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Halcion is used for the short term treatment of insomnia (difficulty in falling asleep or sleeping properly) and so you will not usually be given Halcion tablets to take for more than 2-3 weeks. Talk to your doctor about this if you are worried.
Beta-prograne and Half Beta-prograne prolonged-release capsules contain the active ingredient propranolol hydrochloride, which is a type of medicine called a beta-blocker. Propranolol is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.
Herceptin (Trastuzumab) is only used to treat cancers that are HER2 positive. It can also be used in meta-static gastric cancer.
Hormone therapy as a cancer treatment may involve taking medications that interfere with the activity of the hormone or stop the production of the hormones. Hormone therapy may involve surgically removing a gland that is producing the the hormones.
Humira is intended for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, and psoriasis. It is a medicine that decreases the infl ammation process of these diseases.
Huperzine A acts as a cholinesterase inhibitor — a group of medications that work by improving the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Small early studies suggest that huperzine A may improve memory and protect nerve cells, which could slow the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's.
Hydrocortisyl (hydrocortisone) is a medicine which is used in dermatitis, eczema and inflammatory skin conditions.
Hydroxocobalamin is an injectable form of vitamin B12 that is given when there are problems with absorption of this vitamin from the gut.