Drug Dictionary

Head and Neck Cancer Patients at Risk of Cognitive Problems Following Treatment (01-8-2018)

CancerConnect News: Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in mental function according to the results of a recent study. The findings are drawn from cognitive assessments for 80 survivors of head and neck... Continue Reading

Cervical Cancer Survivors Frequently Suffer From Long-Term Side Effects of Treatment (08-17-2017)

According to a new study around half of women who have been treated for locally advanced cervical cancer suffer from symptoms of insomnia, fatigue or hot flushes.1 Cervical cancer affects more than 500,000 women around the world each year with an average... Continue Reading

Balance and Gait is Negatively Impacted By Chemotherapy Treatment (07-26-2017)

A single chemotherapy treatment can result in a significant negative impact on walking gait and balance, putting patients at an increasing risk for falls, according to a new study involving breast cancer patients conducted by researchers at The Ohio State... Continue Reading

Shorter Duration Chemotherapy Possible for Early Stage Colon Cancer (06-26-2017)

Many colon cancer patients can cut their chemotherapy regimen in half, improving their quality of life and reducing their chances of having debilitating side effects, according to the results of a major study released at the American Society of Clinical... Continue Reading

Arava® (06-9-2017)

Class: Immunotherapy Generic Name: leflunomide Trade Name: Arava® How is this drug used? Arava is approved for adults with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). What is the mechanism of action? Arava is an immunomodulatory drug (DMARD) that works by... Continue Reading

leflunomide (06-9-2017)

Class: Immunotherapy Generic Name: leflunomide Trade Name: Arava® How is this drug used? Arava is approved for adults with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). What is the mechanism of action? Arava is an immunomodulatory drug (DMARD) that works by... Continue Reading

Imuran® (06-9-2017)

Class: Biologic Therapy Generic Name: azathioprine Trade Name: Imuran®, Azasan® How is this drug used? Azathioprine is approved as a supplementary for the prevention of renal transplantation failure, and for adults with active rheumatoid arthritis... Continue Reading

Azasan® (06-9-2017)

Class: Biologic Therapy Generic Name: azathioprine Trade Name: Imuran®, Azasan® How is this drug used? Azathioprine is approved as a supplementary for the prevention of renal transplantation failure, and for adults with active rheumatoid arthritis... Continue Reading

azathioprine (06-9-2017)

Class: Biologic Therapy Generic Name: azathioprine Trade Name: Imuran®, Azasan® How is this drug used? Azathioprine is approved as a supplementary for the prevention of renal transplantation failure, and for adults with active rheumatoid arthritis... Continue Reading

Azulfidine EN-tabs® (06-9-2017)

Class: Anti-inflammatory Generic Name: sulfasalazine Trade Name: Azulfidine®, Azulfidine EN-tabs® For which conditions is this drug approved? Azulfidine is approved to treat or prolong the remission of ulcerative colitis (UC). It is also used for... Continue Reading

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