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Drug NameGeneric nameClassificationActionUse
Vytorin ezetimibe and simvastatin antihyperlipidemic simvastatin- inhibits HMG-CoA reductase which decreases cholesterol production and serum LDLs.ezetimibe-inhibits absorption of dietary cholesterol from small intestine high blood cholesterol
Zestril,Prinvil lisinopril ACE inhibitor, antihyperlipidemic blocks the action of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) which promotes vasodilation and decreases blood pressure. hypertension
Coumadin warfarin anticoagulant interferes with synthesis of slowing the process of blood clotting vitamin K thromboembolism and prevention of blood clots
HydroDIURIL hydrochlorothiazide anticoagulant inhibits reabsorption of sodium and chloride in the kidney which increase excretion of sodium, chloride, and water edema
Lasix furosemide loop diuretic inhibits the reabsorption of sodium and chloride from ascending loop of Henle edema
Advair diskus salmeterol and fluticasone bronchodilator salmeterol relaxes bronchial smooth muscle producing bronchodilation,fluticasone reduces inflammation. asthma
Prevacid lansoprazole proton pump inhibitor blocks the final step of gastric acid production ulcers,GERD
Protonix pantoprazole proton pump inhibitor suppresses gastric acid secretion GERD,esophagitis
Zithromax azithromycin macrolide antibiotic kill bacteria (bactericidal and inhibits bacterial growth (bacteriostatic) bacterial infections
Zyrtec cetirizine antihistamine inhibits histamine release and eosinophil activity during inflammation which decreases swelling and inflammatory response. allergies
Created by: jillbrookes1