Action: To provide additional hormone when the body does not produce enough of its own, such as during menopause or when female puberty (development of female sexual organs) does not occur on time. Adverse Reaction: Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling Interactions: aspirin, Celebrex (celecoxib), clonazepam, Cymbalta (duloxetine), furosemide Prevacid (lansoprazole) Pronunciation: lan·so·praz·ole Classification: PPI (Proton-Pump Inhibitor) IFU: GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease aka Acid Reflux) Route: oral capsule delayed release, oral packet, oral powder for suspension, oral tablet disintegrating delayed release Dosage: 15 mg ; 30 mg ; 3 mg/mL Action: decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Adverse Reaction: Diarrhea & skin rash or itching Interactions: atazanavir, citalopram, dasatinib & erlotinib PriLOSEC (omeprazole) Pronunciation: omep·ra·zole Classification: PPI (Proton-Pump Inhibitor) IFU: GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease aka Acid Reflux) Route: oral capsule delayed release, oral packet, oral powder for suspension, oral tablet delayed release Dosage: 20 mg ; 10 mg ; 40 mg ; 2.5 mg ; 2 mg/mL Action: decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Adverse Reaction: Drowsiness fast, racing, or uneven heartbeat, mood or mental changes Interactions: atazanavir, cilostazol, & pazopanib Proair®, Proventil®, Ventolin®HFA (albuterol) Pronunciation: al-byoo-ter-ole Classification: Beta-2 Agonist IFU: Bronchospasm/ Asthma Route: inhalation Dosage: (inhaler) Adults and children 4 years of age and older—Two puffs every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Action: Adrenergic bronchodilators are medicines that are breathed in through the mouth to open up the bronchial tubes (air passages) in the lungs. Adverse Reaction: Fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse, shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet, trembling or shaking of the hands or feet Interactions: Advair Diskus (fluticasone / salmeterol), amlodipine, aspirin, atorvastatin Prometrium (progesterone) Pronunciation: proe-jess-te-rone Classification: Progestin IFU: Amenorrhea Route: oral Dosage: Adults—400 milligrams (mg) per day, taken as a single dose at bedtime, for 10 days.
Action: Progesterone is used to help prevent changes in the uterus (womb) in women who are taking conjugated estrogens after menopause. It is also used to properly regulate the menstrual cycle and treat unusual stopping of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) in women who are still menstruating. Adverse Reaction: Chest pain, chills, cold or flu-like symptoms, cough or hoarseness, fever, problems with urination Interactions: Ambien (zolpidem), Armour Thyroid (thyroid desiccated), clonazepam, Cymbalta Propecia (finasteride) Pronunciation: fi-nas-tuh-rahyd Classification: 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitor IFU: BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) Route: oral Dosage: 1mg once a day Action: is used to treat male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) at the crown and in the middle of the scalp Adverse Reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. Interactions: Protonix (pantoprazole) Pronunciation: pan·to·pra·zole Classification: PPI (Proton- Pump Inhibitor) IFU: GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease aka Acid Reflux) Route: oral packet, oral tablet, oral tablet enteric coated Dosage: 40 mg ; 20 mg Action: decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Adverse Reaction: Abdominal pain, increased hunger, & troubled breathing Interactions:atazanavir, dasatinib, & erlotinib Provigil (modafinil) Pronunciation: (moe DAF i nil) Classification: Sympathomimetic IFU: Narcolepsy Route: oral Dosage: 200mg, 400mg Action: alters natural chemicals in the brain to promote wakefulness Adverse Reaction: headache and nausea Interactions:hypertension, cardiac disease, liver disease Prozac (Fluoxetine) Pronunciation: Floo-OX-e-teen Classification: SSRI (Selective-Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) IFU: Depression Route: Oral Dosage: 10mg administered twice a day, daily