Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Pradaxa What Medicine is used for: Dabigatran is a blood thinning medication that prevents blood clots from forming in your body. It does not remove clots that are already formed, but prevents these clots from becoming bigger. You may be given Dabigatran for:Treatment or prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in the legs) or Pulmonary Embolism (blood clot in the lungs)Prevention of stroke in Atrial Fibrillation, a condition where there is irregular heart rhythmPrevention of blood clot formation after a hip or knee replacement operation The length of treatment may range from a few weeks to long term.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Tafinlar Related: Dabrafenib, melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, BRAF kinase inhibitor. What Medicine is used for: Dabrafenib is used to treat melanoma (a type of skin cancer) or non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is often given with another medication called Trametinib. Your doctor will check for a gene mutation before starting you on this.
What Medicine is used for: Dacarbazine is an intravenous chemotherapy used alone or in combination with other agents for the treatment of certain types of cancer.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Forxiga Related: Canagliflozin, Dapagliflozin, Empagliflozin, Invokana, Forxiga, Jardiance. What Medicine is used for: It is used to control diabetes. It reduces blood sugar by removing excess sugar from the body through the urine.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Priligy Related: Dapoxetine, Priligy, premature ejaculation, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. What Medicine is used for: This medication is used to treat premature ejaculation. It increases time to ejaculate, and thus reduces the stress you face over how fast you ejaculate and may improve your satisfaction during sexual intercourse.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Dapsone Related: Dapsone, leprosy, hansen’s disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, bullous pemphigoid, bullous pemphigus, pneumocystis pneumonia, toxoplasma, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. What Medicine is used for: Dapsone is an antibiotic which also has an anti-inflammatory effect and is used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Jadenu What Medicine is used for: Deferasirox is indicated for the treatment of chronic iron overload due to frequent blood transfusions or non-transfusion dependent thalassemia syndromes.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Ferriprox What Medicine is used for: Deferiprone is indicated for the treatment of chronic iron overload due to frequent blood transfusions or non-transfusion dependent thalassemia syndromes.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Firmagon® What Medicine is used for: Degarelix is a medicine that is used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. It works by reducing the level of testosterone the body produces. Testosterone may contribute to tumor growth.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Xgeva®, Prolia® Related: Bone-modifying Agent, Monoclonal Antibody. What Medicine is used for: Denosumab is a medication given to reduce bone breakdown, thus lowering the risk of broken bones or cancer-related bone pain. It is available in two brands, with different uses. Do not use the two brands interchangeably unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. Xgeva® is used to treat giant cell tumor of bone or conditions where cancer has spread to the bone. Prolia® is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis.
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