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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 […]

Furosemide (Lasix) Drug Study

Furosemide (Lasix) Drug Study

Generic Name:Furosemide Brand Name:Fumide,Furomide,Lasix,Luramide Classifications:electrolytic and water balance agent; loop diuretic Pregnancy Category:C Availability 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg tablets;  10 mg/mL, 40 mg/5 mL oral solution;  10 mg/mL injection Actions   Rapid-acting potent sulfonamide “loop” diuretic and antihypertensive with pharmacologic effects and uses almost identical to those of ethacrynic acid. Exact mode of […]

Potassium Chloride(Kalium Durules)-Drug Study

Potassium Chloride(Kalium Durules)-Drug Study

Potassium Chloride Apo-K  , K-10, Kalium Durules,Kaochlor,Kaochlor-20 Concentrate, Kaon-Cl, Kato, Kay Ciel, KCl 5% and 20%, K-Long  , Klor, Klor-10%, Klor-Con, Kloride, Klorvess, Klotrix, K-Dur, K-Lyte/Cl, K-tab, Micro-K Extentabs, Novolente K  , Roychlor 10% and 20%  , Rum-K, SK-PotassiumChloride, Slo-Pot  , Slow-K Potassium Gloconate Kaon, Kaylixir, K-G Elixir, Potassium Rougier  , Royonate Classifications:  electrolytic and […]

Oxytocin

Oxytocin

Generic Name:Oxytocin Brand Name: Pitocin, Syntocinon Classification: Uterine-active agents Availability   5 units;10 units/mL injection in 1ml ampule,vial or syringe in compatible IV solution. Action As for endogenous oxytocin,but with little vasopressin activity Stimulates uterine contraction Stimulates lactating breast to eject milk Therapeutic effects By direct action on myofibrils, produces phasic contractions characteristic of normal […]

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) -Drug Study

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) -Drug Study

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Apo-C,Ascorbicap, Cebid, Cecon, Cenolate, Cemill, C-Span, Cetane, Cevalin, Cevi-Bid, Ce-Vi-Sol  , Cevita, Flavorcee, Redoxon  , Schiff Effervescent Vitamin C, Vita-C. Ascorbate,Sodium (a-skor´bate) Cenolate, Cevita Classifications: vitamin Pregnancy Category:C Availability   25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg, 1000 mg tablets;  250 mg/mL, 500 mg/mL injection Actions   Water-soluble […]

Vitamin K (Neonatal) Drug Study

Vitamin K (Neonatal) Drug Study

Generic Name:Vitamin K(Pytonadione) Brand name:Aqua-Mephyton Classification:fat-soluble vitamins,Antifibrinolytic Agents Action Phytonadione is used in prophylaxis and treatment of hemorrhagic disease of the newborn. It promotes liver formation of the clotting factors II, VII, IX and X. At birth, the newborn does not have bacteria in the colon that necessary for synthesizing fat-soluble vitamin K.Therefore,the newborn may […]

Omeprazole( Prilosec) Drug study

Omeprazole( Prilosec) Drug study

Generic Name:Omeprazole Brand Name:Losec,Prilosec Classifications:gastrointestinal agent; proton pump inhibitor Pregnancy Category:C Availability: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg capsules Actions   An antisecretory compound that is a gastric acid pump inhibitor. Suppresses gastric acid secretion by inhibiting the H+, K+-ATPase enzyme system [the acid (proton H+) pump] in the parietal cells. Therapeutic effects   Suppresses […]

Methergine (Maternal) Drug Study

Methergine (Maternal) Drug Study

Generic Name: Methergine Brand name:Methylergonovine Maleate Pharmacologic:ergot alkaloids Availability Tablets:200 mcg (0.2 mg).Injection: 200 mcg (0.2 mg)/ml in 1-ml ampules. Action Methylergonovine maleate(methergine) is an ergot alkaloid that stimulate smooth muscle tissue.Because the smooth muscle of the uterus is  especially sensitive to this drug ,it is used postpartally to stimulate the uterus to contract in […]