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PCC III Final top 100 (Brand, generic, dose, indication)

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Adrucil
5-FU
Antineoplastic/ Chemotherapy
Usual dose of 500mg/m2/day
Humira
Adalimumab
TNF Blocker/ Rheumatoid arthritis
40-80mg every other week
Differin
Adapalene
Retinoid-like acne agent/ Acne
Apply once daily
Albenza
Albendazole
Anthelmintic/ Roundworm
400 mg once to twice daily dependent on helminth
Ventolin
Albuterol
Beta-2 agonist/ Asthma
2 puffs every 4 to 6 hours as needed
Fosamax
Alendronate
Bisphosphonate/ Osteoporosis
Prophylaxis: 5 mg once daily or 35 mg once weekly; Treatment: 10 mg once daily or 70 mg once weekly
Zyloprim
Allopurinol
Xanthine oxidase inhibitor/ Gout
Mild gout attack: 200-300 mg/day; Severe gout attack: 400-600 mg/day
Xanax
Alprazolam
Benzodiazepine/ Anxiety
0.5-4 mg/day in divided doses
Elavil
Amitriptyline
Tricyclic antidepressant/ Sleep
50-150 mg/day single dose at bedtime
Norvasc
Amlodipine
Calcium channel blocker/ Hypertension
5-10 mg once daily
Amoxil
Amoxicillin
Beta-lactam antibiotic/ Infection
250-500 mg every 8 hours or 500-875 mg twice daily
Augmentin
Amoxicillin & clavulanic acid
Beta-lactam antibiotic/ Infection
Children >40 kg and Adults: Oral: 250-500 mg every 8 hours or 875 mg every 12 hours
Adderall
Amphetamine salts
CNS Stimulant/ ADD 5-60 mg.
Usually taken once daily
Fungizone
Amphotericin B
Antifungal/ Infection
0.3-1.5 mg/kg/day
Arimidex
Anastrozole
Antineoplastic/ Chemotherapy
1 mg once daily
Tylenol #3
Apap & codeine
Opioid analgesic/ Pain
One tablet (apap 300mg, codeine 30 mg) every 4 hours; do not exceed 4 g/day acetaminophen.
Abilify
Aripiprazole
Atypical antipsychotic/ Schizophrenia
2mg - 30mg daily
Aggrenox
Aspirin & dipyridamole
Antiplatelet/ Stroke prevention
One capsule (dipyridamole 200 mg, aspirin 25 mg) twice daily
Tenormin
Atenolol
Beta blocker/ Hypertension
25 mg - 100 mg daily
Strattera
Atomoxetine
Selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor/ ADD
40 mg - 100 mg daily
Lipitor
Atorvastatin
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor/ Hyperlipidemia
10 mg - 80 mg daily
Zithromax
Azithromycin
Macrolide antibiotic/ Infection
250 mg - 500 mg daily
Lotensin
Benazepril
ACE Inhibitor/ Hypertension
5mg - 40 mg daily
Angiomax
Bivalirudin
Direct thrombin inhibitor/ Myocardial Infarction
Initial: 0.75 mg/kg bolus immediately prior to procedure, followed by 1.75 mg/kg/hour for the duration of procedure and up to 4 hours post procedure if needed
Symbicort
Budesonide & formoterol
inhaled Inhaled corticosteroid & long acting beta agonist/ COPD
1-2 inhalations twice daily
Entocort EC
Budesonide
oral Corticosteroid
Crohn's disease administer in divided doses twice daily): "Low" dose: 180-600 mcg/day; "Medium" dose: >600-1200 mcg/day; "High" dose: >1200 mcg/day
Suboxone
Buprenorphine & naloxone
Opioid analgesic/ Opioid addiction
16 mg/day as a single daily dose
Soma
Carisoprodol
Skeletal muscle relaxant/ Muscle spasms
250-350 mg 3 times/day and at bedtime
Coreg
Carvedilol
Beta blocker/ Heart failure
Immediate release: 6.25 mg twice daily - 25 mg twice daily. Extended release: 20 mg - 80 mg once daily
Cancidas
Caspofungin
Antifungal/ Infection
Initial dose: 70 mg on day 1; subsequent dosing: 50 mg/day
Omnicef
Cefdinir
Third generation cephalosporin antibiotic/ Infection
Children: 7 mg/kg/dose twice daily for 5-10 days or 14 mg/kg/dose once daily for 10 days; Adults: Oral: 300 mg twice daily for 5-10 days or 600 mg once daily for 10 days
Maxipime
Cefepime
Fourth generation cephalosporin antibiotic/ Infection
I.V.: 2 g every 8-12 hours
Rocephin
Ceftriaxone
Third generation cephalosporin antibiotic/ Infection
1-2 g every 12-24 hours, IV or IM
Celebrex
Celecoxib
COX-2 Inhibitor/ Arthritis
100-200 mg twice daily
Keflex
Cephalexin
First generation cephalosporin antibiotic/ Infection
250-1000 mg every 6 hours
Cipro
Ciprofloxacin
Fluoroquinolone antibiotic/ Infection
250 - 750 mg every 12 hours
Platinol
Cisplatin
Antineoplastic/ Chemotherapy
20-100 mg/m2 every 3-4 weeks
Celexa
Citalopram
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor/ Depression
Initial: 20 mg/day po generally with an increase to 40 mg/day
Cleocin
Clindamycin
Lincosamide antibiotic/ Infection
Adult: 150-450 mg/dose po every 6-8 hours. Pediatric: 8-40 mg/kg/day in 3-4 divided doses
Klonopin
Clonazepam
Benzodiazepine/ Anxiety
0.25 - 1 mg po bid
Catapres
Clonidine
Alpha 2 agonist/ Hypertension
0.1 - 0.3 mg po bid
Plavix
Clopidogrel
Antiplatelet/ Myocardial infarction
Oral: 75 mg po once daily
Welchol
Colesevelam
Bile acid sequestrant/ Hyperlipidemia
Oral: 1.875 g (oral suspension or 3 tablets) twice daily or 3.75 g (oral suspension or 6 tablets) once daily
Premarin
Conjugated equine estrogens
Estrogen derivative/ Estrogen replacement
0.3 - 1.25 mg po daily
Flexeril
Cyclobenzaprine
Skeletal muscle relaxant/ Muscle spasms
Initial: 5 mg po 3 times/day; may increase up to 10 mg 3 times/day if needed
Procytox
Cyclophosphamide
Antineoplastic/ Chemotherapy
Single I.V. doses: 400-1800 mg/m2 (30-50 mg/kg) per treatment course (1-5 days) which can be repeated at 2-4 week intervals; Continuous I.V. daily doses: 60-120 mg/m2 (1-2.5 mg/kg) per day
Restasis
Cyclosporine ophthalmic
Immunosuppressant/ Dry eyes
Instill 1 drop in each eye every 12 hours
Cubicin
Daptomycin
Antibiotic/ Infection
I.V.: 4 mg/kg once daily for 7-14 days
Pristiq
Desvenlafaxine
Serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor/ Depression 50-400 mg/day po
Focalin
Dexmethylphenidate
CNS stimulant/ ADD
Immediate release: 2.5 - 10 mg po bid; Extended release: 10 - 40 mg po daily
Valium
Diazepam
Benzodiazepine/ Anxiety
2 - 10 mg 2-4 x day
Lanoxin
Digoxin
Cardiac glycoside/ heart failure
Oral: 0.125-1.5 mg QD; IV: 0.1-0.4 mg QD; Max: 1.5/ 24 hours
Cardizem
Diltiazem
Calcium channel blocker/ Hypertension
IR: 30 - 80 mg 4x day (120-320 mg/day); XR: 120-320 mg QD
Taxotere
Docetaxel
Antineoplastic/ Chemotherapy
IV: 60-100 mg/ m2 Q 3 weeks
Aricept
Donepezil
Cholinesterase inhibitor/ Dementia
5-10 mg/day
Adriamycin
Doxorubicin
Antineoplastic/ Chemotherapy
IV: 60-75 mg/m2 Q 21 days; 60 mg/m2 Q 2 weeks; 40-60 mg/m2 Q 3-4 weeks; 20-30 mg/m2 for 2-3 days Q 4 weeks; 20 mg/m2 Q week
Vibramycin
Doxycycline
Tetracycline antibiotic/ Infection
100-200 mg/day in 1-2 divided doses
Cymbalta
Duloxetine
Serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor/ Depression 30-60 mg/day
Avodart
Dutasteride
5 alpha reductase inhibitor/ BPH
0.5 mg daily
Atripla
Efavirenz & emtricitabine & tenofovir
Antiretroviral/ HIV
1 tab daily (Efavirenz 600 mg, emtricitabine 200 mg, tenofovir 300 mg)
Vasotec
Enalapril
ACE Inhibitor/ Hypertension
2.5-20 mg BID
Lovenox
Enoxaparin
Low molecular weight heparin/ Venous thromboembolism BID: 30 mg Q 12 hours (12-24 hours after surgery for 10 days); QD: 40 mg daily (initial dose 9-15 hours before surgery up to 10 days)
Epogen
Epoetin alfa
Colony stimulating factor/Anemia
IV/SQ: 50-100 units/kg 3x week
Tarceva
Erlotinib
Antineoplastic/ Chemotherapy
150 mg daily
Lexapro
Escitalopram
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor/ Depression
10-20 mg daily
Nexium
Esomeprazole
Proton pump inhibitor/ GERD
20-40 mg daily
Lunesta
Eszopiclone
Hypnotic/ Sleep
1-2 mg at bedtime
Enbrel
Etanercept
TNF blocker/ Rheumatoid arthritis
50 mg SQ once weekly or 25 mg SQ twice weekly
Yasmin
Ethinyl estradiol & drosperinone
Oral contraceptive/ Birth control
1 tablet daily (0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol & 3 mg drospirenone)
Nuvaring
Ethinyl estradiol & etonogestrel ring
Contraceptive/ Birth control
1 ring vaginally for 3 weeks then removed for 1 week (0.015 mg/day ethinyl estradiol & 0.12 mg/day etonogestrel)
Toposar
Etoposide
Antineoplastic/ Chemotherapy
IV: 35 mg/m2/day for 4 days, up to 50 mg/m2/day for 5 days every 3-4 weeks; Oral: Double IV rounded to nearest 50 mg
Byetta
Exenatide
Glucagon like peptide 1 receptor agonist/ Diabetes
5-10 mcg SQ BID within 1 hour of meal
Pepcid
Famotidine
Histamine 2 blocker/ GERD
20-40 mg/day at bedtime
Tricor
Fenofibrate
Fibric acid/ Hyperlipidemia
48-145 mg/day
Duragesic
Fentanyl patch
Opioid analgesic/ Pain
Change patch every 72 hours (12.5 - 100 mcg/hr)
Allegra
Fexofenadine
Histamine 2 blocker/ Allergies
Adult: 60 mg BID or 180 mg QD; Pediatric: <2 = 15 mg BID, 2-11 = 30 mg BID
Diflucan
Fluconazole
Antifungal/ Infection
150 mg once or 200-800 mg/day
Prozac
Fluoxetine
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor/ Depression
20 mg/day
Advair
Fluticasone & salmeterol
Inhaled corticosteroid & long acting beta agonist/ Asthma One inhalation BID (Max: 500 mcg fluticasone/ 50 mcg salmeterol)
Flonase
Fluticasone
Nasal corticosteroid/ Rhinosinusitis
2 sprays (50 mcg/spray) per nostril once daily
Folic acid
Folic acid
B vitamin supplement
0.4 mg/ day; Pregnancy: 0.8 mg/day
Lasix
Furosemide
Loop diuretic/ Heart failure
20-80 mg Q 6-8 hours (up to 600 mg/day)
Neurontin
Gabapentin
Anticonvulsant/ Neuropathic pain
300 mg TID (up to 1800 mg/day)
Gemzar
Gemcitabine
Antineoplastic/ Chemotherapy
1000 mg/ m2 over 30 minutes once weekly
Gentamicin
Gentamicin
Aminoglycoside antibiotic/ Infection
IM/ IV: 1-2.5 mg/kg/dose Q 8-12 hours or 4-7 mg/kg/dose once daily
Diabeta
Glyburide
Sulfonylurea/ Diabetes
1.25-20 mg/day as single or divided doses
Robitussin AC
Guaifenesin & codeine
Antitussive/ Cough
Adult: 10 mL Q 4-6 hours (Max 60 mL/24 hours); Pediatric: 5 mL Q 4-6 hours (Max 30 mL/ 25 hours)
Gardasil
Human papillomavirus quadrivalent
Inactivated vaccine/ Cancer prevention
Age 9-26: 0.5 mL followed by 0.5 mL at 2 and 6 months after initial
Hydrodiuril
Hydrochlorothiazide
Thiazide diuretic/ Hypertension
12.5 - 50 mg/day
Lortab
Hydrocodone & apap
Opioid analgesic/ Pain
Hydro: 2.5-10 mg Q 4-6 H; Max 4 g APAP/day
Motrin
Ibuprofen
NSAID/ Arthritis
200-800 mg daily
Gleevec
Imatinib
Antineoplastic/ Chemotherapy
400-800 mg daily
Primaxin
Imipenam & cilastatin
Antibiotic/ Infection
weight >70: 250-1000 mg Q 6-8 H; Max 4 g/day
Remicade
Infliximab
TNF blocker/ Crohn's disease
5 mg/kg at 0,2,6 weeks then every 8 weeks
Novolog
Insulin aspart
Rapid acting insulin/ Diabetes
0.5-1.2 units/kg/day in divided doses; adolescents may requre up to 1/5 units/kg/day
Lantus
Insulin glargine
Long acting insulin/ Diabetes
0.5-1.2 units/kg/day in divided doses; adolescents may requre up to 1/5 units/kg/day
Combivent
Ipratropium & albuterol
Anticholinergic & beta 2 agonist/ COPD
2 inhalations QID (Max 12/24 hours)
Avapro
Irbesartan
Angiotensin 2 receptor blocker/ Hypertension
150-300 mg daily
Isordil
Isosorbide
Vasodilator/ Angina
IR: 5-80 mg 2-3 times daily; SR: 40-160 mg/day
Lamictal
Lamotrigine
Anticonvulsant/ Seizure control
25 mg daily for 2 weeks, then 50 mg daily for 2 weeks then increase by 50 mg weekly until 225-375 mg/day (BID)