Axitinib

Axitinib is a prescription medication used to treat advanced kidney cancer (advanced renal cell carcinoma or RCC) when one prior drug treatment for this disease has not worked. Axitinib belongs to a group of drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors, which work by blocking the action of an abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps slow or stop the spread of cancer cells.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken twice daily, with or without food. Axitinib tablets must be swallowed whole with a glass of water.

Common side effects of axitinib...

Pazopanib

Pazopanib is a prescription medication used to treat kidney cancer and soft tissue sarcoma. Pazopanib belongs to a group of drugs called kinase inhibitors which work by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once daily, on an empty stomach.

Common side effects of pazopanib include diarrhea, change in hair color, nausea, and vomiting.

Stendra

Stendra is a prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. Stendra belongs to a group of drugs called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. These work by increasing blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation. This increased blood flow can cause an erection.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken typically once a day, on an as needed basis, approximately 30 minutes before sexual activity. Stendra can be taken with or without food.

Common side effects of Stendra include headache, flushing, and back pain.

 

Ustekinumab

Ustekinumab is a prescription medication used to treat adults and adolescents 12 years or older with moderate to severe psoriasis (a skin disease in which red, scaly patches form on some areas of the body). It is also approved to treat adults with psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s disease.

Ustekinumab belongs to a group of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies. It works by binding to specific proteins of the body that are involved in inflammation and immune response.

This medication comes in an injectable form to be given just under the skin or into the vein by a healthcare...

Abatacept

Abatacept is a prescription medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Abatacept belongs to a group of drugs called immunomodulators which work by blocking the activity of T-cells. A T-cell is a cell of the immune system that can cause swelling and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis.

This medication comes in an injectable form that is usually given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare provider. Abatacept may also be given as an injection just under the skin.

Common side effects of abatacept include headache, upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, and...

Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters

Omega-3-acid ethyl esters is a prescription medication used to lower very high triglycerides (fats) in the blood. It is made from fish oils that work by lowering liver production of triglycerides.

This medication comes in capsule form and is usually taken once or twice daily, with or without food.

Take omega-3-acid ethyl esters capsules whole. Do not break, crush, dissolve, or chew omega-3-acid ethyl esters capsules before swallowing.

Common side effects include burping, upset stomach, and change in taste sensation.

Latisse

Latisse is a prescription eye drop used to grow eyelashes, and to make them longer, thicker and darker.

Latisse belongs to a group of drugs called prostaglandins. It works by increasing the number of eyelash hairs that grow.

This medication comes it the form of an eye drop and is typically applied once at night.

Common side effects of Latisse include an itching sensation in the eyes and eye redness.

Prolia

Prolia is a prescription medication used to treat osteoporosis. Prolia is also used to treat bone loss in patients receiving certain treatments for prostate cancer as breast cancer. 

Prolia belongs to a group of drugs called RANK ligand inhibitors. These work by decreasing the breakdown of bone and increasing bone strength and thickness. 

This medication comes in an injectable form to be given under the skin (subcutaneously) and is given once every 6 months.

Common side effects of Prolia include red, dry, and itchy skin, back pain, and headache.

Rivaroxaban

Rivaroxaban is a prescription medication used to prevent certain types of blood clots and strokes. Rivaroxaban can be used in people who are having hip or knee replacement surgery, and for people with an irregular heart rhythm.

Rivaroxaban, a "blood thinner", belongs to a group of drugs called factor Xa inhibitors. Factor Xa is an enzyme required for blood to clot. Rivaroxaban inhibits factor Xa, slowing down blood clot formation.

This medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken once daily, with or without food. For people taking it for atrial fibrillation (irregular...

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