Items Tagged ‘F’

August 11th, 2016

fluorouracil

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Class: Chemotherapy   Generic Name: fluorouracil (fler-oh-YOO-rah-sil), 5-FU, 5-fluorouracil Trade Name: Adrucil®, Carac®, Efudex® and Fluoroplex® For which conditions is this drug approved? Fluorouracil is FDA approved for the treatment of the following conditions: anal cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, breast cancer, stomach (gastric) cancer, head and neck cancer, bladder cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, […]

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July 29th, 2015

Filgrastim-sndz

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Filgrastim-sndz Trade Name: Zarxio™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Zarxio is approved to decrease the incidence of infection in patients with a low neutrophil (type of white blood cell that helps fight infection) count due to cancer treatment, a condition called neutropenia. What is the mechanism of action? […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, F, filgrastim-sndz, zarxio


April 22nd, 2015

Farydak®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Panobinostat Trade Name: Farydak® For which conditions is this drug approved? Farydak® is approved for use, in combination with Velcade® (bortezomib) and dexamethasone, in people with multiple myeloma after they’ve had at least two other types of treatment. What is the mechanism of action? Farydak is an agent known as a […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, F, farydak, Multiple Myeloma, panobinostat


April 23rd, 2014

Ferric Carboxymaltose

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: ferric carboxymaltose (FER-ik kar-box-ee-MAWL-tose) injection Trade Name: Injectafer® For which conditions is this drug approved? Injectafer is indicated for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult patients: Who have intolerance to oral iron or have had unsatisfactory response to oral iron Who have non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease What […]

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April 23rd, 2014

Ferric Carboxymaltose

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: ferric carboxymaltose (FER-ik kar-box-ee-MAWL-tose) injection Trade Name: Injectafer® For which conditions is this drug approved? Injectafer is indicated for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adult patients: Who have intolerance to oral iron or have had unsatisfactory response to oral iron Who have non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease What […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, F, Supportive


April 17th, 2014

free PSA (fPSA)

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PSA exists in two forms in the blood, either bound to protein or unbound (“free”). Measuring both the bound and free form can better predict risk.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, F


April 17th, 2014

flare

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A sudden reaction to starting hormone therapy, sometimes characterized by severe increase in pre-hormone therapy symptoms, such as pain; does not occur in all men; some report it may be prevented by taking an anti-androgen (Casodex, Nilandron) several days before starting hormone therapy.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, F


March 18th, 2013

Fesoterodine

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Class: Other Generic Name: Fesoterodine Trade Names: Toviaz® How is this drug used? Toviaz is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of a strong need to urinate right away; leaking accidents due to a strong, immediate need to urinate; or a need to urinate often. What is the mechanism of action? Toviaz acts by […]

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March 18th, 2013

Fesoterodine

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Class: Other Generic Name: Fesoterodine Trade Names: Toviaz® How is this drug used? Toviaz is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of a strong need to urinate right away; leaking accidents due to a strong, immediate need to urinate; or a need to urinate often. What is the mechanism of action? Toviaz acts by […]

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February 27th, 2013

Flomax®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Tamsulosin Trade Names: Flomax® How is this drug used? Flomax is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Flomax is a type of drug known as an alpha-blocker. What is the mechanism of action? In the treatment of BPH, Flomax relaxes a type of muscle in […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, F, Miscellaneous, Other


February 27th, 2013

Flomax®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Tamsulosin Trade Names: Flomax® How is this drug used? Flomax is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Flomax is a type of drug known as an alpha-blocker. What is the mechanism of action? In the treatment of BPH, Flomax relaxes a type of muscle in […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, F, Miscellaneous, Other


February 5th, 2013

Finasteride

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Finasteride Trade Name: Proscar® How is this drug used? Proscar® (finasteride) is used alone or in combination with another drug—doxazosin—to treat symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. Proscar is used to improve symptoms, reduce the risk of sudden inability to pass urine, and reduce the […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, F, Hormonal Therapy


February 5th, 2013

Finasteride

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Finasteride Trade Name: Proscar® How is this drug used? Proscar® (finasteride) is used alone or in combination with another drug—doxazosin—to treat symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. Proscar is used to improve symptoms, reduce the risk of sudden inability to pass urine, and reduce the […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, F, Hormonal Therapy


May 16th, 2012

Fluorouracil

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Fluorouracil (fler-oh-YOO-rah-sil), 5-FU, 5-fluorouracil For which conditions is this drug approved? Fluorouracil is FDA approved for the treatment of the following conditions: colon cancer, rectal cancer, breast cancer, stomach (gastric) cancer, and pancreatic cancer.  Fluorouracil may also come in a topical form that is FDA approved for the treatment of superficial […]

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April 1st, 2011

Ferrlecit®

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Sodium ferric gluconate complex in sucrose injection. Trade Name: Ferrlecit® How is this drug used? Ferrlecit is used to treat iron deficiency anemia in adult patients and in pediatric patients age 6 years and older who are undergoing chronic hemodialysis and who are receiving supplemental epoetin therapy. What is the […]

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Tags: F, Supportive