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Medications

ADHD

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
methylphenidateConcerta ®ADHDStimulant, increases ability to pay attention and stay focused, also used for sleep dissorder
atomxetineStrattera ®ADHDnon stimulant, FDA warning: suicidal thinking in some children
Adderall SRAdderall SR ®ADHDworks changing the amounts of chemicals in the brain, Stimulant
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Anti-anxiety-sedative or hypnotic

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
alprazolamXanax ®Antianxiety-sedative-hypnotic, Benzodiazepineproduces a calming effect, enhances chemicals in body (GABA),
clonazepamKlonopin®/Rivotril®Antianxiety, Benzodiazepineproduces calming effect, also used for seizures ,
lorazepamAtivan®Antianxiety-sedative-hypnotic, Benzodiazepineproduces a calming effect, enhances chemicals in body (GABA),
diazepamValium®Antianxiety & for seizures, Benzodiazepineused to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures. It is also used to relieve muscle spasms and to provide sedation before medical procedures.
oxazepamSerax®Antianxiety-sedative-hypnoti, Benzodiazepineused to treat anxiety and also acute alcohol withdrawal, enhances chemicals in body (GABA),
temazepamRestoril®Antianxiety-sedative-hypnotic, Benzodiazepineused to treat sleep problems, belongs to a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your brain to produce a calming effect.
duloxetineCymbalta®Antidepressant andantianxiety, SSNRItreat depression and anxiety, relieve nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy) in people with diabetes or ongoing pain due to medical conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain, or fibromyalgia, This medication works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances (serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain.
zolpidemAmbien®Sedative-HypnoticSleeping aid, It acts on your brain to produce a calming effect.This medication is usually limited to short treatment periods of 1 to 2 weeks or less.
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Antibiotics

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
amoxicillinAmoxil®Antibiotic, PenicillinAmoxicillin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is a penicillin-type antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
amoxicillinAugmentin®Antibiotic, Penicillin & clavulanateAmoxicillin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is a penicillin-type antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold, flu).
cephalexinKeflex®AntibioticThis medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic.
sulfamethoxazoleSeptra®Antibiotictreat infections due to Nocardia bacteria, Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection, Infection caused by Gram-Positive Bacteria, Infection of Lining of Eye
trimethoprimSeptra®Antibioticantibiotic used to treat bacterial infections
ciprofloxacinCipro®Antibioticused to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics.
doxycyclineVibramycin®Antibioticused to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including those that cause acne. This medication is also used to prevent malaria. This medication is known as a tetracycline antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
levofloxacinLevaquin®Antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
cefdinirOmnicef®Antibioticused to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
penicillinPen-VK®Antibiotican antibiotic used to treat and prevent a wide variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
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Anticonvulsive-antiepileptic

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
gabapentinNeurontin®Anticonvulsantis used with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It is also used to relieve nerve pain following shingles (a painful rash due to herpes zoster infection) in adults. Gabapentin is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug.
clonazepamKlonopin®/Rivotril®Anticonvulsantused to prevent and control seizures.This medication is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is also used to treat panic attacks.
lorazepamAtivan®Anticonvulsantused to treat anxiety and seizures. Works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA).
diazepamValium®Anticonvulsant used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures. It is also used to relieve muscle spasms and to provide sedation before medical procedures.
divalproex sodiumEpival®Anticonvulsantused to treat seizure disorders, certain psychiatric conditions (manic phase of bipolar disorder), and to prevent migraine headaches.
pregabalinLyrica®Anticonvulsantused to treat pain caused by nerve damage due to diabetes or to shingles (herpes zoster) infection. It may also be used to treat nerve pain caused by spinal cord injury. Also used to treat pain in people with fibromyalgia.
phenytoinDilantin®Anticonvulsantused to prevent and control seizures. It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.
carbamazepineTegretol®Anticonvulsant used to relieve certain types of nerve pain (such as trigeminal neuralgia). This medication works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.
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Antidepressant

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
sertralineZoloft®Antidepressant SSRIused to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, decrease fear, anxiety, number of panic attacks.
escitalopramLexapro®Antidepressant SSRIused to treat depression and anxiety. It works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance (serotonin) in the brain. Escitalopram belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).
citalopramCelexa®Antidepressant SSRIused to treat depression. It may improve your energy level and feelings of well-being. Citalopram is known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
fluoxetineProzac®Antidepressant SSRIused to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, a certain eating disorder (bulimia), and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder).
venlafaxineEffexor®Antidepressant SNRIused to treat depression. It may improve your mood and energy level, and may help restore your interest in daily living. Venlafaxine is known as a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI).
paroxetinePaxil®Antidepressant SSRIused to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance (serotonin) in the brain.
trazodoneDesyrel®Antidepressantused to treat depression. It may help to improve your mood, appetite, and energy level as well as decrease anxiety and insomnia related to depression. Works by helping to restore the balance of a certain chemical (serotonin) in the brain.
duloxetineCymbalta®Antidepressant and antianxiety SSNRIused to treat depression and anxiety. In addition, duloxetine is used to help relieve nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy) in people with diabetes or conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain, or fibromyalgia.
amitriptylineElavil®Antidepressant TCAnasty to OD on, cardiac arrythmias, used to treat mental/mood problems such as depression.This medication belongs to a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants.
nortriptymineAventyl®Antidepressant TCAnasty to OD on, cardiac arrythmias, used to treat mental/mood problems such as depression. Belongs to a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants.
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Anti-diabetics

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
metforminGlucophage®Antidiabetic-oralused with a proper diet and exercise to control high blood sugar. It is used in patients with type 2 Diabetes. Helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems.
pioglitazoneActos®Antidiabetic-oralused along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. It works by helping to restore your body's proper response to insulin, thereby lowering your blood sugar.
glimepirideAmaryl®Antidiabetic-oralused to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Glimepiride belongs to the class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. It lowers blood sugar by causing the release of your body's natural insulin.
sitagliptinJanuvia®Antidiabetic-oralused in people with type 2 diabetes. Sitagliptin is an anti-diabetic drug that works by increasing levels of natural substances called incretins. Incretins help to control blood sugar by increasing insulin release, especially after a meal.
glyburideDiaBeta®Antidiabetic-oralused to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Glyburide belongs to the class of drugs known as sulfonylureas. It lowers blood sugar by causing the release of your body's natural insulin.
insulinNovolin®Antidiabetic-injectableused in people with diabetes. This man-made insulin product is the same as human insulin. It replaces the insulin that your body would normally make. It works by helping blood sugar (glucose) get into cells so your body can use it for energy.
insulinLantus®Antidiabetic-injectable used in people with diabetes. Insulin Glargine is a man-made product that is similar to human insulin.
insulinHumulin®Antidiabetic-injectableused in people with diabetes.This man-made insulin product is the same as human insulin. It replaces the insulin that your body would normally make.
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Steroid - antiinflammatory

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
prednisoneSterapred®Anti-inflammant Steroidused to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood disorders, breathing problems, severe allergies, skin diseases, cancer, eye problems, and immune system disorders. Prednisone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids.
methyl-prednisoloneMedrol®Anti-inflammant Steroidused to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye conditions, skin/kidney/intestinal/lung diseases, and immune system disorders.This medication is a corticosteroid hormone.
mometasoneNasonex®Anti-inflammant used to prevent and treat seasonal and year-round allergy symptoms (such as stuffy/runny nose, itching, and sneezing). It is also used to treat certain growths in the nose (nasal polyps). Mometasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing swelling (inflammation) in the nasal passages.
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Anti-nausea

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
promethazinePhenergan®Antinauseant (anti-emetic)used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting. Promethazine is an antihistamine and works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Its other effects (such as anti-nausea, calming, pain relief) may work by affecting other natural substances (such as acetylcholine) and by acting directly on certain parts of the brain.
dimenhydrinateGravol ®Antinauseant H- Anti-nausea an antihistamine used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness.
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Erectile Dysfunction-PDE-5

 

GenericBrandClassificationDescription
sildenafilViagra® or Revatio®Erectile dysfunction-PDE-5Also used for pulmonary artery hypertension
tadalafilCialis ®Erectile dysfunction-PDE-5Tadalafil is also used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH).Tadalafil is thought to work by relaxing the smooth muscle in the prostate and bladder.
VardenafilLevitra ® or Staxyn ®Erectile dysfunction-PDE-5
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