Items Tagged ‘S’

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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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Other, RA, S


November 4th, 2015

Sonidegib

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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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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, S


May 26th, 2015

Somatuline® Depot

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Lanreotide Trade Name: Somatuline® Depot For which conditions is this drug approved? Somatuline Depot is approved for: The long-term treatment of people with acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that develops when your pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone during adulthood. Somatuline Depot can be used in these patients when surgery […]

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Tags: acromegaly, Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, neuroendocrine tumors, S, somatostatin


May 9th, 2014

SBFT/SBS

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(small bowel follow-through/small bowel series): an imaging test that evaluates the small intestine, involving swallowing barium, after which serial x-rays are taken.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, S


May 9th, 2014

Serology

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a blood test to identify antibodies (proteins) which may have developed in response to an infection, other foreign, or to one’s own proteins.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, S


May 9th, 2014

Small bowel enteroclysis

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an imaging test that evaluates the small intestine by infusing barium and air through a tube inserted into the small intestine via the nose.

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Tags: Cancer Dictionary, S


April 14th, 2014

Sipuleucel-T

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Sipuleucel-T Trade Name: Provenge® How is this drug used? Provenge is used for the treatment of prostate cancer that has few or no symptoms, but has spread to other parts of the body and does not respond to hormone therapy (metastatic, hormone-refractory prostate cancer). What is the mechanism of action? […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, S


April 14th, 2014

Sipuleucel-T

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Sipuleucel-T Trade Name: Provenge® How is this drug used? Provenge is used for the treatment of prostate cancer that has few or no symptoms, but has spread to other parts of the body and does not respond to hormone therapy (metastatic, hormone-refractory prostate cancer). What is the mechanism of action? […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, S


March 18th, 2013

Solifenacin

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Class: Other Generic Name: Solifenacin Trade Names: VESIcare® How is this drug used? VESIcare 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? VESIcare acts by […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Other, S


March 18th, 2013

Sanctura®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Trospium chloride Trade Names: Sanctura®, Sanctura XR® How is this drug used? Sanctura 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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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Other, S


March 18th, 2013

Solifenacin

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Class: Other Generic Name: Solifenacin Trade Names: VESIcare® How is this drug used? VESIcare 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? VESIcare acts by […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Other, S


March 18th, 2013

Sanctura®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Trospium chloride Trade Names: Sanctura®, Sanctura XR® How is this drug used? Sanctura 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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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Other, S


February 27th, 2013

Staxyn®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Vardenafil Trade Names: Levitra®, Staxyn® How is this drug used? Vardenafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). What is the mechanism of action? Vardenafil treats (but does not cure) ED by increasing blood flow to the penis; this may help a man to get and keep an erection when he […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Miscellaneous, Other, S


February 27th, 2013

Sildenafil

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Class: Other Generic Name: Sildenafil Trade Names: Viagra® How is this drug used? Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. Erectile dysfunction (ED) involves difficulty getting or keeping an erection. What is the mechanism of action? When a man is sexually excited, Viagra can help the penis fill with enough blood to cause […]

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February 27th, 2013

Staxyn®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Vardenafil Trade Names: Levitra®, Staxyn® How is this drug used? Vardenafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). What is the mechanism of action? Vardenafil treats (but does not cure) ED by increasing blood flow to the penis; this may help a man to get and keep an erection when he […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Miscellaneous, Other, S