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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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.
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.
Upon issuance, the new patent will provide added intellectual property protection, including additional compositions and configurations of long-acting drug product, in addition to the already-issued U.
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.
Being a drug with short half-life, RBx 11160 will be combined with another long-acting drug, piperaquine phosphate (PQP), to comply with the current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for development of new anti-malarial compounds.
Consequently, our report identified numerous lifecycle strategies to bolster long-acting drug sales.
Sterisomes are being used for, among other things, subcutaneous injections that can deliver long-acting drug effects.