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  1. miglitolmiglitol
    miglitol (Oral route)MIG-li-tolCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.GlysetAvailable Dosage Forms:TabletTherapeutic Class: AntidiabeticPharmacologic Class: Alpha-Glucosidase InhibitorUses For miglitolMiglitol is used to treat high blood sugar levels that are caused by type 2 diabetes. Normally, after you eat, your pancreas releases insulin to help your body store exces...
  2. MiglitolMiglitol
    Miglitol Generic Name: Miglitol (MIG-li-tol)Brand Name: GlysetMiglitol is used for:Treating type 2 diabetes in adults whose diabetes cannot be managed with diet alone. Miglitol may be used alone, in combination with other oral diabetes medicines, or with insulin.Acarbose is a glucosidase inhibitor. It works by slowing down the enzyme that turns carbohydrates into glucose. This ...
  3. MiglitolMiglitol
    MiglitolPronunciation: (mig-LIH-tall)Class: Alpha-glucosidase inhibitorTrade Names:Glyset- Tablets 25 mg- Tablets 50 mg- Tablets 100 mgPharmacologyInhibits intestinal enzymes that digest carbohydrates, thereby reducing carbohydrate digestion after meals, which lowers postprandial glucose elevation in diabetics.PharmacokineticsAbsorptionAbsorption is saturable at high do...
  4. miglustatmiglustat
    miglustatGeneric Name: miglustat (mi GLOO stat)Brand Names: ZavescaWhat is miglustat?Miglustat may reduce the formation of the protein glucosylceramide in the body. Individuals with type 1 Gaucher disease (a hereditary disorder) are missing an enzyme to break down glucosylceramide in the body. Therefore, it may build up in the tissues and cause problems. Untreated Gaucher disease may r...
  5. miglustatmiglustat
    miglustat (Oral route)mi-GLOO-statCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.ZavescaAvailable Dosage Forms:CapsuleTherapeutic Class: Endocrine-Metabolic AgentPharmacologic Class: Glucosylceramide Synthase InhibitorUses For miglustatMiglustat is used to treat adults with mild to moderate type 1 Gaucher disease. Miglustat is only used in people who cannot be treated with enzy...
  6. MiglustatMiglustat
    Miglustat Generic Name: Miglustat (mih-GLUE-stat)Brand Name: ZavescaMiglustat is used for:Treating mild to moderate type I Gaucher disease in patients for whom enzyme replacement therapy is not appropriate.Miglustat is a glucosylceramide synthase inhibitor. It works by blocking an enzyme that reduces the formation of certain chemicals in the body (glucosylceramide-based glycosp...
  7. MiglustatMiglustat
    MiglustatPronunciation: (MIG-loo-stat)Class: Endocrine and metabolic agentTrade Names:Zavesca- Capsule 100 mgPharmacologyCompetitive and reversible inhibitor of the enzyme glucosylceramide synthase.PharmacokineticsAbsorptionBioavailability is about 97%. C max observed in 2 to 2.5 h. Effective t ½ is about 6 to 7 h, predicting a steady-state in 1.5 to 2 days.Distrib...
  8. MigquinMigquin
    MigquinGeneric Name: acetaminophen, dichloralphenazone, and isometheptene (a SEET a MIN oh fen, dye KLOR al FEN a zone, EYE soe me THEP teen)Brand Names: Duradrin, Epidrin, Isocom, Midrin, Migquin, Migrapap, Migratine, MigrazoneWhat is Migquin (acetaminophen, dichloralphenazone, and isometheptene)?Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.Dichloralphenazone is a sedative ...
  9. MigquinMigquin
    MigquinGeneric Name: isometheptene, dichloralphenazone, and acetaminophen (Oral route)eye-soe-meth-EP-teen MUE-kate, dye-klor-al-FEN-a-zone, a-seet-a-MIN-oh-fenCommonly used brand name(s):In the U.S.AmidrineDiacetazoneDuradrinEpidrinIso-AcetazoneMidrinMigquinMigratineMigrazoneMigrin-AVa-ZoneAvailable Dosage Forms:CapsuleTherapeutic Class: Acetaminophen C...
  10. MigralamMigralam
    Migralam Generic Name: Acetaminophen/Isometheptene/Caffeine (a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen/EYE-soe-meth-EPP-teen/KAF-een)Brand Name: Examples include Migralam and ProctrinMigralam is used for:Treating certain types of headaches (tension, vascular). It may also be used to treat migraine headaches or for other conditions as determined by your doctor.Migralam is a combination analgesic, xan...
  11. MigranalMigranal
    MigranalGeneric Name: dihydroergotamine (injection) (dye HYE droe er GOT a meen)Brand Names: D.H.E. 45What is Migranal (dihydroergotamine (injection))?Dihydroergotamine is in a group of drugs called ergot alkaloids (ER-got AL-ka-loids). It works by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain. Dihydroergotamine also affects blood flow patterns that are associated with certain types of...
  12. Migranal nasalMigranal nasal
    MigranalGeneric Name: dihydroergotamine (nasal) (dye HYE droe er GOT a meen)Brand Names: MigranalWhat is Migranal (dihydroergotamine (nasal))?Dihydroergotamine is in a group of drugs called ergot alkaloids (ER-got AL-ka-loids). It works by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain.Dihydroergotamine nasal is used to a treat migraine headache attack.This medication will only trea...
  13. MigranalMigranal
    MigranalGeneric name: Dihydroergotamine mesylateBrand names: MigranalWhy is Migranal prescribed?Migranal Nasal Spray is used for relief of migraine headache attacks, whether or not preceded by an aura (visual disturbances, usually including sensations of halos or flickering lights).This nasally administered remedy contains the same active ingredient as D.H.E. 45, an injecta...
  14. MigranalMigranal
    MigranalGeneric Name: dihydroergotamine (Nasal route)dye-hye-droe-er-GOT-a-meenInjection routeSolutionSerious and/or life-threatening peripheral ischemia has been associated with the coadministration of dihydroergotamine with potent CYP3A4 inhibitors including protease inhibitors and macrolide antibiotics. Because CYP3A4 inhibition elevates the serum levels of dihydroergotamine, the risk...
  15. Migranal SprayMigranal Spray
    Migranal SprayGeneric Name: Dihydroergotamine (dye-hye-droe-er-GOT-a-meen)Brand Name: MigranalInfrequently, a very serious life-threatening decrease in the amount of blood supply to the hands and feet (peripheral ischemia) and, rarely, to the brain can occur when Migranal Spray is taken with drugs that affect liver metabolism (eg, potent CYP3A4 enzyme inhibitors). Do not take Migranal Spra...