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  1. Xyzal
    Generic Name: levocetirizine (LEE voe se TIR a zeen)

    usage: Treating allergy symptoms and chronic hives.
  2. Fentora
    • Generic Name: fentanyl citrate
    • Dosage Form: buccal tablet

    • usage: to treat "breakthrough" cancer pain that is not controlled by other
    • medicines
  3. Catapres-TTS
    • Generic Name: clonidine (KLOE ni deen)
    • (transdermal)

    usage: to treat hypertension (high blood pressure)
  4. Clarinex
    Generic Name: desloratadine (DES lor A ta deen)

    usage: to treat the symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose. It is also used to treat skin hives and itching in people with chronic skin reactions.
  5. Avandamet
    • Generic Name: metformin and rosiglitazone
    • (met FOR min and ROE zi GLI tazone)

    • usage: contains a combination of metformin and rosiglitazone, two oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels.
    • Avandamet is for people with type 2 diabetes who do not use daily
    • insulin injections. This medication is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
  6. Astelin
    Generic Name: azelastine nasal (a ZEL uh steen)

    usage: prevents sneezing, itching, runny nose, and other nasal symptoms of allergies.
  7. Ultram ER
    Generic Name: tramadol (TRAM a dol)

    usage: used to treat moderate to severe pain. Tramadol extended-release is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain when treatment is needed around the clock.
  8. Zovirax topical
    Generic Name: acyclovir topical (a SYE klo veer)

    • usage: an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection.
    • Acyclovir topical cream is used to treat cold sores.
    • Acyclovir topical ointment is used to treat genital herpes lesions.
  9. Valcyte
    • Generic Name: valganciclovir
    • (val gan SYE kloe veer)

    • usage: treats cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the eye in adults with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Valganciclovir also prevents
    • CMV infection in adults and children who have received an organ transplant (heart, kidney, or kidney-pancreas).
  10. Uroxatral
    Generic Name: alfuzosin (al FUE zoe sin)

    • usage: relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate.
    • Uroxatral is used to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
  11. Lialda
    Generic Name: mesalamine (oral) (me SAL a meen)

    usage: to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis. Lialda is also used to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from recurring
  12. Temodar
    • Generic Name: temozolomide
    • (TEM oh ZOE loe mide)

    • usage: used together with radiation therapy to treat certain types of brain tumor in adults. It is sometimes given after other cancer medications
    • have been tried without successful treatment of the tumor.
  13. Pentasa
    Generic Name: mesalamine (oral) (me SAL a meen)

    usage: to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis. Pentasa is also used to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from recurring
  14. Allegra-D 24 Hour
    Generic Name: fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine (FEX oh FEN a deen and SOO doe ee FED rin)

    • usage: to treat sneezing, cough, runny or stuffy nose, itchy or watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other symptoms of allergies and the
    • common cold
  15. Propecia
    Generic Name: finasteride (fih NAH steh ride)

    usage: for the treatment of male pattern hair loss on the vertex and the anterior mid-scalp area.
  16. Vivelle-DOT
    • Generic Name: estradiol
    • transdermal (ess tra DYE ol tranz DERM al)

    • usage: transdermal skin patches are used to treat certain symptoms of menopause such as dryness, burning, and itching of the vaginal area.
    • Estradiol transdermal also reduces urgency or irritation of urination.
    • Estradiol skin patches are also used to treat ovarian disorders, infertility, and abnormal vaginal bleeding. Some estradiol skin patches are used to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis.
  17. Zegerid
    Generic Name: omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate (oh ME pray zol and SO dee um by KAR bon ate)

    usage: to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid production
  18. Premarin Vaginal
    • Generic Name: conjugated estrogens (vaginal)
    • (KON joo gay ted ES troe jenz)

    usage: to treat the vaginal symptoms of menopause such as dryness, burning, irritation, and painful sexual intercourse.
  19. Exelon Patch
    • Generic Name: rivastigmine
    • Dosage Form: patch, extended release

    usage: for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease.
  20. Prempro
    • Generic Name: conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone
    • (KON joo GAY ted ES troe jenz and
    • me DOX ee proe JES ter one)

    • usage: to treat the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, and vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation, and to prevent thinning of the bones
    • (osteoporosis).
  21. Prandin
    Generic Name: repaglinide (oral) (re PAG li nide)

    usage: an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. This medication lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin.
  22. Imitrex Oral
    • Generic Name: sumatriptan (oral/nasal)
    • (soo ma TRIP tan)

    • usage: to treat migraine headaches. Imitrex will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of
    • attacks
  23. Veramyst
    Generic Name: fluticasone nasal (floo TIK a sone)

    usage: to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies.
  24. Taclonex
    • Generic Name: betamethasone and calcipotriene (topical) (BAY ta METH a sone and
    • KAL si poe TRYE een)

    usage: to treat psoriasis vulgaris. It reduces swelling, relieves itching, and constricts blood vessels.
  25. Xopenex HFA
    Generic Name: levalbuterol (leh val BYOO ter all)

    usage: to treat reversible obstructive airway conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
  26. Duac Care System
    • Generic Name: benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin topical
    • (BEN zoyl per OX ide and clin da MYE sin)

    usage: to treat acne. an antibiotic that prevents bacteria from growing on the skin.
  27. Klor-Con
    • Generic Name: potassium chloride
    • (poe TASS ee um)

    usage: to prevent or to treat low blood levels of potassium (hypokalemia).
  28. Epipen
    Generic Name: epinephrine injection (EP i NEF rin)

    • usage: to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to insect stings or bites, foods, drugs, and other allergens. EpiPen is also used to treat
    • exercise-induced anaphylaxis.
  29. Avinza

    Generic Name: morphine (MOR feen)

    usage: to treat moderate to severe pain. It is for use when around-the-clock pain relief is needed. It is not for treating pain just after surgery unless you were already taking morphine before the surgery.
  30. Atacand
    Generic Name: candesartan (kan de SAR tan)

    usage: to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
  31. Elmiron
    • Generic Name: pentosan polysulfate sodium
    • (PEN toe san POL ee SUL fate SOE dee um)

    usage: to treat bladder pain and discomfort caused by cystitis (bladder inflammation or irritation). Pentosan polysulfate sodium works like an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevents the formation of blood clots.
  32. Micardis HCT
    • Generic Name: hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan
    • (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide and TEL mi SAR tan)

    usage: to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
  33. Enablex
    • Generic Name: darifenacin
    • Dosage Form: tablet, extended release

    usage: to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, and incontinence (urine leakage).
  34. Micardis
    Generic Name: telmisartan (TEL mi SAR tan)

    • usage: to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death from heart problems in people who are at least 55 years old with risk factors for serious
    • heart disorders.
  35. Prezista
    Generic Name: darunavir (da ROON a veer)

    usage: to treat HIV, which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.
  36. Revlimid
    Generic Name: lenalidomide (LEN a LID o mide)

    usage: treats anemia (a lack of red blood cells in the body) and multiple myeloma (cancer resulting from a progressive blood disease).
  37. Travatan Z
    Generic Name: travoprost ophthalmic solution 0.004%

    usage: to treat increased pressure in the eye (ocular hypertension) and open-angle glaucoma in patients who cannot use or do not respond to other medicines.
  38. Amitiza
    Generic Name: lubiprostone (loo bee PROS tone)

    usage: to treat chronic constipation in adults. It is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome in women with constipation as the main symptom
  39. Alphagan P
    • Generic Name: brimonidine ophthalmic
    • (bri MO ni deen)

    usage: to treat open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high pressure inside the eye).
  40. Pegasys
    • Generic Name: peginterferon alfa-2a
    • (peg in ter FEER on AL fa 2 a)

    • usage: treat chronic hepatitis B or C. It is often used together with another medication called ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetol, RibaPak, Ribasphere,
    • RibaTab).
  41. Patanol
    • Generic Name: olopatadine ophthalmic
    • (OH loe PAT a deen)

    usage: to treat ocular (eye) symptoms of allergic conditions, such as inflammation, itching, watering, and burning.

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