusses the benefits of feverfew and offers information on how the herbal supplement works.
  • Benefits of Lavender
    Lavender is claimed to be beneficial for conditions such as toothaches, nerve pain, and insomnia. This eMedTV resource lists other purported benefits of lavender, explores the possible effects of the product, and discusses lavender use in children.
  • Biofeedback for Migraines
    Biofeedback for migraines can be beneficial in teaching people how to control body function indicators. This eMedTV page explains how biofeedback for migraines can help you control factors like blood pressure, temperature, and brain waves.
  • Blood Test for Temporal Arteritis
    As this eMedTV article explains, an erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a type of blood test for temporal arteritis that can indicate the presence of inflammation in the body. This page describes how the test relates to the diagnostic process.
  • Butterbur
    Butterbur is a plant that may have several medicinal benefits, such as treating allergies or migraines. This eMedTV article explores the possible benefits of this herbal supplement, discusses its effectiveness, and lists potential side effects.
  • Butterbur and Breastfeeding
    Women who are breastfeeding should generally avoid butterbur products. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides a more in-depth look at butterbur and breastfeeding, including information on how these supplements can be potentially dangerous.
  • Butterbur and Pregnancy
    In general, women should avoid butterbur during pregnancy. Butterbur, as this eMedTV Web article explains, may increase the risk of birth defects or other problems. This page further discusses the possible risks of using this supplement when pregnant.
  • Butterbur Benefits
    Butterbur is claimed to be beneficial for conditions such as migraines, allergies, insomnia, and asthma. This eMedTV page lists other potential butterbur benefits, explores the possible effects of the product, and discusses its use in children.
  • Butterbur Dosage
    A safe and effective butterbur dosage for medicinal use has not been determined. As this eMedTV page explains, because a standard dose has not been established, people often follow the dosing directions on the label of their particular butterbur product.
  • Butterbur Drug Interactions
    Medicines that could cause drug interactions with butterbur include phenytoin, rifampin, and rifabutin. This eMedTV page lists other medications that may interact with butterbur products and describes the effects that may occur as a result.
  • Butterbur for Allergies
    This eMedTV page explains that when using butterbur for allergies, this supplement may work by decreasing production of certain substances in the body responsible for many symptoms of allergies. This page also covers some important safety concerns.
  • Butterbur for Headaches
    Research has indicated that it may be effective to use butterbur for headaches. This eMedTV segment describes studies that have shown butterbur may work for preventing migraine headaches in adults and children as young as six years old.
  • Butterbur for Migraines
    When using butterbur for migraines, this supplement may help treat or prevent such headaches. This eMedTV Web segment takes a closer look how butterbur may help relieve migraines, including whether this herbal supplement is effective for children.
  • Butterbur Overdose
    You should seek immediate medical attention if you believe you have overdosed on butterbur. This part of the eMedTV library describes potential symptoms that may occur if you take too much butterbur and covers possible treatment options.
  • Butterbur Research
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, butterbur research has indicated that this herbal supplement may be effective at preventing migraine headaches and possibly treating allergies. This page further discusses the effectiveness of butterbur.
  • Butterbur Side Effects
    Potential side effects of butterbur include headaches, fatigue, and diarrhea. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at these and other side effects, including problems that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Butterbur Supplement Information
    Are you looking for information on butterbur? This eMedTV selection provides some basic information on this supplement, with details on the conditions it is used for and why it's important to review the safety information before starting treatment.
  • Butterburr
    Butterbur is an herbal remedy that may help treat or prevent conditions such as allergies or migraines. This eMedTV page briefly looks at how this product works and describes potential side effects. Butterburr is a common misspelling of butterbur.
  • Cambia
    Cambia is a prescription NSAID used to treat migraine headaches that have already started. This eMedTV page discusses how the drug works and how it should be taken, as well as its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
  • Cambia and Breastfeeding
    It may not be safe to take Cambia if you are nursing. This eMedTV Web segment takes a closer look at breastfeeding and Cambia, including what the manufacturer of the medication recommends and what to discuss with your doctor before nursing a child.
  • Cambia and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV page takes a closer look at the safety issues surrounding pregnancy and Cambia. As this article explains, it's important to let your doctor know (prior to taking Cambia) if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
  • Cambia Dosage
    The standard dosage of Cambia for treating migraines is one packet mixed in one to two ounces of water. This eMedTV page further discusses dosing guidelines for this drug, including some tips on how to safely and effectively use this medication.
  • Cambia Drug Information
    This eMedTV Web segment provides important information on Cambia, a drug used to treat migraine headaches. This page discusses how Cambia can relieve migraines that have already started and explains why this medicine is not suitable for everyone.
  • Cambia Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV page explains how drug interactions with Cambia can increase your risk of dangerous problems, such as bleeding or kidney damage. This article also lists the medicines that can interfere with Cambia, such as lithium and cyclosporine.
  • Cambia Overdose
    This section of the eMedTV Web site explains that you should seek immediate medical attention if you overdose on Cambia. This page also lists possible treatment options for an overdose, including certain medications and supportive care.
  • Cambia Side Effects
    Some of the side effects of Cambia discussed in this eMedTV article include common side effects like nausea and dizziness. This page also takes a look at potentially serious side effects, such as chest pain, that may require immediate medical care.
  • Cambia Uses
    This eMedTV article explains that Cambia is a drug that treats migraine headaches once they have started, but is not effective at preventing migraine headaches. This page also covers off-label uses of Cambia, such as treating cluster headaches.
  • Cambia Warnings and Precautions
    As this eMedTV resource discusses, some of the warnings and precautions with Cambia relate to potential drug interactions and the safety of taking Cambia while pregnant or nursing. This article also explains who should not take this migraine medication.
  • Cause of Temporal Arteritis
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the cause of temporal arteritis is unknown, but it could be linked to the immune system and genetics. This article also discusses the risk factors for developing temporal arteritis.
  • Causes of Cluster Headaches
    As this eMedTV segment explains, being a heavy smoker or having a family history of cluster headaches puts you at a higher risk of developing this type of headache. This article discusses some of the possible causes of cluster headaches.
  • Causes of Headaches
    Strokes, injuries to the neck, and high blood pressure are just a few causes of headaches. This eMedTV segment discusses these and other causes in detail and explains how healthcare providers classify headaches into three different groups.
  • Cluster Headache
    As this eMedTV segment explains, cluster headaches often cause extreme, deep pain that is localized to one area of the head. This resource describes who this condition most often affects, when it begins, and treatment options, with a link to more details.
  • Cluster Headache Diagnosis
    In order to diagnose a cluster headache, your doctor will need to ask several questions about your symptoms. This eMedTV resource talks about the steps your healthcare provider will follow when making a cluster headache diagnosis.
  • Cluster Headache Treatment
    The most common form of treatment for cluster headaches is medication, which can help relieve pain. This eMedTV resource offers a list of various treatment options for this type of headache, including sumatriptan and dihydroergotamine.
  • Cluster Headaches
    Cluster headaches are marked by intense pain that begins around one eye or temple. As this eMedTV page explains, the pain can then spread to the entire side of the face. This page covers the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of these headaches.
  • Delayed Release Valproic Acid
    Delayed release valproic acid is used to prevent migraines and treat bipolar mania and epilepsy. This eMedTV article discusses these uses in more detail, describes how this medication works, and explains what side effects may occur with the drug.
  • Delayed Release Valproic Acid Dosage
    The usual starting delayed release valproic acid dosage for migraine prevention is 250 mg twice daily. This eMedTV Web page also offers delayed release valproic acid dosing information for the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar mania.
  • Diagnosing Temporal Arteritis
    When diagnosing temporal arteritis, a doctor may ask questions, perform a physical exam, and conduct tests. This eMedTV resource talks about these tests, such as the temporal artery biopsy, and describes how doctors diagnose temporal arteritis.
  • Divalproex
    Divalproex is often recommended for preventing migraines or treating epilepsy or mania. This eMedTV article describes this medication in more detail, including how it works, potential side effects, what to do in cases of overdose, and more.
  • Divalproex Dosing
    The recommended starting divalproex dose for treating manic depression is 750 mg total a day. This eMedTV resource also contains divalproex dosing recommendations for migraine prevention and the treatment of epileptic seizures.
  • Divalproex Sodium
    If you have manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, your doctor may prescribe divalproex sodium. This eMedTV article briefly describes this medication, including other conditions it can treat and some of the side effects that may occur.
  • Does Butterbur Work?
    Butterbur products appear to have several benefits, but does butterbur work? This eMedTV page explores the effectiveness of butterbur, lists some of its possible benefits, and describes the research that has been done on the supplement's effectiveness.
  • Does Feverfew Work?
    Many people may wonder, "Does feverfew work?" This article from the eMedTV archives explains what the herbal supplement is used for and describes the clinical studies that have been conducted on the safety and effectiveness of feverfew.
  • Does Lavender Work?
    Lavender products appear to be very popular, but does lavender work? This eMedTV page explores the effectiveness of lavender, lists some of its possible benefits, and describes clinical studies that have been conducted on the product's effectiveness.
  • Drug Interactions With Almotriptan
    Among the drugs that can potentially interact with almotriptan are MAOIs, ergot medications, and ritonavir. This eMedTV page describes how drug interactions with almotriptan can cause a group of symptoms called serotonin syndrome, among other things.
  • Drug Interactions With Delayed Release Valproic Acid
    Diazepam, rifampin, and aspirin could cause drug interactions with delayed release valproic acid. This eMedTV page explains what other drugs may interact with delayed release valproic acid and describes the potential effects of these interactions.
  • Drug Interactions With Divalproex
    If you take warfarin or diazepam together with divalproex, drug interactions may potentially occur. This eMedTV segment lists other drugs that may cause drug interactions with divalproex and explains what may happen if you take them with divalproex.
  • Drug Interactions With Frovatriptan
    As this eMedTV Web page describes, there are potential drug interactions with frovatriptan and other medicines, such as certain antidepressants, MAOIs, or ergot medications. This page explains how these interactions can lead to dangerous problems.
  • Drug Interactions With Topiramate
    Medicines that may cause drug interactions with topiramate include metformin, carbamazepine, and digoxin. This eMedTV page lists other drugs that can lead to topiramate interactions and describes the possible effects of combining these medications.
  • Fever Few
    Feverfew is an herbal supplement that is primarily used for preventing migraines. This eMedTV article describes the various feverfew products that are available and lists possible side effects of the herb. Fever few is a common misspelling of feverfew.
  • Feverfew
    Feverfew is an herbal supplement that is most commonly used for preventing migraines. This eMedTV resource explores how feverfew may work, explains what you should know before taking the supplement, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Feverfew and Breastfeeding
    Researchers currently do not know whether it is safe for breastfeeding women to take feverfew. This eMedTV article contains more information on feverfew and breastfeeding, and explains why women are warned against breastfeeding while using the herb.
  • Feverfew and Pregnancy
    Women who are pregnant should generally avoid feverfew. This section of the eMedTV Web site offers a more in-depth look at feverfew and pregnancy, and discusses the possible risks of using the herbal supplement when pregnant.
  • Feverfew Dosage
    There is currently no standard feverfew dosage for the prevention of migraines. This page from the eMedTV Web site contains more feverfew dosing information and explains what doses were used when the herbal supplement was studied in clinical trials.
  • Feverfew Drug Interactions
    Blood thinners may cause feverfew drug interactions. As this eMedTV resource explains, since feverfew may increase the risk of bleeding, it may interfere with blood thinners. Feverfew may also increase the level of other drugs in the blood.
  • Feverfew for Migraines
    Research involving feverfew for migraines has produced mixed results. This page on the eMedTV site discusses the results of these studies, as well as some possible side effects of feverfew and precautions to be aware of before taking it.
  • Feverfew Herb Information
    If you're looking for information on feverfew, this eMedTV article is for you. In this selection, we explore the uses of this herbal supplement, the forms in which it is available, and more. A link to the full-length overview is also provided.
  • Feverfew Overdose
    A feverfew overdose could increase your risk of bleeding. This portion of the eMedTV library describes other possible symptoms of an overdose and explains what treatment will most likely be used for cases of feverfew overdose.
  • Feverfew Safety
    You may not be able to safely take feverfew if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This eMedTV segment provides other feverfew safety precautions and offers information on how you can choose a reliable feverfew product.
  • Feverfew Side Effects
    Potential feverfew side effects include weight gain, loss of taste, and diarrhea. This part of the eMedTV library describes other possible side effects of feverfew and explains which side effects may require immediate medical attention.
  • Frova
    Frova is a prescription medicine that is used to treat a migraine headache once it starts. This eMedTV article explains how Frova works to relieve migraine symptoms, outlines potential side effects, and offers tips on when and how to take the drug.
  • Frova Alternatives
    This portion of the eMedTV archives explains that there are several Frova alternatives, including lifestyle changes and other medications. This page also outlines some suggestions on how to improve migraine headaches if Frova does not work for you.
  • Frova and Heart Problems
    This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at Frova and heart problems, explaining that people with heart disease should not take Frova. This page also describes some of the risks of taking Frova with heart problems and lists some recommendations.
  • Frova and Pregnancy
    Frova may not be safe to take when pregnant. This eMedTV article explores Frova and pregnancy, explaining how the FDA classifies Frova as a pregnancy Category C medication and describing how the medication caused harm to the fetus in animal studies.
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