Medication Classifications

  1. Antacids
    Reduce hydrochloric acid in the stomach
  2. Antianemics
    Increase RBC production
  3. Anticholenergics
    Decrease oral secretions
  4. Anticoagulants
    Prevent clot formation
  5. Anticonvulsants
    Used for management of seizures/bipolar disorder
  6. Antidiarrheals
    Decrease gastric motility and reduce water in bowel
  7. Antihistamines
    Block the release of histamine
  8. Antihypertensives
    Lower blood pressure and increase blood flow
  9. Anti-infectives
    Used for the treatment of infections
  10. Bronchodilators
    Dilate large air passages in asthma/lung disease
  11. Diuretics
    Decrease water/sodium from the Loop of Henle
  12. Laxatives
    Promote the passage of stool
  13. Miotics
    Constrict the pupils
  14. Mydriatics
    Dilate the pupils
  15. Narcotics/analgesics
    Relieve moderate to severe pain
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Medication Classifications
Commonly used in a Medical/Surgical setting