STL Volume 10 Number 10
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Update on Drugs & Drug News, December 2005 – January 2006
Updates on: Efalizumab RAPTIVA®Adalimumab HUMIRA®Infliximab REMICADE®Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hemophilus Influenza Type b Vaccine PENTACEL™ Mupriocin Ointment 2%
Famciclovir for the Treatment of Recurrent Genital and Labial Herpes Lesions
For the treatment of labial herpes, a single 1,500mg dose of famciclovir shortened the lesion healing time, shortened the time to normal skin, and resulted in faster resolution of pain and tenderness.
Treatments for Unwanted Facial Hair
Twenty-two percent of women in North America have unwanted facial hair, which can cause embarrassment and result in a significant emotional burden. Eflornithine 13.9% cream can be used in combination with other treatments such as lasers and IPL to give the patient the best chance for successful hair removal.