Items Tagged ‘Z’

August 12th, 2015

Zoledronic acid

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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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July 29th, 2015

Zarxio™

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Filgrastim-sndz Trade Name: Zarxio™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Zarxio is approved to decrease the incidence of infection in patients with a low neutrophil (type of white blood cell that helps fight infection) count due to cancer treatment, a condition called neutropenia. What is the mechanism of action? […]

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March 16th, 2015

Zykadia™

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: ceritinib Trade Name: Zykadia™   For which conditions is this drug approved? Zykadia is approved for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that is caused by a defect in a gene called ALK (anaplastic lymphoma kinase) whose disease has worsened after taking Xalkori® (crizotinib) or cannot […]

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August 23rd, 2012

Ziv-aflibercept

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Class: Biological therapy Generic Name: Ziv-aflibercept Trade Name: Zaltrap® How is this drug used? Zaltrap is used in combination with FOLFIRI chemotherapy for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer that is resistant to, or has worsened after, oxaliplatin-containing chemotherapy. What is the mechanism of action? Zaltrap is a type of drug known as an angiogenesis […]

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August 23rd, 2012

Zaltrap®

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Class: Biological therapy Generic Name: Ziv-aflibercept Trade Name: Zaltrap® How is this drug used? Zaltrap is used in combination with FOLFIRI chemotherapy for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer that is resistant to, or has worsened after, oxaliplatin-containing chemotherapy. What is the mechanism of action? Zaltrap is a type of drug known as an angiogenesis […]

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August 23rd, 2012

Ziv-aflibercept

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Class: Biological therapy Generic Name: Ziv-aflibercept Trade Name: Zaltrap® How is this drug used? Zaltrap is used in combination with FOLFIRI chemotherapy for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer that is resistant to, or has worsened after, oxaliplatin-containing chemotherapy. What is the mechanism of action? Zaltrap is a type of drug known as an angiogenesis […]

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September 6th, 2011

Zelboraf™

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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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September 6th, 2011

Zelboraf™

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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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May 31st, 2011

Zytiga®

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Class: Hormonal Therapy Generic Name: abiraterone acetate Trade Name: Zytiga® How is this drug used? Zytiga is used in combination with prednisone for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. What is the mechanism of action? Zytiga blocks the production of androgens (male hormones such as testosterone) not only by […]

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May 31st, 2011

Zytiga™

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Abiraterone Trade Name: Zytiga™ How is this drug used? Zytiga is used in combination with prednisone for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has previously been treated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Zytiga blocks the production of androgens (male hormones such as testosterone) not […]

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April 28th, 2009

Zometa®

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Class: Supportive care Generic Name: Zoledronic (zoe-leh-DRON-ic) acid Trade Name: Zometa® How is this drug used? Zoledronic acid is FDA approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma or cancer from solid tumors that has spread to the bone, in combination with standard chemotherapy agents. It is also approved for the treatment of hypercalcemia (high levels […]

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April 28th, 2009

zoledronic acid

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Class: Supportive care Generic Name: Zoledronic (zoe-leh-DRON-ic) acid Trade Name: Zometa® How is this drug used? Zoledronic acid is FDA approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma or cancer from solid tumors that has spread to the bone, in combination with standard chemotherapy agents. It is also approved for the treatment of hypercalcemia (high levels […]

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April 28th, 2009

Zofran®

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Class: Supportive care Generic Name: Ondansetron (on-DAN-se-tron) Trade Name: Zofran® How is this drug used? Ondansetron is FDA approved for the prevention of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy that has a strong association to nausea and vomiting, including high-dose cisplatin. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe […]

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April 28th, 2009

Zinecard®

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Class: Supportive care Generic Name: Dexrazoxane (decks-reh-ZOCK-sane) Trade Name: Zinecard® For which conditions is this drug approved? Dexrazoxane is FDA approved for the prevention or reduction of severity of heart complications that can be caused by the chemotherapy agent doxorubicin. Patients have typically received high cumulative doses of doxorubicin prior to initiation of dexrazoxane. It […]

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April 28th, 2009

Zyloprim®

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: allopurinol (al-oh-PYOOR-in-ol) Trade Name: Aloprim®, Zyloprim® For which conditions is this drug approved? Allopurinol is FDA approved for management of patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and cancers who are receiving cancer therapy that causes elevations of uric acid levels in association with tumor lysis syndrome. What is the mechanism of action? Allopurinol works by […]

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