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Drugs and Herbs Manual



Detailed descriptions of drugs and herbs, including pronunciation, trade names, why it is prescribed, when it is to be taken, how it should be taken, special instructions, side effects, other precautions, storage conditions, etc.

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-Acetaminophen And Codeine Description
Acetaminophen is a non-opiate, non-salicylate analgesic and antipyretic. Codeine is an alkaloid, obtained from opium or prepared from morphine. This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain; acetaminophen also reduces fever and codeine reduces coughing.
-Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone Bitartrate Description
Hydrocodone bitartrate is an opioid analgesic and antitussive. Acetaminophen is a non-opiate analgesic (pain killer) and antipyretic (reduces fever). Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone bitartrate. This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain.
-Acetaminophen And Oxycodone Description
Acetaminophen is a non-opiate, non-salicylate analgesic and antipyretic. Oxycodone (related to codeine) is in a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics. It relieves pain. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of oxycodone. Together, acetaminophen and oxycodone are used to relieve moderate-to-severe pain.
-Acetaminophen And Propoxyphene Description
Acetaminophen is a non-opiate, non-salicylate analgesic and antipyretic. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of propoxyphene. Propoxyphene (related to codeine) is in a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics. It works by changing the way your body feels pain. Together, acetaminophen and propoxyphene are used to relieve pain. Acetaminophen and propoxyphene may also be used for other purposes.
-Acetazolamide Description
Acetazolamide is used to treat glaucoma and petitmal epilepsy. It reduces pressure in the eye. It is also used as a diuretic, which cause a net loss of water in urine. Acetazolamide is also used in treating acute mountain sickness and to promote excretion of certain acidic drugs. It is also used to reduce the severity of symptoms like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness and fatigue.
-Acyclovir Description
Acyclovir is an important advance in antiviral therapy. It is used for the treatment of Genital Herpes Simplex caused by virus. It is also used in the management of H.simplex encephalitis, H.simplex keratitis and chickenpox. It is used only by people with severe herpes infections because of possible adverse effects.
-Albuterol Description
Albuterol is used in the treatment of bronchospasm. It opens the airways in the lungs within minutes of inhalation of the drug, by relaxing the smooth muscle that surrounds the airways. It relieves asthma attacks and troubled breathing caused by bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases.
-Allopurinol Description
Allopurinol is used to treat chronic gout and to reduce the plasma concentration uric acid.
-Alprazolam Description
Alprazolam is used to relieve anxiety and anxiety disorders.
-Amantadine Description
Amantadine is used to treat Parkinson"s disease and conditions similar to those of Parkinson"s disease. It is also used to prevent and treat respiratory infections caused by influenza a virus.
-Amiloride And Hydrochlorothiazide Description
The combination of amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. It causes the kidneys to eliminate unwanted water and salt from the body into the urine.
-Aminophylline Description
Aminophylline, a bronchodilator, relaxes and opens the air passages to the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It relieves shortness of breath, wheezing and difficulty breathing caused by asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. It also suppresses asthma caused by exercise.
-Amitriptyline And Perphenazine Description
Amitriptyline (an antidepressant or mood elevator) and perphenazine (a tranquilizer) are used together to treat depression, anxiety and agitation.
-Amitriptyline Description
Amitriptyline ia an antidepressant or mood elevator.It is used to treat depression.
-Amobarbital Description
Amobarbital, a barbiturate, is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia. It makes you fall asleep and stay asleep. It is also used as a sedative to relieve anxiety including anxiety before surgery.
-Amoxapine Description
Amoxapine, an antidepressant or mood elevator, is used to treat anxiety and depression.
-Amoxicillin And Clavulanate Potassium Description
The combination of amoxicillin, a penicillin-like antibiotic, and clavulanate potassium eliminates bacteria that cause lung, ear, urinary tract, sinus and skin infections.
-Amoxicillin Description
-Ampicillin Description
-Ascorbic Acid Description
Ascorbic acid is used to prevent and treat scurvy, a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C in the body. It may be used to supplement the diet of people needing more vitamin C than normal, such as pregnant women, growing children, and people who smoke or have burns, infections, bowel disease, or other types of stress.
-Asparaginase Description
This is not a drug that one uses at home.Your doctor has ordered the drug asparaginase to help treat your illness.The drug will be injected into a large muscle or a vein. Asparaginase resembles normal cell nutrients needed by cancer cells to grow, so that the cancer cells take up asparaginase by mistake. Once in these cells, asparaginase interferes with their growth. In addition to asparaginase, your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations.
-Aspirin And Codeine Description
This combination of drugs is used to relieve moderate pain.
-Aspirin And Oxycodone Description
This combination of drugs is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
-Aspirin Butalbital And Caffeine Description
This combination of drugs is used to relieve tension headaches.
-Aspirin Description
1. Aspirin relieves mild to moderate pain.
-Astemizole Description
Astemizole, an antihistamine, is used to relieve hay fever and seasonal allergy symptoms including hives, runny nose, sneezing, throat irritation, and red, irritated, itching, and tearing eyes. It causes fewer side effects, particularly drowsiness, than other antihistamines.
-Atenolol Description
Atenolol is used to control high blood pressure and to prevent heart pain (angina).
-Atropine And Diphenoxylate Description
This combination of drugs relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract and decreases the motion of the stomach and intestines. It is used to relieve diarrhea.
-Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Description
Atropine sulfate is used before eye examinations to dilate (open) the pupil, the black part of the eye through which you see. It also is used to relieve pain caused by swelling and inflammation of the eye.
-Auranofin Description
Auranofin is used to manage rheumatoid arthritis. It improves arthritis symptoms including painful or tender and swollen joints and morning stiffness. It has also been used in children for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and for psoriatic arthritis.
-Azathioprine Description
Azathioprine is used with other drugs to prevent rejection of kidney transplants. It also is used to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis.
-Baclofen Description
-Beclomethasone Description
-Betamethasone Topical Description
Detamethasone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions, including skin problems caused by allergies.
-Betaxolol Ophthalmic Description
Betaxolol reduces pressure within the eyeball. It is used to treat various eye conditions, including glaucoma, in which increased pressure can lead to gradual loss of vision.
-Bethanechol Description
Bethanechol is used to relieve difficulties in urinating caused by surgery, drugs, or other factors.
-Bisacodyl Description
Bisacodyl, a laxative, is to treat constipation. It also is used to empty the bowels before surgery and examinations such as X-ray procedures using barium enemas.
-Bitolterol Description
Bitolterol, a bronchodilator, is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and troubled breathing caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. It relaxes and opens the air passanges to the lungs, making it easier to breathe.
-Bleomycin Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug bleomycin to help treat your illness.This drug slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. In addition to bleomycin, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs. This treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Bromocriptine Description
Bromocriptine is used to dry up breast milk when a mother chooses not to breast-feed her newborn baby. It is also used to treat certain tumors in men and women, amenorrhea, a condition in which the menstrual period does not occur in women who wish to become pregnant; abnormal discharge of milk from the breast; Parkinson"s disease; and acromegaly, a condition in which too much growth hormone is in the body.
-Buspirone Description
Buspirone is used to relieve anxiety.
-Busulphan Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug busulfan to help treat your illness. Busulfan shows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. In addition to busulfan, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Butabarbital Description
Butabarbital, a barbiturate, is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia-to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. It also is used as a sedative to relieve anxiety, including anxiety before surgery.
-Butoconazole Description
Butoconazole is used to treat fungal and yeast infections of the vagina.
-Captopril Description
Captopril is used to treat mild to severe high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It decreases certain chemicals that constrict the blood vessels so that blood flows more smoothly.
-Carbamazepine Description
Carbamazepine acts on the brain and nervous system to control convulsions and seizures. It also relieves facial nerve pain.
-Cefaclor Description
Cefaclor, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause different kinds of infections, including pneumonia and infections of the ear, throat, and urinary tract.
-Cefadroxil Description
Cefadroxil, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause different kinds of infections in the throat, including pharyngitis, tonsillitis. It is also used for skin and urinary tract infections.
-Cefixime Description
Cefixime, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause different kinds of infections, including pneumonia and infections of the ear, throat, and urinary tract.
-Cefuroxime Axetil Description
Cefuroxime, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause different kinds of infections, including infections of the lungs, ear, throat, urinary tract, and skin.
-Cephalexin Description
Cephalexin, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause different kinds of infections, including pneumonia and infections of the ear, urinary tract, skin, and bone.
-Cephradine Description
Cephradine, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause different kinds of infections, including pneumonia and infections of the ear, urinary tract, and skin.
-Chloral Hydrate Description
Chloral hydrate, a sedative, is used on a short-term basis to help people fall asleep and stay asleep for a proper rest. It is also used to induce sleep before surgery and other procedures and to treat alcohol withdrawal. Chloral hydrate, a sedative, is used on a short-term basis to help people fall asleep and stay asleep for a proper rest. It is also used to induce sleep before surgery and other procedures and to treat alcohol withdrawal.
-Chlorambucil Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug chlorambucil to help treat your illness. It is taken in tablet form. Chlorambucil slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. In addition to chlorambucil, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Chlordiazepoxide Description
Chlordiazepoxide is used on a short-term basis to relieve anxiety, including anxiety before surgery and to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal.
-Chlorothiazide Description
Chlorothiazide, a water pill, is used to treat high blood presure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. It causes the kidneys to elimate unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine.
-Chlorpheniramine Description
Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, relieves red, irritated, itchy, watery eyes; sneezing; and runny nose caused by allergies, hay fever, and the common cold. It may also relieve the itching of insect bites and bee stings.
-Chlorpromazine Description
Chlorpromazine is a tranquilizer used to treat emotional and mental conditions. It also is used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting, to treat behavior problems in children, and to relieve severe hiccups.
-Chlorpropamide Description
Chlorpropamide is used to treat type II, noninsulin-dependent diabetes particularly in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet alone or who cannot tolerate insulin injections. Chlorpropamide helps to lower blood sugar by stimulating the pancreas to secrete insulin and helping the body to use insulin efficiently. The pancreas must be capable of producing insulin for this medication to work. Chlorpropamide is not used to treat type I, insulin-dependent diabetes.
-Chlorthalidone Description
Chlorthalidone, a water pill, is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions. It causes the kidney to eliminate unneeded water and salt into the urine.
-Cholestyramine Resin Description
Cholestyramine resin is used along with diet changes like restriction of cholesterol and fat intake.This would decrease the amount of cholesterol in your blood. Accumulation of cholesterol and fats along the walls of your arteries decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to your heart, brain and other body parts. Lowering your blood levels of cholesterol and fats may help to prevent heart disease, angina (chest pain), strokes and heart attacks. Cholestyramine resin also is used to relieve itching caused by some kinds of jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin).
-Cimetidine Description
Cimetidine decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is used to treat and prevent the recurrence of ulcers and to treat other conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid.
-Ciprofloxacin Description
Ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause infections, including pneumonia and infections of the urinary tract, skin, bones and joints. It also is used to treat gastrointestinal infections.
-Cisplatin Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug cisplatin to help treat your illness. The drug will be injected into a vein. Cisplatin slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. In addition to cisplatin, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs. This treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them and the type of cancer you have.
-Clemastine Description
Clemastine, an antihistamine, relieves symptoms caused by hay fever and allergies including itchy skin, hives, sneezing, runny nose, and irritated, itchy, watery eyes.
-Clindamycin Description
Clindamycin, an antibiotic, is used to treat infections of the respiratory tract, acne, pelvis and abdomen.
-Clioquinol Description
Clioquinol, an antifungal agent, is used for skin infections such as athlete"s foot, jock itch and ringworm.
-Clobetasol Description
Clobetasol is used to treat itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and doscomfort of various skin and scalp conditions.
-Clomipramine Description
Clomipramine is used to treat obsessions and compulsions in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. It has also been used to treat depression, panic disorders and phobias.
-Clonazepam Description
Clonazepam is used to control seizures, including seizures caused by epilepsy.
-Clonidine Description
Clonidine controls high blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. It has also been used to prevent migraine headaches.
-Clorazepate Description
Clorazepate is used to relieve anxiety. It also is used to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal as well as seizures or seizures caused by epilepsy.
-Clotrimazole Description
Clotrimazole stops the growth of organisms that cause vaginal infections; skin infections such as athlete"s foot, jock itch, and body ringworm; and oral thrush.
-Clozapine Description
Clozapine is used to treat severe emotional and mental conditions.
-Colchicine Description
Colchicine relieves inflammation and swelling caused by attacks of gout or gouty arthritis. It also may be taken regularly to prevent and reduce the severity of attacks.
-Colestipol Description
Colestipol is used with diet therapy to reduce the amount of cholesterol and certain fatty substances in your blood. Accumulation of cholesterol and fats along the walls of your arteries decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to your heart, brain, and other parts of your body. Lowering your blood level of cholesterol and fats may help to prevent heart disease, angina (chest pain), strokes, and heart attacks.
-Co Trimoxazole Description
Co-trimoxazole is a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, a sulfa drug. It eliminates bacteria that cause various infections, especially infections of the urinary tract, lungs (pneumonia), ears, and intestines. It also is used to treat travelers" Diarrhea .
-Cromolyn Sodium Nasal Solution Description
Cromolyn sodium nasal solution is used to prevent and treat the stuffy nose, sneezing, and postnasal drip of allergies.
-Cromolyn Sodium Oral Inhalation Description
Cromolyn sodium is used to prevent the breathing difficulty i.e., bronchospasm of asthma attacks due to exercise, allergies, and other factors.
-Cyclobenzaprine Description
Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, relieves pain and stiffness caused by muscle strains and sprains.
-Cyclophosphamide Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug cyclophosphamide to help treat your illness. Tablets are generally given for low-dose therapy; take them with food or milk. Cyclophosphamide may also be given by injection into a vein. Cyclophosphamide slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. In addition to cyclophosphamide, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taing, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Cyclosporine Description
Cyclosporine is used to prevent rejection of kidney, liver, and heart transplants. It also is used investigationally to prevent rejection problems in bone marrow and other transplants.
-Cyproheptadine Description
Cyproheptadine, an antihistamine, relieves red, irritated, itchy, watery eyes; sneezing; and runny nose caused by allergies, hay fever, and the common cold. It may also relieve the itching of insect bites, bee stings, position ivy, and poision oak. Cyproheptadine also is used to stimulate appetite and weight gain.
-Cytarabine Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug cytarabine to help treat your illness. The drug probably will be injected under the skin of your forearm or into a vein. In special situations, it may be injected into the spinal cord. Cytarabine resembles normal cell nutrients needed by cancer cells to grow, so the cancer cells take up cytarabine by mistake. Once in these cells, cytarabine interferes with their growth. In addition to cytarabine, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Dacarbazine Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug dacarbazine to help treat your illness. The drug will be injected into a vein. Dacarbazine slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. In addition to dacarbazine, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Dactinomycin Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug dactinomycin to help treat your illness. The drug will be injected into a vein. Dactinomycin slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. In addition to dactinomycin, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Danazol Description
Danazol is used to treat endometriosis, a disease that causes infertility, pain before and during menstrual periods, pain during and after sexual activity, and heavy or irregular bleeding. Danazol also is used to reduce breast pain, tenderness, and nodules in fibrocystic breast disease and to treat various medical conditions.
-Dantrolene Description
Dantrolene is a muscle relaxant used to treat certain types of spasticity or muscle spasms.
-Daunorubicin Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug daunorubicin to help treat your illness. The drug will be injected into a vein. Daunorubicin slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. In addition to daunorubicin, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Desipramine Description
Desipramine, an antidepressant or mood elevator, is used to treat depression.
-Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Description
Dexamethasone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye inflammation caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. It sometimes is used after eye surgery.
-Diazepam Description
Diazepam is used to relieve anxiety, including anxiety before surgery. It also is used to treat muscle spasms and to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal as well as epileptic seizures.
-Diclofenac Description
Diclofenac relieves the pain, tenderness, inflammation, stiffness, and swelling caused by certain types of arthritis. It also is used to relieve menstrual pain and pain after surgery or childbirth.
-Dicloxacillin Description
Dicloxacillin, a penicillin-like antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause infections, including pneumonia and infections of the ear, urinary tract, bone, and skin.
-Dicyclomine Description
Dicyclomine is used to treat various stomach and intestinal problems such as irritable bowel syndrome.
-Diethylpropion Description
Diethylpropion decreases appetite. It is used, on a short-term basis, in combination with diet to help you lose weight.
-Diethylstilbestrol Description
Estrogen is needed for normal growth and development of female sex organs and for natural functions such as bearing children. Diethylstilbestrol is similar to estrogen, a hormone produced by the body. Diethylstilbestrol is used to relieve feelings of warmth in the face, neck, and chest; and sweating that occurs during menopause. It is also used for conditions caused by insufficient estrogen including dry, itchy external genitals and vaginal irritation. It is also prescribed for young women who do not mature physically at the usual rate and for breast and prostate cancers.
-Diflunisal Description
Diflunisal is used to relieve mild to moderate pain, including the pain and swelling caused by arthritis.
-Digoxin Description
Digoxin helps an injured or weakened heart to work efficiently and to send blood through the body. It strengthens the force of the heart muscle"s contractions, helps restore a normal steady heart rhythm, improves blood circulation, and helps remove excess water from the tissues. It relieves symptoms of heart failure such as swelling of the lower legs and ankles and shortness of breath.
-Diltiazem Description
Diltiazem increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart, thereby controlling or relieving chest pain (angina pectoris). Diltiazem is also used to control high blood pressure, and it relaxes the heart so that it does not have to pump as hard.
-Diphenhydramine Oral Description
Diphenhydramine, an antihistamine, relieves red, irritated, itchy, watery eyes; sneezing; and runny nose caused by hay fever, allergies, and the common cold. It may also relieve the itching of insect bites, sunburns, bee stings, poison ivy, poison oak, and minor skin irritation. Diphenhydramine is also used to prevent and treat motion sickness, induce sleep, treat Parkinson"s disease, and relieve cough caused by minor throat or airway irritation.
-Diphenhydramine Topical Description
Diphenhydramine, an antihistamine, is used to relieve the itching of insect bites, sunburns, bee stings, poison ivy, poison oak, and minor skin irritation.
-Dipivefrin Ophthalmic Description
Dipivefrin reduces pressure within the eyeball. It is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure can lead to gradual loss of vision.
-Dipyridamole Description
Dipyridamole is used with other medication to prevent blood clots and problems such as stroke.
-Disulfiram Description
Disulfiram is used to treat chronic alcoholism. It causes unpleasant side effects when even small amounts of alcohol are consumed. These side effects include flushing of the face, headache, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, weakness, blurred vision, mental confusion, sweating, choking, breathing difficulty, and anxiety. These effects begin about 10 minutes after alcohol enters the body and last for one hour or more.
-Doxepin Description
Doxepin, an antidepressant or mood elevator, is used to treat depression.
-Doxorubicin Description
They are used in the treatment of various cancers to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. A combination of different types of cancer drugs will often be used to achieve better results and minimize side effects. Doxorubicin is used alone and in combination with other drugs for treatment of tumors. The effectiveness of treatment can be seen by decrease in size or spread of malignancies in solid tumors, or improvement of hematologic status in leukemias.
-Doxycycline Description
Doxycycline, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause infections, including pneumonia, ance, and venereal or sexually transmitted diseases.
-Econazole Description
Econazole, an antifungal agent, is used to treat skin infections, athlete"s foot, and jock itch.
-Enalapril And Hydrochlorothiazide Description
The combination of enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat moderate to severe high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. This medication decreases certain chemicals that constrict the blood vessels so that blood flows more smoothly. It also helps lower blood pressure by eliminating unneeded water and salt from the body.
-Enalapril Description
Enalapril is used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. The drug decreases certain chemicals that constrict the blood vessels so that blood flows more smoothly.
-Encainide Hydrochloride Description
Encainide is used to treat and prevent irregular and fast heartbeats i.e., arrhythmias. It acts on the heart muscle to improve the heart"s rhythm.
-Ergotamine Tartrate And Caffeine Description
The combination of ergotamine tartrate and caffeine prevents blood vessels in your head form expanding and causing migraine headaches.
-Erythromycin And Sulfisoxazole Description
Erythromycin, an antibiotic, and sulfisoxazole, a sulfa drug, are used in combination to eliminate bacteria that cause ear infections, usually in children.
-Erythromycin Description
Erythromycin, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause carious kinds of infections, including venereal diseases, and infections of the respiratory tract, skin, and ears.
-Estrogen Description
-Ethacrynic Acid Description
Ethacrynic acid, a water pill, causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine. It is used to treat high blood pressure and the swelling and water retention caused by various medical problems, including heart disease.
-Ethambutol Description
Ethambutol eliminates certain bacteria that cause tuberculosis. It is used with other drugs to treat tuberculosis and to prevent you from giving the infection to others.
-Ethosuximide Description
Ethosuximide acts on the brain and nervous system to control convulsions and seizures.
-Etoposide Description
Etoposide slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. In addition to etoposide, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy.
-Famotidine Description
Famotidine decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. The drug is used to treat and prevent the recurrence of some gastrointestinal ulcers and to treat other conditions where the stomach produces too much acid.
-Fenoprofen Description
Fenoprofen relieves the pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by certain types of arthritis. It also is used for fever and mild to moderate pain after surgery or childbirth.
-Fentanyl Skin Patches Description
Fentanyl is used to manage the chronic pain of cancer and other conditions. It also has been used to relieve pain after surgery.
-Ferrous Sulfate Iron Description
Ferrous sulfate provides the iron needed by the body to produce red blood cells. It is used to treat or prevent iron-deficiency anemia, a condition that occurs when the body has too few red blood cells because of pregnancy, poor diet, excess bleeding, or other medical problems.
-Flecainide Description
Flecainide is used to treat and prevent irregular and fast heartbeats i.e., arryhthmias. It acts on the heart muscle to improve the heart"s rhythm.
-Fluconazole Description
Fluconazole, an antifungal agent, is used to treat pneumonia, meningitis, and fungal infections of the mouth, throat, liver, kidneys, heart, urinary tract, and abdomen. Fluconazole also has been used to treat vaginal infections.
-Fluocinolone Description
Fluocinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
-Fluocinonide Description
Fluocinonide is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
-Fluorouracil Description
This drug will be injected into a vein. Fluorouracil resembles normal cell nutrients needed by cancer cells to grow, so the cancer cells take up fluorouracil by mistake. Once in these cells, fluorouracil interferes with the growth of the cancer cells. In addition to fluorouracil, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Fluoxetine Description
Fluoxetine, an antidepressant or mood elevator, is used to treat depression and anxiety. It also has been used to treat obesity and eating disorders.
-Fluoxymesterone Description
Fluoxymesterone is similar to the male hormone testosterone. It is prescribed for males when this hormone is absent or low. It is also used in females with certain kinds of breast cancer and to prevent breast pain after childbirth.
-Fluphenazine Description
Fluphenazine is a tranquilizer used to treat emotional and mental conditions
-Flurandrenolide Description
Flurandrenolide is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
-Flurazepam Description
Flurazepam is used on a short-term basis to treat insomnia-to help you fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.
-Flurbiprofen Oral Description
Flurbiprofen relieves the pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
-Folic Acid Description
Folic acid is used to treat or prevent folic acid deficiency. It is a B complex vitamin needed by the body to manufacture red blood cells. A deficiency of this vitamin causes certain types of anemia.
-Furosemide Description
Furosemide, a water pill, causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine. It is used to treat high blood pressure and the swelling and water retention caused by various medical problems, including heart diseases.
-Gentamicin Ophthalmic Description
Gentamicin kills bacteria that cause certain eye infections.
-Griseofulvin Description
Griseofulvin is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, hair, fingernails, and toenails.
-Halcinonide Description
Halcinonide is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
-Haloperidol Description
Haloperidol is a tranquilizer used to treat emotional and mental conditions. It is also used to prevent and control nausea and vomiting, to treat behavior problems in children, and to control muscular tics of the face, neck, hands, and shoulders.
-Hydralazine Description
Hydralazine controls high blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body.
-Hydrochlorothiazide And Spironolactone Description
The combination of hydrochlorothiazide and spironolactone is used to treat high blood pressure and water retention caused by conditions such as heart and liver disease. This medication causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine.
-Hydrochlorothiazide And Triamterene Description
The combination of hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene is used to treat high blood pressure and water retention caused by conditions such as heart, kidney, and liver disease. This medication causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine.
-Hydrochlorothiazide Description
Hydrochlorothiazide, a water pill, is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. It causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine.
-Hydrocortisone Description
Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Low-strength preparations are used without a prescription for the temporary relief of:
-Hydrocortisone Neomycin And Polymyxin Description
The combination of hydrocortisone, neomycin, and polymyxin eliminates bacteria that cause eye, skin, and ear infections and relieves pain, inflammation, redness, and itching.
-Hydromorphone Description
Hydromorphone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It also acts as a cough suppressant.
-Hydroxyurea Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug hydroxyurea to help treat your illness. Hydroxyurea slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. In addition to hydroxyurea, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Hydroxyzine Description
Hydroxyzine is used to calm people who are anxious or tense because of a nervous or emotional condition. It also relieves itching caused by allergies and controls nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness.
-Ibuprofen Description
Ibuprofen relieves the pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by certain types of arthritis and other medical problems. It also is used to reduce fever and to relieve headaches, muscle aches, menstrual pain, aches and pains from the common cold, backache, and pain after surgery or dental work.
-Idoxuridine Ophthalmic Description
Idoxuridine slows the growth of viruses that cause certain eye infections.
-Imipramine Description
Imipramine, an antidepressant or mood elevator, is used to treat depression. It also is used to treat bedwetting in children.
-Indapamide Description
Indapamide, a water pill, is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by heart disease. It causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine.
-Indomethacin Description
Indomethacin relieves the pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by certain types of arthritis and other medical problems.
-Insulin Description
Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas. Insulin is necessary to move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is needed for energy. Insulin also helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins from the diet. In a person with diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin for the body"s needs, so additional insulin is required. It must be injected because stomach acid would destroy it if taken orally. Insulin controls - but does not cure - diabetes. It must be taken regularly. People with diabetes can gradually develop serious nerve, blood vessel, kidney, and eye problems, especially if the diabetes is not controlled properly.
-Ipratropium Bromide Description
Ipratropium, a bronchodilator, opens the air passages to the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It is used - on a regular schedule - to prevent bronchospam caused by chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung disease. It is not used to treat bronchospasm attacks when a rapid response is required.
-Isoetharine Description
Isoetharine, a bronchodilator, relaxes and opens the air passages to the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It is used to treat asthma attacks and breathing problems caused by bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases.
-Isoniazid Description
Isoniazid is used alone or with other drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB) and to prevent it in people who have had contact with tuberculosis bacteria. It eliminates only active or growing bacteria. Since the bacteria may exist in a resting or no growing state for long periods, therapy with isoniazid and other antituberculosis drugs must be continued for a long time, usually six to 12 months.
-Isoproterenol Inhalation Description
Isoproterenol, a bronchodilator, relaxes and opens the air passages to the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It is used to relieve asthma attacks and breathing problems caused by emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases.
-Isosorbide Description
Isosorbide affects the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart, thereby preventing and relieving chest pain i.e., angina pectoris.
-Isotretinoin Description
Isotretinoin is used to treat severe acne that has not responded to oral or topical anti-infectives. It also has been used for other skin dosorders, including psoriasis.
-Kaolin And Pectin Description
The combination of kaolin and pectin is used to control mild to moderate diarrhea.
-Ketoconazole Description
Ketoconazole, an antifungal drug, is used to treat jock itch, athlete"s foot, and infections of the skin e.g., ringworm, fingernails, toenails, mouth, lungs, vagina, and bloodstream.
-Ketoprofen Description
Ketoprofen relieves the pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by certain types of arthritis. It is also used to treat moderate internal pain, muscle pain, menstrual pain, and pain after surgery, or childbirth.
-Labetalol Description
Labetalol is used to treat high blood pressure, including high blood pressure during pregnancy.
-Levodopa And Carbidopa Description
-Levodopa Description
-Levorphanol Description
-Levothyroxine Description
-Lindane Description
Lindane kills parasites and their eggs. It is used to treat scabies (a skin infestation) and lice infestations of the head and body. Lindane does not prevent these infestations.
-Liothyronine Description
-Lisinopril Description
-Lithium Description
-Lomustine Description
-Loperamide Description
-Lorazepam Description
-Lovastatin Description
-Loxapine Description
-Maprotiline Description
Maprotiline, an antidepressant or mood elevator, is used to treat depression and anxiety.
-Mebendazole Description
Mebendazole, an antiworm medication, kills parasites. It is used to treat roundworm, hookworm, pinworm, whipworm, and other worm infections.
-Mechlorethamine Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug mechlorethamine to help treat your illness. Mechlorethamine slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. In addition to mechlorethamine, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy.
-Meclizine Description
Meclizine is an antihistamine used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is most effective if taken before symptoms appear. It is also used to prevent dizziness caused by some ear conditions such as Meniere"s disease. It is not used to treat allergies.
-Meclofenamate Description
Meclofenamate relieves the pain, tenderness, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by certain types of arthritis.
-Medroxyprogesterone Description
Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat amenorrhoea i.e., the absence of menstrual periods and abnormal bleeding from uterus caused by hormonal imbalance.
-Mefenamic Acid Description
Mefenamic acid is used to treat many types of pain, including menstrual pain. It decreases inflammation and uterine contractions.
-Megestrol Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug megestrol to help your illness. In addition to megestrol, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Melphalan Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug melphalan to help your illness. In addition to melphalan, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Meperidine Description
Meperidine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
-Meprobamate Description
Meprobamate is used to treat anxiety and tenseness.
-Mercaptopurine Description
Your doctor has ordered the drug mercaptopurine to help treat your illness. In addition to mercaptopurine, your doctor may have ordered other cancer-fighting drugs; this treatment is called combination therapy. Your doctor may measure the effectiveness of your treatment using laboratory tests and physical examinations. In general, the length of treatment depends on the types of drugs you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have.
-Mesalamine Description
Mesalamine, an anti-inflammatory drug, is used to treat ulcerative colitis, a condition in which the bowel is inflamed. Mesalamine reduces bowel inflammation, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain.
-Metaproterenol Description
Metaproterenol, a bronchodilator, relaxes and opens the air passages to the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It is used to relieve asthma attacks and troubled breathing caused by bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases.
-Methadone Description
Methadone is used to relieve severe pain. It is also used in methadone treatment programs for detoxification and prevention of withdrawal symptoms in people addicted to narcotics.
-Methenamine Description
Methenamine eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. It is usually used on a long-term basis to treat chronic infections and to prevent recurrence of infections.
-Methimazole Description
Methimazole is used to treat hyperthyroidism, a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. It is also taken before thyroid surgery.
-Methocarbamol Description
Methocarbamol is a muscle relaxant. It is used along with rest, physical therapy, pain medication, and other measures to relieve muscle pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and injuries.
-Methosuximide Description
Methosuximide acts on the brain and nervous system to control seizures and convulsions.
-Methotrexate Description
Methotrexate is used alone or in combination with chemotherapies, surgery or radiation for treatment of cancers, lymphomas, leukemias, rheumatoid arthritis, and severe psoriasis.
-Methyclothiazide Description
Methyclothiazide, a water pill, is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. It causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water and salt from the body.
-Methyldopa Description
Methyldopa controls high blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more smoothly through the body.
-Methylphenidate Description
Methylphenidate is used to treat some behaviour disorders in children. It is also used to treat narcolepsy (uncontrolled desire for sleep) and mild depression.
-Methylprednisolone Description
Methylprednisolone, a corticosteroid, is similar to a natural hormone produced by your adrenal glands. It relieves inflammation and is used to treat certain forms of arthritis and skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid, and intestinal disorders. Methylprednisolone is also used to treat certain types of cancer, severe allergies, and asthma.
-Metoclopramide Description
Metoclopramide is used to relieve nausea and vomiting, heartburn, abdominal pain and bloating, loss of appetite, and a persistent feeling of fullness after meals.
-Metolazone Description
Metolazone, a water pill, is used to treat high blod pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. It causes the kidneys to elimate unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine.
-Metoprolol Description
Metoprolol is used to control high blood pressure and to prevent recurrence of heart pain i.e., angina and heart attacks.
-Metronidazole Oral Description
Metronidazole eliminates bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections of the reproductive trct, intestine, and other areas.
-Metronidazole Topical Description
Metronidazole is used to treat acne, a chronic condition in which the facial skin is inflamed and sores develop. Metronidazole decreases the redness and number of sores but may not be a cure.
-Miconazole Description
Miconazole, an antifungal agent, is used for skin infections such as athlete"s foot and jock itch and for vaginal yeast infections.
-Minocycline Description
Minocycline, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause pneumonia, acne, and infections of the bladder, central nervous system, eye, and prostate.
-Minoxidil Oral Description
Minoxidil is used in combination with other medications (diuretics and beta blockers) to treat severe high blood pressure. It relaxes blood vessel walls so that blood flows more smoothly through them.
-Minoxidil Topical Description
Minoxidil is used to stimulate hair growth and to slow balding, particularly on the crown of the scalp. It is most effective for people under 40 years of age whose hair loss is recent. Minoxidil has no effect on receding hairlines. It does not cure baldness; most new hair is lost within a few months after the drug is stopped.
-Misoprostol Description
Misoprostol is used to prevent ulcers in people who take certain arthritis medications, including aspirin, that can cause ulcers. It protects the stomach lining and decreases stomach acid secretion.
-Mitomycin Description
Mitomycin belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics. Mitomycin is chemotherapy that is given as a treatment for some types of cancer. Mitomycin interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by mitomycin, other effects will also occur.
-Morhpine Description
Morphine is used to relieve severe acute and severe chronic pain.
-Multivitamins Description
Vitamins are natural substances that your body needs to grow, develop, and function normally. Vitamins are contained in food; a well-balanced diet usually provides all of the vitamins required. However, there are times, such as during pregnancy and childhood, when your body needs more vitamins than usual. During certain illness, your body either cannot get or cannot efficiently use all of the vitamins it needs. Multivitamins are prescribed for patients who need extra vitamins, who cannot eat enough food to obtain the required vitamins, or who cannot receive the full benefit of the vitamins contained in the food they eat.
-Mupirocin Description
Mupirocin, an antibiotic, is used to treat impetigo as well as other skin infections caused by bacteria. It is not effective against fungal or viral infections.
-Nadolol Description
Nadolol usually is taken once a day. It is important that you take it regularly. Follow the instuructions on your prescription label carefully, ask your doctor to explain any part that you do not understand.
-Naftifine Hydrochloride Description
Naftifine, an antifungal drug, is used to treat jock itch and other fungal infections of the skin. It also has been used to treat fungal infections of the hands, feet (athlete"s foot), fingernails, toenails, and scalp.
-Nalidixic Acid Description
Nalidixic acid eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections.
-Naproxen Description
Naproxen relieves the pain, redness, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by certain types of arthritis, including gout. It also is used to treat muscle aches, menstrual pain, headaches, and pain after surgery, childbirth, and cancer.
-Neomycin Topical Description
Neomycin, an antibiotic, is used to prevent or treat skin infections caused by bacteria. It is not effective against fungal or viral infections.
-Niacin Description
Niacin, a vitamin, is used with diet changes (restriction of cholesterol and fat intake) to reduce the amount of cholesterol and certain fatty substances in your blood. Accumulation of cholesterol and fats along the walls of your arteries decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to your heart, brain, and other body parts. Lowering your level of cholesterol and fats may help to prevent heart disease, angina, strokes, and heart attacks. Niacin also is used to prevent and treat pellagra i.e., niacin deficiency, a disease caused by inadequate diet and other medical problems.
-Nicardipine Description
Nicardipine is usually taken three times a day. Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your or doctor to explain any part that you do not understand. Nicardipine may be taken with or without food. It must be taken regularly to be effective. Do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor.
-Nicotine Description
Nicotine chewing gum is used to help people stop smoking. It acts as a substitute oral activity and provides a source of nicotine that reduces the withdrawl symptoms experienced when smoking is stopped.
-Nifedipine Description
Nifedipine increases the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart, thereby controlling or relieving heart pain (angina pectoris). It also lowers blood pressure and relaxes your heart so that it does not have to pump as hard.
-Nitrofurantoin Description
Nitrofurantoin eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections.
-Nitroglycerin Ointment Description
Nitroglycerin ointment is absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream. It affects the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart and is used to prevent chest pain. Nitroglycerin ointment is not used to relieve chest pain during an attack because it takes 30 minutes to take effect.
-Nitroglycerin Skin Patches Description
Nitroglycerin affects the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart and is used to prevent chest pain. Nitroglycerin skin patches are not used to relive chest pain during an attack.
-Nizatidine Description
Nizatidine decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach . It is used to treat and prevent the recurrence of certain gastrointestinal ulcers.
-Norfloxacin Description
Norfloxacin eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. It also has been used to treat gastrointestinal infections.
-Nortriptyline Description
Nortriptyline, an antidepressant or mood elevator, is used to treat mental depression.
-Nystatin And Triamcinolone Description
The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. It relieves itching, inflammation, and pain.
-Nystatin Description
Nystatin is used to treat fungal infections of the skin (including diaper rash and fingernail and toenail infections), mouth (thrust), vagina, and intestinal tract. It sometimes is used by pregnant women to treat vaginal infections and to prevent a fungal infection in the baby"s mouth.
-Omeprazole Description
Omeprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is used to treat some conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid.
-Oxazepam Description
Oxazepam is used to relieve anxiety. It also is used to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal.
-Oxtriphylline Description
Oxtriphylline, a bronchodilator, relaxes and opens the air passages to the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It relieves shortness of breath, wheezing, and difficulty breathing caused by asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. It also suppresses asthma caused by exercise.
-Oxybutynin Chloride Description
Oxybutynin is used to relieve urinary and bladder difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination.
-Papaverine Description
Papaverine is used to improve circulation i.e., blood flow in various parts of the body, including the heart.
-Paregoric Description
Paregoric is used to relieve diarrhea. It decreases stomach and intestinal movement and fluids in the digestive system.
-Penicillin V Potassium Description
Penicillin, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause infections, including pneumonia, scarlet fever, sore throat, venereal diseases, and skin infections. It is not effective for viral infections such as the common cold.
-Pentazocine And Naloxone Description
The combination of pentazocine and naloxone is used to relieve moderate or severe pain, particularly cancer pain and pain after surgery, including dental surgery.
-Pentobarbital Description
Pentobarbital, a barbiturate, is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia-to help you fall asleep. It also is used as a sedative to relieve anxiety.
-Pentoxifylline Description
Pentoxifylline is used to improve the circulation and flow of blood, especially through the smallest blood vessels. It is used to treat exercise-induced aching, cramping, and tiredness in the hands and feet due to problems in the blood vessels located there.
-Perphenazine Description
Perphenazine is a tranquilizer used to treat emotional and mental conditions.
-Phenobarbital Description
Phenobarbital, a barbiturate, acts on the brain and central nervous system. It is used to control epileptic seizures and as a sedative to relieve anxiety.
-Phentermine Description
Phentermine is used, in combination with diet, to help you lose weight.
-Phenylbutazone Description
Phenylbutazone relieves the pain, fever, redness, stiffness, tenderness, and swelling caused by certain kinds of arthritis, including gout attacks.
-Phenytoin Description
Phenytoin acts on the brain and nervous system. It is used alone or with other drugs to control various types of convulsions and seizures. It is also used to control arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) and to treat migraine headaches and facial nerve pain.
-Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Description
Pilocarpine relieves the symptoms of glaucoma. It also is used prior to certain types of eye surgery and after eye examinations.
-Pimozide Description
Pimozide, a tranquilizer, is used to control the vocal and muscular spasms brought on by Tourette"s syndrome. It has also been used to control certain emotional and mental conditions.
-Pindolol Description
Pindolol is used to control high blood pressure and, investigationally, to prevent exercise and stress-induced chest pain.
-Pirbuterol Acetate Description
Pirbuterol, a bronchodilator, relaxes and opens the air passages to the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It is used to prevent and relieve bronchospasm and troubled breathing caused by asthma and other lung diseases.
-Piroxicam Description
Piroxicam relieves the pain and stiffness caused by certain types of arthritis. It also has been used to relieve menstrual pain and pain after surgery and childbirth.
-Plicamycin Description
Plicamycin slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body. The purpose of chemotherapy is to control your illness so that your own body can aid in your recovery. It is important to build up your body"s defense system, and a balanced diet is needed to build a healthy body. Ask your doctor for advice on your diet.
-Polymyxin Bacitracin And Neomycin Description
This combination of antibiotics is used to treat eye infections and to prevent and treat localized skin infections.
-Potassium Description
Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Usually the food you eat supplies all of the potassium you need. However, certain diseases (e.g., kidney disease and gastrointestinal disease with vomiting and diarrhea) and drugs, especially diuretics, remove potassium from the body. Potassium supplements are taken to replace potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency.
-Prazepam Description
Prazepam is used to relieve anxiety.
-Prazosin Description
Prazosin controls high blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. It also has been used, with other medication, to treat heart failure.
-Prednisolone Ophthalmic Description
Prednisolone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye inflammation caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign objects in the eye. It sometimes is used after eye surgery.
-Prednisone Description
Prednisone, a corticosteroid, is similar to a natural hormone produced by our adrenal glands. It relieves inflammation (swelling, heat, redness, and pain) and is used to-treat certain forms of arthiritis and skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid, and intestinal disorders (e.g., colitis). Prednisone also is used with other drugs to prevent rejection of transplanted organs and to treat ceratain types of cancer, severe allergies, and asthma.
-Primidone Description
Primidone acts on the brain and nervous system to control convulsions and seizures.
-Probenecid Description
Probenecid is used to treat certain types of chronic gout and arthritis but not gout attacks. It acts on the kidneys to help the body eliminate uric acid in the urine. Probenecid also is used to make certain antibiotics more effective by preventing the body from passing them in the urine.
-Probucol Description
Probucol is used with diet changes (restriction of cholesterol and fat intake) to reduce the amount of cholesterol and certain fatty substances in your blood. Accumulation of cholesterol and fats along the walls of your arteries decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to your heart, brain, and other parts of your body. Lowering your blood level of cholesterol and fats may help to prevent heart disease, angina, strokes, and heart attacks.
-Procainamide Description
Procainamide is used to treat irregular heartbeat. It relaxes an overactive heart and improves the efficiency of the heart"s pumping action.
-Procarbazine Description
Procarbazine is used in combination with other chemotherapies to treat Hodgkin"s disease. Hodgkin"s disease is a cancer of the lymph nodes.
-Prochlorperazine Description
Prochlorperazine is a tranquilizer used to treat emotional and mental conditions. It also controls nausea and vomiting caused by radiation therapy, cancer chemotherapy, surgery, and various conditions.
-Promethazine Description
Promethazine relieves itchy, red, irritated, watery eyes; runny nose; sneezing; and itchy skin caused by hay fever and allergies. It also is used for motion sickness, before and after surgery as a sedative to relieve apprehension, and to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting.
-Propantheline Description
Propantheline relieves cramping, pain, and spasms in the stomach and intestines. It is used with other medication to treat ulcers.
-Propoxyphene Description
Propoxyphene is used to relieve mild to moderate pain.
-Propranolol Description
Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure and heart pain i.e., angina. It also is used to prevent migraine headaches and recurrence of heart attacks.
-Propylthiouracil Description
Propylthiouracil is used to treat hyperthyroidism, a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. It also is taken before thyroid surgery.
-Pseudoephedrine And Triprolidine Description
The combination of pseudoephedrine ( a decongestant) and triprolidine (an antihistamine) relieves itchy, watery eyes; sneezing; and runny or stuffy nose caused by hay fever, allergies, and the common cold.
-Pseudoephedrine Description
Pseudoephedrine, a decongestant, relieves discomfort caused by colds, allergies, and hay fever. It relieves stuffy nose, opens nasal airways, and drains sinuses.
-Pyrantel Description
Pyrantel is used to treat worm infections.
-Pyridoxine Description
Pyridoxine, vitamin B6, is required by your body for utilization of energy in the foods you eat, production of red blood cells, and proper functioning of nerves. It is used to treat and prevent vitamin B6 deficiency resulting from poor diet, certain medications, and some medical conditions.
-Quinidine Description
Quinidine is used to treat irregular heartbeat. It relaxes an overactive heart and improves the efficiency of the heart"s pumping action.
-Quinine Description
Quinine is used to prevent and treat malaria and nighttime leg muscle cramps.
-Ranitidine Description
Ranitidine decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is used to treat some types of gastrointestinal ulcers and conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid. Ranitidine also is used to prevent the recurrence of ulcers.
-Reserpine Description
Reserpine controls high blood pressure by widening the openings of the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. Reserpine also has been used to treat some blood vessel diseases such as Raynaud"s disease.
-Rifampin Description
Rifampin eliminates bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). It generally is used with other drugs to treat tuberculosis and to prevent you from giving the infection to others. It has also been used to treat leprosy.
-Salsalate Description
Salsalate is used to treat the pain and inflammation of arthritis. It is chemically related to aspirin and other salicylates.
-Secobarbital Description
Secobarbital, a barbiturate, is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia-to help you fall asleep. It also is used as a sedative to relieve anxiety before surgery.
-Selenium Sulfide Description
Selenium sulfide, an anti-infective agent, relieves itching and flaking of the scalp and removes the dry, scaly particles that are commonly referred to as dandruff or seborrhea.
-Silver Sulfadiazine Description
Silver sulfadiazine is used to prevent and treat infections of second-and third-degree burns. It kills a wide variety of bacteria.
-Spironolactone Description
Spironolactone is used to treat high blood pressure and water retention caused by conditions such as heart and liver disease and lung problems. It causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water into the urine.
-Stool Softeners Description
Stool softeners soften stools, making them easier to pass. They are taken on a short-term basis to relieve constipation by people who should avoid straining during bowel movements because of heart conditions, hemorrhoids, and other problems.
-Sucralfate Description
Sucralfate is used to treat ulcers. It adheres to damaged ulcer tissue and protects against acid and enzymes so healing can occur.
-Sulfacetamide Ophthalmic Description
Sulfacetamide stops the growth of bacteria that cause certain eye infections. It is used to treat eye infections and to prevent them after injuries.
-Sulfamethoxazole Description
Sulfamethoxazole, a sulfa drug, eliminates bacteria that cause infections, especially urinary tract infections.
-Sulfasalazine Description
Sulfasalazine is a sulfa drug used to relieve and prevent irritation of the colon and rectum caused by mild or moderate ulcerative colitis.
-Sulfisoxazole Description
Sulfisoxazole, a sulfa drug, eliminate bacteria that cause infections, especially urinary tract infections.
-Sulindac Description
Sulindac relieves the pain, tenderness, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by certain types of arthritis, including gout.
-Tamoxifen Description
Tamoxifen has been used to treat both advanced and early stage breast cancer. It has been used for nearly 20 years to treat patients with advanced breast cancer.
-Temazepam Description
Temazepam is used on a short-term basis to treat insomnia - to help you fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.
-Terazosin Description
Terazosin controls high blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. It also has been used to treat urinating difficulty due to an enlarged prostate gland.
-Terbutaline Description
Terbutaline, a bronchodilator, relaxes and opens the air passages to the lungs, making it easier to breather. It is used to relieve asthma attacks and troubled breathing caused by emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases.
-Terconazole Description
Terconazole, an antifungal agent, is used to treat fungal infections of the vagina.
-Terfenadine Description
Terfenadine, an antihistamine, is used to relieve hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, throat irritation, and red, irritated, itchy, and tearing eyes. It causes fewer side effects, particularly drowsiness, than other antihistamines.
-Tetracycline Description
Tetracycline, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause infections, including, lyme disease, pneumonia, acne, venereal or sexually transmitted disease, and bladder infections. It is not effective for viral infections such as the common cold.
-Theophylline Description
Theophylline, a bronchodilator, relaxes and opens the air passages to the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It relieves shortness of breath, wheezing, and troubled breathing caused by asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. It also suppresses asthma caused by exercise.
-Thiamine Description
Thiamine is a vitamin used by the body to break down sugars in the diet. The medication helps correct nerve and heart problems that occur when a person"s diet does not contain enough thiamine. It also is used to treat alcoholism, stomach or bowel diseases, and numbness or tingling in the feet and legs associated with pregnancy.
-Thioguanine Description
Thioguanine is chemotherapy that is given as a treatment for some types of cancer. Thioguanine slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in your body.
-Thioridazine Description
Thioridazine is a tranquilizer used to treat emotional and mental conditions. It also is used to treat depression, behavior problems in children, and sleep distrubances.
-Thiotepa Description
Thiotepa is chemotherapy that is given as a treatment for ovary or breast cancer. The purpose of chemotherapy is to control your illness so that your own body can aid in your recovery. It is important to build up your body"s defense system, and a balanced diet is needed to build a healthy body. Ask your doctor for advice on your diet.
-Thiothixene Description
Thiothixene is a tranquilizer used to treat emotional and mental conditions.
-Thyroglobulin Description
Thyroglobulin supplies the body with thyroid hormone and is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Without this hormone, the body cannot function properly, resulting in poor growth, slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry thick skin, and increased sensitivity to cold. When taken correctly, thyroglobulin can reverse all of these symptoms.
-Thyroid Description
Thyroid is a hormone produced by the body. The thyroid in medicine usually comes from pig thyroid glands and is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Without this hormone, the body cannot function properly, resulting in poor growth, slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry thick skin, and increased sensitivity to cold. When taken correctly, thyroid can reverse all of these symptoms. Thyroid is also used to treat goiter.
-Timolol Ophthalmic Description
Timolol ophthalmic reduces pressure in the eyeball. It is used to treat glaucoma and other eye diseases when increased pressure can lead to gradual loss of vision.
-Timolol Oral Description
Timolol is used tocontrol high blood pressure and to prevent heart pain and recurrence of heart attacks.
-Tobramycin Ophthalmic Description
Tobramycin kills bacteria that cause certain eye infections.
-Tocainide Description
Tocainide is used to treat and prevent irregular heartbeats i.e., arrhythmias. It acts on the heart muscle to improve the heart"s rhythm.
-Tolazamide Description
Tolazamide is used to treat type II or noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, particularly in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet alone or who cannot tolerate insulin injections. Tolazamide helps to lower blood sugar by stimulating the pancreas to secrete insulin and helping the body use insulin efficiently. The pancreas must be capable of producing insulin for this medication to work. Tolazamide is not used to treat type I or insulin-dependent diabetes.
-Tolbutamide Description
Tolbutamide is used to treat type II i.e., noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, particularly in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet alone or who cannot tolerate insulin injections. Tolbutamide helps to lower blood sugar by stimulating the pancreas to secrete insulin and helping the body use insulin efficiently. The pancreas must be capable of producing insulin for this medication to work. Tolbutamide is not used to treat type I i.e., insulin-dependent diabetes.
-Tolemetin Description
Tolmetin relieves the pain, tenderness, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by certain types of arthritis.
-Tolnaftate Description
Tolnaftate stops the growth of fungi that cause skin infections, including athlete"s foot, jock itch, and body ringworm.
-Tranylcypromine Description
Tranylcypromine, a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor, is an antidepressant i.e., mood elevator. It is used to treat depression.
-Trazodone Description
Trazodone is an antidepressant drug used to treat depression and anxiety. Trazodone has also been used to treat the shakiness, anxiety, and depression associated with alcoholism.
-Tretinoin Description
Tretinoin is used to treat acne and various skin conditions. It promotes peeling of affected skin areas and unclogs pores. Tretinoin controls acne but does not cure it.
-Triamcinolone Inhalation Description
Triamcinolone, a corticosteroid, is similar to a natural hormone produced by your adrenal glands. It is used to manage severe chronic bronchial asthma. Triamcinolone inhalation is not used for the rapid relief of breathing problems. If you do not have another drug inhaler for prompt relief of breathing difficulty, ask your doctor to prescribe one.
-Triamcinolone Topical Description
Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. It also is used to relieve the discomfort of mouth sores.
-Triamterene Description
Triamterene is used to treat water retention caused by conditions such as heart, kidney, and liver disease. It causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water from the body into the urine.
-Triazolam Description
Triazolam is used on a short-term basis to treat insomnia - to help you fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.
-Trifluoperazine Description
Trifluoperazne is a tranquilizer used to treat emotional and mental conditions.
-Trihexyphenidyl Description
Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat Parkinson"s disease and to control the side effects of certain other drugs.
-Trimeprazine Description
Trimeprazine, an antihistamine, relieves the itching caused by eczema and various skin rashes, including allergic skin rashes caused by poison ivy.
-Trimethadione Description
Trimethadione acts on the brain and nervous system to control absence or petite mal seizures.
-Trimethobenzamide Description
Trimethobenzamide controls nausea and vomiting. It is prescribed for patients with the flu and other illness.
-Valproic Acid Description
Valporic acid is used, alone with other drugs, to control seizures and convulsions.
-Verapamil Description
Verapamil is used to control irregular heartbeats, to control or relieve heart pain i.e., angina pectoris, and to lower blood pressure.
-Vinblastine Description
It is an alkaloid based anticancer drug obtained from the periwinkle plant. Vinblastine belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastic agents. It is used to treat certain kinds of cancer, including lymphoma and cancer of the breast or testicles, as well as some noncancerous conditions.
-Vincristine Description
Vincristine is chemotherapy that is given as a treatment for some types of cancer. Vincristine is used to treat Kaposi"s sarcoma (a type of cancer) and non-Hodgkin"s lymphoma. Kaposi"s sarcoma has become the fourth most common AIDS-defining illness. Non-Hodgkin"s lymphomas are a category of cancers that have become increasingly common in people with AIDS.
-Warfarin Description
Warfarin, an anticoagulant, prevents harmful blood clots from forming or getting larger.
-Zidovudine Description
Zidovudine is used to treat symptoms of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or advanced AIDS-related complex (ARC). Treatment with zidovundine dose not prevent the spread of AIDS to other people. This drug cannot cure HIV infections, but it may decrease the frequency and severity of complications associated with AIDS and ARC. Zidovudine may slow or stop the progression of HIV infections.









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