maintenance drug

maintenance drug

Any medication that a patient takes on a continuing basis.
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It is no longer a surprise to hear that one's friend or colleague received a heart bypass or a stent, had a hip or knee replacement, or is on some kind of maintenance drug for hypertension, diabetes, gout or arthritis.
Why do you need a drone terrifying your dog when you can already get your prescription in minutes --whether it's a one-time prescription or a maintenance drug you forgot to refill--from the drag store down the block?
According to Rockwell, Triferic is its proprietary iron replacement and hemoglobin maintenance drug for treating anemia in hemodialysis 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.
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.
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.
At the same time, oral methadone became available as an alternative maintenance drug.
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.
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).

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