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Various drug monographs for a wide-selection of drugs/medicines/herbal medicines. Drug responsibilities, dosages, indications, classifications, and many more.


cyclobenzaprine HCl (Flexeril)

Cyclobenzaprine HCl (Flexeril) is a skeletal muscle relaxant used for relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions, as adjunct to rest, physical therapy

codeine phosphate

Codeine phosphate acts at opioid receptors in the CNS to produce analgesia, euphoria, sedation; acts in medullary cough center to depress cough reflex.

clopidogrel (Plavix)

Clopidogrel (Plavix) is an antiplatelet drug and inhibits platelet aggregation by blocking ADP receptors on platelets, preventing clumping of platelets.

clonidine hydrochloride (Catapres)

Clonidine hydrochloride (Catapres) is an antihypertensive drug that stimulates CNS alpha2-adrenergic receptors, inhibits sympathetic cardioaccelerator and vasoconstrictor centers, and decreases sympathetic outflow from the CNS.

clindamycin (Cleocin)

Clindamycin (Cleocin) is an antibiotic used for serious infections caused by susceptible strains of anaerobes, streptococci, staphylococci, pneumococci; reserve use for penicillin-allergic patients or when penicillin is inappropriate; less toxic antibiotics (erythromycin) should be considered

clarithromycin (Biaxin)

Clarithromycin (Biaxin) is a macrolide antibiotic.

ciprofloxacin (Cipro)

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) is a fluoroquinolone used for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible gram-negative bacteria, including E. coli, P. mirabilis, K. pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, P. vulgaris, P. rettgeri, M. morganii, P. aeruginosa,Citrobacter freundii, S. aureus, S. epidermidis, group D streptococci.

cimetidine (Tagamet)

Cimetidine (Tagamet) inhibits the action of histamine at the histamine2 (H2) receptors of the stomach, inhibiting gastric acid secretion and reducing total pepsin output.

chlorpheniramine (Chlorpen)

Chlorpheniramine maleate is an antihistamine indicated for symptomatic relief of symptoms associated with perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis; vasomotor rhinitis; allergic conjunctivitis.

chloral hydrate (Aquachloral)

Chloral hydrate ( Aquachloral Supprettes) is a nonbarbiturate sedative-hypnotic used for preoperative sedation to lessen anxiety and induce sleep without depressing respiration or cough reflex.


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