Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) is a prescription medication used to treat muscle injuries. Flexeril is intended for temporary use on strains and sprains.
Flomax (tamsulosin) is a prescription medication for the treatment of uncomfortable symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate.
Fluticasone spray, marketed in North America as Flonase, is a steroid nasal spray that reduces inflammation in the nose to alleviate certain symptoms associated with allergies.
Fosamax is a brand name medication sold by Merck, and its generic form is known as alendronate. This drug is a bisphosphonate drug that is used for the treatment of bone diseases like osteoporosis.
Furosemide is the generic name for the brand name medication Lasix and is a powerful diuretic (water pill) which is used to eliminate fluids and sodium from the human body.
Gabapentin is a generic drug that was originally designed for use as an anti-convulsant, or an agent that decreases the incidence of seizures.
Approved by the FDA in 2006, Gardasil is a vaccination that contains virus-like particles that mimic the actions of certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV).
Gemfibrozil is a generic medication that can help reduce very high triglyceride and cholesterol levels in the blood; if high levels of these types of fats are not treated they can lead to a heightened risk of atherosclerosis, or clogged arteries.
Geodon (ziprasidone) is an anti-psychotic medication which helps treat the symptoms in patients who are suffering from various mental disorders such as Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia.
Glimepiride a generic oral diabetes medication that is used to help regulate blood sugar levels; a common brand name version of this drug is Amaryl.
Haldol is the brand name for the generic drug Haloperidol and is a conventional antipsychotic used to treat patients who suffer from mental disorders, personality disorders, motor and verbal tics and other problems including schizophrenia, acute psychosis, Tourette’s syndrome, and bipolar disorder.
Humira is a drug designed to fight autoimmune diseases and disorders. Humira stops the production of TNF in the body, which is the substance that helps transmit the sensation of pain.
Hydralazine is a generic vasodilator medication that works by relaxing the muscles in your blood vessels to help widen them; the result of this is lower blood pressure and easier blood flow through the veins and arteries.
A thiazide diuretic, Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a commonly prescribed water pill that helps the kidneys eliminate excess water and salt from the body.
Implanon is a small (matchstick sized) contraceptive device which is placed under a woman’s skin on the inside of the left upper arm. It contains progesterone and is used as a form of birth control.
Intermezzo was recently approved by the FDA as a low-dose alternative to sleep aids like Ambien. It is a hypnotic sedative made from the generic drug, zolpidem tartrate.
Janumet is a name brand oral medication that contains a combination of the two generic medications metformin and sitagliptin and is used to control blood sugar levels.
Januvia is a brand name version of the generic medication sitagliptin and is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes to help control blood sugar levels by regulating the insulin levels in your body.
Keppra is a brand name version of the medication levetiracetam and is an anti-epileptic drug, or anticonvulsant, used in treating partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in children and adults.
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that was developed in the year 1963 in order to replace PCP in the medical field. It has a variety of uses in humans.
Lamictal is the brand name for the generic drug lamotrigine, an anticonvulsant agent used to treat bipolar disorder and epilepsy.
Lamisil is available in tablet, cream or solution form. The tablets are normally prescribed to treat toenail and fingernail fungal infections while the cream is normally used in the treatment of conditions like athlete’s foot and ringworm.
Lantus is a brand name medication marketed by Sanofi-Aventis consisting of insulin glargine. This is a prescription diabetes medication, and it is a long-acting form of insulin.
Levaquin is the brand name for the drug levofloxacin (also known by its alternate brand name, Tavanic), which is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that works to kill a variety of different bacteria.
Levitra (Vardenafil) tablets are normally prescribed to men who suffer from erectile dysfunction. This enables them to achieve and maintain erections and experience orgasms more easily during sexual intercourse.
Levothyroxine is a synthetic variation of the naturally occurring thyroid hormone thyroxine. It works as a hormone replacement for patients whose bodies’ do not produce enough of thyroxine necessary for regular thyroid function
Lexapro, or escitalopram, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat depression and anxiety.
Lipitor is a brand name for the generic drug Atorvastatin and belongs to a class of drugs known as ‘statins’ which reduce the concentration of bad cholesterol in the blood while elevating good cholesterol.
Brand Names: Zestril, Prinivil. Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor provided in tablet form which is commonly used to treat high blood pressure.
In the 1940s, it was found that lithium salts, naturally occurring minerals derived from the soft alkali element Lithium, had mood altering properties.
Livalo is the brand name for the drug pitavastain, a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, or statin. It reduces “bad” cholesterol, such as low-density lipoprotein and triglycerides, while raising “good” cholesterol known as high-density lipoprotein.
Losartan, also known by its brand name, Cozaar, is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, also known as an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).
Lovastatin is a generic statin medication marketed under the Mevacor, Altocor and Altoprev brand names.
Lovaza is a brand name version of the generic medication omega-3 acid ethyl esters used to treat high triglyceride levels and is available via prescription only.
Lunesta is a popular brand name version of the generic medication eszopiclone and is a sedative that is used to treat insomnia and other sleep problems.
The prescription medicine Lyrica is a brand of the generic drug pregabalin and comes in capsule and oral solution form. Lyrica can treat seizures, relieve nerve pain and prevent anxiety.
Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used in the treatment of pain generally caused by arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and joint pain.
Metformin is a prescription drug that helps reduce blood sugar levels in the body by decreasing the amount of sugar produced by the liver and simultaneously increasing the sugar absorption abilities of the muscles.
Methotrexate may be sold under the brand name, Rheumatrex and is used to treat breast, skin, head and neck cancer and lung cancers
Metoprolol is an extended release beta blocker which can be used alone or in combination with other medications to control high blood pressure.
Minocycline is the most water-soluble of all the tetracycline antibiotics and is commonly used to treat skin conditions and infections. It is also marketed under the brands names Dynacin and Minocin.
Mirena is a plastic T-shaped contraceptive device that contains the female hormone known as Levonorgestrel. Once inserted into the womb, it releases this hormone into the uterus.
Mirtazapine is a generic medication and member of the tetracyclic class of antidepressants; brand name versions of this medication are Remeron and Soltab.
An opiate analgesic medication, morphine is a narcotic pain reliever that has been used throughout medical history. It was first sold commercially in 1827, but had already been distributed privately for 10 years.
The brand name of a nasal spray containing the generic drug mometasone, Nasonex is a corticosteroid that is inhaled through the nasal passages to reduce swelling and inflammation of the membranes in the nose.
Nexium is the brand name for the generic drug Esomeprazole and is proton pump inhibitor, or PPI which works to decrease the body’s production of stomach acid.
Omeprazole (Prilosec) is part of a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. Prilosec was the top selling prescription drug among seniors and was commonly marketed as the "The Purple Pill".
Generic: Ditropan. Oxybutynin is an anticholinergic & antispasmodic medication used to help treat frequent urination, incontinence, and overactive bladder.
Oxycodone, known by the brand names Oxycontin & Roxicodone, is an opioid pain reliever available by prescription only.
One of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants in the US, Paxil is the trade name of the generic drug paroxetine. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that increases the level of serotonin in certain parts of the body.