combination therapy


: the use of more than one method and especially more than one drug to treat a disease

Examples of combination therapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This combination therapy has been explored for its potential anti-tumor effects in certain types of cancer. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 The most common include combination therapy medicines that include a class of semi-synthetic drugs called artemisinins. Rajiv Chowdhury, The Conversation, 30 June 2023 Cancer recurred within 18 months in about 21% of patients treated with the combination therapy, compared with 38% for those who received only the immunotherapy.2 The melanoma-specific vaccine is being tested in people who have at least stage IIB melanoma, meaning there’s a high risk of relapse. Kaitlin Sullivan, Health, 15 June 2023 And the annual list price of Trikafta — a newer, triple-combination therapy that is effective in about 90% of cystic fibrosis patients — is approximately $322,000, according to SSR Health, a research firm that tracks pharmaceutical pricing. Ed Silverman, STAT, 20 Feb. 2023

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Medical Definition

combination therapy

: the use of two or more therapies and especially drugs to treat a disease or condition
a combination therapy for asthma using a beta-agonist and corticosteroid
Although S. pneumoniae remains the most common cause of severe community-acquired pneumonia requiring ICU admission, combination therapy consisting of a cephalosporin with either a fluoroquinolone or a macrolide is recommended.Richard G. Wunderink and Grant W. Waterer, The New England Journal of Medicine
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