Items Tagged ‘L’

November 5th, 2015

Lyrica®

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Class: Anti-seizure drug-nerve pain (also called anti-convulsant) Generic Name: Pregabalin Trade Name: Lyrica® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lyrica is approved for the treatment of adult patients with the following conditions: Fibromyalgia (pain all over your body) Pain from damaged nerves (neuropathic pain) that happens with diabetes or that follows healing of shingles, […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, L, Other


September 29th, 2015

Lonsurf®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trifluridine and Tipiracil Trade Name: Lonsurf® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lonsurf is approved for the treatment of adult patients with colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and who have been previously treated or cannot receive certain chemotherapy medicines. What is the […]

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May 28th, 2015

Lenvima®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Lenvatinib Trade Name: Lenvima® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lenvima is approved to treat people with a type of thyroid cancer called differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) when the disease can no longer be treated with radioactive iodine and is progressing. It is also indicated for patients with advanced renal […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, differentiated thyroid cancer, Drug Dictionary, L, lenvatinib, Lenvima, Thyroid Cancer


May 28th, 2015

Lenvatinib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Lenvatinib Trade Name: Lenvima® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lenvima is approved to treat people with a type of thyroid cancer called differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) when the disease can no longer be treated with radioactive iodine and is progressing. It is also indicated for patients with advanced renal […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, differentiated thyroid cancer, Drug Dictionary, L, lenvatinib, Lenvima, Thyroid Cancer


May 26th, 2015

Lynparza™

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Olaparib Trade Name: Lynparza™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Lynparza is used treat women with advanced ovarian cancer who have: a) received previous treatment with three or more prior chemotherapy medicines or a combination of chemotherapy medicines; and b) have a certain type of abnormal inherited BRCA gene. […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, L, Ovarian Cancer, PARP inhibitor


May 26th, 2015

Lanreotide

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Lanreotide Trade Name: Somatuline® Depot For which conditions is this drug approved? Somatuline Depot is approved for: The long-term treatment of people with acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that develops when your pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone during adulthood. Somatuline Depot can be used in these patients when surgery […]

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May 9th, 2014

Lactoferrin

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a stool test for intestinal inflammation that aids in predicting active IBD.

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April 17th, 2014

lymph gland

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A rounded mass of lymphatic tissue that is surrounded by a capsule of connective tissue. Lymph glands filter lymph (lymphatic fluid), and they store lymphocytes (white blood cells). They are located along lymphatic vessels. Also called a lymph node.

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February 27th, 2013

Levitra®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Vardenafil Trade Names: Levitra®, Staxyn® How is this drug used? Vardenafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). What is the mechanism of action? Vardenafil treats (but does not cure) ED by increasing blood flow to the penis; this may help a man to get and keep an erection when he […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, L, Miscellaneous, Other


February 27th, 2013

Levitra®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Vardenafil Trade Names: Levitra®, Staxyn® How is this drug used? Vardenafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). What is the mechanism of action? Vardenafil treats (but does not cure) ED by increasing blood flow to the penis; this may help a man to get and keep an erection when he […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, L, Miscellaneous, Other


October 18th, 2010

liposomal cytarabine

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Liposomal cytarabine (sigh-TARE-a-been lip-oh-ZOE-mel), liposomal Ara-C Trade Name: Depocyt™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Liposomal cytarabine is FDA approved for the treatment of lymphomatous meningitis, which is lymphoma that is present in the meninges (lining of the brain and spinal cord). Liposomal cytarabine has been formulated to produce a […]

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October 18th, 2010

Leustatin®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Cladribine (KLAD-rah-been), 2CdA, 2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine Trade Name: Leustatin® For which conditions is this drug approved? Cladribine is FDA approved for the treatment of hairy cell leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia that does not respond to other chemotherapy agents referred to as alkylating agents. It is important for patients to remember that physicians […]

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October 18th, 2010

Leuprolide

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Leuprolide (LOO-proe-lide) Trade Name: Eligard®, Lupron®, Lupron Depot®, Viadur® How is this drug used? Leuprolide is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than those for which the drug has […]

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October 18th, 2010

Lupron Depot®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Leuprolide (LOO-proe-lide) Trade Name: Eligard®, Lupron®, Lupron Depot®, Viadur® How is this drug used? Leuprolide is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than those for which the drug has […]

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October 18th, 2010

Lupron®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Leuprolide (LOO-proe-lide) Trade Name: Eligard®, Lupron®, Lupron Depot®, Viadur® How is this drug used? Leuprolide is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than those for which the drug has […]

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