Items Tagged ‘H’

May 10th, 2016

Halaven®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Eribulin Trade Name: Halaven® For which conditions is this drug approved? Halaven is approved for metastatic breast cancer patients who have had at least two chemotherapy regimens for metastatic disease, including an anthracycline and a taxane. It is also indicated for patients with unresectable or metastatic liposarcoma who have received a prior regimen that includes […]

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December 16th, 2015

Humira®

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Class: Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) Generic Name: Adalimumab Trade Name: Humira® For which conditions is this drug approved? Humira is approved to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA), alone or with methotrexate or with certain other medicines. Humira is also approved to treat psoriatic arthritis (alone or with certain other medicines), […]

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April 17th, 2014

HRPC

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Hormone refractory prostate cancer; PCa that resists hormone therapy.

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April 17th, 2014

hormone refractory prostate cancer

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Prostate cancer that has become refractory, that is, it resists hormone therapy.

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April 17th, 2014

hormone antagonists

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Chemical substances which inhibit the function of the endocrine glands, the biosynthesis of their secreted hormones, or the action of hormones upon their specific sites, e.g., an anti-androgen.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, H


April 17th, 2014

high-dose-rate (HDR)

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May be combined to be called high-dose-rate remote brachytherapy or high-dose-rate remote radiation. A type of internal radiation treatment in which the radioactive source is removed between treatments. (NCI bklt)

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April 17th, 2014

high-dose-rate remote brachytherapy

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A type of internal radiation treatment in which the radioactive source is removed between treatments. Also called high-dose-rate remote radiation therapy or remote brachytherapy.

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February 15th, 2013

Hytrin®

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

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, H, Miscellaneous, Other


February 15th, 2013

Hytrin®

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

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June 1st, 2012

Halaven®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Eribulin mesylate Trade Name: Halaven® How is this drug used? Halaven is used for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer who have already undergone treatment with at least two prior chemotherapy regimens for advanced disease. What is the mechanism of action? Halaven belongs to a group of drugs referred […]

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June 1st, 2012

Halaven®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Eribulin mesylate Trade Name: Halaven® How is this drug used? Halaven is used for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer who have already undergone treatment with at least two prior chemotherapy regimens for advanced disease. What is the mechanism of action? Halaven belongs to a group of drugs referred […]

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October 15th, 2010

Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent

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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

Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent

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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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April 28th, 2009

Halotestin®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Fluoxymesterone (floo-ocks-ee-MESS-ter-own) Trade Name: Halotestin® For which conditions is this drug approved? Fluoxymesterone is used for the treatment of hormone-positive breast cancer that has recurred following previous therapy. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than those for which […]

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April 28th, 2009

Hexadrol

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Class: Corticosteroid Generic Name: Dexamethasone (DECKS-uh-METH-uh-zone), dexamethasone sodium phosphate, dexamethasone acetate Trade Name: Decadron, Dexasone, Diodex, Hexadrol, Maxidex For which conditions is this drug approved? Dexamethasone is used in combination with other agents for the treatment of myeloma and lymphomas. Dexamethasone may also be used to help prevent or reduce nausea and vomiting,  to reduce […]

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Tags: Corticosteroid, H