Cholestyramine is used to lower high cholesterol levels in the blood.
Cimetidine is used to treat and prevent the recurrence of ulcers and to treat other conditions where the stomach makes too much acid.
Colchicine is used to prevent or treat attacks of gout (also called gouty arthritis)
Colestipol is an oral cholesterol-lowering agent. Colestipol hydrochloride is not absorbed into the blood stream, but acts in the intestine, where it absorbs bile acids.
Co-trimoxazole is a combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole, a sulfa drug. It eliminates bacteria that cause various infections, including infections of the urinary tract, lungs (pneumonia), ears, and intestines. It also is used to treat travelers diarrhea.
Demeclocycline is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.
Famotidine is a histamine blocker used to treat and prevent ulcers.
Fluoroquinolones are used against pneumonia, urinary tract
infections, bacterial diarrhea, and skin and soft tissue infections. F. are Íbroad spectrum antibioticsÍ, and are often used for treating severe cases of food poisoning caused by bacteria, such as Campylobacter or Salmonella bacteria. ( for more interesting info on F., check http://www.fact.cc/fluoroquinolones.htm
Lansoprazole is used to prevent ulcers and to treat other conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid.
Macrolides are a family of antibiotics used to treat a wide range of
Metformin was approved for use in the US for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in December, 1994. It can induce ovulation in some women with infertility. Metformin was also used recently as an "antidote" to weight gain induced by several different medications.
Minocycline is used to help treat periodontal disease (a disease of your gums). It is an antibiotic used most commonly for the treatment of young people with troublesome acne. It has also been found to be beneficial in some people with inflammatory arthritis.
Neomycin is mainly used topically in the treatment of skin and mucous membrane infections, wounds, and burns.
Nizatidine is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines, and it can trat conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid and conditions in which acid comes up into the esophagus and causes heartburn.
Omeprazole is also used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or heartburn), and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid production.
Oxytetracycline belongs to a group of antibiotics called tetracyclines. It is an antibiotic which has the ability to inhibit the growth of a wide variety of bacteria. It interferes with the production of proteins that the bacteria need to multiply and divide. This inhibits the ability of the bacteria to grow (bacteriostatic) and therefore stops the spread of the infection. What is it used for? Acne vulgaris. Chronic bronchitis. Chronic inflammatory disorder of the facial skin (acne rosacea). Dental infections. Disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria (Weil's Disease/leptospirosis). Infection caused by Brucella bacteria (brucellosis). Infections caused by Rickettsiae micro-organisms transmitted by lice, fleas, ticks and mites. Infections of the sex organs and organs associated with urination (genito-urinary infections). Lyme disease.
Phenytoin sodium is an antiepileptic drug, and is used
to treat various types of convulsions and seizures.
Potassium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods and is necessary for many normal functions of your body, especially the beating of your heart. Potassium chloride is routinely used whenever a patient is dehydrated or debilitated or unable to take nourishment by mouth. (It is deadly in its concentrated form, short- circuiting the same muscle and nerve functions it protects in dilute amounts.) Potassium chloride is used as a fertilizer, in photography, pharmaceutical preparations and in preparing other potassium compounds such as the chlorate, carbonate, sulfate, nitrate and the hydroxide (electrolysis of potassium chloride produces potassium hydroxide, called caustic potash). It is also used in petroleum industry, rubber industry, electroplating industry. Pharmaceutical grade is used as a potassium supplement administered by oral or injection. Potassium chloride is used in manufacturing liquid detergents and soft soaps as a viscosity-regulator. Potassium chloride (and urea) are common icemelters that are often perceived as Ísafe products to use around vegetationÍ.
Ranitidine bismuth citrate is used to decrease the amount of acid in the stomach and to treat Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial infection involved in causing stomach ulcers (H. pylori is known to cause B12 deficiency too). Ranitidine bismuth citrate is most commonly used with clarithromycin (Biaxin), an antibiotic, to treat this infection.
Sulfonamides are a family of antibiotics used to treat a wide range
of bacterial infections. From a site for veterinaries: îSulfonamides have come under great scrutiny in recent years. Their dosage and withdrawal periods are very important. As a basic rule, it is good to remember that in many cases: Treated animals must not be slaughtered for use in food for at least 10 days after the latest treatment with these drugs. Milk taken from treated animals within 4 days (96 hours) after the latest treatment must not be used in food. Sulfonamides "must not be added to swine feed."
Ranitidine hydrochloride inhibits stomach acid secretion.
Although the sulfonamides have, for the most part, been replaced with other agents, there is still a significant demand in certain types of infection, most notable urinary tract infections, such as acute cystitis or prostatitis, and in cases of acute otitis media. An inadvertently toxic preparation of sulfanilamide also had a central influence on the US Food and Drug Administration. A preparation called Elixir Sulfanilamide contained ethylene glycol as a solvent, which is toxic. This preparation killed over one hundred people, mostly children, and led to the passage of the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Tetracyclines are medicines that kill certain infection-causing microorganisms. Physicians may prescribe these drugs to treat eye infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, urinary tract infections and other infections caused by bacteria. The medicine is also used to treat acne / skin diseases. Tetracycline, or one of its derivatives are most often used for acne, rosacea or perioral dermatitis and are frequently effective . (However tetracyclines only suppress these conditions, they do not cure them.)
The tetracycliness are broad-spectrum antibiotics whose value has decreased owing to increasing bacterial resistance. They remain, however, the treatment of choice for infections caused by chlamydia (trachoma, psittacosis, salpingitis, urethritis, and lymphogranuloma venereum), rickettsia (including Q-fever), brucella (doxycycline with either streptomycin or rifampicin), and the spirochaete, Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease„see section 184.108.40.206). They are also used in respiratory and genital mycoplasma infections, in acne, in destructive (refractory) periodontal disease, in exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (because of their activity against Haemophilus influenzae), and for leptospirosis in penicillin hypersensitivity (as an alternative to erythromycin).
Trimethoprim eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. It is used in combination with other drugs to treat certain types of pneumonia. It also is used to treat 'travelers' diarrhea' and people with urinary tract infections. The combination drug product trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections and some infections due to parasites.