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Valtrex (valacyclovir)

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Pancreatitis

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Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis )

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Typhoid fever

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Monoclonal Antibodies

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Soriatane (acitretin)

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD): Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression that tends to occur as the days grow shorter in the fall and winter. It is believed that affected persons react adversely to the decreasing amount of light and ...

norethindrone (oral - Camila, Errin, Heather, Jencycla, Nor QD, Nora-BE, Ortho Micronor, Incassia)

norethindrone (oral - Camila, Errin, Heather, Jencycla, Nor QD, Nora-BE, Ortho Micronor, Incassia)0

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Uterine Cancer

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Normal vaginal bleeding is the periodic blood that flows as a discharge from the woman's uterus. Normal vaginal bleeding is also called menorrhea. The process by which menorrhea occurs is called menstruation. Abnormal vaginal bleeding is a flow ...

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

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Menstrual cramps are not the same as the symptoms experienced due to premenstrual syndrome (PMS), although the symptoms of both disorders can sometimes be experienced together. Treatment options vary and each woman needs to find a treatment that works ...

Vyvanse vs. Adderall

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Adderall and Vyvanse are amphetamines, which are stimulants that increase the level of important neurotransmitters in the brain. Amphetamines are used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Vyvanse is approved to ...

Rheumatoid Factor (RF)

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What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body's tissues are mistakenly attacked by their own ...

cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix, Fexmid)

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hydroxyzine (Vistaril)

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gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant, Fanatrex FusePag)

gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant, Fanatrex FusePag)0

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ephedrine (oral)

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terazosin, Hytrin

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Genital Warts in Women (HPV)

Genital Warts in Women (HPV)0

Genital warts definition and facts Genital warts are caused by infection with a subgroup of the human papillomaviruses (HPVs). Another subgroup of the HPVs that infect the anogenital tract can lead to precancerous changes in the ...

Lipitor (atorvastatin)

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Multiple myeloma

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Multiple myeloma: A bone marrow cancer that involves a type of white blood cell called a plasma (or myeloma) cell. The tumor cells in myeloma can form a single collection (plasmacytoma) or many tumors (multiple myeloma). Plasma cells are normally part ...

Nitrates (Medication)

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Clostridium Difficile Colitis (Antibiotic-Associated Colitis, C. difficile colitis)

Clostridium Difficile Colitis (Antibiotic-Associated Colitis, C. difficile colitis)0

Individuals with mild C. difficile colitis may have: a low-grade fever, mild diarrhea (5-10 watery stools a day), mild abdominal cramps and tenderness. Those with severe C. difficile colitis may have: a high fever ...

Canker Sores

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Some people may experience the following related canker sores symptoms and signs: Bleeding Gums Lump Or Mass On Gums Painful Gums REFERENCES:Femiano, F., Lanza, Alessandro. et al. Guidelines for Diagnosis and Mangement of Aphthous and ...

Marfan syndrome

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Marfan syndrome: An inherited disorder of connective tissue that is characterized by abnormalities of the eyes, skeleton, and cardiovascular system. Nearsightedness (myopia) is the most common eye feature in Marfan syndrome. Displacement of the lens ...

Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)

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Hay Fever Symptoms Allergies are exaggerated immune responses to environmental triggers known as allergens. Allergies are very common, and about 50 million people in North America suffer from allergies. One of the most common forms of allergy ...

Hiccups

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Check out these 17 weird body quirks and their causes. Black hairy tongue Eye twitching Brain freeze Black hairy tongue Hiccups REFERENCES:Wilkes, G., et al. "Hiccups." Medscape. Nov 03, 2014< ...

Endometriosis

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Endometriosis can be associated with severe pain and fertility problems. About 30% to 40% of women with endometriosis have some trouble conceiving. The reason for this is not well understood, and scarring of the reproductive tract, or hormonal factors ...

Vertigo

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Vertigo Symptoms and Signs Vertigo is a feeling that you are dizzily turning around or that your surroundings are dizzily turning about you. Vertigo is usually due to a problem with the inner ear but can also be caused by vision problems and ...

Is Strep Throat Contagious?

Is Strep Throat Contagious?0

Streptococcus infection (strep throat ) symptoms are related to the inflammation of the throat and surrounding tissues. Common symptoms of strep throat are mild to severe sore throat redness and swelling of the throat white spots ...

Hoarseness

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Hoarseness facts Hoarseness is an abnormal change in the voice. The most common cause of hoarseness is acute laryngitis. The underlying cause of hoarseness can usually be diagnosed by a health care professional based on the patient's ...

Heat Stroke

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5 Signs and Symptoms of a Heat-Related Illness and Heat Stroke The following checklist can help you recognize the symptoms of heat-related illnesses: Heat Rash: Heat rash looks like a red cluster of pimples or small blisters. Heat cramps: ...

Narcolepsy

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Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, you may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes. Some people ...

Hot Flashes

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A hot flash is a feeling of warmth spreading over the body that is often most strongly felt in the head and neck regions, and is accompanied by flushing and perspiration. Some causes of hot flashes are Certain medications Eating spicy ...

Pinched Nerve

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The perception of pain varies with each individual; terms such as stabbing, prickling, burning, tingling, and other descriptions have been used. A "pinched nerve" is the name given to the uncomfortable sensation, pain, or numbness caused when ...

Menopause

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Menopause is the time in a woman's life at which she can no longer reproduce. Symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause vary greatly from woman to woman. However, common symptoms of menopause include Hot flashes Mood ...

Bullying

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Bullying is one of the biggest challenges that teens are facing. Unfortunately, many teens are forced to deal with bullying while their parents and teachers are unaware on the specific nature and severity of the problem in their ...

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Fainting (Syncope)

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Vasovagal Syncope Vasovagal syncope is a common cause of fainting. The vagus nerve is overstimulated and causes the body's blood vessels to dilate and the heart to slow down. This anti-adrenaline effect decreases the ability of the heart to ...

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

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Hypothyroidism Symptoms Hypothyroidism is most commonly a result of an autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism in adults are: Tiredness and weakness; feeling "run down" Weight gain or ...

Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

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What is dilation and curettage (D and C)? Dilation and curettage (D and C) is a procedure in which the cervix of the uterus is expanded (dilated) so that the uterine lining (endometrium) can be removed with a spoon-shaped instrument called a ...

Castleman Disease

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Castleman disease definition and facts Castleman disease is a rare condition affecting lymph nodes, and actually is a group of related conditions. Castleman disease is not cancer, although some of the methods used to treat Castleman disease ...

Agoraphobia

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Types of Phobias In the United States, about 6 million people suffer from phobias. There are a variety of types of phobias, including acrophobia (a fear of heights), claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), agoraphobia (fear of being in open ...

Narcotic Pain Medications (Opioids, Analgesics)

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy: The best-known form of muscular dystrophy, due to mutation in a gene on the X chromosome that prevents the production of dystrophin, a normal protein in muscle. DMD affects boys and, very rarely, girls. DMD typically ...

fentanyl patch (Duragesic)

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Cysticercosis (Pork Tapeworm Infection)

Cysticercosis (Pork Tapeworm Infection)0

How Can Food Poisoning Be Prevented? Foods should be cooked thoroughly. This especially applies to eggs, poultry, and meat. A meat thermometer can be used to measure the internal temperature of a meat dish. Food poisoning most commonly ...

Evista (raloxifene)

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Cat Scratch Disease

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Cat Scratch Disease Symptoms & Signs Cat scratch disease, also known as catscratch disease, cat scratch fever, or subacute regional lymphadenitis, produces symptoms due to bacterial infection of the lymph nodes with bacteria known as ...

silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene, SSD, SSD AF, Thermazene)

silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene, SSD, SSD AF, Thermazene)0

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tramadol (Ultram, Ultram ER, Conzip)

tramadol (Ultram, Ultram ER, Conzip)0

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Meniscus injury

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Meniscus injury: Injuries to the crescent-shaped cartilage pads between the two joints formed by the femur (the thigh bone) and the tibia (the shin bone). The meniscus acts as a smooth surface for the joint to move on. The two menisci are ...

alfuzosin (Uroxatral)

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Bee sting

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Bee sting: An area of skin affected by piercing from the stinger of a bee. A bee sting can trigger an allergic reaction, including life-threatening anaphylactic shock. Avoidance and prompt treatment are essential for those who are allergic to bee ...

penicillin V,  (Veetids and Pen-Vee-K have been discontinued)

penicillin V, (Veetids and Pen-Vee-K have been discontinued)0

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orlistat (Xenical, alli)

orlistat (Xenical, alli)0

PRESCRIPTION: Orlistat yes, alli no GENERIC AVAILABLE: No USES: Orlistat is combined with a reduced-calorie diet to promote weight loss. Orlistat also may be used to prevent weight gain after weight has been lost. Candidates for ...

hydrocortisone valerate (Westcort brand has been discontinued in the US)

hydrocortisone valerate (Westcort brand has been discontinued in the US)0

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Hand, foot, and mouth disease

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Hand, foot, and mouth disease: A common illness of infants and children under 10 years old characterized by fever, sores in the mouth, and a rash with blisters due to infection most commonly with coxsackievirus A16 or less often enterovirus 71 or ...

Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)

Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril)0

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ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot)

ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot)0

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Vayarin (phosphatidylserine-omega-3 Liprinen)

Vayarin (phosphatidylserine-omega-3 Liprinen)0

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Saxenda (liraglutide injection)

Saxenda (liraglutide injection)0

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Hypoplasia

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Hypoplasia: Underdevelopment or incomplete development of a tissue or an organ. For example, hypoplasia of the enamel of the teeth indicates that the enamel coating is thinner than normal or missing in some but not all areas. Hypoplasia is less ...

tolazamide (Tolinase brand has been discontinued.)

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timolol (Blocadren and Timolide 10-25 have been discontinued)

timolol (Blocadren and Timolide 10-25 have been discontinued)0

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Sectral (acebutolol)

Sectral (acebutolol)0

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Retrovir (zidovudine, ZDV, formerly called AZT)

Retrovir (zidovudine, ZDV, formerly called AZT)0

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Cyclospora Infection (Cyclosporiasis)

Cyclospora Infection (Cyclosporiasis)0

Berry, Berry, Quite Contrary...Cyclospora Outbreaks Outbreaks of illness in the United States causing infectious watery diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting recently have been found to be caused by a parasite called Cyclospora. ...

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