Medication Name generic name and mechanism of action

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Vitamin C Ascorbic acid.Found in fruits and vegetables such as kale, brussel sprouts, oranges and grapefruits. helps with connective tissue, blood vessels and skins, boosts immune system
AspirinAcetylsalicylic acid. Therapeutic: antipyretics, nonopioid analgesics Pharmacologic: salicylates Aspirin causes several different effects in the body, mainly the reduction of inflammation, analgesia (relief of pain), the prevention of clotting, and the reduction of fever. Much of this is believed to be due to decreased production of prostaglandins (pro-inflammatory) and thromboxane (promote clotting).
Miralax polyethylene glycol. Therapeutic: laxatives Pharmacologic: osmotics. Treatment of occasional constipation. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) in solution acts as an osmotic agent, drawing water into the lumen of the GI tract.
Proscarfinasteride. Therapeutic: hair regrowth stimulants Pharmacologic: androgen inhibitors. Inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which is responsible for converting testosterone to its potent metabolite 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone in prostate, liver, and skin; 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone is partially responsible for prostatic hyperplasia and hair loss. Therapeutic Effects: Reduced prostate size with associated decrease in urinary symptoms. Decreases hair loss; promotes hair regrowth.
Fish Oil 1000mgTherapeutic: lipid-lowering agents. Contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin D. Decreased triglycerides. Anti-inflammatory effects are due to inhibition of leukotriene synthesis. Decreases secretion of very low-density lipoproteins (VLDLs) and increases VLDL clearance.
Flonasefluticasone. Therapeutic:anti-inflammatories (steroidal) Pharmacologic: corticosteroids. Potent, locally acting anti-inflammatory and immune modifier
Zestril 10 mgLisinopril. Therapeutic: antihypertensives Pharmacologic: ACE inhibitors. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors block the conversion of angiotensin I to the vasoconstrictor angiotensin II. ACE inhibitors also prevent the degradation of bradykinin and other vasodilatory prostaglandins. ACE inhibitors also increase plasma renin levels and decrease aldosterone levels. Net result is systemic vasodilation.
MobicMeloxicam. Therapeutic: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents Pharmacologic: nonopioid analgesics. Inhibits prostaglandin synthesis, probably by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase. Therapeutic Effects: Decreased pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis. Also decreases fever.

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