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Rubeola Antibody (Blood)
Rubeola Antibody (Blood) Does this test have other names? Test for measles-specific IgM antibody What is this test? This test looks for an antibody called measles-specific IgM in your blood. If you have been exposed to the rubeola virus, your body may have made this antibody. The rubeola virus causes measles, an extremely contagious disease. It is spread through the air in droplets after people cough or sneeze. Thirty percent of people who catch the measles have complications. These include pneumonia, d...
Rubella Does this test have other names? German measles, rubella antibody test, 3-day measles What is this test? This test measures the amount of rubella antibodies in your blood to see if you have immunity against the rubella virus. Rubella is also called the German measles. It is a very contagious disease that's easily spread through coughing, sneezing, and spitting. In young children, rubella is usually a mild disease with symptoms that include sore throat and fever. Adults may have pink eye, headach...
Rotavirus (Stool) Does this test have other names? Rotavirus test, Nucleic acid detection test, Isolation in cell culture What is this test? The rotavirus test is a stool test used to diagnose a rotavirus infection. Rotavirus affects the intestines and causes vomiting and diarrhea. This infection is especially common in young children, but it can affect adults, too. A rotavirus infection causes a condition called viral gastroenteritis. A rotavirus vaccine is available for children, but it's possible to ...
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Blood)
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Blood) Does this test have other names? RMSF, Rocky Mountain spotted fever antibodies What is this test? Rocky Mountain spotted fever serum is a blood test used to look for antibodies, or proteins, that the body makes to fight Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) infections. RMSF is a serious bacterial infection caused by a bite from an infected tick. In most people, antibodies can't be found until at least a week after infection. A blood sample is taken about a week after s...
Rheumatoid Factor (Blood)
Rheumatoid Factor (Blood) Does this test have other names? RF blood test What is this test? This test measures the level of a substance called rheumatoid factor (RF) in your blood. It helps your healthcare provider find out whether you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RF is an autoantibody that responds to inflammation caused by RA. Antibodies increase in your blood when they find a foreign substance, such as bacteria. Autoantibodies, on the other hand, attack your own body's proteins. RF is linked to lo...
Rh Typing Does this test have other names? Rh incompatibility, Rh factor What is this test? Rhesus (Rh) typing is used to determine whether you have a specific protein called Rh factor on the outer layer of your red blood cells. If you do not have Rh factor in your blood, you are Rh negative. If you do have Rh factor in your blood, you are Rh positive. Most people are Rh positive, but Rh negative blood types can be passed down from parents to children. Rh typing is important during pregnancy. If you are...
Retic Count Does this test have other names? Reticulocyte (reh-TICK-you-loh-SITE) count, retic What is this test? This test measures the number of reticulocytes in your blood. Reticulocytes are immature red blood cells that are still developing. The test finds out whether the marrow inside your bones is making red blood cells the way it should. Red blood cells flow throughout your bloodstream. They bring in fresh oxygen and taking away carbon dioxide. If your body doesn't make enough red blood cells, yo...
Red Blood Cell Count
Red Blood Cell Count Does this test have other names? RBC count, erythrocyte count What is this test? This test measures the number of red blood cells, or erythrocytes, in your blood. Red blood cells play a critical role in moving oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body and returning carbon dioxide to your lungs to be exhaled. A red blood cell count is typically done as part of a complete blood count (CBC). This is a screening test to check for a variety of medical conditions. Why do I need this...
Red Blood Cell Antibody
Red Blood Cell Antibody Does this test have other names? Erythrocyte Ab, RBC antibody identification What is this test? This test looks for antibodies to red blood cells (RBCs) in your blood. These antibodies can cause problems during blood transfusions or, if you're pregnant, with your unborn baby. Red blood cells fall into 1 of 4 main groups: O, A, B, or AB. Blood types can be further divided into other, minor groups. If you get blood from a person whose blood group is different from yours, your body ...
Rapid Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Rapid Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Does this test have other names? RSV rapid detection, RSV indirect immunofluorescence assay, IFA What is this test? This test looks at cells taken from fluid in your nose or throat to see if you have respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV attacks the upper respiratory tract. This test looks for antigens in these nose or throat cells to quickly diagnose an infection. An antigen is a substance in the virus that causes your body's immune system to make antibod...
Rapid Plasma Reagin
Rapid Plasma Reagin Does this test have other names? RPR test, syphilis test What is this test? The rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test is a blood test that looks for antibodies to syphilis. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that first causes symptoms common to many other illnesses. Early symptoms include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, and sore throat. In addition, people who have early-stage syphilis may have sores (lesions) that can pass the infection on to other people during sexual c...
Rapid Influenza Antigen (Nasal or Throat Swab)
Rapid Influenza Antigen (Nasal or Throat Swab) Does this test have other names? Rapid influenza diagnostic test, RIDT What is this test? This test quickly checks for signs of the influenza viruses A and B in a sample of secretions from your nose or throat. Influenza—or the "flu"—is an illness of the respiratory system. Influenza A is more common and can be more serious than influenza B. It spreads easily through water droplets in the air from coughs or sneezes of people who are infected. It often affect...
Restless Leg Disorders in Kids with ADHD
Restless Leg Disorders in Kids with ADHD If you have a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), he or she likely has trouble paying attention, sitting still, or controlling impulsive behaviors. What may be less obvious is that your child may also have problems sleeping. Research suggests children with ADHD are more likely to have sleep disorders. These include insomnia, daytime sleepiness, trouble or abnormal breathing during sleep (sleep apnea), and delayed sleep. Two of the most com...
Roundworm Infections in Children
Roundworm Infections in Children Ascariasis is the name of an infection caused by the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides . When a worm lives inside the human body, the condition is called a parasitic infection. Roundworms can live inside the small intestine for up to two years. The worms are about as thick as a pencil and can grow to be about 13 inches long. They reproduce very quickly. Female roundworms may lay more than 200,000 eggs every day; these eggs leave the body through bowel movements. Ascariasis ...
Recognizing Internal Injuries in Young Athletes
Recognizing Internal Injuries in Young Athletes Millions of children and teens in the U.S. participate in organized and recreational sports. These activities have important physical and social benefits, but they are not without risk. According to the CDC, nearly 2.7 million young people are treated in the emergency room every year for sports-related injuries. If you are the parent of a young athlete, you are probably familiar with the most common types of injuries—scrapes, bumps, sprains, and strains. L...
Radiation Exposure from X-rays in Children
Radiation Exposure from X-rays in Children What is radiation exposure from X-rays in children? X-rays are a kind of imaging technique that provides your doctor with information about structures inside the body. These tests expose children to low doses of radiation. X-rays are forms of radiant energy, similar to light or radio waves. X-rays have more energy than rays of visible light or radio waves, and they can penetrate your body. This allows the radiologist to get X-ray pictures. You can then view the...
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery What is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass weight-loss surgery? Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery that reduces the size of your stomach to a small pouch – about the size of an egg. It does this by stapling off a section of it. This reduces the amount of food you can take in at meals. The surgeon then attaches this pouch directly to the small intestine, bypassing most of the rest of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine. Th...
Right Heart Catheterization with Heart Tissue Biopsy
Right Heart Catheterization with Heart Tissue Biopsy What is a right heart catheterization with heart tissue biopsy? Right-heart catheterization (often abbreviated as ”right heart cath”) with heart tissue biopsy is a procedure in which your doctor takes tissue samples directly from your heart muscle. Your doctor does this procedure to see if your heart tissue is normal. In a right-heart cath, your doctor guides a special catheter (a small, thin tube), called a pulmonary artery (PA) catheter, into the ri...
Right Heart Catheterization
Right Heart Catheterization What is right heart catheterization? Your doctor performs right-heart catheterization (cath) to determine how well your heart is pumping, and to measure the pressures in your heart and lungs. In a right-heart catheterization, your doctor guides a special catheter (a small, hollow tube) called a pulmonary artery (PA) catheter to the right side of your heart. He or she then passes the tube into your pulmonary artery. This is the main artery that carries blood to your lungs. You...
Robotic-Assisted Aortic Valve Repair
Robotic-Assisted Aortic Valve Repair What is robotic-assisted aortic valve repair? Robotic-assisted aortic valve repair is a type of surgery. It uses robotic tools to fix a damaged aortic valve. The aortic valve is one of the heart’s 4 valves. These valves help blood flow through the heart’s 4 chambers and out to the body. Sometimes, the valve stops working well and needs to be replaced. Your healthcare provider will replace the valve with an artificial one. Blood can then leave the heart and flow out t...
Robotic-Assisted Patent Foramen Ovale Repair
Robotic-Assisted Patent Foramen Ovale Repair What is robotic-assisted patent foramen ovale repair? A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a small hole between the two upper chambers of the heart, the right and the left atrium. A robotic-assisted patent foramen repair is a type of surgery to fix this hole in the heart. Normally, a wall separates the right and left atria. No blood can flow between them. If a PFO exists, a little blood can flow between the atria. This hole is normal in the heart before birth, as ...
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement What is a reverse total shoulder replacement? A reverse total shoulder replacement is a special type of shoulder surgery. It allows a doctor to remove the damaged parts of the shoulder and replace them with artificial parts. The shoulder joint is made up of the upper arm bone (humerus) and the shoulder blade (scapula). The rounded end of the upper arm bone moves inside a shallow socket in the shoulder blade. Because of this, your shoulder normally has a very wide range...
Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy What is robotic-assisted myomectomy? A robotic-assisted myomectomy is a type of surgery. It is done to remove growths in a women’s uterus called fibroids. The surgery is done with special tools. The uterus is a reproductive organ in a woman’s lower belly (abdomen). A baby grows inside the uterus during pregnancy. Sometimes, cells from the inside walls of the uterus grow and form tumors called fibroids. They are also known as leiomyomas or myomas. Fibroids are almost always no...
Robotic-Assisted Sacrocolpopexy What is robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy? Robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy is a type of surgery. It is done to repair pelvic organ prolapse. The surgery is done with special tools. Your pelvis is the set of bones in the lower part of your belly (abdomen). Just above the pelvis there are several organs. These include the uterus, the bladder, and the lower part of your intestines. Strong tissues help hold these organs in place. If the tissues weaken, one or more of these orga...
Rhinoplasty What is rhinoplasty? Rhinoplasty is surgery to change the size or shape of your nose. It is also called a nose job. This procedure is usually used to make the nose smaller or to narrow it. But it can also make the nose larger. Rhinoplasty can be done to change the way the bridge or tip of your nose looks. It can correct bumps or other problems. It can also change how your nostrils look. In many cases, rhinoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. Why might I...
Rehabilitation After a Spinal Cord injury
Rehabilitation After a Spinal Cord injury What is rehabilitation for a spinal cord injury? Your spinal cord runs from your brain down through your spine. Your brain sends messages out to your body through your spinal cord. These messages help you move your body parts, like when you pick up a cup or walk to the mailbox. As you go about daily tasks, messages travel from your arms, legs, and the rest of your body back to your brain through your spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can prevent your brain and b...
Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury
Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury What is rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden injury causes damage to your brain. A "closed head injury" may cause brain damage if something hits your head hard but doesn’t break through your skull. A "penetrating head injury" occurs when an object breaks through your skull and enters your brain. ANerv_20140215_v0_002 Symptoms that may occur after TBI may include: Headaches Dizziness Confusion Convulsion...
Robotic Prostatectomy What is a robotic prostatectomy? The prostate gland is found only in males. It sits below the bladder and wraps around the urethra. The prostate helps make semen. Prostatectomy is surgery to remove the prostate gland. During the procedure, the seminal vesicles, nearby tissues, and sometimes pelvic lymph nodes are also removed. When prostate cancer spreads, the pelvic lymph nodes are often one of the first places it goes. The prostate can be removed several ways. One way is for a su...
Robotic Hysterectomy What is a robotic hysterectomy? Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. This surgery can be done through small incisions using a thin, lighted scope with a camera on the end (a laparoscope). This is called a laparoscopic hysterectomy. In robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy, the surgeon uses a computer to control the surgical instruments. The computer station is in the operating room. The surgeon is able to control the robot's movements steadily and precisely...
Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Robotic Cardiac Surgery What is robotic cardiac surgery? Robotic cardiac surgery is a form of heart surgery done through very small incisions in the chest. With the use of tiny instruments and robotic devices, surgeons are able to do several types of heart surgery in a way that is much less invasive than other types of heart surgery. The procedure is sometimes called da Vinci surgery because that is the name of the manufacturer of the robot often used for this procedure. PCardio_20140403_v0_002 Robotic ...
Rathke Cleft Cysts
Rathke Cleft Cysts What are Rathke cleft cysts? Rathke cleft cysts are benign (non-cancerous) fluid-filled growths that develop between the parts of the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. They are congenital deformities, meaning that they develop while a fetus is growing in the womb. A Rathke cleft cyst develops from a piece of the fetus’ developing Rathke pouch, which ultimately becomes part of the pituitary gland. Rathke cleft cysts are rare. And, they only rarely cause symptoms or problems dur...
Rumination Syndrome What is rumination syndrome? Rumination syndrome is a rare behavioral problem. It affects children and some adults. Rumination syndrome causes an automatic regurgitation of recently eaten food. If your child has this problem, he or she will usually eat meals normally. But, after about an hour or two, undigested food comes back up into his or her mouth from the esophagus. Your child will either re-chew and re-swallow the food, or spit it out. Usually, this happens at every meal, day a...
Restrictive Cardiomyopathy What is restrictive cardiomyopathy? Restrictive cardiomyopathy, or RCM, is when the chambers of the heart become stiffer over time. Though the heart is able to squeeze well, it is not able to relax between beats normally. This makes it harder for the heart to fill with blood. It also increases the pressure inside the ventricles and the atria can become enlarged. Eventually, this disease makes the heart unable to pump as much blood out to the body as it normally would. The bloo...
Rheumatoid Vasculitis What is rheumatoid vasculitis? Rheumatoid vasculitis is a condition that causes blood vessels to be inflamed. It happens in some people who have had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for a long time. RA is an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is caused by a problem with the immune system. The immune system’s job is to protect the body from disease. It does this by attacking things in the body, such as viruses, that may cause harm. When you have an autoimmune disease, your immune sy...
Right Bundle Branch Block
Right Bundle Branch Block What is right bundle branch block? Right bundle branch block comes from a problem with the heart’s ability to send electrical signals. It slows certain signals from passing through the heart. This results in less blood flow being sent out to the body. It usually doesn’t cause symptoms unless you have some other heart condition. Your heart has four chambers. The two upper chambers are called atria, and the two lower chambers are called ventricles. In a healthy heart, the electri...
Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis What is relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis? In multiple sclerosis (MS), the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, becomes damaged. MS causes the immune system to attack the myelin, which is the insulation protecting the nerves. The nerves themselves can also be damaged. When myelin or the nerves become damaged, nerves cannot properly pass along their signals. The damaging process forms scar tissue called sclerosis, which gives the di...
Refractory Epilepsy What is refractory epilepsy? People with epilepsy have seizures. During a seizure, the nerve cells in the brain don't communicate normally. The usual electrical activity in the brain becomes altered. These seizures may last a few seconds or a few minutes. ANerv_20140331_v0_001 Some people with epilepsy will have or eventually develop refractory epilepsy. This means that medicines don't work well, or at all, to control the seizures. If you have refractory epilepsy, the type of seizure...
Rectal Prolapse Your rectum is the lower part of your colon, where stool forms. If the rectum drops out of its normal place within the body and pushes out of the anal opening, the condition is called rectal prolapse. In the early stages, a prolapse may happen only after a bowel movement. The protruding rectum may then slip back through the anal canal on its own. Over time, however, the prolapse may become more severe and could require surgery. Causes Rectal prolapse is usually caused by a weakening of t...
Risks of Bariatric Surgery: Anemia
Risks of Bariatric Surgery: Anemia What is anemia after bariatric surgery? Anemia is a common side effect of weight-loss surgery. It's a condition in which your blood contains lower than normal levels of red blood cells or red blood cells that contain too little of the protein hemoglobin. This is a problem because hemoglobin is the substance that carries oxygen throughout the body. What are the causes of anemia after bariatric surgery? Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common in people after surgery....
Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery: Anastomotic Leaking
Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery: Anastomotic Leaking If you are severely obese and have had trouble losing weight, your healthcare provider tor may recommend weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery is also known as bariatric surgery. It is an effective way to lose weight and reduce the risk for weight-related problems. These include heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, and arthritis. One type of weight loss surgery is the gastric bypass. As with any surgery, gastric bypass...
Rotavirus Vaccine Oral suspension
Rotavirus Vaccine Oral suspension What is this medicine? ROTAVIRUS VACCINE ORAL SOLUTION (ROH tuh vahy ruhs VAK seen) is used to help prevent a virus infection that can cause fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. How should I use this medicine? This vaccine is given by mouth. It is given by a health care professional. A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccination. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use o...
Rufinamide Oral tablet
Rufinamide Oral tablet What is this medicine? RUFINAMIDE (roo FIN a mide) is used to control seizures caused by a certain type of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Take this medicine with food. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional. A...
Repaglinide, Metformin Hydrochloride Oral tablet
Repaglinide, Metformin Hydrochloride Oral tablet What is this medicine? METFORMIN; REPAGLINIDE (met FOR min; re PAG lin ide) is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. This medicine helps your body to use insulin better. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. Swallow it with a drink of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine before meals. It should be taken no earlier than 30 minutes before meals. If a meal is ...
Ranolazine Oral tablet, extended-release
Ranolazine Oral tablet, extended-release What is this medicine? RANOLAZINE (ra NOE la zeen) is a heart medicine. It is used to treat chronic chest pain (angina). This medicine must be taken regularly. It will not relieve an acute episode of chest pain. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. Take with or without food. Do not take this medication with grapefruit juice. Tak...
Rotigotine Transdermal Patch - 24 hour
Rotigotine Transdermal Patch - 24 hour What is this medicine? ROTIGOTINE (roe TIG oh teen) is used to control the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease or restless legs syndrome. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use exactly as directed. Wash hands after removing and applying this medicine. Change the patch each day at the same time. Apply the patch to an area of the upper arm or body that is clean, dry, and hairl...
Risperidone Oral disintegrating tablet
Risperidone Oral disintegrating tablet What is this medicine? RISPERIDONE (ris PER i done) is an antipsychotic. It is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and some symptoms of autism. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Peel back the foil to expose the tablet. Do not push the tablet through the foil because this could damage the tablet. After removing the tablet from the package, the tablet should be taken immediately. I...
Ramelteon Oral tablet
Ramelteon Oral tablet What is this medicine? RAMELTEON (ram EL tee on) is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Do not break tablets; swallow whole. Follow the directions on the prescription label. It is better to take this medicine on an empty stomach and only when you are ready for bed. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist...
Rubella Virus Strain Wistar RA 27/3 Live antigen Solution for injection
Rubella Virus Strain Wistar RA 27/3 Live antigen Solution for injection What is this medicine? RUBELLA VIRUS VACCINE LIVE (roo BEL uh VAHY ruhs vak SEEN lahyv) is used to prevent infections with the rubella virus (German measles). How should I use this medicine? This vaccine is for injection under the skin. It is given by a health care professional. A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccination. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently. Talk t...
Rifaximin Oral tablet
Rifaximin Oral tablet What is this medicine? RIFAXIMIN (ri FAX i men) is an antibiotic. It is used to treat traveler's diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. It is also used to prevent hepatic encephalopathy, a brain disorder that can occur due to severe liver disease. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. This medicine may be taken with or without food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do...
Risperidone Solution for injection
Risperidone Solution for injection What is this medicine? RISPERIDONE (ris PER i done) is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is also known as manic-depression. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? ...
Rosiglitazone Maleate, Metformin Hydrochloride Oral tablet
Rosiglitazone Maleate, Metformin Hydrochloride Oral tablet What is this medicine? METFORMIN; ROSIGLITAZONE (met FOR min; roe si GLI ta zone) is a combination medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with meals. Take your medicine at the same time each day. Do not take more often...
Rasburicase Solution for injection
Rasburicase Solution for injection What is this medicine? RASBURICASE (ras BURE i kase) breaks down uric acid in the blood. It is used to prevent and to treat high levels of uric acid caused by cancer treatment. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 1 month old f...
Rosuvastatin Calcium Oral tablet
Rosuvastatin Calcium Oral tablet What is this medicine? ROSUVASTATIN (roe SOO va sta tin) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or 'statin'. It lowers cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. This drug may also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other health problems in patients with risk factors for heart disease. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the presc...
Rituximab (Murine) Solution for injection
Rituximab (Murine) Solution for injection What is this medicine? RITUXIMAB (ri TUX i mab) is a monoclonal antibody. This medicine changes the way the body's immune system works. It is used commonly to treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other conditions. In cancer cells, this drug targets a specific protein within cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In RA, this medicine slows the inflammatory process and help reduce joint pain and swelling...
Ritonavir Oral capsule, liquid filled
Ritonavir Oral capsule, liquid filled What is this medicine? RITONAVIR (ri TOE na veer) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. For y...
Ritonavir Oral solution
Ritonavir Oral solution What is this medicine? RITONAVIR (ri TOE na veer) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or dropper to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if yo...
Rifapentine Oral tablet
Rifapentine Oral tablet What is this medicine? RIFAPENTINE (RIF a pen teen) is an antibiotic. It is used to treat of tuberculosis (TB). This medicine is never used alone for tuberculosis, but in combination with at least one other agent. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. For your t...
Rilpivirine Oral tablet
Rilpivirine Oral tablet What is this medicine? RILPIVIRINE (RIL pi VIR een) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water and food. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. For your anti-HIV therapy to work as w...
Rabies Immune Globulin (Human) Solution for injection
Rabies Immune Globulin (Human) Solution for injection What is this medicine? RABIES IMMUNE GLOBULIN (ray BEES im MYOON GLOB yoo lin) is used to prevent rabies infection. Rabies is mostly a disease of animals. Humans may get rabies if they are bitten by animals that have rabies. This medicine is given to someone after they have been exposed. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection into the area around a wound or into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital...
Rabies Virus Strain PM-1503-3M antigen (Propiolactone Inactivated) Suspension for injection
Rabies Virus Strain PM-1503-3M antigen (Propiolactone Inactivated) Suspension for injection What is this medicine? RABIES VACCINE (ray BEES vax EEN) is used to prevent rabies infection. Rabies is mostly a disease of animals. Humans may get rabies if they are bitten by animals that have rabies. The vaccine may be given to protect someone with a high risk of rabies or it may be given to someone after they have been exposed. How should I use this medicine? This vaccine is for injection into a muscle. It is...
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