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Trade NameGeneric NameClassificationActionUse
Lipitor atorvastatin antihyperlipidemic Inhibits HMG-CoA,the enzyme that catalyzes the first step in the cholesterol synthesis pathwaybthereby reducing serum cholesterol. Treatment of high cholesterol and triglycerides.
Vicodin hydrocodone and acetaminophen narcotic analgesic CIII decreases pain reception in the brain. pain
Toprol XL metoprolol beta blocker blocks beta adrenergic receptors in the heart,decreasing heart excitability angina,hypertension
Synthroid levothyroxine sodium thyroid hormone increases metabolic rate of body tissues,cardiac output and oxygen consumption hypothyroidism
Singulair montelukast leukotriene receptor antagonist inhibits leukotriene formation blocking asthma
Lexapro escitalopram antidepressant/SSRI decreases neuron reuptake of serotonin. depression
Plavix clopidogrel antiplatelet drug decreases platlet aggregation which prevent blood clot formation. prevents or reduces blood clot formation
Zocor simvastatin antihyperlipidemic inhibits HMG-CoA reductase which decreases cholesterol production and serum LDLs high blood cholesterol
Nexium esomeprazole proton pump inhibitor suppresses gastric acid secretion in the stomach GERD,ulcers,erosive,esophagitis
Amoxil amoxicillin penicillin antibiotic inhibits cell wall synthesis;bactericidal bacterial infections
Created by: jillbrookes1