Items Tagged ‘Other’

January 13th, 2016

Rasuvo®

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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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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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January 12th, 2016

abatacept

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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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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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December 21st, 2015

Benlysta®

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Class: Immunotherapy Generic Name: Belimumab Trade Name: Benlysta® For which conditions is this drug approved? Benlysta is approved to treat adults with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) who are receiving other lupus medicines. What is the mechanism of action? Benlysta belongs to a group of drugs called monoclonal antibodies, which target, bind to, […]

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December 21st, 2015

Belimumab

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Class: Immunotherapy Generic Name: Belimumab Trade Name: Benlysta® For which conditions is this drug approved? Benlysta is approved to treat adults with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) who are receiving other lupus medicines. What is the mechanism of action? Benlysta belongs to a group of drugs called monoclonal antibodies, which target, bind to, […]

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December 21st, 2015

Simponi®

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Class: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitor Generic Name: Golimumab Trade Name: Simponi® For which conditions is this drug approved? Simponi is approved for use with the medicine methotrexate to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Simponi is also approved for patients with active psoriatic arthritis, alone or with methotrexate, and for […]

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December 21st, 2015

Golimumab

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Class: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitor Generic Name: Golimumab Trade Name: Simponi® For which conditions is this drug approved? Simponi is approved for use with the medicine methotrexate to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Simponi is also approved for patients with active psoriatic arthritis, alone or with methotrexate, and for […]

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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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December 16th, 2015

Adalimumab

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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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December 16th, 2015

Pegloticase

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  Class: Antihyperuricemic (antigout) agent Generic Name: Pegloticase Trade Name: Krystexxa® For which conditions is this drug approved? Krystexxa is approved for use in adults to help reduce the signs and symptoms of gout that are not controlled by other treatments. Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in blood […]

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December 16th, 2015

Krystexxa

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  Class: Antihyperuricemic (antigout) agent Generic Name: Pegloticase Trade Name: Krystexxa® For which conditions is this drug approved? Krystexxa is approved for use in adults to help reduce the signs and symptoms of gout that are not controlled by other treatments. Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in blood […]

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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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November 5th, 2015

Pregabalin

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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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March 18th, 2013

Ditropan XL®

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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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