Items Tagged ‘Z’

April 28, 2009

Zoladex®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Goserelin (GOE-se-re-lin) Trade Name: Zoladex® For which conditions is this drug approved? Goserelin is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer or for the treatment of prostate cancer that has not spread to distant sites (stages B2-C) in combination with the hormone agent flutamide. It is also approved […]

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April 28, 2009

Zolinza®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Vorinostat (voe-RIN-oh-stat) Trade Name: Zolinza™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Vorinostat is FDA-approved for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that has progressed or recurred following two systemic (full body) therapies. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other […]

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April 28, 2009

Zevalin®

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Class: Biologic therapy Generic Name: Ibritumomab tiuxetan Trade Name: Zevalin® How is this drug used? Zevalin is FDA approved for patients with relapsed or refractory low-grade or follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), as well as for patients with previously untreated follicular NHL who have a partial or complete response to initial chemotherapy. Zevalin is given […]

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December 4, 2008

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 cancer who are receiving cancer therapy that causes elevations of uric acid levels in association with tumor lysis syndrome. It is important for patients to remember that physicians […]

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December 4, 2008

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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December 4, 2008

Zolinza®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Vorinostat (voe-RIN-oh-stat) Trade Name: Zolinza™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Vorinostat is FDA-approved for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that has progressed or recurred following two systemic (full body) therapies. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other […]

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December 4, 2008

Zolinza™

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Vorinostat (voe-RIN-oh-stat) Trade Name: Zolinza™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Vorinostat is FDA-approved for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that has progressed or recurred following two systemic (full body) therapies. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Drug Dictionary, Z


December 4, 2008

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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December 4, 2008

Zoladex®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Goserelin (GOE-se-re-lin) Trade Name: Zoladex® For which conditions is this drug approved? Goserelin is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer or for the treatment of prostate cancer that has not spread to distant sites (stages B2-C) in combination with the hormone agent flutamide. It is also approved […]

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December 4, 2008

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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December 4, 2008

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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December 4, 2008

Zevalin®

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Class: Biologic therapy Generic Name: Ibritumomab tiuxetan Trade Name: Zevalin® How is this drug used? Zevalin is FDA approved for patients with relapsed or refractory low-grade or follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), as well as for patients with previously untreated follicular NHL who have a partial or complete response to initial chemotherapy. Zevalin is given […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, Z


December 2, 2008

Zanosar®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Streptozocin (STREP-the-ZOE-sin) Trade Name: Zanosar® How is this drug used? Streptozocin is FDA approved for the treatment of islet cell cancer of the pancreas.  It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than those for which the drug has been approved […]

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