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Rizatriptan and cost: Generic, brand names, and more

Rizatriptan is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat migraine episodes, with or without aura, in adults and in children ages 6 years and older. Rizatriptan treats a migraine episode after it starts. It’s not used to prevent migraine episodes. For more information about rizatriptan’s uses, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Here are some details about rizatriptan: Read on to learn about rizatriptan and cost, as well as how to save mon

Myfembree: Uses, dosage, side effects, cost, and more

Myfembree (relugolix/estradiol/norethindrone) is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to manage heavy periods caused by uterine fibroids. These fibroids are growths on or in the uterus that aren’t cancer. Myfembree is prescribed to adult females* who haven’t yet gone through menopause. It’s important to note that Myfembree shouldn’t be taken for longer than 24 months. This is because the medication may cause bone loss that can’t be reversed.† * Sex and gender exist on spectrum

Bydureon BCise dosage: Form, strength, how to use, and more

Bydureon BCise (exenatide extended-release) is a prescription brand-name medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to improve blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Bydureon BCise is approved for use in adults and children ages 10 years and older. The active drug in Bydureon BCise is exenatide in an extended-release form. Bydureon BCise is classified as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist. Bydureon BCise isn’t currently available as a generic. Bydureon

Viokace: Dosage, alternatives, cost, side effects, and more.

Viokace is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved for use in adults with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) that’s caused by: • chronic pancreatitis, which is long-term inflammation (swelling) in your pancreas • pancreatectomy, which is a surgery that removes all or part of your pancreas To treat EPI, Viokace is taken with another type of medication called a proton pump inhibitor. (For more information, see the “Viokace use with other drugs” section below.) Typically, the p

Levemir dosage: Forms, strength, how to take, and more

Levemir (insulin detemir) is a prescription brand-name medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to lower blood sugar levels in adults and children with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. The active drug in Levemir is insulin detemir, which is a long-acting insulin. It’s a drug that’s not currently available as a . Levemir comes as a liquid solution that’s given by subcutaneous injection. It’s available in two forms: a vial and syringe, and a prefilled pen. For informat

Belsomra: Side effects, dosage, alternatives, and more

Belsomra can cause mild or serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Belsomra. These lists do not include all possible side effects. For more information about the possible side effects of Belsomra, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips on how to manage any side effects that may be concerning or bothersome. Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would

Xcopri: Side effects, cost, how it works, and more

Xcopri is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to treat partial-onset seizures in adults. A partial-onset seizure (also called a focal seizure) is caused by irregular electrical activity in one area of your brain. Seizure symptoms may include uncontrolled movements and muscle twitches. Xcopri is a seizure medication that contains the active drug cenobamate. Xcopri belongs to a class of drugs called antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), which are also known as anticonvulsants. Xcopri com

Forteo: Side effects, alternatives, dosage, and more

Forteo is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA approved to treat osteoporosis in certain adults. Osteoporosis is a condition that causes your bones to become weak and brittle. With this condition, your bones lose density and may fracture (break) more easily. • treat osteoporosis in females* who’ve gone through menopause and have a high risk for bone fracture • increase bone mass in males* with certain forms of osteoporosis and who have a high risk for bone fracture • treat osteoporosis

Cutivate: Dosage, side effects, uses, and more

Cutivate is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to relieve eczema symptoms, such as itchy skin and inflammation (swelling) in adults and in children ages 3 months and older. Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition. With eczema, some areas of your skin can become itchy, rough, dry, discolored, or cracked. These symptoms may come and go over time. When eczema flare-ups occur, your symptoms suddenly get worse. Cutivate is a medicated lotion that may hel

Kesimpta dosage: Forms, strength, how to use, and more

Kesimpta (ofatumumab) is a prescription brand-name medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat clinically isolated syndrome and the following types of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults: Kesimpta comes as a liquid solution that’s given by subcutaneous injection. It’s available as a prefilled pen called a Sensoready pen and a prefilled syringe. The active drug in Kesimpta is ofatumumab, which is a medication. It’s not available as a . Kesimpta is a part of the monoc

Dayvigo: Side effects, dosage, uses, and more

Dayvigo is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to treat insomnia (trouble sleeping) in adults. Dayvigo contains the active drug lemborexant, which belongs to a class of drugs called dual orexin receptor antagonists (DORAs). Dayvigo comes as an oral tablet. It’s available in two strengths: 5 milligrams (mg) and 10 mg. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Dayvigo in 2019. Yes, Dayvigo is a controlled substance. It’s classified as a Schedule IV prescription drug. A co

Praluent dosage: Form, strengths, how to use, and more

Praluent (alirocumab) is a prescription brand-name medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it for the following uses: • To reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and unstable angina (a type of chest pain) that requires hospitalization in adults with heart disease. • To lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in adults with hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol). This includes adults with heterozygous or homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Praluent

Prolia side effects: What they are and how to manage them

Prolia (denosumab) is a prescription brand-name medication. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the following uses in certain adults: • to treat osteoporosis in females* who have gone through menopause • to treat osteoporosis in females and males due to drugs called glucocorticoids • to stop bone thinning in females who have had breast cancer and are taking drugs that lower estrogen levels • to stop bone thinning in males with nonmetastatic prostate cancer† who are taking

Tagrisso side effects: What they are and how to manage them

Tagrisso (osimertinib) is a prescription brand-name medication. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat certain types of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults. NSCLC can have a type of mutation (abnormal change) in a gene called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Your doctor will have you take a blood test to check if your cancer cells have this mutation. If so, the cancer is called EFGR-positive (EGFR+) NSCLC. Tagrisso is usually prescribed as a long-term t

Humira for plaque psoriasis: Dosage, how it works, and more

Humira (adalimumab) is a prescription brand-name medication. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severe chronic (long-term) plaque psoriasis in certain adults. With plaque psoriasis, your immune system mistakenly attacks your body’s skin cells. This causes your body to rapidly make new skin cells. These cells pile up on the surface of your skin, forming scaly patches called plaques. Here are the basics on Humira: • Drug form: liquid solution that’s given

Apriso side effects: Common, mild, and serious, plus how to manage the

Apriso is a brand-name prescription drug. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to maintain remission of ulcerative colitis (UC) in adults. With UC, you have swelling or ulcers in your large intestine. During remission, you don’t have symptoms of UC. If Apriso works for your UC, your doctor will likely recommend that you take it long term. Here are some fast facts on Apriso: • Drug form: extended-release oral capsules that are taken by mouth Like other drugs, Apriso can cause s

Glipizide oral tablets: Side effects, dosage, and more

Glipizide IR and ER oral tablets are generic prescription drugs. They’re FDA-approved to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise to help manage blood sugar levels. This drug’s use has certain limitations. For details, see the “Glipizide oral tablets uses” section below. Glipizide belongs to a drug class called sulfonylureas. (A drug class is a group of medications that work in a similar way.) This drug class is used to lower blood sugar levels in people wi

Klonopin: Dosage, side effects, how it works, and more

Klonopin is a prescription brand-name medication. It’s FDA-approved to treat the following conditions: • Certain seizure disorders in adults and children of all ages. A seizure disorder is a condition in which you have several seizures. Klonopin treats: • some absence seizures (which used to be called petit mal seizures) • Panic disorder with or without agoraphobia in adults. Panic disorder is a type of mental health condition that causes repeated panic attacks. Agoraphobia is a fear of being in

Mavenclad for MS: Side effects, dosage, and more

Mavenclad (cladribine) is a prescription brand-name medication. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the following forms of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) in certain adults: With MS, your immune system mistakenly attacks your healthy nerve tissue. This causes inflammation (swelling and damage) and leads to symptoms such as pain and muscle weakness. “Relapsing” means there are times when you develop new MS symptoms, or your symptoms become more severe. Here are the

Venclexta for AML: How well it works, taking the drug, and more

Venclexta (venetoclax) is a prescription brand-name medication. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in certain adults. AML is a type of cancer that affects your blood cells. Venclexta is a type of targeted therapy for AML. It works by targeting and blocking the action of a specific protein within leukemia cells. Here are the basics about Venclexta: • Available as generic: no Keep reading for more information about Venclext
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