Most medicines come in a variety of types or formats. Be aware, though, that some medicines (particularly rare or unusual ones) only come in one type. Also, some may be more effective in one type than another.
Mercaptamine is a medicine that stops build up of an amino acid called cystine in the body. Large amounts of cystine can build up in the body causing damage to tissues and organs when a child has a condition called cystinosis. Mercaptamine eye drops are prescribed to reduce build up of cystine crystals in the eyes.
Pharmacy is defined as the study of medicines. It involves studying how medicines are discovered, developed and made. It also covers how medicines work in the body to prevent or treat disease, and how active ingredients can be made in to medicines.
Venous sclerotherapy is a procedure used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to treat venous malformations. Venous malformations are made up of extra veins that have no use and cause problems. A medicine is injected into the veins, which irritates them encouraging them to shrink.
Fludarabine is a chemotherapy medicine used to treat certain types of leukaemia such as acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). It is also used to prepare some children for bone marrow transplant.
This page explains how to look after your child after they have had sclerotherapy for a malformation of their eye at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and what to expect in the days following treatment.
Rituximab (brand name MabThera®) is a relatively new medicine which works on the immune system. It removes some of the white blood cells in the body which are called B cells. Removing these stops the production of antibodies that may play a role in your child’s illness.
The first children to receive a genetic diagnosis through the 100,000 Genomes Project have been given their results at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), part of the North Thames Genomic Medical Centre (NTGMC.)
A haemangioma is a collection of small blood vessels that occur under the skin. They are sometimes called 'strawberry marks' because the surface of a haemangioma looks a bit like a strawberry. Applying timolol to the skin surface is one option for treating very small haemangiomas.
This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about generalised severe junctional epidermolysis bullosa (previously called Herlitz junctional EB) and how it can be managed. It also contains suggestions for making everyday life more comfortable and contact details for further information and support. This information sheet explains about the generalised severe junctional form of EB.
Most young people with Multiple sclerosis (MS), who are eligible for treatment, will be offered first line treatments. In certain situations, or if the first line treatments have not worked adequately, then your child may be offered the possibility of trying a second line medication. These medications, like the first line treatments, work by interacting with the immune system and calming the inflammation that is attacking the central nervous system.