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H2 Blockers - Metozolv ODT and Pregnancy

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  • H2 Blockers
    H2 blockers are used to treat conditions such as gastric ulcers, peptic ulcers, and erosive esophagitis. This eMedTV segment provides an overview of these products and their uses, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
  • H2 Blockers and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV page explains, the manufacturers of H2 blockers generally suggest that a nursing woman who has been prescribed an H2 blocker either stop breastfeeding or stop the medicine. This page explores H2 blockers and breastfeeding in detail.
  • H2 Blockers and Pregnancy
    H2 blockers are generally considered safe to take during pregnancy. This eMedTV segment offers more information on H2 blockers and pregnancy, including information on why the FDA classifies H2 blockers as pregnancy Category B medications.
  • How Does My Stomach Work?
    This multimedia clip describes how the stomach works.
  • Infant GERD
    Even though they spit up and vomit, most babies with gastroesophageal reflux disease are healthy and happy. This eMedTV segment examines infant GERD in detail and describes feeding and sleeping modifications that can help reduce symptoms.
  • Infant GERD Diagnosis
    This eMedTV resource explains how a doctor makes an infant GERD diagnosis. The process begins with questions about the infant's feeding history and current symptoms, then goes on to a physical exam and possibly testing.
  • Infant GERD Symptoms
    As this eMedTV article explains, spitting up, vomiting, and coughing are common in infants. However, some potential infant GERD symptoms (like projectile vomiting) are more serious and could be caused by another condition.
  • Infant GERD Treatment
    Options for infant GERD treatment include making changes in how a baby is fed, medications, or surgery. This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at these treatments and explains how treatment is not always necessary for the condition in infants.
  • Infant Zantac
    Certain forms of Zantac can be given to infants as young as one month old. This selection from eMedTV Web archives talks about these different forms of Zantac, which include Zantac EFFERdose tablets and Zantac syrup.
  • Information About GERD
    Are you looking for information about GERD? This eMedTV page gives an overview of this condition, listing its most common symptoms and explaining how a diagnosis is made. A link to more information is also included.
  • Is Artichoke Leaf Extract Safe?
    More research is needed to determine whether artichoke leaf extract is safe. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at possible artichoke leaf extract safety concerns, including information on who should avoid using this supplement.
  • Is Curcumin Safe?
    Curcumin is claimed to be beneficial for treating several health conditions, but is curcumin safe to use? This eMedTV segment addresses this question and takes an in-depth look at some of the important safety precautions and warnings with curcumin.
  • Is Licorice Safe?
    Licorice may increase the risk of congestive heart failure and can make certain health conditions worse. This eMedTV resource describes other important licorice safety concerns and explains what to discuss with your doctor before consuming it.
  • Is Neem Safe?
    Neem is a very popular supplement, but many people may question, "Is neem safe?" This page on the eMedTV site explores the safety of neem. Warnings and precautions on who should not take this supplement are also included in this article.
  • Is Prevacid Safe During Pregnancy?
    As explained in this section of the eMedTV Web site, there have been no studies of Prevacid and pregnancy in humans; however, studies on animals showed that Prevacid did not cause side effects in the fetus.
  • Is Turmeric Safe?
    This eMedTV Web page addresses the question, "Is turmeric safe?" This article outlines several turmeric safety concerns that you should discuss with your doctor before using this herbal supplement. This page also explains who should not use turmeric.
  • Kapidex
    Kapidex is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of GERD and erosive esophagitis. This eMedTV resource describes how the drug works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of the side effects that may occur with treatment.
  • Kapidex and Breastfeeding
    It is generally recommended that breastfeeding women avoid taking Kapidex (dexlansoprazole). This eMedTV page offers a closer look at taking this drug while breastfeeding, and explains what problems could occur if this drug passes through breast milk.
  • Kapidex and Pregnancy
    Kapidex (dexlansoprazole) is generally considered to be safe for use during pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page offers more information on pregnancy and Kapidex, including details on what happened when the drug was given to pregnant animals.
  • Kapidex Dosage
    The usual dosage of Kapidex for treating heartburn due to GERD is 30 mg once daily for four weeks. This eMedTV Web page also includes dosing guidelines for the treatment of erosive esophagitis and offers tips for taking this medication.
  • Kapidex Drug Interactions
    Digoxin, iron, and atazanavir are some of the medicines that may cause drug interactions with Kapidex. This eMedTV segment lists other products that may interfere with Kapidex and explains what may happen if these drugs are taken together.
  • Kapidex Medication Information
    Are you looking for information on Kapidex? This eMedTV Web selection gives a basic overview of this medication and explains why its name was changed in 2010. This resource also includes a link to more detailed information on this proton pump inhibitor.
  • Kapidex Overdose
    At this time, it is not known what to expect from an overdose of Kapidex (dexlansoprazole). This page from the eMedTV archives explores the potential effects of an overdose and provides a list of possible treatment options.
  • Kapidex Side Effects
    Common side effects of Kapidex include vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Besides common side effects, this eMedTV article also lists rare but possible problems, as well as potentially serious side effects that require medical attention.
  • Kapidex Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, the main uses of Kapidex are for the treatment of GERD and erosive esophagitis. This article describes how the medication works for these conditions, lists possible off-label uses, and explains if it is approved for children.
  • Kapidex Warnings and Precautions
    If you have liver disease, let your doctor know before starting Kapidex. This eMedTV article offers a list of other important warnings and precautions with Kapidex, including information on who should avoid this drug entirely.
  • Licorace
    Licorice is available in the form of a supplement to treat ulcers and other medical conditions. This eMedTV page lists other benefits of licorice and covers some of the risks of taking the supplement. Licorace is a common misspelling of licorice.
  • Licorce
    Licorice may be effective for treating ulcers and other similar problems, such as heartburn or indigestion. This eMedTV article describes other effects of licorice and lists side effects that may occur. Licorce is a common misspelling of licorice.
  • Licorice
    Licorice may have several health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol and treating ulcers. This eMedTV Web page describes other uses of licorice and provides information on the possible side effects and safety precautions associated with it.
  • Licorice and Breastfeeding
    It may not be safe for women who are breastfeeding to consume real licorice. This selection from the eMedTV Web site further discusses potential problems that could occur when consuming real licorice and breastfeeding at the same time.
  • Licorice and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe for pregnant women to take real licorice products. This eMedTV page explains the potential complications, such as preterm labor or effects on estrogen levels, that could happen if you are taking licorice and pregnancy occurs.
  • Licorice Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, there is no established licorice dosage that is considered to be safe or effective. This page also covers the possible risks of using licorice medicinally and offers some tips on finding a reputable manufacturer.
  • Licorice Drug Interactions
    Taking licorice with certain drugs, such as blood pressure medicines or digoxin, can cause serious problems. This eMedTV Web site lists the medicines that may cause licorice drug interactions and describes the problems these interactions can cause.
  • Licorice Overdose
    You should seek immediate medical care if you believe you have overdosed on licorice. This eMedTV article explains how an overdose may cause dangerous symptoms, such as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, or muscle damage.
  • Licorice Root
    Some people take licorice root supplements to treat ulcers, indigestion, and other conditions. This eMedTV article tells you what you need to know about taking this product, with a link to more detailed information.
  • Licorice Side Effects
    It is important to know that real licorice can cause serious side effects. This eMedTV Web page outlines several side effects to watch out for and explains the difference between real licorice and products that contain licorice flavoring.
  • Licorise
    Licorice supplements can be used to treat ulcers, indigestion, and heartburn. This eMedTV resource explains how licorice works for these conditions and explores some of the risks of using this supplement. Licorise is a common misspelling of licorice.
  • Licris
    Licorice supplements can be used to treat ulcers and lower cholesterol. This eMedTV resource covers other licorice benefits, lists potential side effects, and offers warnings and precautions for the product. Licris is a common misspelling of licorice.
  • Lifestyle Changes (GERD Treatment)
    Lifestyle changes may help alleviate your GERD symptoms, as this media clip explains.
  • Liquorice
    Licorice has many different effects on the human body, including treating heartburn and ulcers. This eMedTV page explores other benefits of licorice and also covers some of the risks of using the product. Liquorice is a common misspelling of licorice.
  • Lqourice
    Licorice can be used to treat ulcers or other similar problems, such as indigestion or heartburn. This eMedTV Web page describes some of the benefits and risks of licorice supplements. Lqourice is a common misspelling of licorice.
  • Lycoris
    Licorice is available as a dietary supplement to help lower cholesterol and treat heartburn. This eMedTV Web page covers other possible benefits and lists potential side effects of the supplement. Lycoris is a common misspelling of licorice.
  • Managing GERD
    Diet and lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery are the main treatment options for managing GERD. This eMedTV resource provides a link to the full eMedTV article with more information on the topic.
  • Medication for GERD
    If your acid reflux symptoms are severe, your doctor may prescribe GERD medication. This page of the eMedTV library discusses prescription and over-the-counter medications used in treating this condition and explains how they work.
  • Medications for GERD
    As this eMedTV article explains, GERD medications are often prescribed to reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach. This Web page lists the different types of drugs that can be used for GERD and includes a link to more information.
  • Meds for GERD
    Antacids, proton-pump inhibitors, and H2 blockers are a few options when it comes to treating GERD. This eMedTV article lists the 5 categories of meds for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and provides a link to more information.
  • Metozolv ODT
    Metozolv ODT is used for conditions affecting the gastrointestinal system: GERD and diabetic gastroparesis. This eMedTV page takes a detailed look at this drug, with information on how it works, dosing guidelines, side effects to be aware of, and more.
  • Metozolv ODT and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV page explains that metoclopramide is the active ingredient in Metozolv ODT, and breastfeeding women have taken it to increase milk production. However, this page also notes that this is an off-label use and the risks may outweigh this benefit.
  • Metozolv ODT and Pregnancy
    While pregnant women can take Metozolv ODT to treat morning sickness, this is not an approved use. This eMedTV article discusses pregnancy and Metozolv ODT (orally disintegrating metoclopramide), explaining why the FDA gave it a Category B rating.
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