Content Related To 'medical-devices'

Aranesp

Lea en español Aranesp is the trade name for Darbepoetin alfa, a synthetic version of erythropoietin, which stimulates the production of red blood cells. Aranesp has been used since its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001 to treat patients with anemia, as well as chronic renal failure. It has been […]

Aredia

Lea en español Aredia, the market name for Pamidronic acid or Pamidronate disodium, is a prescription drug manufactured and sold by Novartis. Aredia has been approved for treatment to minimize bone loss, and in the treatment of osteoporosis. It can also be used to reduce the risk of bone loss in people who are taking […]

Aptivus

Lea en español Aptivus is the brand name for Tipranavir, or Tipranavir Disodium, manufactured and marketed by Boehringer-Ingelheim, and used in conjunction with other medications to treat HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus. The drug was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005. Tipranavir has been tied to a number of […]

Anzemet

Lea en español Anzemet, the trade name for the prescription drug Dolasetron, is a pharmaceutical product commonly used to treat nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy. It has also been used to address post-operative and post-radiation nausea, but has not been found to be effective for such conditions caused by motion sickness. The adverse […]

Amiodarone

Lea en español Amiodarone, sold under the trade names Cordarone and Nexterone, is a prescription drug approved and used for the treatment of cardiac dysrhythmias, including atrial and ventricular conditions. It is frequently used in conjunction with other procedures, such as defibrillation, to respond to cardiac arrest. Amiodarone has been demonstrated to produce a wide […]

Ambien

Lea en español If you’ve sought medical attention for insomnia over the two decades, there’s a good chance that you’ve been prescribed Zolpidem, originally marketed under the brand name Ambien. There are now a number of FDA-approved generic versions of the drug, typically prescribed for short-term (2-6 weeks) treatment of sleeping disorders. Zolpidem has been […]

Alli

Lea en español Alli is the over-the-counter version of Orlistat (chemical name tetrahydrolipstatin), a drug marketed by GlaxoSmithKline in the United States for the treatment of obesity. It is designed to prevent the absorption of fat in a human diet, thereby decreasing calorie intake. It has also been shown to reduce blood pressure and suspend […]

Alendronate

Lea en español Alendronate sodium or Alendronic acid are the chemical names for the product Fosomax, marketed by Merck for the treatment of osteoporosis and other bone conditions. Fosomax can be sold alone or in combination with a vitamin D supplement. Merck’s patent on the drug expired in 2008, so Alendronate can now be purchased […]

Aldara

Lea en español Imiquimod, sold under the brand name Aldara, has been marketed by 3M since it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997. The product, first discovered during research to fight the herpes virus, has been prescribed primarily for the treatment of genital warts, certain types of skin cancer […]

Advair

Lea en español Advair, marketed by GlaxoSmithKline, is a combination preparation that uses two pharmaceutical products—Fluticasone and Salmeterol—to manage asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, formerly known as emphysema). The product is available in aerosol form in both the United States and Canada. Advair is what is known as an “inhaled corticosteroid.” These types […]

Actos

Lea en español Pioglitazone, a prescription drug sold under the trade name Actos, is a pharmaceutical product proven to lower blood sugar levels in persons with Type 2 diabetes. It has also been used in experiments to treat persons with fatty liver. In 2007, the manufacturer of the drug, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, acknowledged that Pioglitazone […]

Actonel

Lea en español Actonel is one of the product names for Risedronic acid, a pharmaceutical product used to strengthen bones and treat osteoporosis. Manufactured and marketed by Warner Chilcott, Sanofi-Aventis ( a marketing partner of Proctor and Gamble) and Takeda, it is also known as Atelvia or Benet. A form of the drug is also […]

Aciphex

Lea en español AcipHex is one of the trade names under which the drug Rabeprazole is sold. The product, developed and marketed by Eisai Company, has been approved for short term treatment of certain types of ulcers, as well as erosive or gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). It has also been used to treat heartburn […]

Benicar

Lea en español If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you may have been prescribed Olmesartan medoxomil, sold under the trade name Benicar. Originally developed in 1995 and marketed by Unichem Laboratories, the product has been prescribed to be used alone or in conjunction with other drugs. At present, the U.S. Food and […]

Adderall and Ritalin

Lea en español Adderall and Ritalin are both central nervous system stimulants designed for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Adderall was introduced to the U.S. market in 1996 by Richwood Pharmaceuticals. Ritalin (the trade name for Methylphenidate) has been around much longer, first approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug […]