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Top 20 Prescription Drugs Name: Destiny Saunders Date: 4/3/18 For every drug listed below, research on a reliable website to find and fill in the information in the chart below. Here are two websites that you can use: Then, create a set of virtual flashcards on using the chart below. Once you have created your online flashcards at – copy and paste the link to the flashcards here. Side 1: Drug name as listed below Side 2: Classification, brand name, primary and secondary purposes (what the medication is used for), routes of administration, most common side effects, and serious adverse effects Atorvastatin Calcium Classification : Antilipidemic; HMG-COA, Reductase Inhibitor (Statin) Brand Name: Lipitor Primary/Secondary Purposes: To treat high cholesterol and lower risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors Route of Administration: Oral- tablet Most Common Side Effects : muscle or joint pain, diarrhea or upset stomach, stuffy nose, sore throat, pain in arms or legs Serious Adverse Effects: kidney problems (little to no urinating, painful or difficult urinating) liver problems (dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice), signs of a stroke (sudden numbness or weakness, sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance). Levothyroxine Classification: Thyroid Hormone Replacement Brand Name: Synthroid, Levoxyl, Tirosint, Unithroid, Eltroxin Primary/Secondary Purposes: Treats Hypothyroidism. Also used to treat Goiter Route of Administration: Oral tablet, solution for injection Most Common Side Effects: Change in appetite, crying, nervousness, unhappy, feeling of warmth, headache, increased appetite Serious Adverse Effects: lack or slowing of normal growth in children, limp or walk favoring one leg, knee/hip pain, seizures, severe headache
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Top 20 Prescription Drugs Lisinopril Classification: ACE Inhibitor (angiotensin-converting enzyme); Antihypertensive Brand Name: Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestril Primary/Secondary Purposes: Used to treat high blood pressure in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. Also used to treat congestive heart failure in adults, or to improve survival after a heart attack. Route of Administration: Oral- tablet Most Common Side Effects: dizziness, headache, diarrhea, cough, fatigue, abdominal pain, photosensitivity Serious Adverse Effects: Anaphylactoid rxn, angioedema- head/neck, angioedema- intestinal, Stevens- Johnson syndrome, hyperkalemia, hypotension- severe Omeprazole Classification: Proton pump inhibitors Brand Name: Prilosec, Zegerid Primary/Secondary Purposes: Used to treat symptoms of GERD and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. Also, to promote healing of erosive esophagitis. Can also be given together with antibiotics to treat gastric ulcer caused by infection with H. pylori.
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