Interactions: alcohol, diabetes, asthma NexIUM (esomeprazole) Pronunciation: es·omep·ra·zole Classification: PPI (Proton-Pump Inhibitor) IFU: GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease aka Acid Reflux) Route: Oral & Intravenous powder Dosage: 20 mg ; 40 mg ; 10 mg ; 2.5 mg ; 5 mg ; 24.65 mg ; 49.3 mg Action: Short-term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients with irritation and swelling of the esophagus when medicine cannot be taken by mouth. Adverse Reaction: Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste & change in taste Interactions: sofosbuvir / velpatasvir, rilpivirine, pazopanib, & nelfinavir Niaspan (niacin) Pronunciation: NYE a sin Classification: nicotinic acid IFU: hyperlipidemia Action: lowers levels of bad cholesterol Route: P.O. Dosage: 500mg, 750 mg, 1000mg, Adverse reaction: flushing of the face, diarrhea, headaches, itching, sweating, chills, Interactions: blood thinners affect action of this drug; may also interfere with laboratory test such as urine or blood catecholamines, copper-based urine glucose tests Norvasc (Amlodipine Besylate) Pronunciation: am-LOE-di-peen Classification: CCB IFU: Hypertension Action: Calcium channel blocker that dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow. Route: Oral Dosage: 2.5 mg, 5mg, and 10mg tablets Adverse Reaction: Swelling of the ankles or feet. Interactions: Aspirin, Atenolol, Gabapentin, Lipitor, and Metformin. NovoLog(Insulin aspart) Pronunciation: in-su-lin as-spart Classification: insulin IFU: Type 1 diabetes mellitus Route: By injection Dosage: 100 units/ml Action: Lowers blood glucose by stimulating glucose uptake in skeletal muscle and fat, and inhibiting hepatic glucose production. Adverse Reaction: lipodystrophy, pruritus, erythema, swelling. Interactions: Corticosteroids, thyroid supplements, estrogens, isoniazid, etc.
NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ ethinyl estradiol) Pronunciation: e-thye-noe-dye-ole /eth-in-il es-tra-dye-ole Classification: Estrogen/ Progestin IFU: Vaginal Contraceptive Route: It's a flexible, transparent plastic ring that's inserted into the vagina. Dosage: You wear NuvaRing for three weeks, and then remove it — allowing menstruation to occur — and then insert a new ring after a week. Action: prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones into your body Adverse Reaction: Breakthrough bleeding or spotting, Vaginal infection or irritation, Increased vaginal secretion, Headache, Nausea, Depression, Decreased sex drive, Breast tenderness, An increased risk of blood-clotting problems, heart attack, stroke, liver cancer, gallbladder disease and toxic shock syndrome Interactions: Omnicef (Cefdinir) Pronunciation: SEF dih neer Classification: Cephalosporin Antibiotic IFU: Bacterial Infection Action: Cefdinir results from inhibition of cell wall synthesis. Dosage: 300 mg q12h or 600 mg q24h 0r 300 mg q12h. Route: Oral Adverse Reaction: Mild itching, skin rash, stomach pain, and indigestion. Interactions: Benadryl, levaquin, ibuprofen, cymbalta, and augmentin. Ortho-Tri-Cyclen Lo (ethinyl estradiol/ norgestimate) Pronunciation: eth-in-il es-tra-dye-ole/nor-jes-ti-mate Classification: Triphasic Oral Contraceptive IFU: Oral Contraceptive Route: Oral Dosage: One white, light blue, or blue tablet (active) taken at the same time each day for 21 consecutive days followed by one dark green (inert) tablet daily for 7 days per menstrual cycle. Action: It works by stopping a woman's egg from fully developing each month. The egg can no longer accept a sperm and fertilization is prevented. Adverse Reaction: Interactions: Oxycontin (Oxycodone) Pronunciation: Ox-i-KOE-done Classification: Opioid IFU: Analgesic Route: Oral Dosage: 5 mg/5mL, 20mg/mL, 5mg, 15mg, 30mg, 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg, 60mg, 9mg, 13.5mg, 18mg, 27mg, 36mg, 160mg, 7.5mg Action: Treats moderate to severe pain around the clock Adverse Reaction: Chills, Cold Sweats, Confusion, Difficult or Labored Breathing, Fever Interactions: Alprazolam, Ambien, Baclofen, Clonazepam, Tramadol, Xanax