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long-acting

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(Pharmacology) (of a drug) slowly effective after initial dosage, but maintaining its effects over a long period of time, being slowly absorbed and persisting in the tissues before being excreted. Compare intermediate-acting, short-acting
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Adj.1.long-acting - active over a long period of time
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
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But those who use long-acting asthma preventers conceive as quickly as other women, said the study published in the European Respiratory Journal.
ViiV Healthcare, a joint venture of GSK, Pfizer and Shionogi, has started a phase III study with a two-drug regimen of its long-acting, injectable cabotegravir and Janssen Sciences Ireland's long-acting injectable rilpivirine in virally suppressed adults with HIV-1 infection, it was reported yesterday.
and Shionogi Limited as shareholders, announced the start of a phase III study with a two-drug regimen of long-acting, injectable cabotegravir (ViiV Healthcare) and long-acting injectable rilpivirine (Janssen Sciences Ireland UC) in virally suppressed adults with HIV-1 infection.
CLOZAPINE AND LONG-ACTING INJECTABLE antipsychotic medications were most effective at preventing rehospitalization and treatment failure among patients with schizophrenia, according to a large prospective cohort study reported.
ABSTRACT: In 2010, Salpeter, et al, conducted a literature review that included 36,588 participants and found that long-acting beta-agonists increased catastrophic events 2-fold.
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA -- Long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy with cabotegravir and rilpivirine in nanosuspension successfully suppressed HIV-infected patients' plasma viral load to fewer than 50 copies /mL for 48 weeks as maintenance therapy in the LATTE-2 trial, David A.
Long-acting opioids increased the risk of all-cause mortality in patients with chronic non-cancer pain, based on 22,912 new episodes of long-acting opioid prescription and an equal number of control prescriptions during an average follow-up of 176 days and 128 days, respectively.
Long-acting agents, such as salmeterol, formoterol, and arformoterol are indicated for maintenance bronchodilation and control of bronchospasm, and for control of nocturnal symptoms in asthma or other obstructive diseases.
Abstract: Both short- and long-acting formulations of oxytetracycline are commonly used in veterinary medicine to treat animals infected with gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, rickettsiae, mycoplasma, and chlamydiae.
The major driver for this growth across the 7MM will be the launch of long-acting biobetter growth hormones (GH), which will rapidly take away shares from the currently marketed daily injectable growth hormones.
At population level, a switch from short-acting to long-acting methods can significantly reduce unintended pregnancy rates, particularly if their use increases among young women.
Washington, Feb 1 ( ANI ): Researchers have found that low testosterone levels occur five times more often among men who take long-acting instead of short-acting opioids for chronic pain.