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Friday, February 13, 2009

Latest Drug Information Updates

ATrynATryn (Antithrombin (Recombinant)) is a recombinant form of human antithrombin for the prevention of peri-operative and peri-partum thromboembolic events in hereditary antithrombin deficient patients.
VecticalVectical Ointment is a Vitamin D analog indicated for the topical treatment of mild to moderate plaque psoriasis in adults 18 years and older.
KapidexKapidex (dexlansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor with a novel delivery system approved for the treatment of erosive esophagitis and heartburn associated with symptomatic non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
RyzoltRyzolt (tramadol HCl extended release tablets) is a once-daily analgesic indicated for the management of moderate to moderately severe chronic pain in adults who require around-the-clock treatment of their pain for an extended period of time.
RiaSTAPRiaSTAP (Fibrinogen Concentrate (Human)) is lyophilized fibrinogen for the treatment of acute bleeding episodes in patients with congenital fibrinogen deficiency, including afibrinogenemia and hypofibrinogenemia.
GelniqueGelnique (oxybutynin chloride) Gel is a transdermal antispasmodic which is applied to the skin once daily for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency.
AllerNazeAllerNaze, formerly Tri-Nasal (triamcinolone acetonide, USP) is a reformulated aqueous intranasal steroid nasal spray indicated for the once daily treatment of nasal symptoms associated with both seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children twelve years of age and older.
DegarelixDegarelix is an injectable gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor antagonist indicated for patients with advanced prostate cancer. Potential trade names for degarelix are still under review with the FDA.
SavellaMilnacipran is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor indicated for the management of fibromyalgia.
ZolpiMistZolpimist is an oral spray formulation of zolpidem, the drug contained in Ambien. Zolpimist is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep initiation.
EpiduoEpiduo (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel is a once-daily, topical acne treatment that combines the well-tolerated retinoid adapalene, and benzoyl peroxide, a well-known antimicrobial.
NexteroneNexterone (amiodarone HCl) Injection is a cosolvent free formulation of the antiarrhythmic agent Amiodarone IV, originally marketed in the US by Wyeth as Cordarone Intravenous. Nexterone is indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of frequently recurring ventricular fibrillation and hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia in patients refractory to other therapy.
LatisseLatisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic) is a prostamide indicated for the treatment of hypotrichosis (or reduced amount of hair) of the eyelashes. Growth of the eyelashes is a well documented side effect of bimatoprost which is currently approved as Lumigan for the treatment of glaucoma.
BioThraxBioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) is a vaccine indicated for the active immunization for the prevention of disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, in persons between 18 and 65 years of age at high risk of exposure.
MozobilMozobil (plerixafor) is a small molecule CXCR4 chemokine receptor antagonist used in combination with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor to mobilize hematopoietic stem cells to the bloodstream for collection and subsequent autologous transplantation in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

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