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Classification: antiplatelet IFU: Thrombotic Stroke Prevention Action: reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation. Dipyridamole keeps platelets in your blood from sticking together to form clots. Aggrenox is used to reduce the risk of stroke in people who have had blood clots or a "mini-stroke" Route: P.O. Dosage: cap 25mg/200mg Adverse Reaction: abdominal or stomach pain, vomiting, acid or sour stomach, belching, diarrhea, difficulty with moving Interactions: corticosteroids, mifepristone, ginkgo biloba, other drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising including antiplatelet drugs Plavix (clopidogrel) Pronunciation: kloe PID oh grel Classification: antiplatelet IFU: Thrombotic Stroke Prevention Action: prevents heart attacks and strokes with people Route: P.O. Dosage: tab 75mg, 300mg Adverse Reaction: chest pain, collection of blood under skin, deep dark purple bruises, itching, pain, redness Interactions: may interact with tipranavir Coumadin (warfarin) Pronunciation: WAR far in Classification: Vitamin K antagonist IFU: anticoagulation Action: blood thinner Route: P.O. Dosage: tab 1mg, 2mg, 2.5mg, 3mg, 4mg, 5mg, 6mg, 7.5mg, 10mg Adverse Reaction: nausea, loss of appetite, stomach or abdominal pain, Interactions: may react with medications applied to the skin or inside the vagina or rectum Lovenox (enoxaparin) Pronunciation: ee nox AP a rin Classification: Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin IFU: DVT (Deep Venous Thrombosis) Prophylaxis Action: prevents formation of blood clots Route: I.V.
Dosage: prefilled syringes- 30mg/0.3mL, 40mg/0.4mL; graduated prefilled syringes- 60mg/0.6 mL, 80mg/0.8mL, 100mg/1mL; multiple dose vial- 300mg/3mL Adverse Reaction: Bleeding gums, coughing up blood, difficulty with breathing or swallowing, Dizziness, Headache, increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding, Nosebleeds, paralysis Interaction: mifepristone may interact with this drug ______________________________________________________________________________ Drug List 7: Actos(Pioglitazone) Pronunciation: Pi-o-glit-a-zone Classification: Thiazolidinedione IFU: Type 2 diabetes mellitus Route: Oral Dosage: 15 mg to 45 mg Action: Is used along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood high sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Adverse Reaction: Chest pain, Decreased urine output, dilated neck veins, extreme fatigue, irregular breathing, irregular heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Interactions: Arava, aubagio, gatifloxacin, gemfibrozil, juxtapid, and kynamro, Byetta(Exenatide) Pronunciation: Ex-en-a-tide Classification: GLP-1 receptor agonist IFU: Type 2 diabetes mellitus Route: by injection Dosage: 5mcg , 10mcg Action: Mimics the action of incretin which promotes endogenous insulin secretion and promotes other mechanisms of glucose-lowering Adverse Reaction: Dizziness, headache, jitteriness, and weakness. Interactions: Bexarotene, gatifloxacin, targeting, and tequin. Diabeta, micronase(Glyburide) Pronunciation: Gli-bur-id Classification: Sulfonylurea IFU: Type 2 diabetes mellitus Route: Orally Dosage: 2.5 to 5 mg, 1.25 to 20 mg/day, 1.5 to 3 mg, 0.75 to 12mg/day, and 6 mg. Action: Increases insulin binding and sensitivity at receptor sites, stimulating insulin released from beta cells in pancreas and reducing blood glucose level.