Drug Study
Drug Study Digoxin (Lanoxin)

Drug Study Digoxin (Lanoxin)

With cardiac disease being the number one cause of death worldwide, many people are using drugs like Digoxin (lanoxin) to improve the pumping ability of their hearts. Generic Name: Digoxin Brand Name: Lanoxin Classification: Cardiac glycoside Uses: Treatment of congestive heart failure Control of rapid ventricular contractions in clients with atrial fibrillation/flutter Slow the heart...
Captopril Drug Study

Captopril Drug Study

Generic Name: Captopril Brand Names: Capoten, Acepril, Ace-Bloc, Bloc-Med, Capomed, Capotec, Captogen, Captor, Captril, Cardiovaz Classification: ACE Inhibitor Pregnancy Category: D Route: Oral Preparations: 12.5, 25, 50, 100 mg Indication: Captopril is used alone or in combination of other drugs for the management of hypertension. It is also used in combination with other drugs in...
Ampicillin Sodium Drug Study

Ampicillin Sodium Drug Study

Generic Name:  Ampicillin Sodium Brand Name: Ampicin,Omnipen-N,Penbritin,Polycillin-N,SK-Ampicillin-N,Totacillin-N Classifications:  antiinfective; antibiotic; aminopenicillin Pregnancy Category:  B Availability   250 mg, 500 mg capsules;  125 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL oral suspension;  125 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg, 1 gm, 2 gm vials Actions   A broad-spectrum semisynthetic aminopenicillin, is highly bactericidal even at low concentrations, but is...
Serc (Betahistine Dihydrochloride) Drug Study

Serc (Betahistine Dihydrochloride) Drug Study

Brand Name: Serc Generic Name: Betahistine Dihydrochloride Classification: Antiemetic and Antivertigo Availability: Tablet: 8mg, 16mg, 24mg Action: It has a histamine-like action. It is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. It is converted to two metabolites and peak concentrations in blood of the two metabolites are achieved within 3 to 5 hours. Most of a dose...
Aspirin Drug Study

Aspirin Drug Study

Generic name: Aspirin Brand name: Aspergum, Bayer, Easprin, Ecotrin, Empirin, Genprin, Halfprin, Norwich Pregnancy Category: D Drug Classes: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiplatelet, Antipyretic, Antirheumatic, NSAID, Salicylate Therapeutic actions: Analgesic and antirheumatic- inhibits prostaglandin (an inflammatory mediator) synthesis Antipyretic effect – this action is not fully understood but drug study of aspirin is correlated with the ability...
Metoclopramide Drug Study

Metoclopramide Drug Study

Generic Name:Metoclopramide Brand Name:Clopra, Emex , Maxeran , Maxolon, Reglan Classifications:gastrointestinal agent; prokinetic agent (gi stimulant); autonomic nervous system agent; direct-acting cholinergic (parasympathomimetic); antiemetic Pregnancy Category:B Availability   5 mg, 10 mg tablets;  5 mg/5 mL solution;  5 mg/mL injection Actions   Potent central dopamine receptor antagonist. Structurally related to procainamide but has little antiarrhythmic...
Piperacillin/Taxobactam Drug Study

Piperacillin/Taxobactam Drug Study

Generic Name: Piperacillin/Taxobactam Brand Name:Zosyn Classifications:  antiinfective; beta-lactam antibiotic; antipseudomonal penicillin Pregnancy Category: B Availability  2 g, 3 g, 4 g injection Actions  Antibacterial combination product consisting of the semisynthetic piperacillin and the beta-lactamase inhibitor tazobactam. Tazobactam component does not decrease the activity of the piperacillin component against susceptible organisms. Therapeutic Effects   Tazobactam is...
Levodopa (Dopar) Drug Study

Levodopa (Dopar) Drug Study

Generic Name: Levodopa Brand Name: Dopar,Larodop Classifications:  autonomic nervous system agent; anticholinergic (parasympatholytic); antiparkinsonism agent Pregnancy Category:  C Availability 100 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg tablets and capsules Actions Drug is a metabolic precursor of dopamine, a catecholamine neurotransmitter. Unlike dopamine, levodopa readily crosses the blood–brain barrier. Precise mechanism of action unknown. Therapeutic effects Levodopa...
Amiodarone Hydrochloride (Cordarone) Drug Study

Amiodarone Hydrochloride (Cordarone) Drug Study

Pronounced as (am-ee-OH-dah-rohn hih-droh-KLOR-ighd), it is therapeutically classified to be a ventricular anti arrhythmic  This drug is used for patients who do not respond to other antiarrhythmics. Brand Names: Cordarone Pacerone Indications: Premature ventricular fibrillation Unstable ventricular tachycardia Atrial fibrillation Angina Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Supraventricular arrhythmias Dosages: Adults: Oral: Loading dose is between 800 to 1,600 mg...
Enoxaparin Drug Study

Enoxaparin Drug Study

Generic Name: Enoxaparin Brand Name: Lovanox Classification: Anticoagulant, low molecular weight Heparin Uses: Acute and extended prophylaxis of deep-vein thrombosis With warfarin for in-patient treatment of DVT With aspirin to prevent ischemic complications of unstable angina and non-Q-wave myocardial infarction Actions: Half-life:  4.5 hr. after SC use Potentiates the actions of an endogenous inhibitor of...
Amoxicillin Drug Study

Amoxicillin Drug Study

  Antibiotics are commonly used by lay people to treat conditions and infections without consultation with doctors. One very common broad-spectrum antibiotic that is cheap and almost all people know is Amoxicillin. Generic Name: Amoxicillin Brand Name: Amoxil, Polymox Classification: Non-narcotic analgesic, Antipyretic,Antibiotic Uses: Ear, nose, and throat infections due to Streptococcus species. GU Infections...
Ceftriaxone Drug Study

Ceftriaxone Drug Study

Generic Name:Ceftriaxone Brand Name:Rocephin Classifications:anti infective; antibiotic; third-generation cephalosporin Pregnancy Category:B Availability 250 mg, 500 mg, 1 g, 2 g injection Actions   Semisynthetic third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Preferentially binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBP) located on cell walls of susceptible organisms. This inhibits third and final stage of bacterial cell...
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