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Emgality (galcanezumab)

Emgality (galcanezumab)

What is Emgality? Emgality is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used in adults to: Prevent chronic and episodic migraines. According to the International Headache Society, people with chronic migraines have 15 or more migraine days per month. People with episodic migraines have fewer than 15 migraine days per month. Treat episodic cluster headaches. According to […]

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Xiidra (lifitegrast)

Xiidra (lifitegrast)

What is Xiidra? Xiidra (lifitegrast) is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat dry eye disease. With this condition, your body doesn’t make enough tears, or the tears it does make don’t keep your eyes lubricated (moist). Xiidra comes as a liquid solution that’s used as eye drops. Xiidra is approved for use in […]

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Farxiga (dapagliflozin)

Farxiga (dapagliflozin)

What is Farxiga? Farxiga is a brand-name prescription medication that contains the drug dapagliflozin. Farxiga is used to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It comes as a tablet you take by mouth. Farxiga belongs to a class of medications called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. In clinical studies, Farxiga decreased […]

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Bydureon (exenatide)

Bydureon (exenatide)

FDA warning: Thyroid cancer This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. In animals, Bydureon can increase the risk of thyroid tumors and thyroid cancer. It’s not known if Bydureon […]

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Ozempic (semaglutide)

Ozempic (semaglutide)

FDA warning: Thyroid cancer This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. In animals, Ozempic can increase the risk of thyroid tumors. It’s not known if Ozempic has this effect […]

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Invokana (canagliflozin)

Invokana (canagliflozin)

FDA warning: Risk of lower limb amputation This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Some people taking Invokana may have an increased risk for the amputation of a lower […]

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Soliqua 100/33 (insulin glargine/lixisenatide)

Soliqua 100/33 (insulin glargine/lixisenatide)

What is Soliqua 100/33? Soliqua 100/33 is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Soliqua 100/33 contains two drugs: insulin glargine, which is a long-acting insulin lixisenatide, which belongs to class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists Soliqua […]

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Ilumya (tildrakizumab-asmn)

Ilumya (tildrakizumab-asmn)

What is Ilumya? Ilumya (tildrakizumab-asmn) is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. It’s prescribed for adults who are eligible for systemic therapy (drugs given by injection or taken by mouth) or phototherapy (light therapy). Ilumya is a type of drug called a monoclonal antibody. A monoclonal antibody is […]

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Breo (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol trifenatate)

Breo (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol trifenatate)

What is Breo? Breo is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat: Breo comes in a powder inhaler and is available in two doses. One dose is Breo 100/25, which is used to treat COPD. The other is Breo 200/25. Both doses can be used to treat asthma. Breo helps prevent COPD symptom flare-ups […]

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Hemlibra (emicizumab)

Hemlibra (emicizumab)

FDA warning: Thrombotic microangiopathy and thromboembolism This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Hemlibra can cause serious blood clots when it’s used with activated prothrombin complex concentrate (aPCC). This […]