Author: Jennifer Bowles

Drug Axert for Migraine

Brand Name: Axert Active Ingredient: almotriptan malate Indication: Treatment of acute migraine headache in adults Company Name: Pharmacia & Upjohn Availability: NDA filed with FDA on December 17, 1999 Axert: Introduction During a migraine headache attack, changes in…

Tests of Cholestasis

Enzymes Serum alkaline phosphatase. Alkaline phosphatases are enzymes that catalyze hydrolysis of organic phosphate esters at an alkaline pH. These enzymes are found in many tissues. The serum enzyme is principally derived from three sources: (a) the hepatobiliary…

Cisapride

Drug Approvals (British Approved Name, US Adopted Name, rINN) Synonyms: Cisaprid; Cisaprida; Cisapridas; Cisapridum; Ciszaprid; R-51619; Sisapridi BAN: Cisapride USAN: Cisapride INN: Cisapride [rINN (en)] INN: Cisaprida [rINN (es)] INN: Cisapride [rINN (fr)] INN: Cisapridum [rINN (la)] INN:…

Ethinylestradiol

(British Approved Name, rINNM) Drug Nomenclature Synonyms: Aethinyloestradiolum; Ethinyl Estradiol; Ethinylestradiol; Ethinylestradiolum; Ethinyloestradiol; Etinil√∂sztradiol; Etinilestradiol; Etinilestradiolis; Etinylestradiol; Etinyyliestradioli; NSC-10973 BAN: Ethinylestradiol INN: Ethinylestradiol [rINN (en)] INN: Etinilestradiol [rINN (es)] INN: √Čthinylestradiol [rINN (fr)] INN: Ethinylestradiolum [rINN (la)] INN:…

Concerta: Drug for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Brand Name Drug: Concerta Active Ingredient Drug: methylphenidate hydrochloride Indication: Treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children over age 6 Company Name: ALZA Corporation Availability: Approved by FDA on August 1, 2000 Introduction For several years the…

Motion sickness and its prevention

Motion sickness is thought to be caused by a conflict of messages to the brain, where the vomiting centre receives information from the eyes, the Gastrointestinal tract and the vestibular system in the ear. Symptoms of motion sickness…

Complications of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Strictures An esophageal peptic stricture is thought to result from fibrosis when inflammation and injury extend below the mucosa as a consequence of chronic Gastroesophageal reflux. Up to 11% of patients with Gastroesophageal reflux disease seem to develop…

Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride

( US Adopted Name, rINNM) Drug Nomenclature INNs in main languages (French, Latin, Russian, and Spanish): Synonyms: Ciclobenzaprina, hidrocloruro de; MK-130 (cyclobenzaprine); Proheptatriene Hydrochloride; RP-9715 (cyclobenzaprine); Ro-4-1557 (cyclobenzaprine) USAN: Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride INN: Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride [rINNM (en)] INN: Hidrocloruro…

Carboplatin Intravenous Infusion

Carboplatin 10mg/ml Intravenous Infusion 1. What Carboplatin Intravenous Infusion is and what it is used for Carboplatin Intravenous Infusion is an anti-cancer medicine in the form of a solution for infusion (a solution which can be given as…

Carmustine

(British Approved Name, US Adopted Name, rINN) Drug Nomenclature International Nonproprietary Names (INNs) in main languages (French, Latin, Russian, and Spanish): Synonyms: BCNU; BiCNU; Carmustina; Carmustinum; Karmustiini; Karmustin; Karmustinas; Karmusztin; NSC-409962; WR-139021 BAN: Carmustine USAN: Carmustine INN: Carmustine…