Items Tagged ‘V’

May 12th, 2016

Venclexta®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Venetoclax Trade Name: Venclexta® How is this drug used? Venclexta is approved for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have a specific chromosomal abnormality, referred to as a 17p deletion. Patients must have received at least one prior therapeutic regimen before starting treatment with Venclexta. What is the mechanism of […]

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May 12th, 2016

Venetoclax

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Venetoclax Trade Name: Venclexta® How is this drug used? Venclexta is approved for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have a specific chromosomal abnormality, referred to as a 17p deletion. Patients must have received at least one prior therapeutic regimen before starting treatment with Venclexta. What is the mechanism of […]

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January 14th, 2016

Vistogard®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Uridine Triacetate Trade Name: Vistogard® For which conditions is this drug approved? Vistogard is approved for the emergency treatment of adults and children who have received an overdose of one of the following chemotherapy medicines: fluorouracil or Xeloda® (capecitabine). Vistogard can be used in patients with or without symptoms of […]

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May 9th, 2014

Virtual colonoscopy

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a less invasive, new version of colonoscopy, done without sedation and using X-rays and computer-based, virtual-reality technology to produce 3-D images of the lining of the colon. Virtual colonoscopy is not currently used to diagnose or monitor IBD.

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March 18th, 2013

VESIcare®

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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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March 18th, 2013

VESIcare®

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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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February 27th, 2013

Vardenafil

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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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February 27th, 2013

Viagra®

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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

Vardenafil

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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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February 27th, 2013

Viagra®

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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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August 23rd, 2012

Vincristine sulfate liposome injection

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Vincristine sulfate liposome injection Trade Name: Marqibo® How is this drug used? Marqibo is used for the treatment of adults withPhiladelphia chromosome-negative (Ph-) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who have relapsed at least twice or whose leukemia has worsened (progressed) after two or more treatment regimens. What is the mechanism of action? […]

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August 23rd, 2012

Vincristine sulfate liposome injection

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Vincristine sulfate liposome injection Trade Name: Marqibo® How is this drug used? Marqibo is used for the treatment of adults withPhiladelphia chromosome-negative (Ph-) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who have relapsed at least twice or whose leukemia has worsened (progressed) after two or more treatment regimens. What is the mechanism of action? […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, V


October 26th, 2011

Vemurafenib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: vemurafenib Trade Name: Zelboraf™ How is this drug used? Zelboraf is used for the treatment of melanoma that has metastasized or cannot surgically removed and that tests positive for a specific mutation (V600E) in the BRAF gene. What is the mechanism of action? Approximately half of all late-stage melanomas have […]

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October 26th, 2011

Vemurafenib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: vemurafenib Trade Name: Zelboraf™ How is this drug used? Zelboraf is used for the treatment of melanoma that has metastasized or cannot surgically removed and that tests positive for a specific mutation (V600E) in the BRAF gene. What is the mechanism of action? Approximately half of all late-stage melanomas have […]

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April 8th, 2011

Votrient®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Pazopanib Trade Name: Votrient® How is this drug used? Votrient is used for the treatment of advanced renal cell (kidney) cancer and for the treatment of advanced soft tissue sarcoma in people who have received prior chemotherapy. What is the mechanism of action? Votrient may help slow or prevent the […]

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