Items Tagged ‘Hormonal Therapy’

April 23rd, 2014

Trelstar®

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Class: Hormonal Therapy Generic Name: triptorelin pamoate (TRIP-toe-REL-in PAM-oh-ate) for injectable suspension Trade Name: Trelstar For which conditions is this drug approved? Trelstar is indicated for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. What is the mechanism of action? Trelstar is a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, which inhibits secretion of gonadotropin and thus causes […]

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April 23rd, 2014

Triptorelin Pamoate

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Class: Hormonal Therapy Generic Name: triptorelin pamoate (TRIP-toe-REL-in PAM-oh-ate) for injectable suspension Trade Name: Trelstar For which conditions is this drug approved? Trelstar is indicated for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. What is the mechanism of action? Trelstar is a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, which inhibits secretion of gonadotropin and thus causes […]

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April 23rd, 2014

Trelstar®

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Class: Hormonal Therapy Generic Name: triptorelin pamoate (TRIP-toe-REL-in PAM-oh-ate) for injectable suspension Trade Name: Trelstar For which conditions is this drug approved? Trelstar is indicated for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. What is the mechanism of action? Trelstar is a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, which inhibits secretion of gonadotropin and thus causes […]

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April 23rd, 2014

Triptorelin Pamoate

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Class: Hormonal Therapy Generic Name: triptorelin pamoate (TRIP-toe-REL-in PAM-oh-ate) for injectable suspension Trade Name: Trelstar For which conditions is this drug approved? Trelstar is indicated for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. What is the mechanism of action? Trelstar is a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, which inhibits secretion of gonadotropin and thus causes […]

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April 14th, 2014

Enzalutamide

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Enzalutamide Trade Name: Xtandi® How is this drug used? Xtandi is used for the treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has previously been treated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Xtandi interferes with the ability of male hormones to bind to their receptors […]

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April 14th, 2014

abiraterone acetate

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Class: Hormonal Therapy Generic Name: abiraterone acetate Trade Name: Zytiga® How is this drug used? Zytiga is used in combination with prednisone for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. What is the mechanism of action? Zytiga blocks the production of androgens (male hormones such as testosterone) not only by […]

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April 14th, 2014

Enzalutamide

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Enzalutamide Trade Name: Xtandi® How is this drug used? Xtandi is used for the treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has previously been treated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Xtandi interferes with the ability of male hormones to bind to their receptors […]

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April 14th, 2014

Abiraterone

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Abiraterone Trade Name: Zytiga™ How is this drug used? Zytiga is used in combination with prednisone for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has previously been treated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Zytiga blocks the production of androgens (male hormones such as testosterone) not […]

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February 11th, 2013

dutasteride

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

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February 11th, 2013

Avodart®

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

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February 11th, 2013

Dutasteride

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

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February 11th, 2013

Avodart®

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

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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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February 5th, 2013

Proscar®

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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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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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