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Asthma Diagnosis - Brethine Drug Interactions

This page contains links to eMedTV Asthma Articles containing information on subjects from Asthma Diagnosis to Brethine Drug Interactions. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Asthma Diagnosis
    An asthma diagnosis is generally based on a classification chart, which evaluates the severity of symptoms. This eMedTV article further explains how doctors reach an asthma diagnosis and describes tests used in the diagnosis process.
  • Asthma Facts
    This page of the eMedTV Web site presents some basic asthma facts, such as a list of common symptoms, who the condition affects, and whether it can be cured. A link to more detailed information on this condition is also included.
  • Asthma in Children
    As this eMedTV page explains, asthma in children is usually treated the same way as it is in adults; the same medications are used -- just in smaller doses. This article offers tips for the parents of children who have been diagnosed with asthma.
  • Asthma in Pregnancy
    It is uncertain whether asthma in pregnancy can affect the mother and unborn child. As discussed in this eMedTV segment, controlling asthma during pregnancy is important for the well-being of the mother as well as healthy development of the fetus.
  • Asthma Info
    Are you looking for info on asthma? This page of the eMedTV archives offers a brief overview of this condition. It discusses what typically causes it, common symptoms, and the usual treatment plan. A link to more information on asthma is also included.
  • Asthma Information
    As this eMedTV resource explains, asthma is a chronic lung disease that restricts the amount of airflow through your lungs. This article provides important information on asthma, including possible causes of this condition and how it is controlled.
  • Asthma Medication
    Many people take one asthma medication to prevent attacks and another to treat an attack once it starts. This eMedTV page explains the different long-acting and short-acting asthma medicines available, and the importance of taking them correctly.
  • Asthma Medicine
    Often, people will take more than one medicine to manage their asthma. This eMedTV article describes each of these medicines for asthma in detail, explaining when they are typically used, and offers suggestions for remembering to take them correctly.
  • Asthma Prevention
    The frequency and severity of asthma attacks often can be minimized with asthma prevention. As this eMedTV article explains, certain proactive measures, such as regular checkups and routine medication, can help control the condition.
  • Asthma Questions
    By knowing the answers to certain asthma questions, you can better understand the condition and how it's treated. This eMedTV resource provides answers to frequently asked asthma questions about triggers, symptoms, medications, and other topics.
  • Asthma Signs and Symptoms
    Wheezing, cough, and difficulty breathing are common signs and symptoms of asthma. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at the symptoms of this condition, listing several other symptoms that may occur during an asthma attack.
  • Asthma Statistics
    According to recent statistics, about 15 million people in the United States have asthma. This eMedTV page discusses more statistics on asthma, including who asthma affects and costs associated with the condition.
  • Asthma Symptoms
    Physical activity can often trigger asthma symptoms. As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, symptoms can vary in type and severity. Common ones include coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and shortness of breath.
  • Asthma Treatment
    Components of asthma treatment, as this eMedTV resource explains, include avoiding things that bring on or worsen your symptoms and taking medications. This page explains the different quick-relief and long-term control medications that are available.
  • Asthma Treatment in Older Adults
    Asthma treatment in older adults may need to be monitored more carefully and adjusted to fit with other medications. This page on the eMedTV site discusses the precautions that need to be taken prior to administering asthma treatment to older adults.
  • Asthma Treatments
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, treating asthma may involve steps such as avoiding triggers that worsen symptoms and eliminating asthma attacks through medications. This article offers an in-depth look at the treatment options for this condition.
  • Asthma Trigger
    An asthma trigger is a certain allergen, irritant, or situation that worsens asthma symptoms or leads to asthma attacks. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed list of common allergens and irritants that could potentially be an asthma trigger.
  • Asthma Triggers
    As this part of the eMedTV Web site explains, asthma triggers are common allergens and irritants that may bring on (or worsen) a person's symptoms. This article offers suggestions for avoiding common triggers, such as tobacco smoke and dust mites.
  • Asthmaa
    Asthma is a recurring health condition that affects your airways. This page on the eMedTV site describes this condition in more detail and lists common symptoms that may occur during an asthma attack. Asthmaa is a common misspelling of asthma.
  • Asthmacort
    Azmacort is a prescription drug that is licensed to prevent asthma attacks. This eMedTV segment further describes this medicine and its uses, general dosing information, and possible side effects. Asthmacort is a common misspelling of Azmacort.
  • Asthmaic
    Asthma is a chronic health condition that affects the airways that move air into and out of your lungs. This eMedTV segment explains what triggers asthma and lists common symptoms of an asthma attack. Asthmaic is a common misspelling of asthma.
  • Asthmanex
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Asmanex to prevent asthma attacks. This part of the eMedTV library explores some potential side effects of Asmanex and offers general dosing information. Asthmanex is a common misspelling of Asmanex.
  • Asthmatx
    This portion of the eMedTV Web library offers a brief overview of asthma, including information on what happens during an asthma attack and how to prevent your symptoms from occurring. Asthmatx is a common misspelling of asthma.
  • Asthme
    This eMedTV Web article explains what causes asthma symptoms and provides some statistics on how common this chronic disease is. This page also describes some of the symptoms of asthma. Asthme is a common misspelling of asthma.
  • Asthmia
    Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways, the tubes that carry air into and out of your lungs. This eMedTV resource explains why asthma symptoms occur and lists some of these possible symptoms. Asthmia is a common misspelling of asthma.
  • Asthmma
    Asthma is characterized by inflamed airways that have trouble moving air into and out of the lungs. This eMedTV Web page further describes this condition and lists some of the typical symptoms. Asthmma is a common misspelling of asthma.
  • Asthmua
    Asthma, a chronic condition, affects the body's ability to move air into and out of your lungs. This eMedTV segment describes common symptoms of asthma and explains how the condition can be controlled. Asthmua is a common misspelling of asthma.
  • Asthmus
    Asthma is a chronic disease that is characterized by inflamed airways. This eMedTV article lists symptoms of this condition, explains what triggers these symptoms, and explains how it can be controlled. Asthmus is a common misspelling of asthma.
  • Ataativirvar
    Advair can be used to treat and prevent airway spasms in people with certain health conditions. This eMedTV article presents a brief overview of the drug and includes a link to more information. Ataativirvar is a common misspelling of Advair.
  • Ativar
    Advair is a prescription drug used to treat airway spasms in people with certain conditions. This eMedTV segment provides a brief overview of the drug, including its forms and possible side effects. Ativar is a common misspelling of Advair.
  • Atver
    As this page of the eMedTV site explains, Advair is often prescribed to treat airway spasms associated with certain conditions. This page provides a brief overview of the drug and a link to more information. Atver is a common misspelling of Advair.
  • Azmacord
    Azmacort is a prescription drug often used to prevent, but not treat, asthma attacks. This segment of the eMedTV library provides a brief overview of the drug and also includes a link to more information. Azmacord is a common misspelling of Azmacort.
  • Azmacort
    Azmacort is commonly prescribed to prevent (rather than treat) asthma attacks. This page on the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at how the medication works, highlights potential side effects, and offers tips on when and how to use the inhaler.
  • Azmacort and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV page explains that although no research has been done on Azmacort and breastfeeding, it is generally thought that Azmacort is safe to use while breastfeeding. This page also covers what to do if you are breastfeeding while taking Azmacort.
  • Azmacort and Pregnancy
    Azmacort is classified as a pregnancy Category C medication. This eMedTV resource explains that if you're taking Azmacort and pregnancy occurs (or if you're thinking of becoming pregnant), you should let your healthcare provider know.
  • Azmacort Dosage
    This eMedTV Web page explains that the recommended Azmacort dosage for adults and adolescents (age 12 and over) is two inhalations three to four times daily, or four inhalations twice daily. This page also covers Azmacort dosing in children.
  • Azmacort Drug Interactions
    Azmacort can potentially interact with prednisone, which can increase the risk of side effects. This part of the eMedTV archives explains that there may be other potential Azmacort drug interactions when Azmacort is taken in high doses.
  • Azmacort Inhaler
    As of December 2009, Azmacort inhalers are no longer being produced. This segment of the eMedTV library explains why and includes a link for those who want more details on this asthma medication.
  • Azmacort Overdose
    Although it is rare, it is possible to take too much Azmacort. This section of the eMedTV Web site discusses some of the factors that will affect an Azmacort overdose and explains how an Azmacort overdose may be treated.
  • Azmacort Side Effects
    Common Azmacort side effects can include headaches, a sore throat, and sinus infections. This eMedTV segment lists both common and rare side effects of Azmacort and also describes which side effects to report immediately to your healthcare provider.
  • Azmacort Uses
    Azmacort uses include preventing asthma attacks in adults and children who are at least six years old. This eMedTV resource explains how Azmacort is a "controller" medication and also discusses its off-label use to treat COPD.
  • Azmacort Warnings and Precautions
    Azmacort can make your asthma symptoms worse or can suppress the immune system. This eMedTV segment offers more Azmacort warnings and precautions (such as potential drug interactions and the safety of taking Azmacort while nursing or pregnant).
  • Azmanex
    Asmanex is commonly prescribed to help prevent asthma attacks. This page from the eMedTV library explains who can take the drug, how often it is taken, and possible side effects. Azmanex is a common misspelling of Asmanex.
  • Benefits of Pycnogenol
    Pycnogenol is claimed to treat several conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure. This eMedTV segment discusses these and other Pycnogenol benefits in more detail and also describes the effects the supplement has on the body.
  • Brethine
    Brethine is a prescription medicine that is used for treating asthma and emphysema. This eMedTV article explains how Brethine works to improve symptoms, describes the effects of the medication, and offers general warnings and precautions for the drug.
  • Brethine Dosage
    Adults and children over the age of 16 usually start with a Brethine dosage of 5 mg three times daily. This eMedTV page also provides Brethine dosing recommendations for children ages 12 to 15 -- and offers some general tips on taking the medication.
  • Brethine Drug Information
    This page of the eMedTV site presents some basic information on Brethine, a drug used to treat both asthma and emphysema. This page explains how often this medicine is taken, how it works to treat these conditions, and what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Brethine Drug Interactions
    Among the drugs that can potentially interact with Brethine are MAOIs and certain diuretics. This eMedTV resource describes how Brethine drug interactions can decrease the effectiveness of some drugs or increase your risk of serious side effects.
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