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produces lack of feeling either local or general depending upon type and how administered (lidocaine, Xylocaine, Novocain)
prevents or relieves diarrhea; inhibits peristalsis and reduces fecal volume (Keopectate, Lomotil, Pepto-Bismol)
destroys or inhibits the action of histamine (Diflucan, Lamisil, Lotrimin, Monistat, Nizoral, Terazol)
used to lower abnormally high blood levels of fatty substances (lipids). (Lipitor, Lopid, Mevacor, Nicobid, Zocor)
prevents the replication of neoplastic cells; used to treat tumors (Myleran, Cytoxan)
used for palliative relief of major symptoms of Parkinson disease (L-Dopa, Requip, Symmetrel, Tasar)
used in treatment of tuberculosis; inhibits growth of mycobacteria (INH, Myambutal, Mycobutin, Priftin, PZA, Rifadin, Streptomycin)
antitumor necrosis factor
seems to slow if not halt altogether the destruction of joints by disrupting the activity of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) (Enbrel)
used in treatment of active duodenal ulcer and for pathological hypersecretory; controls stomach acid (Axid, Pepcid, Tagamet, Zantac)
combats a specific viral disease (e.g. herpes) (Denavir, Famivir, Relenza, Retrovir, Tamiflu, Zovirax)
exerts a positive inotropic effect on the heart; increases strength and force of contractions and slows heart rate (Digitalis preps)
inhibits cyclooxygenase (COX-2) enzyme found in joints and other areas affected by inflammation
disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
may influence the course of disease progression of rheumatoid arthritis (Arava, Cuprimine, Cytoxan, Rheumatrex, Ridaura)
facilitates removal of secretion from broncho-pulmonary mucous membrane (Robitussin, Mucinex)
gastric acid-pump inhibitor
supresses gastric acid secretions; also used for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (Aciphex, Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix)
induces immunity and prevents infectious diseases; stimulates body to produce antibodies (DTP, MMR, Engerix-B, Varivax)
leukotriene receptor antagonist blocker
used for treatment and management of asthma (Singulair, Zyflo, Accolate)
produces relaxation of skeletal muscle (Norflex, Paraflex, Robaxin, Skelaxin, Valium)
produces calming effect without causing sleep; depresses CNS (Amytal, Buticaps, phenobarbital)
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
selectively inhibits serotonin reuptake and results in potentiation of serotonergic neurotransmissions (Luvox, Paxilo, Prozac, Zoloft)
serotonin nonselective reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)
inhibits the reuptake of both serotonin and norepinephrine (Effexor)
dissolves an existing thrombus (clot) when administered soon after its occurence (Abbokinase, Activase, Eminase, Kabikinase, Streptase)
produces contraction of muscles of capillaries and arteries; elevates BP; used to treat allergic reactions (Aramine, Levophed)
destroys or inhibits growth of microorganisms (Kelfin, Rocephin, Pentids, penicillins, Augmentin)
blocks parasympathetic nerve impulses; decreases oral and respiratory secretions (atropine, Artane)
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