Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Prograf® Related: Tacrolimus, Prograf, Advagraf, calcineurin inhibitors, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus nephritis, immunosuppressant. What Medicine is used for: It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for patients who cannot tolerate or do not respond to conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). It is also used to treat lupus nephritis, an inflammation of the kidney that is caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In rheumatoid arthritis, Tacrolimus suppresses your immune system and prevents it from attacking your joints and causing inflammation. This helps to reduce symptoms of joint swelling, pain and stiffness. In the long term, it also reduces joint deformity and bone erosion from the inflammatory condition. In lupus nephritis, Tacrolimus suppresses your immune system and prevents it from attacking your kidney. This helps to reduce kidney damage and leakage of proteins in your urine (proteinuria). This medication may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Cialis Related: Tadalafil, Cialis, erectile dysfunction, phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor. What Medicine is used for: Tadalafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction, a condition where you are unable to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in your penis, allowing blood to flow into your penis when you get sexually excited. This medicine will only help you to get an erection if you are sexually stimulated. Therefore it is taken on an as-needed basis. It can also be used for urinary symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) with or without erectile dysfunction at the same time. It improves blood flow to, and relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder which may reduce symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. For this indication, it has to be taken on a daily basis. This medication may also be used for other conditions. Check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure why you are given this medication.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Cialis Related: Tadalafil, Cialis, pulmonary arterial hypertension, phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor. What Medicine is used for: Tadalafil is used to treat high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension). Tadalafil works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels in the lungs, and ultimately lowering the pressure in the lungs. This should improve your symptoms such as breathlessness, and increase your ability to exercise. This medication has to be taken on a daily basis. This medication may also be used for other conditions. Check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure why you are given this medication.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Talfotan; Taflotan-S Related: Tafluprost, taflotan, prostaglandin analogues, glaucoma, eye pressure. What Medicine is used for: Tafluprost belongs to a class of medications called prostaglandin analogues, which is used to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition where the nerve in the eye is damaged, and is usually associated with increased eye pressure. Untreated glaucoma can affect your eyesight and cause blindness. Tafluprost helps to lower the pressure in your eye by increasing drainage of fluid in the eye.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Nolvadex® Related: SERM. What Medicine is used for: Tamoxifen is used to treat breast cancer. It works by blocking the effect of estrogen, a hormone produced by your body.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Harnal Related: Tamsulosin prolonged release, Harnal, Duodart, benign prostate hyperplasia, alpha 1 blocker. What Medicine is used for: Tamsulosin belongs to a group of medications known as alpha-1 blockers. It is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition where the prostate gland is enlarged due to a non-cancerous growth and this is caused by overproduction of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone. The prostate is close to the bladder, therefore enlargement of the prostate gland can affect the flow of urine. This leads to urinary symptoms such as a weak or interrupted urine flow, frequent or urgent need to urinate. The medication works by relaxing the muscles of the prostate gland and bladder exit to help relieve these symptoms. Tamsulosin can be used alone or with another medication called Dutasteride to treat enlarged prostate gland. This medication may also be used for other conditions. Check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure why you are given this medication.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Kadcyla® What Medicine is used for: T-DM1 is a drug that is used to treat breast cancer. It consists of an antibody (trastuzumab) and a chemotherapy drug called DM1 (also known as emtansine) linked together. The antibody helps deliver DM1 more specifically to cancer cells, to fight against them.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: TS-1® What Medicine is used for: TS-1® is a combination oral chemotherapy used to treat certain types of advanced cancer e.g. gastric, pancreatic, head and neck.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: UFT® What Medicine is used for: UFT® is a combination oral chemotherapy used to treat certain types of cancer e.g. head and neck, colorectal, gastric, liver, gallbladder or bile duct, pancreatic, lung, breast, bladder, prostate and uterine cervical cancers.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Micardis What Medicine is used for: Angiotensin II is a substance that causes the blood vessels to become narrower and this causes an increase in blood pressure. Telmisartan lowers blood pressure by blocking the effects of a substance called Angiotensin II at the blood vessel walls. This medication can also be used for patients who have protein in their urine and other heart conditions.
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