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used- to manage moderate to severe pain

work- by altering perception of and response to painful stimuli


used- to manage moderate to severe pain of tension headaches

work- by relieving pain and relaxing muscle contactions


used- to manage mild to moderate pain and reduce fever

work- by relieving pain and reducing fever


used-to produce local anesthesia through loss of feeling to a body part.


used- to treat heartburn, hyperacidity, indigestion, an gastroesophageal reflux disease and promote healing of ulcers

work- by neutralizing gastric acid to relieve gastric pain and irritation.

anti-Alzheimer agents

used-to treat mild to moderate dementia associated with Alzheimer disease

work-by elevating acetylcholine concentration in the cerebral cortex

antianemics-Iron Supplments

used- to prevent or cure iron deficiency anemia

work- by increasing amt. of iron in body

antianemics-Vitamin B12 injections

used-to treat pernicious anemia

work-by increasing amt. of vitamin B12 in body

antianemics-Folic Acid Supplements

used-to promote normal fetal development

work-by stimulating production of RBC's, WBC's & platelets.


used-to relieve or prevent angina attacks

work-by increasing blood supply to myocardial tissue

antianxiety agents

used-to treat anxiety

work- at many levels in central nervous system to produce anxiolytic(anxiety relieving) effect


used-to decrease preoperatively oral and respiratory secretions

work- by blocking effects o acetylcholine in autonomic nervous system


used-to prevent and treat venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and myocardial infarction by preventing clot extension and formation

work- by delaying or preventing blood coagulation


used-to prevent o relieve seizures

work- by decreasing incidence and severity of seizures


used- to prevent, cure, or alleviate depression and to treat anxiety disorders and obsessive-convulsive disorder

work-by inhibiting reuptake of neurotransmitters in the CNS

antidiabetics-Oral Hypoglycemics

used- to manage non-insulin dependent type 2 diabetes mellitus

work-by stimulating release of insulin from pancreas and increasing sensitivity to insulin


used- to manage diabetes mellitus

work-by reducing blood glucose levels


used-to control and relieve diarrhea

work-b inhibiting peristalsis, reducing fecal volume and preventing loss of fluids and elecrolytes


used-to control or prevent cardiac dysrhythmias

work-by decreasing myocardial excitability and slowing conduction velocity


used-to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting

work- by depressing chemoreceptor trigger zone in CNS to inhibit nausea and vomiting


used-to relieve discomfort of excess gas and bloating in GI Tract

work-by causing coalescence of gas bubbles in intestinal tract


used-to treat fungal infections

work-by killing or inhibiting growth or susceptible fungi

antigout Agents

used-to prevent attacks of gout

work-by inhibiting production of uric acid


used-to treat worm infections

work-by destroying worms


used-to relieve symptoms associated with allergies

work-by blocking effects of histamine at histamine receptor sites


used-to manage hypertension

work-by causing systemic vasodilation to reduce blood pressure

antiimpotence Agents

used-to treat erectile dysfunction

work-by promoting increased blood flow to penis


used-to treat infections

work-by killing or inhibiting growth of bacteria

antiinflammatory Agents

used-to relieve signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in adults

work-by deceasing pain and inflammation


used-to treat bipolar affective disorders

work-by altering cation transport in nerves and muscles


used-in acute treatment of migraine attacks

work-by causing vasoconstriction in large intracranial arteries