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  1. pegaptanib Intraocularpegaptanib Intraocular
    pegaptanib (Intraocular route)peg-AP-ta-nibCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.MacugenAvailable Dosage Forms:SolutionTherapeutic Class: Ophthalmologic AgentUses For pegaptanibPegaptanib is used to treat neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a disorder of the retina of the eye that causes blurring of vision or blindness .pegaptanib is availa...
  2. PegaptanibPegaptanib
    Pegaptanib Generic Name: Pegaptanib (peg-AP-ta-nib)Brand Name: MacugenPegaptanib is used for:Treating a certain eye problem known as neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Pegaptanib is a selective vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonist. It works by blocking a protein in the eye to slow or stop wet AMD.Do NOT use Pegaptanib if:you are alle...
  3. Pegaptanib SodiumPegaptanib Sodium
    Pegaptanib SodiumPronunciation: (peg-AP-ta-nib SO-dee-um)Class: Selective vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonistTrade Names:Macugen- Injection 0.3 mgPharmacologyAntagonizes effects of VEGF, which are thought to contribute to the progression of neovascular form of age-related macular degeneration.PharmacokineticsAbsorptionC max approximately 80 ng/mL and occurs...
  4. pegaspargasepegaspargase
    pegaspargaseGeneric Name: pegaspargase (peg ah SPAR jase)Brand Names: OncasparWhat is pegaspargase?Pegaspargase is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.Pegaspargase is used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Pegaspargase may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.Wh...
  5. pegaspargase Intramuscular, Intravenouspegaspargase Intramuscular, Intravenous
    pegaspargase (Intramuscular route, Intravenous route)peg-AS-par-jaseCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.OncasparAvailable Dosage Forms:SolutionTherapeutic Class: Antineoplastic AgentPharmacologic Class: Asparaginase (class)Uses For pegaspargasePegaspargase belongs to the general group of medicines known as antineoplastics. It is used with other cancer medicines as a ...
  6. PegaspargasePegaspargase
    Pegaspargase Generic Name: Pegaspargase (peg-AS-par-jase)Brand Name: OncasparPegaspargase is used for:Treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in certain patients. It is used along with other cancer medicines.Pegaspargase is an antineoplastic agent. It works by decreasing the amount of asparagine in the body, which kills certain leukemia cells.Do NOT use Pegaspargase if:\...
  7. PegaspargasePegaspargase
    PegaspargasePronunciation: (peg-AS-par-jase)Class: Modified enzymeTrade Names:Oncaspar- Injection 750 units/mLPharmacologyLeukemic cells are unable to synthesize asparagine because of a lack of asparagine synthetase and are dependent on an exogenous source of asparagine for survival. Rapid depletion of asparagine, which results from treatment with the enzyme L-asparaginase, kills...
  8. PegasysPegasys
    PegasysGeneric Name: peginterferon alfa-2a (peg in ter FEAR on AL fa 2 a)Brand Names: PegasysWhat is peginterferon alfa-2a?Peginterferon alfa-2a is made from human proteins that help the body fight viral infections.Peginterferon alfa-2a is used to treat chronic hepatitis B or C. Peginterferon alfa-2a is often used together with another medication called ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetol, R...
  9. PegasysPegasys
    PegasysGeneric name: Peginterferon alfa-2aBrand names: PegasysWhy is Pegasys prescribed?Pegasys is used to treat adults who have chronic hepatitis C infection, including those who are also infected with HIV and are clinically stable. Additionally, the drug is used to treat hepatitis B. Pegasys is an injection prescribed for people who show signs of liver damage and have not b...
  10. PegasysPegasys
    PegasysGeneric Name: peginterferon alfa-2a (Subcutaneous route)peg-in-ter-FEER-on AL-fa-2aSubcutaneous routeSolutionAlpha interferons, including peginterferon alfa-2a, may cause or aggravate fatal or life-threatening neuropsychiatric, autoimmune, ischemic, and infectious disorders. Patients should be monitored closely with periodic clinical and laboratory evaluations. Therapy should be w...
  11. PegasysPegasys
    Pegasys Generic Name: Peginterferon Alfa-2a (peg-IN-ter-FEER-on AL-fa)Brand Name: PegasysPegasys may cause or worsen fatal or life-threatening medical conditions, including mental or mood problems (eg, depression, suicidal thoughts or behaviors), immune system problems (eg, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis), blood vessel problems (eg, ischemia), and infection. These problems usually go away af...
  12. pegfilgrastimpegfilgrastim
    pegfilgrastimGeneric Name: pegfilgrastim (PEG fil GRAS tim)Brand Names: NeulastaWhat is pegfilgrastim?Pegfilgrastim is a colony stimulating factor. It is a man-made form of a protein that stimulates the growth of white blood cells called neutrophils in your body. White blood cells help your body fight against infection.Pegfilgrastim is used to treat neutropenia, a lack of certain whi...
  13. pegfilgrastim Subcutaneouspegfilgrastim Subcutaneous
    pegfilgrastim (Subcutaneous route)peg-fil-GRA-stimCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.NeulastaAvailable Dosage Forms:SolutionTherapeutic Class: HematopoieticPharmacologic Class: Colony Stimulating FactorUses For pegfilgrastimPegfilgrastim is a synthetic (man-made) version of a substance that is naturally produced in your body called a colony stimulating factor. It he...
  14. PegfilgrastimPegfilgrastim
    Pegfilgrastim Generic Name: Pegfilgrastim (peg-fil-GRAS-tim)Brand Name: NeulastaPegfilgrastim is used for:Decreasing the incidence of infection in certain cancer patients undergoing myelosuppressive cancer treatments.Pegfilgrastim is an amino acid. It works by stimulating bone marrow to produce white blood cells, which fight infection.Do NOT use Pegfilgrastim if:you are ...
  15. PegfilgrastimPegfilgrastim
    PegfilgrastimPronunciation: (peg-fill-GRA-stim)Class: Colony-stimulating factorTrade Names:Neulasta- Injection, solution 10 mg/mLPharmacologyStimulates neutrophil production within bone marrow.PharmacokineticsEliminationHalf-life is 15 to 80 h (subcutaneous injection). Serum clearance is directly related to the number of neutrophils.Special PopulationsRenal Function Imp...