drug classifications

  1. jhj
  2. analgesic:
    agent that relieves pain without causing loss of consciousness (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin)
  3. analgesicanesthetic
    • produces lack of feeling either local or general depending upon type and how administered (lidocaine, Xylocaine, Novocain)
  4. antacid:
    neutralizes acid (Amphojel, Gelusil, Mylanta, Milk of Magnesia)
  5. anthelmintics:
    used to treat worm infections
  6. anti-impotence:
    used to treat erectile dysfunction
  7. anti-infective
    kills and inhibits growth of bacteria
  8. anti-inflammatory:
    prevents inflammation (Advil, Motrin, Naprosyn)
  9. antianemic:
    prevents or cures anemia
  10. antianginal:
    1. prevents or relieves angina attacks
  11. antianxiety:
    relieves anxiety and muscle tension (Librium, Valium)
  12. antiarrhythmic:
    controls cardiac arrhythmias (lidocaine HCl, Xylocaine, Inderal)
  13. antibiotic:
    destroys or inhibits growth of microorganisms (Kelfin, Rocephin, Pentids, penicillins, Augmentin)
  14. anticholinergic:
    blocks parasympathetic nerve impulses; decreases oral and respiratory secretions (atropine, Artane)
  15. anticoagulant:
    prevents or delays blood clotting (heparin, warfarin, Coumadin)
  16. anticonvulsant:
    prevents or relieves convulsions / seizures (Tegretol, Zarontin, Dilantin)
  17. antidepressant:
    prevents or relieves symptoms of depression (Tofranil, Marplan, Nardil)
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drug classifications