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  1. PonstelPonstel
    PonstelGeneric Name: mefenamic acid (me fe NAM ik)Brand Names: PonstelWhat is Ponstel (mefenamic acid)?Mefenamic acid is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Mefenamic acid works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.Mefenamic acid is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis. It is also used to treat mens...
  2. PonstelPonstel
    PonstelGeneric name: Mefenamic acidBrand names: PonstelWhy is Ponstel prescribed?Ponstel, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is used for the relief of moderate pain (when treatment will not last for more than 7 days) and for the treatment of menstrual pain.Most important fact about PonstelYou should have frequent checkups with your doctor if you take Ponstel regul...
  3. PonstelPonstel
    PonstelGeneric Name: mefenamic acid (Oral route)mef-e-NAM-ik AS-idOral routeCapsuleCARDIOVASCULAR RISKNSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk...
  4. PonstelPonstel
    Ponstel Generic Name: Mefenamic Acid (me-fe-NAM-ik)Brand Name: PonstelPonstel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It may cause an increased risk of serious and sometimes fatal heart and blood vessel problems (eg, heart attack, stroke). The risk may be greater if you already have heart problems or if you take Ponstel for a long time. Do not use Ponstel right before or after...
  5. PontocainePontocaine
    PontocaineGeneric Name: tetracaine topical (TET ra kane TOP ik al)Brand Names: Pontocaine, ViractinWhat is Pontocaine (tetracaine topical)?Tetracaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body.Tetracaine topical cream or ointment is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by minor skin irritations, cold sores or fever blisters, sunbu...
  6. PontocainePontocaine
    PontocaineGeneric Name: tetracaine (Topical application route)TE-tra-kaneCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.Cepacol ViractinPontocaineIn CanadaSupracaineAvailable Dosage Forms:CreamOintmentGel/JellySolutionTherapeutic Class: Anesthetic, LocalChemical Class: Amino EsterUses For PontocaineTetracaine is used in different parts of the body to cause n...
  7. Poractant AlfaPoractant Alfa
    Poractant AlfaPronunciation: (pore-ACK-tant AL-fuh)Class: Lung surfactantTrade Names:Curosurf- Suspension, intratracheal 80 mg phospholipids/mLPharmacologyExtract of natural porcine lung surfactant that restores lung surfactant in premature infants with lung surfactant deficiency causing respiratory distress syndrome (RDS).Indications and UsageTreatment of RDS in premature in...
  8. porfimerporfimer
    porfimerGeneric Name: porfimer (POR fi mer)Brand Names: PhotofrinWhat is porfimer?Porfimer increases the sensitivity of tissues to the effects of light. Porfimer is used before the administration of laser light to cancerous tumors to decrease tumor size.Porfimer is used in the treatment of some esophageal and lung cancers.Porfimer may also be used for purposes other than those list...
  9. porfimer Intravenousporfimer Intravenous
    porfimer (Intravenous route)POR-fi-merCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.PhotofrinAvailable Dosage Forms:Powder for SolutionTherapeutic Class: Antineoplastic AgentUses For porfimerPorfimer belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics. It is used, together with a special laser light, to treat cancer of the esophagus (the part of the digestive tract that c...
  10. PorfimerPorfimer
    Porfimer Generic Name: Porfimer (POR-fi-mer)Brand Name: PhotofrinPorfimer is used for:Relieving symptoms of some cancers and treating certain other cancers and tumors. It is used in combination with laser light therapy.Porfimer is an antineoplastic. It works by binding to cancer cells that are then exposed to laser light, which damages and sometimes kills the cancer cells.Do ...
  11. Porfimer SodiumPorfimer Sodium
    Porfimer SodiumPronunciation: (PORE-fih-muhr SO-dee-uhm)Class: AntineoplasticTrade Names:Photofrin- Cake or Powder for Injection (freeze-dried) 75 mgPharmacologyPorfimer is a photosensitizing agent used in the photodynamic therapy (PDT) of tumors. Cellular damage caused by porfimer PDT is a consequence of the propagation of radical reactions. Tumor death also occurs through ische...
  12. PortiaPortia
    PortiaGeneric Name: ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel (ETH in ill ess tra DYE ol and LEE vo nor JESS trel)Brand Names: Alesse, Aviane, Enpresse, Lessina, Levlen, Levlite, Levora, Lutera, Lybrel, Nordette, Portia, Sronyx, Tri-Levlen, Triphasil-21, Triphasil-28, Trivora-28What is Portia (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel contains a combination...
  13. posaconazoleposaconazole
    posaconazoleGeneric Name: posaconazole (poe sa KONE a zole)Brand Names: NoxafilWhat is posaconazole?Posaconazole is an antifungal medication that fights certain infections caused by fungus.Posaconazole is used to prevent fungal infections in people with weak immune systems resulting from chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation.Posaconazole may also be used for other purposes not ...
  14. PosaconazolePosaconazole
    PosaconazoleBrand names: NoxafilWhy is Posaconazole prescribed?Noxafil is used for treating fungal infections caused by Aspergillus or Candida. It is approved for use in people 13 years of age and older who are severely immunocompromised (for example, a fungal infection due to a side effect of chemotherapy).Most important fact about PosaconazoleIf you are allergic to ot...
  15. posaconazoleposaconazole
    posaconazole (Oral route)Commonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.NoxafilAvailable Dosage Forms:SuspensionTherapeutic Class: AntifungalChemical Class: TriazoleUses For posaconazolePosaconazole is used to prevent certain fungus infections in patients 13 years of age and older, who have a weakened immune system. Posaconazole is also used to treat a fungus infection of the mou...