medications

5-alpha reductase inhibitors for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Abatacept for rheumatoid arthritis

Acamprosate for alcohol abuse and dependence

Acetaminophen for low back pain

Acetaminophen for osteoarthritis

Acyclovir for encephalitis

Adalimumab

Adenosine for fast heart rates

Adrenergic agonists for glaucoma

Albendazole for the treatment of pinworms

Aldosterone receptor antagonists: Diuretics for heart failure

Alemtuzumab

Allopurinol for gout

Allopurinol for kidney stones

Allylamines for ringworm of the scalp or beard

Allylamines for ringworm of the skin

Alosetron for irritable bowel syndrome

Alpha-blocker medicines for prostatitis

Alpha-blockers for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors for type 2 diabetes

Alprazolam for PMS-related anxiety

Amantadine for Parkinson's disease

Amantadine or rimantadine for influenza (flu)

Aminosalicylates for inflammatory bowel disease

Amylinomimetics for diabetes

Anakinra for rheumatoid arthritis

Analgesics for sinusitis

Anesthetic or corticosteroid injections for low back pain

Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) for high blood pressure

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors for heart attack and unstable angina

Antacids for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Antacids for peptic ulcer disease

Antenatal corticosteroids for fetal lung development

Anthralin for psoriasis

Antiandrogens for prostate cancer

Antiarrhythmic medications for atrial fibrillation

Antiarrhythmic medications for fast heart rates

Antiarrhythmics for congenital heart defects

Antibiotics for acute bronchitis

Antibiotics for an abscessed tooth

Antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis

Antibiotics for chlamydia

Antibiotics for cystic fibrosis

Antibiotics for gonorrhea

Antibiotics for Lyme disease

Antibiotics for mastitis while breast-feeding

Antibiotics for middle ear infection

Antibiotics for pelvic inflammatory disease

Antibiotics for rosacea

Antibiotics for sinusitis

Antibiotics for strep throat

Antibiotics for syphilis

Antibiotics for urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Antibiotics for urinary tract infections in children

Antibiotics/antimicrobials for gum disease

Anticholinergic agents for Parkinson's disease

Anticholinergic medications for urinary incontinence in women

Anticholinergic medicines for cerebral palsy

Anticholinergics (antispasmodics) for irritable bowel syndrome

Anticholinergics and antispasmodics for urinary incontinence in men

Anticholinergics for asthma

Anticholinergics for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Anticholinergics for urinary incontinence in spinal cord injuries

Anticoagulants for aortic and mitral valve regurgitation

Anticoagulants for heart attack and unstable angina

Anticoagulants for pulmonary embolism

Anticoagulants for stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Anticonvulsants for cancer pain

Anticonvulsants for chronic low back pain

Anticonvulsants for chronic pain

Anticonvulsants for restless legs syndrome

Antidepressant medicines used to treat OCD

Antidepressants for cancer pain

Antidepressants for hot flashes

Antidepressants for urinary incontinence

Antiemetics (phenothiazines)

Antifibrinolytic agents for hemophilia

Antifibrinolytic agents for von Willebrand's disease

Antihistamines for allergic rhinitis

Antihistamines for itching from chickenpox

Antihistamines for vertigo

Antihypertensives for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Antimalarial medications for lupus

Antiplatelet medicine for heart attack and unstable angina

Antiplatelets for stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Antiprotozoals for giardiasis

Antiprotozoals for trichomoniasis

Antipsychotics for child and teen bipolar disorder

Antipsychotics for the treatment of bipolar disorder

Antithyroid medicines for hyperthyroidism

Anti-VEGF medicines for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Antiviral medicines for chickenpox

Antiviral medicines for genital herpes

Antivirals for shingles

Anxiolytic agents for prostatitis

Aprepitant

Aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer

Aspirin for heart attack and unstable angina

Aspirin for mitral valve regurgitation

Aspirin for stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Atomoxetine (Strattera) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Azathioprine for rheumatoid arthritis

Azelaic acid for acne

Azoles for ringworm of the scalp or beard

Azoles for ringworm of the skin

Azoles for treating thrush

Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) for bladder cancer

Benzodiazepines for panic disorder

Benzodiazepines for restless legs syndrome

Benzodiazepines for social anxiety disorder

Beta2-agonists for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Beta-blockers for atrial fibrillation

Beta-blockers for coronary artery disease

Beta-blockers for fast heart rates

Beta-blockers for glaucoma

Beta-blockers for heart attack and unstable angina

Beta-blockers for heart failure

Beta-blockers for high blood pressure

Beta-blockers for mitral valve prolapse

Bevacizumab

Biguanides for type 2 diabetes

Bile acid sequestrants for high cholesterol

Biologics for psoriasis

Birth control pills for ovarian cysts

Birth control pills for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain

Birth control pills, patch, or ring

Bisphosphonates for metastatic cancer

Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis

Bisphosphonates for Paget's disease of bone

Bleomycin

Bleomycin injection for warts

Bromocriptine

Bromocriptine mesylate or cabergoline for infertility

Bronchodilator medicines for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection

Bronchodilators for cystic fibrosis

Busulfan

Calcipotriene for psoriasis

Calcitonin

Calcitonin for osteoporosis

Calcitonin for Paget's disease of bone

Calcium channel blockers for atrial fibrillation

Calcium channel blockers for cluster headaches

Calcium channel blockers for coronary artery disease

Calcium channel blockers for fast heart rates

Calcium channel blockers for heart attack and unstable angina

Calcium channel blockers for heart failure

Calcium channel blockers for high blood pressure

Cantharidin for wart treatment

Capecitabine

Captopril for kidney stones

Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors for glaucoma

Carboplatin

Cardiac glycosides for congenital heart defects

Cephalosporins for pneumonia

Cetuximab

Cevimeline hydrochloride for Sjögren's syndrome

Chelating agents for lead poisoning

Chlorambucil

Chloroquine for malaria

Cholesterol absorption inhibitors for high cholesterol

Cholestyramine for kidney stones

Cholinergics for glaucoma

Cholinesterase inhibitors for Alzheimer's disease

Ciprofloxacin for Crohn's disease

Cisplatin

Clomiphene citrate for infertility

Clonidine (Catapres) for quitting smoking

Clonidine for treating hot flashes

Colchicine for gout

Combination drug therapy for peptic ulcer disease

Combination vaccine for hepatitis A and B

Contact sensitizers (immunotherapy) for warts

Corticosteroid injections for plantar fasciitis

Corticosteroid injections for rotator cuff disorders

Corticosteroids (glucocorticoids) for cancer and cancer pain

Corticosteroids (intra-articular) for osteoarthritis

Corticosteroids for a herniated disc

Corticosteroids for allergic rhinitis

Corticosteroids for carpal tunnel syndrome

Corticosteroids for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Corticosteroids for cystic fibrosis

Corticosteroids for gout

Corticosteroids for inflammatory bowel disease

Corticosteroids for lupus

Corticosteroids for multiple sclerosis

Corticosteroids for nephrotic syndrome

Corticosteroids for polymyalgia rheumatica or giant cell arteritis

Corticosteroids for psoriasis

Corticosteroids for shingles

Corticosteroids for sinusitis

Corticosteroids for tennis elbow

Cromolyn sodium for allergic rhinitis

Crotamiton 10% for scabies

Cyclobenzaprine for fibromyalgia

Cyclophosphamide

Cyclophosphamide for rheumatoid arthritis

Cyclosporine for psoriasis

Cyclosporine for rheumatoid arthritis

Cyclosporine for ulcerative colitis

Cyclosporine ophthalmic for Sjögren's syndrome

Cytarabine

Danazol for premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Decongestants for allergic rhinitis

Decongestants for sinusitis

Decongestants for snoring

Desmopressin acetate for hemophilia

Desmopressin acetate for von Willebrand's disease

Desmopressin for bed-wetting

Digoxin for atrial fibrillation

Digoxin for fast heart rates

Digoxin for heart failure

Digoxin for mitral valve regurgitation

Direct renin inhibitors for high blood pressure

Disulfiram

Diuretics for congenital heart defects

Diuretics for heart failure

Diuretics for high blood pressure

DNase (dornase alfa) for cystic fibrosis

Docetaxel

Dopamine agonists for Parkinson's disease

Dopamine precursors and agonists for restless legs syndrome

Doxorubicin

Doxycycline for malaria

Emergency contraceptive pills

Enzyme replacement therapy for cystic fibrosis

Epidural steroid injections for lumbar spinal stenosis

Epoetin

Ergotamines for cluster headaches

Ergotamines for migraine headaches

Erlotinib

Erythropoietin stimulators

Estrogen for osteoporosis

Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT)

Etanercept for ankylosing spondylitis

Etanercept for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Etoposide

Expectorants for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Eyedrops for allergic rhinitis

Fentanyl

Fibric acid derivatives for high cholesterol

First-generation antipsychotics for treating schizophrenia

Fludarabine

Fluoroquinolones for pneumonia

Fluorouracil

Fluorouracil (5-FU) for nonmelanoma skin cancer

Fulvestrant

Furazolidone for giardiasis

Fusion and entry inhibitors for HIV

Gabapentin for epilepsy

Gabapentin for hot flashes

Gefitinib

Gemcitabine

Glatiramer for multiple sclerosis

Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors for heart attack and unstable angina

Gonadotropin treatment for infertility

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) for infertility

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) for severe PMS

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues for infertility

Griseofulvin for ringworm of the scalp or beard

Griseofulvin for ringworm of the skin

H2 blockers (acid reducers) for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Hematopoietic stimulants

Hepatitis A vaccine

High-flow oxygen inhalation therapy for cluster headaches

Histamine H2 acid reducers for peptic ulcer disease

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Hormone replacement therapy for osteoporosis

Hormone therapy for undescended testicle

Hyaluronan injections for osteoarthritis of the knee

Hydralazine for high blood pressure during pregnancy

Hydroxychloroquine sulfate for Sjögren's syndrome

Hydroxyurea

Hydroxyurea for sickle cell disease

Hyperosmotics for glaucoma

Idarubicin

Ifosfamide

Imatinib mesylate

Imiquimod (Aldara) for warts

Immune globulin (IG) for hepatitis A

Immunomodulators for inflammatory bowel disease

Immunosuppressive medications for lupus

Incretin mimetics for type 2 diabetes

Indomethacin for slowing preterm labor

Infliximab for ankylosing spondylitis

Infliximab for rheumatoid arthritis

Inhaled corticosteroids for long-term control of asthma

Injected medications for erection problems

Insulin for gestational diabetes

Insulin for type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Integrase inhibitors for HIV

Interferon alfa

Interferon beta for multiple sclerosis

Interferons for chronic hepatitis B

Ipratropium bromide for allergic rhinitis

Irinotecan

Isotretinoin for acne

Ivermectin for scabies

Labetalol for high blood pressure during pregnancy

Lamotrigine for epilepsy

Leucovorin

Leukotriene modifiers for allergic rhinitis

Leukotriene pathway modifiers for long-term control of asthma

Levetiracetam for epilepsy

Levodopa medicines for Parkinson's disease

LH-RH agonists/GnRH agonists for prostate cancer

Lindane 1% for scabies

Lindane for lice

Lithium for cluster headaches

Long-acting beta2-agonists for long-term control of asthma

Low-dose vaginal estrogen for dryness and atrophy

Macrolides for pneumonia

Magnesium sulfate for preterm labor

Magnesium sulfate for seizure prevention during pregnancy

Malarone for malaria

Malathion for lice

MAO-B inhibitors for Parkinson's disease

Mast cell stabilizers for long-term control of asthma

Mebendazole for the treatment of pinworms

Mefloquine for malaria

Megestrol acetate

Memantine for Alzheimer's disease

Membrane stabilizers for cystic fibrosis

Mercaptopurine

Metformin (Glucophage) for polycystic ovary syndrome

Methadone for alcohol and drug abuse

Methotrexate

Methotrexate and misoprostol for abortion

Methotrexate for psoriasis

Methotrexate for trophoblastic cancer

Methyldopa for chronic hypertension during pregnancy

Methylxanthines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Metoclopramide

Metronidazole for Crohn's disease

Mifepristone and misoprostol for abortion

Minocycline for rheumatoid arthritis

Misoprostol

Mitomycin

Mitoxantrone

Mitoxantrone for multiple sclerosis

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for panic disorder

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for social anxiety disorder

Monoclonal antibodies to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection

Mood stabilizers for child and teen bipolar disorder

Mood-stabilizing medicines for bipolar disorder

Morphine sulfate

Mucolytics for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Mucolytics for cystic fibrosis

Mucolytics for sinusitis

Multiple-drug therapy for tuberculosis (TB)

Muscle relaxants

Muscle relaxants for a herniated disc

Muscle relaxants for neck pain

Naltrexone for alcohol or drug dependence

Narcotic pain relievers for acute neck pain

Narcotic painkillers

Nasal corticosteroid sprays for snoring

Nicotinic acid for high cholesterol

Nifedipine for high blood pressure during pregnancy

Nifedipine for preterm labor

Nitazoxanide for giardiasis

Nitrates for coronary artery disease

Nitrates for heart attack and unstable angina

Nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) for HIV

Nonprescription antifungals for athlete's foot

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Nortriptyline for quitting smoking

Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) for chronic hepatitis B

Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors for HIV

Nystatin for yeast infections while breast-feeding

Opiate pain relievers for low back pain

Opioid analgesics for chronic pain

Opioids for a herniated disc

Opioids for osteoarthritis

Opioids for restless legs syndrome

Opioids for spinal stenosis

Oral antifungal medicine for fungal nail infections

Oral antihistamines for atopic dermatitis

Oral corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis

Oral medications for vaginal yeast infections

Orthophosphate for kidney stones

Other antidepressants for depression

Oxaliplatin

Oxcarbazepine for epilepsy

Oxybutynin chloride for daytime wetting and bed-wetting

Oxygen therapy for heart failure

Oxytocin for breast-feeding

Paclitaxel

Parathyroid hormone for osteoporosis

Peginterferon for hepatitis C

Pemetrexed

Penicillamine for kidney stones

Penicillins for pneumonia

Pentoxifylline for venous skin ulcers

Permethrin cream 5% for scabies

Permethrin for lice

Phenazopyridine for urinary symptoms

Phentermine for obesity

Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE-5 inhibitors) for erection problems

Pilocarpine for Sjögren's syndrome

Polyenes for treating thrush

Potassium citrate for kidney stones

Prescription oral antifungals for athlete's foot

Prescription sleep medicines

Prescription topical antifungals for athlete's foot

Primaquine for malaria

Procarbazine

Progestin for chronic pelvic pain

Progestin hormone therapy for endometrial cancer

Progestin-only hormonal methods (mini-pills, implants, and shots)

Prostaglandin analog to prevent NSAID-induced peptic ulcer

Prostaglandin analogs for glaucoma

Protease inhibitors (PIs) for HIV

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for peptic ulcer disease

Proton pump inhibitors for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Psoralen and UVA light therapy (PUVA) for psoriasis

Pyrantel pamoate for the treatment of pinworms

Pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide for lice

Quinidine for malaria

Quinine for malaria

Radiation therapy with monoclonal antibodies

Raloxifene

Retinoid (tretinoin) cream for warts

Retinoids for psoriasis

Rh immune globulin

Ribavirin for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection

Ritodrine or terbutaline for slowing preterm labor

Rituximab

Salicylic acid for calluses and corns

Salicylic acid preparations for treating warts

Sedatives for vertigo

Seizure medicine to prevent migraine headaches

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression in children and teens

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for fibromyalgia

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for PMS and PMDD

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for postpartum depression

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for depression and pain after a stroke

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for panic disorder

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for social anxiety disorder

Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) for fibromyalgia

Serotonin antagonists (5-HT3 receptor antagonists)

Short-acting beta2-agonists for quick relief of asthma symptoms

Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) for kidney stones

Spironolactone for PMS

Spironolactone for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Statins and statin combinations for high cholesterol

Stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Sulfasalazine for ankylosing spondylitis

Sulfonylureas for type 2 diabetes

Sulfur ointment (precipitated sulfur) 5% to 10%

Systemic corticosteroids for quick relief during asthma attacks

Tamoxifen

Tars for psoriasis

Testosterone for osteoporosis

Testosterone for women

Tetracyclines for pneumonia

Theophylline for long-term control of asthma

Thiazides for kidney stones

Thiazolidinediones for type 2 diabetes

Thyroid hormone medications for hypothyroidism

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) suppression therapy

Tiagabine for epilepsy

Tiopronin for kidney stones

Tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) for stroke

Topical antifungal medicine for fungal nail infections

Topical calcineurin inhibitors for atopic dermatitis

Topical corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis

Topical retinoid medicines for acne

Topiramate for epilepsy

Topotecan

Trastuzumab (Herceptin)

Tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants for depression

Tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants for low back pain

Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) for bed-wetting

Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain

Tricyclic antidepressants for chronic pain

Tricyclic antidepressants for fibromyalgia

Tricyclic antidepressants for neck pain

Tricyclic antidepressants for panic disorder

Tricyclic antidepressants for postpartum depression

Tricyclic antidepressants for premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Triptans (serotonin receptor agonists) for migraine headaches

Triptans for cluster headaches

Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists for inflammatory bowel disease

Urease inhibitors for kidney stones

Uricosuric agents for gout

Vaginal medications for vaginal yeast infections

Vancomycin for pneumonia

Varenicline (Chantix) for quitting smoking

Vasodilators for congenital heart defects

Vasodilators for heart failure

Vasodilators for high blood pressure

Vasodilators for mitral valve regurgitation

Vincristine

Vinorelbine tartrate

Wakefulness-promoting medicines

Warfarin for atrial fibrillation

Zonisamide for epilepsy

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