Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Drugs for its Treatment
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List of drugs used to treat the medical condition called Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Click on the drug to find more information including the brand names,dose,side-effects, adverse events, when to take the drug and the price of the drug.
Generic and Trade Names of Drugs for Treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Molgramostim is an immune stimulator which is prescribed to correct neutropenia -the condition that causes low levels of neutrophils - following a high dose chemotherapy regimen or bone marrow transplantation.
It is a granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), a human protein which is also recommended for the treatment of ganciclovir induced neutropenia.
It is also used in acute respiratory distress syndrome, a life threatening condition because of the difficulty in breathing.
This drug is not approved in most places, including the US. The UK has granted orphan drug status for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Peramivir is prescribed for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients 18 years of age and above who have had the symptoms for not more than 2 days.
It works by stopping the spread of the flu virus in the body and prevents the new virus from emerging out of the infected cells.
Also, peramivir helps by shortening the time of flu symptoms such as runny or stuffy nose, fever, sore throat, cough, muscle or joint pain.
It is the only intravenous medicine approved by FDA available for treating swine flu when patients do not respond to other existing antiviral treatments ( oseltamivir resistance or unable to take zanamivir inhalation).
Sulfadimidine is prescribed to treat urinary tract infections, prostatitis (infection of the prostate gland) and respiratory tract infections caused by bacteria.
It is capable of inhibiting the growth or reproduction of bacteria but not killing the bacteria.
It blocks the synthesis of bacterial dihydrofolic acid and therefore inhibits the growth of bacteria.
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