Nifedipine

nye-FED-ih-peen Pregnancy Category C Adalat, Adalat CC, Adalat P.A. 10 and 20 M, Adalat XL M, Apo-Nifed M, Apo-Nifed PA M, Gen-Nifedipine M, Novo-Nifedin M, Nu-Nifed M, Procardia, Procardia XL, Taro-Nifedipine M Rx Classification Calcium channel blocking agent (antianginal, antihypertensive) See also Calcium Channel Blocking Agents. Action Kinetics Variable effects on AV node effective and functional refractory periods. CO is moderately increased while peripheral vascular resistance is...

Classification Antipsychotic agent miscellaneous

Action Kinetics A thienobenzodiaz-epine antipsychotic believed to act by antagonizing dopamine D1-4 and serotonin (5HT2) receptors. Also binds to muscarinic, histamine H1 and alpha-1 adrenergic receptors, which can explain many of the side effects. Well absorbed from the GI tract. Peak plasma levels 6 hr after PO dosing. Undergoes significant first-pass metabolism with about 40 metabolized before it reaches the systemic circulation. Food does not affect the rate or extent of absorption....

Acetylsalicylic acid buffered

ah-SEE-till-sal-ih-SILL-ick AH-sid Pregnancy Category C Alka-Seltzer with Aspirin, Alka-Seltzer with Aspirin (flavored), Alka-Seltzer Extra Strength with Aspirin, Arthritis Pain Formula, Ascriptin Regular Strength, Ascriptin A D, Bayer Buffered, Buffered Aspirin, Bufferin, Buffex, Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever, Magna-prin, Magnaprin Arthritis Strength Captabs, Tri-Buffered Bufferin Cap-lets and Tablets OTC Classification Opioid analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory agent Action Kinetics...

Ibuprofen

eye-byou-PROH-fen Pregnancy Category not established Rx Actiprofen M, Alti-Ibuprofen M, Apo-Ibuprofen M, Children's Advil, Children's Motrin, IBU, Ibuprohm, Motrin, Novo-Profen M, Nu-Ibupro-fen M, Saleto-400, -600, and -800. OTC Advil Caplets and Tablets, Bayer Select Pain Relief Formula Caplets, Children's Advil Suspension, Children's Motrin Liquid Suspension, Children's Motrin Drops, Genpril Caplets and Tablets, Haltran, Ibu-prin, Ibuprohm Caplets and Tablets, Junior Strength Motrin Caplets,...

Cimetidine

sye-MET-ih-deen Pregnancy Category B Apo-Cimetidine M, Novo-Cimetine M, Nu-Cimet M, Peptol M, Tagamet Rx , Tagamet HB OTC Classification Histamine H2 receptor blocking agent See also Histamine H2 Antagonists. Action Kinetics Reduces postprandial daytime and nighttime gastric acid secretion by about SG -8G . It also inhibits cytochrome P-4SG and P-448, which will affect metabolism of drugs. Well absorbed from GI tract. Peak plasma level, PO 4S-9G min. Time to peak effect, after PO 1-2 hr. Peak...

Ipratropium bromide

eye-prah-TROH-pee-um Pregnancy Category B Alti-Ipratropium Bromide M, Apo-Ipravent M, Atrovent, Novo-Ipramide Classification Anticholinergic, quaternary ammonium compound See also Cholinergic Blocking Agents. Action Kinetics Chemically related to atropine. Antagonizes the action of acetylcholine in bronchial smooth muscle this leads to bronchodilation which is primarily a local, site-specific effect. Not easily absorbed into the systemic circulation excreted through the feces. tv2, elimination...

Immediate Release Tablets Delayed Release Tablets

Adults 50 mg t.i.d. of immediate-release tablets. In some, an initial dose of 100 mg followed by 50-mg doses may achieve better results. After the first day, the total daily dose should not exceed 150 mg. Rheumatoid arthritis. Adults 100-200 mg day in divided doses e.g., 50 mg t.i.d. or q.i.d. 75 mg b.i.d. of the sodium salt . For chronic therapy, use extended-release tablets, 100 mg once or twice daily, not to exceed 225 mg day. Osteoarthritis. Adults 100-150 mg day in divided doses e.g., 50...

Diclofenac sodium

dye-KLOH-fen-ack Pregnancy Category B Apo-Diclo M, Apo-Diclo SR M, Novo-Difenac M, Novo-Difenac SR M, Nu-Diclo M, Taro-Diclofenac M, Voltaren, Voltaren Ophtha M, Voltaren Ophthalmic, Voltaren SR M, Voltaren-XR Rx Classification Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory analgesic See also Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs. Action Kinetics Available as both the potassium immediate-release and sodium delayed-release salts. Immediate-release product. Onset 30 min. Peak plasma levels 1 hr. Duration 8 hr....

Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs

See also the following individual entries NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS Naproxen sodium Action Kinetics The antiinflammatory effect is believed to result from the inhibition of the enzyme cyclooxygenase, resulting in decreased prostaglandin synthesis. The agents are effective in reducing joint swelling, pain, and morning stiffness, as well as in increasing mobility in individuals with inflammatory disease. They do not alter the course of the disease, however. Their anti-inflammatory...