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progesterone vaginal gel (Crinone, Endometrin)

progesterone vaginal gel (Crinone, Endometrin)

What is progesterone vaginal gel? What is progesterone gel used for? Intravaginal progesterone gel is used for supplementing or replacing progesterone in infertile women with progesterone deficiency who are receiving treatment utilizing assisted reproductive technology (ART).Progesterone intravaginal gel is also used for the treatment of secondary amenorrhea (absence of menses). Progesterone is a female hormone […]

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Didronel (etidronate)

Didronel (etidronate)

What is etidronate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? What brand names are available for etidronate? Didronel Is etidronate available as a generic drug? GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes Do I need a prescription for etidronate? Yes What are the side effects of etidronate? Seek emergency medical attention if you have signs of an allergic […]

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Birth Control Options (Types and Side Effects)

Birth Control Options (Types and Side Effects)

Source: Getty Images Birth control definition and facts Birth control methods can be broadly classified into barrier methods (that prevent sperm cells from reaching the egg), methods that prevent ovulation such as the birth control pill, and methods that allow fertilization of the egg but prevent implantation of the fertilized egg inside the uterus (womb) […]

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Recarbrio OK’d for Complicated Urinary Tract, Intra-Abdominal Infections

Recarbrio OK’d for Complicated Urinary Tract, Intra-Abdominal Infections

Latest Women’s Health News THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The antibacterial drug product Recarbrio (imipenem, cilastatin, and relebactam) has been approved to treat complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) and complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) in adults, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced. Recarbrio, a three-drug combination injection, is intended to be used for […]

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vitexagnus castus (Chaste Tree)

vitexagnus castus (Chaste Tree)

What is chaste tree (Vitexagnus castus), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Chaste tree is shrub. The dried ripe fruit is used as a natural herbal supplement. Although exact mechanism is not known, Chaste tree presumably works by decreasing follicle-stimulating hormone release. Lowering of follicle-stimulating hormones increases progesterone-to-estrogen ratio, giving relief from menstrual […]

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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis

Source: iStock Bacterial vaginosis (BV) definition and facts Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina. It is not a true bacterial infection but rather an imbalance of the bacteria that are normally present in the vagina. Bacterial […]

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Yeast Infection (in Women and Men)

Yeast Infection (in Women and Men)

Source: Getty Images Vaginal yeast infection definition and facts Most vaginal yeast infections are caused by the organism Candida albicans. Yeast infections are very common and affect up to 75% of women at some point in their lifetime. The main symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is itching, but burning, discharge, and pain with urination […]

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terconazole (Terazol, Zazole)

terconazole (Terazol, Zazole)

What is terconazole? What is terconazole used for? Terconazole is an anti-fungal cream and suppository used for treating vaginal yeast infections (Candida). It is related to several other anti-fungal drugs including fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), miconazole (Micatin, Monistat), and clotrimazole (Lotrimin). It prevents growth of yeast by preventing production of the membranes that […]

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

What is a urinary tract infection (UTI)? Picture of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Causes A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. These are the structures that urine passes through before being eliminated from the body. The kidneys are a pair of small organs that lie on either […]