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brand namegeneric namedrug class or drug categorygeneral use
A.P.L.chorionic gonadotropinpolypeptide hormoneit is a hormone, usually used in combination with fertility drugs to increase a woman's chance of pregnancy
A/T/Serythromycin (topical)macrolide antibiotic; antibacterialskin infections (acne, pimples)
Abilifyaripiprazoleantipsychoticmental disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder)
Abrevadocosanol (topical)antiviralto treat cold sores and fever blisters on the face or lips
Accolatezafirlukastleukotriene inhibitor; antiasthmaticfor the prophylaxis and chronic treatment of asthma in adults and children
Accunebalbuterol (solution inhalation)beta agonist; bronchodilatorasthma; bronchitis; other lung diseases
AccuprilquinaprilACE inhibitor; antihypertensivehypertension; congestive heart failure
Accuretichydrochlorothiazide/quinaprilantihypertensivehypertension (high blood pressure)
Accutaneisotretinoin (oral)retinoid; antiacnesevere acne
AceonperindoprilACE inhibitor; antihypertensivehypertension; heart failure
Aciphexrabeprazole (oral)proton pump inhibitor (PPI)ulcers; GERD; Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Aclovatealclometasone (topical)cortico-steroid; anti-inflammatoryskin problems (inflammation, itching, swelling)
Actigallursodiol (300 mg)anticholelithic; antigallstoneto treat and prevent certain types of gallstones
Actiqfentanyl (lozenge)narcotic analgesicto treat breakthrough cancer pain
Activasealteplasefibrinolytic; thrombolyticto dissolve blood clots
Activellaestradiol/norethindrone (oral)female hormones (estrogen and progesterone)menopause; osteoporosis; HRT
Actonelrisedronate (oral)bisphosphonates; bone resorption inhibitorosteoporosis; Paget's disease of bone
Actoplus Metpioglitazone/metforminantidiabeticto treat type II diabetes
Actospioglitazonethiazolidinedione antidiabeticto treat type II diabetes
Acularketorolac (ophthalmic 0.5%)NSAIDto relieve itchy eyes due to seasonal allergy and to prevent and treat eye swelling due to cataract surgery
Acular LSketorolac (ophthalmic 0.4%)NSAIDto relieve ocular pain, burning, and stinging following corneal refractive surgery
Acuvailketorolac (ophthalmic 0.45%)nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)for the treatment of pain and inflammation following cataract surgery
Adalat CCnifedipine (oral)calcium channel blockerhigh blood pressure; angina (chest pain)
Adderall; Adderall XRamphetamine/dextroamphetaminecentral nervous system stimulantADHD
Adipex-Pphentermineanorectic; appetite suppressantobesity; to lose weight
Adriamycin PFSdoxorubicinantineoplasticto treat various types of cancer
Advair Diskusfluticasone/salmeterolcortico-steroid and bronchodilatorasthma; chronic bronchitis; lung diseases
Advicorniacin/lovastatin (oral)antihyperlipidemic; cholesterol lowering agentto lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
AdvilibuprofenNSAIDpain; fever; inflammation; stiffness; aches
Advil Cold and Sinusibuprofen/pseudoephedrinedecongestant-analgesicto relieve sinus pressure, nasal congestion, and fever
Aerobidflunisolide (oral inhalation)cortico-steroid; antiasthmaticto prevent or reduce the frequency of asthma attacks
Ageneraseamprenavirprotease inhibitor; antiviralhuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Aggrastattirofibanantiplateletto prevent the formation of blood clots
Aggrenoxaspirin/dipyridamole (oral)platelet aggregation inhibitor; antiplateletto prevent strokes and blood clotting
AK-Connaphazoline (ophthalmic)decongestanteye irritations; itchy and watering eyes; congestion; redness
AKBetalevobunolol (ophthalmic)beta blocker; antiglaucomaglaucoma or high pressure in the eye
AKtobtobramycin (ophthalmic)aminoglycoside antibiotic; antibacterialto treat bacterial eye infections
Alamastpemirolast (ophthalmic)antiallergic; mast cell stabilizereye allergies; allergic conjunctivitis
Alawayketotifen (ophthalmic)antihistamine; antiallergicallergic conjunctivitis; allergic eyes; itchy eyes
Albalonnaphazoline (ophthalmic)decongestanteye irritations; itchy and watering eyes; congestion; redness
Albenzaalbendazoleantiparasitic; antiworm; anthelminticto treat infections due to worms and parasites
Alcortiniodoquinol/hydrocortisonean antifungal and corticosteroid combinationto treat skin infections; it is a topical product with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
Aldactazidehydrochlorothiazide/spironolactonediuretics (water pills)hypertension; swelling and fluid accumulation
Aldactonespironolactonepotassium sparing diuretic (water pill)hypertension; excess fluid; hyperaldosteronism; to treat low potassium levels
Aldaraimiquimod (topical)biological (immune) response modifierexternal warts; actinic keratosis; carcinoma
Aldex DMdextromethorphan, phenylephrine, pyrilaminecough suppressant, decongestant, and antihistaminerelief of nasal and sinus congestion, coughing, sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes
Aldometmethyldopaantihypertensivehypertension (high blood pressure)
Aldorilhydrochlorothiazide/methyldopaantihypertensivehigh blood pressure (hypertension)
Aldurazymelaronidaseenzyme (alpha-L-iduronidase) replenishermucopolysaccharidosis disease
Alesseethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrelfemale hormone (contraceptive)to prevent pregnancy
Alevenaproxen (oral)NSAIDpain; fever; inflammation; stiffness
Alimtapemetrexedantineoplasticlung cancer (pleural mesothelioma)
Alinianitazoxanideantiprotozoal; anti-infectivediarrhea due to protozoan infections
Alkeranmelphalanantineoplastic N mustard; alkylating agentto treat certain types of cancer
Allayhydrocodone/acetaminophennarcotic analgesicpain
Allegrafexofenadineantihistamine; H1 receptor blockerallergies; hay fever
Allegra-Dfexofenadine/pseudoephedrineantihistaminic decongestantnasal and non-nasal symptoms of allergy
AlleRx dose pack PEphenylephrine, methscopolamine, chlorpheniraminedecongestant, anticholinergic and antihistamine combinationto relieve congestion, sneezing, and itchy eyes due to colds, allergies, hay fever, or sinusitis
Alliorlistat (oral)lipase inhibitor; anti-obesityweight loss; weight control
Alocrilnedocromil (ophthalmic)mast cell stabilizer; anti-allergicitchy eyes due to allergies; allergic conjunctivitis
Alomidelodoxamide (ophthalmic)antiallergic; mast cell stabilizereye allergies; allergic conjunctivitis
Aloraestradiol (transdermal)female hormone (estrogen)menopause; hot flashes; vaginal dryness; osteoporosis
Aloxipalonosetronserotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist; antiemetic and antinauseantto prevent nausea and vomiting due to cancer chemotherapy; prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting
Alphagan Pbrimonidine (ophthalmic)alpha 2 agonist; antiglaucomaglaucoma (high fluid pressure in the eye)
Alphatrexbetamethasone (topical)cortico-steroid; anti-inflammatoryskin problems (inflammation, itching, swelling)
Alrexloteprednol (ophthalmic)cortico-steroideye inflammation; allergic conjunctivitis
AltaceramiprilACE inhibitor; antihypertensivehypertension; congestive heart failure
Altoprevlovastatin (oral)HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor; statinsto lower cholesterol, especially LDL, and to raise the good cholesterol (HDL)
Alupentmetaproterenolbronchodilatorto open up the bronchial tubes of the lungs
Alvescociclesonide (inhalation)corticosteroidfor the maintenance treatment of asthma
Amarylglimepiridesulfonylurea antidiabeticto treat type II diabetes
Ambienzolpidem (oral)sedative hypnoticto induce sleep; to treat insomnia
Ambien CRzolpidem (oral)sedative hypnoticto induce sleep; to treat insomnia
Amergenaratriptanselective 5-HT agonist; antimigrainemigraine headaches
Amevivealefaceptimmuno suppressant; antipsoriaticchronic plaque psoriasis
Amibid DMguaifenesin/dextromethorphanexpectorant and cough suppressantto thin and loosen mucus and to suppress cough
Amikinamikacin (injection)antibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
Amitizalubiprostone (oral)chloride channel activatorto treat chronic idiopathic constipation in adults including those over 65
Amnesteemisotretinoin (oral)retinoid; antiacnesevere acne
Amoxilamoxicillin (oral)penicillin antibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
Amrixcyclobenzaprine (extended release)muscle relaxantfor the relief of muscle spasm associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions
Anadrol-50oxymetholone (oral)anabolic steroidfor the treatment of anemias caused by deficient red blood cell production
Anafranilclomipraminetricyclic antidepressant (TCA)obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Analpram HChydrocortisone/pramoxineanesthetic and corticosteroidfor the relief of anorectal pain, itching, burning, and inflammation; to treat skin irritations, anal itching, or hemorrhoids
Anaproxnaproxen (oral)NSAIDpain; fever; inflammation; stiffness
Anaprox DSnaproxen (oral)NSAIDpain; fever; inflammation; stiffness
Ancefcefazolincephalosporin antibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
Ancobonflucytosineantifungalfungus (fungal) infections
Androdermtestosterone (topical)male sex hormoneto treat low testosterone levels in men
AndroGeltestosterone (topical)male sex hormoneto treat low testosterone levels in men
Androidmethyltestosteronemale sex hormone; androgentestosterone replacement; male impotence
Anexsiahydrocodone/acetaminophennarcotic analgesicpain
Ansaidflurbiprofen (oral)NSAIDpain and inflammation (arthritis)
Antabusedisulfiramalcohol abuse inhibitor; alcohol antagonistto treat alcoholism
Antarafenofibrate (oral)fibrates; lipid regulating agent; antihyperlipidemicto reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides, and to increase the good cholesterol (HDL)
Antivertmeclizineantihistamine; antivertigo; antiemeticnausea; vomiting; motion sickness; vertigo
Anturanesulfinpyrazoneantigout; antihyperuricemicto treat gout; to lower uric acid levels
Anucort HC supphydrocortisone (rectal)corticosteroidto relieve swelling, itching, and discomfort due to rectal conditions such as hemorrhoids and anal fissures
Anusol HC cream or supphydrocortisone (rectal)corticosteroidto relieve swelling, itching, and discomfort due to rectal conditions such as hemorrhoids and anal fissures
Anzemetdolasetronserotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist; antiemetic and antinauseantto prevent nausea and vomiting due to cancer chemotherapy; prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting
Apidrainsulin glulisineantidiabeticto treat diabetes mellitus
Appearexbiotinnutritional supplement; vitamin B7for strengthening nails; to improve nail quality
Apriethinyl estradiol/desogestrelfemale hormone (contraceptive)to prevent pregnancy
Aptivustipranavirprotease inhibitor; antiviralhuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Aralenchloroquineantimalarial; antiprotozoalto prevent or treat malaria; to treat amebiasis
Aranespdarbepoetin alfaantianemicto treat anemia due to chronic renal failure or chemotherapy
Aravaleflunomideantirheumaticrheumatoid arthritis
Arediapamidronate (injection)bisphosphonate; bone resorption inhibitorto treat hypercalcemia of malignancy, Paget's disease, and the bone damage caused by multiple myeloma
Ariceptdonepezilcholinesterase inhibitorAlzheimer's disease (dementia)
Arimidexanastrozoleantineoplasticbreast cancer in postmenopausal women
Arixtrafondaparinux (injection)antithrombotic; anticoagulant (blood thinner)deep vein thrombosis (DVT); pulmonary embolism (PE); to prevent and treat blood clots
Armour Thyroidthyroidthyroid hormoneto treat low thyroid levels (hypothyroidism)
Aromasinexemestaneantineoplasticbreast cancer in postmenopausal women
Arthrotecdiclofenac/misoprostol (oral)anti-arthritic and anti-ulcerarthritis in patients at high risk of developing ulcers
Asacolmesalamine (oral)anti-inflammatorybowel inflammation; colitis
Asmanex Twisthalermometasone (oral inhalation)corticosteroid; antiasthmaticfor the maintenance treatment of asthma
Astelinazelastine (nasal)antihistaminesneezing, congestion, itchy and runny nose, postnasal drip due to allergens or environmental irritants
Asteproazelastine (nasal spray)nasal antihistamine; H1 receptor antagonistfor seasonal allergy relief (stuffy nose, runny nose, itching, sneezing)
Atacandcandesartan (oral)angiotensin II receptor antagonisthypertension (high blood pressure)
Atacand HCTcandesartan/hydrochlorothiazideantihypertensivehypertension (high blood pressure)
Ataraxhydroxyzineantihistamine; sedative hypnotic; antianxietyallergies (itching); anxiety; to cause sedation
Ativanlorazepambenzodiazepine; antianxietyanxiety disorders
Atralintretinoin (topical)antiacne; retinoidsto treat acne (pimples)
Atriplaefavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovirantiviral; anti-HIVhuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Atrovent (nasal)ipratropium (nasal)anticholinergicto relieve a runny nose due to allergy and cold
Atrovent HFAipratropium (oral inhalation)bronchodilatorlung diseases (bronchitis; emphysema; asthma)
ATSerythromycin (topical)macrolide antibiotic; antibacterialskin infections (acne, pimples)
Atuss DSchlorpheniramine, pseudoephedrine, dextromethorphanantihistamine, decongestant, and cough suppressantrelief of cough and congestion due to colds, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and bronchitis
Augmentin; Augmentin XRamoxicillin/clavulanatepenicillin antibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
Auralgan (otic)antipyrine/benzocaine/glycerinanalgesic and anestheticto reduce pain, inflammation, and congestion of ear infections; to help remove earwax
Avagetazarotene (cream)retinoid; dermatologic agentwrinkles; freckles; light and dark skin patches
Avalideirbesartan/hydrochlorothiazideantihypertensivehypertension (high blood pressure)
Avandametrosiglitazone/metforminantidiabeticto treat type 2 diabetes
Avandarylrosiglitazone/glimepirideantidiabeticto treat type 2 diabetes
Avandiarosiglitazonethiazolidinedione antidiabeticto treat type II diabetes
Avaproirbesartanangiotensin II receptor antagonisthypertension (high blood pressure)
Avastinbevacizumabantineoplastic; monoclonal antibodyto treat colon and rectal cancer
Aveloxmoxifloxacin (oral)quinolone antibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
Aventylnortriptylinetricyclic antidepressant (TCA)depression
Aviane-28ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrelfemale hormone (contraceptive)to prevent pregnancy
Avinzamorphine (oral)narcotic analgesic; opioid analgesicmoderate-to-severe pain
Avitatretinoin (topical)antiacne; retinoidsto treat acne (pimples)
Avodartdutasteride5-alpha reductase inhibitor; BPH agentto treat an enlarged prostate (BPH) in men
Avonexinterferon beta-1ainterferons; biological response modifierto treat the relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis
Axertalmotriptanserotonin receptor agonist; antimigrainemigraine headaches
Axidnizatidinehistamine H2 antagonist; H2 blockerulcers; GERD; heartburn; too much acid
Aygestinnorethindrone (oral)female hormone (progestin)amenorrhea; uterus bleeding; endometriosis
Azasiteazithromycin (ophthalmic)macrolide antibiotic; antibacterialto treat bacterial eye infections
Azdoneaspirin/hydrocodonenarcotic analgesicto treat moderate to severe pain
Azelexazelaic acid (cream)antiacneto treat acne
Azmacorttriamcinolone (oral inhalation)cortico-steroidasthma and other lung diseases
Azoptbrinzolamide (ophthalmic)carbonic anhydrase inhibitor; antiglaucomato lower intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension
Azoramlodipine/olmesartancalcium channel blocker and angiotensin receptor blockerto treat high blood pressure (hypertension)
Azulfidinesulfasalazineanti-inflammatoryulcerative colitis; bowel inflammation
Azulfidine EN-Tabssulfasalazine (delayed release)antirheumaticrheumatoid arthritis in adults and children
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