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2014-10-18 22:52:47
Drug Names Hospital

Drugs encountered while on clinical rotations
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  1. Coreg (Carvedilol)
    non-selective beta blocker

    Treatment of mild to severe congestive heart failure (CHF) & high blood pressure.
  2. Santyl (Collagenase)
    • Healing of burns and skin ulcers
    • Break up and remove dead skin and tissue
    • Collagenase is an enzyme
  3. Furosemide (Lasix)
    • a loop diuretic (water pill)
    • prevents body from absorbing too much salt
    • allows salt to be passed in urine

    treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder
  4. Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
    Potent centrally acting analgesic drug of the opioid class

    A derivative of morphine

    • commonly used in the hospital setting, mostly intravenously (IV) because
    • its bioavailability orally, rectally, and intranasally is very low
  5. Lisinopril

    Prinivil, Tensopril, Zestril, Hipril
    angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor

    treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and heart attacks
  6. Ranexa (Ranolazine)
    An antianginal medication

    Treatment of chest pain
  7. Tamsulosin (Flomax)
    Improve urination in men with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia aka enlarged prostate)

    • an alpha-blocker
    • relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate
  8. Pradaxa (Dabigatran)
    • oral anticoagulant
    • direct thrombin inhibitors

    offers an alternative to warfarin as the preferred orally administered anticoagulant ("blood thinner") since it does not require frequent blood tests

    GI bleeding common side effect
  9. Zofran (Ondansetron)
    Used alone or with other medications to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer drug treatment (chemotherapy) and radiation therapy

    a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist
  10. Atropine
    keep heart rate stable after a heart attack or during surgery

    dilates the pupils, increases heart rate, and reduces salivation and other secretions