Prescription Medicines

Look up the drug in question alphabetically. The number associated with the drug determines its basic classification. For example: Heparin, 3. The "3" indicates heparin is an anticoagulant (a blood thinner). Capitalized drugs are brand names.

Classifications:

1. Analgesics

2. Analgesic (narcotics)

3. Anticoagulation (blood thinners)

4. Anticonvulsants (seizures)

5. Antidepressants

6. Antidiabetics

7. Antiemetic (vomiting)

8. Antihistamines (colds and allergies)

9. Anti-inflammatory (infections)

10. Antineoplastic (cancer)

11. Cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels)

12. Diuretics (fluid removal)

13. Hormones and synthetic substitutes

14. Laxatives and antidiarrheal

15. Miscellaneous and unclassified

16. Muscle relaxants

17. Nervous system, specialized

18. Sedatives and hypnotics (sleeping)

19. Tranquilizers

20. Vitamins

Abbokinase, 3 acetaminophen, 1 ACTH, 13 Actinomycin D, 10 acyclovir, 9 (viral) Adenocard, 11 adenosine, 11 Adrenalin, 17 Adriamycin, 10 Advil, 1 albuterol, 17 Aldactone, 12 Aldopa, 11 Alfenta, 2 alfentanil, 2 Alkeran, 10 allopurinol, 15 (gout) alprazolam, 18 altretamine, 10 Alupent, 15 (lung disease) amantadine, 15 (viral) Amidate, 18 amiloride, 12 aminophyline, 16, (also for lung conditions) aminopyrine, 11 amiodarone, 11 amitriptyline, 5 amlodipine, 11

amobarbital, 18 amoxicillin. 9 Amoxil, 9 Amphocin, 9

amphotercin B, 9 (fungal) ampicillin, 9 amrinone, 11 amyl nitrite, 11 Amytal, 18 Anafranil, 5 Ancef, 9

Ancobon, 9 (fungal) Anectine (injection), 16 Antabuse, 15 (used in alcohol withdrawal) Antivert, 7 Apresoline, 12 ARA-C, 10

ascorbic acid, 20 (C) asparaginase, 10 Atarax, 1, 18 atenolol, 11 Ativan, 18 Atomid-S, 11 atracurium, 16 (injection) atropine and diphenoxylate, 14 atropine,17 Augmentin, 9 Aventyl, 5 azathioprine, 10

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captopril, 11

baclcofen, 16

carbamazepine, 4

Bactrim, 9

carboplatin, 10

BCNU, 10

Cardene, 11

beclomathasone, 13

Cardizem, 11

Benedryl, 1, 8

Cardura, 11

Benemid, 15 (gout)

carisoprodol, 16

benztropine,

carmustine, 10

betamethasome, 13

Catapres, 11

bisacodyl, 14

Ceclor, 9

Bismuth, 14

cefaclor, 9

Blenoxane, 10

cefazolin, 9

bleomycin, 10

cephalexin, 9

bretylium, 11

Cephulac, 14

Bretylol, 11

Cerubidine,10

Brevibloc, 11

Chlor-Trimeton, 1

Brevital, 18

chloral hydrate, 18

bromocriptine, 15

chlorambucil, 10

brompheniramin, 8

chlorothiazide, 12

Buspar, 18

Chlorpheniramine, 1

buspirone, 18

Chlorpromazine, 19

busulfan, 10

chlorpropamide, 17

butalbital, 18

chlorthalidone, 12

cholestyramine, 11

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Chronulac, 14

Cafergot, 17 (migraine)

cimetadine, 15

caffeine and ergotamine,

Cinobac, 9

17 (migraine)

cinoxacin, 9

calcitriol, 20

cisplatin, 10

Capoten, 11

Citroma, 14

Claritin, 1 Claritin, 8 Cleocin, 9 clindamycin, 9 clofazamine,9 clofirate, 11 Clomid, 15 clomiphene,15 clomipramine, 5 clonazepam, 4 clonidine, 11 cloxacillin, 9 co-trimoxazole, 9 codeine, 2

Cogentin, 17 (Parkinson's) Colace, 14 colchicine, 15 (gout) Colestid, 11 colestipol, 11 Compazine, 7 Cordarone, 11 corticotropin, 13 cortisone, 13 Cosmegen, 10 Cotrim, 9 Coumadin, 3 cromolyn sodium, 15

(lung disease) cyanocobalamin, 20 cyclobenzaprin, 16

cyclophosphamide, 10 cyclosporine,15 (used in transplants) cyproheptadine, 1 cytarabine, 10 Cytosar, 10

cytosine arabinoside, 10 Cytovene, 9 (viral) Cytoxam, 10

dacarbazine, 10 dactinomycin, 10 Dantrium, 16 dantrolene, 16 daunorubicin, 10 Deca-Duraboline, 13 Declomycin, 9 Decradron, 13 demeclocycline, 9 Demerol, 2 Depakene, 4 Depakote, 4 desipramine, 5 desipramine, 4 desmopressin, 13 dexamethasone, 13 Dexedrine, 15 (stimulant) dexrazoxane, 15 dextroamphetamine, 15 (stimulant)

DHE, 17 DHT, 20 (D) Diabeta, 6 diazepam, 16 Dibenzyline, 17 dichloralphenozone, 1 diclofenac, 1 didanosine, 9 (viral) dienestrol, 13 (estrogen) diethylstilbestrol, 13

(estrogen) Diflucan, 9 (fungal) diflunisal, 1 digoxin, 11

dihydroergotamine, 17 dihydrotachysterol, 20 Dilantin, 4 Dilaudid, 2 diltiazem, 11 dimenhydrinate, 7 Dimetapp, 8 diphenhydramine, 8 diphenoxylateand atropine, 14 Diphenylhydantoin 14 disopyramide, 11 dipyridamole, 11 disulfiram, 15 (used in alcohol withdrawal) Ditropan, 16

Diulo,12 Diuril, 12 dobutamine, 17 Dobutrex, 17 docusate sodium, 14 Dolobid, 1 Dolophine, 2 dopamine, 17 Doxazosin, 11 doxepin, 5 doxorubicin, 10 doxycycline, 9 Dramamine, 7 Drisdol, 20 (D2) droperidol, 19 Dulcolax, 14 Duragesic, 2 Dyrenium, 12

Edecrin Sodium, 12 edrophonium, 15 Efudex, 10 Elavil, 5 Elspar, 10 Endep, 5

Enlon, 15 (myasthenia gravis) ephedrine,17 epinephrine, 17

Epsom salt, 14 Ergamisole, 15 ergocalciferol, 20 Ergomar, 17 (migraine) Ergostat, 17 (migraine) ergotamine, 17 (migraine) erythromycin, 9 erythromycin and sul-

famethoxazol mix, 9 Esidrix, 12 esmolol, 11 estradiol, 13 estrogens, 13 ethacrynate sodium, 12 ethambutol, 9 ethosuximide, 4 etomidate, 18 etoposide, 10 Eulexin, 10

5-FU, 10 Feldane, 1 felodipine, 11 fentanyl, 2 Fiorinal, 18 Flagyl, 9 Flexeril, 16

fluconazole, 9 (fungal) flucytosine, 9 (fungal)

Fludara, 10 fludarabine, 10 flumazenil, 15 fluorouracil, 10 fluoxetine, 5 fluphenazine, 19 flurouracil, 10 flutamide, 10 fluvastatin, 11 Folate, 20 folic acid, 20 Folvite, 20 foscarnet, 9 (viral) Foscavir, 9 (viral) fosinopril, 11 Fungizone, 9 (fungal) Furacin, 9 furosemide, 12

gabapentin, 4 ganciclovir, 9 (viral) Garamycin, 9 gentamicin, 9 glipizide, 6 glucagon, 6, 13 Glucophage, 6 Glucotrol, 6 glyburide, 6 glycopyrrolate, 17

Haldol, 19 haloperidol, 19 Heparin, 3 Hexalen, 10 hydomorphone, 2 hydralazine, 12 Hydrea, 10

hydrochlorothiazide, 12 Hydrodiuril, 12 hydromorphone, 2 hydroxyurea, 10 hydroxyzine, 1, 18 Hygroton, 12 hyralizine, 11

ibuprofen, 1 Ifex, 10 ifosfamide, 10 imipramine, 5 Imitrex, 15 (migraine) Imodium, 14 Imuran, 10 Inapsine, 19 Inderal, 11 Indocin, 1 indomethacin, 1 Inocor, 11 Inotropin, 17

Insulin, 6

Intal, 15 (inhaler)

interferon beta, 15 (immu-

nosuppression) interferon alpha, 10 Inversine, 11

isoniazid, 9 (tuberculosis) isoproterenol, 17 Isuprel, 17

itraconazole, 9 (fungus) K

K1, 20 Keflex, 9 Kefzol, 9 ketoconazole, 9 Klonopin, 4

labetalol, 11 Lactines, 14 lactobacillus, 14 lactulose, 14 Lamprene, 9 Lanoxin, 11

Largon, 1 (antianxiety) Lariam, 9 (malaria) Larotid, 9 Lasix, 12 Lescol, 11 leucovorin, 20

Leukeran, 10 leuprolide, 10, 13 levamisole, 15 Levarterenol, 17 Levophed, 17 levothyroxine, 13 lidocaine, 11 lindane, Kwell, 9 (lice) Lioresal, 16 liothyronine, 13 lisinopril, 11

lithium, 15 (antimaniac) Lomotil, 14 Loniten, 11 loperamide, 14 Lopressor, 11 loratadine, 8 lorazepam, 18 loxapine, 18 Loxitane, 18 Lupron, 10, 13

Macrodantin, 9 magnesiumhydroxide, 14 magnesium citrate, 14 magnesium sulfate, 14 Mandelamine, 9 mannitol, 12 Matulane, 10

Mazicon, 15 Mebaral, 4 mecamylamine, 11 mecaptopurine, 10 mechlorethamine, 10 meclizine, 7

medroxyprogesterone, 13 mefloquine, 9 (malaria) Megace, 10 megestrol, 10 melphalan, 10 meperidine, 2 mephobarbital, 4 mesna, 15 Mesnex, 15 Metamucil, 14 metaproterenol, 15 (lung disease) metformin, 6 methadone, 2 methazolamide, 11 methenamine, 9 methimazole, 13 methohexital, 18 methotrexate, 10 (also for psoriasis) methyldopa, 11 methysergide, 17 metoclopramide, 15 metolazone, 12

metoprolol, 11 MetroGel, 9 metronidazole, 9 Mexate, 10 mexiletine, 11 Mexitil, 11 Micronase, 6 Midamor, 12 midazolam, 18 Midrin, 1

Milk of Magnesia, 14 milrinone, 1 Minocin, 9 minocycline, 9 minoxidil, 11 mitomycin, 10 mitoxantrone, 10 MOM, 14 Monopril, 11 morphine, 2 Motrin, 1

MSO4, 2 (morphine) MTX, 10 Mustargen, 10 Mutamycin, 10 Myambutol, 9 Myleran, 10

nabumetone, 1 Nafcil, 9

nafcillin, 9 nalbuphine, 15 naloxone, 15 (counteracts opiate overdose) nandrolone, 13 Naprosyn, 1 naproxen, 1

Narcan, 15 (counteracts opiate overdose) Nebcin, trobamycin, 9 Nebupent, 9 nedocromil, 15 (inhaler) Nembutal, 18 neostigmine, 15, (myasthenia gravis) Neptazane, 11 Neurontin, 4 niacin, 20 nicardipine, 11 nicoinic acid, 20 nifedipine, 11 Nipride, 11 nitrofurantoin, 9 Nitrogen mustard, 10 nitroglycerin, 11 Nitrolingual, 11 nitroprusside, 11 Nitrostat, 11 Nizoral, 9 norepinephrine, 17

norfloxacin, 9 Normodyne, 11 Noroxin, 9 Norpace, 11 Norpramin, 5 nortriptyline, 5 Norvasc, 11 Novantrone, 10 Nubain, 15

Nydrazid, 9 (tuberculosis) O

Oncovin, 10 ondansetron, 7 orciprenaline, 15 (lung disease) Orinase, 6 oxybutynin, 16 oxycodone, 2

paclitaxel, 10 Pamelor, 5 pancuronium, 16 papavrine, 11 paracetamol, 1 Paraplatin, 10 paregoric, 14 Parlodel, 15 paroxetine, 5 Pavulon, 16

Paxil, 5 Pediazole, 9 penicillin, 9 pentamidine, 9 pentobarbital, 18 Pepto-Bismol, 14 Percocet, 2 pergolide, 15 Periactin, 1 Permax, 15 perphenazine, 19 Persantin, 11 Pertofrane, 5 Phenergan, 1 phenobarbital, 4, 18 phenoxybenzamine, 17 phentolamine, 17 phenylephrine, 17 phenylpropanolamine, 17 phenytoin, 4 phytonadione, 20 (K) piperacillin, 9 piroxicam, 1 Plaquenil, 9 (malaria) Platinol, 10 Plendil, 11

polymyxin B sulfate, 9 Pontocaine, 1 potassium iodide, 13 Pravachol, 11

pravastatin, 11 prazosin, 11 prednisolone, 13 prednisone, 13 Premarin, 13 Primacor, 1 primidone, 4 Prinivil, 11

probenicid, 15 (gout) procainamide, 11 procarbazine, 10 prochlorperazin, 19 prochlorperazin, 7 progesterone, 13 Prolixin, 19 promethazin, 1 promethazine, 18 propafenone, 11 propantheline, 17 roparacaine, 1 propiomazine, 1, 18 propranolol, 11 propylthiouracil, 13 prptostaglandin,13 Prostigmin, 15 (myasthenia gravis) Proventil, 17 Provera, 13 Prozac, 5

pseudoephedrine,1, 17 psyllium husk, 14

Pyramidon, 11 pyrazinamide, 9 (tuberculosis) pyridostigmine, 1, 7 pyridoxine, 20 (B6)

Questran, 11 quinidine, 11 quinine, 9 (malaria)

Regitine, 17

Reglan, 15

Relafen, 1

reserpine, 11

Restoril, 18

Retrovir, 9 (viral)

Reversol, 15 (myasthenia gravis) ribavirin, 9 (viral) rifampin, 9 (tb) Risperdal, 19 risperidone, 19 Ritalin, 17 (stimulant) Robinul, 17 Rocaltrol, 20 (D) Roferon, 10 Romazicon, 15 Rufen, 1 Rythmol, 11

salsalate, 1

Sandimmune, 15 (used in transplants) Sansert, 17 scopolamine,17 Secobarbital, 18 Seconal, 18 Seldane, 1 (pulled from the market) senna, 14 sennosides, 14 Septra, 9 Serophene, 15 sertraline, 5 simvastatin, 11 Sinequan, 5 Slo-Bid, 17 (lung disorders) sodium iodide, 13 Soma, 16 somatrem, 13 sorbitol, 14 sotalol, 11 spironolactone, 12 Sporanox, 9 (fungus) Stelazine, 19 Streptase, 3 streptokinase, 3 streptomycin, 9 streptozocin, 10 Sublimaze, 2

succinylcholine, 16

(injection) succinylcholine, 16

(injection) sucralfate, 15 Sudafed,1 sufentanil, 2 sulfadiazine, 9 sulfasalazine, 15 sulfisoxazole, 9 sulfonamide mix, 9 sulindac, 1 Sultrin, 9

sumatriptan, 15 (migraine) Susphrine, 17 Symmetrel, 9 (viral) Synarel, 13 Synthroid, 13

T3, 13 (thyroid) T4, 13 (thyroid) Tagamet, 15 tamoxifen, 10 Tapazole, 13 Taxol, 10 Tazidime, 11 Tegopen, 9 Tegretol, 4 temazepam, 18 Tempra, 1 teniposide, 10

Tenormin, 11

Tensilon, 15 (myasthenia gravis) Tenuate, 17 (diet) terbutaline, 17 terfenadine, 1 testosterone, 13 tetracycline, 9 thefluoperazine, 19 Theo-Dur, 16

theophyline, 16 (also for lung conditions) thiamine, 20 (B1) thiethylpera- zine, 7 thioguanine, 10 thiopental, 18 thioridazine, 19 thiotepa, 10 thiothixene, 17, 19 Thorazine, 17, 19 Thyroxine, 13 (thyroid) ticarcillin, 9 Ticlid, 15 ticlopidine, 15 Tigan, 9

Tilade, 15 (inhaler) Tilade, 15 Tinactin, 9 (fungal) tincture of opium, 14 TMP-SMX 9 tobramycin, 9 tocainide, 11

Tofranil, 5 tolazamide, 6 tolazoline, 11 tolbutamide, 6 Tolectin, 1 Tolinase, 6 tolmetin, 1

tolnaftate, 9 (fungal) Toradol, 1 Torecan, 7

Tracrium, 16 (injection) Trandate, 11 trazodone, 5 Triafon, 19 triamcinolone, 13 triamterene, 12 trifluoperazine, 19 trihexyphenidyl, 17 trimethobenzamide, 7 Trimethoprim, 11 Triodothyronine, 13

(thyroid) tubocurarine, 16 Tylenol, 1

Unipen, 9

Uniphyl, 16 (also in lung disorders) urokinase, 3

Valium, 16 valproate, 4 valproic acid, 4 Vancocin, 9 vancomycin, 9 vasopressin, 13 Velban, 10 Ventolin,16 (lung disorders) VePesid, 10 verapamil, 11 Versed, 18 Vibramycin, 9 vinblastine, 10 vincristine, 10 vinorelbine, 10 Vistaril, 1, 18 Voltaren, 1

warfarin, 3 Wellcovorin, 20 Wycillin, 9 Xanax, 18 Xylocaine, 11

Zantax,15 (GI) Zarontin, 4 Zaroxolyn, 12 Zestril, 11

zidovudine, 9 (viral) Zinecard, 15 Zofran, 7 Zovirax, 9 (viral) Zyloprim, 15 (gout)

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