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  1. ZaleplonZaleplon
    ZaleplonBrand names: SonataWhy is Zaleplon prescribed?Sonata is prescribed for people who have trouble falling asleep at bedtime. Because it has a short duration of action, it doesn't help those who suffer from frequent awakenings during the night or those who wake too early in the morning. It is intended only for short-term use (7 to 10 days).Most important fact about Za...
  2. zaleplonzaleplon
    zaleplon (Oral route)ZAL-e-plonCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.SonataAvailable Dosage Forms:CapsuleTherapeutic Class: Nonbarbiturate HypnoticUses For zaleplonZaleplon belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) depressants (medicines that make you drowsy or less alert). Zaleplon is used to treat insomnia (trouble sleeping). In general, whe...
  3. ZaleplonZaleplon
    Zaleplon Generic Name: Zaleplon (ZAL-e-plon)Brand Name: SonataZaleplon is used for:Short-term treatment of insomnia.Zaleplon is a hypnotic agent. It works by depressing the central nervous system (brain), causing drowsiness to aid in falling asleep.Do NOT use Zaleplon if:you are allergic to any ingredient in Zaleplon you are taking sodium oxybate (GHB)Contact your ...
  4. ZaleplonZaleplon
    ZaleplonPronunciation: (ZAL-eh-plahn)Class: Sedative and hypnoticTrade Names:Sonata- Capsules 5 mg- Capsules 10 mgSotacor (Canada)PharmacologyInteracts with the gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor complex.PharmacokineticsAbsorptionRapid absorption. T max is about 1 h. Absolute bioavailability is about 30% because it undergoes significant presystemic metabolism. High...
  5. ZamicetZamicet
    ZamicetGeneric Name: acetaminophen and hydrocodone (a SEET a MIN oh fen and hye droe KOE done)Brand Names: Anexsia, Dolorex Forte, Hycet, Liquicet, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus, Lortab 10/500, Lortab 2.5/500, Lortab 5/500, Lortab 7.5/500, Lortab Elixir, Maxidone, Norco, Polygesic, Stagesic, Vicodin, Vicodin ES, Vicodin HP, Xodol, Xodol 5, Zamicet, ZydoneWhat is Zamicet (acetaminophen and ...
  6. ZanaflexZanaflex
    ZanaflexGeneric name: TizanidineBrand names: ZanaflexWhy is Zanaflex prescribed?Zanaflex relaxes the tense, rigid muscles caused by spasticity. It is prescribed for people with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and other disorders that produce protracted muscles spasms. The effect of the drug peaks 1 to 2 hours after each dose and is gone within 3 to 6 hours, so it's ...
  7. ZanaflexZanaflex
    ZanaflexGeneric Name: tizanidine (Oral route)tye-ZAN-i-deenCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.ZanaflexAvailable Dosage Forms:CapsuleTabletTherapeutic Class: Skeletal Muscle Relaxant, Centrally ActingUses For ZanaflexTizanidine is used to help relax certain muscles in your body. It relieves the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems...
  8. ZanaflexZanaflex
    Zanaflex Generic Name: Tizanidine (tye-ZAN-i-deen)Brand Name: ZanaflexZanaflex is used for:Treating muscle spasms. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.Zanaflex is a skeletal muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerves that stimulate muscles to contract.Do NOT use Zanaflex if:you are allergic to any ingredient in Zanaflex you are takin...
  9. zanamivirzanamivir
    zanamivirGeneric Name: zanamivir (zan AM i vir)Brand Names: RelenzaWhat is zanamivir?Zanamivir is an antiviral medication. It blocks the actions of viruses in your body.Zanamivir is used to treat flu symptoms caused by influenza virus in patients who have had symptoms for less than 2 days. Zanamivir may also be given to prevent influenza in people who may be exposed but do not yet ha...
  10. ZanamivirZanamivir
    ZanamivirBrand names: RelenzaWhy is Zanamivir prescribed?Relenza speeds recovery from the flu. When started during the first 2 days of the illness, it hastens improvement by at least a day. It also can prevent the flu if treatment is started within 2 days after exposure to the virus. Relenza belongs to a class of antiviral drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors.As the flu viru...
  11. zanamivir Inhalation, oral/nebulizationzanamivir Inhalation, oral/nebulization
    zanamivir (Inhalation route)zan-AM-i-virCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.RelenzaAvailable Dosage Forms:DiskTherapeutic Class: AntiviralPharmacologic Class: Neuraminidase Inhibitor, Influenza A&B VirusUses For zanamivirZanamivir is used in the treatment of the infection caused by the flu virus (influenza A and influenza B). Zanamivir may also be used to prevent...
  12. ZanamivirZanamivir
    Zanamivir Generic Name: Zanamivir (zan-AM-i-vir)Brand Name: RelenzaZanamivir is used for:Treating influenza, including H1N1 influenza (swine flu), in patients 7 years old and older who have had symptoms for no more than 2 days. It may also be used to prevent influenza in patients 5 years old and older.Zanamivir is an antiviral agent. It works by interfering with viral enzymes t...
  13. ZanamivirZanamivir
    ZanamivirPronunciation: (zan-AM-i-veer)Class: Antiviral agentTrade Names:Relenza- Powder for oral inhalation 5 mgPharmacologyInhibition of influenza virus neuraminidase, with the possibility of alteration of virus particle aggregation and release.PharmacokineticsAbsorptionAbout 4% to 17% of orally inhaled dose is systemically absorbed. C max is 17 to 142 ng/mL...
  14. ZanosarZanosar
    ZanosarGeneric Name: streptozocin (STREP toe zoe sin)Brand Names: ZanosarWhat is Zanosar (streptozocin)?Streptozocin is an antineoplastic medication. Streptozocin interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.Streptozocin is used to treat cancer of the pancreas.Streptozocin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this med...
  15. ZanosarZanosar
    ZanosarGeneric Name: streptozocin (Intravenous route)strep-toe-ZOE-sinIntravenous routePowder for SolutionStreptozocin should be administered under the supervision of a physician experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents.A patient need not be hospitalized but should have access to a facility with laboratory and supportive resources sufficient to monitor drug tolerance an...