Medication Classifications

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Medication Classifications
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2012-05-23 23:50:19
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  1. Antacids
    Reduce hydrochloric acid in the stomach
  2. Antianemics
    Increase RBC production
  3. Anticholenergics
    Decrease oral secretions
  4. Anticoagulants
    Prevent clot formation
  5. Anticonvulsants
    Used for management of seizures/bipolar disorder
  6. Antidiarrheals
    Decrease gastric motility and reduce water in bowel
  7. Antihistamines
    Block the release of histamine
  8. Antihypertensives
    Lower blood pressure and increase blood flow
  9. Anti-infectives
    Used for the treatment of infections
  10. Bronchodilators
    Dilate large air passages in asthma/lung disease
  11. Diuretics
    Decrease water/sodium from the Loop of Henle
  12. Laxatives
    Promote the passage of stool
  13. Miotics
    Constrict the pupils
  14. Mydriatics
    Dilate the pupils
  15. Narcotics/analgesics
    Relieve moderate to severe pain

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