Common Prescription Drugs

Brand Names, generic names . . . . . . . . . . .class [common uses]
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Accupril, quinapril . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ACE inhibitor [HTN]
acyclovir, Zovirax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiviral [herpes, shingle]
Adalat, nifedipine, Procardia . . . . . . . . .Ca channel blocker [HTN]
Adanocard, adenosine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiarrhythmic [PSVT]
adenosine, Adenocard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiarrhythmic [PSVT]
Advil, ibuprofen, Motrin . . . . . . . . . . . .antipyretic, antirheumatic, nonopioid analgesic, NSAID [pain]
albuterol, Proventil,Ventolin . . . . . . . . . .bronchodilator [asthma, COPD]
alprazolam, Xanax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .benzodiazepine [anxiety]
Allegra, fexofenadine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .allergy, cough, and cold remedy, antihistamine [allergic rhinitis]
Ambien, zolpidem . . . . . . . . . . . . . .nonbenzodiazepine, sedative/ hypnotic [insomnia]
amitriptyline, Elavil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .tricyclic antidepressant [depression]
amlodipine, Norvasc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ca channel blocker [HTN]
amoxicillin, Amoxil,Trimox . . . . . . .anti-infective, antiulcer agent [bacterial infection]
Amoxil, amoxicillin, Trimox . . . . . . .anti-infective, antiulcer agent [bacterial infection]
atenolol, Tenormin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .beta blocker [HTN]
Ativan, lorazepam . . . . . . . . . .benzodiazepine [anxiety, seizures]
atorvastatin, Lipitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lipid-lowering agent [high cholesterol]
Atrovent, ipratropium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .allergy, cough, and cold remedy, bronchodilator [asthma, COPD]
Axid, nizatidine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiulcer agent [ulcers, GERD]
azithromycin, Zithromax . . . . . . . .anti-infective, Mycobacterium agent [bacterial infection]
Azmacort, triamcinolone . . . . . . . . . . . . . .corticosteroid, immune modifier [asthma]
Bactrim, trimethoprim/
sulfamethoxazole . . . . . . .anti-infective, antiprotozoal [infection]
beclomethasone, Vancenase . . . . . . . . . . .corticosteroid [asthma]
benazepril, Lotensin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ACE inhibitor [HTN]
Biaxin, clarithromycin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
BuSpar, buspirone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antianxiety agent [anxiety]
buspirone, BuSpar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antianxiety agent [anxiety]
Calan, verapamil,
Isoptin,Verelan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ca channel blocker [HTN]
Cardizem, diltiazem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ca channel blocker [HTN]
Cardura, doxazosin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antihypertensive [HTN]
Ceclor, cefaclor . . . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
cefaclor, Ceclor . . . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
cefprozil, Cefzil . . . . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
Ceftin, cefuroxime . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
cefuroxime, Ceftin . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
Cefzil, cefprozil . . . . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
cephalexin, Keflex . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
cimetidine, Tagamet . . . . . . . . . . . .antiulcer agent [ulcers, GERD]
clarithromycin, Biaxin . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
Claritin, loratadine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antihistamine [seasonal allergies]
clonazepam, Klonopin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .benzodiazepine [seizures]
codeine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .opioid analgesic, antitussive [pain, cough]
Coumadin, warfarin . . . . . . . . . . . .anticoagulant [AF, thrombosis]
Cozaar, losartan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antihypertensive [HTN]
cyclobenzaprine, Flexeril . . . . . . . . . . . . .skeletal muscle relaxant [muscle spasm]
Cycrin, medroxyprogesterone,
Provera . . . . . . . . . .antineoplastic, contraceptive hormone [HRT]
Darvocet-N,
propoxyphene/APAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .opioid analgesic [pain]
Daypro, oxaprozin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NSAID [rheumatoid arthritis & osteoarthritis]
Deltasone, prednisone . . . . . . . . . . . .anti-inflammatory, immune modifier [inflammation]
Depakote, divalproex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .anticonvulsant [seizures]
DiaBeta, glyburide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antidiabetic [NIDDM]
diazepam, Valium . . . . . . . . . .benzodiazepine, sedative/hypnotic [anxiety]
Diflucan, fluconazole . . . . . . . . . .antifungal [vaginal candidiasis]
digoxin, Lanoxin . . . . . . . . . . .antiarrhythmic, inotropic [AF, CHF]
Dilantin, phenytoin . . . . . . . . . . . .antiarrhythmic, anticonvulsant [seizures]
diltiazem, Cardizem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ca channel blocker [HTN]
divalproex,Depakote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .anticonvulsant [seizures]
doxazosin, Cardura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antihypertensive [HTN]
Dyazide, triamterene/HCTZ . . . . . . . . . . . . .diuretic [HTN, edema]
Effexor, venlafaxine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antianxiety agent, antidepressant [major depression]
Elavil, amitriptyline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .tricyclic antidepressant [depression]
enalapril, Vasotec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ACE inhibitor [HTN]
erythromycin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
estradiol, Estrace, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .contraceptive hormone [HRT]
Estraderm
estrogen/medroxyprogesterone,
Prempro . . . . . . . . . . . . .contraceptive hormone [HRT]
estrogen, Premarin . . . . . . . . . . . . .contraceptive hormone [HRT]
etodolac, Lodine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antirheumatic, nonopioid analgesic, NSAID [rheumatoid arthritis & osteoarthritis]
famotidine, Pepcid . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiulcer agent [ulcers, GERD]
Flexeril, cyclobenzaprine . . . . . . . . . . . . .skeletal muscle relaxant [muscle spasm]
fexofenadine, Allegra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .allergy, cough, and cold remedy, antihistamine [allergic rhinitis]
Flonase, fluticasone . . . . . . . . . . . . .anti-inflammatory [allergies]
fluconazole, Diflucan . . . . . . . . . .antifungal [vaginal candidiasis]
fluoxetine, Prozac . . . . . . . . . . .antidepressant, SSRI [depression]
fluticasone, Flonase . . . . . . . . . . . . .anti-inflammatory [allergies]
fluvastatin, Lescol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lipid-lowering agent [high cholesterol]
furosemide, Lasix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .diuretic [CHF, HTN, MI]
gemfibrozil, Lopid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lipid-lowering agent [high cholesterol]
glipizide, Glucotrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antidiabetic [NIDDM]
Glucophage, metformin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antidiabetic [NIDDM]
Glucotrol, glipizide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antidiabetic [NIDDM]
glyburide, DiaBeta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antidiabetic [NIDDM]
haloperidol, Haldol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antipsychotic [acute psychosis]
hydrochlorothiazide, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .diuretic [CHF, HTN, MI]
Hydrodiuril
hydrocodone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .allergy, cold, and cough remedy; opioid analgesic [pain] hydrocodone/APAP, Lortab,
Vicodin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .allergy, cold, and cough remedy; opioid analgesic [pain]
Hydrodiuril, hydrochlorothiazide . . . . . . . .diuretic [CHF, HTN, MI]
Hytrin, terazosin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antihypertensive [HTN]
ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin . . . . . . . .antipyretic, antirheumatic, nonopioid analgesic, NSAID [pain]
Imdur, isosorbide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .nitrate [angina pectoris]
Imitrex, sumatriptan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vascular headache suppressant [migraines]
ipratropium, Atrovent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .bronchodilator [asthma, COPD]
Isoptin, verapamil,
Calan,Verelan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ca channel blocker [HTN]
isosorbide, Imdur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .nitrate [angina pectoris]
K-Dur, potassium, Slow-K . . . . . . . . . . . . .mineral and electrolyte replacement/ supplement [K replacement]
Keflex, cephalexin . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
Klonopin, clonazepam . . . . . . . . . . . . . .benzodiazepine [seizures]
Lanoxin, digoxin . . . . . . . . . . .antiarrhythmic, inotropic [AF, CHF]
Lasix, furosemide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .diuretic [CHF, HTN, MI]
Lescol, fluvastatin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lipid-lowering agent [high cholesterol]
levothyroxine, Synthroid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .hormone—thyroid [hypothyroid]
Lipitor, atorvastatin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lipid-lowering agent [high cholesterol]
lisinopril, Prinivil, Zestril . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antihypertensive [HTN]
Lodine, etodolac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antirheumatic, nonopioid analgesic, NSAID (rheumatoid arthritis & osteoarthritis]
Lopid, gemfibrozil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lipid-lowering agent [high cholesterol]
Lopressor, metoprolol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .beta blocker [HTN]
Lorabid,loracarbef . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
loracarbef, Lorabid . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
loratadine, Claritin . . . . . . . . . .antihistamine [seasonal allergies]
lorazepam, Ativan . . . . . . . . . .benzodiazepine [anxiety, seizures]
Lortab, hydrocodone
/APAP, Vicodin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .allergy, cold, and cough remedy; opioid analgesic [pain]
losartan, Cozaar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antihypertensive [HTN]
Lotensin, benazepril . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antihypertensive [HTN]
lovastatin, Mevacor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lipid-lowering agent [high cholesterol]
medroxyprogesterone,
Cycrin, Provera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antineoplastic, contraceptive hormone [HRT]
metformin, Glucophage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antidiabetic [NIDDM]
methylphenidate, Ritalin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .central nervous system stimulant [ADHD]
metoprolol, Lopressor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .beta blocker [HTN]
Mevacor, lovastatin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lipid-lowering agent [high cholesterol]
Motrin, ibuprofen, Advil . . . . . . .antipyretic, antirheumatic, nonopioid analgesic, NSAID [pain]
nabumetone, Relafen . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antipyretic, antirheumatic, NSAID [rheumatoid arthritis & osteoarthritis]
Naprosyn, naproxen . . . . . . . .antipyretic, antirheumatic, NSAID, nonopioid analgesic [pain]
naproxen, Naprosyn . . . . . . . .antipyretic, antirheumatic, NSAID, nonopioid analgesic [pain]
nifedipine, Adalat, Procardia . . . . . . . . .Ca channel blocker [HTN]
nitroglycerin, Nitrostat . . . . . . . . . . . . . .nitrate [angina pectoris]
nizatidine, Axid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiulcer agent [ulcers, GERD]
Norvasc, amlodipine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ca channel blocker [HTN]
omeprazole, Prilosec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiulcer agent [GERD]
oxaprozin, Daypro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NSAID [rheumatoid arthritis & osteoarthritis]
oxycodone/APAP, Percocet . . . . . . . . . . . . .opioid analgesic [pain]
paroxetine, Paxil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antianxiety agent; antidepressant, SSRI [depression]
Paxil, paroxetine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antianxiety agent; antidepressant, SSRI [depression]
penicillin, V-K, Veetids . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
pentoxifylline, Trental . . . . .blood viscosity reducing agent [PVD]
Pepcid, famotidine . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiulcer agent [ulcers, GERD]
Percocet, oxycodone/APAP . . . . . . . . . . . .opioid analgesic [pain]
phenytoin, Dilantin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .anticonvulsant [seizures]
potassium, K-Dur, Slow-K . . . . . . . . . . . . .mineral and electrolyte replacement/supplement [K replacement]
pravastatin, Pravachol . . . .lipid-lowering agent [high cholesterol]
prednisone, Deltasone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .anti-inflammatory, immune modifier [inflammation]
Premarin, estrogen . . . . . . . . . . . . .contraceptive hormone [HRT]
Prempro, estrogen/ . . . . . . . . . . . . .contraceptive hormone [HRT]
medroxyprogesterone
Prilosec, omeprazole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiulcer agent [GERD]
Prinivil, lisinopril, Zestril . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antihypertensive [HTN]
Procardia, nifedipine, Adalat . . . . . . . . .Ca channel blocker [HTN]
propoxyphene/APAP, Darvocet-N . . . . . . . .opioid analgesic [pain]
Proventil, albuterol, Ventolin . . . . . . . . . .bronchodilator [asthma, COPD]
Provera, medroxyprogesterone,
Cycrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antineoplastic, contraceptive hormone [HRT]
Prozac, fluoxetine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antidepressant, SSRI [depression]
quinapril, Accupril . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ACE inhibitor [HTN]
ranitidine, Zantac . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiulcer agent [ulcers, GERD]
Relafen, nabumetone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NSAID [rheumatoid & osteoarthritis]
risperidone, Risperdal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antipsychotic [psychoses]
Ritalin, methylphenidate . . . . . .central nervous system stimulant [ADHD]
salmeterol, Serevent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .bronchodilator [asthma]
Serevent, salmeterol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .bronchodilator [asthma]
sertraline, Zoloft . . . . . . . . . . . .antidepressant, SSRI [depression]
simvastatin, Zocor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lipid-lowering agent [high cholesterol]
Slow-K, potassium, K-Dur . . . . . . . . . . . . .mineral and electrolyte replacement/supplement [K replacement]
sumatriptan, Imitrex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vascular headache suppressant [migraines]
Synthroid, levothyroxine . . . . . . .hormone–thyroid [hypothyroid]
Tagamet, cimetidine . . . . . . . . . . . .antiulcer agent [ulcers, GERD]
Tenormin, atenolol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .beta blocker [HTN]
terazosin, Hytrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antihypertensive [HTN]
tramadol, Ultram . . . . . . . . . . .analgesic [moderate–severe pain]
Trental, pentoxifylline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .blood viscosity reducing agent [PVD]
triamcinolone, Azmacort . . . . . . . . . . . . . .corticosteroid, immune modifier [asthma]
triamterene/HCTZ, Dyazide . . . . . . . . . . . . .diuretic [HTN, edema]
trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole,
Bactrim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .anti-infective, antiprotozoal [infection]
Trimox, amoxicillin, Amoxil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiulcer agent [bacterial infection]
Ultram, tramadol . . . . . . . . . . .analgesic [moderate–severe pain]
Valium, diazepam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .benzodiazepine [anxiety]
Vancenase, beclomethasone . . . . . . . . . .glucocorticoid [asthma]
Vasotec, enalapril . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ACE inhibitor [HTN]
Veetids, penicillin, V-K . . . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
venlafaxine, Effexor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antianxiety agent, antidepressant [major depression]
Ventolin, albuterol, Proventil . . . .bronchodilator [asthma, COPD]
verapamil, Calan,
Isoptin,Verelan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ca channel blocker [HTN]
Vicodin, Lortab,
hydrocodone/APAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .opioid analgesic [pain]
warfarin, Coumadin . . . . . . . . . . . .anticoagulant [AF, thrombosis]
Xanax, alprazolam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .benzodiazepine [anxiety]
Zantac, ranitidine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiulcer agent [ulcers, GERD]
Zestril, lisinopril, Prinivil . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antihypertensive [HTN]
Zithromax, azithromycin . . . . . .anti-infective [bacterial infection]
Zocor, simvastatin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lipid-lowering agent [high cholesterol]
Zoloft, sertraline . . . . . . . . . . . .antidepressant, SSRI [depression]
zolpidem, Ambien . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .nonbenzodiazepine, sedative/hypnotic [insomnia]

Zovirax, acyclovir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .antiviral [herpes, shingles]

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