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Acthar, Corticotropin, Cortrosyn, Natural, Synthetic Hormones, Diagnostic Agents:"This medicine is given by injection (shots) to test the function of the adrenal cortex (the covering of a gland near the kidneys that makes hormones). It is also used to treat multiple sclerosis, infantile spasms (a specific type of seizures in young children), and other conditions."


Actimmune, Gamma 1b, Interferon, Immune Globulins, Biological Response Modifier, Immunomodulator:"Gamma interferon (GAM-a in-ter-FEER-on) is a synthetic (man-made) version of a substance naturally produced by cells in the body to help fight infections and tumors. Gamma interferon is used to treat chronic granulomatous disease and osteopetrosis."


Activase, Alteplase, Anticoagulants, Blood Thinners, Thrombolytic Agents:"Activase is approved for treating acute myocardial infarction (AMI), or heart attacks, acute ischemic stroke, and acute, massive pulmonary embolism. Activase is the first therapy to be indicated for the management of stroke."


Activated Charcoal, Top Ten Uses for, EMS Jokes, Paramedic Humor:"10. Give 50mg PO to your overdose patient and watch them add a new Holstein motif to your truck. 9. Use as dress up makeup for Cinco de Mayo."


Actonel, Risedronate Sodium, Osteoporosis Medications, Biphosphonates:"Risedronate prevents postmenopausal bone loss, decreases fracture in those with established postmenopausal osteoporosis, effectively treats Paget disease, and prevents corticosteroid-induced bone loss. Long-term toxic effects and efficacy, particularly fracture end point data, are unknown."


acyclovir, (Zovirax)-Anti-Herpes, Anti-Viral, Herpes


Adalimumab, Humira, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Inhibitors:"This medication is used to treat (moderate to severe) rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints. This medication is for patients with rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded well enough to other medications used for this disease. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information."


ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder):

Adderal, Amphetamine Sulfate, Amphetamine Stimulants, Uppers, Prescription Drugs, Medications:"Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity: Adderall is indicated as an integral proof of a total treatment program which typically includes other remedial measures (psychological, educational, social) for a stabilizing effect in children with behavioral syndrome characterized by the following group at developmentally inappropriate symptoms: moderate to severe distractibility, short attention span, hyperactivity, emotional lability, and impulsivity. The diagnosis of this syndrome should not be made with finality when these symptoms are only of comparatively recent origin. Nonlocalizing (soft) neurological signs, learning disability and abnormal EEG may or may not be present, and a diagnosis of central nervous system dysfunction may or may not be warranted."


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