A Whole Lotta Drugs -- Just a Big, Long List


For treating hypertension:
 Beta Blockers
 Atenolol (Tenormin)
 Penbutolol (Levatol)
 Metoprolol (Lopressor)
 Carteolol (Cartrol)
 Esmolol (Brevibloc)
 Betaxolol (Kerlone)
 Acebutolol (Sectral)
 Nadolol (Corgard)
 Pindolol (Visken)
 Timolol (Blocadren)
 Propranolol (Inderal)
 Labetalol (Trandate/Normodyne)
 Others
 Methyldopa (Aldomet)
 Clonidine (Catapres)
 Guanfacine (Tenex)
 Guanabenz (Wytensin)
 Reserpine (Serpasil)
 Guanethidine (Ismelin)
 Prazocin (Minipres)
 Hydralazine (Apresoline)
 Minoxidil (Loniten)
 Captopril (Capoten)
 Enalapril (Vasotec)
 Lisinopril (Zestril/Prinivil)

For hypertensive emergencies
 Nitroprusside (Nipride)

Drugs to treat diabetes
 Insulin:
   NPH, regular, Lente, Ultra-Lente, Semi-Lente
  Humulin, Novulin,  Lantus
 Tolbutamide (Orinase)
 Tolazamide (Tolinase)
 Chlorpropamide (Diabinese)
 Glipizide (Glucotrol)
 Glyburide (Micronase/DiaBeta)
 Metformin (Glucophage)

Thyroid replacement
 Thyroid , dessicated
 Levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid)
 Liotrix (Euthroid/Thyrolar)
 Liothyronine (Cytomel)

Diuretics "Water pills"
 Hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril)
 Chlorothiazide (Diuril)
 Methchlothiazide (Enduron)
 Chlorthalidone (Hygroton)
 Indapamide (Lozol)
 Furosemide (Lasix)
 Bumetanide (Bumex)
 Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)
 Spironolactone (Aldactone)
 Triamterene with hydrochlorothiazide     (Dyazide/Maxide)

Anti-anginal drugs
 Nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)
 Amyl nitrate
 Isosorbide Dinitrate (Isordil)
 PETN (Peritrate)
 Dipyridamole (Persantine)

Drugs for cardiac arrhythmia
 Quinidine  (Quinidex)
 Digoxin (Lanoxin)
 Procainamide (Procan/Pronestyl)
 Disopyramide (Norpace)
 Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
 Tocainide (Tonocard)
 Mexiletine (Mexetil)
 Encainide (Enkaid)
 Bretylium (Bretylol)
 Nifedipine (Procardia)
 Bepridil (Vascor)
 Isradipine (DynaCirc)
 Nimodipine (Nimotop)
 Diltiazem (Cardizem)
 Nicardipine (Cardene)
 Verapamil (Calan/Isoptin)

Drugs for asthma
 Theophylline  (TheoDur, Theo-24)
 Aminophylline
 Albuterol (Proventyl)
 Metoproterinol (Alupent)
 Isoproterinol (Isuprel)
 Ipratroprium bromide (Atrovent)
 Cromolyn sodium (Intal)
 Azmacort
 Maxair, Advair
 Serevent, Combivent

Antihistamines
 Diphenydramine (Benadryl)
 Chlorpheniramine (Chlortrimeton)
 Dexchlorpheniramine (Polaramine)
 Brompheniramine (Dimetane)
 Promethazine (Phenergan)
 Hydroxyzine (Vistaril/Atarax)
 Trimeprazine (Temaril)
 Cyproheptadine (Periactin)
 Azatadine (Optimine)
 Claritin, Claritin -D
 Zyrtec, Zyrtec-D

Narcotic analgesics
 Morphine
 Codeine
 Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
 Meperidine (Demerol)
 Oxycodone
  (w/ASA:Percodan;w/APAP:Tylox/Percocet)
 Fentanyl (Sublimaze IV, Duragesic topical)

Analgesics
  Aspirin- acetylsalicylic acid ASA
 Acetaminophen (Tylenol, "APAP")
 Propoxyphene   (w/ASA:DarvonCmpd; w/APAP:Darvocet N-100)
 Pentazocine (Talwin)
 Butorphanol (Stadol)
 Nalbuphine (Nubain)
 Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs:
 Flurbiprofen (Ansaid)
 Fenoprofen (Nalfon)
 Ibuprofen (Advil/Nuprin/Motrin)
 Ketoprofen (Orudis)
 Prioxicam (Feldene)
 Naproxen (Anaprox/Naprosyn)
 Indomethacin (Indocin)
 Diclofenac (Voltaren)
 Sulindac (Clinoril)
 Tolmetin (Tolectin)
 Meclofenamate (Meclomen)
 Mefenamic Acid (Ponstel)
 Etodolac (Lodine)
 Ketorolac (Toradol)
 Phenylbutazone (Butazoladin)
 For treatment of ulcers from taking NSAIDs:
 Misoprostol (Cytotec)

Drugs for Gout
 Probenecid (Benemid)
 Sulfinpyrazone (Anturane)
 Allopurinol (Zyloprim)
 Colchicine

Anti-Emetics
 Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
 Promethazine (Phenergan)
 Thiethylperazine (Torecan)
 Metoclopramide (Reglan)
 Meclizine (Bonine/Antivert)
 Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine)
 Trimethobenzamide (Tigan)
 Scopolamine (Transderm-Scop)
 Benzquinamide (Emetecon)
 Dronabinol (Marinol)
 Ondansetron (Zofran)
 Phosphorated carbohydrate soln (Emetrol)

Anti-anxiety agents
 Meprobamate (Equanil/Miltown)
 All of those benzodiazepines!
 Oxazepam (Serax)
 Prazepam (Centrax)
 Lorazepam (Ativan)
 Alprazolam (Xanax)
 Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
 Diazepam (Valium)
 Chlorazepate dipotassium (Tranxene)
 That azaspirodecanedione: Buspirone   (BuSpar)

Anti-depressants and Anti-psychotics
 Amitriptylene (Elavil)
 Nortriptyline (Pamelor)
 Doxepin (Sinequan)
 Maprotiline (Ludiomil)
 Trazodone (Desyrel)
 Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  also, Zoloft and Paxil
 Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
 Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
 Thioridazine (Mellaril)
 Trifluoperazine (Stelazine)
 Perphenazine (Trilafon)
 Haloperidol (Haldol)
 Lithium (anti-mania drug)

Sedative-Hypnotics
 Chloral hydrate (Noctec)
 Ethchlorvinol (Placidyl)
 Flurazepam (Dalmane)
 Temazepam (Restoril)
 Triazolam (Halcion)
 Amobarbital (Amytal)
 Butabarbitol (Butisol)
 Pentobarbital (Nembutal)

Drugs in Epilepsy
 Phenytoin (Dilantin)
 Phenobarbital
 Valproic acid (Depakene/Depakote)
 Ethosuccimide (Zarontin)
 Primidone (Mysoline)
 Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
 Gabapentin (Neurontin)

Drugs in Parkinsonism
 Carbidopa
 Levodopa (L-dopa; with carbidopa:Sinemet)
 Bromocryptine (Parlodel)

Drugs for ulcers
 Cimetidine (Tagamet)
 Ranitidine (Zantac)
 Nizatidine (Axid)
 Famotidine (Pepcid)
 Omeprazole (Prilosec), also Nexium, Prevacid

Antibiotics:  penicillins
 Penicillin
 Ampicillin
 Amoxicillin
 Methicillin
 Oxacillin
 Cloxicillin
 Dicloxicillin
 Nafcillin (Unipen)
 Ticarcillin (Ticar)
 Mezlocillin (Mezlin)
 Piperacillin (Pipracil)

Antibiotics:  cephalosporins
 Cefaclor (Ceclor)
 Cephalexin (Keflex)
 Cephroxidil (Duricef)
 Cephradine (Velocef)
 Cefazolin (Ancef)
 Cefoxitin (Mefoxin)
 Ceftriaxone (Rocephin)
 Cefixime (Suprax)
 Cefoperazone (Cefobid)
 Ceftazidime (Fortaz/Tazicef)

Anti-biotics:  others
 Imipenem (Primaxin)
 Aztreonam (Azactam)
 Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin)
 Norfloxacin (Noroxin)
 Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
 Ofloxacin (Floxin)
 Clindamycin (Cleocin)
 Lincomycin (Lincocin)
 Metronidazole (Flagyl)

Antibiotics: tetracyclines
 Tetracycline
 Demeclocycline
 Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
 Minocycline (Minocin)

Antibiotics:  erythromycins
 Erythromycin (E-Mycin/Ilosone)
 Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

Antibiotics:  aminoglycosides
 Gentamicin
 Tobramycin (Nebcin)
 Vancomycin (Vancocin)

Antibiotics:  sulfas
 Sulfamethoxazole (w/trimethoprim:  Bactrim/Septra)
 Sulfasalizine (Azulfidine)

Antifungals:
 Nystatin (Nilstat)
 Miconazole (Monistat)
 Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
 Amphotericin B (Fungizone)
 Griseofulvin (Fulvicin)
 Fluconazole (Diflucan)

Drugs for Tuberculosis
 Rifampin
 Isoniazid (INH)
 Ethambutol
 Pyrazinamide
 Para-amino salicylic acid
 Ethionamide
 Cycloserine
 Streptomycin
 Capreomycin

Antivirals
 Zidovudine (AZT)
 Ribavirin (Virazole)
 Amantadine (Symmetrel)
 Vidarabine (Vira A)
 Acyclovir (Zovirax)
 Gangcyclovir (Cytovene)

Steroids
 Betamethazone (Diprosone)
 Hydrocortisone
 Methylprednisolone (Medrol)
 Prednisone
 Prednisolone
 Fluocinolone (Lidex)
 Triamcinolone (Kenalog)
 

<>And more appearing by the minute.... but that’s why we
have continuing education seminars for dental hygienists and nurses at KCC!  Keep watching your mailbox!