Items Tagged ‘C’

February 15, 2013

Cardura®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Doxazosin Trade Names: Cardura®, Cardura® XL (extended release tablets) How is this drug used? Cardura is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and is also used to treat high blood pressure. Cardura XL—the extended release form of terazosin—is used to BPH but is not used […]

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Tags: C, Drug Dictionary, Miscellaneous, Other


February 15, 2013

Cardura®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Doxazosin Trade Names: Cardura®, Cardura® XL (extended release tablets) How is this drug used? Cardura is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and is also used to treat high blood pressure. Cardura XL—the extended release form of terazosin—is used to BPH but is not used […]

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Tags: C, Drug Dictionary, Miscellaneous, Other


August 23, 2012

Carfilzomib

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Class: Biological therapy Generic Name: Carfilzomib Trade Name: Kyprolis™ How is this drug used? Kyprolis is used to treat multiple myeloma that is worsening and that has previously been treated with Velcade® (bortezomib) and an immunomodulatory drug such as thalidomide or lenalidomide. What is the mechanism of action? Kyprolis is a type of targeted drug […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, C


August 23, 2012

Carfilzomib

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Class: Biological therapy Generic Name: Carfilzomib Trade Name: Kyprolis™ How is this drug used? Kyprolis is used to treat multiple myeloma that is worsening and that has previously been treated with Velcade® (bortezomib) and an immunomodulatory drug such as thalidomide or lenalidomide. What is the mechanism of action? Kyprolis is a type of targeted drug […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, C


October 18, 2010

Cladribine

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Cladribine (KLAD-rah-been), 2CdA, 2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine Trade Name: Leustatin® For which conditions is this drug approved? Cladribine is FDA approved for the treatment of hairy cell leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia that does not respond to other chemotherapy agents referred to as alkylating agents. It is important for patients to remember that physicians […]

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Tags: C, Chemotherapy


October 18, 2010

Cladribine

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Cladribine (KLAD-rah-been), 2CdA, 2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine Trade Name: Leustatin® For which conditions is this drug approved? Cladribine is FDA approved for the treatment of hairy cell leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia that does not respond to other chemotherapy agents referred to as alkylating agents. It is important for patients to remember that physicians […]

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Tags: C, Chemotherapy


July 7, 2010

Celebrex®

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Class: Chemoprevention Generic Name: Celecoxib (sell-eh-KOCKS-ib) Trade Name: Celebrex® For which conditions is this drug approved? Celecoxib is FDA approved for the reduction of colon polyps in patients with the genetic disorder called familial adenomatous polyposis. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than […]

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Tags: C, Supportive


July 7, 2010

Celebrex®

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Class: Chemoprevention Generic Name: Celecoxib (sell-eh-KOCKS-ib) Trade Name: Celebrex® For which conditions is this drug approved? Celecoxib is FDA approved for the reduction of colon polyps in patients with the genetic disorder called familial adenomatous polyposis. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than […]

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Tags: C, Supportive


April 28, 2009

chromic phosphate

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Class: Radiopharmaceutical Generic Name: Chromic phosphate (KROE-mik FOSS-fate) 32 Trade Name: Phosphocol P32® For which conditions is this drug approved? Chromic phosphate is FDA-approved to treat the leaking of fluid (effusion) into the peritoneum (sac surrounding the abdominal organs) or pleura (sac surrounding the lungs) as a result of advanced cancer. It is important for […]

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Tags: C, Radiopharmaceutical


April 28, 2009

Calcium Leucovorin

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Leucovorin (loo-koh-VOR-in), folinic acid, citrovorum factor Trade Name: Calcium Leucovorin How is this drug used? Leucovorin is FDA approved to prevent or reduce side effects caused by the chemotherapy agent methotrexate, and is commonly used to enhance the effectiveness of the chemotherapy agent fluorouracil (5-FU). It is important for patients […]

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Tags: C, Supportive


April 28, 2009

citrovorum factor

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Leucovorin (loo-koh-VOR-in), folinic acid, citrovorum factor Trade Name: Calcium Leucovorin How is this drug used? Leucovorin is FDA approved to prevent or reduce side effects caused by the chemotherapy agent methotrexate, and is commonly used to enhance the effectiveness of the chemotherapy agent fluorouracil (5-FU). It is important for patients […]

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Tags: C, Supportive


April 28, 2009

Celebrex®

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Celebrex®

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April 28, 2009

chromic phosphate

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Class: Radiopharmaceutical Generic Name: Chromic phosphate (KROE-mik FOSS-fate) 32 Trade Name: Phosphocol P32® For which conditions is this drug approved? Chromic phosphate is FDA-approved to treat the leaking of fluid (effusion) into the peritoneum (sac surrounding the abdominal organs) or pleura (sac surrounding the lungs) as a result of advanced cancer. It is important for […]

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Tags: C, Radiopharmaceutical


April 28, 2009

citrovorum factor

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Leucovorin (loo-koh-VOR-in), folinic acid, citrovorum factor Trade Name: Calcium Leucovorin How is this drug used? Leucovorin is FDA approved to prevent or reduce side effects caused by the chemotherapy agent methotrexate, and is commonly used to enhance the effectiveness of the chemotherapy agent fluorouracil (5-FU). It is important for patients […]

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Tags: C, Supportive


April 28, 2009

Calcium Leucovorin

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Leucovorin (loo-koh-VOR-in), folinic acid, citrovorum factor Trade Name: Calcium Leucovorin How is this drug used? Leucovorin is FDA approved to prevent or reduce side effects caused by the chemotherapy agent methotrexate, and is commonly used to enhance the effectiveness of the chemotherapy agent fluorouracil (5-FU). It is important for patients […]

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Tags: C, Supportive