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  • What Is Cushing's Disease?
    Cushing's disease is a disorder that affects women five times more often than men. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at what Cushing's disease is, including information on symptoms, causes, and treatment.
  • What Is Extended-Release Exenatide Used For?
    Extended-release exenatide helps control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource discusses the uses of extended-release exenatide in more detail, with information on how it works and the problems it can help to prevent.
  • What Is Glimepiride Used For?
    What is glimepiride used for? This eMedTV resource discusses how glimepiride treats type 2 diabetes by producing more insulin and causing more sugar to be removed from the blood. This page also takes a look at using glimepiride in children.
  • What Is Glipizide and Metformin Used For?
    What is glipizide and metformin used for? This eMedTV segment explains how the medication works to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity and producing more insulin in the body.
  • What Is GlucaGen Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, GlucaGen is used to increase blood sugar in emergency situations, but it is also occasionally used for other reasons. This article explains what these other uses are and discusses the drug's use in children.
  • What Is Glucophage Used For?
    What is Glucophage used for? Glucophage is used to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource explains how Glucophage works in people who are at least 10 years of age and also covers some off-label uses of the drug.
  • What Is Glucotrol Used For?
    What is Glucotrol used for? The medication treats type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. This eMedTV article explains how Glucotrol increases insulin production in the body and also explains why the medicine is not used in children.
  • What Is Glyburide and Metformin Used For?
    What is glyburide and metformin used for? This eMedTV segment explains that glyburide and metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes. There are no universally accepted off-label uses for the medicine, and it is not recommended for use in children.
  • What Is Inhaled Insulin Used For?
    What is inhaled insulin used for? This eMedTV article explains how the medication works to control blood sugar levels in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This article also explains how inhaled insulin works to lower blood sugar after meals.
  • What Is Insulin Aspart Used For?
    Insulin aspart is used for the treatment of diabetes in adults and children. This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses insulin aspart uses in more detail, explains how this drug works, and lists possible off-label uses for the medicine.
  • What Is Insulin Detemir Used For?
    Insulin detemir uses include treating type 1 diabetes in adults and children, and type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV resource takes a further look at what insulin detemir is used for and describes how the medication works to control blood sugar.
  • What Is Insulin Glargine Used For?
    Insulin glargine uses include treating type 1 diabetes in adults and children and type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV article further explains what insulin glargine is used for, including off-label uses, such as treating gestational diabetes.
  • What Is Insulin Glulisine Used For?
    Insulin glulisine is primarily used for controlling blood sugar levels after meals in people with diabetes. This eMedTV Web resource further explains insulin glulisine uses, including its possible off-label use for treating gestational diabetes.
  • What Is Insulin Lispro Protamine/Insulin Lispro Used For?
    Insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro is used for controlling blood sugar in adults with diabetes. This eMedTV resource explains how this form of insulin works and lists possible off-label uses of the medication.
  • What Is Insulin Lispro Used For?
    Insulin lispro uses are concerned with managing blood sugar spikes after meals in people with diabetes. This eMedTV resource discusses why insulin lispro is used for this purpose and also includes information on possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Levothyroxine Used For?
    Levothyroxine is primarily used for treating hypothyroidism and other thyroid problems. This article from the eMedTV site describes levothyroxine uses in more detail, including information on possible off-label uses and its use in children and infants.
  • What Is Linagliptin Used For?
    Linagliptin is approved to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV article explains how this drug works to increase insulin levels and reduce the amount of sugar produced by the liver. A discussion of off-label linagliptin uses is also provided.
  • What Is Linagliptin/Metformin Used For?
    Linagliptin/metformin helps regulate blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV selection examines the uses of linagliptin/metformin in more detail, with detailed information on how it works and how it can prevent long-term problems.
  • What Is Liraglutide Used For?
    As explained in this eMedTV page, liraglutide helps control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This Web page takes an in-depth look at what liraglutide is used for, with information on when it is typically recommended, how it works, and more.
  • What Is Methimazole Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, healthcare providers use methimazole to lower thyroid hormone levels in people with an overactive thyroid. This article explains how the drug works and discusses its use in adults, children, and even cats.
  • What Is Metoclopramide Used For?
    Metoclopramide is used for the short-term treatment of GERD and diabetic gastroparesis. This eMedTV resource discusses metoclopramide uses in more detail, including information on possible off-label uses and the use of the drug in children.
  • What Is Nateglinide Used For?
    What is nateglinide used for? The medication treats type 2 diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels. This eMedTV article explains how it works to increase insulin production in the pancreas and also explains why the drug is not used in children.
  • What Is NPH Insulin/Regular Insulin Used For?
    Diabetes can often be managed with NPH insulin/regular insulin. This article from the eMedTV Web site explains how this medication works, lists off-label NPH insulin/regular insulin uses, and discusses the use of this form of insulin in children.
  • What Is Pioglitazone and Glimepiride Used For?
    What is pioglitazone and glimepiride used for? As this eMedTV page explains, the drug is used for lowering and controlling blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. An explanation of why it is not used to treat type 1 diabetes is included.
  • What Is Pioglitazone and Metformin Used For?
    What is pioglitazone and metformin used for? As this eMedTV page explains, the medication is primarily used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Uses for the drug in children, as well as off-label uses, are also discussed.
  • What Is Pioglitazone Used For?
    What is pioglitazone used for? As this page on the eMedTV site explains, pioglitazone is used for lowering and controlling blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. The medication is currently not licensed for use in children.
  • What Is Pramlintide Used For?
    What is pramlintide used for? Pramlintide is used to help lower blood sugar levels in adults with diabetes. This eMedTV segment explains how pramlintide works and stresses that it is meant to be used with insulin; it is not a substitute for insulin.
  • What Is Regular Insulin Used For?
    Regular insulin is used for treating diabetes in both adults and children. This page from the eMedTV library also lists off-label regular insulin uses and explains how the drug works to control blood sugar spikes after meals in people with diabetes.
  • What Is Repaglinide and Metformin Used For?
    Repaglinide and metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. This eMedTV page further describes what repaglinide and metformin is used for and how it works. There are no off-label uses of the drug at this time.
  • What Is Repaglinide Used For?
    What is repaglinide used for? The medication treats type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. This eMedTV article describes how the drug increases insulin production in the pancreas and also explains why the medicine is not used in children.
  • What Is Rosiglitazone and Glimepiride Used For?
    What is rosiglitazone and glimepiride used for? This eMedTV segment explains that this combination drug is used to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity and producing more insulin in the body.
  • What Is Rosiglitazone and Metformin Used For?
    What is rosiglitazone and metformin used for? As this eMedTV page explains, rosiglitazone and metformin is used for lowering and controlling blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Off-label uses for the drug are also discussed in this article.
  • What Is Rosiglitazone Used For?
    What is rosiglitazone used for? This eMedTV resource discusses how rosiglitazone is used to lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. This page also outlines an off-label rosiglitazone use (treating polycystic ovarian syndrome).
  • What Is Saxagliptin Used For?
    Saxagliptin helps control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web article discusses the uses of saxagliptin in more detail, describes how the drug works, and explains whether it is used for off-label purposes.
  • What Is Saxagliptin/Metformin ER Used For?
    This selection from the eMedTV library explains why saxagliptin/metformin ER is used for type 2 diabetes in adults. It describes how this combination drug works, addresses possible off-label uses, and whether children can take it.
  • What Is Sitagliptin and Metformin Extended-Release Used For?
    This eMedTV resource examines what sitagliptin and metformin extended-release is used for. It explains how this drug works to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes and also talks about whether it is safe for children and older adults.
  • What Is Sitagliptin Used For?
    What is sitagliptin used for? It is primarily used to treat type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar. This eMedTV page explains how sitagliptin increases insulin production and decreases sugar production and also discusses giving the drug to children.
  • What Is Testosterone Topical Solution Used For?
    Your doctor may recommend using testosterone topical solution if you have low testosterone levels. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at what this drug is used for and how it works. Symptoms of low testosterone levels are also listed.
  • What Is the Treatment for Addison Disease?
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, treatment for Addison disease usually involves medications that replace cortisol or aldosterone. An addisonian crisis, however, may involve more drastic measures because the situation is life-threatening.
  • Zynthroid
    As this eMedTV page explains, Synthroid is a prescription medicine that is used to treat an underactive thyroid and other thyroid problems. This page also describes dosing information and side effects. Zynthroid is a common misspelling of Synthroid.
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