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Reprinted with permission from the book From Magic to Medicine


ABACAVIR: Anti-viral agent ... typically used as an AIDS related drug ... 100 mg/5 ml, 300 mg.
ABBOKINASE: Also called ... "urokinase" ... thrombolytic agent ... 5MU, 9 MU, 250 MU.
ABELCET: Also called ... "amphotericin b lipid complex" ... antifungal antibiotics ... 5MG/ML.
ACCOLATE: For asthma ... available as 10 mg and 20 mg.
ACCUPRIL: Hypertension. Congestive heart failure. Classified as an ACE inhibitor for high blood pressure. (Parke?Davis ... quinap. Quinapril) ... 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg.
ACCURETIC (Quinapril with hydrochlorothiazide): For high blood pressure.
ACCUTANE: Isotretinoin. Acne medication ... causes birth deformities in pregnant women. Considered a major breakthrough in the treatment of acne (year 2000). It works by shutting down the production of skin oils that provide nourishment for bacteria, which causes pimples. Side effects can include liver damage, dry lips, dry eyes, dry skin, limited night vision, and weak bones. However, severe side effects in those who have taken it are of a very low percentage.
ACEBUTOLOL HCI: B-adrenergic blocking agent ... similar to propranolol. It is used to treat hypertension (mild to moderate). Also, used to treat ventricular arrhythmias ... 200 mg, 400 mg.
ACE INHIBITORS: Drugs such as Accupril, Altace, Capoten (captopril), Lotensin Prinivil, Vasotec (enalapril), Zestril all of which works to control blood pressure and to treat heart failure. They block the production of Angiotensin II that causes blood pressure to drop. It is to be noted that anti-inflammatory drugs inhibit the effects of ACE inhibitors ... stay away from Advil, Motrin, Naprosyn and Indocin. (See "ACE")
ACETAMINOPHEN: This nonnarcotic drug is used to relieve mild to moderate pain and to reduce fever. The amide of acetic acid and P-aminophenol, a drug with analgesic and anti-pyretic effects likes aspirin. It is the active ingredient in Tylenol and other brands ... headaches are the most common reason for taking. Note that there may be a link between excessive alcohol consumption and liver damage when using excessive amounts ... 48 mg/ml, 80 mg, 100mg/ml, 120 mg, 160 mg, 160 mg/5 ml, 325 mg, 500 mg, 650 mg
ACETAMINOPHEN/CODEINE: (Purepac ... acetcod).
ACETAMINOPHEN/CODEINE: (Teva Pharm ... acetcod).
ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID: The active ingredient in brand names such as aspirin. Also known as ASA.
ACIPHEX: Generic name = rabeprazole sodium ... enteric coated ... miscellaneous GI drugs ... 20 mg.
ACITRETIN: Oral medicine sometimes used to alleviate psoriasis.
ACONIAZIDE: For a positive skin test: TB.
ACON-L: Barrier gel for exposed nerve roots.
ACTIDOSE-AQUA: Over the counter liquid used to absorb poisons ... activated charcoal ... 25g/120 ml, 50 g/240 mL.
ACTIGALL: An agent for dissolving gallstones ... 300-mg capsules.
ACTIVELLE: Hormone replacement therapy. Generic names are "estradiol/norethindrone acetate. Also, for OP adeno-associated viral (AAV) gene delivery.
ACTONEL: A new drug which can slow down the action of bone destroying cells which occurs daily in the remodeling process.
ACTOSE: Currently being researched.
ACUDYNE: Correctly spelled ... "Acu-Dyne". Concentrated skin cleanser, over-the-counter broad-spectrum antimicrobial.
ACULAR: Prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ... typically used as an eye drop for allergic conjunctivitis ...5%.
ACYCLOVIR: Also called ... "Zovirax". Drug used to shorten the course of herpes virus infections like ... herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1, fever blisters, sold sores) ... herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2, genital herpes) ... herpes zoster (shingles). Can shorten the course of shingles, especially if given within the first three days of an outbreak ... 200 mg, 200 mg/mL, 400 mg, and 800 mg.
ADALAT: Blood pressure medicine. It is categorized as a "calcium blocker". Vasospastic, chronic stable angina. Use causes infertility in men within a month and reverses within three months after stopping use. Note calcium blockers do not prevent calcium from being absorbed into bone ... 10 mg.
ADALAT CC: (Bayer Pharm ... nifedxl. Nifedipine) ... 30 mg, 90 mg.
ADDERALL: Amphetamine combination. (Shire Rchwd ... amphet. Amphetamine Mixed Salts) ... 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg.
ADENOCARD: IV injection for arrhythmia ... 3 mg/ml.
ADENOSINE: Antiarrhythmic ... 3 mg/ml.
ADIPEX-P: For short term management of obesity originating from outside the body. To be used in conjunction with lifestyle modifications. Active ingredient is phentermine.
ADRENALIN: Used to treat severe allergies, clogged nose and throat. Trademark name for epinephrine.
ADRIAMYCIN: Trademark for a drug used to treat various malignant neo-plastic conditions ... 10 mg, 20 mg, 50 mg, 150 mg, 2 mg/ml.
ADORAL: Currently being researched.
ADVAIR: Asthma drug (new in the year 2000) which contains a long acting bronchodilator to relieve airway tightness. It also is an anti-inflammatory drug, which combats the underlying airway inflammation. It is the first asthma medication, which treats both symptoms, which result from airway tightness in the lungs and airway inflammation, the underlying cause of asthma.
ADVIL: Trademark preparation for ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory). Can interfere with ACE inhibitors ... 200 mg.
AEORBID INHALER: Correctly spelled ... "AeroBid". Currently being researched ... 250 mcg.
AEROSEB: Relieves redness, swelling, itching, hemorrhoids, and insect bites.
AFLEXA: Dietary supplement used to produce healthy joints.
AFRIN: Nasal spray ... 0.025%, 0.05%
AGRELIN: Antineoplastic (anti-tumor).
AGRYLIN: Medication used for lowering blood counts ... 0.5mg.
ALAMAST: Also called ... "pemirolast potassium". Used for allergic conjunctivitis.
ALBUTEROL: Used as a bronchodilator. For obstructive airway disease ... oral or inhalation. (Dey ... Warrick) ... 90 mcg.
ALCAINE: Ophthalmic solution ... 0.5%.
ALDACTAZIDE: Antihypertensive and diuretic ... 25-25mg, 50-50 mg.
ALDACTONE: For edema and hypertension.
ALDOMET: Hypertension.
ALESSE: Low dose oral contraceptive.
ALEVE: For arthritis, dysmenorrhea, pain, and pyrexia.
ALFENTANIL: A gas used as a general anesthetic.
ALIMENTUM: Ready to use liquid hypoallergenic.
ALLEGRA: Antihistamine. (Fexofenadine). For seasonal allergic rhinitis. For seasonal allergic rhinitis. Does not make a person sleepy
ALLEGRA D: (Hoech Mar R Fexofenadine / Pseudoephedrine)
ALLOPURINOL: Typical used for gout. (Mylan). It slows down body production of uric acid. Undesirable side effects include liver, kidney and bone marrow damage.
ALOCRIL: Ophthalmic solution.
ALOSETRON: See ... "Lotronex". A treatment for irritable bowel syndrome ... used by women whose symptoms include diarrhea.
ALPHAGAN: For glaucoma (open angle). (Allergan ... Brimonidine)
ALPRAZOLAM: Anxiety; panic disorder. (Manufactured by Geneva, Purepac and Greenstone)
ALPROSTADIL: A drug which helps blood to flow to the penis ... it comes with a device which allows for implanting the device (self implanting) in the urethra.
ALTACE: Hypertension. This drug is an ACE inhibitor that controls blood pressure. (Manufactured by Monarch . Ramipril)
ALUPENT: For asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
AMANTADINE: Brand name "Symmetrel". Antiviral ... antiparkinsonian.
AMARYL: Manufactured by Hoech Mar R ... Glimepiride). A sulfonylureas ... 1 mg, 2 mg, 4mg.
AMBIEN: Short term treatment for insomnia. (Manufactured by Searle ... Zolpidem)
AMIKACIN: An antibiotic agent used in the treatment of infections.
AMILORIDE: Calcium channel blocker.
AMINOPHYLLINE: Diuretic, vasodilator, and cardiac stimulant. Used for asthma cases that are resistant to epinephrine.
AMIODARONE: Use for life threatening, recurrent refractory ventricular fibrillation.
AMITRIPTYLINE: Depression, anxiety. Sometimes successful for pain due to peripheral neuropathy and shingles. (Manufactured by Geneva and Mylan)
AMOBARBITAL: A gas used as a general anesthetic.
AMOXICILLIN: Broad based penicillin; for sensitive infections including ear, respiratory, genitourinary tract, skin, soft tissue, acute uncomplicated gonorrhea. (Manufactured by Par Pharm and Teva Pharm)
AMOXIL: Sensitive infections including ear, respiratory, genitourinary tract, skin, soft tissue, acute uncomplicated gonorrhea. (Manufactured by SK Beecham ... Amoxicillin).
AMPAKINE CX516: Used for memory impairment.
AMPHOJEL: For hyperacidity.
AMPHOTERICIN: An antibiotic derived from streptomyces nodosus, also used as a nephrotoxic antifungal agent to treat systemic mycoses.
AMPICILLIN: See penicillin. Semi-synthetic. Administered orally. Used to treat infections by susceptible organisms.
AMPRENAVIR: Anti-retroviral agent for AIDS ... 50 milligrams.
AMYL NITRITE: Medication, which has a relaxing, effect on smooth muscles
ANAFRANIL: Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
ANAGRELIDE: Became available in 1998. It retards the manufacture of platelets and inhibits clot production. This drug is unique in that it does not stop production of red and white blood cells and thus does not have the side effect of anemia and infection.
ANA-KIT: For anaphylactic prophylaxis reactions.
ANALPRAM HC: Cream that is an anti-inflammatory.
ANAPLEX: Decongestants relieve nasal stuffiness. Narcotic antitussives are narcotic pain relievers in low doses that suppress a cough. Antihistamines relieve runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose and throat and itchy, watery eyes. This combination medication is used to treat symptoms associated with the common cold, allergies, hay fever, sinusitis and other respiratory illnesses.
ANAPROX: For arthritis, dysmenorrhea, and pain.
ANCEF: Antibacterial.
ANCROD: An experimental (year 2000) anti-clotting agent derived from snake venom.
ANDRIOL: An oral form of testosterone.
ANDRODERM: Used for testosterone replacement therapy ... typically delivered as 2.5 milligrams a day, 5 milligrams a day or transdermal patches.
ANDROGEL: Correctly spelled ... "AndroGel". Testosterone gel.
ANDROSTENEDIONE: A precursor of testosterone. The major league baseball home run champ used this hormone in his muscle building program.
ANESTACON: Local anesthetic.
ANEXSIA: For pain.
ANOXINE: Appetite suppressor.
ANSAID: Rheumatoid arthritis; osteoarthritis.
ANTABUSE: Adjunct for management of alcoholism. The drug works by making alcoholics sick (when combining the pill with alcohol).
ANTANGON: Also called ... "ganirelix acetate". A gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist for infertility.
ANTIVERT: Nausea, vomiting and dizziness associated with motion sickness. Also, used to treat labyrinthitis.
ANUREX: Reusable probe containing a cold gel that is inserted in the rectum after sitting in a freezer for one hour. This is an effective treatment for anusitis.
ANUSOL SUPPOSITORIES: Anti-inflammatory for hemorrhoids.
ANZEMET: Also called ... "dolasetron mesylate". For nausea from chemo. Injection or tablets.
APLIGRAF: A topical dressing that contains skin cells ... requires changing only once a week.
APRESOLINE: Hypertension.
APTOSYN: Also called ... "exisulind". For prostate cancer prevention after surgery.
APRINDINE: Antiarrhythmic.
AQUAPHOR: Ointment of cream designed to moisturize the skin (good for eczema).
ARAVA: DMARD (Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug) Antirheumatic drug used for reducing symptoms and lessening structural damage.
AREDIA: Treatment for hypercalcemia.
ARGININE: An amino acid that combines with other amino acids to form proteins. It should be noted that proteins are the constituents of muscles. Weight lifters often take this amino acid along with ornithine and lysine, which have been shown to increase the output of hCG (Human growth hormone). Human growth hormone makes muscles grow but there is no evidence that increased amounts turn people into supermen.
ARICEPT: Donepezil. For convulsions. Mild to moderate dementia, Alzheimer's. Boost brain production of Acetylcholine, which transfers information from brain cell to brain cell. (Manufactured by Eisai ... Donepezil))
ARIMIDEX: Reduces the level of female hormone. Estrogen which feeds breast cancer.
ARISTOCORT: Steroid responsive disorders.
ARMOUR: Also "Armour Thyroid". A thyroid hormone developed from pig thyroid glands ... it is used to combat hypothyroidism.
ARMOUR THYROID: A thyroid hormone developed from pig thyroid glands ... it is used to combat hypothyroidism. 15, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, 240 300 mg.
AROMASIN: Suppresses estrogen. The drug is approved for women past the age of menopause who no longer respond to tamoxifen.
ARTANE: A Parkinson's disease drug, which is used to control abnormal movements. It also is used to treat writer's cramp. It protects muscles from the nerve impulses that sends them into spasms.
ARTHROTEC: Investigational antiarthritic. (Manufactured by Searle ... Diclofenac / Misoprostol)
ASACOL: Medication, which has chemicals related to salazine and dampens the effects of ulcerative colitis.
ASCRIPTIN: Arthritis, dysmenorrhea, pain, and post-MI. It is aspirin with the surface coated by Maalox (antacid) and calcium carbonate (antacid). Note that aspirin can decrease the effectiveness if water pills beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors.
ASPERCREME: Topical analgesic.
ASPIRIN: Acetylsalicylic acid. Nonnarcotic drug taken by mouth. Analgesic; antipyretic; anti-inflammation; also enteric coated aspirin.
ATACAND: A medication used for hypertension. It is categorized as an angiotensin II receptor blocker. 4mg, 8mg, 16mg, 32mg tablets.
ATARAX: Allergy and anxiety.
ATENOLOL: Slows the heart rate and reduces hypertension (high blood pressure). It is used to treat angina (chest pain), hypertension, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Manufactured by Geneva, Lederle and Mylan.
ATIVAN: Anxiety.
ATRIDOX: Antibiotic for periodontal disease.
ATROPINE: This medication relaxes muscles in the eye causing the pupil to dilate (widen). It is used in conditions where the eye is inflamed. It is also used during eye examinations. It is also used to relieve the tremor and rigidity of Parkinsonism. The medication is obtained from the Belladonna plant (and other related plants). Its primary use is to constrict the pupils of the eyes when applied as eye drops. It has been used in the past to arrest the cramping that is associated with diarrhea and is used in some over-the-counter medications for cold relief because it tends to dry up secretions.
ATROVENT: Used for bronchospasm, associated with chronic bronchitis, emphysema. Use by asthma sufferers because it dilates constricted bronchitic airways and decreases the production of mucus ... used in inhalers. (Manufactured by Boehr lngel ... Ipratropium)
AUGMENTIN: Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid are antibiotics used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. (Manufactured by SK Beechman)
AURALGAN: For analgesia in acute otitis media.
AURALGAN OTIC EAR DROPS: Anesthetic, analgesic.
AVALIDE: Currently being researched.
AVANDIA: Also called ... "rosiglitazone maleate". Antidiabetic agent ... 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg.
AVAPRO: Hypertension. Dose: 75-300 MG / day. (Manufactured by Bristol?Myers Squibb ... Irbesartan)
AVEENO: Anti-itch; lotion; bar; cream.
AVEENO COLLOIDAL OATMEAL: Skin bath for itching.
AVEMAR: Dietary supplement ... anticancer.
AVONEX: Injectable drug stops the advance of multiple sclerosis ... can reduce relapses by 33%.
AVRIDINE: Antiviral.
AXERT: Also called ... "almotriptan malate". For migraine headaches.
AXID: Maintenance of healed duodenal ulcer. (Manufactured by Lilly ... Nizatidine)
AZATHIOPRINE: Drug used for sufferers of Crohn's disease.
AZELEX: Acne cream.
AZITHROMYCIN: Generic antibiotic used in the treatment of skin infections and STD's (sexually transmitted diseases). Especially effective on chlamydia.
AZOPT: Also called ... "brinzolamide". Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor ... rout = ophthalmic.
AZMACORT: Used to open airways and make breathing easier. This medication is used to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath caused by asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema. (Manufactured by RPR Pharm ... Triamcinolone aerosol)
AZT: Drug used to lower the risks of transmitting HIV from mother to baby.
AXID: Active duodenal ulcer, maintenance of healed duodenal ulcer.
AXOKINE: For Huntington's.
AZULFIDINE: Ulcerative colitis.
AZATHIOPRINE: Rheumatoid arthritis.

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