HOW ACE INHIBITOR DRUGS WORK

Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are used to reduce high blood pressure and relieve heart failure. They work by blocking the action of an enzyme in the blood that is…

Diabetes Drugs Alert

Taking pioglitazone? Know the side-effects and switch to a different drug, if possible. Recent research has shown that popular type 2 diabetes drug pioglitazone (sold under various brand names in…

Decongestants

Drugs that are used to relieve congestion of the nose and sinuses. COMMON DRUGS • Ephedrine • Oxymetazoline • Phenylephrine • Phenylpropanolamine • Pseudoephedrine Decongestants act to relieve congestion in the…

Cold and Flu Remedies

Preparations containing drugs that ease the symptoms of colds and flu. COMMON DRUGS ANALGESICS • Acetaminophen • Aspirin • Ibuprofen DECONGESTANTS • Ephedrine • Oxymetazolino • Phenylephrine • Phenylpropanolamine •…

Cough Remedies

Preparations containing various drugs used to relieve coughing. COMMON DRUGS EXPECTORANTS • Ammonium chloride • Guaifenesin MUCOLYTIC DRUGS • Acetylcysteine • Dornase alfa OPIOID COUGH SUPPRESSANTS • Codeine • Hydrocodone…

Bronchodilator Drugs

Drugs that widen the airways of the lungs to ease breathing difficulties. COMMON DRUGS SYMPATHOMIMETICS • Albuterol • Ephedrine • Epinephrine • Isoprenaline • Isoproterenol • Pirbuterol ANTICHOLINERGICS • Alropine…

Corticosteroids for Respiratory Disease

A group of anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat several respiratory disorders. COMMON DRUGS • Beclomethasone • Budcsonidc • Fluticasone • Hydrocortisone • Prednisolone • Prednisone Corticosteroids are drugs that are…

Glaucoma Medication / Drugs

Drugs that are used to reduce abnormally high pressure inside the eye. COMMON DRUGS MIOTICS • Carbachol • Pilocarpine CARBONIC ANHYDRASE INHIBITORS • Aceiazolamide • Dichlorphenamide • Dorzolamide BETA BLOCKER…

Eye Medications / Drugs

Drugs that are used to treat a variety of disorders affecting the eye. COMMON DRUGS ANTI-INFECTIVE DRUGS • Acyclovir • Chloramphenicol • Ciprofloxacin • Gcntamicin • Neomycin • Polvmvxin B…

Ear Medication / Drugs

Drugs that are used to treat disorders of the outer, middle, or inner ear. COMMON DRUGS ANTIBIOTICS • Chloramphenicol • Clioquinol • Clotrimazole • Gemamicin • Neomycin ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS • Aluminum…

Antiemetic Drugs

A group of drugs used to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting. COMMON DRUGS ANTIHISTAMINES * Cyclizine * Dimenhydrinate * Diphenhydramine * Meclizine PHENOTHIAZINES * Perphenazine * Prochlorperazine * Promethazine…

Ulcer-healing Drugs

Drugs that reduce the secretion of acid by the stomach, helping peptic ulcers heal. COMMON DRUGS PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS • Lansoprazole • Omeprazole H2, BLOCKERS • Cimciidine • Famotidine •…

Aminosalicylate Drugs

A group of drugs used to reduce chronic inflammation of the intestines. COMMON DRUGS • Balsalazide • Mesalamine • Olsiilazine • Sulfasalazine Aminosalicylates are a group of anti-inflammatory drugs, chemically…

Antidiarrheal Drugs

Drugs that stop diarrhea by slowing the passage of the intestinal contents or regulating the action of the intestine. COMMON DRUGS OPIOIDS • Codeine • Diphenoxylate with atropine • Loperamide…

Oral Rehydration Solutions

Preparations used to treat dehydration resulting from diarrhea and vomiting. Oral rehydration solutions are used to replace water and other essential substances, such as sodium, that are lost as a…

Antacids

Drugs that neutralize excess acid to relieve indigestion or help peptic ulcers heal. COMMON DRUGS • Alginic acid • Aluminum hydroxide • Calcium carbonate Magaldrate • Magnesium hydroxide • Simethicone…

Laxatives

Drugs used to relieve constipation or clear the intestine before a medical procedure. COMMON DRUGS BULK-FORMING AGENTS • Bran • Methylcellulose • Psyllium OSMOTIC LAXATIVES •Glycerin • Lactulose FECAL SOFTENERS/…

Antihypertensive Drugs

Drugs used to treat high blood pressure, a condition also known as hypertension. High blood pressure requires treatment mainly because it increases the risk of both coronary artery disease and…