Items Tagged ‘G’

January 7th, 2016

Gazyva®

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Class: Biological therapy Generic Name: Obinutuzumab Trade Name: Gazyva® For which conditions is this drug approved? Gazyva is approved for the treatment of patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in combination with the chemotherapy drug Leukeran® (chlorambucil). Gazyva is also indicated for patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) in combination with Treanda® (bendamustine), followed by therapy […]

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December 21st, 2015

Golimumab

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Class: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitor Generic Name: Golimumab Trade Name: Simponi® For which conditions is this drug approved? Simponi is approved for use with the medicine methotrexate to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Simponi is also approved for patients with active psoriatic arthritis, alone or with methotrexate, and for […]

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November 14th, 2014

Gilotrif®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: afatinib Trade Name: Gilotrif® For which conditions is this drug approved? Gilotrif is approved for first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have the following epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) traits: exon 19 deletions or exon 21 (L858R) substitution mutations. Exons are the protein-coding DNA […]

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May 9th, 2014

Granuloma

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a collection of cells in the intestinal lining, visible under the microscope, that indicate the body’s attempt to get rid of a foreign material; sometimes seen in Crohn’s disease, but not always present.

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April 17th, 2014

gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)

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A hormone made by the hypothalamus (part of the brain). GnRH causes the pituitary gland to make luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). These hormones are involved in reproduction.

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April 17th, 2014

gonads

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The part of the reproductive system that produces and releases eggs (ovary) or sperm (testicle/testis).

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March 18th, 2013

Gelnique®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Oxybutynin Trade Names: Ditropan XL®, Oxytrol®, Gelnique® How is this drug used? Oxybutynin 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? […]

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March 18th, 2013

Gelnique®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Oxybutynin Trade Names: Ditropan XL®, Oxytrol®, Gelnique® How is this drug used? Oxybutynin 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? […]

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August 20th, 2012

Gustatory

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Of or relating to the sense of taste.

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October 15th, 2010

Gardasil®

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Class: Biologic agent Generic Name: Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, 18) Vaccine Recombinant Trade Name: Gardasil® How is this drug used? Gardasil® is FDA approved for the prevention of some diseases or pre-cursors to diseases caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, or 18. Gardasil is approved for females ages […]

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October 14th, 2010

Gardasil®

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Class: Biologic agent Generic Name: Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, 18) Vaccine Recombinant Trade Name: Gardasil® How is this drug used? Gardasil® is FDA approved for the prevention of some diseases or pre-cursors to diseases caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, or 18. Gardasil is approved for females ages […]

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December 29th, 2009

GM-CSF

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Class: Supportive care Generic Name: Sargramostim (sar-gram-OH-stim), GM-CSF, granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor Trade Name: Leukine® How is this drug used? Sargramostim is FDA approved for increasing the number and function of white blood cell levels following chemotherapy for acute myelogenous leukemia in older patients, and after bone marrow transplant and autologous stem cell transplants using […]

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December 29th, 2009

G-CSF

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Class: Supportive care Generic Name: Filgrastim (fil-GRASS-tim), G-CSF, granulocyte – colony stimulating factor Trade Name: Neupogen® How is this drug used? Neupogen® is FDA approved to decrease the risk of infection in patients with non-myeloid cancers being treated with chemotherapy associated with febrile neutropenia (low levels of white blood cells accompanied by a fever), to […]

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April 28th, 2009

G-CSF

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Class: Supportive care Generic Name: Filgrastim (fil-GRASS-tim), G-CSF, granulocyte – colony stimulating factor Trade Name: Neupogen® How is this drug used? Neupogen® is FDA approved to decrease the risk of infection in patients with non-myeloid cancers being treated with chemotherapy associated with febrile neutropenia (low levels of white blood cells accompanied by a fever), to […]

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April 28th, 2009

GM-CSF

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Class: Supportive care Generic Name: Sargramostim (sar-gram-OH-stim), GM-CSF, granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor Trade Name: Leukine® How is this drug used? Sargramostim is FDA approved for increasing the number and function of white blood cell levels following chemotherapy for acute myelogenous leukemia in older patients, and after bone marrow transplant and autologous stem cell transplants using […]

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