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Drug Names and Uses

generic/brand names and their indications

QuestionAnswer
Acetaminophen with Codeine 1. Tylenol/Phenaphen with Codeine 2. Mild to moderate and moderate to severe pain Class: Opioid Analgesic
Acyclovir 1. Zovirax 2. Genital herpes, Chickenpox, Herpes Zoster(shingles) Class: Antiviral
Albuterol Sulfate (inhalation) 1. Proventil, Ventolin, Proair 2. Relief of bronchospasm Class: Antiasthmatic
Alendronate Sodium 1. Fosamax 2. Osteoporosis Class: Osteoporosis Agent
Allopurinol 1. Zyloprim 2. Gout and uric acid nephropathy Class: Agent for gout
Alprazolam 1. Xanax 2. Anxiety, panic disorders Class: Antianxiety Agent
Amiodarone 1. Cordarone, Pacerone 2. Arrhythmias (ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia) Class: Antiarrhythmic
Amitriptyline Hydrochloride 1. Elavil 2. Depression Class: Antidepressant
Amlodipine Besylate 1. Norvasc 2. Hypertension (calcium channel blocker) Class: Antihypertensive
Amlodipine Besylate with Benazepril HCl 1. Lotrel 2. Hypertension Class: Antihypertensive
Amoxicillin Trihydrate 1. Amoxil, Moxatag, Trimox 2. Gram-negative bugs and gram-positive bugs (inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis) Class: Antibiotic
Amoxicillin with Clavulanate Potassium 1. Augmentin & Augmentin XR 2. Sinusitis and otitis media, LRT infections, skin infections and UTI's caused by beta-lactamase producing strains of various bugs Class: Antibiotic
Amphetamine with Dextroamphetamine Salts 1. Adderall & Adderall XR 2. Symptoms of narcolepsy, ADD with hyperactivity Class: CNS Agent for ADHD
Aripiprazole 1. Abilify 2. Schizophrenia, acute manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder Class: Antipsychotic
Atenolol 1. Tenormin 2. Hypertension, Angina pectoris (beta- blocker) Class: Antihypertensive
Atorvastatin Calcium 1. Lipitor 2. Primary hypercholesterolemia, mixed dyslipidemia, elevated serum triglyceride levels, primary dysbetalipoproteinemia and reduction in risk for MI. Class: Antihyperlipidemic
Azelastine HCl 1. Astelin 2. nonallergic vasomotor rhinits and seasonal allergic rhinitis (rhinorrhea, sneezing, and nasal pruritus) Class: Antiallergy Agent
Azithromycin Dihydrate 1. Zithromax & Zmax 2. Various infections Class: Macrolide antibiotic
Baclofen 1. Lioresal 2. Spasticity resulting from multiple sclerosis Class: Muscle Relaxant
Benazepril Hydrochloride 1. Lotensin 2. Hypertension (Ace inhibitor) Class: Antihypertensive
Benzonatate 1. Tessalon 2. Relief of cough Class: Antitussive
Benztropin Mesylate 1. Cogentin 2. Control of extrapyramidal disorders; all forms of Parkinsonism Class: Antiparkinson Agent
Budesonide and Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate (Inhalation) 1. Symbicort 2. Asthma and COPD Class: Antiasthmatic
Bumetanide 1. Bumex 2. Edema associated with CHF, cirrhosis of the liver, and renal disease Class: Diuretic
Bupropion HCl 1. Wellbutrin, Zyban 2. Treatment of depression, prevention of seasonal major depressive episodes, and smoking cessation Class: Antidepressant
Buspirone HCl 1. BuSpar 2. Anxiety Class: Antianxiety Agent
Butalbital, Acetaminophen, & Caffeine 1. Fioricet, Esgic-Plus 2. Tension headache Agent: Analgesic
Carbamazepine 1. Tegretol, Tegretol XR, Carbatrol ER, Equetrol ER 2. Seizure disorders (partial seizures with complex symptomatology, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and mixed seizure patterns), trigeminal neuralgia pain Class: Anticonvulsant
Carbidopa with Levodopa 1. Sinemet, Sinemet CR 2. Parkinson's Class: Antiparkinson Agent
Carisoprodol 1. Soma 2. Relief of discomfort associate with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions Class: Muscle Relaxant
Carvedilol 1. Coreg & Coreg CR 2. Hypertension, mild to moderate heart failure of ischemic or cardiomyopathic origin, and in patients with left ventricular dysfunction following MI Class: Antihypertensive
Celecoxib 1. Celebrex 2. Symptoms of osteoarthritis, management of actue pain and dysmenorrhea, familial adenomatous polyposis, ankylosing spondylitis Class: NSAID
Cephalexin Monohydrate 1. Keflex 2. Infections Class: Cephalosporin Antibiotic
Chlorpheniramine with Hydrocodone 1. Tussionex 2. Relief of cough and upper respiratory symptoms associated with allergy/cold. Class: Antitussive
Ciprofloxacin HCL 1. Cipro & Cipro XR 2. Infections Class: Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic
Citalopram Hydrobromide 1. Celexa 2. Depression Class: Antidepressant
Clindamycin HCl (oral) 1. Cleocin 2. infections Class: Antibiotic
Clonazepam 1. Klonopin 2. Seizures Class: Antiepileptic
Clonidine HCl 1. Catapres & Nexiclon XR 2. hypertension Class: Antihypertensive
Clopidogrel Bisulfate 1. Plavix 2. Reduction of atherosclerotic events Class: Hematological Agent
Clotrimazole with Betamethasone Dipropionate 1. Lotrisone 2. Tinea cruris (jock itch), tinea corporis (ringworm) and tinea pedis (athlete's foot) Class: Topical Antifungal
Cyclobenzaprine HCl 1. Amrix, Flexeril, Fexmid 2. Skeletal muscle spasms Class: Muscle Relaxant
Darifenacin Hydrobromide 1. Enablex 2. Overactive bladder Class: Urinary Bladder Modifier
Desvenlafaxine 1. Pristiq 2. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Class: Antidepressant
Dexlansoprazole 1. Dexilant 2. Heartburn, to maintain healing of erosive esophagitis Class: Gastric Antisecretory
Diazepam 1. Valium 2. Anxiety, withdrawal symptoms of acute alcoholism, skeletal muscle spasm, adjunct therapy in convulsive disorders, cardioversion, status epilepticus and severe recurrent convulsive disorders Class: Antianxiety Agent
Diclofenac Sodium (oral) 1. Voltaren & Voltaren XR 2. Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis Class: NSAID
Diclofenac Sodium (topical) 1. Voltaren Gel 2. Relief of the pain of osteoarthritis of joints such as knees and hands Class: NSAID
Dicyclomine HCl 1. Bentyl 2. Fuctional and irritable bowel syndromes Class: GI Antispasmodic
Digoxin 1. Lanoxin, Digitek 2. Heart failure, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia Class: Inotropic Agent
Diltiazem HCl 1. Cardizem, Cartia, Tiazac 2. Angina pectoris, hypertension, and temporary control of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter Class: Antihypertensive/Antianginal
Diphenoxylate HCl with Atropine Sulfate 1. Lomotil 2. Adjunct in management of diarrhea Class: Antidiarrheal
Dipyridamole and Aspirin 1. Aggrenox 2. Reduce the risk of stroke Class: Antiplatelet Agent
Divalproex Sodium 1. Depakote & Depakote ER 2. Simple (petit mal), complex absence and complex partial seizures; acute mania or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder; prophylaxis of migraine headaches Class: Anticonvulsant/Antipsychotic
Donepezil HCl 1. Aricept 2. Alzheimer's dementia Class: Agent for Alzheimer's Dementia
Doxazosin Mesylate 1. Cardura & Cardura XL 2. Hypertension, Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) Class: Antihypertensive/BPH Agent
Doxepin HCl 1. Sinequan 2. Psychoneurotic patients with depression and/or anxiety, depression, anxiety associated with alcoholism, other types of depression Class: Antidepressant
Doxycycline Hyclate 1. Vibramycin, Doryx 2. Infections Class: Tetracycline Antibiotic
Duloxetine HCl 1. Cymbalta 2. Major Depressive Disorder, neuropathic pain, generalized anxiety disorder Class: Antidepressant
Enalapril Maleate 1. Vasotec 2. Hypertension, CHF, asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction Class: antihypertensive
Escitalopram Oxalate 1. Lexapro 2. Depression, generalized anxiety disorder Class: Antidepressant
Esomeprazole Magnesium 1. Nexium 2. Short-term treatment of erosive esophagitis, GERD, maintain healing of esophagitis and gastric ulcers, adjunct in H. pylori infection, reduction of gastric ulcers, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Class: Gastric Antisecretory
Estradiol (topical) 1. Vivelle-Dot 2. moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause, treatment of vulval and vaginal atrophy and treatment of hypoestrogenism Class: Hormone/Estrogen
Conjugated Estrogens (vaginal) 1. Premarin Varginal 2. Atrophic vaginitis and kraurosis vulvae; moderate to severe dyspareunia Class: Hormone/Estrogen
Conjugated Estrogens (systemic) 1. Premarin 2. Vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause, female hypogonadism, castration and primary ovarian failure; breast cancer (palliation), prostatic carcinoma (palliation), prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis Class: Hormone/Estrogen
Eszopiclone 1. Lunesta 2. Insomnia Class: Sedative
Ezetimibe 1. Zetia 2. Reduction of cholesterol Class: Antihyperlipidemic
Ezetimibe with Simvastatin 1. Vytorin 2. Reduction of cholesterol Class: Antihyperlipidemic
Famciclovir 1. Famvir 2. genital herpes, herpes zoster (shingles) Class: Antiviral
Famotidine 1. Pepcid 2. duodenal ulcer, hypersecretory conditions, benign gastric ulcers, GERD Class: Gastric Antisecretory
Fenofibrate 1. Tricor 2. Reduction of cholesterol; hypertriglyceridemia Class: Antihyperlipidemic
Fentanyl (transdermal) 1. Duragesic 2. Chronic pain Class: Opioid Analgesic
Finasteride 1. Proscar 2. BPH Class: Prostate Anti-inflammatory
Fluconazole 1. Diflucan 2. fungal infections Class: Antifungal
Fluoxetine HCl 1. Prozac, Sarafem 2. Depression, OCD, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder Class: Antidepressant
Fluticasone Propionate (inhalation) 1. Flovent 2. Asthma Class: Antiasthmatic
Fluticasone Propionate (nasal) 1. Flonase 2. Seasonal and perennial rhinitis Class: Antiallergy Agent
Fluticasone Propionate with Salmeterol Xinafoate 1. Advair 2. asthma, COPD Class: Antiasthmatic
Folic Acid 1. Folacin, Pteroylglutamine Acid, Folate 2. Anemias Class: Vitamin
Furosemide 1. Lasix 2. edema-associated CHF, cirrhosis of the liver and renal disease, acute pulmonary edema Class: Diuretic
Gabapentin 1. Neurontin 2. partial seizures, postherpetic neuralgia Class: Anticonvulsant/Antineuralgic
Gemfibrozil 1. Lopid 2. Hyperlipidemia Class: Antihyperlipidemic
Glimepiride 1. Amaryl 2. Lower blood glucose Class: Antidiabetic
Glipizide 1. Glucotrol & Glucotrol XL 2. Treatment of non-insulin dependent DM Class: Antidiabetic
Glyburide 1. Micronase, Diabeta 2. Treatment of non-insulin dependent DM Class: Antidiabetic
Hydrochlorothiazide 1. Microzide 2. Edema associated with CHF, hepatic cirrhosis, corticosteroid and estrogen therapy or various forms of renal dysfunction; hypertension Class: Diuretic
Hydrocodone Bitartrate with Acetaminophen 1. Lortab, Vicodin, Lorcet, Norco 2. Moderate to moderately severe pain Class: Opioid Analgesic
Hydromorphone HCl 1. Exalgo, Dilaudid 2. Pain Class: Opioid Analgesic
Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate 1. Plaquenil 2. Malaria, SLE, Rheumatoid arthritis Class: Antimalarial
Hydroxyzine HCl 1. Atarax 2. Anxiety and tension; pruritus due to allergic conditions, sedative Class: Antiallergy Agent
Hydroxyzine Pamoate 1. Vistaril 2. anxiety and tension; pruritus due to allergic conditions, sedative Class: Antianxiety Agent
Ibuprofen 1. Motrin 2. Mild to moderate pain and primary dysmenorrhea; rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile arthritis Class: NSAID
Insulin Aspart, rDNA origin 1. Novolog 2. Treatment of Type I DM or Type II DM Class: Antidiabetic
Insulin Detemir 1. Levemir 2. Adult and pediatric patients with type I DM or adult patients with Type II DM Class: Antidiabetic
Insulin Glargine, rDNA origin 1. Lantus 2. Adult and pediatric patients with type I DM or adult patients with type II DM Class: Antidiabetic
Insulin Lispro, rDNA origin 1. Humalog 2. Treatment of Type I DM or Type II DM Class: Antidiabetic
Ipratropium Bromide with Albuterol Sulfate 1. Combivent, DuoNeb 2. Bronchospasm associated with COPD Class: Antiasthmatic
Isosorbide Mononitrate 1. Imdur 2. Prophylatic treatment of angina pectoris Class: Antianginal
Lamotrigine 1. Lamictal & Lamictal XR 2. Partial or generalized seizures, primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, bipolar Class: Antiepileptic
Lansoprazole 1. Prevacid 2. Duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcers, erosive esophagitis, GERD, hypersecretory disorders including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome Class: Gastric Antisecretory
Latanoprost 1. Xalatan 2. Reduction of elevated intraocular pressure Class: Agent for glaucoma
Levalbuterol HCl 1. Xopenex 2. Bronchospasm Class: Antiasthmatic
Levetiracetam 1. Keppra 2. Partial onset seizures, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and in primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures Class: Anticonvulsant
Levofloxacin 1. Levaquin 2. Infections Class: Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic
Levothyroxine Sodium 1. Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid 2. Reduced or absent thyroid function Class: Hormone/Thyroid
Lidocaine (transdermal) 1. Lidoderm 2. Relief of pain Class: Topical analgesic
Lisinopril 1. Prinivil, Zestril 2. Hypertension, Adjunctive therapy in CHF Class: Antihypertensive
Lisinopril with HCTZ 1. Zestoretic, Prinzide 2. Hypertension Class: Antihypertensive
Lithium Carbonate 1. Lithonate, Lithotabs, Lithobid 2. Manic episodes of manic depressive illness Class: Antipsychotic
Lorazepam 1. Ativan 2. anxiety disorders, insomnia due to anxiety or transient situational stress, preanesthetic, sedation and relief of anxiety, treatment of status epilepticus Class: Antianxiety agent
Losartan Potassium 1. Cozaar 2. Hypertension, reduce the risk of stroke, diabetic nephropathy Class: Antihypertensive
Losartan Potassium with HCTZ 1. Hyzaar 2. Hypertension Class: Antihypertensive
Lovastatin 1. Mevacor 2. Primary hypercholesterolemia, slow progression of coronary atherosclerosis, primary prevention of CHD, reduce cholesterol Class: Antihyperlipidemic
Meloxicam 1. Mobic 2. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) Class: NSAID
Memantine HCl 1. Namenda 2. Alzheimer's Class: Agent for Alzheimer's Dementia
Metaxalone 1. Skelaxin 2. Acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions Class: Muscle Relaxant
Metformin HCl 1. Glucophage & Glucophage XR 2. Glycemic control in non-insulin dependent DM Class: Antidiabetic
Methadone HCl 1. Generic only 2. Severe pain, detoxification or temporary maintenance treatment of narcotic addition Case: Opioid Analgesic
Methocarbamol 1. Robaxin 2. Acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions, tetanus Class: Muscle Relaxant
Methotrexate 1. Trexall 2. Various cancers and leukemias, RA Class: Antimetabolite
Methylphenidate HCl (ER) 1. Concerta 2. ADD in children Class: CNS Agent for ADHD
Methylphenidate HCl (IR & ER) 1. Ritalin, Methylin, Metadate 2. ADD in children, narcolepsy in adults Class: CNS Agent for ADHD
Methylprednisolone 1. Medrol 2. Allergic & inflammatory disease, tuberculosis meningitis, trichinosis, proteinuria, ulcerative colitis, SLE, leukemias, lymphomas, anemias, thrombocytopenias, endocrine and respiratory disorders, MS Class: Anti-inflammatory
Metoclopramide HCl 1. Reglan 2. Diabetic gastroparesis, nausea and vomiting, GERD, to facilitate small bowel intubation Class: Antiemetic
Metoprolol Succinate 1. Toprol-XL 2. Hypertension, angina pectoris, heart failure Class: Antihypertensive
Metoprolol Tartrate 1. Lopressor 2. Hypertension, Acute MI Class: Antihypertensive
Milnacipran HCl 1. Savella 2. Fibromyalgia Class: Fibromyalgia Agent
Mirtazapine 1. Remeron 2. Depression Class: Antidepressant
Montelukast Sodium 1. Singulair 2. Asthma, seasonal allergic rhinitis, perennial allergic rhinitis, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction Class: Antiasthmatic
Mometasone Furoate Monohydrate (Intranasal) 1. Nasonex 2. Nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and perennial allergic rhinitis Class: Antiallergy Agent
Morphine Sulfate (ER) 1. MS Contin 2. Moderate to severe pain Class: Opioid Analgesic
Mupirocin (topical) 1. Bactroban 2. Impetigo, Various infections, Skin lesions due to infections Class: Topical Antibiotic
Naproxen 1. Naprosyn & EC-Naprosyn 2. Mild to moderate pain, primary dysmenorrhea, acute tendinitis, bursitis, RA, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute gout Class: NSAID
Nebivolol HCl 1. Bystolic 2. Hypertension Class: Antihypertensive
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