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Red Clover Safety - Wild Yam Supplement Information

This page contains links to eMedTV Menopause Articles containing information on subjects from Red Clover Safety to Wild Yam Supplement Information. 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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  • Red Clover Safety
    As this eMedTV page explains, some of the red clover safety concerns include its estrogen-like effects, which can worsen some conditions. This page covers other important red clover warnings and precautions, including who should not use the product.
  • Red Clover Side Effects
    Headaches, nausea, and muscle pain are among the possible side effects of red clover. This part of the eMedTV archives describes other red clover side effects to watch out for, including serious side effects that may require immediate medical care.
  • Redclover
    Red clover may have several beneficial uses, such as treating menopausal symptoms, PMS, and osteoporosis. This eMedTV page takes a look at red clover and offers a link to more detailed information. Redclover is a common misspelling of red clover.
  • Side Effects of Estropipate Vaginal Cream
    Potential side effects of estropipate vaginal cream include bloating, nausea, and fluid retention. This eMedTV segment provides a list of common estropipate vaginal cream side effects, as well as rare but potentially serious side effects.
  • Side Effects of Mimvey
    Common Mimvey side effects include headaches, breast pain, and vaginal bleeding. Besides common reactions, this eMedTV article also lists potentially serious problems that require immediate medical attention, such as speech or vision changes.
  • Signs of Menopause
    Other than changes in your period, signs of menopause may include hot flashes and night sweats. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed look at other signs that may indicate menopause, such as vaginal dryness, urinary problems, and thinning hair.
  • Sinestin
    This eMedTV Web article offers an overview of Cenestin, a prescription drug approved to treat several symptoms of menopause. This page also covers what to tell your doctor before using the medication. Sinestin is a common misspelling of Cenestin.
  • Symptoms of Menopause
    Possible signs and symptoms of menopause include changes in your period, vaginal dryness, and hot flashes. This eMedTV Web page describes several of these potential symptoms in detail, including body changes and mood problems that may occur.
  • Temporary Menopause
    Temporary menopause may be the result of cancer treatment, ovarian failure, or certain drugs. This eMedTV page explains how medications can lower the amount of hormones in the body, leading to this condition, with a link to learn more about menopause.
  • Vagifem
    Vagifem is a prescription estrogen medication that helps relieve vaginal problems due to menopause. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at Vagifem, including information on how it works, potential side effects, general precautions, and more.
  • Vagifem and Breastfeeding
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains that it is typically not recommended for women to use Vagifem (estradiol vaginal tablets) while breastfeeding. Vagifem does pass through breast milk and can affect the quality and quantity of the milk.
  • Vagifem and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV Web resource explains that women should not use Vagifem (estradiol vaginal tablets) during pregnancy. Vagifem is considered a Category X medication, and the full risks of using it during pregnancy currently are not known.
  • Vagifem Dosage
    This eMedTV page explains that the standard Vagifem dosage is one tablet inserted vaginally once daily for the first two weeks. The page also covers Vagifem dosing guidelines for your remaining treatment time and offers tips on using this medication.
  • Vagifem Drug Information
    Vagifem can help reduce menopause symptoms such as vaginal dryness. This portion of the eMedTV library takes a closer look at Vagifem, with information on how to ensure this is the right drug for you. A link to more details is also included.
  • Vagifem Drug Interactions
    When you take certain other medications with Vagifem, drug interactions can occur. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at the complications that may occur when Vagifem is taken with medications such as cyclosporine or certain antibiotics.
  • Vagifem Overdose
    This eMedTV page explains that an overdose of Vagifem (estradiol vaginal tablets) is not likely to cause serious problems, but may result in nausea, vomiting, or vaginal bleeding. This page also describes what to do in the case of a Vagifem overdose.
  • Vagifem Side Effects
    Headaches, back pain, and vaginal yeast infections are among the most common Vagifem side effects. This eMedTV segment lists other side effects seen with the drug and describes which ones require medical attention, such as chest pain or migraines.
  • Vagifem Uses
    This eMedTV page highlights several Vagifem uses, such as treating vaginal dryness, burning, and itching that occur due to menopause. This page also discusses how Vagifem works to treat vaginal inflammation caused by thinning of the vaginal tissues.
  • Vagifem Warnings and Precautions
    Vagifem may increase your risk of certain health problems, such as gallbladder disease and strokes. This eMedTV Web page describes several other Vagifem warnings and precautions, including what to tell your doctor before using this medication.
  • Vivelle-Dot
    Vivelle-Dot is an estrogen patch approved for treating common menopause symptoms. This eMedTV resource offers a more in-depth look at Vivelle-Dot and its other uses, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and warnings and precautions.
  • Vivelle-Dot Alternatives
    If you do not tolerate Vivelle-Dot well, many other medications are available to choose from. This eMedTV Web page lists some of these drugs and describes other Vivelle-Dot alternatives, such as natural remedies and coping strategies.
  • Vivelle-Dot and Breastfeeding
    Vivelle-Dot is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. This page from the eMedTV library offers a more in-depth look at Vivelle-Dot and breastfeeding, and explains why this drug should not be used while breastfeeding.
  • Vivelle-Dot and Pregnancy
    Vivelle-Dot is a pregnancy Category X medication, meaning it shouldn't be taken during pregnancy. This eMedTV resource provides more information on Vivelle-Dot and pregnancy, and explains why the drug should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • Vivelle-Dot and Weight Gain
    Weight gain is a side effect that has been reported in up to 8.5 percent of women using Vivelle-Dot. This eMedTV resource offers more information on Vivelle-Dot and weight gain, and includes a list of suggestions for weight loss.
  • Vivelle-Dot Dosage
    It is recommended to take the lowest effective Vivelle-Dot dosage for the shortest possible period of time. This eMedTV page offers Vivelle-Dot dosing guidelines for treating menopause symptoms and for preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
  • Vivelle-Dot Drug Information
    This eMedTV Web page provides some basic drug information on Vivelle-Dot, the smallest estrogen patch currently available. Topics in this article include who can use it, possible side effects, and issues to discuss with your doctor.
  • Vivelle-Dot Drug Interactions
    If you combine grapefruit juice, cyclosporine, or antibiotics with Vivelle-Dot, drug interactions may occur. This eMedTV segment lists other products that may interact with Vivelle-Dot and describes the potential effects of these drug interactions.
  • Vivelle-Dot Overdose
    While a Vivelle-Dot overdose is unlikely to be serious, it may cause nausea or vomiting. This article on the eMedTV Web site further explains what to expect from an overdose of Vivelle-Dot and describes what treatment options are available.
  • Vivelle-Dot Side Effects
    Some of the common Vivelle-Dot side effects may include back pain, sinus headache, and insomnia. This eMedTV page lists other common side effects of Vivelle-Dot and also describes the serious side effects that require immediate medical attention.
  • Vivelle-Dot Uses
    Vivelle-Dot is used for treating hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. As this eMedTV page explains, other Vivelle-Dot uses include the treatment of estrogen deficiency in younger women and the prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
  • Vivelle-Dot Warnings and Precautions
    Let your doctor know if you have diabetes before using Vivelle-Dot. This eMedTV article lists other conditions you should tell your doctor about before trying Vivelle-Dot. Warnings and precautions on who should not use the drug are also included.
  • Vivelledot
    Vivelle-Dot is a prescription drug used to treat menopause symptoms. This eMedTV article describes the drug in more detail, covers other Vivelle-Dot uses, and lists some of its potential side effects. Vivelledot is a common misspelling of Vivelle-Dot.
  • What Is Estropipate Vaginal Cream Used For?
    Estropipate vaginal cream is used for treating vaginal inflammation, usually in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV article discusses estropipate vaginal cream uses in more detail and explains how the medication works for vaginal menopause symptoms.
  • What Is Jinteli Used For?
    Jinteli is a type of hormone replacement therapy prescribed to treat various effects of menopause. As this eMedTV page explains, it can also be used to prevent osteoporosis in certain women. This article takes a closer look at the uses of Jinteli.
  • What Is Mimvey Used For?
    Mimvey is a type of hormone replacement therapy prescribed to treat various menopause symptoms. This eMedTV page further describes these and other approved Mimvey uses and explains how the drug was previously used off-label for other conditions as well.
  • What Is Wild Yam Used For?
    As this article from the eMedTV site explains, people use wild yam supplements for a number of reasons, such as breast enlargement, relieving menopause symptoms, and increasing energy. This article takes a closer look at what this product is used for.
  • Wild Yam
    Wild yam is often used medicinally as an herbal remedy for treating various conditions. This page on the eMedTV site explains how it works, explores its effectiveness, and offers safety warnings and precautions for this product.
  • Wild Yam and Breastfeeding
    No research has been done to see if wild yam is safe for use while nursing. This eMedTV page offers more details on breastfeeding and wild yam, and explains the importance of talking to your doctor before using supplements if you are nursing.
  • Wild Yam and Fertility
    Wild yam supplements are claimed to be useful for treating numerous conditions. As this eMedTV article explains, some people believe there is a link between fertility and wild yam. However, there is no real evidence that wild yam works for most uses.
  • Wild Yam and Pregnancy
    At this time, it is not known if wild yam is safe to take if you're expecting. This eMedTV segment contains more information about pregnancy and wild yam, and explains why herbal supplements in general may not be safe for pregnant women.
  • Wild Yam Benefits
    Wild yam is claimed to be useful for breast enlargement and relieving menopause symptoms. This eMedTV Web page lists other claimed benefits of wild yam, explains how the product works, and explores the effectiveness of this herbal supplement.
  • Wild Yam Cream
    When used as an herbal supplement, wild yam is claimed to provide numerous health benefits. This eMedTV resource explains what wild yam is used for, describes how it works, and explores how the cream version of wild yam performed in a clinical study.
  • Wild Yam Dosage
    A safe and effective dosage for wild yam has not been established at this time. This eMedTV resource explains why it is difficult to recommend a "standard" dose and offers tips on finding a trustworthy manufacturer for wild yam products.
  • Wild Yam Drug Interactions
    There are currently no known drug interactions with wild yam. As this eMedTV page explains, just because no drug interactions have been reported does not mean that they are not possible (it simply means that not enough studies have been done).
  • Wild Yam for Hot Flashes
    Can you treat hot flashes with wild yam? As this eMedTV page explains, one study showed that using this product for hot flashes was not any more effective than using a placebo. This article also provides a link to more information on the supplement.
  • Wild Yam for Menopause
    Wild yam is often promoted as a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy for menopause. This eMedTV segment offers more information about treating menopause with wild yam and explores the effectiveness of this supplement.
  • Wild Yam Overdose
    It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose of wild yam (or if an overdose is even possible). This eMedTV resource explores the possible problems that may occur with an overdose and describes various treatment options.
  • Wild Yam Side Effects
    Wild yam does not appear to be likely to cause side effects. As this eMedTV page explains, although few side effects of wild yam have been reported, it does not mean that side effects aren't possible (it could simply reflect a lack of clinical studies).
  • Wild Yam Supplement Information
    Wild yam supplements are claimed to be useful for treating many conditions, including osteoporosis. This eMedTV segment offers more information on wild yam supplements, including a list of other claimed benefits they provide.
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