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brand namegeneric namedrug class or drug categorygeneral use
Macrobidnitrofurantoinantibacterial; antibioticurinary tract infections
Macrodantinnitrofurantoinantibacterial; antibioticurinary tract infections
Malaroneatovaquone/proguanilantimalarialto prevent and treat malaria
Marcainebupivacaine (injection)local anestheticto cause loss of feeling in the skin and tissues during dental or surgical procedures, labor, or delivery
Marinoldronabinolcannabinoid; antiemetic; appetite stimulantto treat nausea and vomiting in cancer patients; to increase appetite in AIDS patients
Matulaneprocarbazineantineoplastic; hydrazine derivativecancer (Hodgkin's disease)
MaviktrandolaprilACE inhibitor; antihypertensivehypertension; congestive heart failure
Maxairpirbuterol (oral inhalation)beta agonist; bronchodilatorbronchitis; emphysema; asthma
Maxaltrizatriptan (oral)antimigrainemigraine headaches
Maxalt-MLTrizatriptan (oral)antimigrainemigraine headaches
Maxaquinlomefloxacinquinolone antibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
Maxidexdexamethasone (ophthalmic)cortico-steroideye inflammation and infections
Maxipimecefepime (injection)cephalosporin antibioticbacterial infections
Maxitrolneomycin/polymyxin/dexamethasoneantibiotic and steroid combinationbacterial conjunctivitis; bacterial eye infections
Maxzidetriamterene/hydrochlorothiazidediuretic (water pill) and antihypertensivehypertension; fluid accumulation
MediprenibuprofenNSAIDpain; fever; inflammation; stiffness; aches
Medrolmethylprednisolone (oral)cortico-steroid; antiinflammatoryinflammatory, immune, and allergic disorders
Mefoxincefoxitin (injection)cephalosporin antibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
Megacemegestrol (oral tablet)progesterone derivative with antineoplastic propertiesusually for the treatment of cancer of the breast or uterus, but it may also be used to increase appetite
Megacemegestrol (oral suspension)synthetic progestin; appetite stimulantto treat loss of appetite, weight loss, and malnutrition that may occur with certain conditions
Megace ESmegestrol (concentrated oral suspension)synthetic progestin; appetite stimulantfor the treatment of appetite loss, severe malnutrition, or unexplained, significant weight loss in AIDS patients
Menestesterified estrogens (oral)female hormone (estrogen therapy)menopause; osteoporosis; breast cancer
Menostarestradiol (transdermal)female hormone (estrogen)menopause; hot flashes; vaginal dryness; osteoporosis
Mentaxbutenafine (cream)antifungalfungal skin infections (ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch)
Meperitabmeperidinenarcotic analgesicto treat moderate to severe pain
Mephytonphytonadione (vitamin K)vitamin; prothrombogenicvitamin K deficiency; hypoprothrombinemia
Mepronatovaquone (oral)antiprotozoalpneumocystis carinii pneumonia
Meridiasibutramineappetite suppressantobesity; weight loss
Merremmeropenemcarbapenem antibioticbacterial infections
Mesnexmesnachemoprotectant; prophylactic agentto protect the bladder wall during chemotherapy
Mestinonpyridostigmineantimyasthenic; anticholinesterasemyasthenia gravis (muscle disease)
Metadate CDmethylphenidate (oral)central nervous system (CNS) stimulantADHD; narcolepsy
Metadate ERmethylphenidate (oral)central nervous system (CNS) stimulantADHD; narcolepsy
Metaglipglipizide/metforminantidiabeticto treat type 2 diabetes
Methadosemethadonenarcotic analgesic; narcotic suppressantpain; withdrawal symptoms; to treat drug addiction
Metherginemethylergonovineergot alkaloids; antihemorrhagicto stop excessive uterine bleeding
Methylinmethylphenidate (oral)central nervous system (CNS) stimulantADHD; narcolepsy
Metrocreammetronidazole (topical)antibiotic; antibacterial; antirosaceaskin infections (rosacea)
Metrogelmetronidazole (topical)antibiotic; antibacterial; antirosaceaskin infections (rosacea)
Metrogel Vaginalmetronidazole (vaginal)antibiotic; antibacterial; antiinfectivevaginal bacterial infections; bacterial vaginosis
Metrolotionmetronidazole (topical)antibiotic; antibacterial; antirosaceaskin infections (rosacea)
Mevacorlovastatin (oral)HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor; statinsto lower cholesterol, especially LDL, and to raise the good cholesterol (HDL)
Mexitilmexiletineantiarrhythmicirregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
Miacalcin (injection)calcitonin salmon (injection)bone resorption inhibitor; polypeptide hormoneto treat Paget's disease of bone, hypercalcemia, and postmenopausal osteoporosis
Miacalcin (nasal)calcitonin salmon (nasal)bone resorption inhibitor; polypeptide hormoneto treat postmenopausal osteoporosis
Micardistelmisartanangiotensin II receptor antagonist; ARBhypertension (high blood pressure)
Micardis HCThydrochlorothiazide/telmisartanantihypertensivehypertension (high blood pressure)
Micro-Kpotassium chloridepotassium supplement; antihypokalemicpotassium deficiency (hypokalemia)
Microgestin Feethinyl estradiol/norethindronefemale hormone (contraceptive)to prevent pregnancy
Micronaseglyburidesulfonylurea antidiabeticto treat type II diabetes
Micronornorethindrone (oral)contraceptive (progestin)to prevent pregnancy
Microzidehydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) (oral)thiazide diuretic (water pill)high blood pressure; fluid accumulation
Midamoramiloride (oral)potassium sparing diuretic (water pill)to treat fluid retention; hypertension
MidrinAPAP/isometheptene/dichloralphenazoneanalgesic, vasoconstrictor, and sedativeto relieve tension and migraine headaches
Migergotergotamine/caffeineergot alkaloid; headache suppressantmigraine and cluster headaches
Migranaldihydroergotamine (nasal)ergot alkaloid; antimigrainemigraine headaches
Minipressprazosin (oral)antihypertensive; alpha blockerhypertension (high blood pressure)
Minitrannitroglycerin (transdermal)antianginal; nitrates; vasodilatorto prevent chest pain (angina)
Minocinminocycline (oral)tetracycline antibioticbacterial infections
Mintezolthiabendazoleanthelmintic; antiworm; antiparasiticto treat infections due to worms and parasites
Miostatcarbachol (ophthalmic)antiglaucomato treat glaucoma
MiraLaxPEG 3350 (polyethylene glycol)osmotic laxativeto relieve constipation and to soften stool
Mirapexpramipexoleantiparkinsonism; dopamine agonistParkinson's disease; restless legs syndrome (RLS)
Mircetteethinyl estradiol/desogestrelfemale hormone (contraceptive)to prevent pregnancy
Mithracinplicamycinantibiotic; antineoplasticto treat various types of cancer
Mobanmolindoneantipsychoticpsychotic disorders (schizophrenia)
Mobicmeloxicam (oral)NSAIDpain and inflammation (arthritis)
Moduretic 5-50hydrochlorothiazide/amiloride (oral)diuretics (water pills)hypertension; swelling and fluid accumulation
Monistat 3miconazole nitrate (vaginal)antifungalvaginal yeast (fungus) infections
Monistat 7miconazole nitrate (vaginal)antifungalvaginal yeast (fungus) infections
Monistat-Dermmiconazole nitrate (topical)antifungalfungal infections; yeast infections; skin infections
Monodoxdoxycyclinetetracycline antibiotic; antibacterialto treat a variety of bacterial infections
Monoketisosorbide mononitrateantianginal; nitrates; vasodilatorangina (chest pain)
Monoprilfosinopril (oral)ACE inhibitor; antihypertensivehigh blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure
Monopril HCTfosinopril/hydrochlorothiazide (oral)antihypertensivehypertension; congestive heart failure
Monurolfosfomycinantibiotic; anti-infectiveto treat bladder infections and urinary tract infections
Motofendifenoxin/atropineantidiarrhealdiarrhea
MotrinibuprofenNSAIDpain; fever; inflammation; stiffness; aches
MS Continmorphine (oral)narcotic analgesic; opioid analgesicmoderate-to-severe pain
Mucinexguaifenesinexpectorantto treat cough and chest congestion (to loosen mucus)
Mucinex-Dguaifenesin/pseudoephedrineexpectorant-decongestantto break up nasal and chest congestion
Mucinex-DMguaifenesin/dextromethorphanexpectorant-antitussiveto thin and loosen mucus and to suppress cough
Mucomystacetylcysteine (oral inhalation)mucolytic; decongestantto thin or dissolve mucus for easier breathing
Muro 128sodium chloride 5% (ophthalmic)hypertonicity agenttemporary relief of corneal edema
Musealprostadilimpotence therapy agent; vasodilatormale impotence; erectile dysfunction
Mustargenmechlorethamineantineoplastic nitrogen mustardto treat several types of cancer
Mutamycinmitomycinantibiotic; antineoplasticto treat cancer of the stomach and pancreas
Mycaminemicafunginantifungalserious fungus infections
Mycelexclotrimazole (topical)antifungalfungal infections; yeast infections; skin infections
Mycobutinrifabutin (oral)antimycobacterial; antibacterialMycobacterium avium complex disease
Mycolog-IInystatin/triamcinoloneantifungal-corticosteroidto treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin
Mycostatinnystatinantifungalfungal infections; yeast infections; skin infections
Myforticmycophenolic acidimmuno suppressantto prevent rejection of kidney transplants
Mykacetnystatin/triamcinoloneantifungal-corticosteroidto treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin
Mykidz Iron FL (oral)liquid suspension dietary supplementcombination of iron, fluoride, and vitamins to meet the nutritional needs of growing infants and toddlers
Myleranbusulfanantineoplastic; alkylating agentcancer (chronic myelogenous leukemia)
Mylotarggemtuzumab ozogamicinantineoplastic; monoclonal antibodymyeloid leukemia which has recurred in patients
Mysolineprimidone (oral)anticonvulsantto control seizures
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