long-acting drug

long-acting drug

Etymology: AS, lang + L, agere, to do; Fr, drogue, drug
a pharmacological agent with a prolonged effect because of a formulation resulting in the slow release of the active principle or the continued absorption of small amounts of the dosage of the drug over an extended period.
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Investigators from Brigham and Womens Hospital and their collaborators from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a long-acting drug delivery capsule that may help to do just that in the future.
It is a long-acting drug with few side effects and its efficiency in treatment of juvenile idiopahtic arthritis has been proven.
The monkeys who got the fake treatment were readily infected, ''but the animals that received the long-acting drug remained protected,'' said study leader Gerardo Garcia-Lerma of the CDC.
The short-acting agent can be used to control an acute presentation while the long-acting drug provides maintenance.
A CIALIS is a long-acting drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.
It involved taking a steroid and a long-acting drug that dilated the bronchia, which are combined as a single dose.
It can be administered with a standard needle and syringe, and unlike many implants now used for long-acting drug delivery, it is bioabsorbable and does not require surgical removal.
Of concern in this case is the use of an especially long-acting drug, as ordered, in an elderly individual.
The long-acting drug delivery mechanisms of VANTAS and SUPPRELIN-LA are based on Valera's proprietary Hydron implant technology.
About three-fourths of the study subjects who were treated with the long-acting drug achieved a hemoglobin [A.
Consequently, Our identified numerous lifecycle strategies to bolster long-acting drug sales.
A long-acting drug such as clonazepam has less addiction potential and is less likely to cause rebound anxiety at discontinuation, he said.