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Tradjenta: Side effects, dosage, cost, uses, and more

Tradjenta is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved for use in adults with type 2 diabetes. Tradjenta is used in combination with a balanced diet and regular exercise to help lower blood sugar levels. With type 2 diabetes, your blood sugar levels become high. Over time, high blood sugar levels can lead to complications. With a balanced diet, physical activity, and medications such as Tradjenta, you can manage your blood sugar levels. Doing so can help prevent diabetes complicati

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

Byetta (exenatide) is a prescription brand-name medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. The active drug in Byetta is exenatide, which belongs to a drug class called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists. Byetta isn’t available in a generic form. Byetta comes as a prefilled injection pen. It’s given as a subcutaneous injection. Read on for information about the dosage of Byetta, including its strengths and

Avastin: Side effects and what to do about them

Avastin can cause a variety of side effects, some of which are more common than others. The drug’s side effects may vary depending on which type of cancer it’s treating, such as ovarian cancer or brain cancer. These side effects may be temporary, lasting a few days to weeks. But if the side effects last longer than that, bother you, or become severe, be sure to talk with your doctor or pharmacist. The list below includes a few of the most common side effects reported by people who used Avastin i

Bosulif: Side effects and how to manage them

Bosulif (bosutinib) is a prescription brand-name medication. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat a certain type of leukemia (blood cancer). Specifically, Bosulif is used as a long-term treatment in certain adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (Ph+ CML). Here are some fast facts about Bosulif: Like other drugs, Bosulif can cause side effects. Read on to learn about potential common, mild, and serious side effects. For a general ove

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

Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) is a prescription brand-name medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to prevent migraine headaches in adults. Aimovig comes as a liquid solution, in a prefilled autoinjector pen, that you’ll inject yourself. Erenumab-aooe (the active drug in Aimovig) is a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody. Specifically, it belongs to a group of drugs called calcitonin gene-related peptide inhibitors. Aimovig is a brand-name medication. It’s not available

Valproic acid and cost: Reducing long-term drug costs and more

Valproic acid is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat the following types of epilepsy in adults and children ages 10 years and older: • absence seizures (previously known as petit mal seizures) with or without other seizure types For more detailed information about valproic acid’s uses, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Here are some details about valproic acid: Read on to learn about valproic acid and cost, as well as how to save

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
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