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Prescription Drug Lists
If you've had a heart attack , you will most likely be prescribed medication that you will take for the rest of your life. There are many types and combinations of drugs used to treat coronary artery disease CAD , and your doctor or other health care provider will decide the best treatment combination for your situation. The following gives you a quick look at many typical cardiac medications. Your prescription may have a different name from the ones listed on this chart. Brand names commonly available in the U. For your information and reference, we have included generic names as well as major trade names to help you identify what you may be taking. However, the AHA is not recommending or endorsing any specific products.
Pharmacists have access to a plethora of information related to drugs. Online compendia concerning top prescribed drugs are readily-accessible, comparatively-easy to search. While these resources provide some information about the commonly prescribed drugs, they lack in furnishing in-depth knowledge to pharmacy students, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. The aim of this paper is to present the relevant details of top most prescribed drugs in the United States. The names and therapeutic classes of top prescribed drugs were compiled from online resources. The pharmacological actions of drugs, any reported adverse reactions and black box warnings are collected from drug bank resources, such as AccessPharmacy and Lexicomp.
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A medication also referred to as medicine , pharmaceutical drug , medicinal drug or simply drug is a drug used to diagnose , cure , treat , or prevent disease. Drugs are classified in multiple ways. One of the key divisions is by level of control , which distinguishes prescription drugs those that a pharmacist dispenses only on the order of a physician , physician assistant , or qualified nurse from over-the-counter drugs those that consumers can order for themselves. Another key distinction is between traditional small-molecule drugs, usually derived from chemical synthesis , and biopharmaceuticals , which include recombinant proteins , vaccines , blood products used therapeutically such as IVIG , gene therapy , monoclonal antibodies and cell therapy for instance, stem-cell therapies. Other ways to classify medicines are by mode of action, route of administration , biological system affected, or therapeutic effects. The World Health Organization keeps a list of essential medicines. Drug discovery and drug development are complex and expensive endeavors undertaken by pharmaceutical companies , academic scientists, and governments.
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