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Antianxiety

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Ativan Lorazepam Suicidal tendancies RX
Tranxene Clorazepate Drowsiness, depression RX
Valium Diazlpam Confusion, behavior problems RX
Xanax Alprozolam Visual disturbances RX


Antibiotics > Aminoglycosides

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Kantrex Kanamycin
Neomycin Neomycin Sulfate Drink plenty of fluids, nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity RX


Antibiotics > Cephalosporins

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Ceclor Cefactor May see cross-sensitivity with Penicillin. GI disturbances. RX
Cefzil Cefprozil RX
Keflex Cephalexin RX


Antibiotics > Fluoroquinolones

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Cipro Ciprofloxacin Photosensitivity, drink fluids heavily, take on an empty stomach if possible. RX
Floxin Offloxacin


Antibiotics > Macrolides

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Biaxin Clarithromycin RX
Eryc, E-mycine Erythromycin
Zithromax Azithromycin Diarrhea, abnormal taste, vomiting, abdominal cramping


Antibiotics > Penicillin

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Anoxil Anovicillin Make sure patient doesn't have Penecillin allergy. Glossitis, stomach upset, dry mouth. RX
PenVR Penicillin


Antibiotics > Tetracyclines

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Sumycin Tetracyclines Phonosensitivity, don't give this to children under 8 due to teeth damage/decoloration, dizziness, lightheadedness, take on an empty stomach. RX
Vibramycim Doxycyclines Phonosensitivity, don't give this to children under 8 due to teeth damage/decoloration, dizziness, lightheadedness, take on an empty stomach.


Antidepressants > Trycyclic Antidepressants

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Effexor Venlafaxine Weight changes, anxiety, insomnia, nervousness, dry mouth, headache. RX
Elavil Amitriptyline In general tend to cause sedation, drowsiness, weight changes, sexual dysfunction, and photosensitivity. May impair mental or physical abilities. Anticholinergic effects. RX
Serzone Nafazodone Weight changes, anxiety, insomnia, nervousness, dry mouth, headache. RX
Tofranil Imipramine In general tend to cause sedation, drowsiness, weight changes, sexual dysfunction, and photosensitivity. May impair mental or physical abilities. Anticholinergic effects.


Antihistamines

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Allegra Fexofenadine Mild to nonsedative, nausea, dyspepsia, drying effect, fatigue RX
Benadryl Diphenhydranime Sedation, dizziness, insomnia, drying effect OTC
Chlor-trimeton Chlorpheniramine Sedation, dizziness, insomnia, drying effect OTC
Claratin Mild to nonsedative, nausea, dypepsia, drying effect, fatigue RX
Dimetap Brompheniramine OTC, RX
Phenergan Promethazine RX
Tavist Clemastine Sedation, dizziness, insomnia, drying effect, should not be used with children under 12 OTC
Zyrtec Mild to nonsedative, nausea, dypepsia, drying effect, fatigue RX


Antihypertensive Agents

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Accupril Quinapril Peristant dry cough may occur, notify doctor if having a soar throat, irregular heartbeat, angioedema, excessive perpiration, or dehydration RX
Calan or Isoptin Verapamil RX
Cardizen Diltiazem Anxiety, weakness, jitteryness RX
Cozaar Losartan Diarrhea, dizziness, possible cough RX
Diuril Chlorothiazide Tinnitus RX
Hydrodiuril Hydrochlorothiazide Photosensitivity RX
Lasix Furosemide Dehydration RX
Lopressor or Toproexl Metoprolol bronchospasm, may cause mental depression, do not stop abruptly. RX
Norvasc Amlodipine RX
Procardia or adalat Nifedipine Dizziness/ lightheadedness, psychiatric disturbances (depression/ amnesia) RX
Tenormin Atenolol Fatigue, drowsiness RX
Zestil or Prinivil Lisinopril Peristant dry cough may occur, notify doctor if having a soar throat, irregular heartbeat, angioedema, excessive perpiration, or dehydration


Antivirals

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Bayer, Ecotrin, and various others Aspirin stomach upset, Gastrointestinal bleeds, tinnitus OTC
Celebrex Avoid if allergic to silfer compounds. Possible GI bleeding, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and dizziness.
Motrin Ibuprofen Somach upset, GI bleeds, drowsiness OTC,RX
Naprosyn, Aleve Naproxen
Symmetral Amantadine Blurred vision, dizziness or lightheadedness, mood or mental disturbances RX
Tylenol Acetaminophen Large doses see heptotoxicity over a long period of time. OTC
Vioxx Avoid if allergic to silfer compounds. Possible GI bleeding, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and dizziness. RX
Zovirax Acyclvir


Broncho Dilators

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Epinepherine Primatine Mist Increase temporary rigidity and tremor in Parkinson's Disease OTC
Isoproteronol Isuprel Restlessness, throat irritation, dry mouth RX
Metaprofernol Alupent RX
Salmeterol Serevent May see an increase in blood pressure RX
Slo-Bid/ Theo-dor Therophyllene Nausea and vomiting, irritability, insomnia, tachycardia RX
Ventolin/proventil Albuterol Tolerance may be seen with long term use. RX


Costicosteroids

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Decadrom Dexamethasone May cause GI upset, avoid abrupt withdrawl of therapy after long term use RX
Deltasone Prednisone Long term use in children can lead to slowed growth and development RX
Medrol Methylprednisolone May mask symptoms of infection RX
Prelone Prednisone RX


Hormones

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
AcipHex Raberprazole sodium Headache RX
Axid Nizatidine
Maalox/ Mylanta Magnesium containing antacid have a laxative effect, Aluminum containing antacids have a constipation effect. Also, rebound hyperactivity. OTC
Nexium Esomeprazole Fatigue, vertigo, confusion, rash, diarrhea. RX
Nolvadex Tamoxifen Visual disturbances, hot flashes, nausea and vomiting, weight gain, fluid retention RX
Oral Contraceptives various brands Depression, fluid retention, vomiting/diarrhea, Thrombophlebitis, breakthrough bleeding RX
Pepced Famotidine Headaches, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, nausea, and vomiting. OTC,RX
Premarin Estrogen RX
Prevacid Lansoprozole Take before eating, swallow whole, do not crush or chew. Fatigue, vertigo, confusion, rare cases of rash, diarrhea. RX
Prilosec Omeprazole Take before eating, swallow whole, do not crush or chew. Fatigue, vertigo, confusion, rare cases of rash, diarrhea. RX
Protonex Pantoprazole Headache and diarrhea RX
Provera Medroxyprogesterone Fluid retention, depression, photosensitivity, some adverse opthalmologic effects RX
Reglan Metoclopramide Drowsiness, depression, extrapyramidal symptoms (i.e. involuntary movements, tremor, tardive dyskinesia syndrome RX
Synthroid Levothyroxine Tahycardia, tremors, headache, diarrhea, weight loss, heat intolerance. RX
Tagamet Ametidine Mental confusion, depression, many dry interactions. OTC,RX
Zantac Ramitidine OTC,RX


MAO's

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Nardil Phenelzine Hypertenion, dizziness, edema, dry mouth. Take caution with Tyramine-containing foods (I.e. cheese/dairy products, alcohol, avocodo, yeast extract RX
Parnate Tranyleypromine Hypertenion, dizziness, edema, dry mouth. Take caution with Tyramine-containing foods (I.e. cheese/dairy products, alcohol, avocado, yeast extract RX


Muculadic/Expectorants

Brand Generic Side Effects OTC or RX
Humabid Guaifenesin Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, Headache RX
Muco-fen Guaifenesin Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, Headache RX
Robatussin Guaifenesin Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, Headache RX