Author: Jennifer Bowles

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia: Emerging Therapies

Following the entrance of the protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib (Novartis’ s Gleevec/Glivec) into the chronic myelogenous leukemia marketplace in 2001, the agent dramatically transformed the market, and protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors have dominated research and development in…

Renzapride

Renzapride is a 5-HT receptor modulator in development by Alizyme in Europe and the United States. The agent was initially being developed by SmithKline Beecham, but Alizyme gained full ownership of the compound following SmithKline Beecham’s merger with…

Antiemetics

Antiemetics are a diverse group of drugs used to treat or prevent nausea and vomiting, including that associated with cancer therapy, anaesthesia, and motion sickness (see below). The choice of drug depends partly on the cause of nausea…

Zaditor: Relief of Ocular Itching

Brand Name: Zaditor Active Ingredient: ketotifen fumarate Indication: Provides temporary relief from itching of the eye due to allergic conjunctivitis Dosage Form(s): opthalmic solution, 0.025% Company Name: Ciba Vision Availability: Not approved for marketing as of Aug 99…

Atracurium Besilate

(British Approved Name, rINN) Drug Nomenclature International Nonproprietary Names (INNs) in main languages (French, Latin, Russian, and Spanish): Synonyms: 33A74; Atracurii Besilas; Atracurio, besilato de; Atracurium Besylate; Atrakurio besilatas; Atrakurium-besylát; Atrakuriumbesilaatti; Atrakuriumbesilat; BW-33A; Besilato de atracurio BAN: Atracurium…

Metformin

Metformin 500mg and 850mg tablets 1. What Metformin is and what it is used for The name of this medicine is Metformin 500mg or 850mg Tablets (called metformin in this leaflet). It belongs to a group of medicines…

Dysphagia

Esophagus Anatomy The esophagus is a muscular tube measuring about 25 cm (40 cm from the incisor teeth) extending from the pharynx at the cricoid cartilage to the cardia of the stomach. It pierces the left crus of…

Diagnosis of Diarrhea

History The physician should find out from the patient an accurate description of the nature of the diarrhea: the duration, frequency, consistency, volume, color, and relation to meals. Also, it is important to determine the presence of any…

Ergotamine Tartrate

(British Approved Name Modified, rINNM) Drug Nomenclature INNs in main languages (French, Latin, Russian, and Spanish): Synonyms: Ergotamiinitartraatti; Ergotamin-tartarát; Ergotamina, tartrato de; Ergotamini Tartras; Ergotamino tartratas; Ergotamintartrat BAN: Ergotamine Tartrate [BANM] INN: Ergotamine Tartrate [rINNM (en)] INN: Tartrato…

Psychotropic Drugs in Children: Side-Effects

The physician should inform the guardian of the most frequent expected side-effects and the likelihood of the most untoward effects (Tables 2-4). The discussion of benefits and risks should be noted in the patient record. Serious side-effects are…