THERAPEUTIC CLASSIFICATION OF DRUGS

OBJECTIVES:

‡ To define drugs. ‡ To enumerate and define some of the common therapeutic classification of drugs. ‡ To give examples on the different classification.

DRUG

A chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being.

Antacid and Antiulcerant
Antacid an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity. Antiulcerant - an agent used to treat or ameliorate ulcers or irritation of the GIT.

) Gentacid 3.) Danitin DOSAGE FORM Tablet Suspension Syrup Ampule Capsule Vial (Powder for Reconstitution) ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral Intravenous Oral Intramuscular (IM) Intravenous (IV) .) Dalycrid 4.) Creamalin 2.) Geltazine 6.Antacid and Antiulcerant DRUGS 1.) Cimulcer 5.

medicine used to relieve swelling.Antiflatulent and Anti-inflammatory Antiflatulent an agent that helps in preventing and treating excessive gas in the gastrointestinal tract. and other symptoms of inflammation. Anti-inflammatory . . pain.

) Mobic DOSAGE FORM Chewable Tablet Tablet Tablet Tablet.) Zelnorm 3.Antiflatulent and Anti-inflammatory DRUGS 1.) Disflatyl 2.) Flanax 4. Ampule ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral Oral and IV .

Antispasmodics Antispasmodic an agent used for preventing or relieving spasms.) Buscopan DOSAGE FORM Tablet Tablet Tablet & Ampul Tablet & Ampul ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral & IM/IV Oral & IM/IV .) Bentyl 3. DRUGS 1.) Buscomed 4.) Ascopen 2.

) Furoxone 3. DRUGS 1.Antidiarrheals Antidiarrheals .a substance used to prevent or treat diarrhea.) Lormide 4.) Ercefuryl 2.) Diatabs DOSAGE FORM Capsule & Suspension Tablet & Solution Tablet Capsule ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral Oral .

an agent used for purging the bowels. Purgatives . .Laxatives and Purgatives Laxatives are products that promote bowel movements.

) Dulcolax 2.) Fleet Enema DOSAGE FORM Tablet & Supp.Laxatives and Purgatives DRUGS 1.) Laxoberal 4.) Duphalac 3.) Fibrosine 5. Syrup Solution Sachet Enema ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral & Rectal Oral Oral Oral Oral .

Haemorrhoidal are agents used to treat haemorrhoids. resulting in bleeding and painful swelling in the anal canal. .Haemorrhoidal Preparations Haemorrhoid are prolapse of an anal cushion.

Topical & Rectal Cream Topical Oint. & Suppositories Topical & Rectal .) Doxium 3.) Ultraproct DOSAGE FORM Tablet Capsule ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Ointment & Supp.Haemorrhoidal Preparations DRUGS 1.) Faktu 4.) Daflon 2.) Hirudoid 5.

) Adalat 4.Antihypertensive an agent use for lowering blood pressure.) Capoten 3.) Calcibloc 2.) Salbumed DOSAGE FORM Tablet Tablet Tablet & Capsule Tablet. & SL Tablet Tablet Tablet & Syrup ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral Oral Oral Oral .) Isordil 5.) Tenormin 3. DRUGS 1.

DRUGS 1.) Salbumed DOSAGE FORM Tablet & Inhaler Powder for Inhalation Tablet & Syrup ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral & Nasal Oral Oral .) Budesonide 3.) Asmalin 2.are drugs used for treating asthma.Antiasmatics .

mucus.) Benadryl 2. or other matter from the respiratory tract.) Asfrenon 3. DRUGS 1.Expectorant used for promoting or facilitating the secretion or expulsion of phlegm.) Robitussin-DM DOSAGE FORM Syrup Syrup Syrup ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral .

) Mucovis 4. Drops. Liquid Solution.Mucolytic . digesting.capable of dissolving.) Zymelytic Oral Oral Oral .) Mucosolvan DOSAGE FORM Tablet. or liquefying mucus. Inhalation. Ampule Syrup Syrup & Drops Suspenson ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral. DRUGS 1. IV and IM 2.) Mucolyptus 3.

) Nasathera 4. DRUGS 1.) Budecort Aqueous Nasal Spray 2.) Drixine 3.) Flixotide DOSAGE FORM Aqueous Nasal Spray Nasal Spray Syrup & Capsules Aqueous Nasal Spray ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Nose Nose Oral Nose .Nasal Decongestant a drug that provides temporary relief of nasal symptoms in acute and chronic rhinitis and sinusitis.

Analgesic .an agent that relieves pain without causing loss of consciousness. Antipyretic . It is also called Antifebrile or Antihermic .an agent that reduces or prevents fever.

Suspension & Drops Tablet & Suspension ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral Oral . Suspension & Drops Tablet.) Crocin DOSAGE FORM Tablet.) Calpol 4.DRUGS 1.) Tempra 3.) Rexidol 2. Suspension & Drops Tablet.

Antirheumatic an agent for the relief of symptoms of any painful or immobilizing disorder of the musculoskeletal system.) Celebrex 3.) Alaxan 2.) Cataflam 4. DRUGS 1.) Orudis DOSAGE FORM Tablet Capsules Tablet Enteric Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral Oral .

) Purinase 3.is a form of acute arthritis that causes severe pain and swelling in the joints.Antigout an agent use for the treatment of gout. DRUGS 1.) Zyloprim DOSAGE FORM Tablet Tablet Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral .) Allurase 2. Gout .

DRUGS 1.) Iterax 3.) Dogmatil 2.Anxiolytic a drug that relieves anxiety.) Tranxene DOSAGE FORM Capsule Tablet Capsule ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral .

) Trilafon DOSAGE FORM Tablet & Ampule Tablet Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral.) Haldol 2. paranoia. or bipolar disorder.Antipsychotic an agent use for counteracting or diminishing the symptoms of a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia.) Thorazine 3. IV & IM Oral Oral . DRUGS 1.

IV & IM Oral Oral .an agent that causes sleep. or tranquilizing effect.) Stilnox 3.) Unisom DOSAGE FORM Tablet & Ampule Tablet Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral.Hypnotic .) Dormicum 2. calming. Sedative .an agent or a drug that produces a soothing. DRUGS 1.

DRUGS 1. Capsule ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Tablet.) Neurontin 3.) Depakene DOSAGE FORM Capsule & Susp. Syrup & Vial Oral & IV .) Dilantin 2.Anticonvulsant an agent use for the treatment of convulsion.

) Prozac 20 2.a drug used to prevent or treat clinical depression. DRUGS 1.) Tofranil DOSAGE FORM Capsule Capsule Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral .) Efexor 3.Antidepressant .

and promotes a sense of wellbeing.) Nicholin 3. increases vitality.an agent that arouses organic activity.) Somazine DOSAGE FORM Tablet Ampule Capsule ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral IV Oral .CNS Stimulants . DRUGS 1. strengthens the action of the heart.) Concerta 2.

Antiemetics . Vertigo . often caused by inner ear disease.an agent that prevents or arrests vomiting.a sensation of irregular or whirling motion. . Antivertigo an agent use to treat vertigo. either of oneself or of external objects.

) Stugeron DOSAGE FORM Tablet & Syrup Tablet Tablet Tablet & Capsule ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral Oral .) Serc 3.DRUGS 1.) Bonamine 4.) Merislon 2.

Antiparkinsonian an agent use pertaining to a substance or procedure used to treat parkinsonism.Parkinsonism .a neurologic disorder characterized by tremor. and speaking and caused by various lesions in the extrapyramidal motor system. . and difficulty in chewing. a slow shuffling gait. swallowing. hypokinesia. muscle rigidity.

) Madopar DOSAGE FORM Tablet & Ampule Tablet Tablet. Capsule ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral.) Akineton 2. IV & IM Oral Oral .DRUGS 1.) Parlodel 3.

Oral Contraceptives a device.) Althea 2. drug. or chemical agent that prevents conception. DRUGS 1.) Diane-35 3.) Gynera DOSAGE FORM Tablet Tablet Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral .

) Tetracycline 5. IV . Susp.) Chloromycetin DOSAGE FORM Capsule & Susp.) Cefalexin 3.) Amoxicillin 2. DRUGS 1.Antibacterial an agent use for inhibiting the growth of bacteria. & Vial ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral & IV Oral Oral. Capsule & Susp. Vial Capsule Capsule.) Erythrocin 4. Drops. Tablet.

Tablet Tablet Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral Oral .) Grisovin DOSAGE FORM Tablet & Susp. DRUGS 1.) Lamisil 4.Antifungal an agent use for inhibiting the growth of fungi.) Nizoral 3.) Mycostatin 2.

) Rifater DOSAGE FORM Tablet Tablet Suspension Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral Oral . DRUGS 1.) Odifam 4.) Ethamizid 3.Antituberculous an agent use for the treatment of tuberculosis.) Myrin 2.

) Flagyl 2.) Ameryl DOSAGE FORM Tablet Suspension. Antiamoebics an agent use for the treatment of amebiasis. Vial Suspension ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral & IV Oral . DRUGS 1.) Servizol 3.Amebiasis is an infectious disease caused by a parasitic one-celled microorganism (protozoan) called Entamoeba histolytica.

) Quantrel DOSAGE FORM Tablet & Susp. DRUGS 1. vermifuge. ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral .) Combantrin 3. Tablet & Susp. It is also called helminthagogue.) Antiox 2. Tablet & Susp.Anthelmintics an agent that destroys or causes the expulsion of parasitic intestinal worms. helminthic.

) Acyclovir DOSAGE FORM Tablet & Syrup Tablet & Syrup Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral .) Immunosin 2. DRUGS 1.) Isoprinosine 3.Antiviral an agent use for the treatment of viral infection.

) Intron-A 3.Antineoplastic a drug used to inhibit the growth and spread of cancerous cells.) Blenoxane 2. DRUGS 1. IM & SC IV & SC Oral .) Leukeran DOSAGE FORM Ampule Solution & Vial Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION IV.

) Fansidar 3.) Lariam DOSAGE FORM Tablet Tablet Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral .) Aralen 2.Antimalarial an agent use for preventing or relieving the symptoms of malaria. DRUGS 1.

) Diamicron DOSAGE FORM Tablet Tablet Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral .Antidiabetic an agent use for the treatment of diabetes. DRUGS 1.) Avandamet 2.) Euglocon 3.

) Tapazole 2.) Strumazol DOSAGE FORM Tablet Tablet ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral .Antithyroid an agent that suppresses thyroid activity. DRUGS 1.

in the blood. DRUGS 1.) Lipostat 4. predisposing to atherosclerosis and other arterial diseases.Antihyperlipidemic an agent use for the treatment of abnormally high level of lipids.) Reducel DOSAGE FORM Tablet Tablet Tablet Tablet & Capsule ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Oral Oral Oral Oral .) Orovas 3.) Eurocor 2. esp cholesterol.

) Femina 2.) Hemarate 4. DRUGS 1.) Iberet DOSAGE FORM ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION Tablet Oral Time-release Tablet Oral Tablet Oral Film Tablet & Liquid Oral .) Feosol 3.Antianemic an agent that increases red blood cells and/or hemoglobin in the blood.

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