STL Volume 7 Number 9

Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: November 2002

Updates on: Cetirizine HCl Zyrtec®Pimecrolimus Elidel® Cream Imiquimod Aldara® Cream Valacyclovir HCl Valtrex®
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Fat Rebalancing: The New “Facelift”

The fat compartments of the face undergo changes and are responsible for age-related alterations in facial shape. The overlying skin responds to changes in fat in much the same way as a garment clings or sags to the body underneath.
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Novel Dermatologic Uses of the Immune Response Modifier Imiquimod 5% Cream

Imiquimod is the first of a new class of drugs to emerge in the treatment of various dermatologic disorders. As an immune response modifier, it has been shown to have potent antiviral and antitumor properties through the stimulation of innate and cell mediated immune pathways.