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brand namegeneric namedrug class or drug categorygeneral use
Paceroneamiodaroneantiarrhythmicirregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
Pacnex washbenzoyl peroxidekeratolytic agent with antibacterial actionsfor the topical treatment of acne vulgaris
Palgiccarbinoxamine (oral)antihistamineto relieve symptoms of allergy, hay fever, and the common cold
Palladonehydromorphone (oral)narcotic analgesicto treat moderate to severe pain
Pamelornortriptylinetricyclic antidepressant (TCA)depression
Pandelhydrocortisone probutatecortico-steroid; anti-inflammatoryinflammation; itching; swelling; redness
Panixine Disperdosecephalexin (oral)cephalosporin antibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
Panoxylbenzoyl peroxidekeratolytic agent with antibacterial actionsto treat acne
Panretinalitretinoin (topical)antineoplastic; retinoidto treat skin lesions due to Kaposi's sarcoma
Parafon Forte DSCchlorzoxazonemuscle relaxantmuscle spasms; muscle strains and sprains
Paraplatincarboplatinantineoplastic; alkylating agentto treat certain cancers such as ovarian cancer
Parcopacarbidopa/levodopa (oral)antiparkinsonism; antiparkinsonianParkinson's disease (Parkinsonism)
Parlodelbromocriptineergot alkaloid; dopamine agonistto treat menstrual and fertility problems; Parkinson's disease; to reduce breast milk production
Parnatetranylcypromineantidepressant; MAO inhibitordepression
Patadayolopatadine (ophthalmic)antihistamine; antiallergicallergic conjunctivitis; allergic eyes
Patanaseolopatadine (nasal spray)antihistamineto relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients 12 years of age and older
Patanololopatadine (ophthalmic)antihistamine; antiallergicallergic conjunctivitis; allergic eyes
PaxilparoxetineSSRI; antidepressantdepression; SAD; OCD; PTSD; PMDD
Paxil CRparoxetineSSRI; antidepressantdepression; SAD; OCD; PTSD; PMDD
Pediapredprednisolone (oral)cortico-steroidinflammatory, immune, and allergic disorders
Pediazoleerythromycin (EES)/sulfisoxazole (oral)antibiotic; antibacterialear infections (usually in children)
Pediotichydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxinantibacterial-corticosteroidear infections; ear problems
Peganoneethotoin (oral)anticonvulsantto treat seizures and epilepsy
Pegasyspeginterferon alfa-2ainterferon; biological response modifierhepatitis C infection (a viral infection of the liver)
PEG-Intronpeginterferon alfa-2binterferon; biological response modifierhepatitis C infection (a viral infection of the liver)
Penicillin-VKpenicillin V potassium (oral)antibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
Penlacciclopirox (topical solution)antifungalto treat fungal infections of the fingernails and toenails
Pentasamesalamine (oral)anti-inflammatorybowel inflammation; colitis
Pepcidfamotidinehistamine H2 antagonist; H2 blockerulcers; GERD; heartburn
Pepcid Completefamotidine/calcium/magnesiumhistamine H2 antagonist; H2 blockerheartburn; acid indigestion; sour stomach
Pepto-Bismolbismuth subsalicylate (oral)antidiarrheal; antacid; anti-nauseaupset stomach, indigestion, nausea, heartburn and diarrhea
Percocetoxycodone/acetaminophennarcotic analgesicpain
Percodanoxycodone/aspirinnarcotic analgesic and antiinflammatorymoderate-to-severe pain
Perforomistformoterol (inhalation solution)long-acting beta agonistchronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema
Periactincyproheptadine (oral)antihistamineto relieve symptoms of hay fever and other allergies; to relieve itching and hives caused by some skin conditions
Peridexchlorhexidine gluconate (dental)antibacterial; antimicrobialgingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
PerioGardchlorhexidine gluconate (dental)antibacterial; antimicrobialgingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
Permapenpenicillin G benzathine (injection)antibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections
Permaxpergolideergot alkaloid; dopamine agonistParkinson's disease (parkinsonism)
Persantinedipyridamole (oral)platelet aggregation inhibitor; antiplateletto prevent the formation of blood clots
PexevaparoxetineSSRI; antidepressantdepression; SAD; OCD; PTSD; PMDD
Phenadozpromethazineantihistamine; antiemetic; phenothiazineallergy; nausea; vomiting; motion sickness; sedation
Phenerganpromethazineantihistamine; antiemetic; phenothiazineallergy; nausea; vomiting; motion sickness; sedation
Phenytekphenytoin (oral)anti-epileptic; anticonvulsantseizures; convulsions; epilepsy
PhisoHexhexachloropheneantiseptic; anti-infectivethis medication is a bacteriostatic skin cleanser
Phos-NaK Powdernutritional supplement; urinary acidifierto prevent kidney stones
PhosLocalcium acetate (oral)antihyperphosphatemic; phosphate binderhigh phosphate levels in kidney disease patients
Phospholine Iodideechothiophate iodide (ophthalmic)antiglaucomaglaucoma; accommodative esotropia
Pilopine-HSpilocarpine (ophthalmic)antiglaucomato treat glaucoma
Pin-Xpyrantel pamoate (oral)antiworm; anthelmintic; antihelminticfor the treatment of pinworms and roundworms
Pitocinoxytocin (injection)hormone; uterine stimulant; antihemorrhagicto induce labor; to control bleeding after delivery
Plan Blevonorgestrel (oral)female hormone (contraceptive)an emergency contraceptive to prevent pregnancy
Plaquenilhydroxychloroquineantimalarial; antirheumatic; antiprotozoalmalaria; rheumatoid arthritis; lupus
Platinolcisplatinantineoplastic; alkylating agentto treat various cancers (tumors, bladder)
Plavixclopidogrel (oral)platelet aggregation inhibitor; antiplateletto prevent blood clots and therefore reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke
Plenaxisabarelixantineoplastic; hormonal therapyto treat prostate cancer
Plendilfelodipinecalcium channel blocker (CCB)hypertension
Pletalcilostazol (oral)antiplatelet; platelet inhibitorto reduce the symptoms of intermittent claudication (pain in the legs that happens when walking and goes away with rest)
Poly-Predneomycin/polymyxin/prednisoloneantibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections of the eyes
Polysporin (ophthalmic)bacitracin/polymyxin B (ophthalmic)antibiotic; antibacterialto treat an eye infection including bacterial conjunctivitis
Polysporin (topical)bacitracin/polymyxin B (topical)antibiotic; antibacterialto help prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns
Polytrimpolymyxin B/trimethoprimantibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections of the eyes
Poly-Tussin ACbrompheniramine, codeine, and phenylephrineantihistamine, antitussive, and decongestantto treat symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, allergies, hay fever, sinusitis, or bronchitis
Ponstelmefenamic acid (oral)NSAIDpain; inflammation; swelling; stiffness
Pramosonehydrocortisone/pramoxineanesthetic cortico-steroidinflammation, itching, pain, or irritation of the skin
Prandinrepaglinideantidiabetic; meglitinidesto treat type 2 diabetes
PravacholpravastatinHMG-CoA reductase inhibitor; statinsto lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels and to raise the good cholesterol (HDL) levels in the blood
Pravigard Pacaspirin/pravastatinantihyperlipidemic; cholesterol lowering agentto reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke
Precoseacarboseantidiabetic; alpha-glucosidase inhibitorto treat type 2 diabetes
Pred Forteprednisolone (ophthalmic)cortico-steroideye swelling; eye irritation; eye inflammation
Pred Mildprednisolone (ophthalmic)cortico-steroideye swelling; eye irritation; eye inflammation
Pred-Ggentamicin/prednisoloneantibiotic; antibacterialbacterial infections of the eyes
Prednisone Intensolprednisone (oral)cortico-steroid; immuno suppressantto treat severe allergies, arthritis, asthma, skin conditions and immune system diseases
Prefestestradiol/norgestimate (oral)female hormones (estrogen and progesterone)menopause; osteoporosis; HRT
Pregnylchorionic gonadotropinpolypeptide hormoneit is a hormone, usually used in combination with fertility drugs to increase a woman's chance of pregnancy
Preloneprednisolone (oral)cortico-steroidinflammatory, immune, and allergic disorders
Premarin (oral)conjugated estrogensfemale hormone; estrogen replacementmenopause; osteoporosis; breast cancer
Premarin (vaginal)conjugated estrogensfemale hormone; estrogen replacementmenopause symptoms (such as vaginal dryness)
Premphaseconjug estrogen/medroxyprogesteronefemale hormones (estrogen and progestin)menopause; osteoporosis; HRT
Premproconjug estrogen/medroxyprogesteronefemale hormones (estrogen and progestin)menopause; osteoporosis; HRT
Prevacidlansoprazole (oral)proton pump inhibitor (PPI)ulcers; GERD; Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Prevalitecholestyramine (oral)antihyperlipidemic; bile acid sequestrant (resin)to lower cholesterol levels in the blood
PreviDent 5000 Plussodium fluoride (oral)a dental caries preventiveto prevent cavities in the teeth; to prevent tooth decay
Prevpaclansoprazole/clarithromycin/amoxicillinantiulcerto treat ulcers (H. pylori infection and duodenal ulcer)
Prezistadarunavirantiretroviralto treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Prilosecomeprazole (oral)proton pump inhibitor (PPI)ulcers; GERD; heartburn
Primacare combo packvitamin, mineral, and omega-3 fatty acid combinationto treat or prevent a lack of vitamins or minerals before, during, and after pregnancy
Primacormilrinonevasodilator; phosphodiesterase inhibitorcongestive heart failure (CHF)
Primateneephedrine/guaifenesin (oral)bronchodilator/expectorantto relieve bronchial asthma and to loosen phlegm (mucus)
Primatene Mistepinephrine (oral inhalation)bronchodilatorfor the relief of bronchial asthma
Primaxinimipenem/cilastatincarbapenem antibioticbacterial infections
Principenampicillinpenicillin-like antibioticbacterial infections
Prinivillisinopril (oral)ACE inhibitor; antihypertensivehypertension (high blood pressure)
Prinzidelisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide (oral)antihypertensivehypertension; congestive heart failure
Pristiqdesvenlafaxineantidepressant; SNRIfor the treatment of depression in adults
Proair HFAalbuterol (oral inhalation)beta agonist; bronchodilatorasthma; bronchitis; other lung diseases
ProAmatinemidodrine (oral)vasopressor; antihypotensiveto treat low blood pressure in patients who have symptoms like dizziness
Pro-Banthinepropanthelineanticholinergic; antispasmodicto treat peptic ulcers
Procanbidprocainamide (oral)antiarrhythmicabnormal heart rhythms; irregular heartbeats
Procardianifedipine (oral)calcium channel blockerto treat certain types of chest pain (angina)
Procardia XLnifedipine (oral)calcium channel blockerhigh blood pressure; angina (chest pain)
Procritepoetin alfaantianemic; recombinant human erythropoietinto treat anemia; to make red blood cells
Proctocream HChydrocortisonecorticosteroidto reduce itching, redness, and swelling associated with many skin conditions including rectal conditions
Proctofoam HC aerosolhydrocortisone/pramoxineanesthetic anti-inflammatoryto treat inflammation, itching, and discomfort associated with rectal conditions such as hemorrhoids
Proctosol HC creamhydrocortisone (rectal)anti-inflammatory; corticosteroidto relieve swelling, itching, and discomfort due to rectal conditions such as hemorrhoids and anal fissures
Proctozone HC creamhydrocortisone (rectal)corticosteroidto treat inflammation, itching, and discomfort of the rectum
Proctozone HC creamhydrocortisone (topical)corticosteroidto reduce itching, redness, and swelling associated with many skin conditions
Proglycemdiazoxide (oral)antihypoglycemichypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Prograftacrolimusimmuno suppressantto prevent rejection of transplanted organs
Proleukinaldesleukin (interleukin-2)biological response modifier; antineoplasticto treat kidney cancer and skin cancer
Prolex DHhydrocodone/potassium guaiacolsulfonatenarcotic cough suppressant and expectorantto treat cough and chest congestion due to colds, flu, sinusitis, or bronchitis
Prolixinfluphenazinephenothiazine; antipsychoticpsychotic disorders
Proloprimtrimethoprim (oral)antibiotic; antibacterialurinary tract infections (UTI)
Prometh with Codeinepromethazine/codeine (oral)antihistaminic antitussive (narcotic)to treat symptoms due to colds, coughs, flu, allergies
Promethazine DMpromethazine/dextromethorphanantihistamine and cough suppressantto treat cough and to relieve runny nose, sneezing, or watery eyes due to colds, allergy, or hay fever
Promethazine VCpromethazine/phenylephrineantihistamine/decongestantto relieve nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes due to colds, allergy, or hay fever
Prometheganpromethazineantihistamine; antiemetic; phenothiazineallergy; nausea; vomiting; motion sickness; sedation
Prometriumprogesterone (oral)female hormone (progestin)HRT; to lower the risk of uterus cancer; amenorrhea
Pronestylprocainamide (oral)antiarrhythmicabnormal heart rhythms; irregular heartbeats
Pronestyl-SRprocainamide (oral)antiarrhythmicabnormal heart rhythms; irregular heartbeats
Propeciafinasteride (1 mg)hair growth stimulant; 5-alpha reductase inhibitorto treat hair loss in adult men
Propinedipivefrin (ophthalmic)antiglaucomaglaucoma or high pressure in the eye
Proscarfinasteride (5 mg)BPH therapy agent; 5-alpha reductase inhibitorbenign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) (enlarged prostate)
Prosed DSurinary analgesic, antispasmodic, and antisepticfor urinary pain and discomfort and for urinary tract inflammation
Prosomestazolam (oral)benzodiazepine; sedative hypnoticto induce sleep; to treat insomnia
Protonixpantoprazole (oral)proton pump inhibitor (PPI)ulcers; GERD; Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Protopictacrolimus (topical)immuno suppressantatopic dermatitis; eczema
Proventilalbuterol (oral inhalation)beta agonist; bronchodilatorasthma; bronchitis; other lung diseases
Proventil HFAalbuterol (oral inhalation)beta agonist; bronchodilatorasthma; bronchitis; other lung diseases
Proveramedroxyprogesterone (oral)female hormone (progestin)abnormal menstruation; uterine bleeding
Provigilmodafinil (oral)wakefulness-promoting agentexcessive sleepiness; narcolepsy; sleep disorder
ProzacfluoxetineSSRI (antidepressant)depression; PMDD
Pseudoventpseudoephedrine/guaifenesindecongestant and expectorantto relieve congestion and cough due to colds, allergy, hay fever, bronchitis, sinusitis
Psorcondiflorasone (topical)cortico-steroidskin conditions due to eczema, psoriasis, allergy
Pulmicortbudesonide (inhalation)cortico-steroid; antiasthmaticto prevent asthma attacks
Pulmozymedornase alfacystic fibrosis therapy adjunct; enzymeto reduce lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients
Purinetholmercaptopurineantimetabolite; antineoplasticto treat some types of cancer (leukemia)
Pyrelle HBphenazopyridine, butabarbital, and hyoscyamineurinary tract analgesic, sedative, and anticholinergicto relieve symptoms caused by irritation of the urinary tract such as pain, burning, the feeling of needing to urinate urgently or frequently, and bladder spasms
Pyridiumphenazopyridineurinary tract analgesicto relieve pain, burning, and other discomfort caused by infection or irritation of the urinary tract
Pyridium Plusphenazopyridine, butabarbital, and hyoscyamineurinary tract analgesic, barbiturate, and anticholinergicto relieve symptoms caused by irritation of the urinary tract such as pain, burning, the feeling of needing to urinate urgently or frequently, and bladder spasms
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