#2 Drug Classifications

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prevents or relieves symptoms of depression (Tofranil, Marplan, Nardil)


Used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus; lowers blood glucose levels; includes insulin & oral hypoglycemics.


prevents or relieves diarrhea; inhibits peristalsis and reduces fecal volume (Keopectate, Lomotil, Pepto-Bismol)


a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison (Narcan)


prevents or relieves nausea and vomiting (Dramamine, Marinol, Phenergan, Reglan, Tigan)


relieve discomfort of excess gas and bloating in the GI tract


an agent that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi


Used in the treatment of active gout attacks or to prevent future attacks: colchicine (Novocolchine) Uric Acid inhibitor: Probenecid (benemid)


acts to prevent the action of histamine (allergies) (Allegra, Benadryl, Dimetane)


used to lower abnormally high blood levels of fatty substances (lipids). (Lipitor, Lopid, Mevacor, Nicobid, Zocor)


prevents or controls high blood pressure (Catapres, Aldomet, Lopressor)


used for treatment of manic episode of manic-depressive and bipolar disorder (lithium)


causes vasoconstriction in large intracranial arteries, (Sumatriptan)


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)

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