Repurposed Drug Database


Omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids

Original Indication
Omega-3-acid ethyl ester is indicated as an adjunct to diet to reduce very high ( 500 mg/dL) triglyceride levels in adult patients.
New Indication
Treatment of IgA nephropathy.

Oxaliplatin

Original Indication
Used in combination with infusional 5-FU/LV, it is indicated for: 1. adjuvant treatment of stage III colon cancer in patients who have undergone complete resection of the primary tumor. 2. treatment of advanced colorectal cancer.
New Indication
Treatment of ovarian cancer.

Oxandrolone

Original Indication
As adjunctive therapy to promote weight gain after weight loss following extensive surgery, chronic infections, or severe trauma, and in some patients who without definite pathophysiologic reasons fail to gain or to maintain normal weight, to offset the protein catabolism associated with prolonged administration of corticosteroids, and for the relief of the bone pain frequently accompanying osteoporosis.
New Indication
Treatment of short stature associated with Turner's syndrome.

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