Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 203174/001.

Names and composition

"BEXAROTENE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of BEXAROTENE.
It belongs to the class Retinoids and is used in Antineoplastics (Cancer)

Answered questions

Due to the recent discoveries with bexarotene?
How far off do you think we are in finding a cure for Alzheimer's? Do you think we will have a cure within the next 10 years? Asked by Jene Wilmer 6 months ago.

No - fact is, we can make the body live long than the brain can... Answered by Shera Chaconas 6 months ago.

What is the major of chemotherapy agents in anti-cancer drugs ?
Asked by Gertha Majorga 6 months ago.

There are many different chemotherapy agents. Different drugs work for different cancers, and they are frequently used in combination. You need to be more specific. Here is a list of chemo drugs: 13-cis-Retinoic Acid 2-CdA 2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine 5-Fluorouracil 5-FU 6-Mercaptopurine 6-MP 6-TG 6-Thioguanine Abraxane Accutane ® Actinomycin-D Adriamycin ® Adrucil ® Agrylin ® Ala-Cort ® Aldesleukin Alemtuzumab ALIMTA Alitretinoin Alkaban-AQ ® Alkeran ® All-transretinoic acid Alpha interferon Altretamine Amethopterin Amifostine Aminoglutethimide Anagrelide Anandron ® Anastrozole Arabinosylcytosine Ara-C Aranesp ® Aredia ® Arimidex ® Aromasin ® Arranon ® Arsenic trioxide Asparaginase ATRA Avastin ® Azacitidine BCG BCNU Bevacizumab Bexarotene BEXXAR ® Bicalutamide BiCNU Blenoxane ® Bleomycin Bortezomib Busulfan Busulfex ® C225 Calcium Leucovorin Campath ® Camptosar ® Camptothecin-11 Capecitabine Carac ™ Carboplatin Carmustine Carmustine wafer Casodex ® CC-5013 CCNU CDDP CeeNU Cerubidine ® Cetuximab Chlorambucil Cisplatin Citrovorum Factor Cladribine Cortisone Cosmegen ® CPT-11 Cyclophosphamide Cytadren ® Cytarabine Cytarabine liposomal Cytosar-U ® Cytoxan ® Dacarbazine Dacogen Dactinomycin Darbepoetin alfa Daunomycin Daunorubicin Daunorubicin hydrochloride Daunorubicin liposomal DaunoXome ® Decadron Decitabine Delta-Cortef ® Deltasone ® Denileukin diftitox DepoCyt ™ Dexamethasone Dexamethasone acetate Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Dexasone Dexrazoxane DHAD DIC Diodex Docetaxel Doxil ® Doxorubicin Doxorubicin liposomal Droxia ™ DTIC DTIC-Dome ® Duralone ® Efudex ® Eligard ™ Ellence ™ Eloxatin ™ Elspar ® Emcyt ® Epirubicin Epoetin alfa Erbitux ™ Erlotinib Erwinia L-asparaginase Estramustine Ethyol Etopophos ® Etoposide Etoposide Phosphate Eulexin ® Evista ® Exemestane Fareston ® Faslodex ® Femara ® Filgrastim Floxuridine Fludara ® Fludarabine Fluoroplex ® Fluorouracil Fluorouracil (cream) Fluoxymesterone Flutamide Folinic Acid FUDR ® Fulvestrant G-CSF Gefitinib Gemcitabine Gemtuzumab ozogamicin Gemzar ® GleevecTM Gliadel wafer (t) GM-CSF Goserelin granulocyte - colony stimulating factor (t) Granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (o) Halotestin (t) Herceptin (t) Hexadrol (t) Hexalen (t) Hexamethylmelamine (t) HMM (t) Hycamtin (t) Hydrea (t) Hydrocort Acetate (t) Hydrocortisone Hydrocortisone sodium phosphate Hydrocortisone sodium succinate Hydrocortone phosphate (t) Hydroxyurea Ibritumomab Ibritumomab Tiuxetan Idamycin ® Idarubicin Ifex ® IFN-alpha Ifosfamide IL-11 IL-2 Imatinib mesylate Imidazole Carboxamide Interferon alfa Interferon Alfa-2b (PEG conjugate) (o) Interleukin - 2 (t) Interleukin-11 (o) Intron A® (interferon alfa-2b) Iressa ® Irinotecan Isotretinoin Kidrolase (t) Lanacort (t) L-asparaginase (t) LCR (o) Lenalidomide Letrozole Leucovorin Leukeran (t) Leukine (t) Leuprolide Leurocristine (o) Leustatin (t) Liposomal Ara-C (t) Liquid Pred (t) Lomustine L-PAM (o) L-Sarcolysin (o) Lupron (t) Lupron Depot ® Matulane (t) Maxidex (t) Mechlorethamine Mechlorethamine Hydrochloride Medralone (t) Medrol ® Megace (t) Megestrol Megestrol Acetate (o) Melphalan Mercaptopurine Mesna Mesnex (t) Methotrexate Methotrexate Sodium (o) Methylprednisolone Meticorten (t) Mitomycin Mitomycin-C (o) Mitoxantrone M-Prednisol (t) MTC (o) MTX (o) Mustargen (t) Mustine Mutamycin (t) Myleran (t) Mylocel (t) Mylotarg (t) Navelbine ® Nelarabine Neosar (t) Neulasta (t) Neumega (t) Neupogen ® Nexavar ® Nilandron (t) Nilutamide Nipent ® Nitrogen Mustard (o) Novaldex (t) Novantrone (t) Octreotide Octreotide acetate (o) Oncospar (t) Oncovin (t) Ontak (t) Onxal (t) Oprevelkin Orapred (t) Orasone (t) Oxaliplatin Paclitaxel Paclitaxel Protein-bound Pamidronate Panretin (t) Paraplatin (t) Pediapred (t) PEG Interferon Pegaspargase Pegfilgrastim PEG-INTRON (t) PEG-L-asparaginase PEMETREXED Pentostatin Phenylalanine Mustard (o) Platinol (t) Platinol-AQ (t) Prednisolone Prednisone Prelone (t) Procarbazine PROCRIT ® Proleukin (t) Prolifeprospan 20 with Carmustine implant (t) Purinethol ® Raloxifene Revlimid ® Rheumatrex (t) Rituxan (t) Rituximab Roferon-A® (interferon alfa-2a) Rubex (t) Rubidomycin hydrochloride (t) Sandostatin ® Sandostatin LAR (t) Sargramostim Solu-Cortef (t) Solu-Medrol (t) Sorafenib STI-571 Streptozocin SU11248 Sunitinib Sutent ® Tamoxifen Tarceva ® Targretin (t) Taxol ® Taxotere ® Temodar ® Temozolomide Teniposide TESPA (o) Thalidomide Thalomid ® TheraCys (t) Thioguanine Thioguanine Tabloid ® Thiophosphoamide (o) Thioplex (t) Thiotepa TICE ® Toposar (t) Topotecan Toremifene Tositumomab Trastuzumab Tretinoin Trexall (t) Trisenox (t) TSPA (o) VCR (o) Velban (t) Velcade ® VePesid (t) Vesanoid (t) Viadur (t) Vidaza (t) Vinblastine Vinblastine Sulfate (o) Vincasar Pfs (t) Vincristine Vinorelbine Vinorelbine tartrate (o) VLB (o) VM-26 (o) VP-16 (t) Vumon (t) Xeloda ® Zanosar (t) Zevalin TM Zinecard (t) Zoladex ® Zoledronic acid Zometa ® See? There's a lot of them. Answered by Colleen Lalanne 6 months ago.

antineoplastics, monoclonal antibodies, Answered by Elia Sobery 6 months ago.

Please see the webpages for more details on Chemotherapy. Answered by Alonso Dockett 6 months ago.

Can a woman take birth control pills with diet pills and still have the pill be effective?
I am currently on loestrin24e and was wondering is there any research proving that the pill will not be effective if the person takes the pill also? Asked by Gertha Skirvin 6 months ago.

The birth control pill consists of hormones which essentially make your body think it is pregnant. Your ovaries will then not release an egg each month, meaning that sperm would have nothing to fertilize. Advantages- very effective when taken properly, can lessen PMS symptoms, lighten "period" bleedings Disadvantages- must remember to take a pill every day, at around the same time. some people experience other side effects. After you stop taking the pill, the extra hormones go away and you can become pregnant again. Your period does not go away completely, but it is more correctly called a "withdrawal bleed," since it is not a true period and is just a break in the hormone dose to allow your body to continue to regulate itself. The pill AND a condom is one of the most effective methods of preventing pregnancy! Perfect use of both methods is over 99% effective. Answered by Terresa Arthurs 6 months ago.

Thyroid test results and what do they mean?
T3 okay T4 Okay TSH 0.2 Low. Been recommended to an endocrinologist. Please only knowledgeable answers and what does this mean? Asked by Dayna Mulkerin 6 months ago.

Normal values of TSH are 0.4 - 4.0 mIU/L. Lower than normal levels of TSH may be due to: * Hyperthyroidism * TSH deficiency * Use of certain medications (including dopamine agonists, glucocorticoids, somatostatin analogues, and bexarotene) Consult an Endocrinologist. Please note that I am not a medical professional. Answered by Sydney Rabb 6 months ago.

How do you raise your blood Sugar level?
What medicines bring your blood sugar levels up? Asked by Renetta Hartgerink 6 months ago.

Blood sugar also known as Glucose , the only safe "medicine" is sweetened water , just a few days ago a patient developed cardiac arrest while being given a Glucose increasing medication during an Glucose evaluation test anyway here is a list of medicines that can cause HYPERGLYCEMIA (High Blood Sugar) Abacavir (Ziagen®) Abacavir + lamivudine, zidovudine (Trizivir®) Acetazolamide (Diamox®) Acitretin (Soriatane®) Albuterol (Ventolin®, Proventil®) Albuterol + ipratropium (Combivent®) Ammonium chloride Amphotericin B (Amphocin®, Fungizone®) Amphotericin B lipid formulations IV (Abelcet®) Amprenavir (Agenerase®) Anidulafungin (Eraxis®) Aripiprazole (Abilify®) Arsenic trioxide (Trisenox®) Asparaginase (Elspar®) Atazanavir (Reyataz ®) Atenolol + chlorthalidone (Tenoretic®) Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) Atovaquone (Mepron®) Baclofen (Lioresal®) Benazepril + hydrochlorothiazide (Lotension®) Betamethasone topical (Alphatrex®, Betatrex®, Beta-Val®, Diprolene®, Diprolene® AF, Diprolene® Lotion, Luxiq®, Maxivate®) Betamethasone +clotrimazole (Lotrisone® topical) Betaxolol Betoptic® eyedrops, (Kerlone® oral) Bexarotene (Targretin®) Bicalutamide (Casodex®) Bisoprolol + hydrochlorothiazide (Ziac®) Bumetanide (Bumex®) Caffeine (Caffeine in moderation may actually be beneficial in diabetes but in large amounts can raise blood sugar.) Candesartan + hydrochlorothiazide (Atacand HCT®) Captopril + hydrochlorothiazide (Capozide®) Carteolol (Cartrol® oral, Occupress® eyedrops) Carvedilol (Coreg®) Chlorothiazide (Diuril®) Chlorthalidone (Chlorthalidone Tablets®, Clorpres®, Tenoretic®, Thalitone®) Choline salicylate (Numerous tradenames of aspirin formulations: check label.) Choline salicylate + magnesium salicylate (CMT®, Tricosal®, Trilisate®) Clobetasol (Clobevate®, Cormax®, Cormax® Scalp Application, Embeline® E, Olux®, Temovate®, Temovate® E, Temovate® Scalp Application) Clozapine (Clozaril®, FazaClo®) Conjugated estrogens (Estrace®, Estring®, Femring®, Premarin®, Vagifem®, Cenestin®, Enjuvia®, Estrace®, Femtrace®, Gynodiol®, Menest®, Ogen®) Conjugated estrogens + medroxyprogesterone (Premphase®, Prempro®) Corticosteroids (Numerous tradenames: check label.) Corticotropin Cortisone (Numerous tradenames: check label.) Cyclosporine (Sandimmune®, Neoral®, Gengraf®) Daclizumab (Zenapax®) Decitabine (Dacogen®) Desonide (DesOwen®, Tridesilon®) Desoximetasone (Topicort®) DO NOT TAKE ANY OF THESE MEDICATIONS WITHOUT AN PRESCRIPTION Answered by Muoi Krepp 6 months ago.

Consume pure carbohydrates or sugar, whether it is fruit juice, honey, sucrose, etc. Blood suger level is a transient condition and is directly impacted on what you eat and how quickly your body metabolizes it. Answered by Sherwood Turnow 6 months ago.

Anything you eat that has protein, carbs, or fats will raise it. Answered by Yolande Bowens 6 months ago.

Can taking certain medications cause Pancreatitis?
I have read that medications can cause pancreatitis but I have never seen a list of the medications that can. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance! Asked by Rozanne Rochow 6 months ago.

Here is a partial listing. Many drugs list pancreatitis as a side effect that aren't listed here. Only 5% of pancreatitis cases is thought to be drug induced. DRUGS ASSOCIATED WITH PANCREATITIS Anti-Convulsants (divalproex Sodium / Depakote) Anti-Infectives (pentamidine / NebuPent) •Anti-Lipemics (simvastatin / Zocor) •Anti-Neoplastics (asparaginase, bexarotene, 6-mercaptopurine) •Anti-Virals (dideoxyinosine / Videx) •Corticosteroids (dexamethazone, hydrocortisone, prednisone) •Diuretics (furosemide / Lasix) •Diuretics (thiazide / Diuril, Enduron) •Hormones (estrogens) •Immunosupresants (azathioprine / Imuran) •GI Tract Drugs (sulfonamides / Urobak, Azulfidine) •Analgesic (acetaminophen /Tylenol, salicylates /Aspirin) •Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors (Capoten, Vasotec) •Anti-Hypertenisves (methyldopa / Aldomet) •Anti-Infective (metronidazole, tetracyclines, erythromycins, nitrofurantoin) •Anti-Leprotic (dapsone) •Anti-Ulcer cimetidine / Tagamet •Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) (indomethacin / Indocin, piroxicam / Feldene, Naprosyn,) •GI Tract Drugs (sulfasalazine / Azulfidine) Answered by Franchesca Hoilman 6 months ago.

What are the names of chemotherapy's drugs in pill form--ty?
Asked by Laquita Keniry 6 months ago.

There are many types of oral chemotherapy available for the treatment of different types of cancer. Some drugs are available only in certain countries. The type of treatment either Oral or by I.V will be decided by your Oncologist depending on the type of cancer, stage, severarity and many more factors. Unless full history of the patients are not know it is difficult to tell the medicine and it will not be correct to take treatment on the basis of information given by others (other than your own Meical Oncologist) as it will be dangerous to have such oral medicines. For Breast cancer ---- capecitabine,vinorelbine, oral cyclophosphamide, idarubicin For Colon and colorectal cancer ---- capecitabine, tegafur with uracil + LV For Leukaemia, Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) – palliative therapy, Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) , Acute non-lymphocytic leukaemia (ANLL), oral cyclophosphamide ------ imatinib mesylate, chlorambucil, tretinoin, idarubicin For Lymphoma, Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma --- etoposide, bexarotene, oral cyclophosphamide For Small cell lung cancer, Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Lung cancer ----- etoposide, vinorelbine, oral cyclophosphamide ForKoposi's sarcoma -- etoposide For Prostate cancer -- etoposide For Multiple myeloma -- oral cyclophosphamide For Ovarian cancer --- oral cyclophosphamide For Brain tumour --- temozolomide . IMPORTANT - THESE ARE ONLY NAMES OF DRUGS AND YOU SHOULD NOT TRY TO USE ANY OF THIS DRUG WITHOUT THE PRESCRIPTION AND ADVICE OF ONCOLOGIST. - Answered by Darcey Oswald 6 months ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: what are the names of chemotherapy's drugs in pill form--ty? Answered by Donnetta Alsop 6 months ago.

Chemo In Pill Form Answered by Joella Touney 6 months ago.

Chemo Pill Names Answered by Freeda Burbank 6 months ago.

There are numerous types of oral chemotherapy, what type your prescribed will be decided by your doctor. Here is a website that may be more helpful. Talk with your doctor to fully understand what drug is prescribed and what side effects you should be aware of. Amy~ Answered by Cheryll Shutters 6 months ago.

used to treat MS in the late 80's Answered by Catalina Peetoom 6 months ago.

there are several depending on what type of cancer someone has Answered by Bert Panelli 6 months ago.

What is normal TSH?
Asked by Ivana Seburg 6 months ago.

Normal values are from 0.4 to 4.0 mIU/L for those with no symptoms of abnormal thyroid function. However, those without signs or symptoms of an underactive thyroid who have a TSH value over 2.0 mIU/L but normal T4 levels may develop hypothyroidism sometime in the future. This is called subclinical hypothyroidism (mildly underactive thyroid) or early-stage hypothyroidism. Anyone with a TSH value above this level should be followed very closely by a doctor. Greater-than-normal levels may indicate: Congenital hypothyroidism (cretinism) Exposure to mice (lab workers or veterinarians) Primary hypothyroidism Thyroid hormone resistance TSH-dependent hyperthyroidism Lower-than-normal levels may be due to: Hyperthyroidism TSH deficiency Use of certain medications including dopamine agonists, glucocorticoids, somatostatin analogues, and bexarotene. Answered by Sacha Saranzak 6 months ago.

The normal TSH range varies in every laboratory and surprisingly the "normal range" is CONSTANTLY changing. The most laboratories in the U.S. and many laboratories uses the REFERENCE RANGE 0.5 to 5.0 mIU/L as the norm. Levels below 0.5 indicate hyperthyroidism while levels above 5.0 indicate hypothyroidism. Answered by Gabriel Mehringer 6 months ago.

What is hypothyroidism?
And what is it cause from? Asked by Rosanna Didonato 6 months ago.

Hypothyroidism refers to any state in which thyroid hormone production is below normal. There are many disorders that result in hypothyroidism. These disorders may directly or indirectly involve the thyroid gland. Because thyroid hormone affects growth, development, and many cellular processes, inadequate thyroid hormone has widespread consequences for the body. Answered by Kemberly Bashor 6 months ago.

Hypothyroidism refers to any state in which thyroid hormone production is below normal. There are many disorders that result in hypothyroidism. These disorders may directly or indirectly involve the thyroid gland. Because thyroid hormone affects growth, development, and many cellular processes, inadequate thyroid hormone has widespread consequences for the body. . Answered by Jeffrey Latimer 6 months ago.

There are many causes, but hypothyroidism is when the body doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. Since this controls your body's metabolism, essentially, you end up with a slow metabolism. Check out the link for more information. Answered by Bernard Sol 6 months ago.

hypothyroidism is a state of undersecretion of thyroid hormones. characterised by low BMR and low body temperature and goitre(in most cases due to hypersecretion of TSH due to absense of negative feedback control. TSH causes hypertrophy of thyroid gland). the patient feels lethargic n mentally fatigued. causes can be: 1. Iodine deficiency 2. iodine excess( it inhibits thyroxine syntesi sn secretion) 3. goitrinogens( substances tat inhibit synthesis n release of thyroxine e.g. Progoitrin present in cabbage n some other salts) 4. hyposecretion of TSH from pituitary gland. 5. hyposecretion of TRH from hypothalamus. Answered by Guy Zubris 6 months ago.

it's a lack of thyroid hormone, usually due to an underactive thyroid gland or iodine deficiency. Early symptoms may include: Poor muscle tone Fatigue Cold intolerance, increased sensitivity to cold Constipation Weight gain Muscle cramps and joint pain Thin, Brittle fingernails Thin, brittle hair Paleness Answered by Carlena Caplin 6 months ago.


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