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Abilify (Aripiprazole)

Abilify is a well tolerated and safe medication used for a variety of conditions. It helps to balance the natural substances that are already in your body, and is one of the most effective medications in it’s class...

Accutane (Isotretinoin)

Actonel (Risendronate)

Actonel is a medication commonly used for bone and calcium conditions. This medication helps your body to use calcium and to create new bone tissue. This is a safe and well tolerated medication when used as prescribed...

Advair Diskus

Advair is commonly used to treat conditions such as asthma, COPD, and emphysema. Advair contains two different medications which are called fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone acts as a steroid to decrease...

Aerosols

Alcohol

Alendronate (Fosamax)

Alendronate is a medication commonly used for bone and calcium conditions. This medication helps your body to use calcium and to create new bone tissue. This is a safe and well tolerated medication when used as prescribed...

Allopurinol (Zyloprim)

Allopurinol is a medication commonly used for gout, hyperuricemia and kidney conditions. This medication works by decreasing the levels or uric acid in your body, which leads to its beneficial effects...

Alprazolam (Xanax)

Alprazolam(Xanax) acts on the GABA system in your body to relieve anxiety and is most commonly used for conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and depression...

Amlodipine (Norvasc)

Amlodipine is known as a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. It helps to relax and expand arteries by decreasing the levels of calcium that enters the cells of the arteries. It is a safe and well tolerated medication when taken as prescribed....

Augmentin (Amoxicillin, Clavulanic Acid)

Augmentin contains a beta lactam antibiotic(amoxicillin) along with a beta-lactamase inhibitor(clavulanic acid). ...

Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin works by binding to penicillin binding proteins within bacteria, which suppress the bacteria’s ability to produce cell walls, leading to death of the bacteria(lysis). Amoxicillin is used to treat a variety of infections...

Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine (Adderall)

Amphetamine is known as a sympathomimetic agent which works by increasing the release and transmission of neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and dopamine in order to achieve its effects...

Aranesp (darbeboetin alpha)

Atenolol

Atenolol is a selective beta -1 antagonist also known as a beta blocker. This drug works by decreasing the activity of the beta -1 receptors which are found in the heart and smooth muscle cells. Atenolol is used to reduce blood pressure and heart rate...

Atorvastatin (Lipitor)

Atorvastatin is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. It works in the liver by stopping the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate, which is then eventually converted to cholesterol. This causes the liver to absorb cholesterol...

Avapro (Irbesartan)

Avapro (Irbesartan) is an angiotension receptor blocker. It decreases the body’s production of angiotension 2, a hormone that can lead to increases in blood pressure. It also causes the adrenal gland to secrete aldosterone...

Avelox (Moxifloxacin)

Moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic which kills bacteria by affecting topoisomerase enzymes within the bacteria. Topoisomerase enzymes help separate and keep DNA intact as the cell of the bacteria is dividing...

Avonex(interferon beta-1a)

Azithromycin (Zithromax, Zpak, Zmax)

Azithromycin is an antibiotic that works by binding to the 50S unit of the bacteria’s ribosomes, which inhibits the bacteria’s ability to make essential proteins. It is effective in killing gram negative bacteria...


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Benicar(Olmesartan)

Benicar(Olmesartan) is an angiotension receptor blocker. It decreases the body’s production of angiotension 2, a hormone that can lead to increases in blood pressure. It also causes the adrenal gland to secrete aldosterone...

Beta Blockers

Betaseron (interferon beta-1b)

Boniva (Ibandoronate)

Boniva(Ibandronate) is a medication commonly used for bone and calcium conditions. This medication helps your body to use calcium and to create new bone tissue. This is a safe and well tolerated medication when used as prescribed...

Bupropion(Wellbutrin, Zyban)

Bupropion is an effective medication used for treating depression and smoking cessation. It a safe and well tolerated medication and may be used to treat other conditions as well...


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Carvedilol(Coreg)

Carvedilol(Coreg) is a drug that has the ability to block beta and alpha receptors in the human body. The activity of the drug is primarily on the beta receptors acting as a beta antagonist or a beta blocker. It is used for cardiovascular conditions...

Celebrex(Celecoxib)

Celebrex(Celecoxib) is a cyclooxygenase(COX) inhibitor, similar to other drugs of the NSAID class such as ibuprofen and naproxen. Celebrex is unique because it specifically blocks the COX -2 enzyme stronger than the other subtypes...

Cephalexin (Keflex)

Cephalexin is an antibiotic that is sometimes used as an alternative to penicillin due to similarities in activity and structure. It is used to treat a variety of infections including infections of the skin, ear, urinary tract, and bone...

Chantix (varenicline)

Chantix is an effective agent to treat nicotine addiction and is known as a partial nicotinic agonist. It works by mimicking the effects that nicotine has on the brain to reduce cravings and urges to smoke...

Cialis(tadalafil)

Cialis is known as a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor and works by increasing circulation to parts of the body such as the penis and lungs. It is commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension, and benign prostate hyperplasia...

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic which kills bacteria by affecting topoisomerase enzymes within the bacteria. Topoisomerase enzymes help separate and keep DNA intact as the cell of the bacteria is dividing...

Citalopram (Celexa)

Citalopram is a SSRI(Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor). It works by helping to balance the natural neurotransmitter called serotonin within the brain, achieving beneficial effects in the treatment of depression...

Clonazepam(Klonopin)

Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine and acts by mimicking the effects of the natural neurotransmitter called GABA which results in effects such as relaxation and decreased activity of the nervous system. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety...

Clonidine

Clonidine acts by decreasing activity of the central nervous system and shows effects such as decreased blood pressure, and relaxation. It is known as an alpha-2 agonist. Clonidine is used to treat pain, hypertension, and other conditions...

Clopidogrel (Plavix)

Clopidogrel is an anti platelet agent that decreases platelet aggregation in the blood, which decreases chances of getting a blood clot. It is utilized in the treatment of heart attacks, angina, and blood clot prevention...

Clotrimazole

Clotrimazole treats fungal infections by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, which builds the cell walls of the fungus. It is one of the most effective and commonly used antifungals and is used to treat infections such as candidiasis...

Codeine Sulfate

Combivent (Albuterol/Ipatropium)

Combivent contains the active ingredients albuterol and ipatropium. Albuterol is a beta -2 agonist which allows the smooth muscle tissue of the lungs to relax and expand, increasing oxygen supply to the blood...

Crestor (Rosuvastatin)

Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. It works in the liver by stopping the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate, which is then eventually converted to cholesterol. This causes the liver to absorb cholesterol...

Creams

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)

Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and is used to treat muscle spasms and fibromyaligia. It acts on the central nervous system in order to decrease muscle contractions...

Cymbalta (duloxetine)

Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a SSNRI (Selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor). It helps to regulate natural neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and serotonin within the body to treat conditions such as...


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Depakote (Divalproex)

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)

Doxycycline

Doxycycline is an antibiotic with activity against gram positive and gram negative bacteria. It works by crossing through the membrane of the bacteria and inhibiting the function of the 30S unit of ribosomes in order to stop...


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Emulsions

Enbrel (etanercept)

Epogen(epoetin alpha)

Evista (raloxifene)


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Gabapentin

Gabapentin works on the GABA system of the body to achieve inhibitory effects on the nervous system. It is used to treat conditions such as seizures, neuropathic pain and other conditions


Gelatin


Gels


Glycerin


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Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thaizide diuretic. It works within the kidneys by increasing the amount of water that your body releases, which can lead to decreases in blood pressure and body fluid volume...

Humira (Adalimumab)


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Ibuprofen(Motrin, Advil)

Ibuprofen is an NSAID (Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug). It works by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase(COX) enzyme, decreasing the production of prostaglandins and other molecules which cause pain. It is a commonly used pain reliever...


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Januvia(sitagliptin)

Janumet (sitagliptin + metformin)



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Latuda (lurasidone)

Lexapro (escitalopram)

Lexapro (escitalopram) is a SSRI(Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor). It works by helping to balance the natural neurotransmitter called serotonin within the brain, achieving beneficial effects in the treatment of depression...

Lisinopril

Lisinopril is an ACEI (Angiotension Converting Enzyme Inhibitor). It decreases the body’s production of angiotension 2, a molecule which causes vasoconstriction and increases blood pressure...

Loratadine

Loratadine is an antihistamine. This drugs blocks the receptors of histamine within the body to decrease symptoms of allergies such as sneezing, itching, redness and runny nose...

Lorazepam(Ativan)

Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine used to treat conditions such as anxiety, seizures, and social phobia. Lorazepam acts on the central nervous system in different regions of the brain and can produce effects such as relaxation and sedation...

Losartan(Cozaar)

Losartan(Cozaar) is an angiotension receptor blocker. It decreases the body’s production of angiotension 2, a hormone that can lead to increases in blood pressure. It also causes the adrenal gland to secrete aldosterone...

Lunesta (eszopiclone)

Lyrica (Pregabalin)

Lyrica (Pregabalin) works on the GABA system within the body to achieve inhibitory effects on the nervous system. It is used to treat conditions such as seizures, neuropathic pain and other conditions...


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Meloxicam(Mobic)

Meloxicam(Mobic) is an NSAID (Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug). It works by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase(COX) enzyme, decreasing the production of prostaglandins and other inflammatory molecules which cause pain...

Metformin (Glucophage)

Metformin is used to treat diabetes and helps to regulate blood sugar by decreasing the absorption of sugar, decreasing the body’s sugar production, and also helps the cells within the body to take in and store sugar...

Metoprolol (Lopressor)

Metoprolol (Lopressor) is a selective beta -1 antagonist also known as a beta blocker. This drug works by decreasing the activity of the beta -1 receptors which are found in the heart and smooth muscle cells...

Metronidazole (Flagyl)

Metronidazole is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of infections along with rocacea. It is active against anaerobic bacteria and is able to interfere with the DNA of these organisms...

Montelukast(Singulair)

Montelukast(Singulair) works by blocking leukotriene receptors. This drug decreases inflammation and bronchoconstriction making it easier to breathe...


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Namenda (Memantine)

Namenda (Memantine) is used to treat moderate to severe alzheimer’s disease. It protects the brain against neuronal damage by acting as an NMDA antagonist, helping to regulate glutamate and calcium activity...

Nasonex(mometasone)

Nasonex(mometasone) is an intranasal corticosteroid used to treat conditions such as allergies and asthma. It helps to decrease inflammation, pressure and other immune responses...

Nexium (Esomeprazole)

Nexium (Esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor which works by absorbing into the blood stream and eventually acting on the K+/H+ ATPase pump which secretes stomach acid from the stomach’s parietal cells...

Naproxen(Aleve)

Naproxen(Aleve) is an NSAID (Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug). It works by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase(COX) enzyme, decreasing the production of prostaglandins and other inflammatory molecules...


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Ointments

Omeprazole(Prilosec)

Omeprazole(Prilosec) is a proton pump inhibitor which works by absorbing into the blood stream and eventually acting on the K+/H+ ATPase pump which secretes stomach acid from the stomach’s parietal cells...

Oxycodone

Oxycodone is an opioid pain reliever which is know as a mu receptor agonist and decreases the transmission of pain signals to relieve moderate to severe pain...

Oxycodone/Acetaminophen (Percocet)

Oxycodone/acetaminophen (Percocet) is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Oxycodone is an opioid pain reliever which is known as a mu receptor agonist and decreases the transmission of pain signals...

Ortho tri cyclin (ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate)

Ortho tri cyclin (ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate) contains an estrogen hormone and a progestin hormone which work to suppress the body’s release hormones which lead to pregnancy. It is used for hormone conditions and contraception...

Olanzapine (Zyprexa)

Olanzapine (Zyprexa) works by regulating a variety of natural chemicals within the body including dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine in order to be achieve its effects in the treatment of conditions such as bipolar disorder...


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Pantoprazole (Protonix)

Pantoprazole (Protonix) is a proton pump inhibitor which works by absorbing into the blood stream and eventually acting on the K+/H+ ATPase pump which secretes stomach acid from the stomach’s parietal cells...

Paroxetine (Paxil)

Paroxetine (Paxil) is a SSRI(Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor). It works by helping to balance the natural neurotransmitter called serotonin in the brain, achieving beneficial effects in the treatment of depression...

Penicillin V

Penicillin V is an antibiotic used to treat a large variety infections including skin and respiratory infections. It is a beta lactam antibiotic and works by binding to PBP’s(Penicillin Binding Proteins) within the bacteria making them unable to build their cell wall...

Petrolatum

Phenytoin

Phenytoin helps to reduce seizure activity by acting on sodium channels in neurons within the brain. It is different than drugs like carbamazapine or gabapentin. It is commonly used to treat seizures and other conditions...

Pioglitazone (Actos)

Pioglitazone is a thiazoladinedione used to treat type 2 diabetes. It increases insulin sensitivity, decreases the amount of sugar the liver releases, and can affect levels of fat in the blood...

Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate)

Prednisone

Prednisone is a glococorticosteroid which helps to suppress the production of inflammatory mediators and decrease the body’s immune response, decreasing inflammation. It is used to treat a variety of immune and inflammatory conditions...

Premarin(conjugated estrogens)

Premarin(conjugated estrogens) is a form of estrogen that fulfills all of the functions of the estrogen that the human body naturally produces. It is used to treat conditions such as menopause, hot flashes, osteoporosis prevention, and others...

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)

Procrit (epoetin alpha)

Proventil (Albuterol)

Proventil (albuterol) is a beta agonist. It acts on the cells of the lungs to cause bronchodilation, making it easier to breathe. It is used as an asthma rescue medication for sudden asthma episodes, and for prevention of future episodes...


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Quetiapine (Seroquel, Seroque)

Quetiapine is used to treat conditions such as bipolar disorder, mania, depression and schizophrenia. It helps to balance the natural chemicals within the brain in order to achieve its benefits...

Quinapril (Accupril)

Quinapril (Accupril) is an ACEI (Angiotension Converting Enzyme Inhibitor). It decreases the body’s production of angiotension 2, a molecule which causes vasoconstriction and increases blood pressure...


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Ramipril

Ramipril is an ACEI (Angiotension Converting Enzyme Inhibitor). It decreases the body’s production of angiotension 2, a molecule which causes vasoconstriction and increases blood pressure...

Ranitidine (Zantac)

Ranitidine is an H2 receptor antagonist which works by blocking the H2 receptors in the stomach in order to decrease acid production. Ranitidine is used to treat conditions such as heartburn, esophagitis and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome...

Remicade(Infliximab)

Risperidone (Risperdal)

Risperidone is used to treat conditions such as bipolar disorder, mania, and schizophrenia. It helps to balance natural chemicals within the brain in order to achieve its benefits...

Rituxan(Rituximab)

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Sertraline (Zoloft)

Sertraline (Zoloft) is a SSRI(Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor). It works by helping to balance the natural neurotransmitter called serotonin in the brain, achieving beneficial effects in the treatment of depression...

Simvastatin (Zocor)

Simvastatin (Zocor) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. It works in the liver by stopping the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate, which is then eventually converted to cholesterol. This causes the liver to absorb cholesterol...

Spiriva (Tiotropium)

Stelara (ustekinumab)

Strattera(Atomoxetine)

Strattera (Atomoxetine) is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It balances natural chemicals within the brain to achieve beneficial effects in the treatment of ADHD...

Suboxone(buprenorphine and naloxone)

Sulfameth/Trimethoprim(Bactrim)

Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim(Bactrim) works by stopping the production of dihydrofolic acid within bacterial cells to produce antibiotic effects. It is useful in the treatment of a variety of different infections including urinary tract infections...

Synthroid (Levothyroxine)

Synthroid (Levothyroxine) fulfills the same functions as natural thyroid hormone. These effects involve the breakdown and metabolism of sugar, and the production of essential proteins. Synthroid (Levothyroxine) is used to treat...


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Tamsulosin (Flomax)

Tamsulosin is known as an alpha 1A receptor antagonist and works by relaxing smooth muscle tissue in order to decrease symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia...

Terbinafine (Lamisil)

Terbinafine is an anti fungal used to treat fungal infections of the skin, nails and blood. It is available in oral and topical forms...

Topiramate (Topamax, Trokendi, Qudexy)

Topiramate is an effective medication used for migraine prevention and to reduce seizure activity...

Tramadol (Ultram)

Tramadol is a unique pain medication which works partially as a weak opioid, and also helps to regulate serotonin and norepinephrine to decrease pain. It is available in extended release and regular release forms...

Trazodone (Desyrel)

Trazodone is an antidepressant medication that helps to balance the natural neurotransmitter serotonin, in order to achieve its benefits. It dose show other actions when in the body which can cause sleepiness...

Tricor (Fenofibrate)

Tricor(Fenofibrate) works through a variety of mechanisms within the body in order to decrease triglycerides, decrease LDL cholesterol, and increase HDL cholesterol. It comes in a variety of forms and is used to treat...

Truvada (Emtracitabine, Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate)

Truvada (Emtracitabine, Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate) is a highly effective medication used to treat HIV. It is typically taken in combination with other HIV medications if it is being used for confirmed HIV treatment...


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Valacyclovir (Valtrex)

Valacyclovir (Valtrex) is an antiviral agent that works by stopping DNA synthesis within viruses. Is is commonly used to treat herpes liabilis, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and varicella...

Ventolin(Albuterol)

Proventil (albuterol) is a beta agonist. It acts on the cells of the lungs to cause bronchodilation, making it easier to breathe. It is used as an asthma rescue medication for sudden asthma episodes and for prevention of future episodes...

Venlafaxine(Effexor)

Venlafaxine(Effexor) is a SSNRI (Selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor). It helps to regulate natural neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and serotonin within the body to treat conditions...

Viagra (Sildenafil)

Viagra (Sildenafil) is known as a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor and works by increasing circulation to parts of the body such as the penis and lungs. It is commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension...


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Warfarin (Coumadin)

Warfarin(Coumadin) decreases the body’s production of vitamin K, which stops the production of a large variety of clotting factors and prevents blood clot formation. It used to treat conditions such as atrial fibrillation...


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Xarelto(rivaroxaban)

Xolair (omalizumab)


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Yaz(Drosperinone, Ethinyl Estradiol)

Yaz (Drosperinone, Ethinyl Estradiol) contains an estrogen hormone, and a progestin hormone which work to suppress the body’s release hormones which cause pregnancy. It is used for hormone conditions and contraception...


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Zolpidem(Ambien)

Zolpidem(Ambien) is mainly used to treat insomnia. It is a hypnotic medication and makes it easier to initially fall asleep, and can help maintain sleep. It acts on the GABA system within the body to achieve its effects...

Zetia (Ezetimibe)

Zetia (Ezetimibe) is a tablet that decreases the amount of cholesterol that your body absorbs through the intestines. It is often use in combination with another cholesterol medication such as atorvastatin and is used to treat...



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