STL Volume 6 Number 11

Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: October 2001

Update on: Valacyclovir HCl Valtrex®Tretinoin Gel Retin-A® Micro® Microsphere Drospirenone/Ethinyl Estradiol Yasmin®Agalsidase Beta Fabrazyme™
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Treatment of Hemangiomas in Children

Their management of hemangiomas has been controversial as they are unpredictable. Today there is an increased awareness of both the physical and psychological sequelae associated with hemangiomas, a small percentage of which can be life threatening. This has resulted in a renewed push to treat them.
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Moxifloxacin (Avelox®) For The Treatment Of Bacterial Skin Infections

Moxifloxacin (Avelox®, Bayer), which is available for oral administration, is a broad-spectrum synthetic antimicrobial agent with excellent Gram-positive activity and good Gram-negative activity. The US FDA recently approved this drug for the treatment of bacterial skin infections.