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  1. LariamLariam
    Lariam Generic Name: Mefloquine (ME-floe-kwin)Brand Name: LariamLariam is used for:Treating or preventing malaria.Lariam is an antimalarial agent. Exactly how it works to kill sensitive malaria parasites is not known.Do NOT use Lariam if:you are allergic to any ingredient in Lariam or to a similar medicine (eg, quinine, quinidine)you do not already have malaria and yo...
  2. LarodopaLarodopa
    LarodopaGeneric Name: levodopa (lee voe DOE pa)Brand Names: LarodopaWhat is Larodopa (levodopa)?Levodopa is a medication used to treat Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is associated with low levels of a chemical called dopamine (doe PA meen) in the brain. Levodopa is turned into dopamine in the body and therefore increases levels of this chemical.Levodopa is used to treat th...
  3. laronidaselaronidase
    laronidaseGeneric Name: laronidase (lah RAH nih daze)Brand Names: AldurazymeWhat is laronidase?Laronidase is used to treat some of the symptoms of a genetic condition called Hurler syndrome. Hurler syndrome is also called mucopolysaccharidosis (MYOO-koe-pol-ee-SAK-a-rye-DOE-sis).Hurler syndrome is a metabolic disorder in which the body lacks the enzyme needed to break down certain su...
  4. laronidase Intravenouslaronidase Intravenous
    laronidase (Intravenous route)lar-ON-i-daseIntravenous routeSolutionLife-threatening anaphylactic reactions have been observed in some patients during laronidase infusions. Therefore, appropriate medical support should be readily available when laronidase is administered. Patients with compromised respiratory function or acute respiratory disease may be at risk of serious acute exacerbation ...
  5. LaronidaseLaronidase
    Laronidase Generic Name: Laronidase (lar-ON-i-dase)Brand Name: AldurazymeSerious and sometimes fatal allergic reactions have occurred with use of Laronidase . Tell your doctor right away if you develop rash; itching; fast or difficult breathing; chest tightness; severe dizziness; swelling of hands, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; difficulty swallowing; or hoarseness.Tell your doctor...
  6. LaronidaseLaronidase
    LaronidasePronunciation: (lar-ON-i-dase)Class: Endocrine and metabolic agentTrade Names:Aldurazyme- Injection solution, concentrate laronidase 2.9 mg/5 mLPharmacologyProvides exogenous enzyme for uptake into lysosomes and increases the catabolism of glycosaminoglycans.PharmacokineticsAbsorptionMean AUC is 4.5 to 6.9 mcg•h/mL. Mean plasma C max ranges from 1.2 to 1.7 mc...
  7. LarynexLarynex
    LarynexGeneric Name: benzocaine (Oral route, Oromucosal route)BEN-zoe-kaneCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.AnbesolBabee TeethingBenzodentBenz-O-StheticBi-Zets/Benzo-TrochesDentemp'sDent-O-Kain/20DetaneGumsolHADHurricaineHurricane Spray KitKank-A Soft BrushLarynexMiradyne-3MycinetteOrabase-BOracaineOra filmOrajelOraMagic PlusOrasolRed ...
  8. Laryngesic LozengesLaryngesic Lozenges
    Laryngesic LozengesGeneric Name: Benzocaine (BEN-zoe-kane)Brand Name: Examples include Cepacol Maximum Strength and LaryngesicLaryngesic Lozenges are used for:Temporarily relieving minor mouth or gum irritation or minor sore throat.Laryngesic Lozenges are a topical anesthetic. It works by numbing the affected area.Do NOT use Laryngesic Lozenges if:you are allergic to any in...
  9. LasixLasix
    LasixGeneric name: FurosemideBrand names: LasixWhy is Lasix prescribed?Lasix is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and other conditions that require the elimination of excess fluid (water) from the body. These conditions include congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease. When used to treat high blood pressure, Lasix is effective alone or i...
  10. LasixLasix
    LasixGeneric Name: furosemide (Oral route)fure-OH-se-mideOral routeTabletFurosemide is a potent diuretic which, if given in excessive amounts, can lead to a profound diuresis with water and electrolyte depletion. Therefore, careful medical supervision is required and dose and dose schedule must be adjusted to the individual patient's needs .Furosemide is a potent diuretic which, if giv...
  11. LasixLasix
    Lasix Generic Name: Furosemide (fure-OH-se-mide)Brand Name: LasixLasix is used for:Treating high blood pressure or water retention (swelling) associated with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.Lasix is a loop diuretic. Loop diuretics make the kidneys eliminate larger amounts of electr...
  12. LatanoprostLatanoprost
    LatanoprostBrand names: XalatanWhy is Latanoprost prescribed?Xalatan is used to relieve high pressure within the eye (a hallmark of the condition known as open-angle glaucoma). It can be prescribed alone or with other glaucoma medications.Most important fact about LatanoprostBe careful not to let the tip of the Xalatan bottle touch your eye or anything else. Otherwise, ...
  13. latanoprost Ophthalmiclatanoprost Ophthalmic
    latanoprost (Ophthalmic route)la-TAN-oh-prostCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.XalatanAvailable Dosage Forms:SolutionTherapeutic Class: AntiglaucomaPharmacologic Class: ProstaglandinUses For latanoprostLatanoprost is used to treat certain kinds of glaucoma. It is also used to treat a condition called hypertension of the eye. Latanoprost appears to work by increasin...
  14. Latanoprost DropsLatanoprost Drops
    Latanoprost DropsGeneric Name: Latanoprost (la-TAN-oh-prost)Brand Name: XalatanLatanoprost Drops are used for:Treating increased pressure in the eye (ocular hypertension) and open-angle glaucoma.Latanoprost Drops are a prostaglandin analog. It works to lower pressure in the eye by increasing fluid drainage from the eye.Do NOT use Latanoprost Drops if:you are allergic to any...
  15. LatanoprostLatanoprost
    LatanoprostPronunciation: (lah-TAN-oh-prahst)Class: Ophthalmic, Prostaglandin agonistTrade Names:Xalatan- Ophthalmic solution 0.005%PharmacologyProstaglandin F 2α analog that reduces IOP by increasing the output of aqueous humor.PharmacokineticsAbsorptionAbsorbed through the cornea where the prodrug is hydrolyzed to the active acid drug. Peak concentration in the aque...