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Med List Database

December 7, 2008

For reference, fellow MT’s, and others searching the web looking for the correct spelling, etc., here’s my latest list. These lists are an ongoing growing thing I’ve created for my use over the years, but providing it online in case anyone else can benefit. Obviously, nothing on this blog or that I write is ever to be constituted as medical advice.

Main Meds Llist (proper spellings and indications)
* indicates med known by other common names as well
(Things with their own list= antibiotics, birth control pills/ocps, OTC meds, oncology(cancer) medicines; topical/non-oral skin meds)

MAIN LIST:
Abilify (aripiprazole) – schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Accolate (Zafirlukast) -tabs for asthma aka:, Accoleit, Vanticon
Accupril (quinapril HCI)
Accuretic (quinapril HCI/hydrochlorothiazide)
ACTOplus MET (Pioglitazone Hcl and Metformin Hcl) – DM 2 (NID only)
Advicor (extended-release niacin/lovastatin) – cholesterol lowering
Afeditab (Nifedipine) – vasodilator / CV
*Albuterol; aka Ventolin, Proventil – asthma/airway dz
Allopurinol (Zyloprim) – gout
Aldactazide (spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide)
Aldactone (spironolactone)
Ambien (Zolpidem Tartrate); & CR – sleepy time
*Amoxicillin aka Amoxil
Antivert (meclizine HCI)
Amitiza (lubiprostone) – chronic idiopathic constipation
Apidra (insulin glulisine {rDNA origin}) – dm 1 – fast acting insulin
Aplenzin (bupropion hydrobromide) – major depression disorder
Apokyn (apomorphine hydrochloride) – Parkinson’s related
Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) – dementia
Aromasin (exemestane tablets)
Arthrotec (diclofenac sodium and misoprostol) -muscular skeletal med
Artane (Trihexyphenidyl), aka Benzhexol, Aparkan – antiparkinsonian agent
Asacol – see mesalamine
Ativan (Lorazepam) – anti-anxietal
Avandamet (Rosiglitazone Maleate and Metformin HCl) – DM 2
Avandaryl (rosiglitazone maleate/glimepiride) -combo of Avandia & Amaryl – DM 2
*Avapro (Irbesartan) – aka Avalide – tx Diabetic neuropathy / DM 2
Avelox (moxifloxacin hydrochloride) – abx tx respiratory/lung infections
Avitsa is a utility company. See Evista for the osteoporosis med
Avinza (Morphine Sulfate) -pain
AzaSite (azithromycin) – bacterial conjunctivitis
Azilect (Rasagiline) – Parkinson’s
Azor (amlodipine besylate; olmesartan medoxomil) – htn
Azulfidine (sulfasalazine, enteric coated)
Banzel (rufinamide); tx seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in peds & adults
Boniva (ibandronate) – osteoporosis prevention
Brovana (arformoterol tartrate) – COPD
*BuSpar (Buspirone) aka Ansial, Ansiced, Anxiron, Axoren, Bespar, Buspimen, Buspinol,
Buspisal, Narol, Spitomin, Sorbon – for anxiety
Byetta (exenatide) – adjunctive treatment of Type 2 DM
Bystolic (nebivolol) – ß1- htn
Caduet (amlodipine/atorvastatin) -HTN & stable angina
Campral (acamprosate calcium) – ETOH tx/cessation
Carafate (Sucralfate) – duodenal ulcer
Carisoprodol – aka Soma – muscle relaxer
(Carvedilol) – aka Coreg
Celebrex
Cephalexin – aka “Keflex”
Chantix (varenicline) – nicotine addiction
Cimzia (Certolizumab Pegol) – Crohn’s
Cialis (tadalafil); ED
Ciloan Ophthalmic Ointment (Ciprofloxacin HCl Ophthalmic Ointment)
Cimzia (Certolizumab Pegol) – Crohn’s disease
Citalopram (Citalopram Hydrobromide -aka Celexa) – depression, etc.
Clonidine -aka Catapres – htn
Clonazepam (Klonopin) anti-anxiety.
Codeine – pain (E comes before I)
Colchicine – gout (usually)
Colestid (Colestipol) – lipid lowering
Combivent – copd
Coreg (Carvedilol) – heart med, CHF, etc
Coumadin (Warfarin Sodium) – anticoagulation “blood thinner”
Cozaar (Losartan Potassium – htn
Cymbalta (duloxetine) – bipolar
Darvocet-N 100 – pain
Depakote (Sodium Valproate and Valproic Acid) – bpd & seizures
Desonate (desonide) – atopic dermatitis
* dicyclomine (Bentyl, Byclomine, Dibent, Di-Spaz, Dilomine) – IBS
Diovan (Valsartan) – Htn (Hypertension) = high blood pressure
Doribax (doripenem); intraabdominal infections & UTI’s
Duetact – combined pioglitazone (Actos) & glimepiride (Amaryl)
Enbrel (etanercept) – RA, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis
Eraxis (anidulafungin) – Candida fungal infections
Evamist (estradiol); severe vasomotor instability from menopause
Evista (Raloxifene) – tx/prevent osteoporosis
Exelon (rivastigmine tartrate) – Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease-related dementia
Exforge (amlodipine besylate/valsartan) – htn
Extina (ketoconazole) – seborrheic dermatitis
Fenofibrate – lipids
* finasteride – (aka Proscar, Propecia, Fincar, Finpecia, Finax, Finast, Finara, Finalo, Prosteride, Gefina, Appecia,Finasterid IVAX, Finasterid Alternova.) – hair loss, now also for BPH
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine HcI) – muscle relaxant
Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) – tx osteoporosis
Fulvicin (Griseofulvin Microsize) – aka Grivosin. – skin infections.
Gemfibrozil – generic for Lopid
* Gentamicin / Garamycin – abx
Glucophage (Metformin Hydrochloride) – DM
Glucovance (Glyburide and Metformin) – DM 2
Glumetza (metformin hydrochloride extended release tablets) – DM 2
* Griseofulvin – see Fulvicin. Comes in oral & topical
Hydrochlorothiazide – diuretic “water pill” a.k.a. HCTZ, HCT.
*Hydrocodone (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen) – narcotic pain killer – some drug names that med may be listed as are: Anexsia, Anolor DH5, Bancap HC, Dolacet, Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin, Vadunk, Vicoprofen(buffered with ibuprofen instead of acetaminophen) T-Gesic, or Zydone.
Hyzaar (Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide) – htn
Imitrex (Sumatriptan Succinate) – migraines
Increlex (mecasermin) – endocrine something or other
Ismo (Isosorbide Mononitrate) – angina pectoris d/t CAD
Janumet (sitagliptin/metformin HCl) – DM 2
Januvia (sitagliptin phosphate) – dm type 2
Kadian (morphine sulfate XR)- chronic pain
Klonopin (clonazepam) – anti anxiety
*Labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate, HCTZ, Normozyde) – htn
Lasix (Furosemide) – “water pill” / decrease edema
Letairis (ambrisentan) – pulmonary htn
Levitra (Vardenafil HCl); ed
Levothyroxine – see Levoxyl below – for thyroid disorder
Levoxyl (Levothyroxine Sodium) – tx thyroid
*Lisinopril – for htn. Other names= Prinivil, Tensopril, Zestril
Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) – lower cholesterol
Lithium (disambiguation); BPD
Lopid (gemfibrozil) (less common aka Gemcor) – lipids /low HDL and/or triglycerides/mixed
Lopressor – see “Metoprolol” – htn
Lorazepam – see Ativan (same thing)
Lovaza – formerly labeled Omacor (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) – triglyceride reduction
Lotrel (Amlodipine Besylate and Benazepril HCl) – htn
*Lovastatin– generic for brand names of Mevacor, Altocor – lipid reduction
Ludiomil (Maprotiline) – tricyclic antidepressant aka Deprilept, Ludiomil, Psymion
Lunesta (eszopiclone) – insomnia
Lyrica (pregabalin) – DM neuropathy & postherpetic neuralgia
Macugen (pegaptanib) – “wet” macular degeneration
Maxzide / Dyazide – aka. hydrochlorothiazide Note the “Z” in Maxzide
Medrol (Methylprednisolone)
*mesalamine – aka Pentasa, Rowasa, Asacol – colitis
Metoprolol – generic for Toprol – HTN
Mircera (methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta) – tx anemia associated w/C Renal failure
Minoxidil (Rogaine) – hair regrowth
Mirapex (Pramipexole) – restless legs / Parkinson’s
*Morphine – very powerful analgesic. Some med names are: MS Contin, Oramorph SR
Mysoline (primidone) – epilepsy
Nabumetone – a.k.a. Relafen – NSAID
Namenda (memantine) – moderate to severe Alzheimer’s
Neupro (rotigotine) – Parkinson’s
Neurontin (gabapentin) – PHN (post herpetic neuralgia)
Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) – gerd
Noxafil (posaconazole) – tx fungal infections
Nuvigil (armodafinil) – tx excessive sleepiness
Ogen (Estropipate) – vasomotor sx,
Omnaris (ciclesonide) nasal spray for allergic rhinitis, etc.
Opana ER (Oxymorphone Hydrochloride) – pain
Orencia (abatacept) – Adult R.A. & Idiopathic RA in peds.
* Oxazepam (aka: Alepam, Murelax, Opamox, Oxascand, Serax, Serepax, Seresta, Sobril, Vaben -benzodiazepine
OxyContin (oxycodone HCl controlled-release) – narcotic pain med
Patanase (olopatadine hydrochloride) – seasonal allergic rhinitis
Paxil (Paroxetine Hydrochloride) – depression ,panic disorder
Pilocarpine hydrochloride —— see Salagen
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) – R.A. tx arthrits, inflammation
* ProQuin XR (Ciprofloxacin Hcl) – simple UTI’s
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) – major depression
Protonix (pantoprazole) – GERD
Quinine – used for leg cramps
Ranexa (ranolazine) – chronic angina
Ranitidine – generic for Zantac – gerd/pud
Razadyne (galantamine Hbr) -formerly labeled Reminyl until 2005 – for mild Alzheimer’s
Reclast (zoledronic acid) – Paget’s disease, & postmenopausal osteoporosis
Relafen (nabumetone) – NSAID
Requip (Ropinirole Hcl) – RLS
Revlimid (lenalidomide) – myelodysplastic syndromes
Rifampin (rifampicin) – abx, aka Rifadin, Rimactane
Robaxin (Methocarbamol) – muscle relaxant
Rocaltrol – generic of (calcitriol) – synthetic vit D.
Rosuvastatin – Generic Crestor (lipids)
Rozerem (ramelteon) – insomnia
Salagen – Pilocarpine ophthalmic to tx glaucoma; oral to tx dry mouth sx’s (Sjogren’s, etc.)
Sanctura (trospium chloride) – overactive bladder/urge incont
Septra (Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole) – abx
Sensipar (cinacalcet) – 2ndry hyperparathyroidism & hypercalcemia in parathyroid CA pts
Seroquel (quetiapine) – Bipolar
Simcor – niacin extended-releated/simvastatin tablets
Singulair (Montelukast Sodium)- allergy/asthma (“Cingular” is/was a phone company)
Skelaxin (Metaxalone) – non-narcotic/ muscle relaxer
Soliris (eculizumab) – tx paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
Soma (Carisoprodol) – muscle relaxer
Soriatane (acitretin) – psoriasis
Stadol (Butorphanol Tartrate) – injected/ analgesic for pain
Strattera (atomoxetine) – this med spelled w/2 T’s *not* two R’s – is for ADD
Stavzor (valproic acid delayed release) – tx bipolar manic disorder, seizures and migraine headaches
*Subutex buprenorphine hydrochloride) & Suboxone(same but with naloxone) – opioid dependence
Sular(nisoldipine) – tx HTN & angina / calcium channel blocker
Symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) – bipolar disorder (Prozac-Zyprexa combo)
Symlin (pramlintide) – DM type 1 & 2
Synthroid (levothyroxine) – hypothyroid
Tekturna (aliskiren) – HTN
Tenuate Dospan (diethylpropion) – weight loss
Teveten HCT (eprosartan mesylate/hydrochlorothiazide) – htn
Tikosyn (Dofetilide) – Atrial Fibrilation/Atrial Flutter
Tindamax, tinidazole – tx microbial infections, including trichomoniasis, giardiasis, and amebiasis
Tracleer (bosentan) – Pulmonary arterial hypertension
Tramadol – see Ultram
*Trazodone (trade names Desyrel, Molipaxin, Trittico, Thombran, Trialodine) – depression, etc.
Trental (Pentoxifylline) – PVD, intermittent claudication
Trexima (Sumatriptan Succinate and Naproxen Sodium) – acute migraines
TriCor (fenofibrate) tablets – elev. cholesterol, triglycerides, etc
Triglide (fenofibrate) – lipid lowering
*Trihexyphenidyl – see Artane -Parkinsons’s
Toradol (Ketorolac Tromethamine) often given as injection for migraine headaches, analgesic
Toviaz (fesoterodine fumarate); tx overactive bladder
Tysabri (natalizumab) – moderate to severe Crohn’s (remarketed for this)
*Ultram (tramadol) – non-narcotic analgesic. aka tramdol
Uroxatral (alfuzosin HCl extended-release tablets) – BPH
Valium (Diazepam) – anti-anxietal / muscle relaxant
Valtrex (Valacyclovir Hydrochloride) – genital herpes
Vaprisol (conivaptan) – nephrology / uvolemic hyponatremia
Vaseretic (hctz) ACE inhibitor (htn) combo of Enalapril & hctz
Veregen (kunecatechins) – external genital and perianal warts
Vesicare (solifenacin succinate) – overactive bladder
Vicodin – narcotic pain killer – see “hydrocodone” above
Vimpat (lacosamide) – tx partial-onset seizures in epileptic adults
Vfend (voriconazole) – fungal infections
Voltaren (Diclofenac Sodium) – pain
Vytorin (Ezetimibe & Simvastatin) – two drugs combined in one – lowers cholesterol
Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate); ADHD
WelChol (colesevelam hydrochloride) – lipids tx & 2008 also for DM-2
Wellbutrin (Bupropion Hcl) – SSRI /tx depression, anxiety, etc.
Xalatan (latanoprost ophthalmic solution) – ocular htn / tx “high eye pressure”
Xanax (Alprazolam) – – short term med / anti-anxiety
Xenazine (tetrabenazine) chorea due to Huntington’s disease
Xifaxan (rifaximin) – Travelers’ diarrhea caused by noninvasive strains of Escherichia coli / IBS
Xyzal (levocetirizine dihydrochloride) – seasonal/perennial allergic rhinitis & urticaria
Zegerid (Omeprazole, Sodium Bicarbonate) – ulcers & heartburn
Zetia (Ezetimibe) – high cholesterol
Zocor (Simvastatin) – lower cholesterol
Zofran (Ondansetron Hydrochloride) – anti-nausea med w/o drowsiness.
Zoloft (Sertraline HCI) – anti-depressant/anti-anxietal
Zonegran (zonisamide) – epilepsy
Zomig (Zolmitriptan); migraine HA’s

NON-Oral/ inhalers/nasal sprays…
*Albuterol; aka Ventolin, Proventil – asthma/airway dz
Alvesco (ciclesonide) – Asthma / maintenance and prophylactic
Asmanex Twisthaler (asthma maintenance therapy – not rescue)
Azmacort – (Triamcinolone Acetonide (inhalation aerosol)
Flonase (Fluticasone propionate) – steroid nasal spray
Foradil (formoterol) \ Foradil Aerolizer (Formoterol Fumarate Inhalation Powder)
Patanase Nasal Spray (Olopatadine Hydrochloride Nasal Spray)
ProAir HFA inhaler (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Aerosol)
Rhinocort Aqua (Budesonide)
Spiriva HandiHaler (tiotropium bromide) – COPD/ broncho, etc
Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate) inhalation aerosol – combo of Oxis and Pulmicort – asthma
Veramyst (fluticasone furoate) – seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis (ok for Ped. use)
Xopenex HFA (levalbuterol tartrate) – inhaler / asthma

NON-Oral/primarily topical Meds/patches/immunizations:
(this list currently does NOT include inhalers or nasal sprays)
Akten (lidocaine hydrochloride) – anesthesia during ophthalmologic procedures
Apidra (insulin glulisine) – DM 1 – rapid acting insulin injection
Altabax (retapamulin) – topical tx impetigo due to Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes
Azopt (Brinzolamide) – eye drops / lower eye pressure (glaucoma)
BenzaClin Topical Gel – acne
Cleviprex (clevidipine) – IV therapy for HTN when med not able to be taken orally
Daytrana (methylphenidate) – patch for ADHD in peds, but can be ok for adults
Desoximetasone Cream USP, 0.25% – topical corticosteroid
Duragesic (Fentanyl Transdermal) – pain patch
Durezol (difluprednate) – tx pain & inflammation after ocular surgery
Efudex (Fluorouracil) – basal, squamous cell carcinomas & pre-cancerous skin lesions
Elidel (pimecrolimus cream, 1%) – eczema
Flector patch – (diclofenac epolamine topical patch) 1.3% – rx topical nsaid
Gardasil (quadrivalent human papillomavirus ( types 6, 11, 16, 18 ) recombinant vaccine) – HPV vac
Lantus (insulin glargine injection) – DM 1 & 2
Lotrisone (Clotrimazole and Betamethasone) – cream and lotion
NovoLog (insulin)
Olux (Clobetasol Propionate) topical – psoriasis
Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05% – tx “dry eyes”/^ tear production
Rotarix (Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral) – prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis caused by G1 and non-G1 types (G3, G4, and G9) in peds
Rotateq (rotavirus vaccine)
Sancuso (granisetron); For chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (patch)
SilvaSorb Gel/Hydrogel
Temovate (Clobetasol Propionate) – cream /topical corticosteroid – skin conditions
Tobradex (Tobramycin and Dexamethasone) – ophthalmic
Travatan (Travoprost) ophthalmic for glaucoma
Tretinoin Emollient Cream 0.05% (generic) for Renova
*Triamcinolone (Kenalog, Kenacort, Aristocort, Atolone) – “anti allergy” (comes in creams, injection, etc)
-*Triamcinolone -{Tri-am-cin-o-lone} … Kenalog, Kenacort, Aristocort, Atolone, Azmacort // cream, injectable, etc.
* Triazolam (Halcion, Novodorm, Songar) derivative of benzodiazepine
Vaniqa – cream for hirsutism
Verdeso (desonide) – atopic dermatitis
Vigamox (moxifloxacin HCl ophthalmic solution) 0.5% as base /a 4th-generation fluoroquinolone antibacterial
Voltaren Gel (diclofenac topical) – topical pain.
VoSol HC (Hydrocortisone and Acetic Acid) otic aka Acetasol, Burrow’s, Vasolate – “swimmers ear”
Zonalon (Doxepin) cream – relieve itching from some eczemas
Zostavax – live virus vaccine for tx herpes zoster

MISC LIST OF MEDS:
(this list for meds that have been FDA recalled and/or unlikely to be something I have use for knowing. This list is mainly for things not already listed above).
Accretropin (somatropin rDNA Original) -Tx of growth failure in peds
Amicar (Aminocaproic acid) – (is NOT Omacor) given IV and for bleeding disorder w/surg. probs
Ansaid (flurbiprofen) – post op pain
Aptivus (tipranavir) – HIV-1 infections
Avastin (bevacizumab) – metastatic colon CA
Baraclude (entecavir) – chronic hepatitis B infections
Bextra (Valdecoxib) – anti-inflammatory – recalled in 2005
BiDil (isosorbide dinitrate/hydralazine hydrochloride) – heart failure in black patients
Cinryze (C1 Inhibitor (Human)) – tx angioedema attacks in adolescents/adults with Hereditary Angioedema
Dacogen (decitabine) – Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Elaprase (idursulfase) – mucopolysaccharidosis II (Hunter Syndrome)
Entereg (alvimopan) – tx postoperative ileus
* Euflexxa injections (highly purified hyaluronan) – aka Synvisc – inj for OA
Fosrenol, lanthanum carbonate – hyperphosphatemia d/t kidney dysfunction
Intelence (etravirine) – Tx HIV-1
Isentress (raltegravir); tx HIV 1
Lucentis (ranibizumab)- neovascular “wet” age related macular degeneration
Myozyme (alglucosidase alfa) – Pompe disease (glycogen storage disease type II) – peds
Naglazyme (galsulfase) – (musculoskeletal drug – mucopolysaccharidosis VI (Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome)
Nplate (romiplostim) tx thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura
Prezista (darunavir) – treatment-resistant HIV infections
Selzentry (maraviroc); – CCR5-tropic HIV-1
Solu-Medrol (Methylprednisolone sodium succinate) – has multiple indications. Link with thorough info=http://www.drugs.com/pro/solu-medrol.html
Somatuline Depot (lanreotide acetate); acromegaly
Supprelin LA (histrelin acetate); central precocious puberty
TYSABRI (natalizumab) – *released 11/04 – DC’d 2/05 …for relapsing MS
Tyzeka (telbivudine) – tx Hep B virus
Valcyte (valganciclovir HCl tablets) – transplant recipients, immunosuppressant, CMV, HIV, etc.
Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) – hepatitis B
Vidaza (azacitidine)- myelomonocytic leukemias & myelodysplastic syndromes
Zingo (lidocaine hydrochloride monohydrate); – peds/local analgesia before vp or iv insertion

OCP’s/BCP’s:
Alesse (100 mcg levonorgestrel/20 mcg ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Aviane
Brevicon (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Cyclessa (Desogestrel Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets)
Demulen (Ethinyl Estradiol; Ethynodiol Diacetate) aka Zovia
Desogen (desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol)
Enpresse
Femcon Fe (Norethindrone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets)
Jolivette (norethindrone tablets)
Leena (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Lessina
Levlen
Levlite (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets) aka Levora
Levora (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Loestrin 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol)
Low-Ogestrel (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Lo Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)
Lutera (Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets)
Lybrel (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) – eliminates menses as long as pill taken.
Microgestin Fe 1/20(norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous fumarate tablets*)
Microgestin 1/20 (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
MicrogestinFe 1.5/30 (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, and ferrous fumarate tablets*)
Microgestin 1.5/30 (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Mircette (Desogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol and Ethinyl Estradiol)
Mirena (Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System) -IUD
MonoNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Necon (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Necon 7/7/7 (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol)
Nora-Be (norethindrone tablets)
Nordette
Norinyl 1+35 (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Norinyl 1+50 (norethindrone and mestranol tablets)
Nor-QD (norethindrone tablets)
Norinyl (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Nuvaring (Etonogestrel, Ethinyl Estradiol Vaginal Ring) – q.monthly
Ogestrel (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Ortho-Cept
Ortho Evra (Norelgestromin, Ethinyl Estradiol) – once per week patch
Ortho-Novum (Norethindrone and Ethinyl Estradiol)
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) / Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo
Ovcon (Norethindrone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets)
Plan B – aka “the morning after pill” (levonorgestrel)
Portia
Reclipsen TM (desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Seasonale (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) \ aka: Jolessa Quasense, Seasonique
Sronyx
Tri-Levlen
TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Tri-Norinyl (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Triphasil = Brand Names: Alesse, Aviane, Enpresse, Lessina, Levlen, Levlite, Levora, Lutera, Lybrel, Nordette, Portia, Sronyx, Tri-Levlen, Triphasil, Trivora
Trivora (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets)
Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) aka Yaz
Yuzpe (another morning after type regimen)
ZenChent (progestin – estrogen combo)
Zovia (ethynodiol diacetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets)

HRT’s:
(Obviously this is one of my newest lists I’ll be adding to over time)
Enjuvia (Synthetic Conjugated Estrogens, B)

Vivelle-Dot (Estradiol Transdermal System)

Oncology Meds:
Alimta (pemetrexed for injection) – malignant pleural mesothelioma
Arranon (nelarabine) – T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Avastin (bevacizumab) – colon ca
Clolar (clofarabine) – acute lymphoblastic leukemia in peds
Efudex (Fluorouracil) – skin
Erbitux (cetuximab) – metastatic colon CA
Fluorouracil (5-FU or f5U) – colon, pancreas, digestive, misc. Old school chemo med.
Gleevec (Imatinib Mesylate) – Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST).
Hycamtin (topotecan); small cell lung ca
Ixempra (ixabepilone); breast ca
Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) – WBC’s
Neupogen (filgrastim) – tx neutropenia
Nexavar (sorafenib) – renal ca
Sensipar (cinacalcet) – parathyroid carcinoma
Sprycel (dasatinib) – imatinib-resistant chronic myeloid leukemia
Sutent (sunitinib) – kidney & GI tumors
Tarceva (erlotinib, OSI 774) – metastatic non-small cell lung ca
Tasigna (nilotinib hydrochloride monohydrate) – chronic myelogenous leukemia
Treanda (bendamustine hydrochloride) – CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia)
Torisel (temsirolimus) – renal carcinoma
Tykerb (lapatinib) – breast ca
Vectibix (panitumumab) – colon

Antibiotics & ANTIVIRALS:
Avelox (moxifloxacin hydrochloride) – abx tx respiratory/lung infections
Bactocill (Oxacillin Sodium) – in PCN class. tx staph aureus
Cephalexin – aka “Keflex”
*Cipro – Ciprofloxacin – abx
Demeclocycline (Declomycin) – tetracycline tx bacterial infx’s
Doribax (doripenem); intraabdominal infections & UTI’s
*Doxycycline – (in tetracycline antibiotics group). Brand names= Monodox®, Periostat®, Vibramycin®, Vibra-Tabs®, Doryx®, Vibrox®, Adoxa®, Doxyhexal® and Atridox® (topical doxycycline hyclate for Periodontitis)
Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate
Epivir (Lamivudine)
EryTab (erythromycin delayed-release tablets)
Grisovin (griseofulvin) Fulvicin, Grifulvin V, Gris-Peg, Grisactin) – skin infections, ala dermatophytosis
Keflex (Cephalexin) – abx
Ketek (telithromycin) – abx
Moxatag (amoxicillin) – tonsillitis and/or pharyngitis d/t Streptococcus pyogenes
Rifampin (rifampicin) – abx, aka Rifadin, Rimactane
Sustiva (Efavirenz)
Terramycin (Oxytetracycline) & HCI – ophthalmic uses; tx bacterial infections; ok in dogs
Tindamax, tinidazole – tx microbial infections, including trichomoniasis, giardiasis, and amebiasis
Xifaxan (rifaximin)
ZINOTIC Otic (Chloroxylenol/Pramoxine/Zinc Acetate) – ear drops to stop growth of bacteria & fungus
Zyvox (linezolid) – abx tx of MRSA infections

SMALL misc. list of OTC meds and Remedies:
acidophilus
Alli (orlistat) – weight loss
Aspercreme.
Black Cohosh (with an O, not an A) – tx vasomotor instability
Burrow’s solution is aluminum salts(domeboro tablets)
Capzasin cream (topical analgesic)
Cepastat – sore throat
Cetaphil – skin moisturizer/cleanser
Chloraseptic – sore throat
CholestOff
chlorpheniramine – antihistamine /sample=Actifed.
Citrucel (Methylcellulose) laxative
Dulcolax
Endurolyte
Epsom salt
Estroven
Garlique
Gas-X
Kava Kava (Piper methysticum Forster) / herb.. tx anxiety, etc
Lanacane Aerosol Spray – anti-itch/skin protection
Lipozene -supposed ‘fat burner’(author note; only ECA stacks are actually effective)
Monistat – vaginal cream for yeast infx
NyQuil
Pedialyte
Psyllium seed husks – bulk forming laxative
Rohto eye lubricating drops
Saw palmetto (not sal) – prostate/BPH
Senna (natural herbal laxative)
Systane – Lubricant Eye Drops
URISTAT® (phenazopyridine) – otc UTI relief
Zostrix cream – contains cayenne pepper -topical analgesic
Zyrtec (Cetirizine) – allergies… now otc

For additional med names not listed ~or~ if you stumbled by seeking more information on a specific med, Click here for the PDR Health.com website

OTC home remedy tips

June 11, 2008

This is another one of those lists I’ll add to here and there…

• Tick bites – the easiest way to get rid of a tick is to put Carmex or other type of chapstick over the entire tick and surrounding area. Because these disgusting little creatures breathe through their abdomen, they will instinctively crawl out because they are suffocating. No more tweezers or lost heads underneath the skin.

• For epistaxis, for you lay folk the common “nosebleed”, using a tampon (yep, the good ol’ kind us ladies use each month) it excellent to help prevent a mess.
• To STOP (or quickly slow) a nosebleed – having a bottle of NeoSynephrine nasal spray (over-the-counter product) and giving a few good squirts in there will shrink the swollen membranes and usually stop the bleed.
Of note – using NeoSynephrine for MORE than three days in a row will actually make congestion worse. Just keep a bottle handy if your prone to the occasional nosebleed.

• No more frozen shut car doors – Spray the rubber part with WD40 and keyhole during the wintertime. To date, I have NEVER had a door frozen shut since I started doing that.

• Spilled battery acid burns! If you’ve ever mechaniced on an old school jet-ski, you know the work space in them is very limited. When charging the batteries, it’s easiest for me to take the batteries out (plus no extension cord long enough to go where the machines are parked). If it is burning you, baking soda is a base and will neutralize the acid.

• Flash burn – Flashburn can occur to the eyes from welding without protection. Prevention by wearing facial and eye protection is the obvious key, but if you should be prone to not making unsafe decisions otherwise, friend’s of mine who are welders offer this tip. Cut a potato in half and apply that moist inside part over the eyes.

*NONE of this should be constituted as medical advice. Simply, these are my opinions and experiences(or things others who I know have tried). If you have a good one you’d like to add, drop me a comment or email. More eventually on the way as I think of them.

Medications to avoid?

June 1, 2008

This was an interesting article I accidentally came across (I was reading another blog, clicked the link to an entirely different story, then saw this one on the side)

Seeing how the “drugs list” is both a popular hit to this blog, but also from people seeking additional information, I found and would like to share this:8 Drugs Doctors Say They Would Not Take. It includes combinations of things. I doubt any particular individuals in my blogroll, etc. would necessarily endorse(or not endorse) things in the article, but for what it’s worth, it may be a read if you came here looking for medication information.

The article I was reading was Woman Wakes After Heart Stopped, Rigor Mortis Set In. WOW! I’ve always said God has a purpose for me (some of my own life stories will eventually be published), but this just is mind boggling!

Research & more of my 2¢ on meth

May 31, 2008

I’ve been aware that sinus/allergy medications contained an ingredient in meth, and the rest consisted of things like toilet bowl clearing. In doing some searching, there are many items listed that I wouldn’t want to touch without gloves, much less put in my body!?! Baffles the mind what would make a person think of this.

Not a comprehensive list, but a general one after doing some web research with a list of what goes into the production of meth:
Gasoline additives, Rubbing Alcohol, Paint thinner, Benzene, Freon, Anhydrous ammonia, Acetone(fingernail polish remover), Chloroform, ingredients from brake cleaner, drain cleaner, lithium from batteries, iodine, Camp stove fuel, Pheynl-2-Propane, Phenylacetone, Phenylpropanolamine, Battery acid

I’d have to do a search on what “Phenylacetone” is, as well as a couple others, but the ones most of us are familiar with… paint thinner, battery acid… ?!?!? It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out these are substances that do NOT belong in the body. My gripe – nothing else (that I’m aware of) has controlled sales, so why punish those with allergies?

Meth lab clean ups carry a hefty price tags. Rather than having innocent law abiding personnel don protective suits to clean them up, I saw we get one of the addicts and/or inmates on a volunteer basis; having worked as a corrections officer in the past, there are plenty of inmates in the work release programs, etc., that would be interested in doing so. Eliminate the special suits and huge costs. Another option I’d propose would be to strap a high voltage shock collar on a meth lab owner, so if they tried to run or do anything stupid, the push of a button would disable them.

How to prevent meth use

May 31, 2008

Methamphetamine – nothing but a headache for everyone. For allergy sufferers like me, the fact pseudoephedrine products (aka Sudafed, Benadryl-D) are limited are more than just a sinus headache for me. As I understand it, the primary ingredient in meth is pseudoephedrine. Legislators seem to think it’s a great idea to limit the sales. That means it’s a pain in the butt for allergy sufferers to get a medicine that actually works for symptomatic relief, a headache for pharmacists who must go through the legal hassles of dispensing literally having to dispense an OTC med over their counter, with no financial kick backs or perks to them, and(presumably) the meth addicts just getting sneakier about getting products. Sadly, all these STUPID laws and roadblocks in place hurt more than the group they were intended for.

I say if someone wants to use meth, have closed door clinic – let them in, but lock the door behind them. Those who want to sober up and want to make a legit change in their life will be released. The rest – hey, free meth for all who enter, but they aren’t allowed to leave unless they’re clean for a predetermined amount of time. For those not wishing to clean up, let them sit there, give them all the meth they want. If they overdose, well, consider it some chlorine to the people pool. (I’d call it the gene pool, but addictions are a series of bad choices, not genetic in my opinion). You ask, how can a Christian say such a thing- easy, I choose Jesus, much like addicts have their own prerogatives. I’m no saint, but I have repented and know I’m forgiven, even if some of my ideas seem radical to some. Even an addict has the choice of looking to God for help at cleaning up. I believe people can and do change, but only if they want to – much like choosing God – no one can force anyone one way or the other.

So, on my recent state tax return, they have an option to contribute to anti-meth campaigns – riiiiiiiiiiiiight, gimme a break. For truly effective anti-meth advertising, just show Meth-Mouth (one of devastating side effects of it). Today’s rant on meth struck me after reading Dr. WhiteCoat’s entry on Denstistry and Socialized Medicine.

His entry is *NOT* about meth, but socialized medicine and dentistry as a comparison. As always, he brings up good points!

As for the Methamphetamine campaigns, click this only if you do not have a weak stomach. It’s a google image search on “meth mouth” and brings up the most convincing reasons(images) of all on not using it.