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  • Dipentum
    Dipentum can be used to prevent symptoms of ulcerative colitis in people for whom it is in remission. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed overview of the drug, including how it works, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
  • Dipentum and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV resource provides a look at the possible risks when a woman taking Dipentum is breastfeeding her child. It also explains how you and your doctor can make a shared decision about Dipentum and breastfeeding for your particular situation.
  • Dipentum and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV page discusses the results of previous animal studies involving Dipentum and pregnancy, and also explains that you should talk with you doctor if you become pregnant while taking the drug.
  • Dipentum Dosage
    For adults with ulcerative colitis, the Dipentum dosage is two 250 mg capsules, taken twice daily. This eMedTV article lists factors that can affect Dipentum dosing (such as other drugs you're taking), as well as some tips on taking the drug.
  • Dipentum Drug Information
    If you are looking for information on Dipentum, this eMedTV article is a good place to start. This Web page features an overview of this ulcerative colitis drug, including how it works and why it's important to discuss certain issues with your doctor.
  • Dipentum Drug Interactions
    Dipentum drug interactions can potentially occur if Dipentum is combined with certain other drugs. This eMedTV article lists the medicines that are known to interact with Dipentum and explains how your healthcare provider will minimize the risk.
  • Dipentum Overdose
    Some possible symptoms of a Dipentum overdose include ringing in the ears, confusion, and sweating. This eMedTV page lists other symptoms that may occur and also covers possible treatment options for an overdose on Dipentum (such as supportive care).
  • Dipentum Side Effects
    Dipentum side effects can include headaches, nausea, and abdominal pain (or stomach pain). This eMedTV segment lists other common side effects of Dipentum, as well as some more serious side effects of the drug (like signs of an allergic reaction).
  • Dipentum Uses
    Dipentum uses typically involve the treatment of ulcerative colitis that has gone into remission. This eMedTV article explores these and other uses for the drug in more detail, including possible off-label uses.
  • Dipentum Warnings and Precautions
    Because the medication is not safe for everyone, this eMedTV segment offers Dipentum warnings and precautions to be aware of before taking it. A list of people who should not take the drug is provided, as are things to discuss with your doctor.
  • Drug Interactions With Azathioprine
    This eMedTV Web page explains the drug interactions with azathioprine that can occur when the medication is taken with other drugs, such as allopurinol, warfarin, or ACE inhibitors. This page also describes the problems these interactions can cause.
  • Drug Interactions With Infliximab
    This portion of the eMedTV Web site explores potential drug interactions with infliximab and other medications, such as live vaccines, anakinra, and etanercept. This article also describes the problems that can occur with these interactions.
  • Drug Interactions With Natalizumab
    Before using natalizumab, possible drug interactions should be discussed with your healthcare provider. This eMedTV page offers a detailed list of drugs, vaccines, and other products that can cause dangerous reactions when combined with natalizumab.
  • Drug Interactions With Sulfasalazine
    Folic acid, digoxin, and warfarin are medicines that may cause drug interactions with sulfasalazine. This eMedTV article discusses these interactions in more detail and describes the side effects that may occur as a result of mixing the drugs.
  • Drug Interactions With Sulfasalazine Delayed-Release
    Digoxin, folic acid, and warfarin can cause drug interactions with sulfasalazine delayed-release. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at these interactions and explains how they can cause potentially negative side effects.
  • Entocort
    Entocort EC is a type of prescription steroid that is used to treat Crohn's disease. This selection from the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of this drug, explains how and when to take it, and offers dosing information for the medicine.
  • Entocort and Breastfeeding
    The manufacturer of Entocort EC (budesonide EC) advises breastfeeding women to avoid the medication. This eMedTV segment provides more information on the risks of Entocort EC and breastfeeding. This page also discusses the research done on the topic.
  • Entocort and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe to take Entocort EC (budesonide EC) during pregnancy. This eMedTV page explores Entocort EC and pregnancy, explaining when a doctor may decide that it is safe to take the drug. This page also discusses animal studies on Entocort EC.
  • Entocort Dosage
    For the treatment of active Crohn's disease, the typical Entocort EC dosage is 9 mg once daily. This eMedTV resource offers more information on Entocort EC dosing guidelines, including precautions and tips for when and how to take the drug.
  • Entocort Drug Interactions
    Medicines that may lead to Entocort EC drug interactions include certain antibiotics and antifungals. This eMedTV Web page outlines other drugs that may interact with Entocort EC and describes the problems these interactions may cause.
  • Entocort for Crohn's Disease
    Entocort EC has proven to be helpful when used for Crohn's disease, but as this eMedTV resource explains, it is only prescribed in certain situations. This article takes a closer look at this topic, with a link to more detailed information.
  • Entocort Overdose
    The effects of an Entocort EC (budesonide EC) overdose will vary, depending on several factors. This eMedTV segment describes these factors in more detail and discusses possible treatment options that are available for an Entocort EC overdose.
  • Entocort Side Effects
    As this eMedTV page explains, headaches and respiratory infections are the most common Entocort EC side effects that were reported in clinical studies. This page also discusses other side effects of Entocort EC, including those that need medical care.
  • Entocort Uses
    Entocort EC is a prescription drug that is used for treating the symptoms of Crohn's disease. This eMedTV article describes Entocort EC uses in more detail, including whether it is used in children and possible off-label uses.
  • Entocort Warnings and Precautions
    Entocort EC can suppress the immune system, which may increase your risk of infections. This eMedTV Web page offers other Entocort EC warnings and precautions, including information on what to tell your healthcare provider before taking the medicine.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Ulcerative Colitis
    As this eMedTV page explains, diagnosing ulcerative colitis may involve a "flexible sigmoidoscopy." Ulcerative colitis diagnosis using a sigmoidoscopy can only be done, however, when the rectum and lower colon have been emptied of stool beforehand.
  • Generic Apriso
    There are currently no generic Apriso products available in the United States. As this eMedTV article explains, until the patent for Apriso expires in April 2018, other drug companies are not allowed to manufacture any generic versions of the drug.
  • Generic Asacol
    There is currently no generic Asacol available on the market. This eMedTV Web page discusses the potential dangers of buying so-called "generic Asacol" products that can be found on the Internet and explains when the patent for Asacol expires.
  • Generic Asacol HD
    At this time, Asacol HD is not available in generic form. As this eMedTV Web resource explains, the earliest predictable date that a generic version could become available is November 2015. This article takes a closer look.
  • Generic Azulfidine
    There is currently a generic version of Azulfidine available called Sulfasalazine 500 mg tablets. This eMedTV resource offers more information on generic Azulfidine, including a list of drug companies that currently manufacture the product.
  • Generic Canasa
    Canasa is not yet available in generic form. This article from the eMedTV archives explains why, even though the patent for Canasa has already expired, no generic manufacturers have chosen to make a generic Canasa.
  • Generic Cimzia
    Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) is currently not available in generic form. This article on the eMedTV site explains why generic "biologic" drugs such as Cimzia are not allowed to be manufactured and explores whether generic Cimzia will ever be available.
  • Generic Colazal
    There are currently three companies that manufacture generic Colazal (balsalazide). This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at these generic drugs, explaining how they compare to brand-name Colazal.
  • Generic Delzicol
    You cannot buy generic Delzicol (mesalamine) at this time. This selection from the eMedTV Web library discusses why this is the case and explains whether a generic version of the drug might be made at some point in the future.
  • Generic Entocort
    As this eMedTV page explains, Entocort EC (budesonide EC) can now be bought as a generic. This article tells you what you need to know about generic Entocort EC, including who makes it, how it compares to the brand-name drug, and more.
  • Generic Humira
    This portion of the eMedTV archives explains why there may never be a generic Humira available. This resource also warns that places claiming to sell a generic Humira may be selling a product that is fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous.
  • Generic Infliximab
    A generic version of infliximab may never be available because the medication is considered a "biologic." This eMedTV page explains why generic biologics are not manufactured and also warns people about companies claiming to sell generic infliximab.
  • Generic Lialda
    Lialda is currently under a patent that prevents companies from producing a generic form of the drug. This eMedTV page explains when generic Lialda is expected to become available and discusses the difference between generic Lialda and mesalamine.
  • Generic Rowasa
    Rowasa is currently available in generic form. As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, generic Rowasa is sold under the name Mesalamine rectal suspension and is manufactured by several drug companies.
  • Generic Uceris
    There are no generic Uceris (budesonide ER) tablets available at this time, as explained in this eMedTV resource. This article discusses why this is the case and explores when a generic version of the drug might become available.
  • How Does Asacol Work?
    As this eMedTV page explains, Asacol decreases the production of certain chemicals in the colon that cause inflammation and ulcerative colitis. This page further discusses how this prescription drug works and provides a link to more Asacol information.
  • How Does Azulfidine Work?
    This selection from the eMedTV archives briefly explains how Azulfidine works to treat ulcerative colitis. It also describes how often this drug is generally taken and offers a link to more detailed information on this prescription medication.
  • How Does Canasa Work?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Canasa slows down the production of inflammatory cells in the colon. This article briefly describes how Canasa works and provides a link to more detailed information on this prescription drug.
  • How Does Colazal Work?
    If you are taking Colazal, you may be curious about how it works to treat ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV selection provides a brief description of Colazal's effects in the body and provides a link to more detailed information on the drug.
  • How Does Humira Work?
    As this eMedTV page explains, Humira works to treat certain inflammatory conditions by blocking a specific chemical that causes inflammation and pain in the body. This page further discusses how the drug works, including Humira's effects in the body.
  • How Does Infliximab Work?
    This eMedTV article answers the question "how does infliximab work" by explaining how this prescription medicine affects the immune system. A link to more detailed information on this drug is also provided.
  • How Does Lialda Work?
    This page from the eMedTV Web site explains how Lialda works to treat ulcerative colitis. It also provides some general dosing guidelines for this prescription medication and offers a link to even more information on it.
  • How Does Pentasa Work?
    This selection from the eMedTV library describes how Pentasa works to treat ulcerative colitis. It also provides some general dosing guidelines for this drug and includes a link to more detailed information on this product.
  • How Does Sulfasalazine Work?
    As explained in this eMedTV page, sulfasalazine is thought to affect certain chemicals in the colon to reduce inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis. This article takes a closer look at how sulfasalazine works and provides a link to more information.
  • Humaira
    Humira is a prescription drug often used to treat Crohn's disease and various types of arthritis. This eMedTV segment discusses other Humira uses and explains how the medication works for these conditions. Humaira is a common misspelling of Humira.
  • Humera
    This eMedTV page provides a brief overview of Humira, a drug used to treat inflammatory conditions of the joints, spine, and digestive system. This page also explains how the drug is administered. Humera is a common misspelling of Humira.
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