maintenance drug

maintenance drug

Any medication that a patient takes on a continuing basis.
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Retention in methadone maintenance drug treatment for prescription-type opioid primary users compared to heroin users.
With these as the starting maintenance drug dosages--and with no claim limits--it is easy to see how these costs can add up, even if there are no further complications.
Often patients are concerned about coming off Suboxone, but I educate them about how Suboxone is a tool to get them clean but not a suitable maintenance drug if a patient wants to get into recovery.
In Bosnia there are only two methadone maintenance drug replacement therapy centers with a combined capacity to handle about 160 patients.
Advair is used when a patient's condition is not controlled by a fast acting bronchodilator such as, albuterol and more than one maintenance drug is needed ("Health Reference", 2008).
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects about 7% of American adults every day and about 40% at least weekly It's generally a chronic condition, and although medication labels generally recommend a finite duration of treatment, experts recognize that many patients with GERD need ongoing maintenance drug therapy.
Maintenance drug treatment is common for many diseases, including cancer.
They also agreed to establish a "pharmacy network" and a voluntary maintenance drug program effective in 1996.
BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that long-acting beta2 agonist/inhaled corticosteroid (LABA/ICS) fixed-dose combinations are the most commonly prescribed maintenance drug class in newly diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.
Even though formoterol has a rapid onset of action, similar to that of albuterol, its slower peak effect and prolonged activity make it a better maintenance drug than an acute reliever or rescue agent.
In order to prevent the patient's immune system from rejecting the transplanted organ, immunosuppression therapy is required for the lifetime of the graft in conjunction with a base maintenance drug and adjunctive therapies.
Even the remarkable new opiate detox and maintenance drug Suboxone is chemically structured as both an agonist and an antagonist, rendering it virtually impossible to abuse.
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