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Medications III

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Medications III

Cholesterol lowering

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
atorvastatinLipitor®Cholesterol loweringused along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver.
pravastatinPravachol®Cholesterol loweringused along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver.
rosuvastatinCrestor®Cholesterol loweringused along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver.
simvastatinZocor®Cholesterol loweringused along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver.
fenofibrateLipidil ®Cholesterol loweringused along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It works by increasing the natural substance (enzyme) that breaks down fats in the blood. Fenofibrate belongs to a group of drugs known as "fibrates." Lowering triglycerides in people with very high triglyceride blood levels may decrease the risk of pancreas disease (pancreatitis).
ezetimibeZetia®Cholesterol loweringused along with a low cholesterol/low fat diet and exercise to help lower cholesterol in the blood.Ezetimibe works by reducing the amount of cholesterol your body absorbs from your diet. Reducing cholesterol may help prevent strokes and heart attacks.
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Gastro-intestinal

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
domperidoneMotilium®GI drugHelps to empty stomach,reducing reflux,
pantaprazolePantoloc®GI drugProton Pump Inhibitor
esomeprazoleNexium®GI drugProton Pump Inhibitor, used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus.
omeprazoleLosecGI drugProton Pump Inhibitor, used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus.
lansoprazolePrevacid®GI drugProton Pump Inhibitor, used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus.
famotidinePepcid®GI drugH2 receptor blocker, It works by reducing the amount of acid in your stomach. It is used to prevent and treat heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach (acid indigestion).
ranitidineZantac®GI drugH2 receptor blocker, used to treat ulcers of the stomach and intestines and prevent them from coming back after they have healed. This medication is also used to treat certain stomach and throat (esophagus) problems (such as erosive esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease-GERD, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes.
cimetedineTagemetGI drugH2 receptor blocker, used to treat ulcers of the stomach and intestines and prevent them from coming back after they have healed. This medication is also used to treat certain stomach and throat (esophagus) problems caused by too much stomach acid (e.g., Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, erosive esophagitis) or a backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus (acid reflux disease/GERD).
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Anti-psychotics

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
clozapineClozaril®Antipsychoticsused to treat certain mental/mood disorders (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders). Clozapine is a psychiatric medication (anti-psychotic type) that works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.Clozapine decreases hallucinations and helps prevent suicide in people who are likely to try to harm themselves.
olanzapineZyprexa®Antipsychoticsused to treat certain mental/mood conditions (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. This medication can help to decrease hallucinations and help you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less agitated, and take a more active part in everyday life.
loxapineLoxapac®Antipsychoticsused to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia). This medicine helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can reduce aggression and the desire to hurt yourself/others. It may also help to decrease hallucinations (such as hearing/seeing things that are not there).
quetiapineSeroquel®AntipsychoticsThis medication is used to treat certain mental/mood conditions (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, sudden episodes of mania or depression associated with bipolar disorder).
chlorpromazineLargactil®Antipsychoticssed to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, manic phase of bipolar disorder, severe behavioral problems in children). It can reduce aggressive behavior and the desire to hurt yourself/others. It may also help to decrease hallucinations
flupenazineModecate®AntipsychoticsThis medication is used to treat symptoms of a certain type of mental/mood condition (schizophrenia). Fluphenazine belongs to a class of medications called phenothiazines and is also referred to as a neuroleptic. It works by affecting the balance of natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
haloperidolHaldol®Antipsychotics used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders). It can also help prevent suicide in people who are likely to harm themselves. It also reduces aggression and the desire to hurt others. It can decrease negative thoughts and hallucinations.
ziprasidoneZeldox®Antipsychoticsused to treat certain mental/mood disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). This medication can decrease hallucinations, belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
risperidoneRisperdal®Antipsychoticsused to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, irritability associated with autistic disorder).
aripiprazoleAbilify®Antipsychoticsused to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette's disorder, and irritability associated with autistic disorder). It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression.
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Pain relief (narcotic/opioid)

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
hydrocodoneVicodin®Pain ReliefNarcotic, used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains an opioid (narcotic) pain reliever (hydrocodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever.
oxycodonePercocet®Pain ReliefNarcotic, used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains an opioid (narcotic) pain reliever (hydrocodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever.
propoxypheneDarvocet®Pain ReliefNarcotic
acetaminophen-codeine-caffeineTylenol 3®Pain ReliefNarcotic, used to help relieve mild to moderate pain. It contains an opioid (narcotic) pain reliever (codeine) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Codeine works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever.
oxycodoneOxycontin®Pain ReliefNarcotic, used to help relieve severe ongoing pain (such as due to cancer). Oxycodone belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
tramadolUltram® or Tramacet®Pain Relieftargets opiod receptors but Nonnarcotic, used to help relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Tramadol is similar to opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
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Pain relief - antiinflammatory - NSAID

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
ibuprofenAdvil®Pain Relief-anti-inflammatory, NSAIDused to relieve pain from various conditions such as headache, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, or arthritis, works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation.
naproxenAleve® or Naproxyn®Pain Relief-anti-inflammatory, NSAIDused to relieve mild to moderate pain from various conditions. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation.
celecoxibCelebrex®Pain Relief-anti-inflammatory, NSAIDCOX used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain in adults. It is usually used before or after medical procedures or after surgery. 2 inhibitor so easy on the stomach, relieves pain and swelling (inflammation). It is used to treat arthritis, acute pain, and menstrual pain and discomfort.
ketorolacTorodol®Pain Relief-anti-inflammatory, NSAIDused for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain in adults. It is usually used before or after medical procedures or after surgery.
diclofenacArthrotec®Pain Relief-anti-inflammatory, NSAIDused to relieve pain, swelling (inflammation), and joint stiffness caused by arthritis. Reducing these symptoms helps you do more of your normal daily activities. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
ASAAspirin®Pain Relief-anti-inflammatory, NSAIDused to reduce fever and relieve mild to moderate pain from conditions such as muscle aches, toothaches, common cold, and headaches. It may also be used to reduce pain and swelling in conditions such as arthritis. Aspirin is known as a salicylate and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
ibuprofenMotrin® / Advil®Pain Relief-anti-inflammatory, NSAIDused to relieve pain from various conditions such as headache, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, or arthritis. It is also used to reduce fever and to relieve minor aches and pain due to the common cold or flu.
meloxicamMobicox®Pain Relief-anti-inflammatory, NSAIDused to treat arthritis. It reduces pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. Meloxicam is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
diclofenacVoltaren®Pain Relief-anti-inflammatory, NSAIDused to relieve pain, swelling (inflammation), and joint stiffness caused by arthritis. Reducing these symptoms helps you do more of your normal daily activities. This medication is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
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Muscle relaxant

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
cyclobenzaprineFlexeril®Muscle relaxant, used short-term to treat muscle spasms. It is usually used along with rest and physical therapy.
carisoprodolSoma®Muscle relaxant, used short-term to treat muscle pain and discomfort. It is usually used along with rest, physical therapy, and other treatments. It works by helping to relax the muscles.
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Genito - urinary Rx

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
AllopurinolZyloprim®GU drugused to treat gout and certain types of kidney stones. It is also used to prevent increased uric acid levels in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. These patients can have increased uric acid levels due to release of uric acid from the dying cancer cells. Allopurinol works by reducing the amount of uric acid made by the body.
tamsulosinFlomax®GU drugused by men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH). It does not shrink the prostate, but it works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the bladder. This helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate often or urgently (including during the middle of the night).
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Hormonal or mineral aid

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
levothyroxineSynthroid® or Eltroxin®Hormone replacementThyroid
estrogenPremarin®Hormone replacementEstrogen
folic acidFolvite®Mineral supplement
alendronateFosamax®Prevents and treats osteoporosis
cholecalciferolFosavance ®Prevents and treats osteoporosis
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