Rx Product News (November 2018)

Pharmacy Times, November 2018 Cough, Cold, & Flu, Volume 84, Issue 11

Read about the Rx products featured in November.

Fagron, Inc

INDICATION: Fagron has launched a hair care line made of phytocomplexes that provides balance to all the components of healthy hair. The 100% natural products are free from ethanol, propylene glycol, parabens, or formaldehyde donors. The line includes a wide variety of products, including conditioner, cream, foam, oil, serum, shampoo, and solution to promote healthy hair.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: us.fagron.com

ARAKODAMANUFACTURED BY: 60° Pharmaceuticals

INDICATION: The FDA has approved Arakoda (tafenoquine) to prevent malaria in adults. Arakoda can be taken by people traveling to countries where malaria is common to protect them from the lifethreatening disease. It works by targeting parasites of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum, the 2 most common types of malaria, in the blood and the liver. Patients can take a loading dose before traveling, followed by a convenient weekly dose.

DOSAGE FORM: Oral tablet

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 60degreespharma.com

AZEDRAMANUFACTURED BY: Progenics Pharmaceuticals

INDICATION: Azedra (iobenguane I 131) is FDA approved to treat paragangliomas and pheochromocytomas, 2 rare metastatic adrenal tumors, when surgical removal is not possible and the cancer has spread beyond the initial tumor site. The anticancer radiation therapy is safe for adults and teenagers, and health care providers should monitor iron levels, platelet count, and white blood cell count in patients, as Azedra may lower these levels.

DOSAGE FORM: Intravenous injection

FOR MORE INFORMATION: azedra.com

ANNOVERAMANUFACTURED BY: TherapeuticsMD

INDICATION: A new birth control method, Annovera (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system) has been approved by the FDA to prevent unplanned pregnancies. The silicone ring is inserted vaginally and left in place for 21 days and removed for 7 days each menstrual cycle.

DOSAGE FORM: Vaginal ring

FOR MORE INFORMATION: popcouncil.org