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Main Indications

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sirmonz's version from 2015-08-10 17:52

Section 1

Question Answer
analgesicsFor chronic or acute pain Example: hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin)
antacidsFor heartburn or acid reflux Example: MgOH and AIOH (Maalox)
antianginalsFor chest pain associated with need for oxygen Example: nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)
anticoagulentsTo prevent blood clot formation Example: warfarin (Coumadin)
anticonvulsantsFor seizure control Example: carbamazepine (Tegretol)
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Section 2

Question Answer
antidepressantFor depression Example: sertraline (Zoloft)
antihistaminesFor allergies Example: ceftirizine (Zyrtec)
antihypertensivesTo lower blood pressure Example: atenolol (Tenormin)
antibioticsfor bacterial infection Example: amoxicillin (Amoxil)
antineoplasticsFor treatment of specific cancers Example: doxyrubicin (Adriamycin)
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Section 3

Question Answer
anti-inflammatory agentsReduces inflammation Example: ibuprofen (Motrin)
antitussivesFor Coughs Example: dextromethorphan lozenges
antiviralsFor viral infections Example: acyclovir (Zovirax)
bronchodilatorsFor asthma Example: albuterol (Ventolin)
digestantsTo promote digestion of food Example: simethicone (Mylicon)
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Section 4

Question Answer
diureticsTo increase urine output Example: HCTZ (Esidrex)
hormonesTo replace natural endogenous organic compounds Example: conjugated estrogens (Premarin)
hypnotics and sedatives To inoduce and maintain sleep Example: zolpidem (Ambien)
tranquilizersReduces anxiety Example: lorazepam (Ativan)
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