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Adriamycin
Action: cytotoxic

Use: used to produce regression antibiotic in disseminated neoplastic conditions.
Albuterol
(Ventolin, Proventil)
Action: antiasthmatic / bronchodilators

Use: bronchospasms in reversible obstructive airway disease
Aldactazide
Action: diuretic & antihypertensive

Use: used for the rx of edematous conditions due to CHF (congestive heart failure), cirrhosis of the liver, and essential hypertension
Aldomet
Action: antihypertensive

Use: used in the management of hypertension
Aldoril
Action: antihypertensive

Use: used for the rx of severe essential hypertension and in malignant hypertension
Alkeran
Action: antineoplastic

Use: used for palliation in multiple myeloma and nonresectable epithelial ovarian carcinoma
Allopurinol
Action: unclassified agent

Use: used in the treatment of gout
Alupent
Action: bronchodilator

Use: used in the rx of bronchial asthma and reversible bronchospasm in bronchitis and emphysema
Amikacin
(Amikin)
Action: antibiotic

Use: used in the short-term rx of serious Gram-negative bacterial infections
Aminophylline
Action: bronchodilator, pulmonary vasodilator, smooth muscle relaxant

Use: used for relief and/or prevention of symptoms from asthma and reversible bronchospasms in bronchitis and emphysema
Amoxicillin
(Trimox, Amoxil)
Action: antibiotic

Use: used in the rx of infections due to Gram-negative and Gram-positive organisms
Ampicillin
Action: antibacterial

Use: used in the rx of Gram-negative bacteria
Ancef
Action: antibiotic

Use: used in the rx of serious respiratory tract, urinary tract, biliary tract, skin, bone and genital infections, septicemia, and endocarditis
Apresoline
Action: antihypertensive

Use: used for the management of essential hypertension
Ascriptin
Action: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic

Use: used in the rx of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other arthritic conditions
Atarax
Action: anxiolytic

Use: used for the relief of anxiety and tension associated with psychoneurosis and as an adjunct in organic disease states in which anxiety is manifested
Ativan
Action: anxiolytic

Use: used for the management of anxiety disorders
Augmentin
Action: antibiotic, anti-infective

Use: UTI(urinary tract infection), lower respiratory tract infection, otitis media
Bactrim
Action: antibacterial

Use: used for the rx of urinary tract infections, acute otitis media, bronchitis in adults, and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonitis
Benadryl
Action: antihistamine

Use: used for the rx of perennial and seasonal allergies due to inhalant allergens and foods; motion sickness; and Parkinsonism
Bentyl
Action: smooth muscle relaxant

Use: used for the rx of functional bowel/irritable bowel syndrome
Betadine
Action: antiseptic

Use: used for disinfection of topical wounds
Brethine
Action: bronchodilator

Use: used for the rx of bronchial asthmas and reversible bronchospasm in bronchitis and emphysema
Bronkosol
Action: bronchodilator

Use: used for the rx of bronchial asthma and reversible bronchospasm in bronchitis and emphysema
Cardizem
Action: calcium channel blocker

Use: angina, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter
Chloromycetin
Action: antibiotic

Use: used for the rx of serious infections
Cimetidine
(Tagamet)
Action: histamine

Use: used for the short-term rx of antagonist
Cipro
Action: anti-infective, antibacterial

Use: used for UTI (urinary tract infection), lower respiratory tract infection, bone and joint infection
Cisplatin
Action: antineoplastic

Use: used for testicular, ovarian, and bladder carcinomas
Clindamycin
Action: antibiotic

Use: used for the rx of bacterial and parasitic infections
Clinoril
Action: anti-inflammatory

Use: used for the rx of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Clonidine
(Catapres)
Action: antihypertensive

Use: used for hypertension, reduces blood pressure rapidly
Colace
Action: stool softener

Use: used in constipation due to hard stools, in painful anorectal conditions, in cardiac and other conditions in which maximum ease of passage is desirable
Compazine
Action: antiemetic, anxiolytic

Use: used for control of severe nausea and vomiting, and for the short-term rx of generalized non-psychotic anxiety
Coumadin
Action: anticoagulant

Use: used for prophylaxis and rx of venous thrombosis, atrial fibrillation with embolization, and pulmonary embolism
Cytoxan
Action: antineoplastic

Use: used to slow all growth in leukemia, myeloma, lymphoma, breast, ovarian, and lung cancers
Dalmane
Action: hypnotic

Use: used for the rx of insomnia
Darvocet-N
Action: analgesic

Use: used for relief of mild to moderate pain
Decadron
Action: anti-inflammatory

Use: used for rx of endocrine and allergic rheumatic disorders, ophthalmic, respiratory, and hematological disorders
Demerol
Action: analgesic

Use: used for relief of moderate to severe pain
Desyrel
Action: antidepressant

Use: used for rx of depression
Diabinese
Action: antidiabetic

Use: used to control mild to moderately severe adult-onset diabetes
Digitalis
Action: cardiotonic

Use: used to increase the force of myocardial contractions and as a conduction system depressant to decrease heart rate.
Digoxin
(Lanoxin)
Action: cardiotonic

Use: used in the rx of CHF (congestive heart failure)
Dilantin
Action: antiepileptic

Use: used for control of tonic-clonic and psychomotor seizures
Dilaudid
Action: narcotic, analgesic

Use: used for the relief of pain
Diltiazem
Action: calcium blocker

Use: used to dilate coronary arteries in angina
Dolobid
Action: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic

Use: used for management of acute or long-term osteoarthritis and mild to moderate pain
Dopamine
Action: vasopressor

Use: used to increase cardiac and urinary output in shock syndrome due to myocardial infarctions, trauma, renal failure, and septicemia
Dyazide
Action: diuretic / antihypertensive

Use: used for rx of edema and hypertension
Ecotrin
Action: analgesic

Use: used for relief of minor aches and pains of arthritis and rheumatism
Elavil
Action: antidepressant

Use: used for relief of symptoms of depression
Epinephrine
Action: bronchodilator, cardiotonic

Use: most commonly used to relieve (Adrenaline) respiratory distress due to bronchospasm and to restore cardiac rhythm in cardiac arrest
Erythromycin
Action: antibiotic

Use: used for rx of upper and lower respiratory tract, skin, and soft tissue infections
Euthroid
Action: thyroid preparation

Use: used for rx of hypothyroidism, simple goiter, and subacute or chronic thyroiditis
Feosol
Action: hematinic

Use: used for rx of iron deficiency anemia
Flexeril
Action: skeletal muscle relaxant

Use: used as adjunct to rest and physical therapy for relief of muscle spasm
5-Fluorouracil
Action: antineoplastic

Use: used for palliative management of carcinoma of colon, rectum, breast, stomach, and pancreas
Garamycin
Action: aminoglycoside

Use: used for rx of serious infections caused by susceptible strains of Pseudomonas, E. coli, Proteus, Klebsiella-Serratia, Citrobacter, and Staphylococcus
Glucophage
Action: antidiabetic

Use: used to treat non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
Halcion
Action: hypnotic

Use: used for short-term management of insomnia characterized by difficulty in falling asleep
Haldol
Action: tranquilizer

Use: used for management of manifestations of psychiatric disorders
Heparin
Action: anticoagulant

Use: used for prophylaxis and rx of venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, prevention of cerebral thrombosis, and rx of consumptive coagulopathies
Hydralzine
Action: antihypertensive

Use: used in the management of hypertension
Hydrochlorothiazide
Action: diuretic / antihypertensive

Use: used in the management of hypertension, also adjunctive therapy in edema associated with congestive heart failure, hepatic cirrhosis, and corticosteroid and estrogen therapy.
Hydrocortisone
Action: anti-inflammatory

Use: used to relieve symptoms of rheumatic disorders; replacement therapy for endogenous hormones
Hydrodiuril
Action: diuretic and antihypertensive

Use: used for adjunctive therapy in edema associated with congestive heart failure, hepatic cirrhosis, and corticosteroid and estrogen therapy; management of hypertension
Hygroton
Action: diuretic and antihypertensive

Use: used for management of hypertension; adjunctive therapy in edema associated with congestive heart failure, and rental dysfunction
Imuran
Action: immunosuppressive

Use: used in prevention of rejection in renal homotransplantation, and for management of severe, active rheumatoid arthritis
Inderal
(Propranolol)
Action: beta-adrenergic blocking agent

Use: used for rx of hypertension, long-term management of angina pectoris due to coronary atherosclerosis and cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, and migraine.
Insulin
Action: antidiabetic

Use: many varieties of injectable insulin including beef, pork, and human are available for treatment of diabetes
Isoptin
(Verapamil)
Action: calcium antagonist

Use: used for conversion to sinus rhythm of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias
Isordil
Action: smooth muscle relaxant

Use: used for the rx of acute angina attacks
Kaon
Action: potassium

Use: used for rx of hypokalemia and digitalis intoxication
Kaflex
Action: antibiotic

Use: used for rx of infections
Kefzol
Action: antibiotic

Use: used for rx of respiratory tract, genitourinary tract, biliary tract, skin and soft tissue, bone and joint infections, and endocarditis
Lanoxin
Action: cardiotonic

Use: used in treatment of arrhythmias and low-output cardiac failure
Lasix
Action: diuretic

Use: used in the rx of edema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and renal disease including the nephrotic syndrome
Leukeran
(Chlorambucil)
Action: antineoplastic

Use: used for rx of chronic lymphatic leukemia and malignant lymphomas
Librium
Action: sedative

Use: used for management of anxiety disorders and withdrawl symptoms of acute alcoholism
Lidocaine
Action: antiarrhythmic

Use: used for rx of ventricular arrhythmias
Lithium
Action: psychotherapeutic

Use: used in rx of manic episodes of manic-depressive illness
Lopressor
Action: antihypertensive

Use: used for management of hypertension
Lovastatin
Action: cholesterol-lowering agent

Use: used for reduction of elevated total LDL levels in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia
Mandol
Action: antibiotic

Use: used for rx of serious respiratory, urinary, skin, and bone infections, and peritonitis and septicemia
Meclomen
Action: anti-inflammatory

Use: used for rx of acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Mellaril
Action: tranquilizer

Use: used for short-term rx of moderate to marked depression and for rx of symptoms such as agitation, anxiety, and tension; rx for behavioral problems in children
Metamucil
Action: laxative

Use: rx for chronic constipation
Methotrexate
Action: antineoplastic

Use: used for rx rheumatoid arthritis, acute leukemia, head & neck cancer, ectopic pregnancy
Minipress
Action: antihypertensive

Use: used for rx of gestational choriocarcinoma, chorioadenoma destruens, and hydatidiform mole
Minoxidil
Action: antihypertensive

Use: used for rx of hypertension
Motrin
Action: analgesic and antipyretic

Use: used for relief of signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis; rx for primary dysmenorrhea; and provides relief of mild to moderate pain
Mustargen
Action: antineoplastic

Use: used for rx of Hodgkin's disease, lymphosarcoma, chronic leukemias, and bronchogenic carcinoma
Mycostatin
(Nystatin)
Action: antibiotic

Use: used for rx of candidiasis
Mylanta
Action: antacid

Use: used for relief of symptoms associated with gastric hyperacidity and trapped gas
Myleran
Action: antineoplastic

Use: used for rx of chronic myelogenous leukemia
Mylicon
Action: antiflatulent

Use: used for relief of the painful symptoms of excess gas in the digestive system
Nipride
Action: hypotensive

Use: used for immediate reduction of blood pressure
Nitroglycerine
Action: muscle relaxant

Use: used for prophylaxis and rx of angina pectoris
Norflex
Action: analgesic and anticholinergic

Use: used for relief of discomfort associated with acute painful musculoskeletal conditions
Norpace
Action: antiarrhythmic

Use: used for suppression and prevention of recurrence of some cardiac arrhythmias
Norpramin
Action: antidepressant

Use: used for relief of symptoms in various depressive syndromes, especially endogenous depression
Norvasc
Action: calcium channel blocker

Use: used for hypertension; angina
Oncovin
(Vincristine)
Action: antineoplastic

Use: used in rx of acute leukemia and useful in combination with other drugs for some lymphomas and sarcomas
Orinase
(Tolbutamide)
Action: antidiabetic

Use: used for management of diabetes mellitus of stable type without acute complications
Paxil
Action: antidepressant

Use: used for depression
Pentamidine
Action: antiprotozoal

Use: used against Pneumocystis carinii
Periactin
Action: antihistamine

Use: used for allergic reactions and urticaria
Persantine
Action: coronary vasodilator

Use: therapy for chronic angina pectoris
Phenergan
Action: antihistamine

Use: used for allergic rhinitis, control of nausea and vomiting, sedation, and motion sickness
Phenobarbital
Action: anticonvulsant sedative and hypnotic

Use: used for prophylactic management of all forms of epilepsy
Prednisone
Action: glucocorticoid

Use: used for its immunosuppressant effects and for relief of inflammations; used in arthritis, polymyositis, and other systemic diseases.
Prilosec
Action: anti-ulcer

Use: used for gastric and duodenal ulcer; gastroesophageal reflux disease
Procan
(Procainamide)
Action: antiarrhythmic

Use: used for rx of premature ventricular contractions, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
Procardia
(Nifedipine)
Action: antianginal

Use: used for rx of vasospastic angina and chronic stable angina
Prolixin
Action: antipsychotic

Use: used for management of chronic schizophrenia
Pronestyl
Action: depresses excitability of cardiac muscle

Use: used in rx of cardiac arrhythmias
Prozac
Action: antidepressant

Use: used for depression
Quinidine
Action: antiarrhythmic

Use: used in rx of cardiac arrhythmias
Ranitidine
(Zantac)
Action: antisecretory

Use: used for short-term rx of active duodenal ulcer and rx of pathological hypersecretory states
Restoril
Action: hypnotic

Use: used for relief of insomnia
Riopan
Action: antacid

Use: used for relief of heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion, and upset stomach
Septra DS
Action: antibacterial

Use: used for rx of urinary tract infections and acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
Solu-Cortef
Action: anti-inflammatory, adrenocortical steroid

Use: used for acute exacerbations of allergies; rheumatic, respiratory, GI, and hematology disorders
Streptokinase
Action: fibrinolytic

Use: used for lysis of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, arterial thrombosis and embolism, and coronary artery thrombosis.
Surfak
Action: stool softener

Use: used for fecal softening without propulsion action to accomplish defecation
Synthroid
Action: hormone

Use: used for replacement therapy for reduced or absent thyroid function of any etiology
Tenormin
Action: antihypertensive

Use: used for management of hypertension
Theo-Dur
Action: bronchodilator

Use: used for relief of bronchial asthma symptoms and for reversible bronchospasm associated with chronic bronchitis and emphysema
Theophylline
Action: bronchodilator, pulmonary vasodilator, smooth muscle relaxant

Use: used for rx of bronchial obstruction in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Thiotepa
Action: antineoplastic

Use: used in rx of adenocarcinomas of breast and ovary and for controlling intracavitary effusions.
Thorazine
Action: psychotropic

Use: used for the management of manifestations of psychotic disorders.
Tobramycin
Action: antibiotic

Use: used for rx of serious bacterial infections
Tolectin
Action: anti-inflammatory

Use: used for relief of signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Tonocard
(Tocainide)
Action: antiarrhythmic

Use: used for rx of ventricular arrhythmias
Traxene
Action: CNS-depressant

Use: used for management of anxiety disorders indicated as adjunctive therapy in the management of partial seizures and for relief of acute alcohol withdrawal
Tylenol
Action: analgesic / antipyretic

Use: used for relief of pain and/or fever
Valium
Action: anxiolytic

Use: used for management of anxiety disorder; relief of acute agitation, tremor, and hallucinosis in acute alcohol withdrawal.
Vasotec
Action: ace inhibitor

Use: used for hypertension, heart failure
Veetids
Action: anti-infective, antibiotic

Use: used for mild to moderately severe infections
Velban
Action: antineoplastic

Use: used for palliative rx of a variety of malignant and neoplastic conditions
Vicodin
Action: analgesic, antipyretic

Use: used for relief of moderately severe pain
Wytensin
Action: antihypertensive

Use: used for rx of hypertension
Zantac
Action: antisecretory

Use: used for short-term rx of active duodenal ulcer
Zaroxolyn
Action: diuretic/saluretic/ antihypertensive

Use: used in management of hypertension and rx of edema
Zestril
Action: ace inhibitor

Use: used for hypertension, heart failure
Zithromax
Action: antibiotic, anti-infective

Use: used for respiratory tract infections, skin infections
Zocor
Action: antilipemic agent

Use: used for hypercholestrolemia
Zoloft
Action: antidepressant

Use: used for depression
Zovirax
Action: antiviral

Use: used in rx of herpes viruses