Biopharmaceuticals: Living Producers Today, pharmaceuticals are not only produced in the chemistry lab, but also with the help of living cells, ie biotechnological ones - the so-called biopharmaceuticals. Both animal cells and yeast or bacterial cultures and - very rarely - plant cells are used.
The active substance aciclovir is one of the best known and most widely used agents against viral infections. He revolutionized the treatment of herpes virus infections after being patented in 1979. Acyclovir has good and selective activity. Severe acyclovir side effects by treatment are rare.
The active ingredient alfuzosin helps against symptoms of benign prostate enlargement. This so-called "benign prostatic hyperplasia" (BPH) often affects older men. It causes symptoms such as incomplete bladder emptying, urinary problems and sometimes incontinence. Here you read everything worth knowing about Alfuzosin: Application, mode of action and possible changes and side effects.
The active substance allopurinol belongs to the most important medicines with increased uric acid level in the blood (hyperuricemia) and its consequential illnesses like chronic gout. It is generally considered to be well tolerated, however, interactions with other medications must be considered depending on the allopurinol dosage.
The active ingredient alprazolam is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It has an anxiety-relieving, soporific and muscle-relaxing effect and is usually applied in tablet form. Due to its high addictive potential, alprazolam should only be used for a short time. He is also only available with a narcotic prescription in the pharmacy.
The active substance amisulprid acts in the central nervous system: its antipsychotic effect is used in the treatment of symptoms of acute and chronic schizophrenia. Possible side effects include, for example, insomnia, anxiety, pathological restlessness and tremors.Here you can read everything important about the effects, uses and side effects of Amisulpride.
Amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. It is assigned to the group of aminopenicillins, which have an extended spectrum of action in the area of certain bacteria (Gram-negative rods) in comparison to the classic penicillin G or penicillin V. Amoxicillin is better absorbed into the body when taken by mouth, as compared to other, older aminopenicillins (such as ampicillin), and is therefore often preferred when prescribing by the doctor.
The active substance amphotericin B is a treatment for fungal infections (antifungal). It has a very broad spectrum of action and is the only treatment option for some fungal infections. In addition, Amphotericin B also works against protozoan infections (pathogenic unicellular organisms such as trichomonads and trypanosomes).
The active ingredient ampicillin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic from the group of (amino) penicillins. It can be used in a variety of bacterial infections and is well tolerated, but triggers severe allergic reactions in patients with penicillin allergy. Here you read everything important about the effect of ampicillin, dosage and application.
The active ingredient argatroban is an anticoagulant, which is used especially when heparin is not tolerated for anticoagulant.Because of its short duration of action, it must be administered as a permanent infusion as long as the anticoagulant effect is desired. Here you can read everything you need to know about Argatroban: use, effects and side effects.
Atenolol is a beta-blocker. It has a braking effect on certain receptors in the heart muscle and in the walls of the blood vessels. Therefore, it is used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac arrhythmias. Read here everything important about the mode of action and use of Atenolol. How Atenolol Works Atenolol is a water-soluble drug that binds to only one type (beta-1) of beta receptors.
The active ingredient atorvastatin is one of the so-called statins - a group of drugs that is used to reduce elevated cholesterol levels. Too much cholesterol in the blood favors arteriosclerosis, which among other things can lead to coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke.
Azithromycin is an antibiotic and is one of the most important agents for bacterial respiratory and skin diseases. The active ingredient is generally well tolerated. However, azithromycin may interact with many other medications, which must be considered before use.
The active ingredient baclofen is one of the most important drugs for increased skeletal muscle tension (spasticity). It was first produced in 1962 and is now included in many medications. It is generally considered to be well tolerated, but in rare cases can cause fatigue and gastrointestinal discomfort.
Biperiden is a so-called anticholinergic. It is used among other things in Parkinson's, mainly to relieve muscle stiffness (rigor) and uncontrollable tremor (tremor). The active ingredient can be administered as a tablet administered as an injection. Here you read everything important about the application, mode of action and side effects of Biperiden.