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Pharm Cards #3

Brand Name/Generic Name/Action

pregabalin Lyrica increases neuronal GABA, reduces calcium movement into neurons
valsartan Diovan blocks the binding of angiotensin II receptors in vascular smooth muscle which promotes vasodilation
furosemide Lasix inhibits reabsorption of sodium and chloride in renal tubules which increases urine output
oxycodone Oxycontin inhibits pain pathways and pain perception in brain
cephalexin Keflex bactericidal, inhibits cell wall synthesis
amlodipine Norvasc inhibits calcium ion movement across cell membranes causing arterial vasodilation
celecoxib Celebrex inhibits prostaglandin synthesis by inhibiting COX-2, decreases inflammation
rivaroxaban Xarelto prevents blood clot formation by inhibiting Factor Xa
lorazepam Ativan potentiates GABA, a neurotransmitter, which depresses the CNS and decreases anxiety
donepezil Aricept elevates acetylcholine concentrations in the cerebral cortex improving mental function
Created by: wenchie040