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Influenza Virus - Palivizumab Side Effects

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  • Influenza Virus
    The influenza virus is not only highly contagious -- it also is highly changeable. This page of the eMedTV Web site examines this virus in detail, including subtypes, how it is transmitted, and what makes it so changeable.
  • Information on Yellow Fever
    Yellow fever is a disease that is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. This eMedTV selection gives a quick overview of yellow fever, with information on how it is diagnosed and treated. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Information on Zovirax Ointment
    This page from the eMedTV library provides some basic information on Zovirax ointment, which is approved to treat outbreaks of cold sores and genital herpes. This segment takes a look at how this drug works, application instructions, and more.
  • Megace ES
    Megace ES is a drug prescribed to help stimulate appetite and cause weight gain in people with AIDS. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth overview on the effectiveness of this medicine, potential side effects, dosing instructions, and more.
  • Megace ES 625 Mg
    If you have AIDS, your doctor may prescribe 625 mg of Megace ES daily to stimulate appetite and weight gain. This eMedTV article examines specific dosing guidelines for this medicine, including how to take it accurately. It also links to more details.
  • Megace ES and Breastfeeding
    In general, it is not usually recommended for women to breastfeed while using Megace ES (megestrol ES). This eMedTV article discusses whether this drug passes through breast milk and why it may lead to potentially serious reactions in your child.
  • Megace ES and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, Megace ES (megestrol ES) is not recommended for use during pregnancy. This article describes the dangerous complications that may occur if this drug is taken during pregnancy, including miscarriage and low fetal weight.
  • Megace ES Dosage
    The standard Megace ES dose for improving appetite is one teaspoonful (5 mL) of the liquid once daily. This eMedTV page presents more specific dosing instructions for this drug, including how to take it accurately and what to do if it upsets your stomach.
  • Megace ES Dose
    As this eMedTV article explains, taking 625 mg of Megace ES a day can help stimulate appetite and cause weight gain in adults with AIDS. This article also provides a link to more details on how to take your dose of Megace ES.
  • Megace ES Drug Information
    Megace ES is used to help adults with AIDS increase their appetite and gain weight. This eMedTV Web page features some helpful information on Megace ES, including how this drug works, how to take it, and safety concerns. It also links to more details.
  • Megace ES Drug Interactions
    There are certain medicines, such as dofetilide, that may not be safe to use with Megace ES. This eMedTV resource describes the interactions that may occur when certain drugs are taken with Megace ES. It also covers ways to avoid these problems.
  • Megace ES Overdose
    Taking too much Megace ES (megestrol ES) may cause nausea, diarrhea, and other problems. This eMedTV Web selection outlines other possible reactions that might occur and describes some of the ways to treat this type of overdose.
  • Megace ES Side Effects
    In most cases, Megace ES side effects (such as headache and diarrhea) tend to be minor and easy to treat. This eMedTV article examines some of the commonly reported reactions, as well as the potentially serious problems that require medical care.
  • Megace ES Uses
    Taking Megace ES can help stimulate appetite and cause weight gain in adults who have AIDS. This eMedTV segment features more detailed information on the benefits of this prescription drug, along with a list of unapproved Megace ES uses.
  • Megace ES Warnings and Precautions
    Do not take Megace ES if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. This eMedTV resource describes other important warnings and precautions with Megace ES. It also discusses why some people may have an increased risk for problems with this drug.
  • Nevirapine XR
    Nevirapine XR is a medication prescribed to treat HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV Web selection takes an in-depth look at this medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, general dosing tips, and more.
  • Nevirapine XR Dosage
    The standard adult dose of nevirapine XR is 400 mg once daily. However, as this eMedTV page explains, you must take the short-acting version of this drug for two weeks before using nevirapine XR. A list of dosing tips is also included.
  • Nevirapine XR Drug Information
    Nevirapine XR is a medicine licensed for the treatment of HIV and AIDS in adults. This eMedTV article provides some general nevirapine XR drug information, including important warnings and precautions, as well as information on how the drug works.
  • Nevirapine XR Side Effects
    Common side effects of nevirapine XR include a rash and liver problems. However, as this eMedTV resource explains, these common reactions may lead to potentially serious complications. This article describes which problems require prompt medical care.
  • Noravirus
    The norovirus is highly contagious and can survive extremely cold and hot weather. This eMedTV segment lists other illnesses that can be caused by noroviruses and explains how the virus is transmitted. Noravirus is a common misspelling of norovirus.
  • Norevirus
    A norovirus is very contagious and can cause the stomach flu and other illnesses. This eMedTV article explains how to help prevent transmission and explores the incubation period of these infections. Norevirus is a common misspelling of norovirus.
  • Noro Virus
    A norovirus is a virus that causes numerous illnesses, including the stomach flu. This eMedTV Web page explains how noroviruses are transmitted and how long infected people remain contagious. Noro virus is a common misspelling of norovirus.
  • Norovirus
    A norovirus is a highly contagious virus that can cause what is often called "stomach flu." This page of the eMedTV Web site explains this virus in detail, including how it is transmitted, the illnesses it may cause, and more.
  • Oseltamivir
    Oseltamivir is a prescription drug that is used to treat and prevent the flu. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed description of this medication and its uses. This page also includes information on dosage, strengths, and potential side effects.
  • Oseltamivir Medication
    This page on the eMedTV site presents a brief overview of oseltamivir, a medication used in the prevention and treatment of the flu. It explains when this drug is taken, as well as its limitations, with a link to more detailed information on this topic.
  • Palivizumab
    Available by prescription, palivizumab is a drug used for the prevention of serious problems related to RSV. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to minimize RSV complications in children. Details on dosing and side effects are also discussed.
  • Palivizumab Dosage
    Your child's dosage of palivizumab will be calculated based on his or her weight. This eMedTV page features more specific dosing instructions for using this drug to prevent serious RSV infections, including when and how these injections are administered.
  • Palivizumab Drug Information
    As explained in this eMedTV article, palivizumab is used for preventing an RSV infection from getting severe enough to cause serious problems in certain children. This page presents more drug information on palivizumab, along with a link to more details.
  • Palivizumab Side Effects
    This eMedTV segment stresses the importance of seeking medical care if your child is using palivizumab and side effects occur, such as fever, bluish lips, or a hernia. This page also lists how often adverse reactions occurred during clinical trials.
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