Essential Drug List - names, class & action
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- Brand name - Zovirax
- Class - Anti-herpes virus agent
- Action - phosphorylated intracellularly by herpes virus thymidine kinase which competitively inhibits herpes virus DNA polymerase & prevents DNA elongation
- Brand name - Zyloprim, Progout, Allorin, Apo-allopurinol
- Class - Antihyperuricaemic
- Action - competitive & non-competitive xanthine oxidase inhibitor
- Brand name - Midamor
- Action - diuretic; interferes with K/Na exchange in distal tubule, cortical collecting tubule, collecting duct; decrease Ca excretion, increase Mg excretion
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