Therapeutic Drug Monitoring | Gastrointestinal Society

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. If you have IBD and are taking certain medications – called biologics – then your gastroenterologist might suggest therapeutic drug monitoring for you. Since 2001, physicians have been increasingly prescribing TNF-α inhibitor biologics, which have revolutionized the treatment of IBD and […]

SECOND OPINION | Addiction to Pain Medications | BCBS | Full Episode

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Epogen Treats Anemia Due to Other Medications – Overview

Epogen, the brand name form of epoetin alfa, is a prescription medication used to treat anemia due to the effects disease or other medications. Epogen belongs to a group of drugs called erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, which help increase the amount of red blood cells in the body. This medication comes in injectable form to be given […]

Xigduo XR a Prescription Medication Used to Control Blood Sugar Levels

Xigduo XR is a prescription medication used to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It is a single product containing 2 medications: dapagliflozin and metformin. Dapagliflozin is part of a new class of drugs that work in the kidney to block a protein called SGLT2. By blocking this protein, the drug […]

These Medications May Beat Migraines

Migraines can be such a headache. Luckily, many migraine treatments work to relieve the pain. I’m Shelby Cullinan with your latest health news. A new study from the American Headache Society found that triptans, acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known as NSAIDs, and combination medications treated migraines most effectively. Although opioids were likely to be effective, […]

Tecfidera a Prescription Medication Used to Treat Multiple Sclerosis – Overview

Tecfidera, the brand name form of dimethyl fumarate, is a prescription medication used to treat multiple sclerosis. Tecfidera belongs to a group of drugs called fumaric acid esters. The exact way it works to treat multiple sclerosis is unknown. This medication comes as capsules to be taken twice daily, with or without food. Common side […]

Information on Ofev a Prescription Medication Used to Treat IPF

Ofev is a prescription medication used to treat a lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Ofev belongs to a group of drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These work by by blocking multiple pathways that may be involved in the scarring of lung tissue. This medication comes in capsule form and is usually taken twice […]