Alphabetical List Of Medicine

There are a number of medicines that can be used for various purposes. In this article there are a number of medicines and its purpose in an alphabetical order.

ACCUPRIL is used to lower high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used to treat heart failure. It works by widening the blood vessels, which reduces pressure in the vessels, making it easier for the heart to pump blood around our body. This helps increase the supply of oxygen to the heart, so that when we place extra demands on our heart, such as during exercise, our heart may cope better and we may not get short of breath as easily.

BACTRIM contains the active ingredients sulfamethoxazole andtrimethoprim, also known as Co-trimoxazole. Bactrim is used to treat infections in different parts of the body, caused by bacteria. Bactrim belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics. There are many different types of medicines used to treat bacterial infections. Sulfamethoxazole in Bactrim belongs to a group of medicines known as sulfonamides. Trimethoprim belongs to a group of medicines known as the benzylpyrimidines.

CABASER is used in the management of the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This is a disease of the brain affecting movement. The main symptoms are tremor, rigid posture, slow movements and a shuffling, unbalanced walk. Cabaser helps to reduce these symptoms and to improve our ability to do our normal, everyday tasks.

Parkinson's disease is caused by the brain not making enough of a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine helps the brain to control muscle movement. Cabaser belongs to a group of medicines called dopamine agonists. It works by increasing the effects of dopamine.

DAIVOBET ointment is used only on skin affected by plaque-type psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin disorder in which skin cells are overactive. The calcipotriol in Daivobet ointment treats the overactive skin cells. The betamethasone dipropionate relieves redness, swelling, itching and irritation of the skin. Daivobet ointment is used in the type of psoriasis, where "plaques" form in the skin. Plaques are raised, rough, reddened areas covered with fine, dry silvery scales. Plaques are usually about one to two centimeters across.

ELEVA belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. They are thought to work by blocking the uptake of a chemical called serotonin into nerve cells in the brain. Serotonin and other chemicals called amines are involved in controlling mood. PMDD affects some women in the days before their period. PMDD is different from premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The mood symptoms (e.g. anger, sadness, tension) in PMDD are more severe than in PMS and affect the woman's daily activities and relationships with others.

FAMVIR is an antiviral medicine used to treat recurrent outbreaks of cold sores in adults who have a normal immune system (the body system which fights against harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi). Cold sores are an infection caused by a virus called herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1). The infection is most commonly acquired as a baby or child from contact with parents or relatives, often from kissing.