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Inositol Safety - Manic Depression

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  • Inositol Safety
    If you have liver or kidney disease, check with your doctor before taking inositol supplements. This eMedTV article discusses inositol safety in more detail and offers tips on how to find a reliable manufacturer for your specific inositol product.
  • Inositol Side Effects Information
    Potential side effects of inositol include dizziness, fatigue, and headache. As this eMedTV resource explains, while most side effects are fairly minor, some are potentially serious and may require immediate medical attention.
  • Inositol Supplement Information
    This article from the eMedTV site offers information on inositol, a substance that can be found in certain foods and supplements (it is also found naturally within the body). This Web page gives a brief overview and provides a link to more details.
  • Is L-Methylfolate Safe?
    People with colon cancer may not be able to take L-methylfolate, as it may accelerate the growth of tumors. This eMedTV segment lists other L-methylfolate safety concerns to be aware of, such as possible drug interactions and allergic reactions.
  • Is Theanine Safe?
    Theanine supplements are used for various conditions, but a common question is, "Is theanine safe?" This eMedTV Web page explores the safety of theanine. Warnings and precautions on who may not be able to safely take the supplement are also included.
  • Jansing
    Ginseng supplements are often used to enhance memory and mental function. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of ginseng and explains what you should be aware of before using this product. Jansing is a common misspelling of ginseng.
  • Jinsang
    Ginseng is believed to provide numerous health benefits, including improved mental functioning. This eMedTV resource explores how ginseng may work and lists some potential side effects of the supplement. Jinsang is a common misspelling of ginseng.
  • Kava
    Kava is an herbal supplement that is often used for treating anxiety, stress, and other conditions. This eMedTV page further explains what kava is used for, explores the effectiveness of the supplement, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Kava and Breastfeeding
    Until more information is available, you should not take kava while breastfeeding. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at kava and breastfeeding, and explains why "natural" products may not be as safe as many people think.
  • Kava and Pregnancy
    It is currently not known whether kava is safe for use during pregnancy. This segment from the eMedTV Web site includes more information about kava and pregnancy, and explains why the supplement may not be safe for pregnant women.
  • Kava Dosage
    At this time, researchers have not established a safe and effective kava dosage. This eMedTV article includes kava dosing information that was obtained from clinical studies and offers tips for choosing a reputable manufacturer for kava supplements.
  • Kava Drug Interactions
    Many medications, too many to list, may cause significant kava drug interactions. As this section of the eMedTV library explains, kava is likely to increase the blood levels of other medicines, which can increase your risk of side effects.
  • Kava Extract Information
    Are you looking for information on kava extract? This eMedTV article is a great place to start. It describes what this supplement is used for and lists some of the potential side effects, with a link to learn more.
  • Kava Overdose
    Red eyes, dizziness, and shakiness are potential symptoms of a kava overdose. This page from the eMedTV archives offers a more complete list of symptoms that may occur as a result of an overdose and explains what treatment options are available.
  • Kava Safety
    People with depression or liver disease may be at a higher risk for problems when taking kava. This eMedTV resource offers other kava safety warnings and precautions, and lists potential side effects or problems that may occur with this supplement.
  • More About Kava Side Effects
    Potential side effects of kava include dry mouth, red eyes, and dizziness. As this eMedTV page explains, while some side effects are merely bothersome, others are quite serious and require immediate medical attention, such as signs of liver damage.
  • L-Methylfolate
    L-methylfolate is the active form of folate and works in the body to make DNA and certain brain chemicals. This eMedTV page further describes this product, with details on its benefits in the body, whether it's effective, potential side effects, and more.
  • L-Methylfolate and Breastfeeding
    It is recommended that women take 500 mcg of folic acid or L-methylfolate daily while breastfeeding. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at using this vitamin during pregnancy, including details on why high doses of this substance may not be safe.
  • L-Methylfolate and Pregnancy
    It is safe and essential for women to take L-methylfolate during pregnancy. This eMedTV resource explains why it is important for pregnant women to take this active form of folic acid, including details on the birth defects this vitamin can help prevent.
  • L-Methylfolate Benefits
    People who have depression, a folate deficiency, or hyperhomocysteinemia may benefit from L-methylfolate. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at possible uses of this active form of folate and folic acid, including its specific effects in the body.
  • L-Methylfolate Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, the recommended dosing guidelines for L-methylfolate can vary, depending on the particular use, the product used, and various other factors. This page offers some tips on how to find an appropriate dosage for this product.
  • L-Methylfolate Drug Interactions
    Some anti-seizure medicines and bile acid sequestrants can react negatively with L-methylfolate. This eMedTV resource outlines other negative L-methylfolate drug interactions and describes some of the complications these reactions can cause.
  • L-Methylfolate Information
    L-methylfolate is the active form of folate and folic acid, and has several important functions in the body. This eMedTV page offers important information on L-methylfolate, including benefits of this supplement, possible side effects, and safety issues.
  • L-Methylfolate Overdose
    Confusion, problems sleeping, and a loss of appetite could occur with an L-methylfolate overdose. This eMedTV page lists other symptoms a person might experience after taking too much of this vitamin, as well as treatment options that are available.
  • L-Methylfolate Side Effects
    Nausea, bloating, and decreased appetite are among the possible side effects of L-methylfolate. As this eMedTV page explains, there are also more serious problems that may occur, such as difficulty breathing, confusion, and allergic reactions.
  • L-Triptophan
    L-tryptophan is an amino acid that supposedly helps with several conditions, such as depression and ADHD. This eMedTV page lists other benefits and offers some general precautions of L-tryptophan. L-triptophan is a common misspelling of L-tryptophan.
  • L-Tryptophan
    L-tryptophan is an amino acid that is used in supplement form for conditions such as depression and PMS. This eMedTV page further explains what L-tryptophan is used for, explores its effectiveness, and describes safety concerns with the supplement.
  • L-Tryptophan Benefits
    L-tryptophan is claimed to be beneficial for treating several conditions, such as depression, PMS, and ADHD. This eMedTV segment describes other possible L-tryptophan benefits and explains how this amino acid might work for various conditions.
  • L-Tryptophan Dosage
    A safe and effective L-tryptophan dosage has not yet been established for any use. This article from the eMedTV site offers general L-tryptophan dosing information and includes tips for finding a reputable manufacturer for L-tryptophan supplements.
  • L-Tryptophan Drug Interactions
    Antidepressants, MAOIs, and triptans are among the medicines that may negatively interact with L-tryptophan. This eMedTV page discusses these and other possible drug interactions, and describes the complications that these interactions can cause.
  • L-Tryptophan Side Effects
    Contact your doctor immediately if you develop serious L-tryptophan side effects. This eMedTV Web page outlines serious (as well as merely bothersome) reactions to this supplement and describes the dangerous conditions this amino acid can cause.
  • L-Tryptophan Supplements
    As this eMedTV article explains, L-tryptophan is taken for depression, anxiety, and other conditions -- but does it work? This Web page takes a closer look at L-tryptophan, describing some of the concerns surrounding this supplement.
  • Levomilnacipran
    Levomilnacipran is a drug used to treat clinical depression, also called major depressive disorder. This eMedTV segment explains how levomilnacipran works to reduce depression symptoms, describes the effects of the drug, and lists possible side effects.
  • Levomilnacipran Dosage
    For many people starting levomilnacipran, dosing generally begins at 20 mg once daily. This section of the eMedTV archives discusses treatment guidelines in more detail and provides precautions and tips for those taking the antidepressant.
  • Levomilnacipran Drug Information
    As an SNRI medicine, levomilnacipran may be prescribed to treat the symptoms of depression. This eMedTV article discusses this more, including how this drug works on certain brain chemicals. It also offers information on possible side effects.
  • Levomilnacipran Mechanism of Action
    As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, levomilnacipran's mechanism of action to treat depression is to increase certain levels of chemicals in the brain. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Levomilnacipran Side Effects
    Nausea, a fast heart rate, and constipation are some of the common side effects of levomilnacipran. This eMedTV article describes other common and serious problems that may occur in some people. It also discusses when to seek urgent medical care.
  • Librium
    Librium is commonly prescribed to treat anxiety or alcohol withdrawal. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at Librium, including information on its uses, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Librium Addiction
    Librium addiction is more likely if the medicine has been taken for a long period of time or in high doses. This eMedTV resource explains some of the symptoms of Librium withdrawal and describes ways of dealing with a Librium addiction.
  • Librium and Alcohol
    This eMedTV article explains that it is typically recommended that you not drink alcohol while taking Librium. This page also outlines some of the dangers and risks of combining these two substances, such as memory problems and drowsiness.
  • Librium and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if Librium passes through women's breast milk. However, as this eMedTV page explains, if you are taking Librium and breastfeeding at the same time, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child (such as extreme drowsiness).
  • Librium and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, it is generally considered unsafe to take Librium during pregnancy, because the drug may increase the risk of birth defects. This article offers an in-depth look at Librium and pregnancy.
  • Librium Dosage
    This eMedTV resource explains that the recommended starting Librium dosage for treating alcohol withdrawal is 50 mg to 100 mg per day. This page also discusses Librium dosing for anxiety in children and adults, and offers tips on taking the medicine.
  • Librium Drug Information
    This eMedTV segment presents information on Librium, a drug used to treat alcohol withdrawal and other conditions. Topics covered in this article include dosing guidelines, side effects, and safety, with a link to learn more.
  • Librium Drug Interactions
    Sleep medications and seizure medicines are among the drugs that can potentially interact with Librium. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at these and other Librium drug interactions, including information on the side effects that can result.
  • Librium Overdose
    Symptoms of a Librium overdose can include slow reflexes, confusion, and a coma. This portion of the eMedTV library describes the symptoms that may occur if you take too much Librium and explains some of the treatment options that are available.
  • Librium Side Effects
    As this eMedTV page explains, side effects of Librium can include drowsiness, confusion, and coordination problems. This article highlights these and other side effects, including details on which side effects you should immediately report to your doctor.
  • Librium Uses
    Librium is used for treating alcohol withdrawal and anxiety. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at Librium uses, including its use in children and off-label uses of the drug (such as treating insomnia).
  • Librium Warnings and Precautions
    Librium can cause depression or can lead to a psychological or physical dependence on the drug. This eMedTV Web page highlights other Librium warnings and precautions to be aware of, including a list of people who should not take Librium.
  • Librium Withdrawal
    A Librium withdrawal can lead to symptoms such as hallucinations, depression, and memory loss. This eMedTV page discusses the danger of suddenly stopping Librium and explains the importance of talking with your doctor before you stop taking Librium.
  • Lisdexamfetamine
    Lisdexamfetamine, which is only available by prescription, is used to treat ADHD. This eMedTV page takes a detailed look at this drug, providing information on how it works, potential side effects, and general dosing information.
  • Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate
    This eMedTV article gives an overview of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It explains when and how the medication is taken, and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Lisdexamfetamine Dosing
    For people who are starting ADHD treatment with lisdexamfetamine, dosing usually starts at 30 mg. This eMedTV article offers other lisdexamfetamine dosing guidelines and tips, including directions on when and how to take the medication.
  • Lisdexamfetamine Side Effects
    Decreased appetite, insomnia, and headaches are among the common side effects of lisdexamfetamine. This eMedTV page identifies other possible lisdexamfetamine side effects, including some serious side effects that you should report to your doctor.
  • Look On the Bright Side
    It is not too late to make a difference in your health. Abstaining from alcohol or reducing your consumption can positively impact your health, including those who are currently suffering from alcohol-related conditions. Your brain, heart, liver, and immune system can all benefit from your decision to reduce or eliminate alcohol from your lifestyle. Make sure you talk to your physician about your alcohol consumption and how to improve your health.
  • Lorazapam
    Lorazepam is a prescription drug that is used as an anxiety treatment. This selection from the eMedTV archives takes a quick look at how the drug works and also provides a link to more information. Lorazapam is a common misspelling of lorazepam.
  • Lorazapam Drug Interactions
    Alcohol and narcotics are among the drugs that can potentially interact with lorazepam. This eMedTV page focuses on drug interactions with lorazepam. Lorazapam drug interactions is a common misspelling and variation of drug interactions with lorazepam.
  • Lorazapam Side Effects
    A few common side effects of lorazepam include weakness, dizziness, and unsteadiness. This eMedTV page lists other possible side effects and provides a link to more information. Lorazapam side effects is a common misspelling of lorazepam side effects.
  • Lorazepam
    Lorazepam is a drug that is licensed to treat anxiety. This selection from the eMedTV library offers an in-depth look at lorazepam, including information on its uses, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
    Healthcare providers often prescribe lorazepam (Ativan) for the treatment of anxiety. This eMedTV Web page tells you what you need to know about this benzodiazepine, including what to expect and the forms in which it is available.
  • Lorazepam Dosing
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the recommended starting lorazepam dose for anxiety is lorazepam 1 mg two to three times daily. This article lists factors that can affect lorazepam dosing, as well as tips on how to take the drug.
  • Lorazepam Side Effects
    Sedation, dizziness, and weakness are a few common lorazepam side effects. This page on the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at the common and uncommon side effects of lorazepam, including side effects that require immediate medical attention.
  • Lorazepan
    This eMedTV article discusses lorazepam, a drug that is used to treat anxiety. This article offers a brief overview of the drug and provides a link to more detailed information. Lorazepan is a common misspelling of lorazepam.
  • Lorazepan Side Affects
    Dizziness, weakness, and unsteadiness are some of the common side effects of lorazepam. This eMedTV Web page lists several side effects that can occur while taking this drug. Lorazepan side affects is a common misspelling of lorazepam side effects.
  • Lorazipam
    Lorazepam, a drug used to treat anxiety, is thought to work by affecting a certain chemical in the brain. This eMedTV resource takes a brief look at this medication and its possible side effects. Lorazipam is a common misspelling of lorazepam.
  • Lorezapam
    Lorazepam is a drug that is used for the treatment of anxiety. This selection from the eMedTV library discusses how the drug works, lists possible side effects, and provides a link to more information. Lorezapam is a common misspelling of lorazepam.
  • Lorezapam Side Effects
    Side effects of lorazepam can include constipation, weakness, and unsteadiness. This eMedTV page includes a list of side effects that may occur during treatment with this drug. Lorezapam side effects is a common misspelling of lorazepam side effects.
  • Lorezepam
    Lorazepam is a prescription drug that is used to treat anxiety. This eMedTV article describes how lorazepam works, lists some common side effects of the drug, and provides a link to more information. Lorezepam is a common misspelling of lorazepam.
  • Lorzepam
    This eMedTV segment offers a brief overview of lorazepam, a drug that is used to treat anxiety. This article provides a list of possible side effects, as well as an explanation of how the drug works. Lorzepam is a common misspelling of lorazepam.
  • Loxapine
    Loxapine, a prescription antipsychotic medication, is used to treat schizophrenia. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an overview of the drug, including in-depth information on its uses, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Loxapine Dosing
    The recommended starting dose of loxapine is 10 mg twice daily (or up to 25 mg in severe cases). This eMedTV Web page discusses the factors that will affect your loxapine dosing and offers tips on when and how to take the medication.
  • Lurasidone
    Lurasidone is an antipsychotic drug used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar depression. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this medication, with details on how to take it, what to discuss with your doctor, and more.
  • Lurasidone Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, the standard starting dosage of lurasidone for schizophrenia is 40 mg a day. This Web page offers helpful tips on when and how to take this medication, including dosing guidelines for treatment of bipolar depression.
  • Lurasidone Drug Information
    This eMedTV segment offers some basic information on lurasidone, an antipsychotic drug used for the treatment of schizophrenia. This article explains what to discuss with your healthcare provider and lists some specific symptoms of schizophrenia.
  • Manic Depresion
    Manic depression is a legitimate, long-term illness that requires management throughout a person's life. This eMedTV article briefly describes the condition and links to more information. Manic depresion is a common misspelling of manic depression.
  • Manic Depression
    People suffering from manic depression experience radical shifts in mood, energy, and ability to function. This eMedTV resource discusses the cycles associated with the condition, including symptoms of manic episodes and depression episodes.
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