Items Tagged ‘O’

April 12th, 2016

Onivyde

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: irinotecan liposome injection Trade Name: Onivyde™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Onivyde in combination with fluorouracil and leucovorin is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer whose cancer has progressed after gemcitabine-based therapy. What is the mechanism of action?  Onivyde is thought to work by blocking the action of an […]

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March 28th, 2016

Osimertinib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Osimertinib Trade Name: Tagrisso™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Tagrisso is a kinase inhibitor used to treat patients with metastatic epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) T790M mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose cancer has progressed on or after EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy. What is the mechanism of action? Some non-small […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, O


January 12th, 2016

Orencia®

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Class: Immunotherapy Generic Name: abatacept Trade Name: Orencia® For which conditions is this drug approved? Orencia is approved for use in adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This includes patients who have tried other medicines for RA that have not worked well enough. Orencia can be used alone or with other RA treatments, except […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, O, Other, RA


January 7th, 2016

Obinutuzumab

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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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November 4th, 2015

Odomzo®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Odomzo® Trade Name: Sonidegib For which conditions is this drug approved? Odomzo is approved for the treatment of adults with a type of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Specifically, Odomzo is used in BCC that has come back following surgery or radiation or that cannot be treated with […]

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May 26th, 2015

Olaparib

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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, lynparza, O, Ovarian Cancer, PARP inhibitor


April 24th, 2015

Opdivo®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Nivolumab Trade Name: Opdivo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Opdivo is approved to treat melanoma that: a) can’t be removed by surgery; or b) metastatic melanoma that’s progressed after treatment with Yervoy® (ipilimumab) or, if BRAF V600 mutation positive, progressed after treatment with a BRAF inhibitor. Opdivo is […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, metastatic melanoma, O, opdivo


November 8th, 2014

ofatumumab

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: ofatumumab Trade Name: Arzerra® For which conditions is this drug approved? Arzerra is approved in combination with the chemotherapy drug Leukeran® (chlorambucil) for the treatment of previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who are not eligible for fludarabine-based therapy (such as Fludara®). Arzerra is also approved for the treatment of […]

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March 18th, 2013

Oxytrol®

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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

Oxybutynin

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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

Oxytrol®

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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

Oxybutynin

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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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October 19th, 2010

octreotide acetate

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Class: Generic Name: Octreotide (AHK-tree-oh-tide), octreotide acetate Trade Name: Sandostatin®, Sandostatin® LAR Depot How is this drug used? Octreotide is FDA approved for the management of diarrhea and flushing, as part of carcinoid syndrome caused by carcinoid tumor or vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) secreting adenomas. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have […]

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October 19th, 2010

Octreotide

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Class: Generic Name: Octreotide (AHK-tree-oh-tide), octreotide acetate Trade Name: Sandostatin®, Sandostatin® LAR Depot How is this drug used? Octreotide is FDA approved for the management of diarrhea and flushing, as part of carcinoid syndrome caused by carcinoid tumor or vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) secreting adenomas. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have […]

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October 19th, 2010

octreotide acetate

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Class: Generic Name: Octreotide (AHK-tree-oh-tide), octreotide acetate Trade Name: Sandostatin®, Sandostatin® LAR Depot How is this drug used? Octreotide is FDA approved for the management of diarrhea and flushing, as part of carcinoid syndrome caused by carcinoid tumor or vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) secreting adenomas. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have […]

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