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PCN, Broad spectrum (against Gr+ and Gr-) bactericidal, inhibits cell wall synthesis
bactericidal, only for most serious (gm+) infections, including hospital acquired MRSA
tetracycline HCl (Sumycin)
bacteriostatic, broad spectrum, but increased use leads to increased resistance
aminoglycoside, bactericidal; for more serious (gm- but also MRSA) infections
TMP-SMZ (Bactrim, Septra)
broad spectrum bacteriostatic and bactericidal; "sulfa" drug; inhibits folic acid synthesis needed for metabolism
antitubercular (prophylaxis and/or treatment); given in combination with other antituberculars for tx
broad spectrum bactericidal esp used as an anti tubercular (given with other antituberculars if for TB tx)
antibacterial (including anaerobic) and anti protozoan; esp used for GI infections
antiviral, helps decrease severity of s/s rather than curing; especially for herpes, varicella infections, zoster/shingles
immune globulin (immunizing agent); preformed antibodies provide for passive immunity
Anti-Alzheimer's agent; cholinesterase inhibitor (so it leads to an increase in Ach)
anticonvulsant, esp for tonic-clonic and partial seizures; also a cardiac antidysrhythmic
Benzodiazepine anticonvulsant (also, skeletal muscle relaxant, sedative, anti-anxiety agent)
opioid for mod to severe pain; esp for biliary pain as does not cause spasm at sphincter of Oddi; in L and D
hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Lortab; Vicodin)
Opioid analgesic with acetaminophen; tx of moderate to severe pain; also antitussive effects
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