Items Tagged ‘H’

April 28, 2009

Hexalen®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Altretamine (al-TRET-uh-meen), hexamethylmelamine, HMM Trade Name: Hexalen® For which conditions is this drug approved? Altretamine is FDA approved as a single agent for the treatment of ovarian cancer that has stopped responding to previous therapy with a cisplatin and/or alkylating-based chemotherapy regimen. It is important for patients to remember that physicians […]

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April 28, 2009

Hycamtin®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Topotecan (toe-poe-TEE-kan) Trade Name: Hycamtin® How is this drug used? Topotecan is FDA approved for the treatment of ovarian cancer and small-cell lung cancer, both of which have stopped responding to prior therapies. Topotecan is also approved for the treatment of cervical cancer in combination with Platinol® (cisplatin) in patients who have received at […]

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April 28, 2009

Hydrea®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Hydroxyurea (high-DROX-ee-YOO-ree-uh) Trade Name: Hydrea® For which conditions is this drug approved? Hydroxyurea is used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. It is also used in the treatment of head and neck cancer in conjunction with radiation therapy, melanoma, and ovarian cancer that has stopped responding or progressed following standard […]

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April 28, 2009

hydrocortisone

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Class: Chemotherapy / supportive care Generic Name: Hydrocortisone (high-droh-KOR-ti-zone), cortisone, hydrocortisone sodium succinate, hydrocortisone sodium phosphate Trade Name: Ala-Cort®, Hydrocortone phosphate, Solu-Cortef®, Hydrocort Acetate®, Lanacort®, Cortef® For which conditions is this drug approved? Hydrocortisone is FDA approved for the palliation of lymphomas and leukemias in adults and acute leukemia of childhood, as well as for […]

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April 28, 2009

hydroxyurea

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Hydroxyurea (high-DROX-ee-YOO-ree-uh) Trade Name: Hydrea® For which conditions is this drug approved? Hydroxyurea is used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. It is also used in the treatment of head and neck cancer in conjunction with radiation therapy, melanoma, and ovarian cancer that has stopped responding or progressed following standard […]

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April 28, 2009

HMM

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Altretamine (al-TRET-uh-meen), hexamethylmelamine, HMM Trade Name: Hexalen® For which conditions is this drug approved? Altretamine is FDA approved as a single agent for the treatment of ovarian cancer that has stopped responding to previous therapy with a cisplatin and/or alkylating-based chemotherapy regimen. It is important for patients to remember that physicians […]

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April 28, 2009

hexamethylmelamine

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Altretamine (al-TRET-uh-meen), hexamethylmelamine, HMM Trade Name: Hexalen® For which conditions is this drug approved? Altretamine is FDA approved as a single agent for the treatment of ovarian cancer that has stopped responding to previous therapy with a cisplatin and/or alkylating-based chemotherapy regimen. It is important for patients to remember that physicians […]

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April 25, 2009

Hodgkin's Disease

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A form of cancer (lymphoma) affecting the lymph and other tissues that play a part in the individual's ability to fight infection.

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December 2, 2008

hydroxyurea

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Hydroxyurea (high-DROX-ee-YOO-ree-uh) Trade Name: Hydrea® For which conditions is this drug approved? Hydroxyurea is used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. It is also used in the treatment of head and neck cancer in conjunction with radiation therapy, melanoma, and ovarian cancer that has stopped responding or progressed following standard […]

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December 2, 2008

hydrocortisone

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Class: Chemotherapy / supportive care Generic Name: Hydrocortisone (high-droh-KOR-ti-zone), cortisone, hydrocortisone sodium succinate, hydrocortisone sodium phosphate Trade Name: Ala-Cort®, Hydrocortone phosphate, Solu-Cortef®, Hydrocort Acetate®, Lanacort®, Cortef® For which conditions is this drug approved? Hydrocortisone is FDA approved for the palliation of lymphomas and leukemias in adults and acute leukemia of childhood, as well as for […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, H, Supportive


December 2, 2008

Hydrea®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Hydroxyurea (high-DROX-ee-YOO-ree-uh) Trade Name: Hydrea® For which conditions is this drug approved? Hydroxyurea is used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. It is also used in the treatment of head and neck cancer in conjunction with radiation therapy, melanoma, and ovarian cancer that has stopped responding or progressed following standard […]

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December 2, 2008

Hycamtin®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Topotecan (toe-poe-TEE-kan) Trade Name: Hycamtin® How is this drug used? Topotecan is FDA approved for the treatment of ovarian cancer and small-cell lung cancer, both of which have stopped responding to prior therapies. Topotecan is also approved for the treatment of cervical cancer in combination with Platinol® (cisplatin) in patients who have received at […]

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December 2, 2008

HMM

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Altretamine (al-TRET-uh-meen), hexamethylmelamine, HMM Trade Name: Hexalen® For which conditions is this drug approved? Altretamine is FDA approved as a single agent for the treatment of ovarian cancer that has stopped responding to previous therapy with a cisplatin and/or alkylating-based chemotherapy regimen. It is important for patients to remember that physicians […]

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December 2, 2008

hexamethylmelamine

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Altretamine (al-TRET-uh-meen), hexamethylmelamine, HMM Trade Name: Hexalen® For which conditions is this drug approved? Altretamine is FDA approved as a single agent for the treatment of ovarian cancer that has stopped responding to previous therapy with a cisplatin and/or alkylating-based chemotherapy regimen. It is important for patients to remember that physicians […]

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December 2, 2008

Hexalen®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Altretamine (al-TRET-uh-meen), hexamethylmelamine, HMM Trade Name: Hexalen® For which conditions is this drug approved? Altretamine is FDA approved as a single agent for the treatment of ovarian cancer that has stopped responding to previous therapy with a cisplatin and/or alkylating-based chemotherapy regimen. It is important for patients to remember that physicians […]

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