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  • Guaifenesen
    Chest congestion can often be relieved with the drug guaifenesin because it makes coughs more productive. This eMedTV segment briefly describes how this medication works and dosing guidelines. Guaifenesen is a common misspelling of guaifenesin.
  • Guaifenesin
    Guaifenesin is used in many different products to help loosen phlegm and make coughs more productive. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this drug, with information on the different strengths and forms, safety precautions, side effects, and more.
  • Guaifenesin and Breastfeeding
    For the most part, guaifenesin is probably safe for breastfeeding women, although, as this eMedTV article explains, the matter should be discussed with a healthcare provider. This page explains why and offers a few other safety precautions to consider.
  • Guaifenesin and Pregnancy
    Although the FDA considers guaifenesin a pregnancy Category C drug, it could help a woman become pregnant. This eMedTV segment explains why, describes how the FDA rates the safety of drugs during pregnancy, and discusses the possible risks.
  • Guaifenesin Dosage
    Various factors will affect the guaifenesin dosage a person should take, which this eMedTV segment lists. This article also provides detailed dosing guidelines for adults and children and offers helpful tips to ensure a safe, effective treatment process.
  • Guaifenesin for Fibromyalgia
    Only one study has looked at treating fibromyalgia with guaifenesin, and the results were inconclusive. This eMedTV page explains that much more research is needed on this topic, but does offer tips for those considering the drug as a possible treatment.
  • Guaifenesin Medication Information
    This segment of the eMedTV Web site provides important information on the medication guaifenesin, including what it is designed to treat and how the drug works. This page also describes a few safety concerns to be aware of before taking it.
  • Guaifenesin Overdose
    It is not clear what to expect from a guaifenesin overdose, but it could cause vomiting. This eMedTV Web page lists the factors that can affect overdose symptoms, describes possible treatment options, and stresses the importance of prompt medical care.
  • Guaifenesin Side Effects
    Although most people have no problems with guaifenesin, side effects can occur. This eMedTV page discusses various adverse reactions that are possible with this drug, such as drowsiness, as well as those that require medical care, such as kidney stones.
  • Guaifenesin Syrup
    One of the most common forms of guaifenesin syrup is Robitussin, a drug used to relieve chest congestion. This eMedTV segment provides a brief overview of guaifenesin, with information on how it works, who can take it, and more.
  • Guaifenesin Tablets
    Both syrup and tablet forms of guaifenesin can be used to relieve chest congestion. However, as this eMedTV page explains, the amount a person takes will vary, based on which form is used. This page lists the typical doses and how often the drug is taken.
  • Guaifenesin Uses
    The primary purpose of guaifenesin is to make mucus and other bronchial secretions easier to cough up. This eMedTV segment discusses these and other guaifenesin uses in more detail, with information on how the medicine works and its use in children.
  • Guaifenisen
    The expectorant guaifenesin is often used to break up bronchial secretions so they are easier to cough up. This eMedTV page provides a brief overview of the drug and offers a link to more information. Guaifenisen is a common misspelling of guaifenesin.
  • Guaifensin
    Chest congestion can often be relieved by taking guaifenesin, an expectorant that comes in two forms. This eMedTV segment lists these forms, discusses other uses, and describes a few safety concerns. Guaifensin is a common misspelling of guaifenesin.
  • Guiafenesin
    The drug guaifenesin is used to thin mucus and other bronchial secretions so they are easier to cough up. This eMedTV resource discusses possible off-label uses, available forms, and dosing. Guiafenesin is a common misspelling of guaifenesin.
  • Health Benefits of Guaifenesin
    This eMedTV page discusses the obvious health benefits guaifenesin offers people with chest congestion, but also describes its benefits to women who are trying to become pregnant. This page also explains how the drug works and the various forms.
  • Home Remedy for a Sore Throat
    This eMedTV page lists several treatments you can do at home to remedy a sore throat, such as oral rinses and decongestants. This page also explains why home remedies are useful for viral infections and covers how long a viral sore throat typically lasts.
  • Home Therapy for Pneumonia
    Most cases of pneumonia can be treated at home. This selection from the eMedTV Web site talks about the different therapies used for pneumonia, including home treatments such as getting plenty of rest and drinking a lot of fluids.
  • How Is Pneumonia Spread?
    As explained in this selection from the eMedTV archives, pneumonia germs can be spread easily to another person, either through the air or by touching a contaminated surface. This article takes a closer look at pneumonia and how it is spread.
  • How Long Does Pneumonia Last?
    If you have pneumonia, you probably want to know how long it will last. As this eMedTV page explains, this depends on the cause, your age, and other factors. This page offers specific information on how long pneumonia typically lasts.
  • How Often Do You Get a Pneumonia Shot?
    As this eMedTV page explains, the dosing guidelines for Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax vary, depending on which one you are receiving. This article compares the vaccines and answers the question, "How often do you get a pneumonia shot?"
  • How Often Do You Need a Pneumonia Vaccine?
    As explained in this eMedTV page, children getting Prevnar 13 typically get their doses two months apart for the first three doses, followed by a final dose given up to nine months later. This segment discusses how often you need a pneumonia vaccine.
  • How to Cure a Sore Throat
    Time is usually the only cure for a sore throat that is caused by a virus. This eMedTV article offers a brief description of possible treatment options for viral sore throats, such as decongestants, pain medicines, and throat lozenges.
  • How to Get Pneumonia
    You can be exposed to pneumonia germs in a number of settings, such as in a hospital or at school. This eMedTV segment talks about the viruses and bacteria that can cause a person to get pneumonia and gives an explanation of how the condition is spread.
  • How to Get Rid of a Sore Throat
    Throat lozenges, salt-water gargle, and antibiotics are some of the potential treatments for a sore throat. This eMedTV page briefly describes other suggestions for how to treat throat infections, including those caused by either a virus or bacteria.
  • How to Stop a Sore Throat
    There are medications and home remedies that can help stop a sore throat. This eMedTV page lists some tips that can help relieve a throat infection, such as using Tylenol, throat lozenges, or antibiotics (if the sore throat is due to bacterial infection).
  • How to Use a Neti Pot
    Having poor technique when using a neti pot can increase your risk of side effects. This page from the eMedTV library contains information on how to use a neti pot correctly and describes common usage problems with this product.
  • Is Afrin Addictive?
    It is possible to become addicted to Afrin if you use the nasal spray for more than three days. This eMedTV resource further addresses the question, "Is Afrin addictive?" This page also discusses tips on how to stop using this medication.
  • Is Astragalus Safe?
    As this segment from the eMedTV archives explains, when used appropriately, astragalus is probably safe for many people. This article further explores this issue and offers other general safety precautions for this herbal supplement.
  • Is Dextromethorphan Safe During Pregnancy?
    It may not be safe for pregnant women to take dextromethorphan. This eMedTV article explores the safety of this drug, including details on animal and human studies done on this topic. A link to more information is also included.
  • Is Diphenhydramine Addictive?
    This eMedTV Web page addresses the question, "Is diphenhydramine addictive?" As this article explains, the drug is not usually addicting. However, people may sometimes become dependent on the medication in order to fall asleep.
  • Is Echinacea Safe?
    Many people may wonder, "Is echinacea safe?" This section of the eMedTV archives offers some general echinacea safety warnings and precautions, and explains who may be at a higher risk for developing problems due to echinacea supplements.
  • Is It a Sore Throat or Strep?
    There are several differences in the symptoms of viral and bacterial throat infections. This eMedTV Web resource lists the symptoms of each type of infection, and explains how to know if you have a viral sore throat or strep throat.
  • Is Pneumonia Contagious?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, people with pneumonia are most contagious when their symptoms are the most severe -- typically around day two to day four. This article talks more about how pneumonia is spread, with some helpful information on prevention.
  • Is Sinupret Safe?
    This eMedTV segment addresses the question, "Is Sinupret safe?" As this page explains, Sinupret appears to be relatively safe for most people. This article describes the theoretical problems that may occur with this product and offers general warnings.
  • Is the Common Cold Contagious?
    Is the common cold contagious? Yes, it is. However, as this eMedTV article explains, the common cold is not nearly as contagious as other viruses, such as chickenpox or the flu.
  • Liquid Ceftin
    In certain situations, a doctor may prescribe the liquid form of Ceftin instead of the tablets. As this eMedTV page explains, liquid Ceftin is approved for children age 3 months to 12 years old. This page also offers some tips on taking this drug.
  • Nasal Irrigation
    Nasal irrigation involves rinsing the nasal passages to treat allergies and other conditions. This eMedTV article tells you how to get started with this process, including information on selecting the right device and making your own saline solution.
  • Nasal Irrigation Recipe
    As this part of the eMedTV Web site explains, if you are irrigating your sinuses, you don't have to buy a saline solution -- you can make your own. This article provides a nasal irrigation recipe, with instructions on how to use and store it.
  • Natural Relief for a Sore Throat
    If you have a sore throat and are looking for natural relief, there are various home remedies to try. This eMedTV page takes a look at several natural remedies for a sore throat, such as slippery elm, serrapeptase, and apple cider vinegar gargle.
  • Neddi Pot
    The neti pot is a device designed to flush out the nasal and sinus cavities. This eMedTV Web page explores the benefits of the neti pot and offers information on how to use this nasal irrigation device. Neddi pot is a common misspelling of neti pot.
  • Neddy Pot
    The neti pot is useful for promoting nasal hygiene and treating various nasal or sinus problems. This eMedTV article discusses neti pot uses in more detail and explores the benefits of this product. Neddy pot is a common misspelling of neti pot.
  • Nedi Pot
    Neti pots are used to flush out the nasal passages to clear out excess mucus and allergens. This eMedTV resource explains how the neti pot works and offers general warnings and precautions for this product. Nedi pot is a common misspelling of neti pot.
  • Nemonia
    A common illness, pneumonia is a lung infection caused by certain types of bacteria, viruses, or fungi. This eMedTV page discusses pneumonia, noting how it is spread, possible symptoms, and treatment options. Nemonia is a common misspelling of pneumonia.
  • Neo-Synephrine
    Neo-Synephrine is a non-prescription nasal spray used to relieve congestion caused by allergies or a cold. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at this medication, including information on how it works, side effects, and safety precautions.
  • Neo-Synephrine Addiction
    If you use Neo-Synephrine for more than three days in a row, you may become dependent on this nasal spray. This eMedTV page further discusses addiction to Neo-Synephrine, including information on why this happens and tips on discontinuing use.
  • Neo-Synephrine Dosage
    This eMedTV page explains that the recommended dosage of Neo-Synephrine depends on which product you use. Some formulations can be used every four hours, while other products can only be used twice daily. This page also offers tips on using the drug.
  • Neo-Synephrine Drug Information
    Available without a prescription, Neo-Synephrine is used for the treatment of nasal and sinus congestion. This eMedTV page gives an overview of this drug and explains why Neo-Synephrine should not be used for more than three days in a row.
  • Neo-Synephrine Drug Interactions
    Tricyclic antidepressants and MAOIs are some of the drugs that may negatively interact with Neo-Synephrine. This eMedTV page offers a list of other medicines that may cause drug interactions with Neo-Synephrine and describes the problems that may occur.
  • Neo-Synephrine Side Effects
    Possible Neo-Synephrine side effects include nasal dryness, sneezing, and temporary burning. This eMedTV resource further describes other side effects seen with the drug and explains which ones are serious and require immediate medical attention.
  • Neo-Synephrine Uses
    Neo-Synephrine can help treat nasal and sinus problems caused by several conditions. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at these uses for Neo-Synephrine, including information on specific approved uses, off-label uses, and its use in children.
  • Neo-Synephrine Warnings and Precautions
    Neo-Synephrine may not be safe for people who have conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, or heart disease. This eMedTV article provides other important precautions and warnings with Neo-Synephrine, including information on those who should not use it.
  • Neomonia
    A contagious illness, pneumonia is an infection of one or both lungs. This selection from the eMedTV Web site gives a description of this condition and its symptoms, with a link to more information. Neomonia is a common misspelling of pneumonia.
  • Neosynephrine
    Neo-Synephrine is an over-the-counter decongestant approved to treat nasal and sinus congestion. This eMedTV Web resource also describes some safety precautions and possible side effects. Neosynephrine is a common misspelling of Neo-Synephrine.
  • Neti Nasal Pots
    Neti pots are nasal irrigation devices used for treating various nasal or sinus conditions. This part of the eMedTV library describes some of the benefits of using neti pots for nasal conditions and offers information on how to use them.
  • Neti Pot
    A neti pot is a device used to flush out the nasal cavity with a saline solution. As this eMedTV Web page explains, the device is frequently used to treat various nasal or sinus conditions, such as allergies, sinus infections, or the common cold.
  • Neti Pot Benefits
    Neti pots are claimed to be helpful for treating allergies and various other nasal or sinus conditions. This eMedTV article lists other benefits of using a neti pot, explains how the device works, and discusses its use in children.
  • Neti Pot Information
    Using a neti pot can help clear mucus and other irritants out of the nasal passages. This eMedTV Web page provides some basic information on neti pots and includes a link to more details on nasal irrigation.
  • Neti Pot Instructions
    Using a neti pot can take a little practice in order to get it "just right." This article from the eMedTV archives provides step-by-step instructions on using a neti pot. Details on how to help prevent side effects are also included in this article.
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