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Equetro and Breastfeeding - Generic Eskalith

This page contains links to eMedTV Bipolar Disorder Articles containing information on subjects from Equetro and Breastfeeding to Generic Eskalith. 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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  • Equetro and Breastfeeding
    Equetro does pass through breast milk. This segment of the eMedTV library discusses Equetro and breastfeeding in more detail and explains the manufacturer's recommendation that women who are breastfeeding not take Equetro.
  • Equetro and Dry Mouth
    Equetro can cause a dry mouth in some people who take the medication. This eMedTV resource discusses how often this side effect occurs and offers some suggestions on what to do if you are taking Equetro and dry mouth becomes a problem.
  • Equetro and Hair Loss
    This eMedTV segment explains that studies of Equetro and hair loss showed that less than 5 percent of people reported hair loss as a side effect. This page discusses why it is difficult to determine if hair loss is due to the drug or other factors.
  • Equetro and Pregnancy
    The FDA considers Equetro a pregnancy Category D drug, meaning it may not be safe during pregnancy. This eMedTV page explains that human and animal studies of Equetro and pregnancy have shown the drug can raise the risk of problems in the fetus.
  • Equetro Dosage
    The recommended starting Equetro dosage for treating bipolar disorder is 200 mg twice daily. This eMedTV Web page describes the factors that may affect Equetro dosing and also lists some tips on when and how to take the medication.
  • Equetro Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV page explains that Equetro drug interactions can potentially occur when the drug is taken with certain other medications, such as alcohol, antidepressants, and niacin. This page also describes how these drug interactions can cause problems.
  • Equetro Medication Information
    If you are looking for information on the medication Equetro, this eMedTV page is a great place to start. It provides a brief overview of this treatment for bipolar disorder, discusses its effectiveness, and explains what to tell your doctor beforehand.
  • Equetro Overdose
    If too much Equetro is taken, unusual body movements or vomiting may result. This portion of the eMedTV archives lists other symptoms of an Equetro overdose and explains possible treatment options if you happen to overdose on the drug.
  • Equetro Side Effects
    Although most people do not have any problems while taking Equetro, side effects are possible. This eMedTV page outlines common and less common Equetro side effects, as well as side effects that should be reported immediately to your doctor.
  • Equetro Uses
    Equetro is used for treating manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder. This eMedTV segment explains these Equetro uses in greater detail and lists some of the drug's off-label uses. This page also discusses Equetro's use in children.
  • Equetro Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV resource covers several Equetro warnings and precautions people should be aware of prior to taking the drug. This page also explains what to tell your doctor prior to taking Equetro and lists people who should avoid taking the drug.
  • Equetro Withdrawal
    Symptoms of an Equetro withdrawal can include seizures, nausea, and insomnia. This eMedTV article also describes the steps your doctor may take to prevent these symptoms from occurring and explains the importance of not suddenly stopping Equetro.
  • Eskalith
    Eskalith is a medication that can be prescribed to treat bipolar disorder. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at Eskalith, explaining how it works, listing possible side effects, and providing suggestions for when and how to take the drug.
  • Geadon
    Geodon is a medication that is used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This eMedTV page describes the prescription drug in more detail and further discusses its effects and how it works. Geadon is a common misspelling of Geodon.
  • Gedon
    Geodon is a medicine that is used for the treatment of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This eMedTV page describes how Geodon works, explains its effects, and lists side effects that may occur with the drug. Gedon is a common misspelling of Geodon.
  • Generic Abilify
    Generic Abilify won't be available until at least April 2015. This eMedTV page explains that while many companies claim to sell generic forms of Abilify, these drugs may be fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous -- and should not be purchased.
  • Generic Adasuve
    No generic Adasuve (loxapine inhalation powder) is available at this time. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers a discussion on when the drug's patent is expected to expire and when a generic version of the drug might become available.
  • Generic Depakote
    Currently, generic Depakote is available in several strengths and is made by a number of companies. This eMedTV article provides more information on these generic versions, including how they compare to the brand-name version of the drug.
  • Generic Equetro
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains why generic Equetro will not be available until May 2024, at the earliest. This resource also explains the difference between a generic name and a generic version of a medication.
  • Generic Eskalith
    Generic Eskalith is available in two strengths: 300-mg capsules and 450-mg extended-release tablets. This eMedTV resource explains why brand-name Eskalith is no longer manufactured and lists the companies that currently make generic Eskalith.
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