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This page contains links to eMedTV Flu Articles containing information on subjects from Pandemic Flu to Tamiflu. 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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  • Pandemic Flu
    The 20th century has seen several instances of pandemic flu. This eMedTV page explains the difference between a pandemic and a typical outbreak of the flu. This article also talks about what to expect in the event of another pandemic.
  • Pandemic Stages
    In order to distinguish between an epidemic and a pandemic, there are six phases that make up pandemic stages. As this eMedTV segment explains, these pandemic stages occur in three separate periods (interpandemic, pandemic alert, and pandemic).
  • Pharyngitis
    Pharyngitis, or a sore throat, is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. This eMedTV Web article provides a complete overview of what causes this condition, how to diagnose it, and possible treatment options that are available.
  • Phlu
    The flu is a contagious infection that often results in symptoms such as fever and extreme exhaustion. This eMedTV resource briefly discusses the flu and provides a link to more detailed information. Phlu is a common misspelling of flu.
  • Preventing Sinus Infections
    Using a humidifier and avoiding certain irritants may reduce your risk of getting a sinus infection. This eMedTV selection covers the steps you can take for sinusitis prevention, including tips on plane travel for those with chronic or acute sinusitis.
  • Relenza
    Relenza is a prescription drug used for preventing and treating the flu virus. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of this medicine, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to use it.
  • Relenza and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV Web page explains that although it is not known if Relenza (zanamivir) passes through breast milk in humans, it does pass through breast milk in rats. This page also explains what to do if you are taking Relenza and breastfeeding.
  • Relenza and Pregnancy
    Animal studies suggest that Relenza (zanamivir) may not be safe for use during pregnancy. This eMedTV segment contains more information on Relenza and pregnancy, and describes the problems that occurred when the drug was given to pregnant animals.
  • Relenza Dosage
    For treating or preventing the flu, the recommended Relenza dosage will depend on several factors. This eMedTV page describes these factors that will affect a person's dosage and provides tips for when and how to use this inhaled medication.
  • Relenza Drug Interactions
    Some inhalers and the intranasal flu vaccine can cause negative interactions when used with Relenza. This eMedTV page describes the problems that these Relenza drug interactions may cause and provides some tips to prevent them.
  • Relenza Flu Medicine
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Relenza is a drug used to treat and prevent the flu. This article offers an overview of this medicine, including how to use it, and includes a link to learn more.
  • Relenza Overdose
    Breathing problems could occur with a Relenza (zanamivir) overdose. However, as this eMedTV page explains, there have been no reported cases of Relenza overdose. This page covers some of the problems that could occur and possible treatment options.
  • Relenza Side Effects
    Some of the most common Relenza side effects include dizziness, fever, and joint pain. This part of the eMedTV library lists other common side effects of the drug, as well as some of the potentially serious side effects that may require medical care.
  • Relenza Uses
    Relenza is used for the prevention and treatment of the flu virus. This selection from the eMedTV Web site discusses Relenza uses in more detail, including information on how it works and whether the medication is approved for use in children.
  • Relenza Warnings and Precautions
    Relenza may cause allergic reactions and can make some breathing problems worse. This part of the eMedTV archives describes other complications that may occur with Relenza. Warnings and precautions on who should not use this drug are also included.
  • Sinus Infection
    Also called sinusitis, a sinus infection is a condition that can cause facial pain and nasal blockage. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this type of infection, including what causes it, how it is treated, possible symptoms, and more.
  • Sinus Infection and Pain
    As this eMedTV article explains, in people with a sinus infection, pain is an all-too-familiar symptom. This Web resource outlines locations where pain is likely to occur and describes some of the medications that can help you feel better.
  • Sinus Infections (Acute and Chronic)
    This eMedTV Web page discusses the two main types of sinus infections: acute and chronic. This includes a quick look at the symptoms and causes of both types. Also included in this article is a link to more in-depth information.
  • Spanish Flu
    The Spanish flu is estimated to have killed several million people worldwide. This eMedTV article examines this pandemic in more detail, including what caused it, when it occurred, and whether it is likely to re-emerge.
  • Symmetrel
    Symmetrel is a prescription drug used to treat the flu, Parkinson's disease, and certain side effects. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of this medicine, including information on possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and general precautions.
  • Symmetrel and Breastfeeding
    This page from the eMedTV library explains that Symmetrel (amantadine) does pass through breast milk. As a result, it may cause dangerous side effects in a nursing infant, and the manufacturer recommends that women avoid the drug while breastfeeding.
  • Symmetrel and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV page explains that information from animal studies on Symmetrel (amantadine) and pregnancy indicates that the drug may not be safe for pregnant women. For example, the drug may increase the risk of miscarriages and birth defects.
  • Symmetrel Dosage
    As this eMedTV article explains, the recommended Symmetrel dosage will vary, depending on factors such as your age and any other medications you are taking. This page also provides some suggestions on when and how to take your Symmetrel dose.
  • Symmetrel Drug Interactions
    Medicines that may cause Symmetrel drug interactions include stimulants, quinine, and FluMist. This eMedTV segment lists some of the other drugs that may interact with Symmetrel and explains what can happen when these medicines are taken together.
  • Symmetrel Medication Information
    Are you looking for information about Symmetrel? This eMedTV selection takes a quick look at this medication, with information on specific conditions it can treat, how often it is taken, and more. A link to more details is also included.
  • Symmetrel Overdose
    This eMedTV resource explains that breathing problems, an irregular heart rhythm, and hallucinations are possible effects of a Symmetrel (amantadine) overdose. This page lists other symptoms that may occur and describes various treatment options.
  • Symmetrel Side Effects
    Some of the common bothersome Symmetrel side effects can include nausea, dizziness, and insomnia. This eMedTV Web article describes other common and serious side effects of the drug, including those that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Symmetrel Uses
    Symmetrel is commonly used for treating certain types of flu, Parkinson's disease, and certain side effects. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at these Symmetrel uses, including information on its use in children and possible off-label uses.
  • Symmetrel Warnings and Precautions
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site outlines several important Symmetrel warnings and precautions. For example, Symmetrel has been reported to make certain health conditions worse, such as glaucoma, epilepsy, and liver or kidney problems.
  • Tamaflu
    Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is a prescription medication that is used to treat and prevent the flu. This eMedTV Web page offers a quick look at how this medication works and offers a link to more information. Tamaflu is a common misspelling of Tamiflu.
  • Tamiflu
    Tamiflu is a prescription drug used to treat and prevent the flu. This eMedTV resource offers a general overview of this medication, including information on possible side effects and what to do if you miss a dose.
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