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Aspirin

Aspirin

Acetylsalicylic acid, marketed everywhere as Aspirin (USAN), is a salicylate drug mostly used as an antipyretic to reduce fever, as an anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling, and as an analgesic to alleviate minor pains and aches. To wit, aspirin more...

Brand name(s): Acetylsalicylic acid, Praecineural, Ecotrin, Aspirine, Acenterine, Acesal, Acetal, Aceticyl, Acetilsalicilico, Acetisal, Acetol, Acetonyl, Acetophen, Acetosal, Acetosalic acid, Acetosalin, Acetylin, Acetylsal, Acetylsalicylate,
Metronidazole

Metronidazole

Metronidazole, sometimes spelled Metranidazol, is the generic name of a class of antibiotics that are used to treat bacterial and parasitic infections of the abdomen, skin and tissue, bones and joints, infections of the respiratory tract, and gynecologica more...

Brand name(s): Flagyl, Metronidazol, Metrogel,
Piroxicam

Piroxicam

Piroxicam belongs to a class of drugs called NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Piroxicam works by reducing the hormones, called prostaglandins, that cause pain and inflammation in the body. These hormones are responsible for the pain of more...

Brand name(s): Feldene,
Etoricoxib

Etoricoxib

Etoricoxib is a type of medicine popularly known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID. How do NSAIDs work? They block the action or effect of cyclo-oxygenase, a certain substance found in the human body which is involved in producing prosta more...

Brand name(s): Arcoxia,
Meloxicam

Meloxicam

Meloxicam belongs to a class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is prescribed for the treatment of pain and inflammation, and is administered to patients suffering from arthritis, dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps) and more...

Brand name(s): Mobic,
Methocarbamol

Methocarbamol

Methocarbamol is s type of muscle relaxant that works to decrease muscle spasms and pain. It blocks the nerve impulses sent to the brain to relax the muscles. This drug is prescribed to adults who are suffering from skeletal and muscle conditions such a more...

Brand name(s): Robaxin, Ortoton,
Azathioprine

Azathioprine

Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant, which means it is a drug whose purpose is to weaken the immune system. It is the generic name for a drug that goes under the brand names Imuran, Azasan, and Azamun, and is available in tablet form, as an injection, or more...

Brand name(s): Azamun, Azanin, Azasan, Azathioprin, Azatioprin, Azothioprine, Ccucol, Imuran, Imurek, Imurel, Muran, Rorasul,
Adalimumab

Adalimumab

Adalimumab is a drug used for treating diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, chronic psoriasis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and Crohn s disease. more...

Brand name(s): Humira,
Allopurinol

Allopurinol

Allopurinol is the generic name for a medication that also goes by the brand name Zyloprim. It is prescribed for patients who have primary or secondary gout, and for patients with elevated levels of serum and urinary acidic levels, such as those receiving more...

Brand name(s): Zyloprim, Adenock, Ailural, Allopur, Allo-Puren, Allopurinol sodium, Allopurinolum, Allozym, Allural, Aloprim, Alopurinol, Aloral, Alositol, Aluline, Anoprolin, Anzief, Apo-Allopurinol, Apulonga, Apurin, Apurol,
Anakinra

Anakinra

Anakinra, or known by its brand name Kineret, is a man-made interleukin-1 receptor that blocks the effects of natural interleukin-1. It is commonly used for treating rheumatoid arthritis. more...

Brand name(s): Kineret,