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Early Symptoms of HIV - Fungal Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)

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  • Early Symptoms of HIV
    Typically, early symptoms of HIV either do not appear at all or consist of a flu-like illness. This part of the eMedTV archives describes possible early signs and symptoms of this infection, including frequent fever, fatigue, skin rashes, and others.
  • Edurant
    Available by prescription only, Edurant is a medication used in the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This page of the eMedTV site discusses what you should know before taking this drug, explains how it works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Edurant and Breastfeeding
    In many cases, women taking Edurant (rilpivirine) should avoid breastfeeding. This eMedTV segment describes the potential risks of using Edurant while nursing, and explains why it is recommended that women with HIV or AIDS avoid breastfeeding if possible.
  • Edurant and Pregnancy
    It is probably safe for pregnant women to take Edurant (rilpivirine). This selection from the eMedTV Web library explores this topic, including an explanation of why the FDA has classified Edurant as a pregnancy Category B medication.
  • Edurant Dosage
    For the treatment of HIV or AIDS, the recommended Edurant dose is one tablet taken once daily. This eMedTV Web selection explains why dosing guidelines are the same for everyone, and offers a list of tips on how and when to take the medicine.
  • Edurant Drug Interactions
    Medicines that may cause negative Edurant drug interactions include rifabutin, erythromycin, and antacids. This eMedTV segment contains a more detailed list of medicines that may react with Edurant and describes the possible effects of mixing these drugs.
  • Edurant Medication Information
    If you have HIV or AIDS, you may benefit from Edurant. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at how this medicine works to prevent HIV from multiplying, offers some general dosing information, and lists possible side effects.
  • Edurant Overdose
    It is theoretically possible that an Edurant (rilpivirine) overdose may cause a life-threatening arrhythmia. This eMedTV Web page describes the factors that may influence the symptoms of an overdose and lists possible treatment options that are available.
  • Edurant Side Effects
    Common Edurant side effects may include insomnia, headaches, and depression. Besides common reactions, this eMedTV article also lists potentially serious problems that require medical attention, such as difficulty breathing or thoughts of suicide.
  • Edurant Uses
    A doctor may prescribe Edurant in combination with several other drugs to treat HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV resource explores what Edurant is used for and provides a more in-depth look at how this medicine works to prevent HIV from multiplying.
  • Edurant Warnings and Precautions
    It may not be safe for people with a history of mental illness to take Edurant. This eMedTV page includes other precautions and warnings regarding the safety of Edurant and lists possible problems that may occur while taking the drug.
  • Egrifta
    Egrifta is prescribed for people who have lipodystrophy, which is a common side effect of HIV medications. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed look at this drug, with information on dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Egrifta and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV article explains why women who are breastfeeding should not take Egrifta (tesamorelin). This recommendation may have more to do with the HIV-positive status of the woman than any risk the drug presents.
  • Egrifta and Pregnancy
    Because of its effects on rats in animal studies, the FDA considers Egrifta a pregnancy Category X drug. This eMedTV Web page describes the results of these studies and stresses the importance of avoiding this drug if you could become pregnant.
  • Egrifta Dosage
    The standard Egrifta dose is 2 mg, injected just under the skin in the stomach area. As this eMedTV resource explains, this is the amount used for most adults. Guidelines for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of the drug are also included.
  • Egrifta Drug Interactions
    Although drug interactions with Egrifta are not completely understood, this eMedTV article describes some of the medicines that might react with Egrifta and the problems that could occur. This includes corticosteroids and drugs metabolized by the liver.
  • Egrifta Medication Information
    This segment of the eMedTV library provides some basic information on Egrifta, a medication used to treat abnormal fat deposits in the abdominal area caused by HIV drugs. This page also includes a link to a full-length article on this medicine.
  • Egrifta Overdose
    This eMedTV article explains that because very little is known about what to expect with an Egrifta (tesamorelin) overdose, little is known about how to treat it. This page lists the problems that might occur and describes likely treatment methods.
  • Egrifta Side Effects
    This eMedTV resource explains that in clinical studies, one of the most common Egrifta side effects was injection site reactions. However, this could be minimized by rotating sites and adjusting the injection technique. Other reactions are also listed.
  • Egrifta Uses
    The primary approved use for Egrifta is to counteract the lipodystric effects of HIV medications. This eMedTV selection describes in detail what this drug is used for, explaining how it works, whether it can be given to children, and off-label uses.
  • Egrifta Warnings and Precautions
    If you have cancer or a problem with your pituitary gland, you cannot use Egrifta. This page of the eMedTV archives explains why and lists other important precautions and warnings with Egrifta to be aware of before beginning treatment.
  • Emtriva
    Emtriva is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this medication, including information on how it works, possible side effects, tips on when and how to take it, and more.
  • Emtriva -- HIV Drug Treatment
    One of the drugs used to treat HIV is Emtriva, an NRTI medication that is used as part of a drug "cocktail." This eMedTV segment briefly describes Emtriva, with details on how often it is taken, what to expect, and more.
  • Emtriva and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV page explains that Emtriva passes through breast milk, and it is generally recommended that women with HIV or AIDS avoid breastfeeding. This page further discusses why breastfeeding is often avoided during treatment with this drug.
  • Emtriva and Depression
    There are several possible side effects of Emtriva, and depression appears to be one of them. This eMedTV page discusses the results of clinical trials on Emtriva and depression, and explains why depression may be caused by other factors.
  • Emtriva and Pregnancy
    Emtriva is generally considered safe for women to take when pregnant. This eMedTV article provides information on Emtriva and pregnancy, including an explanation of why the FDA classifies it as a pregnancy Category B medication.
  • Emtriva Dosage
    This eMedTV segment highlights some of the factors that can affect your Emtriva dosage and offers tips on when and how to take the medication. Typical doses for adults, children, and people with kidney disease are also provided.
  • Emtriva Drug Interactions
    Emtriva can interact with drugs such as valganciclovir, ribavirin, and ganciclovir. This portion of the eMedTV library explains these and other Emtriva drug interactions in detail, including information on the side effects that may occur as a result.
  • Emtriva Overdose
    This eMedTV segment explains that possible signs of an Emtriva overdose can include unusual bruising or bleeding, trouble breathing, and an irregular heartbeat. This page also describes treatment options that are available for an Emtriva overdose.
  • Emtriva Side Effects
    Common side effects of Emtriva can include headaches, dizziness, and nausea. This portion of the eMedTV library outlines other common Emtriva side effects that can occur, as well as the side effects that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Emtriva Uses
    Emtriva is used for the treatment of HIV and AIDS in adults and children. This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains how the medication works to prevent the HIV virus from multiplying and also describes possible off-label Emtriva uses.
  • Emtriva Warnings and Precautions
    Emtriva can decrease the ability of bone marrow to produce blood cells. This eMedTV article provides several other Emtriva warnings and precautions, including what to tell your doctor before taking the drug, as well as who should not take Emtriva.
  • Epoetin Alfa
    Epoetin alfa is a medicine used to treat anemia due to chemotherapy, renal failure, or zidovudine. This eMedTV page explains how it works and offers more details on the drug's effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
  • Epoetin Alfa Dosing
    The usual epoetin alfa dose for anemia due to kidney failure is 50 to 100 units per kg three times a week. This eMedTV Web page also provides epoetin alfa dosing guidelines for the treatment of anemia due to chemotherapy and zidovudine (an HIV drug).
  • Epoetin Alfa Shots
    As this eMedTV page explains, epoetin alfa is given as an injection, or shot. This segment provides a brief overview of this drug, which can treat several different conditions, and provides some basic dosing guidelines to keep in mind.
  • Epzicom
    Epzicom is a medication that is available by prescription to treat HIV and AIDS. This page on the eMedTV site describes this medicine in more detail and offers an in-depth look at its effects, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
  • Epzicom and Breastfeeding
    It is generally recommended to avoid breastfeeding while taking Epzicom. This eMedTV Web page offers more information on Epzicom and breastfeeding, and discusses the dangers of breastfeeding if you have HIV or AIDS.
  • Epzicom and Depression
    Depression appears to be a possible side effect of Epzicom. This section of the eMedTV Web site contains more detailed information about Epzicom and depression, and explains how many people developed depression during clinical trials.
  • Epzicom and Pregnancy
    Epzicom may not be safe for use during pregnancy. This portion of the eMedTV site provides more information on Epzicom and pregnancy, and describes the problems that occurred when individual components of the drug were given to pregnant animals.
  • Epzicom Dosage
    There is only one recommended Epzicom dosage for the treatment of HIV or AIDS -- one tablet once daily. This eMedTV article provides other important Epzicom dosing information and offers a list of tips for when and how to take the medicine.
  • Epzicom Drug Interactions
    Alcohol, interferon medications, and ribavirin may potentially cause Epzicom drug interactions. This eMedTV resource lists other medicines that may interact with Epzicom and describes the possible effects of these negative interactions.
  • Epzicom HIV Medicine
    This page on the eMedTV Web site takes a look at Epzicom, a medicine used for HIV. This segment explains how this drug works and why it's important to take it every day, and includes a link to an in-depth article on this topic.
  • Epzicom Overdose
    An Epzicom overdose may potentially lead to bone marrow suppression. This eMedTV segment describes other possible effects of an Epzicom overdose and lists various treatment options that are currently available.
  • Epzicom Side Effects
    Common Epzicom side effects may include dizziness, abdominal pain, and insomnia. This part of the eMedTV library lists other side effects that may occur with Epzicom, including potentially serious side effects that should be reported to a doctor.
  • Epzicom Uses
    Epzicom is used for the treatment of HIV or AIDS. This article from the eMedTV archives explains whether the drug can be used in children, describes how the medication works, and discusses possible off-label Epzicom uses.
  • Epzicom Warnings and Precautions
    Before using Epzicom, tell your doctor if you have anemia, kidney disease, or liver disease. This eMedTV page offers more Epzicom warnings and precautions, including possible side effects that may occur and information on who should not take the drug.
  • Fungal Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
    It is rare -- but possible -- for a sinus infection (sinusitis) to be caused by a fungus. This part of the eMedTV site discusses fungal sinusitis in greater detail, explaining the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this potentially dangerous condition.
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