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Note: Medications are listed in order of importance. The generic name comes first, followed by the brand name in parentheses

Rosuvastatin (Crestor)

Rosuvastatin is a medicine that blocks the body's production of cholesterol (a type of fat). It works by reducing the levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing the levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).

Pravastatin (Pravachol)

Pravastatin is a cholesterol-lowering drug that blocks the body from making cholesterol (a type of fat). Pravastatin reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and total cholesterol in the blood. Lowering cholesterol can help prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries, conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease.

Simvastatin (Zocor)

Simvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering drug that blocks the body from making cholesterol (a type of fat). Simvastatin reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and total cholesterol in the blood. Lowering cholesterol can help prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries, conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease.

Meclizine (Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine II, D-Vert)

Meclizine is an antihistamine that reduces the body's natural chemical histamine. Meclizine is used to treat or prevent nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Meclizine is also used to treat the symptoms of vertigo.

Thyroid (Armor Thyroid, Westhroid)

Thyroid hormones are produced naturally in the body by the thyroid gland. They are important for maintaining normal energy and metabolism. For various reasons, the body may not make enough thyroid hormone on its own. In these cases, medications are taken to replace the body's natural thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are also used to prevent and treat goiter (enlargement or enlargement of the thyroid gland) and in conjunction with surgery and radiation therapy in the treatment of certain thyroid cancers.

Sertraline (Zoloft)

Sertraline is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Sertraline affects chemicals in the brain that can become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Atorvastatin (Lipitor)

Atorvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering drug that blocks the body from making cholesterol (a type of fat). Atorvastatin reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and total cholesterol in the blood. Lowering cholesterol can help prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries, conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease.

Azithromycin (Zithromax Z-Pak)

Azithromycin belongs to a group of drugs called macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin fights bacteria in the body. Azithromycin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Methylprednisolone (Medrol)

Methylprednisolone is in a class of medications called steroids. Methylprednisolone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Methylprednisolone is used to treat many different conditions, such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or respiratory disorders.

Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox)

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic from the penicillin group. It fights bacteria in the body. Amoxicillin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection. Amoxicillin is also sometimes used together with another antibiotic called clarithromycin (Biaxin) to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection. This combination is sometimes used with a heartburn reducer called lansoprazole (Prevacid).

Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)

Ibuprofen belongs to a group of medicines called anti-inflammatories non-steroidal (NSAIDs). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions, such as headaches, toothaches, back pain, arthritis, menstrual cramps, or minor injuries.

Citalopram (Celexa)

Citalopram is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Citalopram affects chemicals in the brain that can become unbalanced and cause depression. Citalopram is used to treat depression.

Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol-XL)

Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Metoprolol is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack.

Oral / Rectal Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Paracetamol is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Acetaminophen is used to treat many conditions, such as headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, back pain, toothaches, colds, and fever.

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro, Proquin)

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones. Ciprofloxacin fights bacteria in the body. Ciprofloxacin is used to treat different types of bacterial infections.

Alendronate (Fosamax)

Alendronate belongs to the group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). Alters the cycle of formation and breakdown of bones in the body. Alendronate slows bone loss and increases bone mass, which can prevent fractures. Alendronate is used to treat or prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis and steroid-induced osteoporosis. Alendronate is also used to treat Paget's disease of bone.

Topical Podofilox (Condylox)

Topical podofilox is a skin medication used to remove genital warts. The exact way that topical podofilox works is unknown. Podofilox topical is used to treat genital warts on the outer (outer) skin of the penis and vagina. Topical podofilox is also used to treat genital warts on the skin between the rectum and the genitals.

Cephalexin (Keflex, Panixine)

Cephalexin belongs to a group of medicines called cephalosporin antibiotics. Cephalexin fights bacteria in the body. Cephalexin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, including upper respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.

Rectal Aspirin (Aspirin)

Aspirin belongs to a group of medications called salicylates. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. Aspirin also reduces fever. Rectal aspirin is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and fever. Aspirin is also used to treat the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatic fever.

Doxycycline (Vibramycin)

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body. Doxycycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, acne, gonorrhea and chlamydia, periodontitis (gum disease), and others. Doxycycline is also used to treat acne-like spots, bumps, and lesions caused by rosacea. Doxycycline does not treat facial redness caused by rosacea.

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