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Drug Classes

Drug classes and what they are for.

Antipruritic Relieves/Prevents Itching
Anticholinergic Stops muscles from tightening
Analgesics Pain Relief
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents Paralyzes Heart Muscle, used in Pre-Op
Antiarrhythmics Regulates Heart Rate
Antitussive Treats cough and Congestion
Anticoagulant Stops or slows clotting of blood.
Tetracycline Type of Anti-Infective, Causes photo sensitivity
Anti-Inflammatory Treats infections, redness.
Antiseptic Skin Disinfectives, helps to reduce possible infection
Antiemetic Used to control Nausea & Vomiting
Antipyretic Fever Relief
Beta-Blocker Suppress activity of the heart, decreases workload
NSAIDS Combo of Pain, fever, and infection relief
Anti-Infective / Antibiotics Kills/Inhibits growth of disease causing organisms
Corticosteroids Helps w/ Allergies; Reduces inflammation & Swelling.
Antianginal Treats Chest Pain
Antineoplastic Drugs used for Cancer
Antihypertensive For High Blood Pressure
Calcium Channel Blocker Inhibits entrance of calcium, causes blood vessels of the heart to open
Anticonvulsants Controls seizures
Antidiabetic Agents Used to treat Diabetes
Antidiarrheals Helps stop diarrhea



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