Common Drugs

  1. Advair (Fluticasone propionate and salmeterol xinafoate)
    asthma maintenance, Advair contains fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is a steroid. Advair prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing. Advair is used to prevent asthma attacks
  2. (Albuterol) Proventil
    acute treatment of bronchospasm, a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. Albuterol is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. Albuterol is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm
  3. Aldactone (spirondactone)
    primary hyperaldosteronism, edema, CHF, hypertension, hypokalemia, a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low. Aldactone is used to diagnose or treat a condition in which you have too much aldosterone in your body
  4. Aldomet (methyldopa) is a antihypertensives
  5. Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. It affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause sleep problems
  6. (Aminophylline) a bronchdialator, Phyllocontin, Truphylline
    treatment or prevention of bronchospasm
  7. (Ampicillin) Principenpenicillin group of drugs. It fights bacteria in your body. Ampicillin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection
    infections of genitourinary tract, GI tract, meningitis
  8. Ancef / Kefzol (cefazdin)is a semi-synthetic cephalosporin for parenteral administration
    used for surgical prophylaxis, URIs, otis media
  9. Apresoline (hydralazine hydrochloride) antihypertensives. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
  10. Aspirin is a salicylates. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation.
    pain, fever, inflammatory conditions, reduction of risk of MI
  11. Ativan (lorazepam), benzodiazepines (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety
  12. Atrovent (ipratropium bromide)bronchodialator
    maintenance for COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, allergies (nasal spray
  13. Azmacort (triamcinolone acetonide)is a steriod, metered-dose inhalers containing the anti-inflammatory steroid medication
    inflammatory disorders, hematologic disorders (corticosteroid)
  14. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim combination is used to treat infections such as urinary tract
    UTI, acute otitis media, exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, travelers’ diarrhea, AIDS pneumonia
  15. (Beclovent) Vanceril,
    maintenance asthma corticosteroid
  16. Biaxin (clarithromycin)
    tonsillitis, sinusitis, exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community acquired pneumonia
  17. Brethine (Terbutaline)bronchodilator
    acute asthma episodes
  18. Capoten (captopril)
    hypertension, HF, left ventricular dysfunction after MI, diabetic nephropathy
  19. Carafate (sucralfate)
    duodenal ulcer
  20. Cardizem (diltiazem hydrochloride)
  21. Celebrex (celecoxib)
    all types of arthritis
  22. Cipro (ciprofloxacin)
    UTI, lower respiratory tract infections, acute sinusitis, bone and joint infections, skin and skin structure infections, typhoid fever
  23. Codeine
    narcotic analgesic, mild to moderate pain
  24. Cogentin (benztropine mesylate)
    Parkinsons disease
  25. Compazine (prochlorperazine)
    control of severe N/V, schizophrenia, anxiety
  26. Coumadin (warfarin)
    anticoagulant, pulmonary embolism, atrial fibrillation, reduce risk of death, recurrent MI
  27. Cytomel (liothyronine sodium)
  28. Decadron (dexamethasone)
    corticosteroid (12 different indications)
  29. Demerol (meperidine)
    moderate to severe pain
  30. Diamox (acetazolamide)
  31. Digoxin
    heart failure
  32. Dilantin (phenytoin)
    control and prevention of seizures
  33. Duragesic (fentanyl)
    opiod management of persistent moderate to severe chronic pain
  34. Ecotrin (aspirin)
    pain, fevere, inflammation, prevent MI and seizures
  35. Erythromycin
    prophylaxis of ophthalmia, acne, URI, LRI, whooping cough, strep pneumonia
  36. Feosol
    iron supplement
  37. Flagyl (metronidazole)
    parasitic infections, trichomonas, c diff, h pylori, acne, rosacea, bacterial vaginosis
  38. Gentamicin
    serious infections, pseudomonas, proteus, e coli, citrobacter, meningitis
  39. Guaifenesin (glyceryl guaiacolale)
    dry nonproductive cough, symptomatic relief of respiratory conditions
  40. Hydrochlorothiazide
    thiazide diuretic, edema
  41. Ibuprofen
    analgesic, NSAID, fever reduction, relief of arthritis, mild to moderate pain
  42. Lasix (furosemide)
    loop diuretic, edema
  43. Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)
    reduce total cholesterol and LDL-C
  44. Lopressor (metoprolol)
    hypertension, long-term treatment of angina pectoris
  45. Lortab (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)
    moderate to severe pain, opioid
  46. Lovenox (enoxaparin)
    prevention of DVT, treatment of MI
  47. Magnesium Sulfate
    hypomagnesaemia, constipation
  48. Methergine (methylergonovine maleate)
    treatment of postpartum hemorrhage, uterine stimulation
  49. MS Contin (morphine)
    severe pain, opioid
  50. Mucomyst (acetylcysteine)
    therapy for abnormal, viscid, or insipissated mucus secretions
  51. Naproxen
    analgesic, NSAID, mild to moderate pain, arthritis
  52. Nitroglycerin
    acute angina, HF with MI
  53. Norvasc (amlodipine besylate)
    angina pectoris, hypertension
  54. Nystatin
    antifungal, oral candidiasis, vaginal candidiasis
  55. Penicillin
    severe infections caused by streptococci, URI, syphilis
  56. Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen)
    moderate to severe pain, opioid
  57. Phenergan (promethazine)
    allergies, motion sickness, N/V
  58. Pitocin (oxytocin)
    iniate or improve uterine contractions, lactation deficiency
  59. Plavix (clopidogrel)
    pts at risk for MI, CVA, prevent adverse cardiac events
  60. Potassium Chloride - mineral
    prevention and correction of potassium deficiency, treatment of cardiac arrhythmias
  61. Prednisone cortocosteriods
    hypercalcemia, inflammatory diseases, ulcerative colitis, hematologic disorders, trichinosis
  62. Prinivil (lisinopril) ACE inhibitor
    hypertension, CHF, MI
  63. Procardia (nifedipine)Calcium channel blocker
    angina pectoris, widens vessels
  64. Protonix (pantoprazole) proton pump inhibitor
    GERD, duodenal ulcer, maintenance healing of erosive esophagitis
  65. Solu-Medrol (methylprednisolone)corticosteriod
    corticosteroid, inflammatory disorders, hematologic disorders, prevention of N/V associate with chemo
  66. Stadol (butorphanol) narcotic analgesic
    moderate to severe pain, opioid
  67. Synthroid (levothyroxine) thyroid hormone
    replacement therapy in hypothyroidism
  68. Tagamet (cimetidine)histamine receptor agonist
    duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer, GERD, heartburn, acid indigestion
  69. Taxol (paclitaxel)antioplastics
    chemotherapy agent
  70. Timoptic (timolol)Beta blocker
    hypertension, glaucoma
  71. Toradol (ketorolac tromethamine) NSAID
    moderate to sévère pain
  72. Valium (diazepum)
    anxiety disorders, muscle relaxant, tetanus, antiepileptic
  73. Vancomycin antibiotic
    severe staphylococci infections, c diff
  74. Vasotec (enalapril) ACE inhibitor
    hypertension, acute and chronic HF, LVD
  75. Verapamil Calcium channel blocker
    angina pectoris, hypertension, arrhythmias
  76. Viagra (sildénafil)phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors
    treatment of ED
  77. Vibramycin (Doxycycline)broad-spectrum antibiotic
    mycoplasma pneumoniae, acne, traveler’s diarrhea
  78. Zocor (simvastatin)cholesterol-lowering medication that blocks the production of cholesterol
    treatment of elevated total cholesterol and LDL
  79. Zovirax (acyclovir)nucleoside analogue
  80. Zyloprim (allopurinol)xanthine oxidase inhibitor
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