Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Ella Related: Emergency hormonal contraception, Ella, ulipristal acetate, morning-after pill. What Medicine is used for: There are 2 types of emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy; the pill method and the insertion of a device called the copper intrauterine device (IUD). A copper IUD can prevent pregnancy because its presence is toxic to sperms. A woman might use emergency contraception if she forgot to take her birth control pills, if the condom broke or slipped off during sexual intercourse, or if no birth control methods were used. Ella® (ulipristal acetate) , also known as “Morning-After Pill”, is one of the pill methods. It is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Esmya® Related: esmya, ulipristal acetate, uterine fibroids. What Medicine is used for: Fibroids are the most common form of non-cancerous, benign (not harmful) growth in women of reproductive age that grow in the muscles of the uterus (womb). Most of them are very small and do not cause symptoms at all. However, when they become very large, they can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and discomfort. The causes of uterine fibroids are not yet fully understood, however, they seem to be stimulated by the female hormones. Esmya® is used to treat moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids by changing the activity of progesterone. A single course of Esmya® can be used in women who are about to have surgery for their fibroids. It can be used for more than one course only in women who should not have surgery.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Incruse Ellipta Related: Umeclidinium, Incruse Ellipta, COPD. What Medicine is used for: Umeclidinium inhaler is used for the long term treatment of people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a disease affecting the lungs which makes it harder for the person to breathe as the disease gets worse. Umeclidinium works by opening up the airways and makes it easier for air to move in and out of the lungs.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Ursofalk® Related: gallstones, ursodeoxycholic acid. What Medicine is used for: This medication is used for the treatment of gallstones. It is also used for the treatment of some forms of liver disease.
Brand/Proprietary Drug Name: Stelara Related: interleukin, ustekinumab, stelara, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease. What Medicine is used for: Ustekinumab belongs to a class of medicines called biologics. Biologics are genetically engineered proteins. Ustekinumab works by blocking the activity of proteins known as interleukin (IL) 12 and 23. IL-12/23 levels are increased in diseases such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. This medication helps to reduce the activity of the immune system and the symptoms of the disease. Ustekinumab does not work immediately and it may take several weeks before you notice any improvement in symptoms.
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