By Paul Turner, Glyn N. Volans

Even though the prescribing of medications is the accountability of a physician, the medication which medications comprise could impact sufferers in lots of methods. This publication goals to supply details at the a variety of medicinal drugs prescribed or acquired over-the-counter, performing as a consultant to their activities and results.

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Bronchodilator, with actions similar to Aminophylline. Ethacrynic acid Potent diuretic. Action and uses similar to Frusemide. Adverse effects similar to Bendrofluazide. May also cause transient deafness. Ethambutol Anti-tuberculous drug. Well tolerated but high doses toxic to optic nerve, producing central or periaxial retrobulbar neuritis. Ethamivan Respiratory stimulant essentially similar to Nikethamide. May be used in respiratory depression of the newborn. Ethamsylate blood loss. Haemostatic agent used to control surgical and menstrual Ethchlorvynol Tertiary alcohol.

Related to the Cephalosporins with similar actions, uses, and adverse effects, but may have broader spectrum of activity. Cefsoludin Injectable Cephalosporin antibiotic with narrow spectrum but specifically active against Pseudomonas aeroginosa infections. Dosage must be reduced in renal failure since this drug is excreted unchanged in the urine. Other adverse effects as for Cephalothin. 19 Cef Ceftazidime Cephalosporin antibiotic for injection. Has wider range of antibacterial activity than earlier drugs of this group.

Converted back to parent compounds by the liver. Used for insomnia especially in children and the elderly. Relatively 'safe'. Addiction is rare, but rashes and blood disorders may be caused by Ihenazone. Dichlorobenzyl alcohol Topical antiseptic used in oral preparations. Dichlorofluoromethane See Chlorofluoromethane. Dichlorophen Used in treatment of tapeworms. Adverse effects include nausea, vomiting, and bowel colic. Dichlorphenamide Used in treatment of respiratory failure from chronic bronchitis and in glaucoma.

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