Medicine - E

Ebixa is a drug prescribed to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease.

The active substance in Edronax is reboxetine which is part of a group of medicines called antidepressants. Edronax is used in acute treatment of depressive illness / major depression as well as for maintaining the improvement of your symptoms when you have initially responded to Edronax.

Efexor (Venlafaxine) is a treatment for adults with depression. Treating depression properly is important to help you get better. If it is not treated, your condition may not go away and may become more serious and more difficult to treat.

Efexor XL (Venlafaxine) is a treatment for adults with depression. Treating depression properly is important to help you get better. If it is not treated, your condition may not go away and may become more serious and more difficult to treat.

Eklira Genuair inhaler contains the active ingredient aclidinium bromide, which is a type of medicine known as an antimuscarinic or anticholinergic bronchodilator. It works by opening the airways to make it easier to breathe.

This medicine is used to prevent angina pectoris.

Eldepryl (Selegeline) is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Eldepryl may be taken alone in the early stages of your condition, delaying the need for the addition of other medicines.

Eliquis tablets contain the active ingredient apixaban, which is a type of medicine called an anti-thrombotic. It is used to stop blood clots forming within the blood vessels.

EllaOne is known as a 'morning after pill'. It is used to reduce the chances of becoming pregnant after unprotected sex or failure of a contraceptive method.

Elocon cream and ointment both contain the active ingredient mometasone, which is a steroid medicine used to reduce inflammation.

Elocon Scalp Lotion is one of a group of medicines called topical corticosteroids. It is classified as a “potent corticosteroid”. These medicines are put on the surface of the skin to reduce the redness and itchiness caused by certain skin problems.

In adults and children, Elocon Scalp Lotion is used to reduce redness and itchiness caused by certain conditions affecting the scalp, called psoriasis or dermatitis.

Psoriasis is a skin disease in which itchy, scaly, pink patches develop on the elbows, knees, scalp and other parts of the body. Dermatitis is a condition brought on by the skin reacting to outside agents e.g. detergents, causing the skin to become red and itchy.

Eltroxin (Levothyroxine) is used to treat an under active thyroid which is not producing enough thyroxine.

Elvina (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and also cause changes in your cervical and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

  • Elvinette is a contraceptive pill and is used to prevent pregnancy.
  • Each tablet contains a small amount of two different female hormones, namely drospirenone and ethinylestradiol.

Emadine eye drops contain the active ingredient emedastine, which is a type of medicine called an antihistamine. It works by preventing the actions of histamine.

Emcor (Bisoprolol) is used in the management of hypertension and the management of angina pectoris.

Emergency contraception is also known as post coital contraception and can prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. It is not quite true to say 'the morning after the night before' as it can actually work up to 72 hours of unprotected sex.

This medication contains 2 amide-type local anesthetics, lidocaine and prilocaine. It is used on normal, unbroken skin or on the outer genital area to prevent pain before certain procedures such as inserting a needle, skin grafts, or skin laser surgery. It works by temporarily numbing the skin and surrounding area. Do not use this product in the ears.

Your doctor has probably prescribed Enap (Enalapril) for you for one of the following reasons which will have been explained to you:

  • Your blood pressure is too high
  • You have a heart condition sometimes referred to as 'heart failure'.
  • You have a damaged heart muscle

In adults, Enbrel (Etanercept) can be used for moderate or severe rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, severe ankylosing spondylitis and moderate or severe psoriasis – in each case usually when other widely used treatments have not worked well enough or are not suitable for you.