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Drug Class - basic

A basic description of uses for classifications (Top 200)

ClassificationUse
5-HT1 serotonin agonist migraine headache
ACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) inhibitor lower blood pressure
alpha adrenergic blocker 1. Lower blood pressure 2. For an enlarged prostate
analgesic pain reliever
angiotensin II lower blood pressure
anorexiant / appetite suppressor weight loss
antibiotic bacterial infection
anticholesterol lower blood pressure
anticholinergic 1. Blocks the neurotransitter acetylcholine in the CNS (Central Nervous System) & PNS (Peripheral Nervous System). 2. Overactive bladder.
anticoagulant prevents myocardial infarction (MI) & stroke
anticonvulsant 1. seizures 2. pain
antidepressant depression
antidiabetic agent lower blood pressure
antiemetic nausea
antifungal fungal infection
antiglaucoa agent glaucoma
antigout lowers uric acid
antihistamine allergies / sinus / cough / nausea / tranquilizer
antihistamine/anxiolytic 1. anxiety 2. nausea
antihyperglycemic diabetes
antihyperlipidemic lower cholesterol
antihypertensive lower blood pressure
anti-infective / antiportozoal protozoal infection
antimicrobial mouth rinse 1. gingivitis 2. cavities
antipsychotic psychosis / depression / schizophrenia / bipolar
anti-spasmodic stomach / bowel spasms
antitussive dry cough
antiviral viral infection
B9 supplement / prenatal prevents birth defects
benziodiazepine anxiety
beta blocker (B1) lower blood pressure
Beta2 antagonist / Bronchodillator asthma
bisphosphonate osteoporosis
bone resorption inhibitor osteoporosis
calcium channel blocker lower blood pressure
chemo / immunosuppressant cancer / arthritis
CNS (Central Nervous System) Stimulant Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
combo analgesic migraine headache
corticosteroid sinus congestion
dopamine agonist Parkinson's Disease
estrogen blocker (SERM) osteoporosis / breast cancer
Gastrointestinal stimulant nausea
Histamine2 (H2) Blocker ulcer / heartburn
HMGCoA reductase inhibitor (statin) lower cholesterol
hormone - HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) - menopause
hormone hormone replacement
insulin lower blood glucose
laxative constipation
loop diuretic lower blood pressure
mucolytic / expectorant productive cough
muscle relaxant pain reliever / multipe sclerosis / spasms
nicotine recepter blocker smoking cessation
NMDA receptor antagonis Alzheimer's Disease
Non-Steriodal Antiinflammatory Drug (NSAID) pain / inflammation
norepinephrine inhibitor Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
opiod antagonist recovery from opioid
platelet aggregation inhibitor prevents myocardial infarction (MI) & stroke
potassium-sparing diuretic lower blood pressure
proton pump inhibitor (PPI) ulcer / heartburn
sedative / hypnotic sleep aid
Selective Serontonin / Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SSNRI) depression / pain
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) depression
skeletal muscle relaxant pain / muscle spasm
smooth muscle relaxant erectile dysfunction
sulfonylurea antidiabetic lower blood glucose
testosterone blocker enlarged prostate
topical anasthetic pain / numbing
tricyclic antidepressant depression
vasodilator / nitrate angina / chest pain
vitamin / mineral vitamin / mineral supplement
Created by: franknapoli