ACTH for Infantile Spasms: Hmong Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is used to treat infant spasms, a type of seizure. See also: Injections (subcutaneous)

Aldesleukin (Interleukin-2, Proleukin®): Boosts the immune system to destroy cancer cells.

Alemtuzumab (Campath): Chemotheraphy medicine used to treat leukemia.

Allergy Medicines: Lists common allergy medicines. Explains what they do and their side effects. See also: Asthma, Eczema

Alpha Interferon: Strengthens the immune system. Used for hepatitis, some cancers, hemangiomas, and some serious viral diseases.

Amifostine (Ethyol): Protects body organs from certain cancer treatments.

Aminocaproic Acid (Amicar): Promotes healing after bleeding by preventing the breakdown of blood clots. See also: Tranexamic Acid

Amiodarone (Cordarone): Helps control abnormal heartbeats.

Anesthesia: Questions and Answers: Somali, Spanish Medicine given before a procedure to help your child sleep deeply and feel no pain. See also: Eating and Drinking Before Anesthesia or Sedation, Post-anesthesia Care Unit, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Anesthetic Cream (EMLA; LMX4): Spanish Numbing cream applied to the skin to reduce pain from needles. See also: Pain in Children and Adolescents, Pain in Infants

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors: Used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure and some heart conditions. See also: Cardiac Conditions: Care at Home

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers: Used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure and some heart conditions. See also: Cardiac Conditions: Care at Home

Asparaginase (Elspar, Erwinase): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys leukemia cancer cells in all phases of cell life.

Aspirin: Information for patients and families about aspiring, including effects, how to take it, and precautions.

Asthma Medicines: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Lists common asthma medicines. Explains what they do and their side effects. See also: Asthma, Anti-inflammatory medicines (inhaled), Bronchodilators (long-acting inhaled), Bronchodilators (quick-acting inhaled), Corticosteroids (inhaled), Corticosteroids for asthma (oral), Inhalers, Nebulizer treatments

Atomoxetine (Strattera): A non-stimulant medicine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Behavior Regulators: These medicines are used to treat many conditions linked to one's mental state.

Behavior Regulators (Atypical): A newer class of medicines used to treat conditions linked to one's mental state.

Beta Blockers: Used to treat many conditions, including high blood pressure and heart conditions. See also: Cardiac Conditions: Care at Home

Bleomycin (Blenoxane): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells at a specific phase of cell life.

Bortezomib (Velcade): Precautions and side effects.

Bronchodilators (Long-acting Inhaled): Spanish Used to control asthma. Includes side effects and precautions. See also: Inhalers, Nebulizer Treatments

Bronchodilators (Quick-acting Inhaled): Used to relieve constricted air passages in the lungs. Includes side effects and precautions. See also: Inhalers, Nebulizer Treatments

Bupropion (Wellbutrin): An antidepressant used to treat ADHD and other conditions. Helpful for those quitting smoking.

Buspirone (Buspar): Acts on the brain to treat anxiety

Caffeine (Cafcit): Used to stimulate breathing in premature infants.

Calcium Channel Blockers: Used to treat many conditions, including high blood pressure and some heart conditions. See also: Cardiac Conditions: Care at Home

Carboplatin (Paraplatin, CBDCA): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine used to destroy cancer cells in all phases of cell life.

Carmustine (BiCNU, BCNU): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all phases of cell life.

Cast Care and Mobility Changes: Answers to common questions.

Caudal Block: Medicine injected near the lower spine; relieves pain after some types of surgery.

Celecoxib (Celebrex): Used to relieve pain and inflammation (swelling).

Cephalosporin Antibiotics (IV or IM): Antibiotic medicines used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.

CH. 14.18 Monoclonal Antibody (MAB Ch. 14.18, Anti-GD2): Spanish Monoclonal antibody used to treat cancer by destroying neuroblastoma cells.

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro): An antibiotic used to treat many kinds of infections.

Cisplatin (Platinol, CDPP): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all phases of cell life.

Clonidine (Catapres): Regulates brain activity; used to treat ADHD and other conditions.

Clostridium Difficile (CDC): Spanish CDC resource on the topic of Clostridium Difficile.

Corticosteroids (Inhaled): Spanish Used to control asthma. Includes side effects and precautions. See also: Corticosteroids for Asthma (Oral)

Corticosteroids and Nutrition: When corticosteroids are taken for a long time, changes in the diet may need to be made. See also: Corticosteroids for Asthma (Oral)

Corticosteroids for Asthma (Oral): Spanish Used to reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs that occurs with asthma. Includes side effects and precautions. See also: Corticosteroids (Inhaled), Corticosteroids and Nutrition

Corticosteroids for Chemotherapy: Spanish Used to reduce the function of cancer cells and help other chemotherapy medicines work better. See also: Corticosteroids and Nutrition

Corticosteroids for Immune Disorders: Used to reduce inflammation and lower the level of certain harmful antibodies.

Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all phases of cell life. See also: Chemotherapy (Outpatient): Cyclophosphamide, Chemotherapy (Outpatient): Cyclophosphamide and Etoposide

Cyclosporine: Most often used to decrease the immune function and prevent rejection of a transplanted organ.

Cystic Fibrosis Medicines: Lists medicines commonly used for cystic fibrosis. Explains how they work and their side effects. See also: Cystic Fibrosis Exercises, Aerobic Exercise, Coughing Exercise

Cytarabine (Ara-C, Cytosar-U): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all phases of cell life.

Dacarbazine (DTIC, DIC, imidazole carboxamide): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all phases of cell life.

Dactinomycin (Actinomycin-D, AMD, Cosmegen): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all stages of cell life.

Daunorubicin (Daunomycin, Cerubidine): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all phases of cell life.

Deferoxamine (Desferal): Removes certain metals from the blood.

Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Bedwetting: A synthetic form of vasopressin hormone; works on the kidneys to decrease urine amounts.

Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Bleeding Disorders: Used to stop bleeding in patients with von Willebrand's disease or mild hemophilia A. See also: Head Injury with Bleeding Disorders, Desmopressin (Stimate), Factor Concentrate at Home

Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Diabetes Insipidus: A synthetic form of vasopressin; works on the kidneys to decrease urination anad sodium levels.

Desmopressin (Stimate): Helps stop bleeding in patients with von Willebrand's disease or mild hemophilia A. See also: Desmopressin (DDAVP) for bleeding disorders, Head injury with bleeding disorders, Factor concentrate at home

Dexrazoxane (Zinecard): Spanish Protects the heart from the effects of some chemotherapy medicines.

DIASTAT® AcuDial™ (Valeant Pharmaceuticals – English, Spanish): Promotes healing after bleeding by preventing the breakdown of blood clots. See also: Tranexamic Acid

Diazepam (Valium) Rectal: Given rectally to stop seizures. See also: Seizures

Diuretics (Thiazide-type): Medicines that help decrease excess water in the body by increasing the amount of urine the body makes.

Dornase Alfa (Pulmozyme): Lists medicines commonly used for cystic fibrosis. Explains how they work and their side effects. See also: Cystic Fibrosis Exercises, Aerobic Exercise, Coughing Exercise

Doxorubicin (Adriamycin, adria, ADR, DOXO): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all stages of cell life.

Ear Drops: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Includes pictures and helpful hints on how to give ear drops.

Enoxaparin (Lovenox):

Epidural Analgesia: Analgesia means pain relief. An epidural is pain medicine given in the back, where it works on the nerves by the spinal cord. See also: Pain in Children and Adolescents, Patient-controlled Analgesia

Etoposide (VePesid): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all phases of cell life. See also: Chemotherapy (Outpatient): Cyclophosphamide and Etoposide, Chemotherapy (Outpatient): Ifosfamide and Etoposide

Eye Drops: Hmong, Somali, Spanish, Spanish Includes pictures and helpful hints on how to give eye drops. See also: Conjunctivitis

Eye Ointment: Hmong, Spanish Includes pictures and helpful hints for how to give eye ointment. See also: Conjunctivitis

Fludarabine (Fludara): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that prevents cancer cells from multiplying.

Fludrocortisone (Florinef): Used to replace hormones, balance water and minerals in the body, and treat other conditions. See also: Adrenal Insufficiency: Hormone Replacement Therapy

Fluorouricil (Adrucil): Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all phases of cell life.

Furosemide (Lasix): Helps decrease extra water in the body by increasing urine production. See also: Diuretics (Thiazide-type), Spironolactone (Aldactone)

Gemcitabine (Gemzar): Destroys cancer cells in all phases of cell life.

Granulocyte Stimulation Factor (Neupogen, Filgrastim): Spanish Stimulates white blood cell production and development in the bone marrow. See also: Injections (subcutaneous)

Guanfacine (Tenex): Used to treat high blood pressure, ADHD, and other conditions.

H-2 Blockers: Also called acid blockers, these medicines decrease the acid the stomach makes. See also: Gastroesophageal Reflux

Hormone Therapy for Young Women: Hormone replacement pills (also known as birth control pills) are prescribed for many reasons.

Hydroxyurea (Hydrea): Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells by interfering with a specific phase of cell life. Also helps produce normal hemoglobin in patients with sickle cell disease.

Idarubicin (Idamycin): Spanish Prevents the production of tumor cells.

Ifosfamide (Ifex): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all phases of cell life. See also: Chemotherapy (Outpatient): Ifosfamide and Etoposide

Imatinib (Gleevec): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells by blocking signals that tell the cells to divide.

Immune Globulin: About infusions, what to expect.

Immunizations: Care at home: Hmong, Spanish Which vaccines your child may need, what to expect, and how to treat possible side effects. See also: Fever, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Implanted Port: Hmong, Spanish Fixed under the skin, this venous access device is used to draw blood samples and give fluids or medicines. See also: Implanted port: Care at Home, Anesthetic Cream (EMLA; LMX4)

Infliximab (Remicade): Monoclonal antibody that decreases inflammation and tissue damage.

Irinotecan (Camptosar): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells by interfering with a specific phase of cell life. Includes instructions for managing side effects.

Leucovorin (Citrovorim factor, Folinic acid): A vitamin that stops the chemotherapy medicine methotrexate from harming normal cells.

Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists: In the lungs, this medicine prevents the airway swelling and inflammation that can cause asthma symptoms. See also: Asthma, Asthma Medicines

Lithium: A mood stabilizer used for some types of depression, bipolar disorder, and cluster headaches.

Lomustine (CCNU, CeeNu): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all phases of cell life.

Medicine Safety: Spanish Describes what you need to know about medicines to give them safely; includes a reminder chart.

Melphalan (Alkeran): Chemotherapy medicine that interferes with cancer cells' growth.

Mercaptopurine (Purinethol): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells by interfering with a specific phase of cell life.

Mesna (Mesnex): Spanish Protects the bladder from the effects of the chemotherapy medicines cyclophosphamide and ifosfamide.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus auerus - MRSA colonization: MDH resource on the topic of Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus auerus - MRSA colonization.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus auerus - MRSA infection (MDH): MDH resource on the topic of Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus auerus - MRSA.

Methotrexate (for Chemotherapy): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells by interfering with a specific phase of cell life. See also: Chemotherapy (Outpatient): Methotrexate (1 to 5 grams/m2)

Methotrexate (for Immune Disorders): An immunosuppressant used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, severe psoriasis, and other medical problems.

Metoclopramide (Reglan): Used to treat GER, this medicine helps food move more quickly through the stomach and small intestine.

Mitoxantrone (Novoantrone): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine used to treat cancer by interfering with cells' ability to make RNA and DNA.

Nitric Oxide (Inhaled): Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) is a gas given into the lungs to lower blood pressure in the lungs and increase oxygen in the blood.

Nitrous Oxide for Sedation: Spanish This quick-acting sedation medicine can be inhaled before a medical procedure. See also: Barium Enema

Olanzapine (Zyprexa): Antipsychotic medicine used to treat a variety of psychological conditions.

Ondansetron (Zofran): Spanish A medicine used to treat and prevent nausea and vomiting with chemotherapy and after surgery.

Patient-controlled Analgesia: Analgesia means pain relief. Using a PCA pump, a child can help control his or her own pain medicine. See also: Epidural Analgesia, Pain in Children and Adolescents

Pegaspargase (Oncaspar): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys leukemia cancer cells in all phases of cell life.

Phenobarbital: Most often used to help control seizures. See also: Seizures

Phenytoin (Dilantin): Most often used to help control seizures. See also: Seizures

Procarbazine (Matulane): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells by interfering with a specific phase of cell life.

Propofol (Dipravin) for sedation: Spanish A type of sedation medicine to help your child relax or sleep during a procedure.

Proton-pump Inhibitors: These medicines decrease the acid the stomach makes. See also: Gastroesophageal Reflux

Retinoic Acid (for cancer therapy): Spanish Interferes with growth and development of cells. It is related to vitamin A.

Risperidone (Risperdal): Used to treat psychosis, schizophrenia, and other conditions.

Rituximab (Rituxan): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine for certain types of cancer. It uses the body's immune system to destroy cancer cells.

Safe handling of hazardous drugs: Safety measures to follow while receiving chemotherapy.

Sedation for a Procedure: Spanish Sedation is medicine to help children sleep or relax during a procedure so they don't move. Explains medicines that may be used, how they are given, their side effects, precautions to take, and what to watch for afterwards. See also: Eating and Drinking Before Anesthesia or Sedation, Pain in Children and Adolescents, Pain in Infants, Sedation: Extended Observation, Computed Tomography Scan (CT scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors: SSRIs are mood regulators used for many conditions.

Sotalol (Betapace): Medicine that controls abnormal heartbeats.

Spironolactone (Aldactone): Helps decrease extra water in the body by increasing urine amounts.

Stimulants for Attention Disorders: Spanish Used to control symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Surfactant: A modified natural substance that coats the air sacs in a baby's lungs to make breathing easier. See also: Respiratory distress syndrome (infant)

Surgical Site Infections (CDC): Spanish CDC resource on the topic of surgical site infections.

Temozolomide (Temodar): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells in all phases of cell life.

Thalidomide (Thalomid): Spanish Used to treat brain tumors, other tumors, or patients who have graft versus host disease after bone marrow transplantation.

Thioguanine: Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells by interfering with cell development.

Thiotepa (TESPA, TSPA): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine used to treat certain types of cancer; destroys cancer cells' ability to divide.

Tobramycin (TOBI): Lists medicines commonly used for cystic fibrosis. Explains how they work and their side effects. See also: Cystic Fibrosis Exercises, Aerobic Exercise, Coughing Exercise

Topotecan (Hycamtin): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells by interfering with a specific phase of cell life.

Tranexamic Acid: Promotes healing after bleeding by preventing the breakdown of blood clots. See also: Aminocaproic Acid (Amicar)

Trastuzumab (Herceptin): Spanish Monoclonal antibody that destroys a type of cancer cell.

Trazodone (Desyrel): A special type of antidepressant used to treat depression or sleeplessness.

Tylenol Dosage Chart: Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen Dosage Chart

Vest Therapy: Lists medicines commonly used for cystic fibrosis. Explains how they work and their side effects. See also: Cystic Fibrosis Exercises, Aerobic Exercise, Coughing Exercise

Vest Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis bronchiectasis: Lists medicines commonly used for cystic fibrosis. Explains how they work and their side effects. See also: Cystic Fibrosis Exercises, Aerobic Exercise, Coughing Exercise

Vinblastine (Velban): Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells by interfering with a specific phase of cell life.

Vincristine (Oncovin): Spanish, Spanish Chemotherapy medicine that destroys cancer cells by interfering with a specific phase of cell life.

Vinorelbine (Navelbine): A chemotherapy medicine used to destroy cancer cells by interfering with a phase of cell life.

Vitamin D: Describes what you need to know about medicines to give them safely; includes a reminder chart.

Warfarin (Coumadin): An anticoagulant that helps prevent clots in the blood vessels. See also: Cardiac Conditions: Care at Home

Win Rho: Used to treat ITP by increasing platelet counts.