Lungs Health Topics

Featured Conditions and Diseases
Emphysema is an example of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at COPD, including information on its causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment options.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a disease that causes inflammation and scarring in the lungs. This eMedTV Web page provides a complete overview of the condition, including information on possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
A pulmonary embolism is a dangerous condition that can occur when a blood clot lodges in the lung. This eMedTV article tells you what you need to know about why this blockage is so serious, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Walking pneumonia is similar to regular pneumonia, but with milder symptoms. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this medical condition, with information on how long it lasts, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Featured Medications
Accolate is a prescription drug that is taken twice a day to prevent asthma attacks. This eMedTV Web page offers dosing information, describes the effects of the drug, and lists side effects that may occur during treatment with this medication.
Inhaling aclidinium twice daily can help treat certain types of long-term breathing problems. This eMedTV article presents a comprehensive overview of this prescription drug, including specific uses, details on how it works, dosing guidelines, and more.
Adcirca is a medicine licensed for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this drug, including information on how it works, its various benefits, dosing tips, and potential side effects.
Using Aerobid inhalers twice a day can help prevent asthma attacks. This part of the eMedTV library explains how Aerobid works, describes the effects of the medication, and lists potential side effects that may occur during treatment with Aerobid.
Albuterol solution is a prescription medicine that is used for treating airway spasms. This eMedTV article explains how albuterol solution works to relieve asthma and COPD symptoms, lists possible side effects, and offers tips on taking the drug.
Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium XR is an antibiotic used for sinus infections and pneumonia. As this eMedTV article explains, it is a long-acting version of the drug Augmentin. This resource offers details on side effects, dosing, and more.
Arformoterol tartrate is a medicine often prescribed to treat airway spasms caused by COPD. This eMedTV segment describes how this medication works, explains when and how to use it, lists possible side effects that may occur, and more.
Atrovent inhalation solution is a prescription drug that treats breathing problems associated with COPD. This eMedTV page explains how Atrovent inhalation solution works, describes how to use the nebulizer solution, and lists possible side effects.
This eMedTV page looks at how aztreonam for inhalation solution is prescribed to treat a bacterial infection in those with cystic fibrosis. It describes how this antibiotic works and discusses possible side effects, dosing tips, and various other topics.
Beclomethasone inhalers can be used to prevent asthma attacks and improve breathing in people with asthma. This eMedTV article explains how the beclomethasone inhaler works, describes the effects of the drug, and offers general dosing information.
Budesonide and formoterol is a combination medicine that is prescribed to treat asthma and COPD. This eMedTV article describes the effects of budesonide and formoterol, explains how and when to use the inhaler, and offers dosing information for the drug.
Chantix is a medicine that is approved to help people stop smoking. This segment from the eMedTV library describes the medication in more detail, with information on dosing, when and how to take it, and what you should know before starting treatment.
The ciclesonide inhaler is taken every day to help prevent asthma attacks. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers a complete overview of this product, with information on side effects, dosing guidelines, how it works to prevent asthma, and more.
Available without a prescription, dextromethorphan polistirex is a drug used to stop a cough. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at this long-acting medication, explaining how it works, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
Dornase alfa is a drug used to improve lung function in people with cystic fibrosis. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at the drug, explaining how it works, possible side effects, tips and precautions for those taking it, and more.
Formoterol solution is a medication that can relieve airway spasms due to chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This eMedTV article explains how this prescription medication works to treat these conditions and offers some precautions of the drug.
Available by prescription only, Fortaz is a drug used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. This eMedTV resource describes this antibiotic in detail, explaining how it works, available strengths, safety issues to be aware of, and more.
Indacaterol maleate is a prescription drug licensed to prevent airway spasms caused by COPD. This eMedTV resource describes how this medicine works to open up the airways, discusses some general dosing tips, and outlines possible side effects.
Intal is a prescription drug that is used for preventing asthma attacks in adults and children. This eMedTV page explains how Intal works, describes how to use the inhaler and nebulizer solution, and lists the various strengths available.
Ipratropium is a prescription medicine that comes in several forms and treats a runny nose and COPD. This eMedTV page offers an overview of the drug, including information about how it works, potential side effects, and tips on taking it.
The ipratropium and albuterol inhaler, which is available by prescription, is used for treating COPD. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of the combination medication, offers tips on using it, and lists some potential side effects.
Ipratropium and albuterol solution is approved for treating and preventing airway spasms due to COPD. This eMedTV resource discusses general precautions with the drug, explains how it works, and describes tips for when and how to use the medication.
The ipratropium HFA inhaler is prescribed to treat the symptoms of COPD and works by opening up the airways. This eMedTV article explains how the inhaler works, lists potential side effects, and describes when and how to use it.
Letairis is prescribed to treat arterial hypertension (PAH). This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this medication, with information on how it works, how it is taken, possible side effects, and more.
Available by prescription only, linezolid is a drug used to treat serious infections, such as pneumonia. This eMedTV article offers a detailed overview of this product and its uses, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
The mometasone inhaler is a prescription drug that is licensed to prevent asthma attacks. This eMedTV page discusses how the inhaler works to reduce inflammation in the airways, lists potential side effects, and offers tips on taking the medication.
Mometasone/formoterol is an inhaled medication used to treat asthma. This selection from the eMedTV Web library offers an in-depth look at this drug, providing information on its dosing, possible side effects, general safety precautions, and more.
Nicoderm CQ is a medicine approved to help people stop smoking. This eMedTV resource describes this nonprescription drug in more detail, with information on dosing, when and how to use the patches, and what you should know before starting treatment.
Nicotine gum is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that can help people stop smoking. This eMedTV Web article takes a closer look at this nicotine replacement medicine, including how it works, dosing tips, possible side effects, and more.
Available by prescription only, the Nicotrol Inhaler is approved to reduce symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. This eMedTV segment gives a complete overview of this medication, with details on how to use it, side effects, generic availability, and more.
Omalizumab is used to treat allergic asthma attacks as well as chronic hives with an unknown cause. This eMedTV page examines this prescription drug, explaining how it works, tips to ensure a safe treatment process, potential side effects, and more.
Revatio is a drug prescribed to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This eMedTV resource offers a detailed overview of this medicine, including information on how it works, its various benefits, general dosing tips, and possible side effects.
Available by prescription, roflumilast is a drug used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this drug, providing details on its dosing, possible side effects, safety precautions, and more.
Sirturo is used to treat tuberculosis in people who are resistant to certain other drugs. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works, lists potential side effects, describes dosing guidelines, and covers a number of other related topics.
Tiotropium is commonly used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Regular use, as this eMedTV page explains, helps keep airways open and prevent spasms. The drug's effects, possible side effects, and dosing information are also discussed.
Healthcare providers prescribe Tobi to treat a certain bacterial infection in those with cystic fibrosis. This eMedTV overview explores various topics, including how this medicine works, when it is prescribed, possible side effects, and more.
Tobramycin inhalation powder is an antibiotic prescribed to treat certain bacterial infections. This eMedTV segment offers more details, including how the drug works, dosing instructions, and side effects. Links to various topics are also provided.
Tracleer is prescribed to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This eMedTV article provides more detailed information on this drug, including how it works, how to take it, and possible side effects, as well as important safety concerns.
A healthcare provider may prescribe the triamcinolone inhaler to prevent asthma attacks. This eMedTV page provides an overview of the prescription drug, explaining how the drug works to prevent asthma attacks and listing potential side effects.
Zileuton is a prescription medicine that is used for preventing asthma attacks in adults and children. This eMedTV article further describes the drug, explains how it works, and lists possible side effects that may occur during treatment.
Zileuton CR is a prescription drug that is licensed to prevent asthma attacks. This eMedTV segment discusses how the medication works to reduce inflammation in the airways, lists potential side effects, and provides tips for taking the medication.
Zyban is a prescription drug typically used to help people stop smoking. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at the medication, including an explanation of how it works, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Featured Anatomy
This eMedTV article talks about the anatomy of the lung, explaining how a slice of normal lung looks similar to a pink sponge filled with tiny bubbles or holes. This page describes the lung in more detail and also includes information on COPD.
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