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Zomig and Dosage: Strengths, Forms, When to Use, and More

If you have migraine, your doctor might suggest Zomig as a treatment option for you. Zomig is a prescription medication used to treat migraine headaches with or without aura. It is not used to prevent migraine episodes. Zomig’s active ingredient is zolmitriptan. An active ingredient is what makes a drug work. Zomig belongs to the group of drugs called triptans, also known as serotonin receptor agonists. This drug comes in three forms: • a tablet that dissolves in your mouth (called Zomig-ZMT ora

Xeloda Dosage: Form, Strengths, How to Take, and More

If you have certain kinds of cancer, your doctor might suggest Xeloda as a treatment option. It’s a prescription drug used to treat the following types of cancer in adults: • colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body • breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. For this indication, Xeloda may be taken alone or with docetaxel (Taxotere), which is another chemotherapy drug. Xeloda is also used to prevent the following type of cancer from returning after treatment:

Avandia and Dosage: Strengths, Form, When to Take, and More

If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor might suggest Avandia as a treatment option for you. Avandia is a prescription drug used to manage blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. For this condition, it’s prescribed along with exercise and a balanced diet. Avandia comes as a tablet that you swallow. It contains the active ingredient rosiglitazone. (An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.) This article describes the dosages of Avandia, as well as its strengths and how to take the drug

Amaryl Dosage: Strengths, Form, How to Take It, and More

If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor might suggest Amaryl as a treatment option. It’s a prescription drug used along with exercise and a balanced diet to help manage blood sugar in adults. Amaryl comes as a tablet that you swallow. Its active ingredient is glimepiride. (An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.) Glimepiride belongs to a group of drugs called sulfonylureas. This article describes the dosages of Amaryl, as well as its strengths and how to take it. To learn more about Ama

Xalkori Dosage: Form, Strengths, How to Take, and More

If you have certain kinds of cancer, your doctor might suggest Xalkori as a treatment option. Xalkori is a prescription drug used to treat the following kinds of cancer in adults: • non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that: • is caused by a defect in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene and • has spread to other parts of the body • and NSCLC that: • is caused by a defect in the ROS1 gene and • has spread to other parts of the body Xalkori is also used to treat the following kind of cancer in

Steglatro and Dosage: Strengths, Form, How to Take, and More

If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor might suggest Steglatro as a treatment option. It’s a prescription drug used along with diet and exercise to manage blood sugar in adults with this condition. Steglatro comes as a tablet that you swallow. It contains the active ingredient ertugliflozin. (An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.) Ertugliflozin belongs to a group of drugs known as sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. This article describes the dosage of Steglatro, as w

Janumet and Janumet XR: Form, Strengths, and More

If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor might suggest Janumet or Janumet XR as a treatment option for you. Janumet and Janumet XR are prescription drugs that are prescribed along with exercise and a balanced diet to manage blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Janumet is an immediate-release tablet that you swallow. This means the tablet releases the medication into your body right after you take it. Janumet XR is an extended-release tablet. This means the tablet slowly releases the medic

Glyxambi Dosage: Form, Strengths, How to Take, and More

If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor might suggest Glyxambi as a treatment option for you. Glyxambi is used in adults with type 2 diabetes to lower blood sugar. For this use, it’s prescribed along with exercise and a balanced diet. One of Glyxambi’s active drugs is empagliflozin. In addition to lowering blood sugar, empagliflozin is also used to decrease the risk of death in adults with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Glyxambi comes as a tablet that you swallow. It has two active

Enhertu Dosage: Form, Strengths, How it’s Used, and More

If you have certain types of cancer, your doctor might suggest Enhertu as a treatment option for you. Enhertu is a prescription medication that’s used to treat the following types of cancer in adults: • breast cancer that can’t be removed with surgery or that has spread to other parts of the body • stomach cancer or gastroesophageal cancer that has spread to other parts nearby or other areas of the body Enhertu can be used in adults who’ve had other cancer treatments before. Enhertu contains two

Arava and Dosage: Strengths, Form, How to Take, and More

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, your doctor might suggest Arava as a treatment option for you. Arava is a prescription medication that’s used to treat rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Arava belongs to a group of drugs called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). The active ingredient in Arava is leflunomide. This means leflunomide is the ingredient that makes Arava work. This article describes the dosages of Arava, as well as its strengths and how to take the drug. To learn more about

Opdivo and Dosage: Strengths, Form, When to Use, and More

Note: This article covers Opdivo’s usual dosages, which are provided by the drug’s manufacturer. But your doctor will prescribe the Opdivo dosage that’s right for you. This article describes the dosages of Opdivo, as well as its strengths and how to use the drug. To learn more about Opdivo, see this in-depth article . Opdivo comes as a liquid solution. A healthcare professional will give you the solution as an intravenous (IV) infusion (an injection into a vein given over time). Opdivo is a b

Nurtec ODT Dosage: Form, Strength, How to Take, and More

If you have migraine, your doctor might suggest Nurtec ODT as a treatment option for you. It’s a prescription drug used in adults for the following: • immediate treatment of migraine headaches with or without aura Nurtec ODT comes as a tablet you dissolve on or under your tongue. The active ingredient in this medication is rimegepant. This is the ingredient that makes Nurtec ODT work. This article describes the dosage of Nurtec ODT, as well as its strength and how to take it. To learn more about

Femara and Dosage: Strength, How to Take, and More

If you have certain types of breast cancer, your doctor might suggest Femara as a treatment option. Femara is a prescription drug used to treat the following types of breast cancer in adults who have gone through menopause: • early breast cancer that’s been treated with tamoxifen for at least 5 years • advanced breast cancer when hormone receptor status is not known • advanced breast cancer that has spread after taking medication that blocks estrogen The active drug in Femara is letrozole. (The

Gilenya Dosage: Form, Strengths, How to Use, and More

If you have a certain type of multiple sclerosis (MS), your doctor might suggest Gilenya (fingolimod) as a treatment option for you. Gilenya is a prescription medication that’s used to treat the following conditions in adults and some children: • clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), which may develop into MS This article describes the dosages of Gilenya, as well as its strengths and how to take the drug. To learn more about Gilenya, see this in-depth article. Note: This article covers Gilenya’s t

Afinitor and Dosage: Strengths, Forms, When to Use, and More

If you have a certain kind of cancer, tumor, or seizure, your doctor might suggest Afinitor (everolimus) as a treatment option for you. As a result, you could be looking for more information about the drug, such as details about its dosage. Afinitor is a prescription medication used to treat the following in adults: • breast cancer that is hormone receptor-positive and HER2-negative • kidney tumors in adults who have tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) • kidney cancer that hasn’t responded to treat

Ibrance and Dosage: Strengths, Forms, When to Use, and More

This section covers common dosage information for Ibrance. Before you start taking this medication, your doctor will discuss details that are specific to your condition. What are the forms of Ibrance? Ibrance comes as capsules and tablets you take by mouth. What strengths does Ibrance come in? Ibrance capsules and tablets are available in the following strengths: What are the typical dosages of Ibrance? The information below describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be su

Tasigna and Dosage: Strengths, Form, When to Use, and More

If you have a certain type of leukemia, your doctor might suggest Tasigna (nilotinib) as a treatment option for you. As a result, you could be looking for more information about the drug, such as details about its dosage. Tasigna is a prescription medication that’s used to treat certain types of Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in adults and children ages 12 months and older. Specifically, it’s used to treat: • Ph+ CML in people who didn’t see improvement with

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