Items Tagged ‘U’

January 14th, 2016

Uridine Triacetate

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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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July 16th, 2015

Unituxin

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  Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Dinutuximab Trade Name: Unituxin™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Unituxin is approved for the treatment of children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that starts in certain very early forms of nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus. What is the mechanism of action? Unituxin […]

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February 27th, 2013

Uroxatral®

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Class: Other Generic Name: alfuzosin Trade Names: Uroxatral® How is this drug used? Uroxatral is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which include painful or difficult urination, urination urgency, or frequency. Uroxatral is a type of drug known as an alpha-blocker. What is the mechanism of action? In the treatment of […]

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February 27th, 2013

Uroxatral®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Alfuzosin Trade Names: Uroxatral® How is this drug used? Uroxatral is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Uroxatral is a type of drug known as an alpha-blocker. What is the mechanism of action? In the treatment of BPH, Uroxatral relaxes a type of muscle in […]

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October 18th, 2010

Uvadex®

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Class: Photoactive agent Generic Name: Methoxsalen (meth-eh-SAL-en) Trade Name: Uvadex® How is this drug used? Methoxsalen is FDA approved to be used with the UVAR Photopheresis System in the treatment of the skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that does not respond to other standard therapies. It is important for patients to remember that […]

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October 18th, 2010

Uvadex®

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Class: Photoactive agent Generic Name: Methoxsalen (meth-eh-SAL-en) Trade Name: Uvadex® How is this drug used? Methoxsalen is FDA approved to be used with the UVAR Photopheresis System in the treatment of the skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that does not respond to other standard therapies. It is important for patients to remember that […]

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December 5th, 2001

Uncommon Brain Tumors

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Rare types of brain tumors. Includes a wide range of tumor types.

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December 5th, 2001

Urethritis

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Inflammation of the urethra.

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December 5th, 2001

URS

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Also known as ureteroscopy. A ureteroscope is inserted through the urethra and bladder to inspect the ureters. Often used for retrieval of kidney stones.

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December 5th, 2001

Uremia

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The presence of excessive amounts of urea and other nitrogenous waste products in the blood, as occurs in renal failure.

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December 5th, 2001

Urinary

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Relating to urine.

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December 5th, 2001

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation

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Invisible rays that are part of the energy that comes from the sun. UV radiation can burn the skin and cause skin cancer. UV radiation that reaches the earth’s surface is made up of two types of rays, UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are more likely than UVA rays to cause sunburn, but UVA […]

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December 5th, 2001

Underactive bladder

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A condition characterized by a bladder contraction of inadequate magnitude and/or duration to effect bladder emptying in a normal timespan. This condition can be caused by drugs, fecal impaction, and neurologic conditions such as Diabetic neuropathy or low spinal cord injury or as a result of radical pelvic surgery. It also can result from a […]

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December 5th, 2001

Urethral Stricture

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Narrowing of the urethra.

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December 5th, 2001

Urge incontinence

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Also referred to as urge urinary incontinence. Wetting. Involuntary urinary leakage when the bladder contracts unexpectedly by itself. The inability to hold urine long enough to reach a restroom.

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