Trade name: Acetaminophen
Generic name: Tylenol
Indications: Analgesic-antipyretic in patients with aspirin allergy, hemostatic disturbances, bleeding diatheses, upper GI disease, gouty arthritis,Arthritis and rheumatic disorders involving musculoskeletal pain (but lacks clinically significant antirheumatic and anti- inflammatory effects), Common cold, "flu," other viral and bacterial infections accompanied by pain and fever, Unlabeled use: prophylactic for children receiving DPT vaccination to reduce incidence of fever and pain
Action of drug: Relieves mild to severe pain
Side effects/Adverse reactions: When used appropriately, side effects with acetaminophen are rare. The most serious side effect is liver damage due to large doses, chronic use or concomitant use with alcohol or other drugs that also damage the liver. Chronic alcohol use may also increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Trade name: Oxycodone HCI
Generic name: Percocet
Indications: OxyContin Tablets are a controlled-release oral formulation of oxycodone hydrochloride indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain when a continuous, around-the-clock analgesic is needed for an extended period of time.
Action of drug: relieves mild to severe pain
Side effects/Adverse reactions: cold, clammy skin, confusion, convulsions, dizziness, drowsiness, low blood pressure, nervousness or restlessness (severe); pinpoint pupils of eyes; slow heartbeat; slow or troubled breathing; weakness (severe)
Trade name: Zoloft
Generic name: Sertaline
Indications: Some of the indications of Zoloft include treating depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and panic disorder
Action of Drug: Sertraline is used for treating depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sertraline also is used for treating social anxiety disorder and postmenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Side effets/Adverse reactions: The most... [continues]
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