STL Volume 6 Number 7

Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: April 2001

Update on: Arsenic Trioxide Trisenox Transdermal 17-Beta Estradiol Estradot Methotrexate Trexall
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Treatment of Toxicodendron Dermatitis (Poison Ivy And Poison Oak)

Toxicodendron dermatitis results from a reaction to an oil soluble oleoresin that is present in many parts of the poison ivy and poison oak plants. Prophylactic measures and treatments are discussed.
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Vaniqa – Eflornithine 13.9% Cream

Eflornithine HCl 13.9% cream (Vaniqa) is the first topical prescription treatment to be approved for the reduction of unwanted facial hair in women. It irreversibly inhibits ornithine decarboxylase, an enzyme that catalyzes the ratelimiting step for follicular polyamine synthesis, which is necessary for hair growth.