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What Is Elavil Used For? - Your Immune System

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  • What Is Elavil Used For?
    What is Elavil used for? This eMedTV resource discusses how Elavil is used to treat depression. This page also highlights several off-label uses of Elavil, such as preventing migraine headaches, treating ADHD, and relieving chronic pain.
  • What Is Fluvoxamine CR Used For?
    Fluvoxamine CR uses are focused on treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at what this drug is used for and explains how it is sometimes used off-label for other conditions.
  • What Is Guanfacine ER Used For?
    As this portion of the eMedTV archives explains, guanfacine ER is licensed to treat ADHD in children and adolescents. This resource discusses the uses of this drug in more detail, including some of the off-label uses of guanfacine ER.
  • What Is Haloperidol Used For?
    What is haloperidol used for? As this eMedTV article explains, haloperidol is licensed to treat several conditions, such as psychotic disorders and behavior problems. This page also discusses off-label uses of the medication and its use in children.
  • What Is Iloperidone Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, iloperidone can help treat schizophrenia in adults. This page further discusses the uses of iloperidone, including how this atypical antipsychotic medication works and whether it's safe for children.
  • What Is Levomilnacipran Used For?
    As this page from the eMedTV Web library explains, levomilnacipran is used to treat major depressive disorder in adults. On occasion, however, it can also be prescribed "off-label" to treat anxiety, neuropathic pain, or fibromyalgia.
  • What Is Lisdexamfetamine Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, lisdexamfetamine is used for treating ADHD in children, teens, and adults. This article also discusses "off-label" uses of the medication for treating adult ADHD and explains how the stimulant works to cause a calming effect.
  • What Is Lorazepam Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, lorazepam is used for treating anxiety. This article offers a discussion on lorazepam uses, including "off-label" uses (such as the treatment of agitation, insomnia, or restless legs syndrome).
  • What Is Loxapine Used For?
    Loxapine has been approved to treat schizophrenia in adults. This eMedTV resource discusses loxapine uses in detail, including off-label uses of the drug (such as treating agitation, dementia, or psychotic depression) and giving the drug to children.
  • What Is Lurasidone Used For?
    If you have schizophrenia, your healthcare provider may recommend lurasidone, an antipsychotic medication. This eMedTV segment describes what else lurasidone is used for and provides details on how it works and whether it can be used in children.
  • What Is Lurasidone?
    Lurasidone is a type of atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotic. This eMedTV article briefly describes what lurasidone is used for and how it is believed to work. A link to more detailed information on this drug is also included.
  • What Is Maprotiline Used For?
    What is maprotiline used for? As this eMedTV resource explains, maprotiline is used for treating depression and anxiety associated with depression. This article also discusses maprotiline uses in children and lists possible off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Is Methadone Used For?
    Methadone is licensed to treat moderate-to-severe pain and for use in addiction treatment. This eMedTV page discusses these uses of methadone in more detail (including possible off-label uses) and explains why this narcotic drug is so closely regulated.
  • What Is Methadone?
    Methadone is a prescription drug licensed for treating pain or addiction to heroin or other opioid drugs. This eMedTV Web article offers a brief overview of this medication, including what methadone is used for, how it works, and possible side effects.
  • What Is Methamphetamine Used For?
    What is methamphetamine used for? As explained in this eMedTV segment, methamphetamine is used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This article also discusses using the medication for the short-term treatment of obesity.
  • What Is Methylphenidate ER Oral Suspension Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, methylphenidate ER oral suspension is used to treat ADHD in children and adults. This article explains how it does this and also lists some off-label uses, such as treating depression and narcolepsy.
  • What Is Mirtazapine Used For?
    What is mirtazapine used for? The medication is used in the treatment of depression in adults. As this eMedTV segment explains, it can also be used to treat certain kinds of tremors. Mirtazapine has not been approved for use in children.
  • What Is Molindone Used For?
    Molindone is used primarily for the treatment of schizophrenia. This section of the eMedTV archives discusses molindone uses in children, as well as off-label uses, and explains how the medication works to control symptoms of schizophrenia.
  • What Is Nicotine Patch Used For?
    If you want to stop smoking, you may consider trying the nicotine patch. This section of the eMedTV Web site explains how the medication works and discusses the drug's uses in more detail, including some of the unapproved uses for the nicotine patch.
  • What Is Olanzapine Used For?
    What is olanzapine used for? As this eMedTV article explains, olanzapine is licensed to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This page also discusses off-label olanzapine uses, including the treatment of other behavior problems.
  • What Is Orally Disintegrating Alprazolam Used For?
    Orally disintegrating alprazolam is approved for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder. This eMedTV page describes the uses of orally disintegrating alprazolam in more detail, including whether it is safe for children and possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Oxazepam Used For?
    The prescription drug oxazepam is used for the treatment of anxiety and alcohol withdrawal. This page on the eMedTV site also covers the use of oxazepam in children, as well as potential off-label oxazepam uses (which can include insomnia treatment).
  • What Is Paliperidone Palmitate Used For?
    A doctor may prescribe paliperidone palmitate for acute treatment or maintenance treatment of schizophrenia. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at the approved and unapproved uses for paliperidone palmitate, as well as details on how the drug works.
  • What Is Paliperidone Used For?
    As this article on the eMedTV site explains, paliperidone is used for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents as young as 12 years old. At this time, there are no universally accepted "off-label" uses for the medication.
  • What Is Paroxetine Mesylate Used For?
    A healthcare provider may prescribe paroxetine mesylate for many conditions, including panic disorder. This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at what paroxetine mesylate is used for, including unapproved uses and whether children can take it.
  • What Is Perphenazine Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, perphenazine is used for treating schizophrenia and severe nausea and vomiting in adults. This page also discusses off-label perphenazine uses, including the treatment of agitation and dementia.
  • What Is Phenelzine Used For?
    What is phenelzine used for? As this eMedTV resource explains, the medication is used for treating depression in adults. However, healthcare providers may also recommend it for "off-label" uses, such as for the treatment of selective mutism.
  • What Is Quetiapine XR Used For?
    Quetiapine XR is approved for use in treating adult schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. This eMedTV page also discusses other quetiapine XR uses, including off-label uses (such as treating behavior problems in elderly people with dementia).
  • What Is Sublingual Buprenorphine Used For?
    Sublingual buprenorphine is approved to treat opioid dependence in adults. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to wean someone off opioid narcotic drugs and discusses some possible off-label, or unapproved, uses for sublingual buprenorphine.
  • What Is the Methylphenidate Patch Used For?
    What is the methylphenidate patch used for? As this eMedTV page explains, the patch is used for treating ADHD in children and adolescents. This article also discusses "off-label" uses of the patch, such as using it to help with weight loss.
  • What Is the Nicotine Inhaler Used For?
    The nicotine inhaler is approved to help people stop smoking. As this eMedTV page explains, it helps reduce nicotine cravings by releasing a controlled amount of nicotine into the body. This article covers the uses of the nicotine inhaler in more detail.
  • What Is the Selegiline Transdermal Patch Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, the selegiline transdermal patch is used for treating depression in adults. This page also describes how the medication works and discusses a potential off-label use of the drug.
  • What Is Thiothixene Used For?
    What is thiothixene used for? As this eMedTV article explains, thiothixene uses are concerned primarily with the treatment of schizophrenia symptoms. This page also covers "off-label" uses of the drug (such as the treatment of dementia or agitation).
  • What Is Tranylcypromine Used For?
    As this part of the eMedTV library explains, tranylcypromine is used for the treatment of depression. There are also a few "off-label" tranylcypromine uses, such as the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder, or social anxiety disorder.
  • What Is Trazodone ER Used For?
    As this page from the eMedTV Web site explains, trazodone ER is used for treating depression. This page examines this and other purposes for the prescription drug, including off-label indications and whether it is safe for use in children.
  • What Is Varenicline Used For?
    Varenicline uses are primarily focused on smoking cessation. This section of the eMedTV Web site explains how the medication works and discusses varenicline uses in more detail, including information on whether it can be used in children.
  • What Is Vilazodone Used For?
    The primary use of vilazodone is the treatment of major depression. This eMedTV segment talks in detail about the uses of this antidepressant, explaining who can take it and how it works to balance levels of serotonin in the brain.
  • When Is Narcan Given?
    As discussed in this eMedTV article, Narcan is given when high doses of opioid medications have been used. This resource explains how this medicine works to reverse the effects of opioids and also describes some off-label uses.
  • Xanax XR
    Xanax XR is a prescription medicine that is approved for treating panic disorder. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this anxiety medication, explaining how Xanax XR works, its potential side effects, and tips on when and how to take the drug.
  • Xanax XR and Weight Gain
    There are several side effects of Xanax XR, and weight gain is one of them. As this eMedTV article explains, approximately 5 percent of people taking the drug experience weight gain. This page also offers some tips on combating the problem.
  • Xanax XR Dosage
    The recommended starting Xanax XR dosage is up to 1 mg, taken once daily in the morning. This portion of the eMedTV archives offers more information on factors that may determine your Xanax XR dose and provides tips for those taking the medicine.
  • Xanax XR Drug Interactions
    Sleep medications, antidepressants, and alcohol are among the drugs that can interact with Xanax XR. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at several drugs that can lead to Xanax XR drug interactions and describes the problems that can occur.
  • Xanax XR for Anxiety Disorder
    As this eMedTV page explains, Xanax XR is sometimes used off-label to treat anxiety disorders other than panic disorder. This article takes a quick look at this medication and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Xanax XR Sexual Side Effects
    Sexual side effects of Xanax XR can include ejaculation problems, a decreased sex drive, and impotence. This eMedTV resource discusses these Xanax XR sexual side effects in more detail and explains what your doctor may recommend if they occur.
  • Xanax XR Side Effects
    Common side effects of Xanax XR include drowsiness, memory problems, and nausea. This portion of the eMedTV Web site highlights these and other Xanax XR side effects, including the side effects that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Xanax XR Uses
    Xanax XR is used for treating panic disorder in adults. This portion of the eMedTV library discusses how Xanax XR works and its effects on the body, and also describes some off-label Xanax XR uses, such as treating other types of anxiety.
  • Xanax XR Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV page covers several Xanax XR warnings and precautions, such as the safety of taking the drug when pregnant and who should not take the drug. This page also lists the conditions you should tell your doctor about before starting treatment.
  • Your Immune System
    We need our immune system to be healthy in order to fight bacteria, viruses, and diseases. Unfortunately, alcohol weakens our immune system. Chronic alcohol use depresses the immune system making it difficult to fight off illness, in fact, you are more likely to contract pneumonia and tuberculosis than people who do not drink too much.
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