Pharacology Drugs 1

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Pharacology Drugs 1
2011-02-01 22:56:15
Pharmacology Drugs

Pharmacology Medical Drugs
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  1. Lipitor
    • Generic name: atorvastatin
    • Brand name: Lipitor
    • Class: HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, or “stains”
    • Main use: lower LDL, triglycerides and increase HDL; Inhibit HMG-CoA reductase (an enzyme in the liver that is necessary for the production of cholesterol).
  2. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen
    • Generic name: Hydrocodone/acetaminophen
    • Brand name: Vicodin, Vicodin ES
    • Class: hydrocodone-narcotic pain-reliever; non-narcotic pain reliever
    • Main use: treatment of moderate to severe pain
  3. Levothyroxine sodium
    • Generic name: Levothyroxine sodium
    • Brand name: Thyrax, Euthyrox
    • Class: hormone replacement
    • Main use: treatment for hypothyroidism
  4. Amoxicillin
    • Generic name: Amoxicillin
    • Brand name: Amoxil
    • Class: B-lactam antibiotics , moderate-spectrum, bacteriolyticMain use: treat bacterial infections
  5. Lisinopril
    • Generic name: Lisinopril
    • Brand name: Prinivil, Tensopril
    • Class: angiotensin –converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor
    • Main use: treatment of hypertension
  6. Nexium
    • Generic name: Esomeprazole
    • Brand name: Sompraz, Zoleri, Nexium
    • Class: proton pump inhibitorMain use: reduces gastric acid secretion
  7. Synthroid
    • Generic name: Levothyroxine
    • Brand name: Thyrax, Euthyrox
    • Class: hormone replacement
    • Main use: treat hypothyroidism
  8. Lexapro
    • Generic name: Escitalopram
    • Brand name: Lexapro, Cipralex, Seroplex, Lexamil, Lexam
    • Class: antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)
    • Main use: treatment in adults with major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, or panic disorder
  9. Singulair
    • Generic name: Montelukast
    • Brand name: Singulair
    • Class: Leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA)
    • Main use: treatment of asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies
  10. Plavix
    • Generic name: Clopidogrel
    • Brand name: Plavix
    • Class: Thienopyridines class antiplatelet agent
    • Main use: to inhibit blood clots in coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease
  11. Slimvastatin
    • Generic name: Slimvastatin
    • Brand name: Zocor, Simlop, Simcard, Simacor
    • Class: hypolipic drug
    • Main use: to control elevated cholesterol, or hypocholesterolemia
  12. Hydrochlorothiazide
    • Generic name: Hydrochlorothiazide
    • Brand name: Apo-Hydro, Aquazide H, Dichlotride, Hydrodiuril, Hydro Saluric, Microzide, Esidrex, Oretic
    • Class: diuretic drug of the thiazide class
    • Main use: blood-volume reducer; lowers peripheral vascular resistance
  13. Amlodipine besylate
    • Generic name: Amlodipine
    • Brand name: Norvasc
    • Class: dihydropyridine, calcium channel blocker
    • Main use: anti-hypertensive and treatment of angina
  14. Azithromycin
    • Generic name: Azithromycin
    • Brand name: Zithhromax
    • Class: azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics
    • Main use: treat or prevent certain bacterial infections
  15. Warfarin sodium
    • Generic name: Warfarin
    • Brand name: Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan, Lawarin, Waran
    • Class: anticoagulant
    • Main use: preventing thrombosis and embolism
  16. Furosemide
    • Generic name: Furosemide
    • Brand name: Lasix
    • Class: loop diuretic
    • Main use: treatment of congestive heart failure and edema
  17. Advair Diskus
    • Generic name:
    • Brand name: Advair
    • Class: corticosteroid
    • Main use: management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); relieve the symptoms of coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath
  18. Metoprolol tartrate
    • Generic name: Metoprolol
    • Brand name: Lopressor, Toprol XL
    • Class: B1 receptor blocker
    • Main use: treatment of hypertension
  19. Diovan
    • Generic name: Valsartan
    • Brand name: Novartis
    • Class: angiotensin receptor blocker
    • Main use: treatment of hypotension, congestive heart failure, and post-myocardial infarction
  20. Effexor XR
    • Generic name: Venlafaxine
    • Brand name: Effexor, Efexor
    • Class: antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)
    • Main use: treatment of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, comorbid indications in certain anxiety disorders with depression