onset of action

onset of action

the time required after administration of a drug for a response to be observed.

onset of action

Pharmacology The length of time needed for a medicine to become effective. See Therapeutic drug monitoring.

on·set of ac·tion

(on'set ak'shŭn)
The time from drug administration until the drug exerts an observable specific effect or response.

onset of action

The time between the administration of a medication or other form of treatment and the first evidence of its effect.
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EB-001 has a fast onset of action (within 24 hours) and a short duration of effect (about 3-4 weeks).
It is similar in structure and properties to vecuronium but had an added advantage of rapid onset of action and unchanged excretion in urine, thereby, eliminating the side effects of the metabolites.
Cartridges 100 IU / ml and 3 ml x 5 - obtained by recombinant DNA technology in Saccharomyces cerevisi, onset of action is within 30 minutes, the maximum effect occurs during 1.
CAMBRIDGE -- Data presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) congress demonstrate that a new fixed-dose combination therapy of fluticasone propionate (FP), an inhaled corticosteroid, and formoterol fumarate (FORM), a long-acting beta2-agonist, is as effective in treating asthma as one of the current market leaders in Europe, fluticasone propionate/salmeterol xinafoate (FP/SAL), but has a more rapid onset of action The FP/FORM combination has also been shown to be more effective in controlling asthma symptoms than FP alone.
The intubating conditions, onset of action, duration of action, haemodynamic changes and side effects of the studied drugs were observed.
Results of this study support the notion that the onset of action of antipsychotic drugs shows up much earlier than has long been believed to be the case, according to speakers at the annual congress of the European College of Neu-ropsychopharmacology.
The health care research and advisory firm says the standard will be shaped by such delivery benefits as less-frequent dosing and a faster onset of action, because none of the asthma therapies due to launch in the next 10 years stand to offer advantages over the current long-acting beta 2 agonist/inhaled corticosteroid combination.
We conducted a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the time to onset of action of ciclesonide 200 lag once daily in 502 adults with seasonal allergic rhinitis of at least 2 years' duration.
Archimedes believes intranasal delivery offers significant potential benefits in the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain and will represent an advance over oral transmucosal presentations through its high acceptability and fast onset of action.
Biological toxins act like chemical agents but have a slower onset of action.
Onset of action was achieved within 30 minutes following the first dose with Dymista vs.
The SSRIs are not indicated for short-term treatment because they have a delayed onset of action and they frequently aggravate panic attacks when first started.