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‘Bosentan’ for the treatment of high blood pressure in the lungs
Pulmonary Hypertension High Blood Pressure in the lungs, medically termed as primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), is a disease characterized by progressive blockage or obliteration of small and medium-sized pulmonary arteries. Pulmonary hypertension happens when the pressure in the blood vessels leading from the heart to the lungs is too high. As a result of pulmonary...
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Aminexil is a chemical molecule that has gained popularity for combating hair loss and promoting hair growth, especially in patients suffering from the condition of alopecia (premature balding). When used in a combination with Minoxidil, this vasodilator increases the circulation of blood to the hair follicles and stimulates the hair shaft with valuable nutrients that...
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A lipid-soluble derivative of Thiamine, Benfotiamine is highly effective in treating diabetes-related nerve damage, alcohol dependence and Alzheimer’s disease. This increased solubility it possesses allows it to penetrate nerve cells – in fact, this increased bio-availability makes it far effective than its counterpart Thiamine. Thiamine or Vitamin B1 is an integral element in energy metabolism,...
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CABAZITAXEL - Cure for Prostate Cancer
Cabazitaxel is an antineoplastic drug used in chemotherapy, commonly sold under the brand name Jevtana. It is classified as a “taxane derivative”, which means it is a drug that stops mitosis. [1] [2] It is approved for castrate-resistant metastatic prostate cancer (CRMP) treatment in patients who are previously treated with docetaxel (another type of taxane)....
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Say bye-bye to fungal infections with Fluconazole!
Belonging to a class of drugs called azole antifungals, Fluconazole is known to treat serious fungal or yeast infections. It finds widespread usage in treating infections like vaginal candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush, oral thrush), esophageal candidiasis (candida esophagitis) and other candida infections, including urinary tract infections, peritonitis, or fungal (cryptococcal) meningitis. It is usually available...
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In the wide domain of the pharmaceutical industry, ‘API’ and ‘FDF’ are commonly-used terms. But what are they, actually? While API stands for ‘active pharmaceutical ingredient’, FDI refers to ‘finished dosage form’. Let us understand the difference between these two prime components in this dynamic industry, which is slated to touch $120 billion by 2027...
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Although originally introduced as a medication for severe hypertension in the 1970s, ‘Minoxidil’ in its topical form is preferred in the effective treatment for androgenetic alopecia (hair loss in men and women). It is also very common as an off-label treatment for other hair-loss conditions and has been proven to be highly effective for patients...
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Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance found in the fluid around joints. Other tissues that contain glucosamine include the skin, nails, bones, and ligaments. Additionally, it also exists in bones, bone marrow, shellfish, fungus, poultry, cattle, and certain cheeses. The neutral form of Glucosamine is one of the most effective and widely used over-the-counter dietary...
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Diazepam, first marketed as Valium, is a tranquillizer from the benzodiazepine family that acts as an anxiolytic. It is commonly used to treat a wide range of conditions, including anxiety, seizures, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, muscle spasms, insomnia and restless legs syndrome. (1) It can be consumed by mouth, inserted into the rectum, injected into a muscle or vein or used as a nasal spray. When administered into a...
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Pregabalin, sold under the brand name Lyrica among others, is an anticonvulsant and anxiolytic medication. It is used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome and generalized anxiety disorder. It finds usage in epilepsy as an add-on therapy for partial seizures. When used before surgery, it reduces pain but results in greater sedation and visual disturbances. (1) This drug was approved...
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