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brand namegeneric namedrug class or drug categorygeneral use
Caduetamlodipine/atorvastatinantihyperlipidemic and antihypertensiveto lower cholesterol and high blood pressure
Cafcitcaffeine citraterespiratory stimulant adjunctapnea in premature infants
Cafergotergotamine/caffeineergot alkaloid; headache suppressantmigraine and cluster headaches
Calanverapamil (oral)calcium channel blockerhypertension; angina; arrhythmias
Camilanorethindrone (oral)contraceptive (progestin)to prevent pregnancy
Campathalemtuzumabantineoplastic; monoclonal antibodycancer (chronic lymphocytic leukemia)
Campralacamprosatealcohol abuse deterrentto help patients avoid drinking alcohol again
Camptosaririnotecan antineoplasticto treat cancer of the colon or rectum
Canasamesalamine (rectal)anti-inflammatorybowel inflammation; colitis
Cancidascaspofunginantifungalfungus infections
Capex shampoofluocinolone acetonidecorticosteroidfor the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp
Capitrolchloroxine (topical)antiseborrheicdandruff and seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp
CapotencaptoprilACE inhibitor; antihypertensivehypertension; congestive heart failure
Capozidecaptopril/hydrochlorothiazideantihypertensivehigh blood pressure (hypertension)
Caracfluorouracil (topical)antimetabolite; antineoplasticskin problems (actinic/solar keratoses, cancer)
Carafatesucralfate (oral)antiulcerulcers
Carbastatcarbachol (ophthalmic)antiglaucomato treat glaucoma
Carbatrolcarbamazepineanticonvulsant; antimanic; antineuralgicseizures; bipolar disorder; trigeminal neuralgia
Carbatusscarbetapentane, guaifenesin, phenylephrinecough suppressant, expectorant, and decongestantto treat cough, chest congestion, stuffy nose due to colds, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis
Cardenenicardipine (oral)calcium channel blockerhypertension; angina (chest pain)
Cardene SRnicardipine (oral)calcium channel blockerhypertension; angina (chest pain)
Cardizemdiltiazem (oral or injection)calcium channel blockerhypertension; angina; fast heartbeats
Cardizem CDdiltiazem (oral)calcium channel blockerhypertension; angina; fast heartbeats
Cardizem LAdiltiazem (oral)calcium channel blockerhypertension; angina; fast heartbeats
Carduradoxazosinalpha blocker; antihypertensive; BPH agentto treat hypertension and BPH (enlarged prostate)
Cardura XLdoxazosinalpha blocker; BPH agentto treat enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) (BPH)
Carmol HChydrocortisone/urea (topical)anti-inflammatoryskin problems due to dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, allergy
Carnitorlevocarnitinenutritional supplementto treat carnitine deficiency
Cartia XTdiltiazem (oral)calcium channel blockerhypertension; angina; fast heartbeats
Casodexbicalutamideantiandrogen; antineoplasticto treat prostate cancer
Cataflamdiclofenac potassium (oral)NSAIDpain; inflammation; stiffness; swelling
Catapresclonidine (oral)antihypertensive; vasodilator; alpha agonisthypertension (high blood pressure)
Catapres-TTSclonidine (topical)antihypertensive; vasodilator; alpha agonisthypertension (high blood pressure)
Caverjectalprostadilimpotence therapy agent; vasodilatormale impotence; erectile dysfunction
Ceclorcefaclorcephalosporin antibioticto treat bacterial infections
Cedaxceftibuten (oral)cephalosporin antibioticbacterial infections
CeeNUlomustineantineoplastic; alkylating agentcancer (brain tumors, Hodgkin's disease )
Ceftincefuroximecephalosporin antibioticbacterial infections
Cefzilcefprozil (oral)cephalosporin antibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
CelebrexcelecoxibNSAID (COX-2 inhibitor)arthritis; menstrual cramps; colon polyps; pain
CelexacitalopramSSRI (antidepressant)depression
CellCeptmycophenolateimmuno suppressantto prevent rejection of kidney, heart, and liver transplants
Celontinmethsuximide (oral)anticonvulsantto treat absence or petit mal seizures
Cenestinconjugated estrogens (synthetic)female hormone; estrogen replacementmenopause; osteoporosis
Centanymupirocin (topical)antibiotic; antibacterialimpetigo; skin infections
Ceronchlorpheniramine/phenylephrineantihistamine and decongestantto relieve congestion, sneezing, and watery eyes due to colds, flu, or allergy
Ceron DMchlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, dextromethorphanantihistamine, decongestant and cough suppressantto treat cough, sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, and watery eyes due to colds, flu, or allergy
Cerubidinedaunorubicinantibiotic; antineoplasticto treat some types of cancer (leukemia)
Cetacorthydrocortisone (topical)cortico-steroid; anti-inflammatoryinflammation; itching; swelling; redness; rashes
Cetamidesulfacetamide (ophthalmic)antibiotic; antibacterial; anti-infectivebacterial infections of the eyes
Cetrotidecetrorelix (injectable)fertility agentto inhibit premature ovulation during fertility cases
Chantixvarenicline (oral)smoking deterrent; anti-smokingsmoking cessation treatment
Cheratussin ACguaifenesin/codeine (oral)narcotic cough suppressant (antitussive) and expectorantto treat cough due to colds, flu, or bronchitis
Choledyl SAoxtriphyllinebronchodilator; xanthine derivativeasthma; bronchitis; emphysema; COPD
Chromagen Forteiron/folic acidmineral and vitamin combinationto treat certain types of anemia
Cialistadalafil (oral)phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitormale impotence; erectile dysfunction
Ciloxanciprofloxacin (ophthalmic)quinolone antibioticbacterial eye infections
Ciprociprofloxacinquinolone antibioticbacterial infections
Cipro HCciprofloxacin/hydrocortisone (otic)cortico-steroid antibioticto treat ear infections
Cipro XRciprofloxacinquinolone antibioticbacterial infections
Ciprodexciprofloxacin/dexamethasone (otic)cortico-steroid antibioticto treat bacterial ear infections
Claravisisotretinoin (oral)retinoid; antiacnesevere acne
Clarinexdesloratadineantihistamine; H1 receptor blockerallergies; hay fever
Clarinex-Ddesloratadine/pseudoephedrineantihistaminic decongestantallergic conditions and nasal congestion
Claritinloratadineantihistamineallergies; hay fever
Claritin-Dloratadine/pseudoephedrineantihistamine and decongestanthay fever and allergy symptoms; nasal congestion
Clenia Foaming Washsodium sulfacetamide/sulfurantibacterial agent and keratolytic agentfor the topical treatment of acne rosacea, acne vulgaris, and seborrheic dermatitis
Cleocinclindamycinlincosamide antibiotic; antibacterialto treat a variety of bacterial infections
Cleocin (vaginal)clindamycin (vaginal)lincosamide antibiotic; antibacterialvaginal bacterial infections
Cleocin Tclindamycin (topical)lincosamide antibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections of the skin such as acne
Climaraestradiol (transdermal)female hormone (estrogen)menopause; hot flashes; vaginal dryness; osteoporosis
Climara Proestradiol/levonorgestrelfemale hormones (estrogen and progestin)menopause; osteoporosis; to reduce the risk of uterus cancer
Clindamax vaginal creamclindamycin vaginal creamantibiotic; antibacterialto treat vaginal infections (bacterial vaginosis)
Clindesseclindamycin (vaginal)lincosamide antibiotic; antibacterialvaginal bacterial infections
ClinorilsulindacNSAIDinflammation (arthritis, gout, bursitis)
Clobexclobetasol (topical)cortico-steroidskin and scalp conditions (inflammation, itching)
Clodermclocortolone (topical)corticosteroid; anti-inflammatoryskin problems (inflammation, itching, redness, swelling)
Clolarclofarabineantineoplasticcancer (acute lymphoblastic leukemia)
Clomidclomipheneovulatory stimulant; fertility agentto stimulate ovulation; to treat infertility
Clorpresclonidine/chlorthalidone (oral)antihypertensivehigh blood pressure (hypertension)
Clozarilclozapine (oral)antipsychoticpsychotic disorders (schizophrenia)
Cogentinbenztropineantiparkinsonism and anticholinergicParkinson's disease (parkinsonism)
Co-Gesichydrocodone/acetaminophennarcotic analgesicpain
Cognextacrinecholinesterase inhibitorAlzheimer's disease (dementia)
Colacedocusate sodiumstool softenerto soften stool; to relieve constipation (irregularity)
Colazalbalsalazideanti-inflammatoryto treat ulcerative colitis
Colestidcolestipolantihyperlipidemic; bile acid sequestrantto lower high cholesterol levels in the blood
Col-Probenecidcolchicine/probenecidantigoutto treat and prevent gout (gouty arthritis)
Combiganbrimonidine/timololalpha agonist and beta blockerto reduce elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension
Combipatchestradiol/norethindrone (topical)female hormones (estrogen and progestin)menopause (hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness); hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Combiventalbuterol/ipratropium (oral inhaler)bronchodilatorchronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Combivirlamivudine/zidovudineantiviral; reverse transcriptase inhibitorhuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Combunoxibuprofen/oxycodonenarcotic analgesicshort-term (7 days or less) relief of pain
Compazineprochlorperazinephenothiazine; antipsychotic; antiemeticnausea and vomiting; psychotic disorders
Comtanentacapone (with levodopa/carbidopa)antiparkinsonism; COMT inhibitorParkinson's disease (Parkinsonism)
Concertamethylphenidate (oral)central nervous system (CNS) stimulantADHD
Condyloxpodofilox (topical)antimitotic; keratolyticto treat genital warts on the outside skin
Constuloselactuloseosmotic laxativeto treat constipation; to treat or prevent hepatic encephalopathy
Copaxoneglatiramerimmuno modulatorrelapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
Copegusribavirin (along with interferon)antiviral; nucleoside analoghepatitis C infection
Cordaroneamiodaroneantiarrhythmicirregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
Cordranflurandrenolide (topical)cortico-steroid; anti-inflammatoryskin problems (inflammation, itching, swelling)
Cordran SPflurandrenolide (topical)cortico-steroid; anti-inflammatoryskin problems (inflammation, itching, swelling)
Coregcarvedilolalpha/beta blocker; antihypertensivehypertension; mild congestive heart failure
Corfen DMchlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, and dextromethorphanantihistamine, decongestant, cough suppressantto treat cough, stuffy nose, sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, itching, and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold
Corgardnadololbeta blockerhigh blood pressure; angina (chest pain)
Cormaxclobetasol (topical)cortico-steroidskin and scalp conditions (inflammation, itching)
Cortane-B aqueouspramoxine, hydrocortisone, and chloroxylenolanesthetic, steroid, and antibacterial combinationto treat some ear infections and to relieve ear pain and itching
Cortefhydrocortisone (oral)cortico-steroid; immuno suppressantinflammatory, immune, and allergic disorders
Cortenemahydrocortisone (rectal)cortico-steroid; anti-inflammatoryulcerative colitis; rectum inflammation
Cortifoamhydrocortisone acetatecortico-steroid; anti-inflammatoryulcerative colitis; rectum inflammation
Cortisporin (ophthalmic)hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxinantibacterial-corticosteroideye infections; eye problems
Cortisporin (otic)hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxinantibacterial-corticosteroidear infections; ear problems
Corzidenadolol/bendroflumethiazide (oral)antihypertensivehypertension (high blood pressure)
Cosmegendactinomycinantibiotic; antineoplasticto treat various types of cancer
Cosoptdorzolamide/timololantiglaucomaglaucoma; hypertension in the eye
Cotrimsulfamethoxazole/trimethoprimantibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
Cotrim DSsulfamethoxazole/trimethoprimantibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
Coumadinwarfarinanticoagulant (blood thinner)to prevent the formation of blood clots
Covera-HSverapamil (oral)calcium channel blockerhypertension; angina; arrhythmias
Cozaarlosartanangiotensin II receptor antagonist; ARBhypertension (high blood pressure)
C-Phen DMchlorpheniramine, phenylephrine, dextromethorphanantihistamine, decongestant and cough suppressantto treat cough, sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, and watery eyes due to colds, flu, or allergy
Creonpancrelipasepancreatic enzymeto treat exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis or other conditions
CrestorrosuvastatinHMG-CoA reductase inhibitor; statinsto lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, to raise HDL (good) cholesterol, and to slow the progression of atherosclerosis (the buildup of plaque in the arteries)
Crinoneprogesterone (vaginal)female hormone (progestin)assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment for infertile women with progesterone deficiency
Crixivanindinavirprotease inhibitor; antiviralhuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Crolomcromolyn (ophthalmic)antiallergic; mast cell stabilizerallergic conjunctivitis; allergic eyes
Cubicindaptomycinantibiotic; antibacterialbacterial skin infections
Cupriminepenicillaminechelating agent; antirheumaticWilson's disease; rheumatoid arthritis
Cutivatefluticasone (topical)cortico-steroid; antiinflammatoryskin disorders
Cyclessaethinyl estradiol/desogestrelfemale hormone (contraceptive)to prevent pregnancy
Cyclocortamcinonide (topical)cortico-steroidskin conditions due to eczema, psoriasis, allergy
Cyclosetbromocriptine (new formulation)central acting dopamine agonistfor the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Cymbaltaduloxetineantidepressant; antineuralgicdepression; pain due to diabetic neuropathy
Cytadrenaminoglutethimideantiadrenal; antineoplasticCushing's syndrome and certain types of cancer
Cytomelliothyroninethyroid hormonehypothyroidism; goiter
Cytosar-Ucytarabineantimetabolite; antineoplasticto treat certain types of cancer (leukemias)
Cytotecmisoprostolantiulcer; prostaglandinto prevent stomach ulcers
Cytoveneganciclovirantiviralto treat or prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Cytoxancyclophosphamide (oral)alkylating agent; antineoplasticto treat several types of cancer
Cytra-2 (oral)sodium citrate/citric acidurinary alkalinizerto make the urine less acidic; to prevent certain types of kidney stones
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