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  • Drug Interactions With Paclitaxel
    Medicines that may interact with paclitaxel include certain "live vaccinations" and protease inhibitors. This eMedTV segment lists other medicines that may lead to drug interactions with paclitaxel and describes the side effects that may occur.
  • Early Symptoms of Lung Cancer
    As explained in this eMedTV article, early symptoms of lung cancer do not always develop. In fact, about a quarter of the people with the disease exhibit no early symptoms -- including some people with advanced cases of lung cancer.
  • Eating or Drinking With a Nicotine Lozenge
    This eMedTV Web selection explains that you should avoid eating or drinking for 15 minutes before using a nicotine lozenge. This article explains why, and also offers a link to more in-depth information on this smoking-cessation medication.
  • Effects of Nicotine Lozenge
    If you want to stop smoking, the nicotine lozenge can reduce the effects of nicotine withdrawal. This eMedTV segment explains how this product works to gradually lessen your dependence on nicotine. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Etopophos
    People who have lung cancer or testicular cancer may receive the drug Etopophos. This eMedTV Web selection presents more detailed information on this medicine, including how it works, how it is administered, possible side effects, and more.
  • Etopophos and Breastfeeding
    It may not be safe for women to breastfeed during Etopophos (etoposide phosphate) treatment. This eMedTV resource examines whether this drug passes through breast milk and discusses what many healthcare providers may recommend for nursing women.
  • Etopophos and Pregnancy
    As explained in this eMedTV article, women should not receive Etopophos (etoposide phosphate) during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks to the fetus. This page covers serious problems that could occur if this drug is given to pregnant women.
  • Etopophos Chemotherapy Information
    This eMedTV resource contains some general information on Etopophos, a chemotherapy drug prescribed to treat certain types of lung cancer and testicular cancer. This page describes side effects, dosing information, and general safety issues.
  • Etopophos Dosage
    As described in this eMedTV segment, Etopophos dosing guidelines are highly individualized and are largely based on a person's height and weight. This article provides an explanation on how your dose is calculated and what to expect during treatment.
  • Etopophos Drug Interactions
    As explained in this eMedTV article, do not take medications, vitamins, or supplements during Etopophos treatment without discussing it with your doctor. This page discusses a number of drugs that may interact negatively with Etopophos.
  • Etopophos Overdose
    This eMedTV segment discusses why an overdose of Etopophos (etoposide phosphate) may cause problems such as coordination problems, confusion, and even death. This page covers other problems that may occur and how they may be treated.
  • Etopophos Side Effects
    Anemia, reduced appetite, and hair loss are some of the common side effects of Etopophos. This eMedTV article discusses other problems that occurred during extensive clinical trials on this drug and explains which reactions require treatment.
  • Etopophos Uses
    By interfering with how DNA divides, Etopophos can help treat certain types of lung or testicular cancer. This eMedTV resource provides a closer look at what Etopophos is used for and when a doctor may prescribe it for unapproved purposes.
  • Etopophos Warnings and Precautions
    Significant and potentially fatal reactions may occur during Etopophos treatment. This eMedTV article examines important warnings for using Etopophos safely, including precautions for people with certain health problems or those taking certain drugs.
  • Food Tastes Better
    Now, this can be a reason to keep smoking, too, particularly for women who are afraid to gain weight. Just remind yourself that even if you enjoy food more, you don't have to eat more.
  • Gemcitabine
    Gemcitabine is a prescription drug that is approved for treating several types of cancer. This eMedTV resource discusses how the medication works, lists potential side effects, and offers information on how to receive the injection.
  • Gemcitabine Dosing
    Gemcitabine dosing recommendations are made based on your height, weight, and other factors. This eMedTV Web page lists other factors your doctor will consider before prescribing your gemcitabine dosage and explains how the drug is administered.
  • Gemcitabine Drug Information
    Gemcitabine can help treat ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and other conditions. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at gemcitabine, with information on how the chemotherapy drug is administered and what to expect. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Gemcitabine Side Effects
    Hair loss, anemia, and drowsiness are some examples of common gemcitabine side effects. This portion of the eMedTV library offers a more complete list of common side effects and explains which side effects require immediate medical attention.
  • Generic Alimta
    As this part of the eMedTV library explains, Alimta (pemetrexed) is currently not available in generic form. This article offers more details on when a generic version could be allowed and describes the difference between pemetrexed and generic Alimta.
  • Generic Etopophos
    No generic Etopophos (etoposide phosphate) products are available at this time. This eMedTV segment explores when this situation might change. It also defines the difference between a generic name and a generic version of a drug.
  • Generic Hycamtin
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV Web library, the IV formulation of Hycamtin is now available in generic form. However, the capsules are still sold as a brand-name product only. This article takes a closer look at generic Hycamtin.
  • Generic Iressa
    There are no generic Iressa (gefitinib) products currently available. This eMedTV page explains why a generic version of this drug is unlikely to be made and discusses why the manufacturer no longer markets brand-name Iressa for use in the United States.
  • Generic Navelbine
    You can get a generic version of Navelbine (vinorelbine), as explained in this page from the eMedTV library. This article discusses whether the generic versions are as good as the brand-name drug and lists some companies that make the generic products.
  • Generic Nicorette Gum
    You can buy Nicorette Gum (nicotine gum) in generic form. This article from the eMedTV Web library lists the available strengths and manufacturers of generic Nicorette Gum, and discusses whether the generic versions are as good as the brand-name drug.
  • Generic Nicotrol NS
    At this time, a patent prevents any generic Nicotrol NS from being produced until at least August 2014. This eMedTV article describes the factors that could affect this and explains the difference between the terms "generic name" and "generic version."
  • Generic Tarceva
    At this time, Tarceva (erlotinib) is not available in generic form. This part of the eMedTV Web site explores when generic Tarceva may become available and explains the difference between a generic name and a generic version of a medication.
  • Generic Toposar
    There are generic versions of Toposar (etoposide injection) available. In fact, as this eMedTV article explains, Toposar is a generic version of Vepesid, which is no longer made. This page takes a closer look at the generic availability of Toposar.
  • Generic Xalkori
    Patents and exclusivity rights prevent generic Xalkori (crizotinib) products from being made at this time. This eMedTV page explains when a generic version might become available and describes the difference between a generic name and a generic version.
  • Heart Attack With Lobectomy
    Although it is a rare complication of lobectomy, a heart attack can occur with this surgery. As this eMedTV segment explains, a heart attack with lobectomy can happen if an area of the heart doesn't get enough oxygen, and the muscle dies.
  • Heart Attack With Pneumonectomy
    Although it is rare, a heart attack with a pneumonectomy can occur. As this portion of the eMedTV archives explains, a heart attack occurs when the heart doesn't get enough oxygen for a period of time and part of the muscle dies.
  • Higher Resale Value
    For your stuff, that is. Smokers may not even realize it, but nonsmokers are acutely aware of the scent of smoke in cars, houses, or clothing. Nothing turns off a buyer more quickly than the lingering scent of smoke (or smoke mixed with air freshener). Don't be so quick to tell yourself that there are plenty of smokers willing to buy your stuff. Any time you reduce your potential buying "pool," you are likely to reduce your resale value.
  • How Does Navelbine Work?
    As explained in this selection from the eMedTV site, chemotherapy treatment with Navelbine may help slow down the progression of non-small cell lung cancer. This article contains details on how Navelbine works to kill cancer cells.
  • Hycamtin
    As a chemotherapy medicine, Hycamtin works to treat lung, ovarian, or cervical cancer. This eMedTV Web page offers a complete overview of this drug, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and safety concerns.
  • Hycamtin Dosage
    Your height and weight will help your doctor determine your Hycamtin dosage. This eMedTV Web article describes other factors that may affect your dosage amount and outlines several tips for how to safely and effectively use this chemotherapy drug.
  • Hycamtin Drug Interactions
    As this eMedTV page explains, serious side effects can occur due to Hycamtin drug interactions, such as infections and problems with blood cells. This page lists the drugs that shouldn't be combined with Hycamtin and describes the problems that may occur.
  • Hycamtin Medication Information
    Hycamtin is a prescription drug used to treat ovarian, cervical, and lung cancer. This eMedTV article offers more information on the chemotherapy medication, including dosing guidelines, possible side effects of Hycamtin, and general safety precautions.
  • Hycamtin Side Effects
    Nausea, vomiting, and hair loss are possible side effects of Hycamtin. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides a closer look at other potential problems, including reactions that can interfere with the effectiveness of this chemotherapy drug.
  • Hycamtin Uses
    If you have ovarian, cervical, or lung cancer, your doctor may prescribe Hycamtin. This eMedTV Web segment takes a closer look at what Hycamtin is used for, whether it is safe for children, and how this medicine works as a chemotherapy drug.
  • Hycamtin Warnings and Precautions
    As this eMedTV resource discusses, you may not be able to take Hycamtin if you have certain conditions, such as kidney disease or certain lung problems. This page outlines other warnings and precautions to be aware of before using Hycamtin.
  • Infections With Lobectomy
    Infections after lobectomy can range from mild skin infections to more serious infections inside the chest. This eMedTV article discusses possible treatments (like antibiotics, more surgery, or another chest tube) for infections with lobectomy.
  • Infections With Pneumonectomy
    Infections with a pneumonectomy can be mild, like a skin infection, or more serious, like a chest infection. This eMedTV page explains the treatment options should an infection develop, which range from antibiotics to chest tubes to another surgery.
  • Information on Lung Cancer
    This eMedTV resource provides some basic information on lung cancer. It lists possible causes and a few of the symptoms, and also takes a look at the most common treatment options. A link to a more detailed article is also included.
  • Iresa
    Iressa, a chemotherapy drug, is prescribed for treating non-small cell lung cancer. This eMedTV resource contains details on when this drug is used and why it is not typically used in the United States. Iresa is a common misspelling of Iressa.
  • Iressa
    Iressa is a medicine licensed to treat non-small cell lung cancer. This page of the eMedTV Web library features more details on this chemotherapy drug, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Iressa and Breastfeeding
    No research has been done to determine whether Iressa (gefitinib) passes through human breast milk. This eMedTV Web selection provides an explanation on why the manufacturer of this drug advises women not to take Iressa while breastfeeding.
  • Iressa and Pregnancy
    Is it safe to take Iressa (gefitinib) during pregnancy? This eMedTV segment provides details on why this drug is generally not used during pregnancy. This article also looks at the studies that explored the effects of this drug on pregnant animals.
  • Iressa Cancer Treatment
    As this eMedTV segment discusses, Iressa is prescribed to treat non-small cell lung cancer in certain people. This article briefly explores this cancer treatment and explains why Iressa is no longer marketed for use in the United States.
  • Iressa Chemotherapy Information
    As explained in this eMedTV article, Iressa is prescribed to treat non-small cell lung cancer. This resource provides more information on this chemotherapy drug, including safety issues associated with Iressa. It also links to more details.
  • Iressa Dosage
    As this eMedTV resource explains, your Iressa dosage will largely be determined based on other medications you are taking. This article takes a look at how and when this chemotherapy drug is taken, and explains what may happen if you develop side effects.
  • Iressa Drug Interactions
    Warfarin, proton pump inhibitors, and other drugs can cause interactions with Iressa. This eMedTV article describes the complications that may occur when Iressa is combined with various products and explores ways to help avoid these problems.
  • Iressa Efficacy
    How effective is Iressa for non-small cell lung cancer? This article from the eMedTV site examines Iressa's efficacy as a chemotherapy treatment and also includes a link to more detailed information on the drug.
  • Iressa Overdose
    As this eMedTV resource discusses, an Iressa (gefitinib) overdose can lead to complications that require medical treatment. This article examines possible overdose effects and describes some of the ways your doctor may treat these complications.
  • Iressa Side Effects
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, side effects are common with Iressa and can include weight loss, vomiting, and a rash. This article also discusses some potentially dangerous problems that can occur, which require urgent medical attention.
  • Iressa Uses
    Iressa is a chemotherapy drug prescribed to treat non-small cell lung cancer in adults. This eMedTV segment discusses how this drug works. It also explains why the manufacturer of Iressa no longer manufactures this drug for use in the United Sates.
  • Iressa Warnings and Precautions
    People who have lung disease or liver disease may not be able to use Iressa safely. This eMedTV Web selection includes other Iressa safety precautions to review, including warnings of serious complications that may occur in certain people.
  • Irregular Heart Rhythms With a Lobectomy
    As this eMedTV article explains, irregular heart rhythms don't happen very often after a lobectomy. If they do, they are usually brief and don't cause any problems. This article describes the possible types of irregular heart rhythms with lobectomy.
  • Irregular Heart Rhythms With a Pneumonectomy
    Although it is rare, problems with heart rate during or after a pneumonectomy can occur. This eMedTV page explains how, if you have existing heart problems, your doctor may use a pacemaker to prevent irregular heart rhythms with a pneumonectomy.
  • Is Nicotrol NS a Prescription?
    This eMedTV segment explains that you need a prescription for Nicotrol NS in order to obtain it. This page also briefly describes how this nicotine replacement medication works, how often it is taken, and possible side effects to be aware of.
  • It's Bad for Baby
    Women are usually very aware that smoking is bad for a baby during pregnancy, and many women temporarily give up smoking during a pregnancy. However, smoking continues to pose health risks to the child even after birth. For instance, if a mother smokes, a baby has a much higher risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Jack Nicholson
    All work and no play may have led Jack Nicholson to start using an e-cig. While you may be more accustomed to seeing Jack with a cigar in hand or lighting a cigarette, it appears he may have given up the real deal and switched to "vaping" with the e-cigs.
  • Jenny McCarthy
    In a campaign for blu eCigs, Jenny McCarthy urges people to take back their independence with the slogan "Rise from the Ashes." Jenny is endorsing this campaign, which is claimed to be a "smart new alternative for single adults who smoke." These e-cigs are reported to take away the smoke and ash, along with the yellow teeth and ashtray breath, with the added bonus of not scaring away the guys.
  • Johnny Depp
    Johnny Depp introduced the electronic cigarette to the big screen in the film The Tourist, in which Depp smoked an e-cig in front of a "no smoking" sign. Depp has been a long-time smoker of tobacco cigarettes and has tried to kick the habit for some time now. While he debuted the e-cig on the big screen, Depp has also brought vaping into his personal life. He has even upgraded his electronic cigarette to a more advanced e-cig alternative.
  • Katherine Heigl
    Although the electronic cigarette was introduced to the U.S. market in 2007, it was an appearance on David Letterman in September 2010 where Katherine Heigl helped make e-cigs a celebrity accessory by puffing away on one during the popular television show. She has since received some critical comments for her support of e-cigs. However, since that appearance, it appears that many celebrities have followed suit by switching from traditional cigarettes to the electronic version.
  • Katy Perry
    When she takes a break from singing, Katy Perry may be spotted puffing on an e-cig. While there may not be many pictures to prove it, some sources report that she looks to be a fairly experienced e-cig user.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
    Another celebrity who has been seen sporting the new e-cig accessory is Leonardo DiCaprio. With California being one of the first states to ban smoking in most indoor spaces in 1995, celebrities like Leonardo seem to be enjoying the ability to smoke the e-cigs indoors. He was spotted puffing away on an e-cig at the 2014 Golden Globes to reportedly help calm his nerves before winning the Best Actor award in the musical/comedy category.
  • Light Cigarettes
    Despite what many smokers believe, light cigarettes do not reduce the health risks of smoking. This eMedTV Web page debunks common myths associated with these cigarettes and explains how smokers tend to "compensate" when using them.
  • Lindsay Lohan
    There have been a number of prominent female celebrities that have been spotted using the e-cig, including Lindsay Lohan. This switch to e-cigs came after Lindsay's father reportedly was worried about the damage she was doing to herself with tobacco cigarettes and recommended she try out the e-cigs.
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