Items Tagged ‘M’

January 13th, 2016

Methotrexate (DMARD)

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Class: Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) Generic Name: methotrexate Trade Name: Rasuvo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Rasuvo is approved to treat adults with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and for children with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA). Rasuvo is approved for use after other medicines, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, have been used and […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, M, Other, RA


July 29th, 2015

Mercaptopurine

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Mercaptopurine Trade Name: Purixan™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Purixan is approved for the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) as part of a combination maintenance therapy regimen. What is the mechanism of action? Purixan belongs to a group of drugs called nucleoside metabolic inhibitors, or antimetabolites. […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Drug Dictionary, M, mercaptopurine, purixan


October 24th, 2014

MEKINIST®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name:Trametinib Trade Name:MEKINIST® For which conditions is this drug approved? MEKINIST is indicated for the treatment of patients with unresectable (unable to be removed with surgery) or metastatic melanoma with a specific type of BRAF mutation (BRAF V600E or V600K), as detected by an FDA-approved test. What is the mechanism of […]

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Tags: Alphabetical Sort, Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, M


May 9th, 2014

MRCP (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography)

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a type of MRI that allows the physician to see images of the bile ducts, which are similar to ERCP images.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, M


July 31st, 2013

Mekinist ®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: trametinib Trade Name: Mekinist ® How is this drug used? Mekinist is used for the treatment of melanoma that has metastasized or cannot surgically removed and that tests positive for certain mutations (V600E or V600K) in the BRAF gene. What is the mechanism of action? BRAF gene mutations are common […]

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August 23rd, 2012

Marqibo®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Vincristine sulfate liposome injection Trade Name: Marqibo® How is this drug used? Marqibo is used for the treatment of adults withPhiladelphia chromosome-negative (Ph-) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who have relapsed at least twice or whose leukemia has worsened (progressed) after two or more treatment regimens. What is the mechanism of action? […]

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August 23rd, 2012

Marqibo®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Vincristine sulfate liposome injection Trade Name: Marqibo® How is this drug used? Marqibo is used for the treatment of adults withPhiladelphia chromosome-negative (Ph-) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who have relapsed at least twice or whose leukemia has worsened (progressed) after two or more treatment regimens. What is the mechanism of action? […]

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October 19th, 2010

Mustargen®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Mechlorethamine (me-klore-ETH-eh-meen),Nitrogen Mustard, Mustine, Mechlorethamine Hydrochloride Trade Name: Mustargen® How is this drug used? Mechlorethamine is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced Hodgkin’s disease, lymphosarcoma, chronic myelocytic or chronic lymphocytic leukemia, polycythemia vera, mycosis fungoides, bronchogenic carcinoma, and metastatic cancer resulting in effusion. It is important for patients to remember […]

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October 19th, 2010

Mustargen®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Mechlorethamine (me-klore-ETH-eh-meen),Nitrogen Mustard, Mustine, Mechlorethamine Hydrochloride Trade Name: Mustargen® How is this drug used? Mechlorethamine is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced Hodgkin’s disease, lymphosarcoma, chronic myelocytic or chronic lymphocytic leukemia, polycythemia vera, mycosis fungoides, bronchogenic carcinoma, and metastatic cancer resulting in effusion. It is important for patients to remember […]

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October 19th, 2010

Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate

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Class: Steroid Generic Name: Methylprednisolone (meth-el-pred-ni-ZOE-lone), 6-Methylprednisolone, Methylprednisolone Acetate, Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate Trade Name: Duralone®, Medralone®, Medrol®, Solu-Medrol® For which conditions is this drug approved? Methylprednisolone is FDA approved for the palliative treatment of leukemia or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in adults and for childhood acute leukemia. It is also indicated for the treatment of hypercalcemia (high […]

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October 19th, 2010

Methylprednisolone Acetate

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Class: Steroid Generic Name: Methylprednisolone (meth-el-pred-ni-ZOE-lone), 6-Methylprednisolone, Methylprednisolone Acetate, Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate Trade Name: Duralone®, Medralone®, Medrol®, Solu-Medrol® For which conditions is this drug approved? Methylprednisolone is FDA approved for the palliative treatment of leukemia or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in adults and for childhood acute leukemia. It is also indicated for the treatment of hypercalcemia (high […]

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October 19th, 2010

M-Prednisol®

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Class: Steroid Generic Name: Methylprednisolone (meth-el-pred-ni-ZOE-lone), 6-Methylprednisolone, Methylprednisolone Acetate, Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate Trade Name: Duralone®, Medralone®, Medrol®, Solu-Medrol® For which conditions is this drug approved? Methylprednisolone is FDA approved for the palliative treatment of leukemia or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in adults and for childhood acute leukemia. It is also indicated for the treatment of hypercalcemia (high […]

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October 19th, 2010

Mozobil®

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Class: Biologic agent Generic Name: Plerixafor (Pler-IKS-uh-for) Injection Trade Name: Mozobil® How is this drug used? Plerixafor is FDA approved for the mobilization of stem cells to the circulating blood among patients with multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who are to undergo an autologous stem cell transplant. Plerixafor is to be used in combination with […]

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October 18th, 2010

methylprednisolone

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Class: Steroid Generic Name: Methylprednisolone (meth-el-pred-ni-ZOE-lone), 6-Methylprednisolone, Methylprednisolone Acetate, Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate Trade Name: Duralone®, Medralone®, Medrol®, Solu-Medrol® For which conditions is this drug approved? Methylprednisolone is FDA approved for the palliative treatment of leukemia or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in adults and for childhood acute leukemia. It is also indicated for the treatment of hypercalcemia (high […]

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October 18th, 2010

Methoxsalen

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Class: Photoactive agent Generic Name: Methoxsalen (meth-eh-SAL-en) Trade Name: Uvadex® How is this drug used? Methoxsalen is FDA approved to be used with the UVAR Photopheresis System in the treatment of the skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that does not respond to other standard therapies. It is important for patients to remember that […]

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