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  • Imitrex Info
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, if you get migraine headaches, your healthcare provider may prescribe a medication called Imitrex. This article provides some basic drug info on Imitrex, such as dosing guidelines, side effects, and warnings.
  • Imitrex Overdose
    This section of the eMedTV library explains that you should seek immediate medical attention if you overdose on Imitrex. This page also lists possible treatment options for an Imitrex overdose, including pumping the stomach and fluids through an IV.
  • Imitrex Side Effects
    Some of the Imitrex side effects discussed in this eMedTV article include common side effects like neck pain and flushing, rare side effects like asthma and constipation, and side effects to report to your doctor immediately, such as seizures.
  • Imitrex Uses
    This eMedTV article explains that Imitrex is used to treat migraine headaches once they have started but is not effective at preventing migraine headaches. This page also covers off-label Imitrex uses, which include treating cluster headaches.
  • Imitrex Warnings and Precautions
    Some of the Imitrex warnings and precautions outlined in this eMedTV resource include potential drug interactions, the safety of taking Imitrex while pregnant or nursing, and the risk of an increase in blood pressure in some people taking this drug.
  • Immitrex
    This eMedTV segment examines Imitrex, a prescription medication used to treat migraine headaches. This page discusses how and when to take the drug and lists side effects you should report to your doctor. Immitrex is a common misspelling of Imitrex.
  • Inderal LA
    Inderal LA is a drug used to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this medication, including information on dosing guidelines, strengths, overdose symptoms, and more.
  • Inderal LA and Breastfeeding
    Inderal LA passes through breast milk, but only in small amounts. This eMedTV Web page provides more details on breastfeeding and Inderal LA, including what to watch for if you decide to take this drug while nursing.
  • Inderal LA and Dry Eyes
    Dry eyes are a rarely reported side effect of Inderal LA. This eMedTV segment lists some things that you can do if you're taking Inderal LA and dry eyes occur, such as avoiding smoking, smoky rooms, and artificial tears that may irritate your eyes.
  • Inderal LA and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV article explains, a doctor may prescribe Inderal LA to a pregnant woman if its benefits outweigh the possible risks. This page discusses the results of pregnant animal studies using Inderal LA and things to discuss with your doctor.
  • Inderal LA and Weight Gain
    This eMedTV page lists things you can do if you're taking Inderal LA and weight gain occurs (like exercising regularly). However, rapid weight gain over a couple of days can signify congestive heart failure in some people taking the drug.
  • Inderal LA Dosage
    The starting Inderal LA dosage for people with migraines or high blood pressure is 80 mg a day. This eMedTV resource also discusses the recommended amounts for other conditions and factors that can affect the dose prescribed, such as age.
  • Inderal LA Drug Info
    This eMedTV page offers information on Inderal LA, a drug licensed for many uses, such as controlling high blood pressure and preventing migraines. This page talks about how to use the medicine and explains what to discuss with the doctor prescribing it.
  • Inderal LA Drug Interactions
    As this eMedTV page explains, drug interactions with Inderal LA can alter the levels of some medications in the body and lower blood pressure too much, among other things. These problems can occur with alcohol, Calan, NSAIDs, and other drugs.
  • Inderal LA Overdose
    Symptoms of an Inderal LA overdose can include tiredness, wheezing, and low blood sugar. This eMedTV article advises seeking immediate medical attention if you take too much Inderal LA and discusses available treatment options, such as IV fluids.
  • Inderal LA Side Effects
    Nausea, vomiting, and insomnia are among the possible Inderal LA side effects. As this eMedTV article explains, there are also some reactions that you should report to your healthcare provider right away, such as unexplained itching and wheezing.
  • Inderal LA Uses
    Inderal LA is approved to prevent migraines, control high blood pressure, and treat angina symptoms. This eMedTV Web page also lists some off label uses of Inderal LA, such as treating hyperthyroidism and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
  • Inderal LA Warnings and Precautions
    Be sure to ask your doctor about precautions and warnings with Inderal LA that may apply to you. This eMedTV page covers potential drug interactions and the chance of severe allergic reactions in people taking this medication, among other things.
  • Information on Headaches
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, headaches can be caused by stress, an underlying condition, and many other things. This article gives a brief overview of headaches, with information on symptoms, when to see a healthcare provider, and more.
  • Is Butterbur Safe?
    Check with your doctor before using butterbur if you have certain medical conditions, such as liver disease. This eMedTV resource covers other important butterbur safety warnings and precautions, including possible side effects and who should avoid it.
  • Is Imitrex Safe During Pregnancy?
    This eMedTV segment talks about the safety of taking Imitrex during pregnancy, including the FDA's official recommendation. This page also stresses the importance of talking to your doctor about taking Imitrex in your particular situation.
  • Laufender
    Lavender can be taken orally, used as an essential oil, or applied to the skin. This eMedTV page explores the benefits of lavender and explains what you should be aware of before using lavender products. Laufender is a common misspelling of lavender.
  • Lavandar
    Lavender is claimed to be useful for treating hair loss, depression, and other conditions. This eMedTV page further explains what lavender is used for and offers a link to more detailed information. Lavandar is a common misspelling of lavender.
  • Lavandare
    Lavender is claimed to be useful for medicinal purposes, such as for treating insomnia or depression. This eMedTV Web page further explores the benefits and potential side effects of lavender products. Lavandare is a common misspelling of lavender.
  • Lavander
    Lavender is used as an herbal remedy, aromatherapy oil, and flavoring agent in beverages and foods. This eMedTV segment covers other lavender uses and lists possible side effects that may occur. Lavander is a common misspelling of lavender.
  • Lavendar
    Lavender is a plant that is used in various products and can also be used medicinally. This page on the eMedTV site lists purported benefits of lavender and lists some of its potential side effects. Lavendar is a common misspelling of lavender.
  • Lavender
    Lavender is a flowering plant used for aromatherapy, as an herbal remedy, and for various other uses. This eMedTV article explores the purported benefits of lavender, discusses the product's effectiveness, and lists some of its potential side effects.
  • Lavender and Breastfeeding
    It is not known whether lavender is safe for use while breastfeeding. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides a more in-depth look at lavender and breastfeeding, and explains how some lavender products may carry more risks than others.
  • Lavender and Pregnancy
    At this time, it is not known whether lavender products are safe for pregnant women. This eMedTV resource offers more information on this topic, with a reminder on why you shouldn't assume that "natural" products are always safe.
  • Lavender Aromatherapy
    Aromatherapy is probably one of the more familiar uses for lavender, but as this page of the eMedTV site explains, there is little evidence supporting its benefit as a medicinal product. This segment explores this use and links to more information.
  • Lavender Dosage
    A safe and effective lavender dosage for medicinal use has not been determined. As this eMedTV page explains, since a standard dose has not been established, people often follow the lavender dosing directions on the label of their particular product.
  • Lavender Drug Interactions
    Medications or supplements that cause drowsiness or sedation may cause lavender drug interactions. This eMedTV Web page lists other types of medications that may interact with lavender products and describes the effects of these possible interactions.
  • Lavender Overdose
    Hormonal imbalance and drowsiness are possible effects of a lavender overdose. This part of the eMedTV library describes other potential symptoms that may occur if you overdose on lavender. Overdose treatment options are also listed in this article.
  • Lavender Safety
    Check with your doctor before using lavender products if you have any allergic reactions. This eMedTV article covers other lavender safety warnings and precautions, and lists potential side effects that may occur with lavender products.
  • Lavender Side Effects
    Potential lavender side effects (when taken orally) include constipation, headache, and increased appetite. This eMedTV segment also lists some of the side effects that have been reported when lavender was applied to the skin.
  • Lavinder
    Lavender is claimed to be beneficial for conditions such as insomnia, depression, and hair loss. This eMedTV article discusses lavender uses in more detail and lists potential side effects of the product. Lavinder is a common misspelling of lavender.
  • Levander
    Lavender can be used medicinally as an herbal remedy to treat insomnia and other conditions. This eMedTV resource describes the potential benefits of lavender and explores how the plant may work. Levander is a common misspelling of lavender.
  • Maxalt
    Maxalt is a prescription drug often used to treat a migraine headache as it occurs. This page from the eMedTV Web site explains in detail how this drug works, its potential side effects, tips on when and how to take it, and more.
  • Maxalt Alternatives
    This portion of the eMedTV archives explains that there are several Maxalt alternatives, including lifestyle changes and other medications. This page outlines some suggestions on how to improve migraine headaches if Maxalt does not work for you.
  • Maxalt and Heart Problems
    Heart problems are a potential side effect of Maxalt. This eMedTV page explores Maxalt and heart problems, explaining that this risk of heart problems while taking Maxalt is higher for people who have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease.
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