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Amlodipine (Norvasc) Drug Study

Amlodipine (Norvasc) Drug Study

Generic Name: Amlodipine Brand Name: Norvasc Classifications:  cardiovascular agent; calcium channel blocker Pregnancy Category:C Availability  2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg tablets Actions Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocking agent that selectively blocks calcium ion reflux across cell membranes of cardiac and vascular smooth muscle without changing serum calcium concentrations. It predominantly acts on the […]

Paracetamol (Biogesic) Drug Study

Paracetamol (Biogesic) Drug Study

  Generic Name: Paracetamol, Acetaminophen Brand Name: Biogesic, Panadol, Tylenol Classification: Non-narcotic analgesic, Antipyretic Uses: Control of pain due to headache, earache, dysmenorrhea, arthralgia, myalgia, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, immunizations, teething, tonsillectomy O reduce fever in viral and bacterial infections As a substitute for aspirin in upper GI disease, bleeding disorders clients in anticoagulant therapy and […]

Orlistat (Xenical) Drug Study

Orlistat (Xenical) Drug Study

Generic Name: Orlistat Brand Name: Xenical Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; anorectant; antiobesity agent; nonsystemic lipase inhibitor Pregnancy Category:B Availability 120 mg capsules Actions   Nonsystemic inhibitor of gastrointestinal lipase. Reduces intestinal absorption of dietary fat by forming inactive enzymes with pancreatic and gastric lipase in the GI tract. Therapeutic effects Indicated by weight loss/decreased body mass […]

Ranitidine (Zantac) Drug Study

Ranitidine (Zantac) Drug Study

Generic Name: Ranitidine Brand Name: Zantac, Zantac EFFERdose, Zantac GELdose, Zantac-75 Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; antisecretory (h2-receptor antagonist) Pregnancy Category:B Availability 75 mg, 150 mg, 300 mg tablets;  150 mg effervescent tablets;  150 mg, 300 mg capsules;  15 mg/mL syrup;  0.5 mg/mL, 25 mg/mL injection Actions Potent anti-ulcer drug that competitively and reversibly inhibits histamine action […]

Betamethasone Drug Study

Betamethasone Drug Study

Betamethasone Betnelan , Celestone Betamethasone Acetate and Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Celestone Soluspan Betamethasone Benzoate Beben,Benisone,Uticort Betamethasone Dipropionate Alphatrex,Diprolene,Diprosone,Maxivate Betamethasone Sodium Phospahete (PH 8.5) Betameth, Betnesol , Celestone Phosphate, Celestone S, Cel-U-Jec, Selestoject Betamethasone Valerate Betacort, Betaderm,Betatrex,Beta-Val,Betnovate,Celestoderm,Ectosone Lotion,Luxiq,Metaderm,Novobetamet,Valisone,Valisone,Scalp Lotion,Valnac,Psorion cream Classifications:hormone and synthetic substitute; adrenal corticosteroid; glucocorticoid; antiinflammatory Prototype:Hydrocortisone Pregnancy Category:C Availability   0.6 mg tablets;0.6 […]

Mefenamic Acid (Ponstan) Drug Study

Mefenamic Acid (Ponstan) Drug Study

  Generice Name: Mefenamic Acid Brand Name:Ponstan, Ponstel Classifications:central nervous system agent; analgesic; nsaid; antipyretic Pregnancy Category:C Availability   250 mg tablets Actions Anthranilic acid derivative. Like ibuprofen inhibits prostaglandin synthesis and affects platelet function. No evidence that it is superior to aspirin. Therapeutic effects Analgesic, antiinflammatory, and antipyretic actions similar to those of ibuprofen. […]

Mebendazole (Vermox) Drug Study

Mebendazole (Vermox) Drug Study

Generic Name:Mebendazole Brand Name:Vermox Classifications: antiinfective; anthelmintic Pregnancy Category:  C Availability   100 mg tablets Actions   Carbamate with unusually broad spectrum of anthelmintic activity. Mechanism of action not known. Therapeutic effects Inhibits formation of worm’s microtubules and inhibits glucose and other nutrient uptake by susceptible helminths. Uses   Treatment of Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Enterobius […]

Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) Drug study

Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) Drug study

Generic Name:Bisacodyl Brand Name:Apo-Bisacodyl  , Bisacolax, Bisco-Lax  , Dacodyl, Deficol, Dulcolax, Fleet Bisacodyl, Laxit  , Theralax Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; stimulant laxative Pregnancy Category:C Availability 5 mg tablets;  10 mg suppository Actions Expands intestinal fluid volume by increasing epithelial permeability. Therapeutic effects Induces peristaltic contractions by direct stimulation of sensory nerve endings in the colonic wall. […]

Sodium Bicarbonate(NAHCO3) Drug Study

Sodium Bicarbonate(NAHCO3) Drug Study

Generic Name:Sodium Bicarbonate Brand Name:Sodium Bicarbonate Classifications:gastrointestinal agent; antacid; fluid and electrolyte balance agent Pregnancy Category:C Availability 325 mg, 520 mg, 650 mg tablets;  4.2%, 5%, 7.5%, 8.4% injection Actions Short-acting, potent systemic antacid. Rapidly neutralizes gastric acid to form sodium chloride, carbon dioxide, and water. After absorption of sodium bicarbonate, plasma alkali reserve is […]

Methyldopa(Aldomet)Drug Study

Methyldopa(Aldomet)Drug Study

Methyldopa Aldomet, Apo-Methyldopa , Dopamet ,Novomedopa Methyldopate Hyrdocholoride Aldomet Classifications:cardiovascular agent; central-acting antihypertensive; autonomic nervous system agent; alpha-adrenergic agonist (sympathomimetic) Pregnancy Category:C Availability 125 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg tablets;  50 mg/mL oral suspension;  50 mg/mL injection Actions   Structurally related to catecholamines and their precursors. Has weak neurotransmitter properties; inhibits decarboxylation of dopa, thereby […]