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  • adj. Having a pharmaceutical effect principally in the long term.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. active over a relatively long period of time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. active over a long period of time


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  • Although indacaterol is a new molecule, the product falls into a class of drugs known as long-acting beta agonists, or LABAs, which carry a safety concern of worsening asthma symptoms, which can be fatal.

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  • When it comes to reliability, the most effective contraceptives may be two so-called long-acting products many women haven't heard of:

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  • However, researchers said, it's possible that when the drugs, called long-acting beta-agonists or LABAs, are used in combination with inhaled corticosteroid medications, that extra risk disappears.

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  • There are several types of insulin (rapid-, short-, intermediate-, and long-acting) and regimes (basal/bolus through pump or multiple injections) appropriate for different patients in different circumstances.

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  • It was the latest setback for San Diego-based Amylin, which has faced delays in getting its most important pipeline product to market, the long-acting diabetes drug Bydureon, being developed with Eli Lilly & Co. and Alkermes Inc.

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  • Be especially careful with long-acting nasal decongestant sprays.

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  • Bydureon is a long-acting version of Byetta, a twice daily drug from Lilly and Amylin that was approved in 2005 and has been losing market share after Victoza's introduction last year.

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  • Medical experts say easier access could start a shift to more reliable forms of long-acting birth control, such as implants or IUDs, which are gaining acceptance in other economically developed countries.

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  • That includes the pill, intrauterine devices, the so-called morning-after pill, and newer forms of long-acting implantable hormonal contraceptives that are becoming widely used in the rest of the industrialized world.

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