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Antitussives

Relives a non-productive cough

- Nausea
- Drowsiness
-Dizziness

Antidiabetic

Reduces blood sugar, keeping it as close to normal as possible.

-Hypoglycemia
- increase appetite (hunger)
- Gastro-intestinal problems

Antipsychotic

Relieves psychosis agitation and hallucinations
-Dry mucous membranes
- blurred vision
-constipation

Anti-inflammatory non-steroids NSAID

Decreases inflammation and pain

-Gastric irritation
-Nausea
-Constipation

Cardiotonics

Reinforcing heart contraction, reducing heart rate,regularizing heart rhythm

-Bradycardia
-N/V
-Fatigue

Antidiarrheals

Reduces frequency of bowel moments

-Constipation
-Drowsiness

Antiacids

Neutralizes stomach acid, reducing pain.

-diarrhea
-Constipation

Anti-hypertensive Calcium Blockers

Slows cardia contraction, and causes peripheral and coronary dilation.

-Hypotenstion
-Bradycardia
-drowsiness

Antibiotic

Fights microbial infection

-Itchiness
-Diarrhea
-Pruritus (rash)

Anti-lipids (Anti cholesterol)

Reduces or diminishes Cholesterol levels in the blood.

-Gastro-intestinal problems
-Feeling of fullness
diarrhea

Antiviral

Attacks viral infection

-Diarrhea
-rash

Anti-anginal

treating angina attacks, reducing the frequency and severity of angina attacks.

-Hypotention
-Headache

Antiprotozoals

Combating infections caused by infectious protozoa. Interferes with the production of the protozal parasite.

-Diarrhea
-Metal taste

Vaccines & Serums

Antibodies given to help prevent infections or antigens.

-Rash
-heat induration
-Muscle pain

Antimetics

Relives Nausea and controls vomiting

-Drowsiness
-Anorexia
-Dry mouth

Antifungal

Attacks fungal infection

-Local irritation
-Diarrhea
-N/V

Antineoplastic

Halt or slow cell growth.Destruction of cancerous cells as well as WBC ,RBC, platelet used with certain hormones.

-Cell Toxicity
-Anorexia
-Bone marrow depression
-Fatigue

Anticoagulants & Anti-platelets

Preventing formation of blood clotting
-Bleeding
-Bruising

Antianemic

Increases blood iron levels/

-Gastric irritation
-Constipation
-red or black stools

Hemostatics

Promoting clotting of the blood ( stopping hemorrhaging)

-Headache
-Dizziness

Anti-convulsion or Anti-epileptics

Controls epileptic seizures and tremors.used in Bipolar disease.treats convulsions.

-Dizziness
-Drowsiness

Hypnotics or sedatives

relives Anxiety and panic disorders.Promotes sleep in cases of insomnia.

-Dizziness
-Drowsiness

Muscle relaxants

Relaxing skeletal muscles, controls muscle spasms.

-Drowsiness
-Muscle tone

Diuretics

Increases Diuresis (urine output), reduces Oedema.

-Dehydration
-fatigue
- Hypokalemia (Deficiency of potassium in the bloodstream)

Anti-hypertensive Angiotension 2 (II)

Causes Peripheral dilation

-Hypotension
-Drowsiness
-Fatigue

Anti-inflammatory Corticosteroids

Prevents or treats inflammation reactions ( Allergies, Asthma, Anaphylactic shock) reduces immune response.

-Abdominal and facial oedema
-Weight gain
-Muscle atrophy

Antihistamines

Reduces congestion and allergic reactions.

-Mucosal dryness (dry mouth,eyes, constipation)
-Drowsiness and dizziness

Analgesic-Narcotic

relieves moderate to sever pain.

-Drowsiness
-Constipation
-Depressed

Analgesics-non-narcotics or Antipyretics

Relieves mild pain and diminishes a temperature.

-Gastric irritation
-Nausea
-Ringing in the ear

Anti-hypertensive Peripheral Vasodilator

Lowers or diminishes BP (Blood pressure)

-Hypotension
-Drowsiness
-Fatigue

Pituitary Hormones (oxytocics)

Contracts the uterus to begin delivery. Stops or prevents postpartum hemorrhage.

-Hypotension
-Arrythmia

Antiparkinsons

Reduces the symptoms of Parkinson by inhibiting the uptake of Dopamine.

-Dry mouth
-Dizziness
-Hypotension

Anti-hypertensives Beta Blockers

Decreases heart rate and pulse.

-Hypotension
-Bradycardia
-Drowsiness

Analgesic- Urinary

Diminishes pain in the urinary tract.

-Gastric discomfort
-Pruritus (Rash)

Anti-Hypertensive (Angiotension converting enzyme inhibitor)

Causes Vasodilation

-Hypotension
-Drowsiness
-fatigue

Anthelmintics or Antielminthic

Combating intestinal parasites. destroys the larva of parasites.

-Abdominal pain
-Diarrhea
-red stools