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Overall survival (08-21-2015)

The length of time from either the date of diagnosis or the start of treatment for a disease, such as cancer, that patients diagnosed with the disease are still alive. In a clinical trial, measuring the overall survival is one way to see how well a new... Continue Reading

Olaparib (05-26-2015)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Olaparib Trade Name: Lynparza For which conditions is this drug approved? Lynparza is used treat women with advanced ovarian cancer who have: a) received previous treatment with three or more prior chemotherapy... Continue Reading

Opdivo® (04-24-2015)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: nivolumab Trade Name: Opdivo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Opdivo is approved to treat melanoma that: a) can’t be removed by surgery; or b) metastatic melanoma that’s progressed after treatment... Continue Reading

ofatumumab (11-8-2014)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: ofatumumab Trade Name: Arzerra® For which conditions is this drug approved? Arzerra is approved in combination with the chemotherapy drug Leukeran® (chlorambucil) for the treatment of previously untreated patients... Continue Reading

Oxytrol® (03-18-2013)

Class: Other Generic Name: Oxybutynin Trade Names: Ditropan XL®, Oxytrol®, Gelnique® How is this drug used? Oxybutynin is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of a strong need to urinate right away; leaking accidents due to a strong, immediate... Continue Reading

Oxybutynin (03-18-2013)

Class: Other Generic Name: Oxybutynin Trade Names: Ditropan XL®, Oxytrol®, Gelnique® How is this drug used? Oxybutynin is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of a strong need to urinate right away; leaking accidents due to a strong, immediate... Continue Reading

octreotide acetate (10-19-2010)

Class: Generic Name: Octreotide (AHK-tree-oh-tide), octreotide acetate Trade Name: Sandostatin®, Sandostatin® LAR Depot How is this drug used? Octreotide is FDA approved for the management of diarrhea and flushing, as part of carcinoid syndrome caused... Continue Reading

Octreotide (10-19-2010)

Class: Generic Name: Octreotide (AHK-tree-oh-tide), octreotide acetate Trade Name: Sandostatin®, Sandostatin® LAR Depot How is this drug used? Octreotide is FDA approved for the management of diarrhea and flushing, as part of carcinoid syndrome caused... Continue Reading

ondansetron (04-28-2009)

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... Continue Reading

Orapred® (04-28-2009)

Class: Corticosteroid Generic Name: Prednisolone (pred-ni-ZOE-lone) Trade Name: Delta-Cortef®, Orapred®, Pediapred®, Prelone® How is this drug used? Prednisolone is FDA approved for the palliation of lymphomas and leukemias, as well as for the... Continue Reading

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