Items Tagged ‘R’

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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August 12th, 2015

Reclast®

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Zoledronic acid Trade Name: Reclast® For which conditions is this drug approved? Reclast is FDA approved for the treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis, to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis, and to treat and prevent glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be at increased rick for […]

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November 8th, 2014

ramucirumab

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Class: Biological Therapy  Generic Name:  ramucirumab Trade Name:  Cyramza® For which conditions is this drug approved? Cyramza is approved for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer or gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinoma on or after flouropyrimidine- or platinum based therapy, and for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer with disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy in combination […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, R


April 23rd, 2014

Radium Ra 223 dichloride

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Class: Radiopharmaceutical Generic Name: Radium Ra 223 dichloride (RAY-dee-um Ra 223 dye-KLOR-ide) Trade Name: Xofigo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Radium Ra 223 dichloride is indicated for the treatment of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer, symptomatic bone metastases, and no known visceral metastatic disease. What is the mechanism of action? The active component […]

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April 23rd, 2014

Radium Ra 223 dichloride

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Class: Radiopharmaceutical Generic Name: Radium Ra 223 dichloride (RAY-dee-um Ra 223 dye-KLOR-ide) Trade Name: Xofigo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Radium Ra 223 dichloride is indicated for the treatment of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer, symptomatic bone metastases, and no known visceral metastatic disease. What is the mechanism of action? The active component […]

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April 17th, 2014

resectoscope

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Instrument inserted through the urethra and used by a urologist to cut out tissue (usually from the prostate) while the physician can actually see precisely where he is cutting.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, R


October 31st, 2012

ruxolitinib

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Class:  Biological Therapy Generic Name:  ruxolitinib Trade Name:  Jakafi® How is this drug used? Jakafi is used to treat intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis (a disorder of the bone marrow) and polycythemia vera with patients who have had inadequate response to or are intolerant of hydroxyurea. What is the mechanism of action? Jakafi inhibits two enzymes—JAK1 and JAK2—that […]

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October 31st, 2012

Ruxolitinib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Ruxolitinib Trade Name: Jakafi® How is this drug used? Jakafi is used to treat intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis (a disorder of the bone marrow). What is the mechanism of action? Jakafi inhibits two enzymes—JAK1 and JAK2—that contribute to myelofibrosis. How is Jakafi given (administered)? Jakafi is administered orally (by mouth) in […]

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October 22nd, 2012

Regorafenib

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Class: Biological therapy Generic Name: Regorafenib Trade Name: Stivarga® How is this drug used? Stivarga is used to treat patients with metastatic colorectal cancer that has previously been treated with certain types of chemotherapy and other medications. What is the mechanism of action? Stivarga is a type of drug known as a multi-kinase inhibitor. It […]

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October 22nd, 2012

Regorafenib

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Class: Biological therapy Generic Name: Regorafenib Trade Name: Stivarga® How is this drug used? Stivarga is used to treat patients with metastatic colorectal cancer that has previously been treated with certain types of chemotherapy and other medications. What is the mechanism of action? Stivarga is a type of drug known as a multi-kinase inhibitor. It […]

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April 11th, 2011

Remicade®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Infliximab Trade Name: Remicade® How is this drug used? Remicade is used for selected patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or plaque psoriasis. Remicade does not cure these conditions, but it can reduce symptoms. What is the mechanism of action? Remicade helps to control […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, R, RA


April 11th, 2011

Remicade®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Infliximab Trade Name: Remicade® How is this drug used? Remicade is used for selected patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or plaque psoriasis. Remicade does not cure these conditions, but it can reduce symptoms. What is the mechanism of action? Remicade helps to control […]

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March 1st, 2011

Reclast®

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Zoledronic acid Trade Name: Reclast® How is this drug used? Reclast is FDA approved for the treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis, to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis, to treat and prevent glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, and to treat Paget’s disease of the bone. What is the mechanism of action? […]

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Tags: R, Supportive


March 1st, 2011

Reclast®

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Zoledronic acid Trade Name: Reclast® How is this drug used? Reclast is FDA approved for the treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis, to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis, to treat and prevent glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, and to treat Paget’s disease of the bone. What is the mechanism of action? […]

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Tags: R, Supportive


April 28th, 2009

rasburicase

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Class: Supportive care Generic Name: Rasburicase Trade Name: Elitek® How is this drug used? Rasburicase is FDA approved for the management of uric acid levels in pediatric patients with leukemia, lymphoma and solid tumor malignancies who are receiving anti-cancer therapy expected to result in tumor lysis syndrome and subsequent elevation of uric acid in the […]

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