Targretin: Help Patients with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Brand Name Drug: Targretin Active Ingredient Drug: bexarotene Indication: Treatment of cutaneous manifestations of early and advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in patients refractory to at least one prior systemic therapy Company Name: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Availability: Approved by…

Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Clinical presentation Symptoms Patients with irritable bowel syndrome typically complain of crampy abdominal pain and constipation. In some patients, chronic constipation is punctuated by brief episodes of diarrhea. A minority of patients have only diarrhea. Symptoms usually have…

Osteoarthritis drug may help menstrual pain

A new study concludes that the osteoarthritis drug Vioxx(R) (rofecoxib) is both safe and effective in relieving the pain associated with menstrual cramps. researchers at the Merck Research Laboratories compared the effects of rofecoxib to those of both…

Taxotere (Docetaxel)

Taxotere 160 mg/8 ml concentrate for solution for infusion Docetaxel 1.   What Taxotere is and what it is used for The name of this medicine is Taxotere. Its common name is Docetaxel. Docetaxel is a substance derived from…

FUROSEMIDE

FUROSEMIDE (fur-OH-se-mide) Other Names for this Medication (Brand Name) Aisemide, Aldalix, Aldic, Aluzine, Anfuramaide, Apo-Frusemide, Apo-Furosemide, Aquarid, Aquasin, Arasemide, Beronald, Bioretic, Bristab, Bristurin, Cetasix, Depix, Desal, Desdemin, Di-Ademil, Dirine, Disal, Discoid, Disemide, Diucardin, Diumide-K, Diural, Diurapid, Diuretic Salt,…

Modigraf (Tacrolimus)

Modigraf 0.2 mg, granules for oral suspension Modlgraf 1 mg, granules for oral suspension Tacrolimus 1. WHAT MODIGRAF IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR Modigraf is an immunosuppressant. Following your organ transplant (e.g. liver, kidney, heart), your…

Diarrhoea

Community pharmacists may be asked by patients to treat existing diarrhea or to offer advice on what course of action to take should diarrhea occur, e.g. to holidaymakers. Diarrhoea is defined as an increased frequency of bowel evacuation,…

Alemtuzumab

(British Approved Name, US Adopted Name, rINN) Drug Nomenclature Synonyms: Alemtutsumabi; Alemtuzumab; Alemtuzumabum; Campath-1; Campath-1H BAN: Alemtuzumab INN: Alemtuzumab [rINN (en)] INN: Alemtuzumab [rINN (es)] INN: Alemtuzumab [rINN (fr)] INN: Alemtuzumabum [rINN (la)] INN: Алемтузумаб [rINN (ru)] CAS:…

Dacarbazine

(British Approved Name, US Adopted Name, rINN) Drug Nomenclature International Nonproprietary Names (INNs) in main languages (French, Latin, Russian, and Spanish): Synonyms: DIC; DTIC; Dacarbazina; Dacarbazinum; Dakarbatsiini; Dakarbazin; Imidazole Carboxamide; NSC-45388; WR-139007 BAN: Dacarbazine USAN: Dacarbazine INN: Dacarbazine…

Chlormethine Hydrochloride

(British Approved Name Modified, rINNM) Drug Nomenclature INNs in main languages (French, Latin, Russian, and Spanish): Synonyms: Chlorethazine Hydrochloride; Clormetina, hidrocloruro de; HN2 (chlormethine); Mechlorethamine Hydrochloride; Mustine Hydrochloride; NSC-762; Nitrogen Mustard (chlormethine); WR-147650 BAN: Chlormethine Hydrochloride [BANM] INN:…