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Alphabetical list of medicines staring with letter p


Purimmun – Mercaptopurine uses, dose and side effects

6-mercaptopurine belongs to a group of medicines called cytotoxic drugs (also called cytostatics ). Purimmun is used to treat a certain type of cancer in the blood ( acute promyelocytic leukemia ). It works by reducing the number of new blood cells your body forms.


Prucalopride Orifarm – Prucalopride uses, dose and side effects

Prucalopride Orifarm belongs to a group of medicines that increase intestinal motility ( gastrointestinal prokinetics). It acts on the muscle wall of the intestine and helps to restore normal intestinal function. Prucalopride Orifarm is used to treat chronic constipation in adults where laxatives do not work well enough.


Prostivas – Alprostadil uses, dose and side effects

Prostivas is a medicine that contains the substance alprostadil . Prostivas are given to newborns who have a heart defect which makes it necessary to keep the blood vessel ductus arteriosus open until surgery can take place. Prostivase works by relaxing the muscles in the vessel wall in the ductus arteriosus and in this way the blood vessel is kept open.


ProQuad – Mumps, rubella and varicella (live) uses, dose and

ProQuad is a vaccine containing measles, mumps, rubella and varicella viruses that have been weakened. When the vaccine is given to a person, the immune system (the body's natural defense system) will produce antibodies against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella viruses. The antibodies help protect against diseases caused by these viruses .