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IUDs with levonorgestrel

  • LNG-IUD 19.5 (Kyleena®) is a plastic intrauterine device that releases a smaller volume of levonorgestrel than the classic LNG-IUD 52 (Mirena®). When applied for contraception, both have a lifespan of 5 years.
  • The new IUD is also shorter, has a smaller width and smaller reservoir than the classic IUD, and has a narrower insertion tube. One of the arguments for introducing these changed dimensions was said to be a reduced incidence of insertion problems. However, not only has there been no research showing problems of insertion or expulsion of the LNG-IUD 52, but research into smaller IU ...

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Ten years of sitagliptin

  • Sitagliptin is an oral blood glucose lowering agent of the DPP-4 type, intended for use by patients with type 2 diabetes. Its registration has been extended from combination therapy with metform ...

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Ten years of omalizumab

  • Omalizumab was authorised in 2007 for the treatment of severe allergic asthma in adults and children aged 12 years and over. Its authorisation has meanwhile been extended to include the treatmen ...

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