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Pronunciation: eye-so-pro-TER-e-nole
Generic Name: Isoproterenol
Brand Name: Isuprel

Isoproterenol is used for:

Treating certain heart problems (eg, heart attack, congestive heart failure), blood vessel problems (eg, shock), and certain types of irregular heartbeat (eg, heart block). It is also used during anesthesia to treat airway constriction. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Isoproterenol is a sympathomimetic. It works by relaxing blood vessels and helping the heart pump blood more efficiently. It helps to relax the airway during anesthesia to help you breathe more easily.

Do NOT use Isoproterenol if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Isoproterenol
  • you have a certain type of irregular heartbeat (eg, tachyarrhythmia, certain ventricular arrhythmias), an adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma), or chest pain due to angina
  • you have a fast heartbeat or heart block caused by digoxin toxicity
  • you are taking droxidopa or epinephrine

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Isoproterenol:

Some medical conditions may interact with Isoproterenol. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances (e
Pronunciation: eye-FOS-fa-mide
Generic Name: Ifosfamide
Brand Name: Ifex

Ifex Solution should only be used under the supervision of a doctor experienced with the use of cancer medicines. Bladder effects (eg, bleeding, inflammation) or central nervous system effects (eg, confusion, coma) may occur with the use of Ifex Solution. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. Ifex Solution may also cause bone marrow depression.


Ifex Solution is used for:

Treating certain types of cancer in combination with other medicines. It is usually used along with a medicine called mesna, which decreases the risk of bleeding in the bladder.

Ifex Solution is an antineoplastic. It works by stopping the growth of certain cancers.

Do NOT use Ifex Solution if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Ifex Solution
  • you have severe bone marrow depression
  • you are in your first 3 months of pregnancy

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Ifex Solution:

Some medical conditions may interact with Ifex Solution. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have liver
fentanyl hydrochloride
Dosage Form: transdermal system

CII

Patient-activated
* Equals to 44.4 mcg fentanyl HCl

Ionsys™ should only be used for the treatment of hospitalized patients. Treatment with Ionsys™ should be discontinued before patients are discharged from the hospital.

Treatment with fentanyl, the active component of Ionsys™, may result in potentially life-threatening respiratory depression and death. To avoid potential overdosing, only the patient should activate Ionsys™ dosing.

Inappropriate use of Ionsys™, leading to ingestion or contact with mucous membranes or unintended exposure to the fentanyl hydrogel could lead to the absorption of a potentially fatal dose of fentanyl. Therefore, the hydrogels should not come into contact with fingers or mouth.

Ionsys™ contains fentanyl, a potent opioid agonist and Schedule II controlled substance with high potential for abuse similar to hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, and oxycodone. Fentanyl can be abused in a manner similar to other opioid agonists, legal or illicit. This should be considered when prescribing or dispensing Ionsys™ in situations where the Health Care Professional is concerned about an increased risk of misuse, abuse, or diversion. After the maximum dosage administration, a significant amount of fentanyl remains in the device.

Ionsys™ should always be kept out of reach of children.

Ionsys Description

Ionsys™ (fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system) is a patient-controlled iontophoretic transdermal system providing on-demand systemic delivery of fentanyl, an opioid agonist, for up to 24 hours or a maximum of 80 doses, whichever comes first.

The chemical

IN-su-lin GLOO-lis-een

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Apidra

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Solution

Therapeutic Class: Antidiabetic

Pharmacologic Class: Insulin, Ultra Rapid Acting

Uses For insulin glulisine

Insulin glulisine is a fast-acting type of human insulin. Insulin is used by people with diabetes mellitus to help keep blood sugar levels under control. If you have diabetes, your body cannot make enough insulin or does not use insulin properly. So, you must take additional insulin to regulate your blood sugar and keep your body healthy. This is very important as too much sugar in the blood can be harmful to your health. Since insulin glulisine acts faster than regular human insulin, you should normally use insulin glulisine with a longer-acting insulin.

insulin glulisine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Before Using insulin glulisine

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For insulin glulisine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to insulin glulisine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Studies on insulin glulisine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of insulin glulisine in children with use in other age groups.

Geriatric

insulin glulisine has been tested in a limited number of patients 65 years of age or older and has not been shown to cause diff

Generic Name: irinotecan (EYE ri noe TEE kan)
Brand Names: Camptosar

What is irinotecan?

Irinotecan is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Irinotecan is used to treat cancers of the colon and rectum. It is usually given with other cancer medicines in a combination chemotherapy.

Irinotecan may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about irinotecan?

Do not use irinotecan if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Irinotecan can cause severe diarrhea, which can be life-threatening if it leads to dehydration. Diarrhea can occur soon after your injection or more than 24 hours later.

Your doctor may recommend you have an anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide (Imodium) available at all times while you are receiving irinotecan. Take the anti-diarrhea medication at the first sign of loose or frequent bowel movements.

Call your doctor if you still have diarrhea after 24 hours of taking anti-diarrhea medicine.

Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.

Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using irinotecan, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus could be passed on to you.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving irinotecan?

You should not use irinotecan if you are allergic to it.

To make sure you can safely receive irinotecan, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • liver or kidney disease;

  • diabetes;

  • asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea, or other breathing disorder;

  • an in

Pronunciation: IN-doe-METH-a-sin
Generic Name: Indomethacin
Brand Name: Indocin

Indomethacin Capsules is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It may cause an increased risk of serious and sometimes fatal heart and blood vessel problems (eg, heart attack, stroke). The risk may be greater if you already have heart problems or if you take Indomethacin Capsules for a long time. Do not use Indomethacin Capsules right before or after bypass heart surgery.

Indomethacin Capsules may cause an increased risk of serious and sometimes fatal stomach ulcers and bleeding. Elderly patients may be at greater risk. This may occur without warning signs.


Indomethacin Capsules is used for:

Treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. It is used to treat gout or certain types of bursitis and tendonitis. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Indomethacin Capsules is an NSAID. Exactly how it works is not known. It may block certain substances in the body that are linked to inflammation. NSAIDs treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation. They do not treat the disease that causes those symptoms.

Do NOT use Indomethacin Capsules if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Indomethacin Capsules
  • you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, trouble breathing, growths in the nose, dizziness) to aspirin or an NSAID (eg, ibuprofen, celecoxib)
  • you have recently had or will
Generic Name: Mecamylamine (mek-ah-MIL-a-meen)
Brand Name: Inversine

Inversine is used for:

Treating severe high blood pressure. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Inversine is an antihypertensive agent. It works by relaxing and dilating (widening) blood vessels. Blood flows more freely and at a lower pressure through dilated blood vessels, which helps to lower blood pressure.

Do NOT use Inversine if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Inversine
  • you have heart problems or have recently had a heart attack
  • you are taking an antibiotic or sulfonamide (eg, sulfamethoxazole)
  • you have glaucoma, certain complications from kidney disease (eg, increased levels of waste products in the blood), or narrowing of the passage from the stomach into the intestine (pyloric stenosis)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Inversine:

Some medical conditions may interact with Inversine. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have recently suffered a stroke or you have hardening of the arteries or difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate ornarrow bladd

in-floo-EN-za AY VYE-rus VAX-een, H1N1, in-AK-ti-vay-ted

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Suspension

Therapeutic Class: Vaccine

Uses For influenza a virus vaccine, h1n1, inactivated

Influenza virus vaccine, H1N1 is used to prevent infection caused by the influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus. The vaccine works by causing your body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the disease. It is also known as a "flu shot".

Influenza is a virus infection of the throat, bronchial tubes, and lungs. Influenza infection causes fever, chills, cough, headache, muscle aches, and pains in your back, arms, and legs. In addition, adults and children weakened by other diseases or medical conditions, and persons 50 years of age and over, even if they are healthy, may get a much more serious illness that may have to be treated in a hospital. Each year thousands of people die as a result of an influenza infection.

This vaccine is to be administered only by or under the supervision of your doctor or other health care professional.

Before Using influenza a virus vaccine, h1n1, inactivated

In deciding to use a vaccine, the risks of taking the vaccine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this vaccine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to influenza a virus vaccine, h1n1, inactivated or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of influenza virus vaccine, H1N1 in the pediatric population. Safet

Pronunciation: kad-EX-oh-mer EYE-oh-dine
Generic Name: Cadexomer Iodine
Brand Name: Iodoflex

Iodoflex Gel Pad is used for:

Cleansing and protecting wounds and sores (eg, wet ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, pressure sores, infected surgical wounds). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Iodoflex Gel Pad is an antibacterial and absorbent agent. It works by absorbing fluid and bacteria from the surface of the wound, which helps it to heal.

Do NOT use Iodoflex Gel Pad if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Iodoflex Gel Pad, including iodine
  • you have Hashimoto thyroiditis, a history of Graves disease or nontoxic nodular goiter, or other thyroid problems
  • you are pregnant or breast-feeding

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Iodoflex Gel Pad:

Some medical conditions may interact with Iodoflex Gel Pad. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a history of thyroid or kidney problems

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Iodoflex Gel Pad. However, no specific interactions with Iodoflex Gel Pad are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Iodofl

Generic Name: Gefitinib
Class: Antineoplastic Agents
VA Class: AN900
Chemical Name: N-(3-chloro-4-fluorophenyl)-7-methoxy-6-[3-(4-morpholin)propoxy]-4-quinazolamine
Molecular Formula: C22H24ClFN4O3
CAS Number: 184475-35-2

Introduction

Antineoplastic agent; synthetic anilinoquinazoline.1 2 3 4

Uses for Iressa

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Monotherapy for continued treatment of locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC after failure of both platinum-based and docetaxel regimens due to disease progression or unacceptable toxicity in patients who are benefiting or have benefited from gefitinib.1

No survival benefit demonstrated.1 Therefore, consider other agents that have been shown to prolong survival (e.g., erlotinib, docetaxel) for management of advanced NSCLC in patients who have received 1 or 2 previous chemotherapy regimens and have refractory disease or unacceptable toxicity.1 12

Use of gefitinib currently is limited to patients already receiving and benefiting from the drug or who are enrolled in a clinical trial.11 12 13 (See Restricted Distribution Program under Dosage and Administration.)

No benefit from adding gefitinib to initial standard platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with NSCLC or as a component in combination chemotherapy in patients with advanced disease.1 3

Iressa Dosage and

in-ter-FEER-on BAY-ta-1b

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Betaseron
  • Extavia

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Powder for Solution

Therapeutic Class: Immunological Agent

Pharmacologic Class: Interferon, Beta (class)

Uses For interferon beta-1b

Interferon beta-1b is used to treat the relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis (MS). interferon beta-1b will not cure MS, but may decrease the number of relapses of the disease.

interferon beta-1b is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Before Using interferon beta-1b

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For interferon beta-1b, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to interferon beta-1b or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Studies on interferon beta-1b have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of interferon beta-1b in children with use in other age groups.

Geriatric

Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information comparing use of interferon beta-1b in the elderly with use in other age groups, interferon beta-1b is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.

Pregnancy

Generic Name: droperidol (Injection route)

droe-PER-i-dol

Injection route(Solution)

Cases of QT prolongation and/or torsade de pointes, some fatal, have been reported in patients receiving droperidol at doses at or below recommended doses. All patients should undergo a 12-lead ECG prior to administration of droperidol to determine if a prolonged QT interval (i.e., QTc greater than 440 msec for males or 450 msec for females) is present. Do not administer droperidol if there is a prolonged QT interval. Droperidol is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected QT prolongation, including patients with congenital long QT syndrome. Administer droperidol with extreme caution to patients who may be at risk for development of prolonged QT syndrome, are over 65 years old, abuse alcohol, or when used concomitantly with benzodiazepines, volatile anesthetics, and IV opiates. ECG monitoring should be performed prior to treatment and continued for 2 to 3 hours after completing treatment to monitor for arrhythmias .

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Inapsine

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Injectable
  • Solution

Therapeutic Class: Antiemetic

Pharmacologic Class: Dopamine Antagonist

Chemical Class: Butyrophenone

Uses For Inapsine

Droperidol is used to reduce the amount of nausea and vomiting you may have after surgery or other procedures.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, droperidol is used

  • In certain patients with severe agitation and combativeness
  • To produce sleepiness or drowsiness before surgery or ce
Pronunciation: LEE-voe-FLOX-a-sin
Generic Name: Levofloxacin
Brand Name: Iquix

Iquix Drops are used for:

Treating corneal ulcers caused by bacteria sensitive to Iquix Drops. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Iquix Drops are a fluoroquinolone eye drop. It works by blocking bacteria from reproducing in the eye.

Do NOT use Iquix Drops if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Iquix Drops or to any other fluoroquinolone antibiotic (eg, ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Iquix Drops:

Some medical conditions may interact with Iquix Drops. Tell your health care provider if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Iquix Drops. Because little, if any, of Iquix Drops are absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Iquix Drops may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Iquix Drops:

Use Iquix Drops as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Pronunciation: IM-i-PEN-em/SYE-la-STAT-in
Generic Name: Imipenem/Cilastatin
Brand Name: Primaxin IV

Imipenem/Cilastatin is used for:

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria.

Imipenem/Cilastatin is a carbapenem antibiotic. It kills bacteria by blocking growth of the bacteria's cell wall.

Do NOT use Imipenem/Cilastatin if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Imipenem/Cilastatin or any other carbapenem (eg, meropenem)
  • you are taking probenecid
  • the patient is a child with a brain or nervous system infection, or weighs less than 66 lb (30 kg) and has kidney problems

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Imipenem/Cilastatin:

Some medical conditions may interact with Imipenem/Cilastatin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to a penicillin antibiotic (eg, amoxicillin) or cephalosporin antibiotic (eg, cephalexin)
  • if you have kidney problems, a history of seizures or central nervous system problems (eg, brain lesions), or you are in shock
  • if you are o

Generic Name: imiglucerase (im ih GLUE ker ase)
Brand Names: Cerezyme

What is imiglucerase?

Imiglucerase is a man-made form of the naturally-occurring protein beta-glucocerebrosidase. A deficiency of beta-glucocerebrosidase is called Gaucher disease.

Imiglucerase is used for the treatment of Type 1 Gaucher disease that results in one or more of the following: anemia (low level of red blood cells), thrombocytopenia (low level of platelets), bone disease, hepatomegaly (enlargement of the liver), or splenomegaly (enlargement of the spleen).

Imiglucerase may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

What is the most important information I should know about imiglucerase?

Symptoms of allergic reactions including difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; hives; itching; flushing; and dizziness or fainting, have occurred with the use of imiglucerase. Approximately 15% of patients treated with imiglucerase develop antibodies to imiglucerase. Approximately 46% of patients with detectable antibodies have experienced an allergic reaction. Emergency medical attention may be required if an allergic reaction is experienced.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using imiglucerase?

Before using imiglucerase, tell your doctor if you have

  • had an allergic reaction to imiglucerase, alglucerase (Ceredase), or have antibodies to either medication; or

  • breathing problems or pulmonary hypertension.

You may not be able to use imiglucerase, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.

Imiglucerase is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use imiglucerase without first talking to your doctor if

Dosage Form: injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution
FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

Indications and Usage for Ilaris

Ilaris (canakinumab) is an interleukin-1? blocker indicated for the treatment of Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes (CAPS), in adults and children 4 years of age and older including:

  • Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome (FCAS)
  • Muckle-Wells Syndrome (MWS)

Ilaris Dosage and Administration

General Dosing Information

INJECTION FOR SUBCUTANEOUS USE ONLY.

Recommended Dose

The recommended dose of Ilaris is 150 mg for CAPS patients with body weight greater than 40 kg. For CAPS patients with body weight between 15 kg and 40 kg, the recommended dose is 2 mg/kg. For children 15 to 40 kg with an inadequate response, the dose can be increased to 3 mg/kg. 

Ilaris is administered every eight weeks as a single dose via subcutaneous injection.

Preparation for Administration

Using aseptic technique, reconstitute each vial of Ilaris by slowly injecting 1 mL of preservative-free Sterile Water for Injection with a 1 mL syringe and an 18 G x 2” needle. Swirl the vial slowly at an angle of about 45° for approximately 1 minute and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Then gently turn the vial upside down and back again ten times. Avoid touching the rubber stopper with your fingers. Allow to stand for about 15 minutes at room temperature to obtain a clear solution. Do not shake. Do not use if particulate matter is present in the solution. Tap the side of the vial to remove any residual liquid from the stopper. The reconstituted solution should be essentially

IN-su-lin AS-part PROE-ta-meen, ree-KOM-bi-nant, IN-su-lin AS-part, ree-KOM-bi-nant

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Novolog Mix 70/30

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Suspension

Therapeutic Class: Antidiabetic

Pharmacologic Class: Insulin Aspart, Recombinant

Uses For insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart

Insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart is a combination of a fast-acting insulin and an intermediate-acting type of human insulin. Insulin is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. If you have diabetes, your body cannot make enough or does not use insulin properly. So, you must take additional insulin to regulate your blood sugar and keep your body healthy. This is very important as too much sugar in your blood can be harmful to your health.

insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Before Using insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart , the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart combination in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have n

Generic Name: idarubicin (Intravenous route)

eye-da-ROO-bi-sin

Intravenous route(Solution)

Idarubicin injection should be given slowly into a freely flowing intravenous infusion and must never be given intramuscularly or subcutaneously. Severe local tissue necrosis can occur if there is extravasation during administration. The use of idarubicin can cause myocardial toxicity leading to congestive heart failure. Cardiac toxicity is more common in patients who have received prior anthracyclines or who have pre-existing cardiac disease. Dosage should be reduced in patients with impaired hepatic or renal function .

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Idamycin PFS

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Solution
  • Powder for Solution

Therapeutic Class: Antineoplastic Agent

Chemical Class: Anthracycline

Uses For Idamycin PFS

Idarubicin belongs to the general group of medicines known as antineoplastics. It is used to treat some kinds of cancer, including leukemia.

Idarubicin seems to interfere with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by idarubicin, other effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Other effects, like hair loss, may not be serious but may cause concern. Some effects may not occur for months or years after the medicine is used.

Before you begin treatment with idarubicin, you and your doctor should talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.

Idarubicin is to be administered only by or under the supervision of your doctor.

Before Using Idamycin PFS

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good

Generic Name: rabies immune globulin (Intramuscular route)

RAY-beez i-MUNE GLOB-ue-lin

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Bayrab
  • HyperRAB S/D
  • Imogam Rabies-HT

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Solution

Therapeutic Class: Immune Serum

Uses For Imogam Rabies-HT

Rabies immune globulin is used along with rabies vaccine to prevent infection caused by the rabies virus. Rabies immune globulin works by giving your body the antibodies it needs to protect it against the rabies virus. This is called passive protection. This passive protection lasts long enough to protect your body until your body can produce its own antibodies against the rabies virus.

Rabies immune globulin is given to persons who have been exposed (for example, by a bite, scratch, or lick) to an animal that is known, or thought, to have rabies. This is called post-exposure prophylaxis. Rabies immune globulin is used only in persons who have never before received the rabies vaccine.

Rabies infection is a serious, and often fatal, infection. In the U.S., rabies in wild animals, especially raccoons, skunks, and bats, accounts for most cases of rabies passed on to humans, pets, and other domestic animals. In Canada, the animals most often infected with rabies are foxes, skunks, bats, dogs, and cats. Horses, swine, and cattle also have been known to become infected with rabies. In much of the rest of the world, including Latin America, Africa, and Asia, dogs account for most cases of rabies passed on to humans.

If you are being (or will be) treated for a possible rabies infection while traveling outside of the U.S. or Canada, contact your doctor as soon as you return to the U.S. or Canada, since it may be necessary for you to have additional treatment.

Rabies immune globulin is to be administered only by or under the

Generic Name: atropine, homatropine, and scopolamine (Ophthalmic route)

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • AK-Dilate
  • AK-Pentolate
  • Altafrin
  • Atropine Care
  • Cyclogyl
  • Cyclomydril
  • Eye Cool
  • Homatropaire
  • Isopto Atropine
  • Isopto Homatropine
  • Isopto Hyoscine
  • Mydfrin
  • Mydral
  • Mydriacyl
  • Neofrin
  • Neo-Synephrine
  • Paremyd

In Canada

  • Ak-Dilate
  • Ak-Pentolate
  • Atropine
  • Atropine-Ak
  • Atropine Eye Ointment
  • Atropine Ointment
  • Atropisol
  • Minims Phenylephrine Hydrochloride

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Ointment
  • Solution

Uses For Isopto Homatropine

Ophthalmic atropine, homatropine, and scopolamine are used to dilate (enlarge) the pupil of the eye. They are used before eye examinations, before and after eye surgery, and to treat certain eye conditions, such as uveitis or posterior synechiae.

These medicines are available only with your doctor's prescription.

Before Using Isopto Homatropine

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to medicines in this group or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Infants and young children and children with blond hair or blue eyes may be especially sensitive to the effects of atropine, homatropine, or scopolamine. This may increase the chance of side effects during treatment . Children should use a lower strength of this medicine.

Geriatric

Elderly people are especially s