Items Tagged ‘P’

May 17th, 2016

Praxbind®

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Class: Biologic Therapy Generic Name: idarucizumab Trade Name: Praxbind For which conditions is this drug approved? Praxbind® is indicated for patients specifically treated with Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate), an anti-clotting agent, when reversal of the anti-clotting effects of the agent is needed for emergency procedures, life-threatening instances, or uncontrolled bleeding. What is the mechanism of action?  Praxbind is a […]

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January 19th, 2016

Portrazza®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Necitumumab Trade Name: Portrazza® For which conditions is this drug approved? Portrazza is approved for use in combination with the chemotherapy drugs Gemzar® (gemcitabine) and Platinol® cisplatin for first-line treatment of patients with metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer. What is the mechanism of action? Portrazza belongs to a class […]

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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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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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July 29th, 2015

Purixan™

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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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April 24th, 2015

Palbociclib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: palbociclib Trade Name: Ibrance® For which conditions is this drug approved? Ibrance is approved in combination with the medicine Femara® (letrozole) for the treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer that is estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative for first therapy. It is also used in […]

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Tags: advanced breast cancer, Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, P, palbociclib


April 22nd, 2015

Panobinostat

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Panobinostat Trade Name: Farydak® For which conditions is this drug approved? Farydak® is approved for use, in combination with Velcade® (bortezomib) and dexamethasone, in people with multiple myeloma after they’ve had at least two other types of treatment. What is the mechanism of action? Farydak is an agent known as a […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, farydak, Multiple Myeloma, P, panobinostat


November 14th, 2014

pembrolizumab

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Pembrolizumab Trade Name: Keytruda® For which conditions is this drug approved? Keytruda is approved for: a) initial treatment of metastatic melanoma, melanoma that is unresectable and metastatic melanoma with disease progression following treatment with Yervoy® (ipilimumab) and, if BRAF V600 mutation positive, treatment with a BRAF inhibitor, b) treatment of metastatic […]

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November 8th, 2014

Pomalidomide

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name:Pomalidomide Trade Name: Pomalyst® For which conditions is this drug approved?Pomalyst is indicated for patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies including Revlimid® (lenalidomide) and Velcade® (bortezomib) and have demonstrated disease progression on or within 60 days of completion of the last therapy. What is the […]

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November 8th, 2014

Pomalyst®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name:Pomalidomide Trade Name: Pomalyst® For which conditions is this drug approved?Pomalyst is indicated for patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies including Revlimid® (lenalidomide) and Velcade® (bortezomib) and have demonstrated disease progression on or within 60 days of completion of the last therapy. What is the […]

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May 9th, 2014

PPD

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(purified protein derivative): tuberculosis (TB) skin test, advised for all patients taking biologic therapies, to assess the presence of latent and active TB disease.

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May 9th, 2014

p-ANCA (perinulclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies)

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a serology test that may aid in diagnosing ulcerative colitis, distinguishing it from Crohn’s disease, and predicting disease course.

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April 17th, 2014

proton therapy

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Proton therapy is a type of radiation therapy which delivers a beam of protons to irradiate tumors. The advantage of proton therapy might be its ability to more precisely localize the radiation dosage to the tumor while sparing surrounding healthy tissue and requires fewer treatment sessions than standard external beam radiation.

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April 17th, 2014

prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP)

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An enzyme produced by the prostate. It may be found in increased amounts in men who have prostate cancer.

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April 17th, 2014

prostate gland

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A gland in the male reproductive system just below the bladder. The prostate surrounds part of the urethra, the canal that empties the bladder, and produces a fluid that forms part of semen.

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