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Abw's Drug Cards

BrandGenericTherapeuticUsesPt. edu
Anti-tuss, GG-Cen, Robitussin Dextromethorphan w/guaifenesin Anti-tussives (allergy, cold, cough remedies) expectorant Cough suppressants & expectorant Increase fluid intake Do not chew or crush
Vicodin (schedule III) Hydrocodone, acetaminophine Anti-tussives, Anti-pyrectics Mild to moderate pain No alcohol May cause drowsiness; Do not operate heavy machinery
Concerta Methylphenidate CNS Stimulant (Schedule II) ADHD none
Strattera none ADHD agent Increase attention span none
Vyvanse none ADHD Stimulant Increase attention span none
Amrix, Flexeril none Muscle relaxants Muscle spasm and sprain; Fibromyalgia Avoid driving No Alcohol May cause drowsiness
Chantix none Smoking deterrents Smoking cessation; Report depression none
Enablex none Urinary tract antispasmodics Over active bladder none
Flomax tamsulosin Prostatic gland BPH Report dizziness Take time standing
Klor-Con potassium chloride Electrolyte replacements supplements Hypocalemic conditions Avoid Na+ subs. or low-salt, milk
Lasix furosemide Edema, Hypertension, CHF Increase K+;Monitor K+ level Consult HCP for diet, and if again more than 3 lbs
Levothroid/Synthroid, Levoxyle B levothyroxine Hyperthyroidism Thyroid supplements in hyperthyroidism Do not stop doses Take on empty stomach Take w/8oz of water
Mirapex pramipexole Anti-Parkinson Agent Parkinson Disease; Decrease restless leg Avoid alcohol Postural hypotension
Nexium esomeprazole Anti-ulcer agent Diminished gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) none
Premarin estrogens, conjugated (equine) Hormones Menopause; Osteoporosis Wash hands after use Keep away from children; Report vaginal sensitivity
Zyloprim allopurinol Anti-gout agents; Anti-hyperuremics Gout; Renal calculus; Kidney stone Stay out of sun Sensitivity to UV
Coumadin warfarin Anti-coagulants Clots; DVT Cerebral TIAs Take same time each day
Plavix (black box warning - Liver) clopidogrel Platelet aggregation inhibitor; anti-thrombotic MI and Stroke Avoid aspirin and NSAIDS
Atripla none Anti-viral Prevent HIV in body Avoid alcohol; Hallucinations
Tamiflu oseltamivir Anti-viral Treatment of flu H1N1 none
Zovirax acyclovir Anti-viral Herpes simplex; Varicella-Zoster virus none
Lumigan bimatoprost Prostaglandin agonist Glaucoma Burning of eyes Irritation of blurred vision
Patanol olopatadine (Pataday) ocular anti-histamine Allergic conjunctivitis; Itchy eyes (seasonal allergies) May cause burning
Timoptic timolol maleate Anti-glaucoma; Ocular hypertension Glaucoma and ocular hypertension Do not stop suddenly
Travatan travaprost Prostaglandin agonist Glaucoma; Intraocular hypertension Eyelid discoloration Blurred vision
Xalatan latanoprost Prostaglandin agonist Anti-ocular hypertension none
Actonel/Boniva/Fosamax risedronate Bone resorption inhibitor Osteoporosis; Pagent's disease Take w/ 6-8oz water Remain upright for 30 min Take on empty stomach
Reclast zoledronic acid Bone metabolism regulator Hypocalemia; Pagent's disease Report flu-like symptoms muscle weakness
Lyrica none Analgesics; Anti-convulsants Fibromyalgia; Anticonvulsants Avoid alcohol Report blurred vision
Topamax none Anti-convulsants; Anti-epileptic Seizures, migrane, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia Take as directed Do not stop dose Take w/full glass of water to avoid kidney stones
Celebrex Celecoxib Anti-rheumatic; Anti-arthritis; menstrual pain Relief of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis GI toxicity (abdominal pain, black stool)
Restasis none Immunosuppressant; Anti-rheumatic Keratoconjunctivitis Do not skip doses Do not double dose; Take same time each day
Voltaren diclofenac sodium (oral) Analgesics; NSAIDS Rheumatoid arthritis; Gout Do not combine w/other meds Take w/full glass of water, remain upright for 30 min
Avelox moxifloxacin Antibiotics (anti-infectives) Skin; Sinusitis; Bronchitis; UTI; Pneumonia bronchitis Push fluids Watch for skin rashes
Levaquin Levofloxacin Antibiotics (anti-infectives) Bacterial infections; UTI; Respiratory infections Stay out of sun
Zithromax (Z-pack) arithromycin Antibiotic (anti-infectives) Gonorrhea; H pylori; Lower respiratory infections; bacterial conjunctivitis Take w/food stay out sun
Zymar none Antibiotic (anti-infectives) Bronchitis pneumonia; UTI; Gonorrhea; Upper Respiratory Report diarrhea Tendon pain; GI upset
Celexa none Anti-depressants Depression none
Cymbalta none Anti-depressants; Anti-anxiety Fibromyalgia; Diabetic neuropathy; Arthritis Take same time each day Do not stop abruptly
Elavil amitriptyline Anti-depressants Insomnia; Fibromyalgia Effects not notice for 2 wks Drowsiness, blurred vision
Lexapro escitalopram Anti-depressants Major depressive disorder; Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) Avoid alcohol Suicidal tendencies
Crestor rosuvastatin Lipid-lowering agent Lower cholesterol Do not take with antacid Do not take w/grapefruit juice
Lipitor atorvastatin Lipid-lowering agent Hypercholesterolemia (raises HDL) No alcohol Report muscle pain and soreness Monitor liver functions
Niaspan Niacin Lipid-lowering agent Hypercholesterolemia Pt feels like they are on fire Flushing sweating, itching Take at night; Avoid alcohol; Take 1 aspirin 30 min prior to dose (reduces flushing)
Tricor fenofibrate Lipid-lowering agent High triglycerides Report muscle weakness, pain, soreness; Monitor liver functions
Zocor simvastatin Lipid-lowering agent Hypercholesterolemia; Hyperlipidemia No grapefruit juice Muscle pain, weakness; Monitor liver functions
Aricept donepezil Anti-Alzheimer's agent Dementia, Alzheimer's disease Decrease pulse rate GI ulceration and bleeding; Fainting
Exelon (patch) rivastigmine Anti-Alzheimer's agent Dementia, Alzheimer's disease Drowsiness Be aware standing suddenly
Namenda none Anti-Alzheimer's agent Dementia Drowsiness Be aware standing
Atarax hydroxyzine Anti-anxiety; Sedative/hypnotic; Anti-histamine; Anti-pyretic; Anti-emetic Anxiety; Hives; Itching; Rash No alcohol
Buspar, Bustab buspirone Anti-anxiety agents Anxiety; PMS; Nicotine withdrawal Headache Blurred vision nervousness
Effexor venlafaxine Anti-anxiety; Anti-depressant Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD); Depression Avoid alcohol
Valium diazepam Anti-anxiety Insomnia; Anxiety; Paraplegia; Alcohol withdrawal No alcohol Caution while driving
Xanax Alprazolam Anti-anxiety agent; Sedative/hypnotic Anxiety and Panic disorder No alcohol No heavy machinery
Ambien, Edluar, Intermezzo zolpidem Sedative/Hypnotics Insomnia 7-8 hrs sleep required Avoid alcohol
Lunesta eszopiclone Sedative/Hypnotics Insomnia 7-8 hrs sleep required Avoid alcohol
Actos/Actoplus/Met/Duet pioglitazone Anti-diabetics Type 2 diabetes hyperglycemic episodes Contraceptive use
Byetta none (exenatide) Anti-diabetics Type 2 diabetes Take as directed Do not double dose or stop dose
Glucophage metformin Anti-diabetics Type 2 diabetes mellitus Report nausea and diarrhea
Glipizide (XL) glucotrol Anti-diabetics Type 2 diabetes none
Glyset miglitol Anti-diazabetics Type 2 diabetes No alcohol may cause nausea and diarrhea
Januiva/Janumet sitagliptin Anti-diabetics Type 2 diabetes No alcohol May cause nausea and diarrhea
Lantus insulin glargine Anti-diabetic Control Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes Take as directed Instruct on hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
Onglyza none Anti-diabetic Type 2 diabetes None
Abilify none Anti-psychotics Schizophrenia; Bipolar; Depression; Restless leg disorder none
Invega none Anti-psychotics Schizophrenia Take as directed do not double dose Orthostatic hypotension
Risperdal Risperidone Anti-psychotic Schizophrenia; Bipolar; Dementia; Autism Avoid alcohol Orthostatic hypotension
Seroquel none Anti-psychotic Schizophrenia Avoid alcohol Orthostatic hypotension; Report thoughts of suicide
Zyprexa none Anti-psychotic Schizophrenia Avoid alcohol Report thoughts of suicide
Advair none Anti-inflammatory; cortiosteriod inhaler; Bronchidilator Asthma and COPD Dry mouth Chest pain; Shortness of Breath (SOB)
Asmanex none Anti-asthmatic; Anti-inflammatory; Corticosteriod inhaler Asthma; Allergic rhinitis Dry mouth Increase fluid intake
Astelin none Anti-histamine nasal spray Seasonal allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis none
Azmacort none Anti-inflammatory inhaler Asthmatic bronchitis Increase heart rate Dry mouth Sore throat; Do not stop meds immediately
Combivent ipratropium bromide, Albuterol Bronchodilator; Corticosteroid inhaler Asthma Do not stop meds immediately
Nasonex mometasone Corticosteroid; Anti-inflammatory Allergic rhinitis and nasal polyps Take as directed Report nose bleed Short-term use
Symbicort (budesonide & formoterol) Bronchodilator; Corticosteroid inhaler Asthma and COPD Do not take w/grapefruit juice Avoid people w/infections
Dilantin phenytoin Anti-arrhythmics; Anti-convulsants Seizures Do not stop meds abruptly
Lanoxin digoxin Anti-arrhythmics; Inotropics Cardia arrhythmics No sudden start or stop of meds
Androgel testosterone topical Testosterone replacement therapy Low or no testosterone; Hormone replacement Report prolong erection Female should not come in contact w/gel; Wash hands immediately; Report breast enlargement
Cialis none Erectile dysfunction (ED); Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) ED; BPH Chest Pain Shortness of Breath (SOB Erection more than 3 hrs
Levitra none Erectile Dysfunction agent ED; Impotence Take as directed 1 hr before sex Report painful erection more than 4 hrs
Apri none Oral contraceptives Prevention of pregnancy Take as directed Report break through bleeding
Created by: Ggoosey



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