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  • Diphenhydramine as a Sleep Aid
    Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine drug used for treating various conditions. As this eMedTV resource explains, many people use diphenhydramine as a sleep aid. This article offers information on how the medication works for insomnia.
  • Diphenhydramine Dosage
    The usual dose of diphenhydramine for treating insomnia is 50 mg taken 30 minutes before bedtime. This eMedTV page also includes dosing guidelines for the treatment of allergy or cold symptoms, motion sickness, and other conditions.
  • Diphenhydramine HCl
    Diphenhydramine HCl is an antihistamine commonly used for treating allergies and insomnia. This eMedTV resource covers other diphenhydramine uses, describes the effects of this medication, and explains how it works for various conditions.
  • Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Information
    Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine approved to treat allergies, insomnia, and other conditions. This eMedTV page provides more information on diphenhydramine hydrochloride, including potential side effects and precautions for the drug.
  • Diphenhydramine Oral
    There are many forms of diphenhydramine (oral, injectable, and topical forms), all with different uses. This eMedTV article lists the oral forms of diphenhydramine currently available and explains how the medication works for various conditions.
  • Diphenhydramine Overdose
    As this eMedTV segment explains, an overdose of diphenhydramine may cause nausea and vomiting, drowsiness, or flushing. This article provides a list of other possible overdose symptoms and explains what steps a doctor may take to treat an overdose.
  • Diphenhydramine Side Effects
    Potentially serious side effects of diphenhydramine include seizures, hallucinations, and anemia. As this eMedTV article explains, however, most side effects of this drug (such as drowsiness or fatigue) are mild and do not require medical attention.
  • Diphenhydromine
    Diphenhydramine is commonly used as an allergy medicine and sleep aid. This eMedTV resource explores other benefits of diphenhydramine and offers general warnings for this product. Diphenhydromine is a common misspelling of diphenhydramine.
  • Diphenydramine
    Diphenhydramine is approved to treat allergies, insomnia, and many other conditions. This eMedTV Web page explains how diphenhydramine works and lists some of its potential side effects. Diphenydramine is a common misspelling of diphenhydramine.
  • Do Allergies Cause a Sore Throat?
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, allergies can cause a sore throat. This article explains how this noninfectious throat problem differs from a viral or bacterial throat infection. This page also offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Do Neti Pots Work?
    How effective are neti pots? As this eMedTV page explains, neti pots (and other nasal irrigation methods) have shown to be effective in reducing allergy symptoms, limiting the need for allergy medications, and treating upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Does Astragalus Work?
    Astragalus is supposedly useful for many conditions, but does it really work? This eMedTV page explores the effectiveness of astragalus for various uses, including the treatment of cancer and chronic hepatitis, and stresses the need for more research.
  • Does Delsym Make You Drowsy?
    Some of the potential side effects with Delsym include drowsiness and lethargy. This eMedTV Web resource further explores whether Delsym makes you drowsy and describes why these side effects are typically uncommon if the medicine is used as directed.
  • Does Echinacea Work?
    Echinacea supplements are often used as a remedy for the common cold, but does echinacea work? This page on the eMedTV site explores the effectiveness of echinacea for treating or preventing the common cold, yeast infections, and other uses.
  • Does Sinupret Work?
    Sinupret is believed to be a useful supplement, but does it work as well as claimed? This page on the eMedTV site explores the effectiveness of Sinupret for the treatment of chronic sinusitis, sinus infections, bronchitis, and ear infections.
  • Drug Interactions With Benzonatate
    At this time, no drugs are known to interact with benzonatate. However, as this eMedTV segment explains, the possibility of interactions cannot be ruled out. This article also talks about why your doctor needs a complete list all your current medications.
  • Drug Interactions With Chlorpheniramine
    Phenothiazine medications, MAOIs, and pramlintide may cause chlorpheniramine drug interactions. This eMedTV segment lists other medicines that may interact with chlorpheniramine and explores the potential risks of these drug interactions.
  • Drug Interactions With Dextromethorphan
    As this eMedTV article explains, drug interactions can occur when dextromethorphan is combined with alcohol, ergot medicines, amphetamines, or a number of other medicines. This page offers a detailed look at the problems these reactions may cause.
  • Drug Interactions With Diphenhydramine
    MAOIs, pramlintide, and phenothiazine are medicines that can cause drug interactions with diphenhydramine. This eMedTV segment lists other medications that cause interactions and describes the potential risks of these interactions.
  • Drug Interactions With Gemifloxacin
    Certain products that contain iron, zinc, or magnesium may negatively react with gemifloxacin. This eMedTV page offers a detailed list of other drugs that can cause interactions when combined with gemifloxacin and explains what problems may occur.
  • Drug Interactions With Guaifenesin
    While no guaifenesin drug interactions are known at this time, this doesn't mean interactions don't exist. This eMedTV article offers some considerations to keep in mind when taking guaifenesin with other products, including vitamins and supplements.
  • Drug Interactions With Pseudoephedrine
    Bromocriptine, cannabinoids, and MAOIs are medicines that may cause pseudoephedrine drug interactions. This eMedTV page explains what may happen if these drugs are taken with pseudoephedrine and lists other drugs that may cause an interaction.
  • Dyphenhydramine
    There are many diphenhydramine products available, all with different uses. As this eMedTV page explains, some are used to treat insomnia, while others are used for relieving allergy symptoms. Diphenydramine is a common misspelling of diphenhydramine.
  • Echinacea
    Echinacea is an herbal supplement most often used to treat or prevent the common cold or the flu. This eMedTV resource explores other possible benefits of echinacea, explains how the supplement works, and lists potential side effects of the product.
  • Echinacea and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if echinacea is either safe or unsafe for breastfeeding women. This part of the eMedTV library offers a more in-depth look at echinacea and breastfeeding, and explores whether the herbal supplement passes through breast milk.
  • Echinacea and Pregnancy
    There is currently not enough scientific evidence to know if echinacea is safe for pregnant women. This eMedTV Web page provides more information on echinacea and pregnancy, and explores the safety of using the supplement while pregnant.
  • Echinacea Dosage
    The most effective and safe echinacea dosage has not been scientifically established yet. This eMedTV resource explores what is considered reasonable echinacea dosing and offers tips on finding an echinacea product from a reliable manufacturer.
  • Echinacea Doseage
    A safe and effective echinacea dosage has not been established at this time. This eMedTV Web page explains why standard dosing information is not available for echinacea supplements. Echinacea doseage is a common misspelling of echinacea dosage.
  • Echinacea Drug Interactions
    A number of medications could theoretically cause echinacea drug interactions. As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, echinacea might increase the level of many other medications in the blood, possibly increasing the risk of side effects.
  • Echinacea Overdose
    It is not clear exactly what to expect from an echinacea overdose or whether an overdose is even possible. This eMedTV segment explores the potential effects of an overdose and explains what steps a doctor may take to treat an overdose of echinacea.
  • Echinacea Side Effects
    Potential side effects of echinacea include dry mouth, diarrhea, and fever. As this eMedTV article explains, other unpredictable echinacea side effects are also possible due to contaminants (other herbs, drugs, or heavy metals) in certain products.
  • Echinacea Species
    There are several different echinacea species, but only three are used medicinally. This eMedTV article lists these three species of echinacea and explains which species you should choose when looking for an echinacea supplement.
  • Echinacea Supplement Information
    Are you looking for information on echinacea supplements? This selection from the eMedTV Web library gives a brief overview of echinacea, explaining what it is used for, possible side effects, and more.
  • Echinecea
    Echinacea is a supplement often used for treating the common cold. This eMedTV page explains what else echinacea is used for and explains what to discuss with your doctor before using the product. Echinecea is a common misspelling of echinacea dosage.
  • Effects of Afrin
    Afrin is an over-the-counter medicine used to treat nasal congestion caused by various conditions. This eMedTV Web segment takes a closer look at the effects of Afrin, including why it is important not to use this drug for more than three days.
  • Euchinacea
    Many people use echinacea supplements for treating the common cold. This article on the eMedTV site covers other echinacea uses, describes the product's effects, and lists its potential side effects. Euchinacea is a common misspelling of echinacea.
  • Gemifloxacin
    Gemifloxacin is prescribed to treat pneumonia and bronchitis. This selection from the eMedTV Web library offers an in-depth look at this antibiotic, providing details on its dosing, possible side effects, safety warnings, and more.
  • Gemifloxacin Dosage
    As this eMedTV page discusses, your gemifloxacin dose will depend on the type of infection being treated and your kidney function. This page further discusses dosing guidelines for treating certain bacterial infections and lists tips for taking this drug.
  • Gemifloxacin Drug Information
    Available only by prescription, gemifloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat pneumonia and bronchitis. This eMedTV article offers important information on gemifloxacin, including how the drug works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Gemifloxacin Mysilate
    Gemifloxacin is a prescription drug licensed to treat certain bacterial infections. This eMedTV segment discusses how it works, lists specific uses, and covers potential side effects. Gemifloxacin mysilate is a common misspelling of gemifloxacin mesylate.
  • Generic Augmentin XR
    As this eMedTV article explains, the antibiotic Augmentin XR (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium XR) comes in both brand-name and generic form. This segment explains how the generic version of Augmentin XR compares to the brand-name product.
  • Generic Ceftin
    As this eMedTV page discusses, generic Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is considered equivalent to the brand-name version of the drug. This article takes a closer look at the types of Ceftin that are available in generic form.
  • Generic Delsym
    You can currently buy generic Delsym in many different stores under their own "brand" name. This eMedTV segment explains that you can identify these products by the active ingredient, and the adult and children formulations are interchangeable.
  • Generic Sudafed PE
    As this eMedTV page explains, Sudafed PE (phenylephrine hydrochloride) tablets are available in generic form, but the liquid form of Sudafed PE is not. This page also covers the difference between generic Sudafed PE and generic Sudafed.
  • Generic Tavist
    Tavist is currently available in both brand-name and generic form. This article from the eMedTV archives explains what forms and strengths are available for generic Tavist and offers general manufacturer information for these products.
  • Generic Tussionex
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library talks about the availability of generic Tussionex. Information is provided on the companies that make it, and an explanation of how it compares to brand-name Tussionex is included.
  • Generic Zyvox
    As this page from the eMedTV site explains, no generic Zyvox products are available at this time. This article looks at the possibility of a generic version and explains why it's hard to predict when a generic Zyvox could appear on the market.
  • Get Some Sleep
    If you're running on empty, it's hard to recover from a bad cold. Getting plenty of sleep can help you bounce back, and not scrimping on sleep on a regular basis may even help prevent colds.
  • Grandma Was Wrong
    Although winter is cold and flu season, it's not the cold weather (or going outside without a hat) that causes the sicknesses. Colds and the flu are caused by viruses that are spread from person to person. When the temperature drops, people stay crowded inside warm buildings, allowing viruses to spread more easily.
  • Guafenesin
    Chest congestion can often be relieved with the medication guaifenesin. This segment of the eMedTV library provides a brief overview of this drug, with a link to more in-depth information. Guafenesin is a common misspelling of guaifenesin.
  • Guafenisen
    Guaifenesin is a common ingredient in many cough and cold products, and makes coughs more productive. This eMedTV article provides a brief overview of this nonprescription medication. Guafenisen is a common misspelling of guaifenesin.
  • Guafenisin
    Guaifenesin is an expectorant that works to make coughs more productive. This selection from the eMedTV site takes a brief look at this drug, with a link to more detailed information. Guafenisin is a common misspelling of guaifenesin.
  • Guafinesin
    Guaifenesin is a common medication used to make coughs more productive. This eMedTV Web page explains how it does this, discusses the various forms, and describes general dosing guidelines. Guafinesin is a common misspelling of guaifenesin.
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