BMA Concise Guide to Medicine & Drugs


This section contains the names of more than 2,500 individual drug products and substances. It provides a quick and easy reference for readers interested in finding out about a specific drug or medication. There is no need for you to know whether the item is a brand name or generic drug, or whether it is a prescription or over-the-counter drug: all types of drug are listed.


The drugs are listed alphabetically and include all major generic drugs and many less widely used substances. A broad range of brand names, as well as many vitamins and minerals, are also included. This comprehensive selection reflects the wide diversity of products available for the treatment and prevention of disease. Inclusion of a drug or product does not imply BMA endorsement, nor does the exclusion of a particular drug or product indicate BMA disapproval.


References are to the pages in Part 2, containing the drug profiles of each principal generic drug, and to the section in Part 1 that describes the relevant drug group, as appropriate. Some entries for generic drugs that do not have a full profile contain a brief description here.

Tip: If you know the name of the drug you are looking for, you can use the search function to find it. Otherwise, click on the letter of the alphabet to be taken to the first named drug starting with that letter.


abacavir an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

abatacept a cytokine modulator antirheumatic drug used to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis

abciximab an antiplatelet drug

Abelcet a brand name for amphotericin (an antifungal)

Abidec a brand-name multivitamin

Abilify a brand name for aripiprazole (an antipsychotic)

Abraxane a brand name for paclitaxel (an anticancer drug)

Abstral a brand name for fentanyl (an opioid analgesic)

acamprosate a drug for alcohol abuse used in addition to counselling

acarbose an oral antidiabetic

Accolate a brand name for zafirlukast (a leukotriene receptor antagonist for asthma and bronchospasm)

Accrete D3 a brand name for vitamin D (a vitamin) with calcium carbonate, a calcium salt (a mineral)

Accupro a brand name for quinapril (an ACE inhibitor)

Accuretic a brand name for quinapril (an ACE inhibitor) with hydrochlorothiazide (a diuretic)

Acea a brand-name topical gel preparation of metronidazole (an antibiotic)

acebutolol a beta blocker

aceclofenac a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

acemetacin a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

acenocoumarol previously known as nicoumalone (an anticoagulant)

Acepril a brand name for captopril (an ACE inhibitor)

acetaminophen see paracetamol

acetazolamide a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor diuretic and drug for glaucoma

acetomenaphthone a vitamin K substance used in multivitamin preparations

acetylcholine a chemical neurotransmitter that stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and is used as a miotic

acetylcysteine a mucolytic also used for paracetamol overdose

Acezide a brand name for captopril (an ACE inhibitor) with hydrochlorothiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

aciclovir, an antiviral

Acidex a brand-name preparation containing an alginate used to treat indigestion

acipimox a lipid-lowering drug

acitretin a drug for psoriasis

Aclasta a brand name for zoledronic acid (a drug for bone disorders)

acne, drugs used to treat

Acnecide a brand name for benzoyl peroxide (a drug for acne)

Acnisal a brand name for salicylic acid (a drug for acne)

Acnocin a brand name for co-cyprindiol, a combined preparation of cyproterone and ethinylestradiol used to treat acne

acrivastine an antihistamine

Actifed Chesty Coughs a brand name for guaifenesin (an expectorant) with pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) and triprolidine (an antihistamine)

Actifed Dry Coughs a brand name for dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant) with pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) and triprolidine (an antihistamine)

Actikerall a brand name for 5-fluorouracil with salicylic acid (drugs for actinic keratosis)

Actilyse a brand name for alteplase (a thrombolytic drug)

Actinac a brand-name acne preparation containing chloramphenicol, hydrocortisone, allantoin, butoxyethyl nicotinate, and sulphur

actinomycin D another name for dactinomycin (an anticancer drug)

Action Cold Sore Cream a brand-name cream containing aciclovir used to treat cold sores

Actiq a brand name for fentanyl (an opioid analgesic)

activated charcoal a substance used in the emergency treatment of poisoning

Actonel a brand name for risedronate (a drug for bone disorders)

Actonel Combi a brand-name preparation containing calciferol, calcium carbonate, and risedronate

Actonel Once a Week a brand name for a once-weekly preparation of risedronate

Actos a brand name for pioglitazone (an oral antidiabetic)

Acular a brand name for ketorolac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Acumor a brand name for galantamine (a drug for dementia)

Acupan a brand name for nefopam (a non-opioid analgesic)

ACWY Vax a brand-name vaccine to protect against meningococcal infections

Adalat a brand name for nifedipine (a calcium channel blocker, anti-angina drug, and antihypertensive)

Adalat Retard a brand name for a modified-release preparation of nifedipine (a calcium channel blocker, anti-angina drug, and antihypertensive)

adalimumab a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug

adapalene a retinoid for acne

Adartrel a brand-name drug for restless legs containing ropinirole

Adcal D3 a brand name for calcium carbonate (a mineral) with vitamin D (a vitamin)

Adcortyl a brand name for triamcinolone (a corticosteroid)

adefovir an antiviral for chronic hepatitis B

Adenocor a brand name for adenosine (an anti-arrhythmic)

adenosine an anti-arrhythmic

Adenuric a brand name for febuxostat (a drug to treat gout)

Adepend a brand name for naltrexone (a drug for alcohol dependence)

Adipine MR a brand name for modified-release preparation of nifedipine (a calcium channel blocker)

Adipine XL a brand name for modified-release preparation of nifedipine (a calcium channel blocker)

Adizem-SR a brand name for diltiazem (a calcium channel blocker)

Adizem-XL a brand name for diltiazem (a calcium channel blocker)

Adoport a brand name for tacrolimus (an immunosuppressant)

adrenaline see epinephrine, a bronchodilator and drug for glaucoma and cardiac resuscitation and anaphylaxis

Advagraf a brand name for tacrolimus (an immunosuppressant)

Aerrane a brand name for isoflurane (a general anaesthetic)

afatinib an anticancer drug

Afinitor a brand name for everolimus (an anticancer drug)

agalsidase alfa and beta drugs for metabolic disorders

Aggrastat a brand name for tirofiban (an antiplatelet drug used to prevent heart attacks)

agomelatine an antidepressant drug

Airomir a brand name for salbutamol (a bronchodilator)

Aknemin a brand name for minocycline (a tetracycline antibiotic)

Aknemycin Plus a brand-name product containing tretinoin (a drug for acne) and erythromycin (an antibiotic)

Alateris a brand name for glucosamine

albendazole an anthelmintic

alclometasone a topical corticosteroid

Aldactide a brand name for co-flumactone (spironolactone with hydroflumethiazide, both diuretics)

Aldactone a brand name for spironolactone (a potassium-sparing diuretic)

Aldara a brand name for imiquimod (a drug to treat genital and perianal warts)

aldesleukin an anticancer drug

Aldomet a brand name for methyldopa (an antihypertensive)

alemtuzumab a monoclonal antibody anticancer drug

alendronic acid (a drug for bone disorders)

alfacalcidol vitamin D (a vitamin)

alfentanil an anaesthetic

alfuzosin an alpha blocker for prostate disorders

alginates, substances extracted from brown seaweed used to protect the stomach and oesophagus from acid reflux (see antacids)

alimemazine previously known as trimeprazine (an antihistamine and antipruritic)

aliskiren a drug used to treat hypertension

Alka-Seltzer Original a brand-name analgesic and antacid containing aspirin, sodium bicarbonate, and citric acid

Alkeran a brand name for melphalan (an anticancer drug)

allantoin a mild antibacterial

Allegron a brand name for nortriptyline (a tricyclic antidepressant)

Allercalm a brand name for chlorphenamine (an antihistamine)

Aller-Eze a brand name for azelastine (a topical antihistamine)

AllerTek a brand name for cetirizine (an antihistamine)

Alli a brand name for orlistat (an anti-obesity drug)

allopurinol (a drug for gout)

Almogran a brand name for almotriptan (a drug for migraine)

almotriptan a drug for migraine

alogliptin a drug for diabetes

Alomide a brand name for lodoxamide (an anti-allergy drug)

Aloxi a brand name for palonosetron (an anti-emetic)

Alphaderm a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid) with urea (an emollient)

Alphagan a brand name for brimonidine (a drug for glaucoma)

alpha tocopheryl acetate vitamin E (a vitamin)

alprazolam a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug

alprostadil a prostaglandin used for erectile dysfunction

Altacite Plus a brand name for hydrotalcite (an antacid) with dimeticone (an antifoaming agent)

Altargo a brand name for retapamulin (an antibacterial)

alteplase, a tissue-type plasminogen activator thrombolytic drug

Alu-Cap a brand name for aluminium hydroxide (an antacids)

Aludrox a brand name for aluminium hydroxide, magnesium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide (all antacids)

aluminium acetate an astringent used for inflammation of the skin or outer ear canal; also used in rectal preparations

aluminium chloride an antiperspirant

aluminium hydroxide an antacid

Alvedon a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic)

Alventa XL a brand name for venlafaxine (an antidepressant)

alverine an antispasmodic for irritable bowel syndrome

Alvesco a brand name for ciclesonide (a corticosteroid for asthma)

amantadine an antiviral and drug used for parkinsonism

Amaryl a brand name for glimepiride (an oral antidiabetic)

AmBisome a brand name for amphotericin (an antifungal)

ambrisentan a vasodilator used to treat pulmonary hypertension

amethocaine the former name of tetracaine, a local anaesthetic

Ametop a brand name for tetracaine (a local anaesthetic)

amfebutamone see bupropion (an adjunct to smoking cessation used with counselling)

Amias a brand name for candesartan (an angiotensin II blocker (used as a vasodilator and antihypertensive)

amikacin an aminoglycoside antibiotic

Amikin a brand name for amikacin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic)

Amilamont a brand name for amiloride (a potassium-sparing diuretic)

amiloride (a potassium-sparing diuretic)

aminobenzoic acid an ingredient of sunscreen preparations

aminoglycosides antibiotics

aminophylline a bronchodilator related to theophylline

amiodarone, an anti-arrhythmic

amisulpride, an antipsychotic

amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant

amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker

Amlostin a brand name for amlodipine (a calcium channel blocker)

Ammonaps a brand name for sodium phenylbutyrate (a drug for metabolic disorders)

ammonium chloride a drug that increases urine acidity and speeds excretion of poisons, and is an expectorant

amorolfine an antifungal

amoxicillin, a penicillin antibiotic

Amoxil a brand name for amoxicillin

amphotericin, an antifungal

ampicillin a penicillin antibiotic

Ampres a brand name for chloroprocaine (a local anaesthetic)

Amytal a brand name for amobarbital (a barbiturate sleeping drug)

Anabact a brand name for metronidazole (an antibacterial)

anabolic steroids, male sex hormones

Anadin Extra a brand-name analgesic containing aspirin, paracetamol, and caffeine

Anadin Original a brand-name analgesic containing aspirin and caffeine

Anadin Paracetamol a brand name for paracetamol (an analgesic)

Anadin Ultra a brand name for ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Anafranil, Anafranil SR brand names for clomipramine (a tricyclic antidepressant)

anagrelide a drug for platelet disorders

anakinra a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug


anastrozole, an anticancer drug

Anbesol a brand-name topical liquid for mouth ulcers and teething pain, containing lidocaine (a local anaesthetic), cetylpyridinium, and chlorocresol (both topical antiseptics)

Ancotil a brand name for flucytosine (an antifungal)

Andrews Plus a brand-name preparation for headache with gastric upset containing paracetamol, citric acid, sodium and potassium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, and vitamin C

Androcur a brand name for cyproterone (a synthetic anti-androgen)

Andropatch a brand name for testosterone (a male sex hormone)

Anectine a brand name for suxamethonium (a muscle relaxant)

Angeliq a brand-name preparation containing estradiol and drospirenone used for HRT

Angitak a brand name for isosorbide dinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

Angitil SR, Angitil XL brand names for diltiazem (a calcium channel blocker)

Anhydrol Forte a brand name for aluminium chloride (an antiperspirant)

Anodesyn a brand-name preparation for haemorrhoids containing allantoin (a mild antibacterial), lidocaine (a local anaesthetic), and ephedrine

Anoro Ellipta a brand name for umeclidinium with vilanterol (bronchodilators)

Antabuse a brand name for disulfiram (an alcohol abuse deterrent)


antazoline an antihistamine

Antepsin a brand name for sucralfate (an ulcer-healing drug)

anthelmintic drugs

Anthisan a brand name for mepyramine (a topical antihistamine)

anti-angina drugs

anti-anxiety drugs


antibacterial drugs


anticancer drugs

anticoagulants drugs that affect blood clotting

anticonvulsant drugs

antidepressant drugs

antidiarrhoeal drugs

anti-D immunoglobulin a drug used to prevent sensitization to Rhesus antigen


antifungal drugs

antihaemophilic fraction a blood protein used to promote blood clotting in haemophilia


antihypertensive drugs

anti-infective skin preparations

antimanic drugs

antimalarial drugs

antiprotozoal drugs


antipsychotic drugs

antirheumatic drugs

antituberculous drugs

anti-ulcer drugs

antiviral drugs

Antizol a brand name for fomepizole (an antidote for ethylene glycol and methanol poisoning)

Anusol a brand-name preparation for haemorrhoids containing zinc oxide, bismuth, and Peru balsam

Apidra a brand name for insulin glulisine (a drug for diabetes)

apomorphine a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease

apraclonidine a drug for glaucoma

aprepitant an anti-emetic

Apresoline a brand name for hydralazine (an antihypertensive)

Aprinox a brand name for bendroflumethiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

Aprokam a brand name for cefuroxime (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

aprotinin an antifibrinolytic used to promote blood clotting

Aprovel a brand name for irbesartan, an angiotensin II blocker (a vasodilator and antihypertensive)

Aptivus a brand name for tipranavir (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

AquaBan a brand name for caffeine with ammonium chloride used as a mild diuretic

Aquadrate a brand name for urea (an emollient)

Aramine a brand name for metaraminol (a drug for low blood pressure)

Aranesp a brand name for darbepoetin alfa (a drug for anaemia)

Arava a brand name for leflunomide (a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug)

Arcoxia a brand name for etoricoxib (an analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Aredia a brand name for pamidronate (a drug for bone disorders)

argipressin synthetic vasopressin (a drug for diabetes insipidus)

Aricept a brand name for donepezil (a drug for Alzheimer’s disease)

Arimidex a brand name for anastrozole (a drug for breast cancer)

aripiprazole an antipsychotic

Arixtra a brand name for fondaparinux (an anticoagulant)

Arlevert a brand-name combined preparation containing cinnarizine and dimenhydrinate (an antihistamine)

Aromasin a brand name for exemestane (a drug for breast cancer)

Arpicolin a brand name for procyclidine (a drug for parkinsonism)

Artelac SDU a brand name for hypromellose (artificial tears)

artemether an antimalarial

artesunate an antimalarial

Arthrofen a brand name for ibuprofen (an analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Arthrotec a brand-name antirheumatic drug containing diclofenac with misoprostol

Arthroxen a brand name for naproxen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and drug for gout)

articaine a local anaesthetic

Arythmol a brand name for propafenone (an anti-arrhythmic)

Arzerra a brand name for ofatumumab (a monoclonal antibody anticancer drug)

Asacol a brand name for mesalazine (a drug for ulcerative colitis)

Asasantin a brand name for aspirin with dipyridamole (an antiplatelet drug)

ascorbic acid vitamin C (a vitamin)

Aserbine a brand-name product for wound cleaning

Asilone a brand name for aluminium hydroxide and magnesium oxide (both antacids) with simeticone (an antifoaming agent)

Asmabec a brand name for beclometasone

Asmanex a brand name for mometasone (a topical corticosteroid)

asparaginase a drug for leukaemia

aspirin/aspirin dispersible, a non-opioid analgesic and antiplatelet drug

Aspro Clear a brand name for soluble aspirin (a non-opioid analgesic)

AS Saliva Orthana a brand name for artificial saliva

asthma, drugs for

AT 10 a brand name for dihydrotachysterol (vitamin D)

Atarax a brand name for hydroxyzine (an antihistamine and an anti-anxiety drug)

atazanavir an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

Atenix a brand name for atenolol (a beta blocker)

atenolol, a beta blocker

Ativan a brand name for lorazepam (a benzodiazepine, anti-anxiety drug, and sleeping drug)

atomoxetine a drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

atorvastatin, a lipid-lowering drug

atosiban a drug used to stop premature labour

atovaquone an antiprotozoal and antimalarial

atracurium a drug used to relax the muscles in general anaesthesia

Atriance a brand name for nelarabine (an anticancer drug)

Atripla a brand-name drug containing efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir used to treat HIV infection

atropine, an anticholinergic for irritable bowel syndrome and a mydriatic

Atrovent a brand name for ipratropium bromide (a bronchodilator)

Audax a brand-name analgesic ear preparation containing choline salicylate and glycerol

Augmentin a brand name for amoxicillin (a penicillin antibiotic) with clavulanic acid (a substance that increases the effectiveness of amoxicillin)

Aureocort a brand name for chlortetracycline (a tetracycline antibiotic) with triamcinolone (a corticosteroid)

aurothiomalate a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug

Avamys a brand name for fluticasone

avanafil a drug for erectile dysfunction

Avastin a brand name for bevacizumab (an anticancer drug)

Avaxim a brand-name vaccine to protect against viral hepatitis A

Avelox a brand name for moxifloxacin (an antibiotic)

Avloclor a brand name for chloroquine (an antimalarial and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug)

Avodart a brand name for dutasteride (a male sex hormone for benign prostatic hypertrophy)

Avomine a brand name for promethazine (an antihistamine and anti-emetic)

Avonex a brand name for interferon beta (a drug for multiple sclerosis)

Axorid a brand-name drug containing ketoprofen and omeprazole used to treat rheumatic disease and gout

Axsain a brand name for capsaicin (a rubefacient)

azacitidine an anticancer drug used to treat some types of leukaemia

Azactam a brand name for aztreonam (an antibiotic)

Azamune a brand name for azathioprine (a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug and immunosuppressant)

azathioprine, a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug and immunosuppressant

azelaic acid an antibacterial, and a drug for acne

azelastine an antihistamine

azidothymidine zidovudine (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

Azilect a brand name for rasagiline (a drug for parkinsonism)

azithromycin an antibiotic

Azocan a brand name for fluconazole (an antifungal drug)

Azopt a brand name for brinzolamide (a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor drug used for glaucoma)

AZT zidovudine (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

aztreonam an antibiotic

Azyter a brand name for azithromycin (an antibiotic)

Azzalure a brand name for botulinum toxin


bacitracin an antibiotic

baclofen, a muscle relaxant

Bactroban a brand name for mupirocin (an antibacterial for skin infections)

balsalazide a drug for ulcerative colitis

Bambec a brand name for bambuterol (a sympathomimetic bronchodilator)

bambuterol a sympathomimetic bronchodilator

Baraclude a brand name for entecavir (an antiviral for hepatitis B)

Baratol a brand name for indoramin (an alpha blocker antihypertensive and drug for urinary disorders)

basiliximab an immunosuppressant

Baxan a brand name for cefadroxil (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

Bazetham MR a brand name for tamsulosin

Bazuka a brand-name preparation for verrucas containing salicylic acid (a keratolytic) and lactic acid

becaplermin a drug for healing skin ulcers

beclometasone, a corticosteroid

Becodisks a brand name for beclometasone (a corticosteroid)

Beconase a brand name for beclometasone (a corticosteroid)

bedaquiline an antituberculous drug

Bedol a brand-name preparation for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol

Bedranol SR a brand name for propranolol (a beta blocker)

Beechams Powders a brand name for aspirin (a non-opioid analgesic) and caffeine

Beechams Powders Capsules a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic) with phenylephrine (a decongestant) and caffeine (a stimulant)

Begrivac a brand name for a vaccine against influenza

belladonna an antispasmodic anticholinergic for irritable bowel syndrome

bemiparin a type of heparin (an anticoagulant)

Benadryl a brand name for cetirizine (an antihistamine)

bendroflumethiazide, previously known as bendrofluazide (a thiazide diuretic)

Benerva a brand name for thiamine (a vitamin)

benperidol an antipsychotic

benserazide a drug used to enhance the effect of levodopa (a drug for parkinsonism)

Benylin 4 Flu a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic) with pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) and diphenhydramine (an antihistamine)

Benylin Chesty Cough a brand name for guaifenesin (an expectorant) with levomenthol

Benylin Cough and Congestion a brand name for dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant) with pseudoephedrine (a decongestant), dephenhydramine (an antihistamine) and levomenthol

benzalkonium chloride an antiseptic

benzhexol the former name of trihexyphenidyl, a drug for parkinsonism

benzocaine a local anaesthetic

benzoin tincture a resin used in inhalations for sinusitis and nasal congestion

benzoyl peroxide, a drug for acne and fungal skin infections

benzthiazide a thiazide diuretic

benzydamine an analgesic used in mouthwashes and throat sprays

benzyl benzoate an antiparasitic

benzylpenicillin also known as penicillin G, a penicillin antibiotic

beractant a drug to mature the lungs of premature babies

Berroca a brand-name multivitamin preparation

Besavar a brand name for alfuzosin (an alpha blocker for prostate disorders)

Beta-Adalat a brand name for nifedipine (a calcium channel blocker) with atenolol (a beta blocker)

beta blockers

Betacap a brand name for betamethasone (a corticosteroid)

Beta-Cardone a brand name for sotalol (a beta blocker)

betacarotene vitamin A (a vitamin) and food additive)

Betadine a brand name for povidone-iodine (an antiseptic)

Betaferon a brand name for interferon beta (a drug for multiple sclerosis)

Betagan a brand name for levobunolol (a beta blocker and drug for glaucoma)

betahistine, a drug used to treat Ménière’s disease

Betaloc a brand name for metoprolol (a beta blocker)

betamethasone, a corticosteroid

Beta-Prograne a brand name for propranolol (a beta blocker)

betaxolol a beta blocker also used in glaucoma

Betesil a brand name for betamethasone (a corticosteroid)

bethanechol a parasympathomimetic for urinary retention and paralytic ileus

Betnelan a brand name for betamethasone (a corticosteroid)

Betnovate a brand name for betamethasone (a corticosteroid)

Betoptic a brand-name drug for glaucoma containing betaxolol

Bettamousse a brand name for betamethasone (a corticosteroid)

bevacizumab, an anticancer drug

bexarotene an anticancer drug

bezafibrate, a lipid-lowering drug

Bezalip a brand name for bezafibrate (a lipid-lowering drug)

Bezalip-Mono a brand name for bezafibrate (a lipid-lowering drug)

bicalutamide an anticancer drug

BiCNU a brand name for carmustine (an anticancer drug)

bimatoprost a drug for glaucoma

Binocrit a brand name for epoetin (an erythropoietin)

BiNovum a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and norethisterone

Biorphen a brand name for orphenadrine (a drug for parkinsonism)

Biotène Oralbalance a brand name for artificial saliva

biotin a vitamin

bisacodyl a stimulant laxative

bismuth a metal given in compound form for gastric and duodenal ulcers and haemorrhoids

bisoprolol a beta blocker

bleomycin a cytotoxic antibiotic for cancer

blood clotting, drugs that affect

Bondronat a brand name for ibandronic acid (a drug for bone disorders)

bone disorders, drugs for

Bonefos a brand name for sodium clodronate (a drug for high blood calcium in cancer patients)

Bonilux XL a brand name for venlafaxine (an antidepressant)

Bonjela a brand name for choline salicylate (a drug similar to aspirin) and cetalkonium chloride used for cold sores, mouth ulcers, and teething pain

Bonjela Teething Gel a brand-name preparation containing lidocaine (a local anaesthetic) and cetalkonium (an antiseptic)

Bonviva a brand name for ibandronic acid (a drug for bone disorders)

Boots Allergy Relief a brand name for chlorphenamine (an antihistamine)

Boots Antibiotic Eye Drops a brand name for eye drops containing chloramphenicol

Boots Anti-Dandruff Ketoconazole Shampoo a brand-name shampoo containing ketoconazole (an antifungal)

Boots Avert a brand name for aciclovir (an antiviral)

Boots Diareze a brand name for loperamide (an antidiarrhoeal)

Boots Hair Loss Treatment a brand name for minoxidil (a drug for hair loss)

Boots Hayfever and Allergy Relief All Day a brand name for cetirizine (an antihistamine)

Boots Heartburn Relief Tablets a brand-name preparation for heartburn and indigestion containing ranitidine

Boots IBS Relief a brand-name drug for irritable bowel syndrome containing mebeverine

Boots Threadworm Tablets a brand name for mebendazole (an anthelmintic)

Boots Thrush Cream a brand-name cream containing clotrimazole (an antifungal)

Bortezomib an anticancer drug

bosentan a drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension

Botox a brand name for botulinum toxin (a muscle relaxant)

botulinum toxin, a muscle relaxant

Bradosol a brand name for benzalkonium chloride (an antiseptic) lozenges

Bramitob a brand name for tobramycin (an antibiotic)

Brasivol a brand name abrasive paste for acne

bretylium tosilate an anti-arrhythmic

Brevibloc a brand name for esmolol (a beta blocker)

Brevinor a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and norethisterone

Brevoxyl a brand name for benzoyl peroxide (a drug for acne)

Brexidol a brand name for piroxicam (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Bricanyl a brand name for terbutaline (a bronchodilator) and drug used in premature labour)

brimonidine a drug for glaucoma

brinzolamide a drug for glaucoma

BritLofex a brand name for lofexidine (a drug to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms)

Brochlor a brand name for chloramphenicol

Broflex a brand name for trihexyphenidyl (a drug for parkinsonism)

Brolene a brand name for propamidine isethionate (an antibacterial) for eye infections

bromocriptine, a pituitary agent and drug for parkinsonism

brompheniramine an antihistamine

Bronchitol a brand name for mannitol (a diuretic)


Brufen, Brufen Retard brand names for ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Buccastem a brand name for prochlorperazine (an anti-emetic)

Buccolam a brand name for midazolam (a benzodiazepine)

buclizine an antihistamine and anti-emetic used for motion sickness

Budelin a brand name for budesonide (a corticosteroid)

Budenofalk a brand name for budesonide (a corticosteroid)

budesonide, a corticosteroid

bumetanide, a loop diuretic

bupivacaine a long-lasting local anaesthetic used in labour

buprenorphine an opioid analgesic

bupropion, an antidepressant used as an aid to smoking cessation in addition to counselling

BurnEze a brand name for benzocaine (a local anaesthetic)

Buscopan a brand name for hyoscine butylbromide (an antispasmodic for irritable bowel syndrome)

buserelin a drug for menstrual disorders and prostate cancer

buspirone a non-benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug

busulfan an alkylating agent for certain leukaemias

BuTrans a brand name for buprenorphine (an opioid analgesic)

butylcyanoacrylate a tissue and skin adhesive for closing wounds

Bydureon a brand name for exenatide (an antidiabetic drug)

Byetta a brand name for exenatide (an antidiabetic drug)


Cabaser a brand name for cabergoline (a drug for parkinsonism)

cabergoline a drug for parkinsonism and endocrine disorders

Caberzol XL a brand name for bezafibrate (a lipid-lowering drug)

Cacit a brand name for calcium carbonate (a mineral)

Caelyx a brand name for doxorubicin (a cytotoxic anticancer drug)

caffeine a stimulant in coffee, tea, and cola drinks, added to some analgesics

calamine a substance containing zinc carbonate (an antipruritic) used to soothe irritated skin

Calceos a brand name for colecalciferol (vitamin D, a vitamin) and calcium carbonate (a mineral)

calciferol vitamin D (a vitamin)

calcipotriol, a drug for psoriasis

calcitonin a drug for bone disorders

calcitonin (salmon) previously known as salcatonin, a drug for bone disorders

calcitriol vitamin D (a vitamin)

calcium a mineral

Calcium 500 a brand name for calcium carbonate (a mineral)

calcium acetate calcium (a mineral)

calcium carbonate a calcium salt (a mineral) used as an antacid

calcium chloride a calcium salt (a mineral)

calcium folinate a folinic acid salt used to reduce side effects of methotrexate

calcium gluconate a calcium salt (a mineral)

calcium resonium a drug to lower the amount of potassium in the blood

Calcort a brand name for deflazacort (a corticosteroid)

Calgel a brand-name teething gel containing lidocaine (a local anaesthetic) and cetylpyridinium (an antibacterial)

Calmurid HC a brand-name substance for eczema containing hydrocortisone, lactic acid, and urea (an emollient)

Calpol a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic)

Cam a brand name for ephedrine, a bronchodilator and decongestant

Camcolit a brand name for lithium (a drug for mania)

camphor a topical antipruritic

Campral EC a brand name for acamprosate (a drug for alcohol abuse)

Campto a brand name for irinotecan (an anticancer drug)

Cancidas a brand name for caspofungin (an antifungal)

candesartan, an angiotensin II blocker (a vasodilator and antihypertensive)

Canesten a brand name for clotrimazole (an antifungal)

Canesten HC a brand name for clotrimazole (an antifungal) with hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

Canesten Oral a brand name for fluconazole (an antifungal)

Capasal a brand-name coal tar shampoo for dandruff and psoriasis

Capastat a brand name for capreomycin sulphate (an antituberculous drug)

capecitabine an antimetabolite anticancer drug

Capexion a brand name for tacrolimus (an immunosuppressant)

Capoten a brand name for captopril (an ACE inhibitor)

Capozide a brand name for captopril (an ACE inhibitor) with hydrochlorothiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

capreomycin an antituberculous drug

Caprin a brand name for aspirin (a non-opioid analgesic) and antiplatelet drug)

capsaicin a rubefacient

Capsal a brand-name preparation for dry and scaly scalp conditions containing coal tar with salicylic acid

Capsorin a brand name for ciclosporin (an immunosuppressant)

Capto-co a brand name for captopril (an ACE inhibitor) with hydrochlorothiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

captopril an ACE inhibitor

Carace Plus a brand-name preparation containing lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

Carbagen SR a brand name for carbamazepine (an anticonvulsant)

Carbalax a brand name for sodium acid phosphate (a laxative) and sodium bicarbonate (an antacid)

carbamazepine, an anticonvulsant and antipsychotic

carbetocin a drug to control bleeding after childbirth

carbidopa a substance that enhances the therapeutic effect of levodopa (a drug for parkinsonism)

carbimazole, an anti-thyroid drug

carbocisteine a mucolytic

carboplatin an anticancer drug

carboprost a drug to control bleeding after childbirth

Cardene a brand name for nicardipine (a calcium channel blocker)

Cardicor a brand name for bisoprolol (a beta blocker)

Cardioplen a brand name for felodipine (calcium channel blocker)

Cardura a brand name for doxazosin (an antihypertensive, also used for prostate disorders)

Cardura XL a brand-name modified-release preparation of doxazosin

Care Clotrimazole Cream a brand name for clotrimazole (an antifungal)

Care Fluconazole a brand name for fluconazole (an antifungal)

Carisoma a brand name for carisoprodol (a muscle relaxant related to meprobamate)

carisoprodol a muscle relaxant related to meprobamate

carmustine an alkylating agent for Hodgkin’s disease and solid tumours

carnitine an amino acid used as a nutritional supplement

Carnitor a brand name for carnitine (an amino acid used as a nutritional supplement)

carteolol a beta blocker for glaucoma

carvedilol a beta blocker

cascara a stimulant laxative

Casodex a brand name for bicalutamide (an anticancer drug)

caspofungin an antifungal

castor oil a stimulant laxative

Catapres a brand name for clonidine (an antihypertensive and drug for migraine)

Caverject a brand name for alprostadil (a prostaglandin used for erectile dysfunction)

Ceanel Concentrate a brand-name shampoo for dandruff and psoriasis

Cedocard a brand name for isosorbide dinitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

cefaclor a cephalosporin antibiotic

cefadroxil a cephalosporin antibiotic

cefalexin, a cephalosporin antibiotic

cefixime a cephalosporin antibiotic

cefotaxime a cephalosporin antibiotic

cefradine a cephalosporin antibiotic

ceftazidime a cephalosporin antibiotic

ceftriaxone a cephalosporin antibiotic

cefuroxime a cephalosporin antibiotic

Celance a brand name for pergolide (a drug for parkinsonism)

Celebrex a brand name for celecoxib (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

celecoxib, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

Celectol a brand name for celiprolol (a beta blocker)

Celevac a brand name for methylcellulose (a laxative and antidiarrhoeal)

Celgene a brand name for thalidomide (a drug for leprosy and multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer)

celiprolol a beta blocker

CellCept a brand name for mycophenolate mofetil (an immunosuppressant)

Celluvisc a brand name for carmellose (artificial tears)

Celsentri a brand name for maraviroc (a drug for HIV)

cephalosporins antibiotics

Ceporex a brand name for cefalexin (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

Ceprotin a brand name for protein C concentrate (a blood product to promote blood clotting)

Cerazette a brand name for an oral contraceptive containing desogestrel (a female sex hormone)

Cerezyme a brand name for imiglucerase (an enzyme for replacement therapy)

Cerumol a brand-name preparation for ear wax removal

cetirizine, an antihistamine

cetrimide an antiseptic

cetrorelix a drug for infertility

Cetrotide a brand name for cetrorelix (a drug for infertility)

cetuximab an anticancer drug

Champix a brand name for varenicline (a drug used as a smoking cessation aid)

Chemydur a brand name for isosorbide mononitrate (a nitrate vasodilator anti-angina drug)

Chloractil a brand name for chlorpromazine (a phenothiazine antipsychotic and anti-emetic)

chloral hydrate a sleeping drug

chlorambucil an anticancer drugs used for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and lymphatic and ovarian cancers, and as an immunosuppressant for rheumatoid arthritis

chloramphenicol, an antibiotic

chlordiazepoxide a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug

chlorhexidine an antiseptic

Chloromycetin a brand name for chloramphenicol (an antibiotic)

chloroquine, an antimalarial and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug

chloroxylenol an antiseptic

chlorphenamine (chlorpheniramine), an antihistamine

chlorpromazine, a phenothiazine antipsychotic and anti-emetic

chlortalidone a thiazide diuretic

choline salicylate a drug similar to aspirin used in pain-relieving mouth gels and ear drops

Choragon a brand name for chorionic gonadotrophin (a drug for infertility)

choriogonadotropin alfa a drug for infertility

chorionic gonadotrophin a drug for infertility

chromium a mineral

Cialis a brand name for tadalafil (a drug for erectile dysfunction)

Cicatrin a brand name for bacitracin (an antibacterial) with neomycin (an antibiotic)

ciclesonide a corticosteroid drug for asthma

ciclosporin, an immunosuppressant

cidofovir an antiviral used for cytomegalovirus

Cidomycin a brand name for gentamicin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic)

cilastatin an enzyme inhibitor used to make imipenem (an antibiotic) more effective

cilazapril an ACE inhibitor

Cilest a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and norgestimate

cilostazol a vasodilator

Ciloxan a brand name for ciprofloxacin (a quinolone antibacterial)

cimetidine, an anti-ulcer drug

Cinaziere a brand name for cinnarizine (an antihistamine and anti-emetic)

cinchocaine a local anaesthetic

cinnarizine, an antihistamine anti-emetic

cinryze a drug for treating angioedema (a type of severe allergic reaction)

Cipralex a brand name for escitalopram (an antidepressant)

Cipramil a brand name for citalopram (an antidepressant)

ciprofibrate a lipid-lowering drug

ciprofloxacin, a quinolone antibacterial

Ciproxin a brand name for ciprofloxacin (an antibacterial)

Circadin a brand name for melatonin (a hormone) used as a sleeping drug to treat insomnia

cisatracurium a drug used to relax the muscles in general anaesthesia

cisplatin, an anticancer drug

citalopram, an antidepressant

Citanest a brand name for prilocaine (a local anaesthetic)

Citramag a brand name for magnesium citrate (an osmotic laxative)

cladribine an anticancer drug

Claforan a brand name for cefotaxime (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

Clarelux a brand name for clobetasol (a topical corticosteroid)

clarithromycin, a macrolide antibiotic

Clarityn a brand name for loratadine (an antihistamine)

Clarityn Allergy a brand name for loratadine (an antihistamine)

Clasteon a brand name for sodium clodronate (a bisphosphonate used to treat bone disorders)

clavulanic acid a substance given with amoxicillin (a penicillin antibiotic) to make it more effective

clemastine an antihistamine

Clenil Modulite a brand name for beclometasone (a corticosteroid)

Clexane a brand name for enoxaparin (a low-molecular-weight heparin, an anticoagulant)

Climagest a brand-name preparation for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol and norethisterone

Climanor a brand name for medroxyprogesterone (a female sex hormone)

Climaval a brand-name preparation for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol

Climesse a brand-name preparation for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol and norethisterone

clindamycin, a lincosamide antibiotic

Clinitar a brand name for coal tar (a substance used for psoriasis and dandruff)

Clinorette a brand-name preparation containing estradiol with norethisterone (both female sex hormones)

clioquinol an antibacterial and antifungal for outer ear infections

Clipper a brand name for beclometasone (a corticosteroid)

Clivarine a brand name for reviparin (a type of heparin, an anticoagulant)

Clobaderm a brand name for clobetasol (a topical corticosteroid)

clobazam a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug and anticonvulsant

clobetasol, a topical corticosteroid

clobetasone a topical corticosteroid

clodronate a drug for bone disorders in cancer

clofarabine an anticancer drug

clofazimine a drug for leprosy

clomethiazole a non-benzodiazepine, non-barbiturate sleeping drug

Clomid a brand name for clomifene (a drug for infertility)

clomifene, a drug for infertility)

clomipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant

clonazepam, a benzodiazepine anticonvulsant

clonidine an antihypertensive and drug for migraine

clopamide a thiazide diuretic

clopidogrel, an antiplatelet drug

Clopixol a brand name for zuclopenthixol (an antipsychotic)

cloral betaine a sleeping drug

Clotam a brand name for tolfenamic acid (a drug for migraine)

clotrimazole, an antifungal

clozapine, an antipsychotic

Clozaril a brand name for clozapine (an antipsychotic)

coal tar a substance for psoriasis and eczema

co-amilofruse a generic product containing amiloride with furosemide (both diuretics)

co-amilozide a generic product containing amiloride with hydrochlorothiazide (both diuretics)

co-amoxiclav a generic product containing amoxicillin (a penicillin antibiotic) with clavulanic acid (a substance that increases the effectiveness of amoxicillin)

CoAprovel a brand name for irbesartan (an antihypertensive) with hydrochlorothiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

Cobalin-H a brand name for hydroxocobalamin (a vitamin)

co-beneldopa a generic product containing levodopa (a drug for parkinsonism) with benserazide (a drug that enhances the effect of levodopa)

cobicistat a drug for HIV/AIDS

cocaine a local anaesthetic and drug of abuse

co-careldopa a generic product containing levodopa (a drug for parkinsonism) with carbidopa (a drug that enhances the effect of levodopa)

co-codamol a generic product containing codeine with paracetamol (both analgesics)

co-codaprin a generic product containing aspirin with codeine (both analgesics)

co-cyprindiol a generic product containing cyproterone (an anti-androgen) with ethinylestradiol (an oestrogen)

Codafen Continus a brand name for codeine (an opioid analgesic) and ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Codalax a brand name for co-danthramer (a stimulant laxative)

co-danthramer a generic product containing dantron with poloxamer (both stimulant laxatives)

co-danthrusate a generic product containing dantron with docusate (both stimulant laxatives)

codeine (an opioid analgesic, cough suppressant, and antidiarrhoeal)

Codipar a brand name for codeine with paracetamol (both analgesics)

Codis 500 a brand name for aspirin with codeine (both analgesics)

co-dydramol a generic product containing paracetamol with dihydrocodeine (both analgesics)

co-fluampicil a generic product containing flucloxacillin with ampicillin (both penicillin antibiotics)

co-flumactone a generic product containing hydroflumethiazide with spironolactone (both diuretics)

Colazide a brand name for balsalazide (a drug for ulcerative colitis)

colchicine, a drug for gout

cold cream an antipruritic

cold cures

colecalciferol vitamin D (a vitamin)

Colestid a brand name for colestipol (a lipid-lowering drug)

colestipol a lipid-lowering drug

colestyramine, a lipid-lowering drug

Colifoam a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

colistimethate the injection form of colistin (an antibiotic)

colistin an antibiotic

collodion a substance that dries to form a sticky film, protecting broken skin

Colofac a brand name for mebeverine (an antispasmodic for irritable bowel syndrome)

Colofac IBS a brand name for mebeverine (an antispasmodic drug for irritable bowel syndrome)

Colofac MR a brand name for mebeverine (an antispasmodic drug for irritable bowel syndrome)

Colomycin a brand name for colistin (an antibiotic)

Colpermin a brand name for peppermint oil (a substance for indigestion and spasm of the bowel)

co-magaldrox a generic product containing aluminium hydroxide with magnesium hydroxide (both antacids)

Combigan a brand-name preparation for glaucoma containing brimonidine with timolol (a beta blocker)

Combivent a brand-name inhaler containing salbutamol and ipratropium bromide (both bronchodilators)

Combivir a brand-name preparation containing zidovudine/lamivudine (antiretrovirals used for HIV/AIDS)

Combodart a brand-name preparation containing tamsulosin (an alpha blocker) and dutasteride (a male sex hormone) used to treat urinary retention

co-methiamol a generic product containing paracetamol and methionine (an antidote to paracetamol poisoning)

Competact a brand-name preparation containing metformin and pioglitazone (both oral antidiabetics)

Compound W a brand-name keratolytic for warts, containing salicylic acid

Comtess a brand name for entacapone (a drug for parkinsonism)

Concavit a brand-name multivitamin

Concerta XL a brand name for methylphenidate (a nervous system stimulant)

Condyline a brand name for podophyllotoxin (a drug for genital warts)

conjugated oestrogens, a female sex hormone and drug for bone disorders

Conotrane a brand name for benzalkonium chloride (an antiseptic) with dimeticone (a base for skin preparations)

Contiflo XL a brand name for tamsulosin (a drug for urinary retention)

Contigen a brand name for tamsulosin (a drug for urinary retention)

contraceptives, oral see oral contraceptives

Convulex a brand name for sodium valproate (an anticonvulsant)

Copaxone a brand name for glatiramer (a drug for multiple sclerosis)

Copegus a brand name for ribavirin (an antiviral)

co-phenotrope a generic antidiarrhoeal containing diphenoxylate with atropine

copper a mineral

co-prenozide a generic product containing oxprenolol (a beta blocker) with cyclopenthiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

Coracten a brand name for nifedipine (an anti-angina drug) and antihypertensive)

Cordarone X a brand name for amiodarone (an anti-arrhythmic)

Cordilox a brand name for verapamil (an anti-angina drug and anti-arrhythmic)

Corgard a brand name for nadolol (a beta blocker)

Corlan a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

Coro-Nitro a brand name for glyceryl trinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

Corsodyl a brand-name mouth wash and oral gel containing chlorhexidine (an antiseptic)


corticosteroids for rheumatic disorders

corticosteroids, topical

corticotropin a pituitary hormone

cortisol an old name for hydrocortisone

cortisone a corticosteroid

co-simalcite a generic product containing hydrotalcite (an antacid) with dimeticone (an antifoaming agent)

Cosmegen Lyovac a brand name for dactinomycin (a cytotoxic anticancer drug)

CosmoCol a brand name for macrogol (a laxative)

CosmoFer a brand name for iron dextran (iron, a mineral)

Cosopt a brand-name preparation containing dorzolamide and timolol (drugs for glaucoma)

co-tenidone a generic product containing atenolol (a beta blocker) with chlortalidone (a thiazide diuretic)

co-triamterzide a generic product containing hydrochlorothiazide with triamterene (both diuretics)

co-trimoxazole, a generic product containing trimethoprim with sulfamethoxazole (an antibacterial and antiprotozoal)

coughs, drugs to treat

Covermark a brand name for a masking cream for skin disfigurement

Coversyl a brand name for perindopril (an ACE inhibitor)

cox-2 inhibitors non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Cozaar a brand name for losartan (an antihypertensive)

Cozaar-Comp a brand-name preparation containing losartan and hydrochlorothiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

Co-zidocapt a brand-name preparation containing captopril (an ACE inhibitor vasodilator) and hydrochlorthiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

Cream of Magnesia a brand name for magnesium hydroxide (an antacid and laxative)

Creon a brand name for pancreatin (a preparation of pancreatic enzymes)

Crestor a brand name for rosuvastatin (a lipid-lowering drug)

Crinone a brand name for progesterone (a female sex hormone)

crisantaspase an anticancer drug

Crixivan a brand name for indinavir (antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

cromoglicate, an anti-allergy drug

crotamiton an antipruritic and antiparasitic for scabies

Crystacide a brand name for hydrogen peroxide cream (an antiseptic)

Crystapen a brand name for penicillin G (a penicillin antibiotic)

Cubicin a brand name for daptomycin (an antibiotic)

Cuplex a brand-name wart preparation containing copper acetate, lactic acid, and salicylic acid

Cuprofen Plus a brand-name preparation containing ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) and codeine (an opioid analgesic)

Curatoderm a brand name for tacalcitol (a drug for psoriasis)

Curosurf a brand name for poractant alfa (a drug to mature the lungs of premature babies)

Cutivate a brand name for fluticasone (a corticosteroid)

cyanocobalamin vitamin B12 (a vitamin)

Cyclimorph a brand name for morphine (an opioid analgesic) with cyclizine (an anti-emetic)

cyclizine an antihistamine used as an anti-emetic

Cyclogest a brand name for progesterone (a female sex hormone)

cyclopenthiazide a thiazide diuretic

cyclopentolate an anticholinergic mydriatic

cyclophosphamide, an anticancer drug

Cyclo-Progynova a brand name for estradiol with levonorgestrel (both female sex hormones)

cycloserine an antibiotic for tuberculosis

Cyklokapron a brand name for tranexamic acid (an antifibrinolytic used to promote blood clotting)

Cymalon a brand-name preparation for cystitis containing sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, sodium citrate, and sodium carbonate

Cymbalta a brand name for duloxetine (an antidepressant and drug for diabetic neuropathy)

Cymevene a brand name for ganciclovir (an antiviral)

Cymex Ultra a brand-name preparation for cold sores containing aciclovir (an antiviral drug)

cyproheptadine an antihistamine and drug for migraine

Cyprostat a brand name for cyproterone (an anti-androgen)

cyproterone, a synthetic anti-androgen

Cystagon a brand name for mercaptamine (a drug used for a metabolic disorder)

Cysticide a brand name for praziquantel (an anthelmintic)

Cystopurin a brand name for potassium citrate (used for cystitis)

Cystrin a brand name for oxybutynin (a drug for urinary disorders)

cytarabine a drug for leukaemia

cytokines anticancer drugs

Cytotec a brand name for misoprostol (an anti-ulcer drug)

cytotoxic drugs anticancer drugs


dabigatran an anticoagulant

dacarbazine a drug for malignant melanoma and cancer of soft tissues

dactinomycin a cytotoxic antibiotic for cancer

Daktacort a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid) with miconazole (an antifungal)

Daktarin a brand name for miconazole (an antifungal)

Dalacin a brand name for clindamycin (a lincosamide antibiotic)

Dalacin C a brand name for clindamycin (a lincosamide antibiotic)

Dalacin T a brand name for clindamycin (a lincosamide antibiotic)

dalfopristin an antibiotic

Dalivit a brand-name multivitamin

Dalmane a brand name for flurazepam (a benzodiazepine sleeping drug)

dalteparin a type of heparin (an anticoagulant)

danaparoid an anticoagulant

danazol a drug for menstrual disorders

Dandrazol a brand name for ketoconazole (an antifungal)

dandruff, drugs for

Danol a brand name for danazol (a drug for menstrual disorders)

Dantrium a brand name for dantrolene (a muscle relaxant)

dantrolene a muscle relaxant

dantron a stimulant laxative

dapagliflozin a drug for diabetes

dapsone an antibacterial and antiprotozoal

daptomycin a lipopeptide antibiotic

Daraprim a brand name for pyrimethamine (an antimalarial)

darbepoetin alfa a drug used to treat anaemia

darifenacin an antimuscarinic drug used to treat urinary disorders

darunavir a drug used to treat HIV infection

dasatinib an anticancer drug used to treat leukaemia

daunorubicin a cytotoxic antibiotic (an anticancer drug)

DaunoXome a brand name for daunorubicin (an anticancer drug)

Day Nurse a brand-name preparation containing paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic), pseudoephedrine (a decongestant), and pholcodine (a cough suppressant)

DDAVP a brand name for desmopressin (a pituitary hormone)

DDI see didanosine

Deca-Durabolin a brand name for nandrolone (an anabolic steroid)

De-capeptyl SR a brand name for triptorelin (an anticancer drug)


DEET another name for diethyltoluamide (a mosquito repellent)

Deep Relief a brand-name preparation containing ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) with levomenthol

Defenac a brand-name preparation containing diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

deferiprone a drug used to remove excess iron from the blood in thalassaemia

deflazacort a corticosteroid

degarelix a drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer

delamanid an antituberculous drug

Deltacortril Enteric a brand name for prednisolone (a corticosteroid)

Deltastab a brand name for prednisolone (a corticosteroid)

Deltyba a brand name for delamanid (an antituberculous drug)

demeclocycline a tetracycline antibiotic

dementia, drugs for

De-Nol a brand name for bismuth (a substance for gastric and duodenal ulcers)

denosumab a drug for bone disorders

Denzapine a brand name for clozapine (an antipsychotic)

Depakote a brand name for valproic acid (a drug for mania)

Depefex XL a brand name for venlafaxine (an antidepressant)

Depixol a brand name for flupentixol (an antipsychotic and antidepressant)

Depodur a brand name for morphine (an opioid analgesic)

Depo-Medrone a brand name for methylprednisolone (a corticosteroid)

Deponit a brand name for glyceryl trinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

Depo-Provera a brand name for medroxyprogesterone (a female sex hormone)

Dequacaine a brand name for benzocaine (a local anaesthetic) with dequalinium (an antibacterial)

Dequadin a brand name for dequalinium (an antibacterial)

dequalinium an antibacterial used for mouth infections

Derbac-M a brand-name shampoo containing malathion (an antiparasitic)

Dermabond a brand name for octylcyanoacrylate (a skin adhesive)

Dermacolor a brand name for a masking cream for skin disfigurement

Dermacort a brand-name preparation for hydrocortisone cream

Dermidex Cream a brand-name topical preparation for skin irritation containing chlorobutanol, lignocaine, cetrimide, and alcloxa

Dermovate a brand name for clobetasol (a topical corticosteroid)

Dermovate-NN a brand name for nystatin (an antifungal) with clobetasol (a topical corticosteroid) and neomycin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic)

Desferal a brand name for desferrioxamine (an antidote for iron overdose)

desferrioxamine an antidote for iron overdose

desflurane a general anaesthetic

Desitrend a brand name for levetiracetam (an anticonvulsant)

desloratadine, an antihistamine

DesmoMelt a brand name for desmopressin, a pituitary hormone used for diabetes insipidus

desmopressin, a pituitary hormone used for diabetes insipidus

Desmospray a brand-name nasal spray containing desmopressin, a pituitary hormone used for diabetes insipidus

Desmotabs a brand name for desmopressin (a pituitary hormone used for diabetes insipidus)

desogestrel, a female sex hormone and oral contraceptive

Destolit a brand name for ursodeoxycholic acid (a drug for gallstones)

Desunin a brand name for colecalciferol (vitamin D)

Deteclo a brand name for tetracycline with chlortetracycline and demeclocycline (all tetracycline antibiotics)

Detrunorm a brand name for propiverine (drug for urinary frequency)

Detrusitol a brand name for tolterodine (an anticholinergic and antispasmodic for urinary disorders)

Detrusitol XL a brand name for tolterodine (an anticholinergic and antispasmodic for urinary disorders)

Dettol a brand-name liquid skin antiseptic containing chloroxylenol

Dexafree a brand name for dexamethasone (a corticosteroid)

dexamethasone, a corticosteroid

dexamfetamine an amfetamine (used for narcolepsy and hyperactivity in children)

dexrazoxane a drug used to treat side effects of some anticancer treatments

Dexedrine a brand name for dexamfetamine (an amfetamine)

dexibuprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

Deximune a brand name for ciclosporin (an immunosuppressant)

dexketoprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

Dexsol a brand name for dexamethasone (a corticosteroid)

dextromethorphan a cough suppressant

DF 118 a brand name for dihydrocodeine (an opioid analgesic)

DHC Continus a brand name for dihydrocodeine (an opioid analgesic)

diabetes, drugs used in

DIAGLYK a brand name for gliclazide (an oral oral antidiabetic)

Dialar a brand of diazepam (a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant)

Diamicron a brand name for gliclazide (an oral oral antidiabetic)

diamorphine an opioid analgesic

Diamox a brand name for acetazolamide (a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor diuretic and drug for glaucoma)

Dianette a brand name for cyproterone (an anti-androgen) with ethinylestradiol (a female sex hormone)

Diazemuls a brand name for diazepam (a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant)

diazepam, a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant

diazoxide an antihypertensive also used for hypoglycaemia

dibromopropamidine an antibacterial agent

diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

Dicloflex a brand name for diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Diclomax Retard a brand name for diclofenac sodium (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

dicobalt edetate an antidote for cyanide poisoning

Diconal a brand name for dipipanone (an opioid analgesic) with cyclizine (an anti-emetic)

dicycloverine, previously known as dicyclomine (a drug for irritable bowel syndrome)

didanosine an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

dienogest a female hormone used with estradiol for contraception

diethylamine salicylate a rubefacient

diethylcarbamazine an anthelmintic drug

diethylstilbestrol previously known as stilboestrol (a female sex hormone)

diethyltoluamide (DEET) a mosquito repellent

Differin a brand name for adapalene (a retinoid for acne)

Difflam a brand name for benzydamine (an analgesic)

Diffundox XL a brand name for tamsulosin (an alpha blocker for urinary retention)

Diflucan a brand name for fluconazole (an antifungal)

diflucortolone a topical corticosteroid

diflunisal a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

Diftavax a brand-name vaccine to protect against diphtheria/tetanus

Digibind an antidote for digoxin overdose

digitalis drugs

digitoxin a digitalis drug

digoxin, a digitalis drug

dihydrocodeine, an opioid analgesic

dihydrotachysterol vitamin D (a vitamin)

Dilcardia SR a brand name for diltiazem (a calcium channel blocker)

diloxanide furoate an antiprotozoal for amoebic dysentery

diltiazem, a calcium channel blocker and antihypertensive

Dilzem SR a brand name for diltiazem (an antihypertensive and calcium channel blocker)

Dilzem XL a brand name for diltiazem (an antihypertensive and calcium channel blocker)

dimercaprol an antidote for heavy metal poisoning

dimethyl sulfoxide a drug to treat bladder inflammation

dimeticone a silicone-based substance used in barrier creams and as an antifoaming agent

dinoprostone a prostaglandin used to terminate pregnancy

Diocalm a brand-name antidiarrhoeal containing attapulgite and morphine

Diocalm Ultra a brand name for loperamide (an antidiarrhoeal)

Dioctyl a brand name for docusate (a stimulant laxative)

Dioderm a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

Dioralyte a brand name for rehydration salts containing sodium bicarbonate, glucose, potassium chloride, and sodium chloride

Diovan a brand name for valsartan (an antihypertensive drug)

Dipentum a brand name for olsalazine (a drug for ulcerative colitis)

diphenhydramine an antihistamine, anti-emetic, and antipruritic

diphenoxylate an opioid antidiarrhoeal

dipipanone an opioid analgesic

Diprobase a brand-name emollient preparation

Diprosalic a brand-name skin preparation containing betamethasone (a corticosteroid) and salicylic acid (a keratolytic)

Diprosone a brand name for betamethasone (a corticosteroid)

dipyridamole, an antiplatelet drug

Disipal a brand name for orphenadrine (a drug for parkinsonism)

disopyramide an anti-arrhythmic

Disprin a brand name for soluble aspirin (a non-opioid analgesic)

Disprin Extra a brand-name soluble analgesic containing aspirin and paracetamol

Disprol a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic)

Distaclor a brand name for cefaclor (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

Distamine a brand name for penicillamine (a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug)

distigmine a parasympathomimetic for urinary retention and myasthenia gravis

disulfiram, an alcohol abuse deterrent

dithranol a drug for psoriasis

Dithrocream a brand name for dithranol (a drug for psoriasis)

Ditropan a brand name for oxybutynin (an anticholinergic and antispasmodic drug for urinary disorders)

Diumide-K Continus a brand name for furosemide (a loop diuretic) with potassium (a mineral)


Diurexan a brand name for xipamide (a thiazide diuretic)

Dixarit a brand name for clonidine (a drug for migraine)

dobutamine a drug for heart failure and shock

docetaxel an anticancer drug

docusate a faecal softener, stimulant laxative, and ear wax softener

Do-Do ChestEze a brand-name bronchodilator and decongestant containing ephedrine, theophylline, and caffeine

Dolmatil a brand name for sulpiride (an antipsychotic)

Dolocodone a brand name for oxycodone (a painkiller)

domperidone, an anti-emetic

donepezil, a drug for Alzheimer’s disease

Dopacard a brand name for dopexamine (a drug for heart failure)

dopamine a drug for heart failure, kidney failure, and shock

dopexamine a drug for heart failure

Dopram a brand name for doxapram (respiratory stimulant)

Doralese a brand name for indoramin (a drug for prostate disorders and an antihypertensive)

dornase alfa a drug for cystic fibrosis

dorzolamide, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor for glaucoma

Dostinex a brand name for cabergoline (a drug for parkinsonism and endocrine disorders)

dosulepin, previously known as dothiepin (a tricyclic antidepressant)

Dovobet a brand name for betamethasone (a corticosteroid) with calcipotriol (a drug for psoriasis)

Dovonex a brand name for calcipotriol (a drug for psoriasis)

Doxadura a brand name for doxazosin (an antihypertensive) and drug for prostate disorders)

doxapram a respiratory stimulant

doxazosin, an alpha blocker antihypertensive and drug for prostate disorders

doxepin a tricyclic antidepressant and drug for pruritus in eczema

doxorubicin, a cytotoxic anticancer drug

doxycycline, a tetracycline antibiotic

doxylamine an antihistamine

Doxylar a brand name for doxycycline (a tetracycline antibiotic)

Dozic a brand name for haloperidol (a butyrophenone antipsychotic)

Drapolene a brand name for benzalkonium chloride with cetrimide (skin antiseptics)

Driclor a brand name for aluminium chloride (an antiperspirant)

Drogenil a brand name for flutamide (an anticancer drug)

dronaderone an anti-arrhythmic

Dropodex a brand name for dexamethasone (a corticosteroid)

drospirenone a progestogen, female sex hormone

drotrecogin alfa an anti-thrombolytic drug

Duac Once Daily a brand-name preparation for acne containing benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin (a lincosamide antibiotic)

duloxetine an antidepressant and drug for diabetic neuropathy and urinary disorders

Duodopa a brand name for co-careldopa, a generic product containing levodopa (a drug for parkinsonism) with carbidopa (a drug that enhances the effect of levodopa)

Duofilm a brand-name wart preparation containing lactic acid, salicylic acid, and collodion

DuoTrav a brand-name preparation for glaucoma containing travoprost with timolol (a beta blocker)

Duovent a brand name for fenoterol with ipratropium bromide (both bronchodilators)

Duphalac a brand name for lactulose (a laxative)

Durogesic a brand name for fentanyl (an opioid analgesic)

Dutasteride a male sex hormone for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Dyazide a brand name for hydrochlorothiazide with triamterene (both diuretics)

dydrogesterone, a female sex hormone

Dynastat a brand name for parecoxib (an analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Dysport a brand name for botulinum toxin (used as a muscle relaxant)


E45 cream a brand-name emollient

EarCalm a brand-name preparation for treatment of superficial ear infections containing acetic acid

ear disorders, drugs for

Earex a brand-name preparation for ear wax removal

Ebesque XL a brand name for quetiapine (an antipsychotic)

Ebixa a brand name for memantidine, used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Ebufac a brand name for ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Eccoxolac a brand name for etodolac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Econacort a brand name for econazole (an antifungal) with hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

econazole an antifungal

Ecopace a brand name for captopril (an ACE inhibitor)

eculizumab a monoclonal antibody used to treat certain blood disorders

eczema, treatments for

Eczmol a brand-name emollient containing chlorhexidine used to treat eczema and dermatitis

Edronax a brand name for reboxetine (an antidepressant)

edrophonium a drug for diagnosis of myasthenia gravis

Edurant a brand name for rilpivirine (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

efavirenz an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

Efcortelan a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

Efcortesol a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

Efexor XL a brand name for venlafaxine (an antidepressant drug)

Effercitrate a brand name for potassium citrate used for cystitis

Efflosomyl a brand name for tolterodine

eflornithine a drug for treatment of facial hair in women

eformoterol see formoterol (a sympathomimetic bronchodilator)

Efracea a brand name for doxycycline (a tetracycline antibiotic)

Efudix a brand name for fluorouracil (an anticancer drug)

Elantan a brand name for isosorbide mononitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

Eldepryl a brand name for selegiline (a drug for parkinsonism)

Eldisine a brand name for vindesine (an anticancer drug)

Electrolade a brand-name oral rehydration preparation containing potassium, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and glucose

eletriptan a drug for migraine

Elidel cream a brand name for pimecrolimus (an anti-inflammatory used for eczema)

Eliquis a brand name for apixaban (an anticoagulant)

EllaOne a brand name for ulipristal (a drug for emergency contraception)

Elleste a brand name for estradiol (an oestrogen for treatment of menopausal symptoms)

Elleste Duet a brand-name preparation for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol and norethisterone

Elleste Solo a brand name for estradiol (an oestrogen for treatment of menopausal symptoms)

Elocon a brand name for mometasone (a topical corticosteroid)

Eloxatin a brand name for oxaliplatin (an anticancer drug)

eltrombopag a drug used to treat platelet disorders

Eltroxin a brand name for levothyroxine (a thyroid hormone)

Eludril a brand-name antiseptic preparation containing chlorhexidine with chlorobutanol

Elyzol a brand name for metronidazole (an antibacterial and antiprotozoal)

Emadine a brand name for emedastine (an antihistamine)

Emcor a brand name for bisoprolol (a beta blocker)

emedastine an antihistamine

Emend a brand name for aprepitant (an anti-emetic)

Emeside a brand name for ethosuximide (an anticonvulsant)

Emflex a brand name for acemetacin (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Emla a brand-name local anaesthetic containing lignocaine and prilocaine

Emozul a brand name for esomeprazole (an anti-ulcer drug)

Emselex a brand name for darifenacin (a drug used to treat urinary disorders)

emtricitabine, an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

Emtriva a brand name for emtricitabine (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

enalapril, an ACE inhibitor vasodilator and antihypertensive

Enbrel a brand name for etanercept (an immunosuppressant, disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, and drug for psoriasis)

enbucrilate a tissue and skin adhesive for closing wounds

En-De-Kay a brand name for fluoride (a mineral)

Enfuvirtide an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

Engerix B a brand-name vaccine to protect against viral hepatitis B

ENO’s a brand-name antacids containing sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, and citric acid

enoxaparin a type of heparin (an anticoagulant)

enoximone a drug for heart failure

entacapone a drug for parkinsonism

entecavir an antiviral for hepatitis B

Entocort a brand name for budesonide (a corticosteroid)

Entonox a brand name for a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen used as an analgesic

ephedrine, a bronchodilator and decongestant

Ephynal a brand name for vitamin E (a vitamin)

Epiduo a brand-name preparation containing aldapalene (a retinoid) and benzoyl peroxide used to treat acne

Epiglu a brand name for ethylcyanoacrylate (a tissue and skin adhesive)

Epilim a brand name for sodium valproate (an anticonvulsant)

Epilim Chronosphere a brand name for prolonged-release sodium valproate (an anticonvulsant)

epinastine an antihistamine

epinephrine, a bronchodilator and drug for glaucoma; also known as adrenaline

EpiPen a brand name for epinephrine (an anti-allergy drug)

epirubicin a cytotoxic anticancer drug

Episenta a brand name for sodium valproate (an anticonvulsant)

Epival a brand name for prolonged-release sodium valproate (an anticonvulsant)

Epivir a brand name for lamivudine an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

eplerenone a drug for heart failure following a heart attack

epoetin also known as erythropoietin (a kidney hormone used to treat anaemia due to kidney failure)

epoprostenol a prostaglandin used for its vasodilator effects

Eporatio a brand name for erythropoietin (a kidney hormone used for anaemia due to kidney failure)

Eprex a brand name for erythropoietin (a kidney hormone used for anaemia due to kidney failure)

eprosartan an angiotensin II blocker (a vasodilator and antihypertensive)

Eptadone a brand name for methadone (an opioid used as an analgesic and to ease heroin withdrawal)

eptifibatide an antiplatelet drug for prevention of heart attacks

Equanox a brand name for a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen used as an analgesic

Equasym a brand name for methylphenidate (a nervous system stimulant)

Equasym XL a brand name for methylphenidate (a nervous system stimulant)

Erbitux a brand name for cetuximab (an anticancer drug)

ergocalciferol vitamin D (a vitamin)

ergometrine a uterine stimulant

ergotamine, a drug for migraine

erlotinib an anticancer drug

ertapenem an antibiotic

Erwinase a brand name for crisantaspase (an anticancer drug)

Erymax a brand name for erythromycin (an antibiotic)

Erythrocin a brand name for erythromycin (an antibiotic)

erythromycin, an antibiotic

Erythroped a brand name for erythromycin (an antibiotic)

erythropoietin, a kidney hormone used for anaemia due to kidney failure; also known as epoetin

escitalopram, an antidepressant

Eskamel a brand name for resorcinol (a drug for acne) with sulphur (a topical antibacterial and antifungal)

esmolol a beta blocker

esomeprazole an anti-ulcer drug

Estracyt a brand name for estramustine (an anticancer drug)

estradiol, an oestrogen

estramustine an alkylating agent for cancer of the prostate

Estring a brand-name vaginal ring for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol

estriol an oestrogen

estrone an oestrogen

estropipate an oestrogen

etamsylate an antifibrinolytic used to promote blood clotting

etanercept an immunosuppressant, disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, and drug for psoriasis

ethambutol, an antituberculous drug

Ethibide XL a brand name for modified-release indapamide (a thiazide-like diuretic)

ethinylestradiol, a female sex hormone and oral contraceptive

Ethmozine a brand name for moracizine (an anti-arrhythmic)

ethosuximide an anticonvulsant

etidronate, a drug for bone disorders

etodolac a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

etomidate a drug for induction of general anaesthesia

etonorgestrel a progestogen

Etopophos a brand name for etoposide (an anticancer drug)

etoposide a drug for cancers of the lung, lymphatic system, and testes

etoricoxib an analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

Etrivex a brand name for clobetasol (a topical corticosteroid)

etynodiol a progestogen, a female sex hormone

Eucreas a brand-name preparation containing vildagliptin and metformin (both antidiabetic drugs)

Eudemine a brand name for diazoxide (used to treat hypoglycaemia and as an antihypertensive)

Eumovate a brand name for clobetasone (a topical corticosteroid)

Eurax a brand name for crotamiton (an antipruritic)

Eurax-Hydrocortisone a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid) with crotamiton (an antipruritic)

everolimus a protein kinase inhibitor anticancer drug

Eviplera a brand name preparation containing rilpivirine, emtricitabine, and tenofovir (drugs for HIV/AIDS)

Evista a brand name for raloxifene (an anti-oestrogen sex hormone antagonist for osteoporosis)

Evorel a brand name for estradiol (an oestrogen)

Evotrox a brand name for levothyroxine (a thyroid hormone)

Evoxil a brand name for levofloxacin (an antibacterial)

Evra a brand-name contraceptive patch containing ethinylestradiol with norelgestromin (both female sex hormones)

Exelon a brand name for rivastigmine (a drug for Alzheimer’s disease)

exemestane an anticancer drug used for breast cancer

exenatide, an injectable antidiabetic drug

Exforge a brand name for amlodipine (a calcium channel blocker) with valsartan (an antihypertensive)

Ex-Lax a brand name for senna (a laxative)

Exocin a brand name for ofloxacin (an antibiotic)

Exorex a brand name for coal tar lotion (for psoriasis and eczema)

Extavia a brand name for interferon (an antiviral and anticancer drug)

Exterol brand-name ear drops for wax removal containing urea (an emollient) and hydrogen peroxide (an antiseptic)

ezetimibe, a lipid-lowering drug

Ezetrol a brand name for ezetimibe (a lipid-lowering drug)


factor VIIa a blood extract to promote blood clotting

factor VIII a blood extract to promote blood clotting

factor IX a blood extract to promote blood clotting

factor XIII a blood extract to promote blood clotting

famciclovir an antiviral

famotidine an anti-ulcer drug

Famvir a brand name for famciclovir (an antiviral)

Fansidar a brand-name antimalarial containing pyrimethamine and sulfadoxine

Fareston a brand name for toremifene (an anticancer drug)

Farlutal a brand name for medroxyprogesterone (a female sex hormone)

Fasigyn a brand name for tinidazole (an antibacterial)

Faslodex a brand name for fluvestrant (an anticancer drug for breast cancer)

Faverin a brand name for fluvoxamine (an antidepressant)

febuxostat a drug used to treat gout

Febzin XL a brand name for clarithromycin (an antibiotic)

Fefol a brand name for folic acid (a vitamin) with iron (a mineral)

felbinac a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

Feldene a brand name for piroxicam (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and drug for gout)

felodipine, a calcium channel blocker

Felotens XL a brand name for felodipine (calcium channel blocker)

felypressin a vasoconstrictor used in dentistry

female sex hormones

Femapak a brand-name preparation for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol and dydrogesterone

Femara a brand name for letrozole (an anticancer drug)

Fematrix a brand name for estradiol (an oestrogen)

Femodene a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and gestodene

Femodette a brand-name oral contraceptive containing gestodene and ethinyl estradiol

Femoston 1/10 & 2/10 brand-name preparations for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol and dydrogesterone

Femoston-conti a brand-name preparation for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol and dydrogesterone

FemSeven a brand name for estradiol (an oestrogen)

FemSeven Conti a brand name for estradiol with levonorgestrel for hormone replacement therapy

fenbufen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

Fencino a brand name for fentanyl (an opioid analgesic)

fenofibrate a lipid-lowering drug

fenoprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

Fenopron a brand name for fenoprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

fenoterol a sympathomimetic bronchodilator

Fenox a brand name for phenylephrine (a decongestant)

fentanyl an opioid analgesic used in general anaesthesia and labour

Fentazin a brand name for perphenazine (an antipsychotic and anti-emetic)

Feospan a brand name for iron (a mineral)

Feprapax a brand name for lofepramine (a tricyclic antidepressant)

ferric ammonium citrate iron (a mineral)

Ferriprox a brand name for deferiprone (used to treat iron overload)

Ferrograd a brand name for iron (a mineral)

Ferrograd C a brand name for iron (a mineral) with vitamin C (a vitamin)

Ferrograd Folic a brand name for folic acid (a vitamin) with iron (a mineral)

ferrous fumarate iron (a mineral)

ferrous gluconate iron (a mineral)

ferrous glycine sulphate iron (a mineral)

ferrous sulphate iron (a mineral)

Fersaday a brand name for iron (a mineral)

fexofenadine an antihistamine

Fibrazate (bezatard) XL a brand name for bezafibrate (a lipid-lowering drug)

Fibrogammin P a brand name for factor XIII (a blood extract to promote blood clotting)

Fibro-vein a brand name for sodium tetradecyl sulphate (a drug for varicose veins)

Filair a brand name for beclometasone (a corticosteroid)

filgrastim, a blood growth stimulant

Filnarine SR a brand name for morphine (an opioid analgesic)

finasteride, a male sex hormone for benign prostatic hypertrophy

Firazyr a brand name for icatibant (a drug used to treat angioedema)

Flagyl a brand name for metronidazole (an antibacterial and antiprotozoal)

Flamazine a brand name for silver sulfadiazine (a topical antibacterial)

flavoxate a urinary antispasmodic

Flebogamma a brand name for human immunoglobulin (a preparation injected to prevent infectious diseases)

flecainide an anti-arrhythmic

Flectone XL a brand name for tamsulosin (an alpha blocker for prostate disorders)

Flexin Continus a brand name for indometacin (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Flixonase a brand name for fluticasone (a corticosteroid)

Flixotide a brand name for fluticasone (a corticosteroid)

Flolan a brand name for epoprostenol (an anticoagulant and vasodilator)

Flomaxtra XL a brand name for tamsulosin (an alpha blocker for prostate disorders)

Florinef a brand name for fludrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

Floxapen a brand name for flucloxacillin (a penicillin antibiotic)

Fluanxol a brand name for flupentixol (an antipsychotic used in depression)

Fluarix a brand-name vaccine to protect against influenza

flucloxacillin, a penicillin antibiotic

fluconazole, an antifungal

flucytosine an antifungal

Fludara a brand name for fludarabine (an anticancer drug)

fludarabine an anticancer drug

fludrocortisone a corticosteroid

fludroxycortide previously known as flurandrenolone, a topical corticosteroid

flumazenil an antidote for benzodiazepine overdose

flumetasone a corticosteroid

flunitrazepam a benzodiazepine sleeping drug

fluocinolone a topical corticosteroid

fluocinonide a topical corticosteroid

fluocortolone a topical corticosteroid

Fluor-a-day a brand name for fluoride (a mineral)

fluorescein a drug used to stain the eye before examination

fluoride a mineral

Fluorigard a brand name for fluoride (a mineral)

fluorometholone a corticosteroid for eye disorders

fluorouracil an anticancer drug

fluoxetine, an antidepressant

flupentixol, an antipsychotic used in depression

fluphenazine an antipsychotic used in depression

flurandrenolone see fludroxycortide, a topical corticosteroid

flurazepam a benzodiazepine sleeping drug

flurbiprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

flutamide, an anticancer drug

fluticasone, a corticosteroid

Flutiform a brand name for combined formoterol (a sympathomimetic bronchodilator) and fluticasone (a corticosteroid)

fluvastatin a lipid-lowering drug

fluvoxamine an antidepressant

FML a brand name for fluorometholone (a corticosteroid)

folate sodium folic acid (a vitamin)

folic acid a vitamin

folinic acid a vitamin

follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) a natural hormone for infertility

follitropin alfa a drug for infertility

follitropin beta a drug for infertility

fomepizole an antidote for ethylene glycol and methanol poisoning

Fomict a brand name for fosfomycin (an antibacterial)

fondaparinux an anticoagulant

Foradil a brand name for formoterol (a bronchodilator)

Foraven XL a brand name for modified-release venlafaxine (an antidepressant)

Forceval a brand-name multivitamin preparation

Fortipine LA a brand name for modified-release nifedipine (a calcium channel blocker)

Formagin a brand name for degarelix (an anticancer drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer)

formoterol formerly known as eformoterol (a sympathomimetic bronchodilator)

Forsteo a brand name for teriparatide (a drug for bone disorders)

Fortral a brand name for pentazocine (an opioid analgesic)

Fortum a brand name for ceftazidime (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

Fosamax a brand name for alendronic acid (a drug for bone disorders)

Fosamax Once Weekly a brand name for alendronic acid (a drug for bone disorders)

fosamprenavir an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

Fosavance a brand name for alendronic acid (a drug for bone disorders) with colecalciferol (vitamin D)

Foscan a brand name for temoprofin (an anticancer drug)

foscarnet an antiviral

Foscavir a brand name for foscarnet (an antiviral)

fosfomycin an antibacterial

fosinopril an ACE inhibitor

Fostair a brand name for beclometasone (a corticosteroid) with formoterol (a sympathomimetic brochodilator)

Fragmin a brand name for dalteparin (a low-molecular-weight heparin used as an anticoagulant)

framycetin a topical aminoglycoside antibiotic for ear, eye, and skin infections

frangula a mild stimulant laxative

Frisium a brand name for clobazam (a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug)

Froben a brand name for flurbiprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Froop a brand name for furosemide (a loop diuretic)

Frovatriptan a drug for migraine

Frumil a brand name for amiloride with furosemide (both diuretics)

Frusene a brand name for furosemide with triamterene (both diuretics)

Frusol a brand name for furosemide (a loop diuretic)

FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) a natural hormone for infertility

Fucibet a brand name for betamethasone (a corticosteroid) with fusidic acid (an antibiotic)

Fucidin a brand name for fusidic acid (an antibiotic)

Fucithalmic a brand name for fusidic acid (an antibiotic)

Fultium-D3 a brand name for colecalciferol (vitamin D)

Fulvestrant an anticancer drug used for treatment of breast cancer

Fungilin a brand name for amphotericin (an antifungal)

Fungizone a brand name for amphotericin (an antifungal)

furosemide (previously known as frusemide), a loop diuretic

fusidic acid an antibiotic

Fuzeon a brand name for enfuvirtide (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

Fybogel a brand name for ispaghula (a bulk-forming agent used as a laxative and antidiarrhoeal)


gabapentin an anticonvulsant

Gabitril a brand name for tiagabine (an anticonvulsant)

galantamine a drug for dementia

Galantex a brand name for galantamine (a drug for dementia)

Galcodine a brand name for codeine (a cough suppressant)

Galenphol a brand name for pholcodine (a cough suppressant)

Galfer a brand name for iron (a mineral)

Galfer FA a brand name for folic acid (a vitamin) with iron (a mineral)

gallamine a drug used to relax the muscles in general anaesthesia

Galpseud a brand name for pseudoephedrine (a sympathomimetic decongestant)

gallstones, drug treatment for

gamma globulin an immunoglobulin

gamolenic acid an extract of evening primrose

ganciclovir an antiviral

Ganfort a brand-name preparation containing bimatoprost (a drug for glaucoma) with timolol (a beta blocker)

ganirelix a drug for treatment of infertility

Gastrobid Continus a brand name for metoclopramide (a gastrointestinal motility regulator and anti-emetic)

Gastrocote a brand-name antacid containing aluminium hydroxide, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium trisilicate, and alginic acid

Gavilast a brand name for ranitidine (an anti-ulcer drug)

Gaviscon Advance a brand-name antacid containing potassium bicarbonate with alginate

Gaviscon Extra Strength a brand-name antacid containing aluminium hydroxide, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium trisilicate, and alginic acid

Gaviscon Infant Oral a brand-name antacid containing alginates

Gedarel a brand-name combined oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and desogestrel

Gefitinib an anticancer drug

GelTears a brand of artificial tears

gemcitabine an anticancer drug

gemeprost a drug used in labour

gemfibrozil a lipid-lowering drug

Gemzar a brand name for gemcitabine (an anticancer drug)

Genotropin a brand name for somatropin (a synthetic pituitary hormone)

gentamicin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic

gentian mixture acid and alkaline, an appetite stimulant

Genticin a brand name for gentamicin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic)

Gentisone HC a brand name for gentamicin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic) with hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

Germolene a brand-name preparation containing phenol with chlorhexidine (both antiseptics)

gestodene a progestogen and oral contraceptive

Gestone a brand name for progesterone (a female sex hormone)

Giotrif a brand name for afatinib (an anticancer drug)

Glandosane a brand name for artificial saliva

glatiramer a drug for treatment of multiple sclerosis

glaucoma, drugs for

glibenclamide, an oral antidiabetic

gliclazide, an oral antidiabetic

glimepiride an oral antidiabetic

glipizide an oral antidiabetic

gliquidone an oral antidiabetic

Glivec a brand name for imatinib (an anticancer drug)

GlucaGen a brand name for glucagon (a drug for hypoglycaemia)

glucagon, a drug for hypoglycaemia

Glucobay a brand name for acarbose (an oral antidiabetic)

Glucophage a brand name for metformin (an oral antidiabetic)

Glucophage SR a brand name for modified-release metformin (an oral antidiabetic)

Glurenorm a brand name for gliquidone (an oral antidiabetic)

glutaraldehyde a topical wart treatment

Glutarol a brand name for glutaraldehyde (a topical wart preparation)

glycerol a drug used to reduce pressure inside the eye, and an ingredient in cough mixtures, skin preparations, laxative suppositories, and ear-wax softening drops

glyceryl trinitrate, an anti-angina drug

glycopyrronium bromide an anticholinergic used in general anaesthesia

Glypressin a brand name for terlipressin (a drug similar to vasopressin, a pituitary hormone, used to stop bleeding)

gold a metal used medically as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug

Golden Eye a brand name for propamidine isethionate (an antibacterial)

gonadorelin a drug for infertility

gonadotrophin chorionic a drug for infertility

goserelin a female sex hormone and anticancer drug, also used for menstrual disorders and infertility

gout, drugs for

gramicidin an aminoglycoside antibiotic for eye, ear, and skin infections

Graneodin a brand name for gramicidin with neomycin (both aminoglycoside antibiotics)

granisetron an anti-emetic

Granocyte a brand name for lenograstim (a blood growth stimulant)

Grepid a brand name for clopidogrel (an antiplatelet drug)

griseofulvin an antifungal

growth hormone also called somatropin, a pituitary hormone

growth factor inhibitors anticancer drugs

GTN 300mcg a brand name for glyceryl trinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

guaifenesin an expectorant

guanethidine an antihypertensive

Gynest a brand name for a topical HRT preparation containing estriol (an oestrogen)

Gyno-Daktarin a brand name for miconazole (an antifungal)

Gyno-Pevaryl a brand name for econazole (an antifungal)


Haelan a brand name for fludroxycortide (a topical corticosteroid)

haem arginate a drug to treat porphyria

hair loss, drugs for

Halciderm Topical a brand name for halcinonide (a topical corticosteroid)

halcinonide a topical corticosteroid

halibut liver oil a natural fish oil rich in vitamin A and vitamin D (both vitamins)

haloperidol, an antipsychotic

Halycitrol a brand name for vitamin A with vitamin D (both vitamins)

hamamelis an astringent in rectal preparations

Hay-Crom a brand name for sodium cromoglicate (an anti-allergy drug)

Hayfever and Allergy Relief/Hayfever Relief brand names for cetirizine (an antihistamine)

Haymine a brand name for chlorphenamine (an antihistamine) with ephedrine (a bronchodilator and decongestant)

HBvaxPRO a brand-name vaccine to protect against viral hepatitis B

HCG human chorionic gonadotrophin (a drug for infertility)

Hedex a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic)

Hedex Extra a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic) with caffeine

Hemabate a brand name for carboprost (a drug to control bleeding after childbirth)

Heminevrin a brand name for clomethiazole (a non-benzodiazepine, non-barbiturate sleeping drug)

heparin, an anticoagulant

heparinoid a drug applied topically to reduce inflammation of the skin

Hepatyrix a brand-name vaccine to protect against viral hepatitis A and typhoid

Hepsera a brand name for adefovir (an antiviral for chronic hepatitis B)

Herceptin brand name for trastuzumab (an anticancer drug)

hexachlorophene an antiseptic

hexamine another name for methenamine (a drug for urinary tract infections)

hexetidine an antiseptic

Hexopal a brand name for inositol nicotinate (a vasodilator)

Hibisol a brand name for chlorhexidine (an antiseptic)

Hibitane a brand name for chlorhexidine (an antiseptic)

Hioxyl a brand name for hydrogen peroxide (an antiseptic)

Hiprex a brand name for hexamine/methenamine (a drug for urinary tract infections)

Hirudoid a brand name for heparinoid (a topical anti-inflammatory)

Histalix a brand-name cough preparation containing diphenhydramine (an antihistamine), ammonium chloride, and menthol

histamine hydrochloride a drug used to treat acute myeloid leukaemia

Histoacryl a brand name for enbucrilate (a tissue adhesive)

HIV and AIDS, drugs for

histrelin an anticancer drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer

homatropine a mydriatic

hormone replacement therapy (HRT), effects of see female sex hormones

hormone therapies see anticancer drugs

Hormonin a brand name for estradiol (a female sex hormone)

Humalog a brand name for insulin lispro (a drug for diabetes)

Human Actrapid a brand name for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

Human Insulatard a brand name for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

human menopausal gonadotrophins also known as menotrophin, a drug for infertility

Human Mixtard a brand name for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

Humatrope a brand name for somatotropin, a synthetic pituitary hormone

Humira a brand name for adalimumab (a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug)

Humulin preparations a brand name for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

Hyalase a brand name for hyaluronidase (helps injections penetrate tissues)

hyaluronidase a substance that helps injections penetrate tissues

Hycamtin a brand name for topotecan (an anticancer drug)

hydralazine an antihypertensive

Hydrea a brand name for hydroxycarbamide (an anticancer drug)

hydrochlorothiazide, a thiazide diuretic

hydrocortisone, a corticosteroid and antipruritic

Hydrocortistab a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

Hydrocortone a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

hydroflumethiazide a thiazide diuretic

hydrogen peroxide an antiseptic mouthwash

hydromorphone an opioid analgesic

hydrotalcite an antacid

hydroxocobalamin vitamin B12 (a vitamin)

hydroxycarbamide previously known as hydroxyurea, a drug for chronic myeloid leukaemia

hydroxychloroquine an antimalarial and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug

hydroxyurea see hydroxycarbamide

hydroxyzine an antihistamine and anti-anxiety drug

Hygroton a brand name for chlortalidone (a thiazide diuretic)

hyoscine, a drug for irritable bowel syndrome, affecting the pupil, and to prevent motion sickness

hyperthyroidism see drugs for thyroid disorders

Hypnovel a brand name for midazolam (a benzodiazepine used as premedication)

Hypolar Retard 20 a brand name modified-release preparation of nifedipine (a calcium channel blocker)

hypothyroidism see drugs for thyroid disorders

Hypovase a brand name for prazosin (an alpha blocker antihypertensive and drug for prostate disorders)

hypromellose a substance in artificial tear preparations

Hypurin a brand name for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

Hytrin a brand name for terazosin (an alpha blocker antihypertensive and drug for prostate disorders)


ibandronic acid a drug for bone disorders

Ibugel a brand name for ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Ibuleve a brand-name gel for muscular pain relief containing ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Ibumousse a brand name for a topical foam preparation of ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

ibuprofen, a non-opioid analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

Ibuspray a brand name for ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

icatibant a drug to treat angioedema

ichthammol a substance in skin preparations for eczema

idarubicin a cytotoxic antibiotic (an anticancer drug)

idoxuridine an antiviral

ifosfamide an anticancer drug

Ikorel a brand name for nicorandil (an anti-angina drug)

Ilaxten a brand name for bilastine (an antihistamine)

iloprost a vasodilator used to treat pulmonary hypertension

Ilube a brand name for acetylcysteine (a mucolytic) with hypromellose (a substance in artificial tear preparations)

imatinib, an anticancer drug

Imdur a brand name for isosorbide mononitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

imidapril an ACE inhibitor

imiglucerase an enzyme for replacement therapy

Imigran a brand name for sumatriptan (a drug for migraine)

Imigran Radis a brand name for sumatriptan (a drug for migraine)

imipenem an antibiotic

imipramine a tricyclic antidepressant and drug for urinary disorders

imiquimod a drug to treat genital warts

Immukin a brand name for interferon gamma (an antiviral)

immunoglobulins preparations injected to prevent infectious diseases

immunosuppressant drugs

Imodium a brand name for loperamide (an antidiarrhoeal)

Implanon a brand name for etonorgestrel (a progestogen)

Imunovir a brand name for inosine pranobex (an antiviral)

Imuran a brand name for azathioprine (a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug and immunosuppressant)

Incivo a brand name for telaprevir (an antiviral for HIV/AIDS)

indapamide a thiazide-like diuretic

Inderal a brand name for propranolol (a beta blocker)

Indermil a brand name for enbucrilate (a tissue adhesive)

indinavir an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

Indivina a brand-name preparation for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol with medroxyprogesterone

Indolar a brand name for indometacin (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and drug for gout)

indometacin a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and drug for gout

indoramin an antihypertensive and drug for urinary disorders

Inegy a brand-name preparation containing simvastatin with ezetimibe (both lipid-lowering drugs)

Infacol a brand name for dimeticone (an antifoaming agent)

infertility, drugs for

inflammatory bowel disease, drugs for

infliximab, a drug for inflammatory bowel disease and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug

Influvac Sub-unit a brand-name influenza vaccine

Innohep a brand name for tinzaparin (a low-molecular-weight heparin used as an anticoagulant)

Innovace a brand name for enalapril (a vasodilator and antihypertensive)

Innozide a brand name for enalapril (a vasodilator and antihypertensive)

inosine pranobex an antiviral

inositol a drug related to nicotinic acid

Inovelon a brand name for rufinamide (an anticonvulsant drug)

Inspra a brand name for eplerenone (a drug for heart failure following a heart attack)

Insulatard a brand name for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

insulin, a drug for diabetes

insulin aspart a type of insulin (a drug for diabetes)

insulin detemir a type of insulin (a drug for diabetes)

insulin glargine a type of insulin (a drug for diabetes)

insulin glulisine a type of insulin (a drug for diabetes)

insulin isphane a type of insulin (a drug for diabetes)

insulin lispro a type of insulin (a drug for diabetes)

Insuman a brand name for insulin (human) (a drug for diabetes)

Intal a brand name for sodium cromoglicate (an anti-allergy drug)

Integrilin a brand name for eptifibatide (an antiplatelet drug for prevention of heart attacks)

interferon, an antiviral and anticancer drug

Intralgin a brand-name topical gel for muscle strains and sprains

Intrinsa a brand name for testosterone (a male sex hormone)

Intron-A a brand name for interferon (an antiviral and anticancer drug)

Invanz a brand name for ertapenem (an antibiotic)

Invirase a brand name for saquinavir (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

Invita D3 a brand name for colecalciferol (vitamin D)

Invivac a brand-name influenza vaccine

iodine a mineral

Iopidine a brand name for apraclonidine (a drug for glaucoma)

ipecacuanha a drug used to induce vomiting in drug overdose and poisoning, also used as an expectorant

Ipocol a brand name for mesalazine (a drug for ulcerative colitis)

ipratropium bromide, a bronchodilator

irbesartan, an angiotensin II blocker (a vasodilator and antihypertensive)

Iressa a brand name for gefitinib (an anticancer drug)

irinotecan an anticancer drug

iron a mineral

irritable bowel syndrome, drugs for

Isib a brand name for isosorbide mononitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

Ismo a brand name for isosorbide mononitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

isocarboxazid an MAOI antidepressant

Isodur a brand name for isosorbide mononitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

isoflurane a volatile liquid inhaled as a general anaesthetic

Isogel a brand name for ispaghula (a laxative and antidiarrhoeal)

Isoket a brand name for isosorbide dinitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

isometheptene mucate a drug for migraine

isoniazid, an antituberculous drug

isophane insulin a type of insulin (a drug for diabetes)

isoprenaline a bronchodilator

Isopto Alkaline a brand name for hypromellose (a substance in artificial tear preparations)

Isopto Frin brand-name eye drops containing phenylephrine (a decongestant) and hypromellose (a substance in artificial tear preparations)

Isopto Plain brand-name eye drops containing phenylephrine (a decongestant) and hypromellose (a substance in artificial tear preparations)

isosorbide dinitrate, a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug

isosorbide mononitrate, a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug

Isotard a brand name for isosorbide mononitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

isotretinoin, a drug for acne

Isotrex a brand name for isotretinoin (a drug for acne)

Isotrexin a brand name for isotretinoin with erythromycin (a drug for acne)

ispaghula a bulk-forming agent for constipation and diarrhoea

Istin a brand name for amlodipine (a calcium channel blocker and antihypertensive)

itraconazole an antifungal

ivabradine an anti-angina drug

ivermectin an anthelmintic


J. Collis Browne’s Mixture a brand-name antidiarrhoea preparation containing morphine and peppermint oil

J. Collis Browne’s Tablets a brand-name antidiarrhoea preparation containing morphine, kaolin, and calcium carbonate

Janumet a brand-name preparation of sitagliptin with metformin (both antidiabetic drugs)

Januvia a brand name for sitagliptin (an antidiabetic drug)

Javlor a brand name for vinflunine (an anticancer drug)

Jext a brand name for epinephrine

Joy-rides a brand name for hyoscine hydrobromide (used to prevent motion sickness)


Kadcyla a brand name for trastuzumab (an anticancer drug)

Kaletra a brand name for lopinavir with ritonavir (both antiretrovirals for HIV/AIDS)

Kalspare a brand name for triamterene with chlortalidone (both diuretics)

Kalten a brand name for amiloride with hydrochlorothiazide (both diuretics) and atenolol (a beta blocker)

Kamillosan a brand-name ointment containing chamomile used for treating nappy rash, sore nipples, and chapped skin

kaolin an absorbent used as an antidiarrhoeal

Kapake a brand name for codeine (an opioid analgesic) and paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic)

Kaplan a brand-name preparation of atenolol (a beta-blocker) with amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide (both diuretics)

Karvol a brand name for menthol (a decongestant inhalant)

Kay-Cee-L a brand name potassium supplement (a mineral)

Kefadim a brand name for ceftazidime (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

Keflex a brand name for cefalexin (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

Keftid a brand name for cefaclor (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

Kemadrin a brand name for procyclidine (a drug for parkinsonism)

Kemicetine a brand name for chloramphenicol (an antibiotic)

Kenalog a brand name for triamcinolone (a corticosteroid)

Kentera a brand name for oxybutynin (a drug for urinary disorders)

Kepivance a brand name for palifermin (a drug used to treat side effects of cancer treatment)

Keppra a brand name for levetiracetam (an anticonvulsant)

Keral a brand name for dexketoprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

ketamine a drug used to induce general anaesthesia; also a drug of abuse

Ketek a brand name for telithromycin (an antibiotic)

Ketocid a brand name for ketoprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

ketoconazole, an antifungal

ketoprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

ketorolac a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory used as an analgesic

ketotifen an antihistamine similar to sodium cromoglicate for allergies and asthma

Ketovail a brand name for ketoprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Ketovite a brand-name vitamin supplement

Kineret a brand name for anakinra (a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug)

Kivexa a brand name for abacavir with lamivudine (both antiretrovirals for HIV/AIDS)

Klaricid a brand name for clarithromycin (an antibiotic)

Klean-prep a brand-name osmotic laxative

Kliofem a brand-name product for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol and norethisterone

Kliovance a brand-name product for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol and norethisterone

Kloref a brand-name potassium supplement (a mineral)

Kolanticon a brand name for aluminium hydroxide and magnesium oxide (both antacids) with dicycloverine (an anticholinergic antispasmodic) and simeticone (an antifoaming agent)

Komboglyze a brand name for metformin with saxagliptin (both drugs for diabetes)

Konakion a brand name for phytomenadione (vitamin K)

Kwells/Kwells Adult a brand name for hyoscine hydrobromide used to prevent motion sickness

Kytril a brand name for granisetron (an anti-emetic)


labetalol a beta blocker

labour, drugs used in

lacidipine a calcium channel blocker

lacosamide an anticonvulsant drug used to control epilepsy

Lacri-Lube a brand-name eye ointment for dry eyes

lactic acid an ingredient in wart preparations, emollients, and pessaries

Lactugal a brand name for lactulose (an osmotic laxative)

lactulose, an osmotic laxative

Ladropen a brand name for flucloxacillin (a penicillin antibiotic)

Lamictal a brand name for lamotrigine (an anticonvulsant)

Lamisil AT 1% Cream/Gel/Spray a brand name for terbinafine (an antifungal)

Lamisil Cream a brand name for terbinafine (an antifungal)

Lamisil Once a brand name for terbinafine (an antifungal)

Lamisil Tablets a brand name for terbinafine (an antifungal)

lamivudine, an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B

lamotrigine, an anticonvulsant

Lanoxin a brand name for digoxin (a digitalis drug)

lanreotide an anticancer drug, also used for endocrine disorders

lansoprazole, an anti-ulcer drug

Lantus a brand name for insulin glargine (a type of insulin, a drug for diabetes)

Lanvis a brand name for tioguanine (an anticancer drug)

lapatinib an anticancer drug

Larafen a brand name for ketoprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Larapam a brand name for tramadol (an opioid analgesic)

Largactil a brand name for chlorpromazine (a phenothiazine antipsychotic and anti-emetic)

Lariam a brand name for mefloquine (an antimalarial)

Lasikal a brand name for furosemide (a loop diuretic) with potassium (a mineral)

Lasilactone a brand name for furosemide with spironolactone (both diuretics)

Lasix a brand name for furosemide (a loop diuretic)

Lasonil a brand name for heparinoid (a topical anti-inflammatory)

Lasoride a brand name for amiloride (a potassium-sparing diuretic) with furosemide (a loop diuretic and antihypertensive)

Lassar’s paste a preparation for psoriasis containing zinc oxide, salicylic acid and starch

latanoprost, a drug for glaucoma


Laxoberal a brand name for sodium picosulfate (a stimulant laxative)

Ledclair a brand name for sodium calcium edetate (an antidote for poisoning with lead and heavy metals)

Lederfolin a brand name for calcium folinate (used to reduce side effects of methotrexate)

Ledermycin a brand name for demeclocycline (a tetracycline antibiotic)

leflunomide a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug

Lemsip Max a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic) with phenylephrine (a decongestant) and caffeine

Lemtrada a brand name for alemtuzumab (an anticancer drug)

lenograstim a blood growth stimulant

lepirudin an anticoagulant

leprosy, drug treatment for

lercanidipine a calcium channel blocker

Lescol a brand name for fluvastatin (a lipid-lowering drug)

letrozole an anticancer drug

leucovorin a vitamin (also called calcium folinate or folinic acid)

Leukeran a brand name for chlorambucil (an anticancer drug)

leukotriene antagonists substances used to treat asthma

leuprorelin a drug for menstrual disorders and prostate cancer

levamisole an anthelmintic

Levemir a brand name for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

Levest a brand name for a combined oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel

levetiracetam, an anticonvulsant

Levitra a brand name for vardenafil (a drug for erectile dysfunction)

levobunolol a beta blocker and drug for glaucoma

levobupivacaine a local anaesthetic

levocetirizine, an antihistamine

levodopa, a drug for parkinsonism

levofloxacin, an antibacterial

levomenthol an alcohol from mint oils used as an inhalation and topical antipruritic

levomepromazine previously known as methotrimeprazine (an antipsychotic)

Levonelle 1500 a brand name for levonorgestrel (a female sex hormone and oral contraceptive)

Levonelle One Step a brand name for levonorgestrel (a female sex hormone and oral contraceptive)

levonorgestrel, a female sex hormone and oral contraceptive

levothyroxine previously known as thyroxine (a thyroid hormone)

Librium a brand name for chlordiazepoxide (a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug)

lidocaine previously known as lignocaine (a local anaesthetic, anti-arrhythmic, and antipruritic)

lignocaine see lidocaine

Li-liquid a brand name for lithium (a drug for mania)

lincosamides antibiotics

linezolid an antibiotic

Lioresal a brand name for baclofen (a muscle relaxant)

liothyronine a thyroid hormone

Lipantil a brand name for fenofibrate (a lipid-lowering drug)

lipid-lowering drugs

Lipitor a brand name for atorvastatin (a lipid-lowering drug)

Lipostat a brand name for pravastatin (a cholesterol-lowering agent)

liquid paraffin a lubricating agent used as a laxative and in artificial tear preparations

Liquifilm Tears brand-name eye drops containing polyvinyl acetate (artificial tears)

liquorice a substance for peptic ulcers

Lisicostad a brand-name preparation containing lisinopril (an ACE inhibitor) and hydrochlorothiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

lisinopril, an ACE inhibitor

Liskonum a brand name for lithium (a drug for mania)

lisuride a drug for parkinsonism

lithium, a drug for mania

Lithonate a brand name for lithium (a drug for mania)

Livial a brand name for tibolone (a female sex hormone)

Loceryl a brand name for amorolfine (an antifungal)

Locoid a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

Locorten-Vioform a brand name for clioquinol (an anti-infective skin preparation) with flumetasone (a corticosteroid)

Lodine a brand name for etodolac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

lodoxamide an anti-allergy drug

Loestrin 20, Loestrin 30 brand-name oral contraceptives containing ethinylestradiol and norethisterone

lofepramine, a tricyclic antidepressant

lofexidine a drug to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms

Logynon a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel

Logynon ED a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel

Lomont a brand name for lofepramine (a tricyclic antidepressant)

Lomotil a brand-name antidiarrhoeal containing atropine and diphenoxylate

lomustine an alkylating agent for Hodgkin’s disease

Loniten a brand name for minoxidil (an antihypertensive)

Longtec a brand name for oxycodone (an opioid analgesic)

loop diuretics types of diuretic drugs

loperamide, an antidiarrhoeal

Lopid a brand name for gemfibrozil (a lipid-lowering drug)

lopinavir an antiretroviral used for HIV/AIDS

loprazolam a benzodiazepine sleeping drug

Lopresor a brand name for metoprolol (a cardioselective beta blocker)

Loramyc a brand name for miconazole (an antifungal)

loratadine, an antihistamine

lorazepam, a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug and sleeping drug

lormetazepam a benzodiazepine sleeping drug

Loron a brand name for sodium clodronate (a drug for bone disorders in some types of cancer)

losartan, an angiotensin II blocker (a vasodilator and antihypertensive)

Losec a brand name for omeprazole (an anti-ulcer drug)

Lotriderm a brand-name product containing betamethasone (a corticosteroid) and clotrimazole (an antifungal)

Lubristil a brand name for hyaluronate (artificial tears)

Lucentis a brand name for ranibizumab (a drug used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration)

Lugol’s solution an iodine solution for an overactive thyroid gland

Lumecare carbomer, hypromellose, and sodium hyaluronate brand names for artificial tears’ solutions

lumefantrine an antimalarial

Lumigan a brand name for bimatoprost (a drug for glaucoma)

Lustral a brand name for sertraline (an antidepressant)

luteinizing hormone (LH) an infertility drug

lutropin alfa a drug for infertility

Lyclear a brand name for permethrin (a topical antiparasitic)

Lyflex a brand of baclofen (a muscle relaxant)

lymecycline a tetracycline antibiotic

Lypsyl Aciclovir 5% Cold Sore Cream a brand-name preparation of aciclovir (an antiviral)

Lyrica a brand name for pregabalin (an anticonvulsant also used for neuropathic pain)

Lyrinel XL a brand name for oxybutynin (a drug for urinary disorders)

Lysovir a brand name for amantadine (an antiviral for influenza and drug for parkinsonism)


Maalox a brand-name antacid containing aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide

Maalox Plus a brand-name antacid containing aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and simeticone (an antifoaming agent)

Mabron a brand name for tramadol (an opioid analgesic)

MabThera a brand name for rituximab (an anticancer drug)

Macrobid a brand name for nitrofurantoin (an antibacterial)

macrolides types of antibiotics

Macugen a brand name for pegaptanib (a drug for age-related macular degeneration)

Madopar a brand name for levodopa (a drug for parkinsonism) with benserazide (a drug to enhance the effect of levodopa)

Madopar CR a brand name for levodopa (a drug for parkinsonism) with benserazide (a drug to enhance the effects of levodopa)

Magnapen a brand name for ampicillin with flucloxacillin (both penicillin antibiotics)

magnesium a mineral

magnesium alginate an antifoaming agent

magnesium aspartate a magnesium supplement (a mineral)

magnesium carbonate an antacid

magnesium citrate an osmotic laxative

magnesium glycerol phosphate a magnesium supplement (a mineral)

magnesium hydroxide, an antacid and laxative

magnesium oxide an antacid

magnesium sulphate an osmotic laxative

magnesium trisilicate an antacid

Malarivon a brand-name antimalarial containing chloroquine

Malarone a brand-name antimalarial containing proguanil with atovaquone

malathion, an antiparasitic for head lice and scabies

male sex hormones

Manerix a brand name for moclobemide (a reversible MAOI antidepressant)

Manevac a brand name for ispaghula (a bulk-forming agent) with senna (a stimulant laxative)

mannitol an osmotic diuretic

maraviroc a drug used to treat HIV infection

Marcain a brand name for bupivacaine (a local anaesthetic used in labour)

Marevan a brand name for warfarin (an anticoagulant)

Mariosea XL a brand name for tolterodine (an anticholinergic)

Martapan a brand name for dexamethasone (a corticosteroid)

Marvelon a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and desogestrel (both female sex hormones)

Maxalt a brand name for rizatriptan (a drug for migraine)

Maxepa a brand name for concentrated fish oils (used to reduce fats in the blood)

Maxidex a brand name for dexamethasone (a corticosteroid) with hypromellose (a substance in artificial tear preparations)

Maxitram SR a brand name for tramadol (an opioid analgesic)

Maxitrol a brand name for dexamethasone (a corticosteroid) with hypromellose (a substance used in artificial tear preparations), and neomycin and polymyxin B (both antibiotics)

Maxolon a brand name for metoclopramide (a gastrointestinal motility regulator and anti-emetic)

Maxolon High Dose a brand name for metoclopramide (a gastrointestinal motility regulator and anti-emetic) used with chemotherapy only

Maxolon SR a brand name for modified-release metoclopramide (a gastrointestinal motility regulator and anti-emetic)

Maxtrex a brand name for methotrexate (an antimetabolite anticancer drug)

MCT oil a nutritional supplement used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis

mebendazole an anthelmintic

mebeverine, an antispasmodic for irritable bowel syndrome

mecysteine a mucolytic for coughs

Medijel a brand name for a pain-relieving mouth gel containing lidocaine (a local anaesthetic) and aminacrine (an antiseptic)

Medikinet XL a brand name for methylphenidate (a nervous system stimulant)

Medinol a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic)

Medised a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic) with diphenhydramine (an antihistamine)

Medrone a brand name for methylprednisolone (a corticosteroid)

medroxyprogesterone, a female sex hormone and anticancer drug

mefenamic acid, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

mefloquine, an antimalarial

Megace a brand name for megestrol (a female sex hormone and anticancer drug)

megestrol a female sex hormone and anticancer drug

melatonin a hormone

meloxicam a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and non-opioid analgesic

melphalan an alkylating agent for multiple myeloma

memantidine an NMDA receptor antagonist used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

menadiol vitamin K (a vitamin)

meningitis, drugs for

Menitorix a brand-name vaccine to protect against Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis

menopause see female sex hormones

menotrophin a drug for infertility; also known as human menopausal gonadotrophins

menstrual disorders, drugs used to treat

menthol an alcohol from mint oils used as an inhalation and topical antipruritic

Menveo a brand-name vaccine to protect against meningitis A, C, W135, and Y

mepacrine an antiprotozoal for giardiasis

Mepact a brand name for mifamurtide (an anticancer drug)

mepivacaine a local anaesthetic

Mepradec a brand name for omeprazole (an anti-ulcer drug)

meprobamate an anti-anxiety drug

meptazinol an opioid analgesic

Meptid a brand name for meptazinol (an opioid analgesic)

Merbentyl a brand name for dicycloverine (a drug for irritable bowel syndrome)

mercaptamine a drug used for metabolic disorders

mercaptopurine an anticancer drug

Mercilon a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and desogestrel (both female sex hormones)

Merocaine Lozenges a brand-name preparation for sore throat and minor mouth infections, containing benzocaine (a local anaesthetic) and cetylpyridinium (a topical antiseptic)

Merocets a brand-name preparation for sore throat and minor mouth infections, containing cetylpyridinium (a topical antiseptic)

Meronem a brand name for meropenem (an antibiotic)

meropenem an antibiotic

mesalazine, a drug for ulcerative colitis

mesna a drug used to protect the urinary tract from damage caused by some anticancer drugs

mesterolone a male sex hormone

Mestinon a brand name for pyridostigmine (a drug for myasthenia gravis)

mestranol an oestrogen and oral contraceptive

Metanium a brand-name barrier ointment containing titanium dioxide, titanium peroxide and titanium salicylate

metaraminol a drug used to treat hypotension (low blood pressure)

metformin, a drug for diabetes

methadone, an opioid used as an analgesic and to treat heroin dependence

Methadose a brand name for methadone (an opioid used as an analgesic and to ease heroin withdrawal)

Metharose a brand name for methadone (an opioid used as an analgesic and to ease heroin withdrawal)

methenamine a drug for urinary tract infections

methocarbamol a muscle relaxant

methotrexate, an anticancer drug and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug

methotrimeprazine the former name for levomepromazine (an antipsychotic)

methylcellulose, a laxative, antidiarrhoeal, and artificial tear preparation

methyldopa an antihypertensive

methylphenidate, a nervous system stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy

methylprednisolone a corticosteroid

methyl salicylate a topical analgesic for muscle and joint pain

methysergide a drug to prevent migraine

metipranolol a beta blocker for glaucoma

metirosine a drug for phaeochromocytoma (tumour of the adrenal glands)

metoclopramide, a gastrointestinal motility regulator and anti-emetic

Metoject a brand-name preparation of methotrexate (an anticancer drug and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug)

metolazone a thiazide-like diuretic

Metopirone a brand name for metyrapone (a diuretic)

metoprolol, a beta blocker

Metosyn a brand name for fluocinonide (a topical corticosteroid)

Metrogel a brand name for topical metronidazole (an antibacterial)

Metrolyl a brand name for metronidazole (an antibacterial and antiprotozoal)

metronidazole, an antibacterial and antiprotozoal

Metrotop a brand name for topical metronidazole (an antibacterial)

metyrapone a diuretic used to reduce fluid retention in Cushing’s disease

mexiletine an anti-arrhythmic

Mexitil a brand name for mexiletine (an anti-arrhythmic)

Mezavant XL a brand-name modified-release preparation of mesalazine (a drug for ulcerative colitis)

Mezzopram a brand name for omeprazole (an anti-ulcer drug)

Miacalcit a brand name for calcitonin (salmon) (a drug for bone disorders)

mianserin an antidepressant

Micardis a brand name for telmisartan (an angiotensin II blocker vasodilator and antihypertensive drug)

Micardis Plus a brand-name antihypertensive containing telmisartan (an angiotensin II blocker vasodilator) with hydrochlorothiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

miconazole, an antifungal

Microgynon 30 a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel

Micronor a brand-name oral contraceptive containing norethisterone

Microval a brand-name oral contraceptive containing levonorgestrel

midazolam a benzodiazepine used as premedication

Midrid a brand-name drug for migraine containing paracetamol and isometheptene mucate

mifamurtide an anticancer drug used to treat some bone cancers

Mifegyne a brand name for mifepristone (a drug used during labour)

mifepristone a drug used during labour

migraine, drugs for

Migraleve a brand-name drug for migraine containing codeine, paracetamol, and buclizine

Migraleve Ultra a brand-name drug containing sumatriptan (a drug for migraine)

MigraMax a brand-name drug for migraine containing aspirin (a non-opioid analgesic) with metoclopramide (a gastrointestinal motility regulator and anti-emetic)

Migril a brand-name drug for migraine containing ergotamine, caffeine, and cyclizine

Mildison a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

Milk of Magnesia a brand name for magnesium hydroxide (an antacid and laxative)

Millinette 20/75 & 30/75 brand name combined oral contraceptives containing ethinylestradiol and gestodene (a progestogen)

Milpar a brand-name laxative containing magnesium hydroxide and liquid paraffin

milrinone a drug used for its vasodilator effects and for heart failure


Minijet Adrenaline a brand name for epinephrine (a drug for anaphylaxis)

Minims Atropine a brand name for atropine (a mydriatic)

Minims Chloramphenicol a brand name for chloramphenicol (an antibiotic)

Minims Cyclopentolate a brand name for cyclopentolate (an anticholinergic mydriatic)

Minims Dexamethasone a brand name for dexamethasone (a corticosteroid)

Minims Gentamicin a brand name for gentamicin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic)

Minims Phenylephrine a brand name for phenylephrine (a decongestant)

Minims Pilocarpine a brand name for pilocarpine (a miotic for glaucoma)

Minims Prednisolone a brand name for prednisolone (a corticosteroid)

Minitran a brand name for glyceryl trinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

Minocin a brand name for minocycline (a tetracycline antibiotic)

minocycline, a tetracycline antibiotic

Minodiab a brand name for glipizide (an oral antidiabetic)

minoxidil, an antihypertensive and treatment for male pattern baldness

Mintec a brand name for peppermint oil (a substance for irritable bowel syndrome)

Mintezol a brand name for tiabendazole (an anthelmintic)

Minulet a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and gestodene

Mirapexin a brand name for pramipexole (a drug for parkinsonism)

Mircera a brand name for erythropoietin

Mirena an intrauterine contraceptive device containing levonorgestrel (a female sex hormone)

mirtazapine, an antidepressant

Mirvaso a brand name for brimonidine (a treatment for rosacea)

misoprostol, an anti-ulcer drug

mitobronitol an anticancer drug

mitomycin a cytotoxic antibiotic for breast, stomach, and bladder cancer

mitoxantrone previously known as mitozantrone, an anticancer drug

mivacurium a drug used to relax muscles during general anaesthesia

Mixtard preparations brand names for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

mizolastine an antihistamine

Mizollen a brand name for mizolastine (an antihistamine)

MMR II a brand-name vaccine to protect against mumps, measles, and rubella

Mobiflex a brand name for tenoxicam (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

moclobemide a reversible MAOI antidepressant

modafinil, a nervous system stimulant used for narcolepsy and excessive sleepiness

Modalim a brand name for ciprofibrate (a lipid-lowering drug)

Modecate a brand name for fluphenazine (an antipsychotic)

Modigraf a brand name for tacrolimus (an immunosuppressant)

Modisal a brand name for isosorbide mononitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

Moditen a brand name for fluphenazine (an antipsychotic)

Modrasone a brand name for alclometasone (a topical corticosteroid)

Moduret-25 a brand name for amiloride with hydrochlorothiazide (both diuretics)

Moduretic a brand name for amiloride with hydrochlorothiazide (both diuretics)

moexipril an ACE inhibitor

Mogadon a brand name for nitrazepam (a benzodiazepine sleeping drug)

Molipaxin a brand name for trazodone (an antidepressant)

molybdenum a mineral required in minute amounts in the diet; poisonous if ingested in large quantities

mometasone, a topical corticosteroid

Monigen XL a brand name for isosorbide mononitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

monoclonal antibodies anticancer drugs

Monomax a brand name for isosorbide mononitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

Monomil XL a brand name for isosorbide mononitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

Monopost a brand name for latanoprost (a drug for glaucoma)

Monosorb XL a brand name for isosorbide mononitrate (a nitrate vasodilator and anti-angina drug)

Monphytol a brand-name antifungal for athlete’s foot

montelukast (a leukotriene antagonist for asthma and bronchospasm)

moracizine an anti-arrhythmic agent

Morphgesic SR a brand name for morphine (an opioid analgesic)

morphine, an opioid analgesic

Morvesin XL a brand-name product containing tamsulosin (an alpha blocker for prostate disorders)

Motens a brand name for lacidipine (a calcium channel blocker)

Motifene a brand name for diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Motilium a brand name for domperidone (an anti-emetic)

Movelat a brand-name topical anti-inflammatory containing mucopolysaccharide and salicylic acid

Movicol a brand-name osmotic laxative

moxifloxacin an antibiotic

moxisylyte previously known as thymoxamine, a drug used to reduce pupil size after examination and as a vasodilator to improve blood supply to the limbs

moxonidine, a centrally acting antihypertensive

Mozobil a brand name for plerixafor (a drug used to mobilize stem cells in patients with multiple myeloma or lymphoma)

MST Continus a brand name for morphine (an opioid analgesic)

Mucodyne a brand name for carbocisteine (a mucolytic decongestant)

Mucogel a brand-name antacid containing aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide

Multaq a brand name for dronaderone (an anti-arrhythmic)

mupirocin an antibacterial for skin infections

Murine Eye Drops a brand-name preparation containing naphazoline (a topical sympathomimetic)

muscle relaxants

MXL a brand name for morphine sulphate (an opioid analgesic)

myasthenia gravis, drugs used for

Mycifor XL a brand name for clarithromycin (an antibiotic)

Mycil a brand name for tolnaftate (an antifungal)

Mycobutin a brand name for rifabutin (an antituberculous drug)

mycophenolate mofetil an immunosuppressant drug

Mycota a brand name for undecanoate acid (an antifungal)

Mydriacyl a brand name for tropicamide (a mydriatic)

Mydrilate a brand name for cyclopentolate (an anticholinergic mydriatic)

Myelobromol a brand name for mitobronitol (an anticancer drug)

Myforic a brand name for mycophenolic acid (an immunosuppressant)

Myleran a brand name for busulphan (an alkylating anticancer drug)

Myocet a brand name for doxorubicin (a cytotoxic anticancer drug)

Myocrisin a brand name for sodium aurothiomalate (a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug)

Myotonine a brand name for bethanechol (a parasympathomimetic for urinary retention)


nabilone an anti-emetic used to treat nausea and vomiting induced by anticancer drugs

nabumetone a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

nadolol a beta blocker

nafarelin a drug for menstrual disorders

naftidrofuryl, a vasodilator

Nalcrom a brand name for sodium cromoglicate (an anti-allergy drug)

nalidixic acid an antibacterial

Nalorex a brand name for naltrexone (a drug for opioid withdrawal)

naloxone an antidote for opioid poisoning

naltrexone a drug for opioid withdrawal

nandrolone an anabolic steroid

naphazoline (a topical sympathomimetic)

Napratec a brand-name antirheumatic drug containing naproxen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and drug for gout) and misoprostol (an anti-ulcer drug)

Naprosyn a brand name for naproxen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and drug for gout)

naproxen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and drug for gout

Naramig a brand name for naratriptan (a drug for migraine)

naratriptan a drug for migraine

Nardil a brand name for phenelzine (an MAOI antidepressant)

Naropin a brand name for ropivacaine (a local anaesthetic)

Nasacort a brand name for triamcinolone (a corticosteroid)

Naseptin a brand name for chlorhexidine (an antiseptic) with neomycin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic)

Nasonex a brand name for mometasone (a topical corticosteroid)

natalizumab a monoclonal antibody used to treat multiple sclerosis

nateglinide a drug for diabetes

Natrilix a brand name for indapamide (a thiazide-like diuretic)

Navelbine a brand name for vinorelbine (anticancer drug)

Navidrex a brand name for cyclopenthiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

Navispare a brand name for cyclopenthiazide with amiloride (both diuretics)

Navoban a brand name for tropisetron (an anti-emetic)

Nebido a brand name for testosterone (a male sex hormone)

Nebilet a brand name for nebivolol (a beta blocker antihypertensive)

nebivolol a beta blocker (an antihypertensive)

nedocromil a drug similar to sodium cromoglicate used to prevent asthma attacks

nefopam a non-opioid analgesic

Negaban a brand name for temocillin (an antibiotic)

nelarabine an antimetabolite and anticancer drug

nelfinavir an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

Neoclarityn a brand name for desloratadine (an antihistamine)

Neo-Cortef a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid) and neomycin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic)

neomycin an aminoglycoside antibiotic used in ear drops

Neo-NaClex a brand name for bendroflumethiazide (a thiazide diuretic)

Neoral a brand name for ciclosporin (an immunosuppressant)

NeoRecormon a brand name for erythropoietin (a kidney hormone)

Neosporin a brand name for gramicidin with neomycin and polymyxin B (all antibiotics)

neostigmine a drug for myasthenia gravis

Neotigason a brand name for acitretin (a drug for psoriasis)

Nerisone a brand name for diflucortolone (a topical corticosteroid)

nervous system stimulants

Netillin a brand name for netilmicin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic)

netilmicin an aminoglycoside antibiotic

Neulasta a brand name for pegfilgrastim (a blood growth stimulant)

Neupogen a brand name for filgrastim (a blood growth stimulant)

Neupro a brand name for rotigotine (a drug for parkinsonism)

NeuroBloc a brand-name injection of botulinum toxin used to treat spasmodic torticollis

Neurontin a brand name for gabapentin (an anticonvulsant also used for neuropathic pain)

nevirapine an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

Nexium a brand name for esomeprazole (an anti-ulcer drug)

niacin a vitamin

niacinamide an old name for niacin (a vitamin)

nicardipine a calcium channel blocker

NicAssist a brand-name nicotine patch used as a smoking cesssation aid

niclosamide an anthelmintic for tapeworms

Nicopass a brand name for nicotine used as a smoking cessation aid

Nicopatch a brand-name nicotine patch used as a smoking cessation aid

nicorandil, an anti-angina drug

Nicorette a brand for nicotine used as a smoking cessation aid

nicotinamide a B vitamin (a vitamin)

nicotine, a nervous system stimulant, a drug of abuse, and an insecticide

Nicotinell a brand name for nicotine used as a smoking cessation aid

nicotinic acid a vasodilator, lipid-lowering drug, and vitamin

nicotinyl alcohol tartrate niacin, a vitamin

nicoumalone the former name for acenocoumarol (an anticoagulant)

nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker

Nifedipress MR a brand name for nifedipine (a calcium channel blocker)

Niferex a brand name for iron (a mineral)

Night Nurse a brand-name preparation for relief of cold symptoms containing paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic) with promethazine (an antihistamine and anti-emetic) and dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant)

nilotinib an anticancer drug

nimodipine a calcium channel blocker

Nimotop a brand name for nimodipine (a calcium channel blocker)

Nipatra a brand name for sildenafil (a drug for pulmonary hypertension)

Nipent a brand name for pentostatin (an anticancer drug)

NiQuitin CQ a brand name for nicotine used as a smoking cessation aid

nisoldipine a calcium channel blocker

nitrazepam, a benzodiazepine sleeping drug

Nitrocine a brand name for glyceryl trinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

Nitro-Dur a brand name for glyceryl trinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

nitrofurantoin an antibacterial

Nitrolingual a brand name for glyceryl trinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

Nitronal a brand name for glyceryl trinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

nitroprusside an antihypertensive

nitrous oxide an anaesthetic gas

Nivaquine a brand name for chloroquine (an antimalarial and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug)

Nivemycin a brand name for neomycin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic)

Nivestim a brand name for filgrastim (a blood growth stimulant used to treat neutropenia)

nizatidine an anti-ulcer drug

Nizoral a brand name for ketoconazole (an antifungal)

Nocutil a brand name for desmopressin (a pituitary hormone used for diabetes insipidus)

nomegestrol a progestogen hormone for contraception

nonacog alfa a synthetic form of factor IX to promote blood clotting

Non-Drowsy Sudafed a brand name for phenylephrine (a decongestant)

nonoxinol-9 a spermicidal agent

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Nootropil a brand name for piracetam (an anticonvulsant)

noradrenaline the former name for norepinephrine, a drug similar to epinephrine used to treat shock

Norditropin a brand name for somatropin (a synthetic pituitary hormone)

norepinephrine previously known as adrenaline, a drug similar to epinephrine used to treat shock

norethisterone, a female sex hormone and oral contraceptive

norfloxacin an antibacterial

Norgalax a brand name for docusate (a stimulant laxative)

norgestimate an oral contraceptive

Norgeston a brand-name oral contraceptive containing levonorgestrel

norgestrel a progestogen

Noriday a brand-name oral contraceptive containing norethisterone

Norimin a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and norethisterone

Norinyl-1 a brand-name oral contraceptive containing norethisterone and mestranol

Noristerat a brand-name injectable contraceptive containing norethisterone (a female sex hormone)

Noritate a brand name for metronidazole (an antibacterial) and antiprotozoal)

Normacol Plus a brand name for frangula with sterculia (both laxatives)

Normax a brand name for dantron and docusate (both laxatives)

Normosang a brand name for haem arginate (a drug to treat porphyria)

Norphyllin SR a brand name for aminophylline (a bronchodilator)

Norprolac a brand name for quinagolide (a drug for infertility and hyperprolactinaemia)

nortriptyline a tricyclic antidepressant

Norvir a brand name for ritonavir (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

Novofem a brand-name preparation containing estradiol with norethisterone (both female sex hormones)

Novolizer a brand name for budesonide (a corticosteroid)

NovoMix a brand name for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

NovoRapid a brand name for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

NovoSeven a brand of factor VIIa (a blood extract to promote blood clotting)

Noyada a brand name for captopril (an ACE inhibitor)

Nozinan a brand name for methotrimeprazine (an antipsychotic)

Nuelin a brand name for theophylline (a bronchodilator)

Nulojix a brand name for belatercept (an immunosuppressant)

Nurofen a brand name for ibuprofen (a non-opioid analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Nurofen Plus a brand name for ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) with codeine (an opioid analgesic)

Nu-Seals Aspirin a brand name for aspirin (a non-opioid analgesic and antiplatelet drug)

Nutraplus a brand name for urea (an emollient)

Nutrizym GR a brand name for pancreatin (a preparation of pancreatic enzymes)

Nuvelle Continuous a brand-name preparation for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol and levonorgestrel (both female sex hormones)

NYDA a brand name for dimeticone (an anti-parasite drug)

Nylax a brand-name stimulant laxative

Nystaform a brand name for nystatin (an antifungal) with chlorhexidine (an antiseptic)

Nystaform-HC a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid) with nystatin (an antifungal) and chlorhexidine (an antiseptic)

Nystan a brand name for nystatin (an antifungal)

nystatin, an antifungal

Nytol a brand-name preparation for sleep disturbance containing diphenhydramine (an antihistamine)


Oasis a brand-name preparation for cystitis containing sodium citrate and sucrose

Occlusal a brand name for salicylic acid (a wart remover)

Octasa a brand name for mesalazine (a drug for ulcerative colitis)

Octim a brand name for desmopressin (a pituitary hormone used for diabetes insipidus)

octocog alfa synthetic form of factor VIII (a blood extract to promote blood clotting)

octreotide a synthetic pituitary hormone used to relieve symptoms of cancer of the pancreas

Ocufen a brand name for flurbiprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Oestrogel a brand name for estradiol (an oestrogen)

oestrogen a female sex hormone

ofloxacin an antibacterial

Oftaquix a brand-name topical preparation of levofloxacin (an antibacterial)

Oilatum Emollient a brand-name bath additive containing liquid paraffin for dry skin

Oilatum Gel a brand name for a shower gel containing liquid paraffin for dry skin

olanzapine, an antipsychotic

Olbetam a brand name for acipimox (a lipid-lowering drug)

olmesartan an angiotensin II blocker (a vasodilator and antihypertensive)

Olmetec a brand name for olmesartan (an angiotensin II blocker vasodilator and antihypertensive)

olodaterol a bronchodilator

olopatadine an antihistamine

olsalazine a drug for ulcerative colitis

Olysio a brand name for simeprevir (a drug for HIV/AIDS)

Omacor a brand name for omega-3-acid ethyl esters (a lipid-lowering drug)

omalizumab a drug for asthma

omega-3-acid ethyl esters lipid-lowering drugs

omega-3-marine triglycerides lipid-lowering drugs

omeprazole, an anti-ulcer drug

Oncovin a brand name for vincristine (an anticancer drug)

ondansetron, an anti-emetic

Ondemet a brand name for ondansetron (an anti-emetic)

One-Alpha a brand name for alfacalcidol (a vitamin)

Onsenel a brand name for celecoxib (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Opatanol a brand name for olopatadine (an antihistamine)

Opilon a brand name for moxisylyte (a vasodilator)

Opticrom a brand name for sodium cromoglicate (an anti-allergy drug)

Optil a brand name for diltiazem (a calcium channel blocker)

Optrex Allergy a brand name for sodium cromoglicate (an anti-allergy drug)

Optrex Infected Eyes a brand-name preparation containing chloramphenicol (an antibiotic)

Optrex Red Eyes a brand-name preparation containing naphazoline (a topical sympathomimetic)

Optrex Sore Eyes a brand-name preparation containing witch hazel (an astringent)

Orabase a brand-name ointment containing carmellose to protect the skin or mouth from damage

oral contraceptives

Oraldene a brand-name antiseptic mouthwash containing hexetidine

Oramorph a brand name for morphine (an opioid analgesic)

Orap a brand name for pimozide (an antipsychotic)

Orbifen a brand name for ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

orciprenaline a sympathomimetic used as a bronchodilator

Orencia a brand name for abatacept (a cytokine modulator antirheumatic drug used to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis)

Orgaran a brand name for danaparoid (an anticoagulant)

Orlept a brand name for sodium valproate (an anticonvulsant)

orlistat, an anti-obesity drug

Orovite a brand-name multivitamin

orphenadrine, an anticholinergic muscle relaxant and drug for parkinsonism

Ortho-Creme a brand name for nonoxinol-9 (a spermicidal agent)

Orthoforms a brand name for nonoxinol-9 (a spermicidal agent)

Ortho-Gynest a brand name for estriol (an oestrogen)

Oruvail a brand name for ketoprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

oseltamivir, an antiviral for influenza

OsmoPrep a brand-name preparation containing phosphates for emptying the bowel before surgery

osmotic diuretics types of diuretic drugs

osteomalacia and rickets see drugs for bone disorders

osteoporosis see drugs for bone disorders

Otex a brand-name preparation for removal of ear wax containing urea (an emollient) and hydrogen peroxide (an antiseptic)

Otomize a brand name for dexamethasone (a corticosteroid) and neomycin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic)

Otosporin a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid) with neomycin and polymyxin B (both antibiotics)

Otrivine a brand name for xylometazoline (a decongestant)

Otrivine-Antistin a brand name for antazoline (an antihistamine) with xylometazoline (a decongestant)

Ovestin a brand name for estriol (an oestrogen)

Ovex a brand name for mebendazole (an anthelmintic)

Ovranette a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel

Ovysmen a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and norethisterone

Oxactin a brand name for fluoxetine (an antidepressant)

oxaliplatin an anticancer drug

oxazepam a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug

oxcarbazepine an anticonvulsant

oxerutins a drug used to treat peripheral vascular disease

Oxis a brand name for formoterol (a bronchodilator)

oxpentifylline the former name for pentoxifylline (a vasodilator used to treat peripheral vascular disease)

oxprenolol a beta blocker

Oxy 10 a brand-name topical preparation of benzoyl peroxide (a drug for acne)

oxybenzone a sunscreen

oxybuprocaine a local anaesthetic

oxybutynin, an anticholinergic and antispasmodic for urinary disorders

oxycodone an opioid analgesic

OxyContin a brand name for oxycodone (an opioid analgesic)

oxymetazoline a topical decongestant also used for ear disorders

Oxymycin a brand name for oxytetracycline (a tetracycline antibiotic)

OxyNorm a brand name for oxycodone (an opioid analgesic)

Oxy On-The-Spot a brand-name topical preparation of benzoyl peroxide (a drug for acne)

oxytetracycline a tetracycline antibiotic

oxytocin a uterine stimulant

Ozurdex a brand name for dexamethasone (a corticosteroid)


paclitaxel an anticancer drug

Paldesic a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic)

palifermin a drug used to treat side effects of cancer treatment

palivizumab an antiviral

Palladone a brand name for hydromorphone (an opioid analgesic)

palonosetron an anti-emetic

Paludrine a brand name for proguanil (an antimalarial)

Pamergan P100 a brand name for pethidine (an opioid analgesic) with promethazine (an antihistamine and anti-emetic)

pamidronate a drug for bone disorders

Panadeine a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic) with codeine

Panadol a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic)

Panadol Extra a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic) with caffeine

Panadol NightPain a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic) with diphenhydramine (an antihistamine)

Panadol OA a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic)

Panadol Ultra a brand name for paracetamol with codeine (both analgesics)

Pancrease a brand name for pancreatin (a preparation of pancreatic enzymes)

pancreatic disorders, drug treatment for

pancreatin a preparation of pancreatic enzymes

Pancrex a brand name for pancreatin (a preparation of pancreatic enzymes)

pancuronium a muscle relaxant used during general anaesthesia

panitumumab an anticancer drug

PanOxyl a brand name for benzoyl peroxide (a drug for acne)

panthenol pantothenic acid (a vitamin)

pantoprazole an ulcer-healing drug

pantothenic acid a vitamin

papaveretum an opioid analgesic containing morphine, codeine, and papaverine (a muscle relaxant)

papaveretum and hyoscine injection a preparation used in general anaesthesia containing papaveretum (an opioid analgesic) and hyoscine (an anticholinergic)

papaverine a muscle relaxant

Papulex a brand name for nicotinamide (a drug for acne)

paracetamol, a non-opioid analgesic

Paracodol a brand-name analgesic containing codeine and paracetamol

Paradote a brand-name analgesic containing paracetamol and methionine (an antidote for paracetamol poisoning)

paraldehyde an anticonvulsant used for status epilepticus

Paramax a brand-name migraine drug containing paracetamol and metoclopramide (a gastrointestinal motility regulator and anti-emetic)

Paramol a brand name for paracetamol with dihydrocodeine (both analgesics)

parecoxib an analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

paricalcitol a synthetic form of vitamin D (a vitamin)

Pariet a brand name for rabeprazole (an anti-ulcer drug)

parkinsonism, drugs for

Parlodel a brand name for bromocriptine (a pituitary agent and drug for parkinsonism)

Parmid a brand name for felodipine (a calcium channel blocker)

paromomycin an antiprotozoal

Paroven a brand name for oxerutin (a drug used to treat peripheral vascular disease)

paroxetine, an antidepressant

Parvolex a brand name for acetylcysteine (a mucolytic and antidote for paracetamol poisoning)

patch testing

Pavacol-D a brand name for pholcodine (a cough suppressant)

pegaptanib a drug for age-related macular degeneration

Pegasys a brand name for peginterferon alfa (an antiviral for hepatitis C)

pegfilgrastim a blood growth stimulant

peginterferon alfa an antiviral for hepatitis C

pemetrexed an anticancer drug

Penbritin a brand name for ampicillin (a penicillin antibiotic)

penciclovir an antiviral

penicillamine a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug

penicillins a class of antibiotic drug

penicillin G an alternative name for benzylpenicillin (a penicillin antibiotic)

penicillin V see phenoxymethylpenicillin (a penicillin antibiotic)

Pentacarinat a brand name for pentamidine (an antiprotozoal)

pentamidine an antiprotozoal

Pentasa a brand name for mesalazine (a drug for ulcerative colitis)

pentazocine an opioid analgesic

pentostatin an anticancer drug

pentoxifylline previously known as oxpentifylline, a vasodilator used to treat peripheral vascular disease

Pepcid a brand name for famotidine (an anti-ulcer drug)

peppermint oil a substance for indigestion and bowel spasm

Peptimax a brand name for cimetidine (an anti-ulcer drug)

Pepto-Bismol a brand-name preparation for diarrhoea and upset stomach containing bismuth

Percutol a brand name for glyceryl trinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

Perdix a brand name for moexipril (an ACE inhibitor)

Perfalgan a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic)

Perfan a brand name for enoximone (a drug for heart failure)

pergolide a drug for parkinsonism

Periactin a brand name for cyproheptadine (an antihistamine)

pericyazine an antipsychotic

Perinal a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid) with lignocaine (a local anaesthetic)

perindopril, an ACE inhibitor

Periostat a brand name for doxycycline (a tetracycline antibiotic)

Perixis a brand name for tacrolimus (an immunosuppressant)

permethrin, a topical antiparasitic

Peroxyl a brand of hydrogen peroxide antiseptic mouthwash

perphenazine an antipsychotic and anti-emetic

Persantin a brand name for dipyridamole (an antiplatelet drug)

Persantin Retard a brand name for modified-release dipyridamole (an antiplatelet drug)

Peru balsam an antiseptic for haemorrhoids

pethidine an opioid analgesic and drug used in labour

Petyme a brand name for tamsulosin (an alpha blocker for prostate disease)

Pevaryl a brand name for econazole (an antifungal)

Pharmaton a brand-name multivitamin preparation

phenelzine, an MAOI antidepressant

Phenergan a brand name for promethazine (an anti-histamine and anti-emetic)

phenindione an oral anticoagulant

phenobarbital, a barbiturate anticonvulsant

phenol an antiseptic used in throat lozenges and sprays

phenothrin a topical antiparasitic for lice

phenoxybenzamine a drug for phaeochromocytoma (tumour of the adrenal glands)

phenoxymethylpenicillin, a penicillin antibiotic

phentolamine an antihypertensive

phenylephrine a decongestant

phenytoin, an anticonvulsant

pholcodine a cough suppressant

Phosex a brand name for calcium acetate (removes excess phosphate from blood)

Phosphate-Sandoz a brand name for phosphate supplement (a mineral)

phosphorus a mineral

Phyllocontin Continus a brand name for aminophylline (a bronchodilator)

Physeptone a brand name for methadone (an opioid used as an analgesic and to ease heroin withdrawal)

Physiotens a brand name for moxonidine (a centrally acting antihypertensive)

Phytex a brand-name antifungal containing salicylic acid

phytomenadione vitamin K (a vitamin)

Picolax a brand name for sodium picosulfate and magnesium citrate (both laxatives)

pilocarpine, a miotic for glaucoma

pimecrolimus an anti-inflammatory used for eczema

pimozide an antipsychotic

pindolol a beta blocker

pioglitazone, an oral antidiabetic

piperacillin a penicillin antibiotic

Piportil Depot a brand name for pipotiazine (an antipsychotic)

pipotiazine palmitate an antipsychotic

piracetam an anticonvulsant

pirenzepine an anticholinergic for peptic ulcers

Piriton a brand name for chlorphenamine (an antihistamine)

piroxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and drug for gout

pituitary disorders, drugs for

pivmecillinam an antibiotic

pizotifen, a drug for migraine

Plaquenil a brand name for hydroxychloroquine (an antimalarial and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug)

Platinex a brand name for cisplatin, an anticancer drug

Plavix a brand name for clopidogrel (an antiplatelet drug)

Plenadren a brand name for hydrocortisone

Plendil a brand name for felodipine (a calcium channel blocker)

plerixafor a drug used to mobilize stem cells in patients with multiple myeloma or lymphoma

Pletal a brand name for cilostazol (a vasodilator)

Pneumococcal infection, see common vaccinations

Pneumovax a brand-name pneumococcus vaccine

podophyllin a topical treatment for genital warts

podophyllotoxin a topical treatment for genital warts

podophyllum a topical treatment for warts

Pollenshield Hayfever a brand name for cetirizine (an antihistamine)

Politid XL a brand name for venlafaxine (an antidepressant)

poloxamer a stimulant laxative

Polyfax a brand name for bacitracin with polymyxin B (both antibiotics)

polymyxin B an antibiotic

polystyrene sulphonate a drug to remove excess potassium from the blood

Polytar a brand name for coal tar (a substance used for eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff)

polyvinyl alcohol an ingredient of artificial tear preparations

Ponstan a brand name for mefenamic acid (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Poractant alfa a drug to mature the lungs of premature babies

porfimer an anticancer drug

Pork Insulatard a brand name for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

Pork Mixtard a brand name for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

posaconazole an antifungal

Posalfilin a brand name for podophyllum with salicylic acid (both drugs for warts)

potassium a mineral

potassium bicarbonate an antacid

potassium chloride potassium (a mineral)

potassium citrate a drug for cystitis that reduces the acidity of urine

potassium clavulanate a preparation of clavulanic acid (a substance given with amoxicillin to make it more effective)

potassium hydroxyquinolone sulphate an agent with antibacterial, antifungal, and deodorant properties, used for skin infections and acne

potassium iodide a drug used for overactive thyroid before surgery

potassium permanganate an antiseptic

potassium-sparing diuretics diuretics

povidone-iodine an antiseptic

pralidoxime mesylate an antidote for organophosphorus poisoning

pramipexole a drug for parkinsonism

pramocaine a local anaesthetic

Prandin a brand name for repaglinide (an oral antidiabetic)

prasugrel an anticoagulant

pravastatin a cholesterol-lowering agent

Praxilene a brand name for naftidrofuryl (a vasodilator)

praziquantel an anthelmintic for tapeworms

prazosin an antihypertensive also used to relieve urinary obstruction

Predenema a brand name for prednisolone (a corticosteroid)

Predfoam a brand name for prednisolone (a corticosteroid)

Pred Forte a brand name for prednisolone (a corticosteroid) for ophthalmic use

prednisolone, a corticosteroid

Predsol a brand name for prednisolone (a corticosteroid)

Predsol-N a brand name for prednisolone (a corticosteroid) with neomycin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic)

pregabalin an anticonvulsant and drug for treatment of neuropathic pain

Pregaday a brand name for folic acid (a vitamin) with iron (a mineral)

Pregnyl a brand name for chorionic gonadotrophin (a drug for infertility)

Premarin a brand name for conjugated oestrogens (a female sex hormone)

Premique a brand-name preparation for menopausal symptoms containing conjugated oestrogens with medroxyprogesterone

Prempak-C a brand-name drug for menopausal symptoms containing conjugated oestrogens and norgestrel

Preservex a brand name for aceclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Prestim a brand name for bendroflumethiazide (a thiazide diuretic) with timolol (a beta blocker)

Prevenar 13 a brand-name vaccine against pneumococcal infections

Prezista a brand name for darunavir (a drug for HIV)

Priadel a brand name for lithium (a drug for mania)

prilocaine a local anaesthetic

Prilotekal a brand name for prilocaine (a local anaesthetic)

Primacine a brand name for erythromycin (an antibiotic)

primaquine an antimalarial and antiprotozoal

Primaxin a brand name for imipenem (an antibiotic) with cilastatin (used to make imipenem more effective)

primidone an anticonvulsant

Primolut N a brand name for norethisterone (a female sex hormone)

Prioderm a brand name for malathion (a topical antiparasitic)

Pro-Banthine a brand name for propantheline (an anticholinergic antispasmodic for irritable bowel syndrome and urinary incontinence)

probenecid a uricosuric for gout

procainamide an anti-arrhythmic

procaine a local anaesthetic

procaine benzylpenicillin a penicillin antibiotic

procarbazine an anticancer drug used for lymphatic cancers and small-cell cancer of the lung

prochlorperazine, a phenothiazine anti-emetic and antipsychotic

Procoralan a brand name for ivabradine (an anti-angina drug)

Proctofoam HC a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid) with pramocaine (a local anaesthetic)

Proctosedyl a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid) with cinchocaine (a local anaesthetic)

procyclidine, an anticholinergic for parkinsonism

Proflex a brand name for ibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

progesterone a female sex hormone

Prograf a brand name for tacrolimus (an immunosuppressant)

proguanil, an antimalarial

Progynova a brand name for estradiol (an oestrogen)

Progynova TS a brand name for estradiol (an oestrogen)

Prolia a brand name for denosumab (a monoclonal antibody used to treat bone disorders)

promazine, a phenothiazine antipsychotic

Prometax a brand name for rivastigmine (a drug for Alzheimer’s disease)

promethazine, an antihistamine and anti-emetic

Propaderm a brand name for beclometasone (a corticosteroid)

propafenone an anti-arrhythmic

Propain a brand-name analgesic containing codeine, diphenhydramine, paracetamol, and caffeine

propamidine isetionate an antibacterial for eye infections

propantheline an anticholinergic anti-spasmodic for irritable bowel syndrome and urinary incontinence

Propecia a brand name for finasteride (a male sex hormone for benign prostatic hypertrophy)

propiverine a drug for urinary frequency

Pro-Plus a brand name for caffeine (a stimulant)

propofol an anaesthetic agent

propranolol, a beta blocker and anti-anxiety drug

propylthiouracil, an antithyroid drug

Proscar a brand name for finasteride (a drug for benign prostatic hypertrophy)

Prostap SR a brand name for leuprorelin (a drug for menstrual disorders)

protamine an antidote for heparin

Protelos a brand name for strontium ranelate (a drug for bone disorders)

Prothiaden a brand name for dosulepin (a tricyclic antidepressant)

Protium a brand name for pantoprazole (an ulcer healing drug)

Protopic a brand name for tacrolimus (an immunosuppressant)

Provera a brand name for medroxyprogesterone (a female sex hormone)

Provigil a brand name for modafinil (a nervous system stimulant used for narcolepsy and excessive sleepiness)

Pro-Viron a brand name for mesterolone (a male sex hormone)

proxymetacaine a local anaesthetic

Prozac a brand name for fluoxetine (an antidepressant)

Prozep a brand name for fluoxetine (an antidepressant)

prucalopride a drug used to treat chronic constipation in women

pseudoephedrine a sympathomimetic decongestant

psoriasis, drugs for

Psorin a brand-name drug for psoriasis containing dithranol, coal tar, and salicylic acid

Pulmicort a brand name for budesonide (a corticosteroid)

Pulmo Bailly a brand name cough medicine containing codeine (an opioid analgesic, cough suppressant, and antidiarrhoeal)

Pulmozyme a brand name for dornase alfa (a drug for cystic fibrosis)

Pulvinal a brand name for salbutamol (a bronchodilator)

pupil, drugs affecting the

Puri-Nethol a brand name for mercaptopurine (an anticancer drug)

PUVA see drugs for psoriasis

Pylorid a brand name for ranitidine bismuth citrate (an anti-ulcer drug)

Pyralvex an brand-name preparation for mouth ulcers containing salicylic acid

pyrazinamide an antituberculous drug

pyridostigmine, a drug for myasthenia gravis

pyridoxine a vitamin

pyrimethamine, an antimalarial

pyrithione zinc an antimicrobial for dandruff


Qlaira a brand-name combined oral contraceptive containing the oestrogen estradiol and dienogest (a synthetic progestogen)

Questran a brand name for colestyramine (a lipid-lowering drug)

Questran Light a brand name for colestyramine (a lipid-lowering drug)

quetiapine, an antipsychotic

quinagolide a drug for hyperprolactinaemia

quinapril an ACE inhibitor

quinidine an anti-arrhythmic

Quinil a brand name for quinapril (an ACE inhibitor)

quinine, an antimalarial

Quinoderm a brand-name preparation for acne containing benzoyl peroxide and potassium hydroxy-quinoline sulphate (an agent for skin infections)

quinolones antibiotics

Quinoped a brand-name antifungal containing benzoyl peroxide and potassium hydroxyquinoline sulphate (an agent for skin infections)

quinupristin an antibiotic

Qutenza a brand name preparation of capsaicin used to treat rheumatic pain and neuropathic pain

Qvar a brand name for beclomethasone (a corticosteroid)


rabeprazole, an anti-ulcer drug

Radian B a brand-name topical preparation for muscle aches and sprains

raloxifene, an anti-oestrogen sex hormone antagonist used for osteoporosis

raltitrexed an anticancer drug

ramipril, an ACE inhibitor

Ranexa a brand name for ranolazine (a drug to treat angina)

ranibizumab a drug used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration

Ranitic a brand name for ranitidine (an anti-ulcer drug)

ranitidine, an anti-ulcer drug

ranitidine bismuth citrate an anti-ulcer drug

ranolazine a drug to treat angina

Rapamune a brand name for sirolimus (an immunosuppressant)

Rapilysin a brand name for reteplase (a thrombolytic)

Rapitil a brand name for nedocromilan (an anti-allergy drug)

Rasagiline a drug for parkinsonism

rasburicase a drug used to reduce high uric acid blood levels

Rasilez a brand name for aliskiren (an antihypertensive)

Ratiograstim a brand name for filgrastim (a blood growth stimulant)

Rebetol a brand name for ribavirin (an antiviral)

Rebif a brand name for interferon (an antiviral and anticancer drug)

reboxetine an antidepressant

Recivit a brand name for fentanyl (an opioid analgesic)

rectal and anal disorders, drugs for

Rectogesic a rectal preparation containing glyceryl trinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

Redoxon a brand name for vitamin C (a vitamin)

Refolinon a brand name for calcium folinate (used to reduce toxicity of methotrexate)

Regaine a brand name for minoxidil (for treatment of male pattern baldness)

Regranex a brand name for becaplermin, a drug for healing skin ulcers

Regulan a brand name for ispaghula (a bulk-forming agent used as a laxative)

Regulose an osmotic laxative

Relaxit a brand-name lubricant laxative

Relenza a brand name for zanamivir, an antiviral

Relifex a brand name for nabumetone (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Relpax a brand name for eletriptan (a drug for migraine)

Reltebon a brand name for oxycodone (an opioid analgesic)

Relvar a brand name for fluticasone (a corticosteroid) with vilanterol (a bronchodilator)

Remedeine a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic) with dihydrocodeine (an opioid analgesic)

Remegel a brand-name antacid containing calcium carbonate

Remicade a brand of infliximab (a drug for Crohn’s disease and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug)

remifentanil a drug used in anaesthesia

Reminyl a brand name for galantamine (a drug for dementia)

RenehaVis a brand name for sodium hyaluronate (artificial tears)

Rennie a brand name for calcium carbonate with magnesium carbonate (both antacids)

Rennie Deflatine a brand-name antacid containing calcium carbonate with magnesium carbonate and simeticone (an antifoaming agent)

Rennie Duo a brand-name antacid containing calcium carbonate with magnesium carbonate and alginate (an antifoaming agent)

ReoPro a brand name for abciximab (an antiplatelet drug to prevent heart attacks)

repaglinide, an oral antidiabetic

Repinex XL a brand name for ropinirole (a drug for parkinsonism)

Requip a brand name for ropinirole (a drug for parkinsonism)

Requip XL a brand name for ropinirole (a drug for parkinsonism)

Resolor a brand name for prucalopride (a drug used to treat chronic constipation in women)

Resolve a brand-name analgesic and antacid with paracetamol, sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, citric acid, and vitamin C

Resonium A a brand name for polystyrene sulphonate (a drug to remove excess potassium from the blood)

resorcinol a keratolytic used mainly for acne

Respontin a brand name for ipratropium bromide (a bronchodilator)

Restandol a brand name for testosterone (a male sex hormone)

Retacrit a brand name forepoetin zeta (an erythropoietin)

retapamulin an antibacterial used to treat superficial bacterial skin infections

reteplase a thrombolytic

retinoic acid vitamin A (a vitamin)

retinoids vitamin A (a vitamin)

retinol vitamin A (a vitamin)

Retinova a brand name for tretinoin (a drug for acne)

Retrovir a brand name for zidovudine (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

Revatio a brand name for sildenafil (a drug for pulmonary hypertension)

Revaxis a brand-name vaccine to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, and poliomyelitis

Revolade a brand name for eltrombopag (a drug used to treat platelet disorders)

Reyataz a brand name for atazanavir (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

rheumatic disorders, corticosteroids for

Rhinocort a brand name for budesonide (a corticosteroid)

Rhumalgan a brand name for diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Riamet a brand name for artemether with lumefantrine (both antimalarials)

ribavirin an antiviral used for certain lung infections in infants and children

riboflavin a vitamin

rifabutin an antituberculous drug

Rifadin a brand name for rifampicin (an antituberculous drug)

rifampicin, an antituberculous drug

Rifater a brand name for isoniazid with rifampicin and pyrazinamide (all antituberculous drugs)

rifaximin an antibacterial

Rifinah a brand name for isoniazid with rifampicin (both antituberculous drugs)

Rigevidon a brand name combined oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel

rilpivirine an antiretroviral for treating HIV/AIDS

Rilutek a brand name for riluzole (a glutamate inhibitor used to help patients with sclerosis)

riluzole a glutamate inhibitor used to help patients with sclerosis

Rimactane a brand name for rifampicin (an antituberculous drug)

Rimactazid a brand name for isoniazid with rifampicin (both antituberculous drugs)

Rimafen a brand name for ibuprofen (a non-opioid analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Rimapam a brand name for diazepam (a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant)

rimexolone a corticosteroid

Ri'font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif; color:black'> a brand name for dimethyl sulfoxide (a drug for urinary infection)

Rinatec a brand name for ipratropium bromide (a bronchodilator)

Rinstead pastilles a brand-name preparation for mouth ulcers and denture sores containing cetylpyridinium (a topical antiseptic) and menthol

risedronate, a drug for bone disorders

Risperdal a brand name for risperidone (an antipsychotic)

Rispardal Consta a brand-name depot injection of risperidone (an antipsychotic)

Rispardal Quicklet a brand-name dispersible form of risperidone (an antipsychotic)

risperidone, an antipsychotic

Ritalin a brand name for methylphenidate (a nervous system stimulant)

ritodrine a uterine muscle relaxant

ritonavir an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

rituximab, an anticancer drug

rivaroxaban an anticoagulant

rivastigmine, a drug for Alzheimer’s disease

Rivotril a brand name for clonazepam (a benzo-diazepine anticonvulsant)

rizatriptan a drug for migraine

Roaccutane a brand name for isotretinoin (a drug for acne)

RoActemra a brand name for tocilizumab (an immunosuppressant and antirheumatic drug)

Robaxin a brand name for methocarbamol (a muscle relaxant)

Robinul a brand name for glycopyrronium bromide (an anticholinergic used in general anaesthesia)

Robinul-Neostigmine a brand name for neostigmine (a drug for myasthenia gravis)

Robitussin Chesty Cough a brand name for guaifenesin (an expectorant)

Robitussin Dry Cough a brand name for dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant)

Rocaltrol a brand name for calcitriol (a vitamin)

Rocephin a brand name for ceftriaxine (an antibiotic)

rocuronium a drug to relax the muscles during general anaesthesia

Roferon-A a brand name for interferon (an antiviral and anticancer drug)

Rohto Dry Eye Relief a brand name for sodium hyaluronate (artificial tears)

ropinirole, a drug for parkinsonism

ropivacaine a local anaesthetic

Rosiced a brand name for metronidazole (an antibacterial and antiprotozoal)

rosuvastatin, a lipid-lowering drug

Rotarix a brand-name vaccine to protect against gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus

Rotavirus infection see common vaccinations

rotigotine a drug for parkinsonism

Rowachol a brand-name preparation of essential oils for gallstones

Rowatinex a brand-name preparation to dissolve kidney stones and to treat kidney infections

Rozex a brand name for metronidazole (an antibacterial)

rufinamide an anticonvulsant drug used to control epilepsy

Rupafin a brand name for rupatadine (an antihistamine)

rupatadine an antihistamine

Rusyde a brand name for furosemide (a loop diuretic)

Rynacrom a brand name for sodium cromoglicate (an anti-allergy drug)

Rynacrom Compound a brand name for sodium cromoglicate (an anti-allergy drug) with xylometazoline (a decongestant)

Rythmodan a brand name for disopyramide (an anti-arrhythmic)


Sabril a brand name for vigabatrin (an anticonvulsant)

Saizen a brand name for somatropin (a synthetic pituitary hormone)

Salactol a brand-name wart preparation containing salicylic acid, lactic acid, and collodion

Salagen a brand name for pilocarpine (a miotic for glaucoma)

Salamol a brand name for salbutamol (a bronchodilator)

Salatac a brand-name wart preparation containing salicylic acid, lactic acid, and collodion

Salazopyrin a brand name for sulfasalazine (a drug for inflammatory bowel disease and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug)

salbutamol, a bronchodilator and drug used in labour

salcatonin the former name of calcitonin (salmon), a drug for bone disorders

salicylic acid a keratolytic for acne, dandruff, psoriasis, and warts

Saliveze a brand name for artificial saliva

salmeterol, a bronchodilator

Salofalk a brand name for mesalazine (a drug for ulcerative colitis)

Sanatogen preparations brand-name multivitamin preparations

Sandimmun a brand name for ciclosporin (an immunosuppressant)

Sandocal a brand name for calcium (a mineral)

Sando-K a brand name for potassium (a mineral)

Sandostatin a brand name for octreotide (a synthetic pituitary hormone used to relieve symptoms of cancer of the pancreas)

Sandrena a brand-name preparation for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol

saquinavir an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

Santizor a brand name for tolterodine (an anticholinergic)

Savlon a brand name for chlorhexidine with cetrimide (both skin antiseptics)

saxagliptin a drug for diabetes

Scheriproct a brand name for prednisolone (a corticosteroid) with cinchocaine (a local anaesthetic)

Scopoderm TTS a brand name anti-emetic containing hyoscine

Sea-Legs a brand name for meclozine (an antihistamine) used to prevent motion sickness)

Sebomin MR a brand name for minocycline (an antibiotic)

Sectral a brand name for acebutolol (a beta blocker)

Securon SR a brand name for verapamil (an anti-arrhythmic and anti-angina drug)

selegiline a drug for severe parkinsonism

selenium a mineral

selenium sulphide a substance for skin inflammation and dandruff

Selsun a brand-name dandruff shampoo containing selenium sulphide

senna a stimulant laxative

Senokot a brand name for senna (a stimulant laxative)

Septanest a brand name for articaine (a local anaesthetic) with epinephrine

Septrin a brand name for co-trimoxazole (an antibacterial and antiprotozoal)

Seractil a brand name for dexibuprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Serc a brand name for betahistine (a drug for Ménière’s disease)

Serenace a brand name for haloperidol (an antipsychotic)

Seretide a brand name for salmeterol (a bronchodilator) with fluticasone (a corticosteroid)

Serevent a brand name for salmeterol (a bronchodilator)

Seroquel a brand name for quetiapine (an antipsychotic)

Seroxat a brand name for paroxetine (an antidepressant)

sertraline, an antidepressant

Setlers a brand-name antacid containing calcium carbonate

Setofilm a brand name for ondansetron (an anti-emetic)

sevelamer a drug for removing excess phosphate from blood

Sevikar a brand name for olmesartan (an angiotensin II blocker, vasodilator, and antihypertensive)

sevoflurane a general anaesthetic

Sevredol a brand name for morphine (an opioid analgesic)

sildenafil, a drug for erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension

silver nitrate a skin disinfectant

silver sulfadiazine a topical antibacterial used to prevent infection in burns

simeticone an antifoaming agent

Simple linctus a brand-name preparation for dry coughs containing citric acid (a soothing agent)

Simulect a brand name for basiliximab (an immunosuppressant)

Simvador a brand name for simvastatin (a lipid-lowering drug)

simvastatin, a lipid-lowering drug

Sinemet a brand name for levodopa with carbidopa (both drugs for parkinsonism)

Sinemet CR a brand name for modified-release levodopa with carbidopa (both drugs for parkinsonism)

Singulair a brand name for montelukast (a leukotriene antagonist for asthma and bronchospasm)

Sinthrome a brand name for acenocoumarol (an anticoagulant)

Siopel a brand-name barrier cream containing cetrimide and dimeticone

sirolimus an immunosuppressant

Sirturo a brand name for bedaquiline (an antituberculous drug)

sitagliptin, an oral antidiabetic drug

sitaxentan sodium a vasodilator used to treat pulmonary hypertension

Skelid a brand name for tiludronic acid (a drug for bone disorders)

skin parasites, drugs to treat

Skinoren a brand name for azelaic acid (an antibacterial and drug for acne)

sleeping drugs

Slocinx XL a brand name for modified-release doxazosin (an antihypertensive used for heart failure)

Slo-Phyllin a brand name for theophylline (a bronchodilator)

Slow-Sodium a brand name for sodium chloride (a mineral)

Slozem a brand name for diltiazem (a calcium channel blocker)

Sno Tears a brand name for polyvinyl alcohol (used in artificial tear preparations)

sodium a mineral

sodium acid phosphate a phosphate supplement

sodium aurothiomalate a substance containing gold (a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug)

sodium bicarbonate an antacid

sodium calcium edetate an antidote for poisoning by lead and other heavy metals

sodium cellulose phosphate an agent used to reduce levels of calcium in the blood

sodium chloride common salt, contains sodium (a mineral)

sodium citrate a drug for urinary tract infections

sodium clodronate an agent used to treat high blood calcium in cancer patients

sodium cromoglicate, an anti-allergy drug

sodium feredetate iron, a mineral

sodium fluoride a mineral

sodium fusidate an antibiotic

sodium nitroprusside a vasodilator

sodium perborate an antiseptic

sodium picosulfate a stimulant laxative

sodium stibogluconate an antiprotozoal

sodium tetradecyl sulphate a drug for varicose veins

sodium valproate, an anticonvulsant

Sofradex a brand name for dexamethasone (a corticosteroid) with framycetin and gramicidin (both antibiotics)

Solarcaine a brand name for benzocaine (a local anaesthetic) with triclosan (an antimicrobial)

Solian a brand name for amisulpride, an antipsychotic

solifenacin a drug for urinary disorders

Solirus a brand name for eculizumab (a monoclonal antibody used to treat certain blood disorders)

Solpadeine Migraine a brand-name analgesic containing codeine and ibuprofen

Solpadeine Plus a brand-name analgesic containing codeine, paracetamol, and caffeine

Solpadol a brand-name analgesic containing codeine and paracetamol

Soltamox a brand name for tamoxifen (an anti-oestrogen anticancer drug)

Solu-Cortef a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid)

Solu-Medrone a brand name for methylprednisolone (a corticosteroid)

Solvazinc a brand name for zinc (a mineral)

somatropin a synthetic pituitary hormone

Somatuline a brand name for lanreotide (an anticancer drug and drug for endocrine disorders)

Sominex a brand-name sleeping drug containing promethazine

Sonata a brand name for zaleplon (a sleeping drug)

Sondate a brand name for quetiapine (an antipsychotic and antidepressant)

Soothelip a brand-name cold-sore cream containing aciclovir (an antiviral)

sorafenib an anticancer drug

sorbitol a sweetening agent also included in some skin creams as a moisturizer

Sotacor a brand name for sotalol (a beta blocker)

sotalol a beta blocker

Spasmonal a brand name for alverine citrate (an antispasmodic for irritable bowel syndrome)

Spedra a brand name for avanafil (a drug for erectile dysfunction)

Spiriva a brand name for tiotropium (a bronchodilator)

Spiriva Resprimat a brand name for tiotropium (a bronchodilator)

spironolactone, a potassium-sparing diuretic

Sporanox a brand name for itraconazole (an antifungal)

Sportvis a brand name for sodium hyaluronate (artificial tears)

Sprilon a brand-name skin preparation containing dimeticone and zinc oxide

Sprycel a brand name for dasatinib (an anticancer drug) used to treat leukaemia

Stalevo a brand-name product containing levodopa with carbidopa (a drug that enhances the effect of levodopa) and entacapone (drugs for parkinsonism)

Staril a brand name for fosinopril (an ACE inhibitor)

Starlix a brand name for netaglenide (an oral antidiabetic)

stavudine an antiretroviral used to treat HIV/AIDS

Stelara a brand name for ustekinumab (an immunosuppressant)

Stemetil a brand name for prochlorperazine (a phenothiazine anti-emetic and antipsychotic)

sterculia a bulk-forming agent used as an antidiarrhoeal and laxative

Ster-Zac a brand name for triclosan (an antimicrobial)

Stesolid a brand name for diazepam (a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant)

Stiemycin a brand name for erythromycin (an antibiotic)

stilboestrol the former name for diethylstilbestrol (a female sex hormone)

Stilnoct a brand name for zolpidem (a sleeping drug)

St John’s wort a herbal antidepressant that interacts with many other drugs

Strattera a brand name for atomoxetine (a drug for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder)

Strefen a brand-name preparation for sore throats containing flurbiprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Strepsils a brand-name preparation for mouth and throat infections containing amylmetacresol and dichlorobenzyl alcohol (both antiseptics)

Streptase a brand name for streptokinase (a thrombolytic)

streptokinase, a thrombolytic

streptomycin an antituberculous drug and aminoglycoside antibiotic

Stribild a brand name for combined preparation containing cobicistat, elvitegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir (antiretrovirals for HIV/AIDS)

Striverdi Respimat a brand name for olodaterol (a bronchodilator)

Stronazon MR a brand name for tamsulosin (an alpha blocker for prostate disorders)

strontium ranelate, a drug for bone disorders

Stugeron a brand name for cinnarizine (an antihistamine anti-emetic)

Sublimaze a brand name for fentanyl (an opioid analgesic)

Subutex a brand name for buprenorphine (an opioid analgesic)

sucralfate, an ulcer-healing drug

Sudafed a brand name for pseudoephedrine (a decongestant)

Sudafed-Congestion Cold and Flu a brand name for paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic) and pseudoephedrine (a decongestant)

Sudocrem a brand-name skin preparation containing benzyl benzoate and zinc oxide

sulfacetamide a sulphonamide antibacterial

sulfadiazine a sulphonamide antibacterial

sulfadoxine a drug used with pyrimethamine for malaria

sulfamethoxazole a sulphonamide antibacterial combined with trimethoprim in co-trimoxazole

sulfasalazine, a drug for inflammatory bowel disease and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug

sulfinpyrazone a drug for gout

sulindac a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

sulphur a topical antibacterial and antifungal for acne and dandruff

sulpiride, an antipsychotic

Sulpor a brand name for sulpiride (an antipsychotic)

sumatriptan, a drug for migraine


Supralip a brand name for a fenofibrate (a lipid-lowering drug)

Suprane a brand name for desflurane (a general anaesthetic)

Suprax a brand name for cefixime (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

Suprecur a brand name for buserelin (a drug for menstrual disorders and prostate cancer)

Suprefact a brand name for buserelin (a drug for menstrual disorders and prostate cancer)

Surgam a brand name for tiaprofenic acid (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Surmontil a brand name for trimipramine (a tricyclic antidepressant)

Suscard a brand name for glyceryl trinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

Sustanon a brand name for testosterone (a male sex hormone)

Sustiva a brand name for efavirenz (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

suxamethonium a muscle relaxant used during general anaesthesia

Symbicort a brand name for formoterol (a bronchodilator) with budesonide (a corticosteroid)

Symmetrel a brand name for amantadine (an antiviral and drug for parkinsonism)

Synacthen a brand name for tetracosactide (a drug used to assess adrenal gland function)

Synagis a brand name for palivizumab, an antiviral

Synalar a brand name for fluocinolone (a topical corticosteroid)

Synalar C a brand name for fluocinolone (a topical corticosteroid) with clioquinol (an antiseptic)

Synalar N a brand name for fluocinolone (a topical corticosteroid) with neomycin (an aminoglycoside antibiotic)

Synarel a brand name for nafarelin (a drug for menstrual disorders)

Syndol a brand name for codeine and paracetamol (both analgesics), with caffeine (a stimulant) and doxylamine (an antihistamine)

Synphase a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and norethisterone

Syntocinon a brand name for oxytocin (a uterine stimulant)

Syntometrine a brand name for ergometrine with oxytocin (both uterine stimulants)

Sytron a brand name for sodium feredetate (iron, a mineral)


Tabphyn MR a brand name for tamsulosin (an alpha blocker for prostate disorders)

tacalcitol a drug for psoriasis

tacrolimus, an immunosuppressant

Tacni a brand name for tacrolimus (an immunosuppressant)

tadalafil a drug for erectile dysfunction

Tagamet a brand name for cimetidine (an anti-ulcer drug)

Tambocor a brand name for flecainide (an anti-arrhythmic)

Tamiflu a brand name for oseltamivir (an antiviral to protect against influenza)

tamoxifen, an anticancer drug

tamsulosin, an alpha blocker for prostate disorders

Tanatril a brand name for imidapril (an ACE inhibitor)

Tarceva a brand name for erlotinib (an anticancer drug)

Targaxan a brand name for rifaximin (an antibacterial)

Targocid a brand name for teicoplanin (an antibiotic)

Targretin a brand name for bexarotene (an anticancer drug)

Tarivid a brand name for ofloxacin (an antibiotic)

Tasigma a brand name for nilotinib (an anticancer drug)

Tasmar a brand name for tolcapone (a drug for parkinsonism)

Tavanic a brand name for levofloxacin (an antibacterial)

Tavegil a brand name for clemastine (an antihistamine)

Taxol a brand name for paclitaxel (an anticancer drug)

Taxotere a brand name for docetaxel (an anticancer drug)

tazarotene a retinoid for psoriasis

tazobactam an antibiotic

Tazocin a brand name for piperacillin (an antibiotic) with tazobactam (a substance that increases the effectiveness of piperacillin)

TCP a brand-name antiseptic containing phenol, chlorinated and halogenated phenols, sodium salicylate and glycerol

Tear-Lac a brand-name artificial tear preparation containing hypromellose

Tears Naturale a brand-name artificial tear preparation containing hypromellose

tegafur an anticancer drug

Tegretol a brand name for carbamazepine (an anticonvulsant)

Tegretol Retard a brand name for modified-release carbamazepine (an anticonvulsant)

teicoplanin an antibiotic

Telfast a brand name for fexofenadine (an antihistamine)

telithromycin an antibiotic

telmisartan a vasodilator and antihypertensive drug

Telzir a brand name for fosamprenavir (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

temazepam, a benzodiazepine sleeping drug

Temgesic a brand name for buprenorphine (an opioid analgesic)

temocillin an antibiotic

Temodal a brand name for temozolomide (anticancer drug)

temoporfin an anticancer drug

temozolomide an anticancer drug

tenecteplase a thrombolytic

Tenif a brand name for atenolol (a beta blocker) with nifedipine (an anti-angina drug and antihypertensive)

tenofovir, an antiviral and drug for HIV/AIDS

Tenoret-50 a brand name for atenolol (a beta blocker) with chlortalidone (a thiazide diuretic)

Tenoretic a brand name for atenolol (a beta blocker) with chlortalidone (a thiazide diuretic)

Tenormin a brand name for atenolol (a beta blocker)

tenoxicam a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

Tensaid XL a brand name for indapamide (a thiazide-like diuretic)

Tensipine MR a brand name for nifedipine (a calcium channel blocker)

Tensium a brand name for diazepam (a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug and muscle relaxant)

Teoptic a brand name for carteolol (a beta blocker used for glaucoma)

terazosin a sympatholytic antihypertensive, also used for prostate disorders

terbinafine, an antifungal

terbutaline, a sympathomimetic bronchodilator and uterine muscle relaxant

teriparatide a drug for bone disorders

terlipressin a drug similar to vasopressin (a pituitary hormone) used to stop bleeding

Tertroxin a brand name for liothyronine (a thyroid hormone)

Testim a brand name for testosterone (a male sex hormone)

Testogel a brand name for testosterone (a male sex hormone)

testosterone, a male sex hormone

tetrabenazine a drug for tremor

tetracaine previously known as amethocaine, a local anaesthetic

tetracosactide a drug similar to corticotropin, used to assess adrenal gland function

tetracycline, an antibiotic and antimalarial

Tetralysal 300 a brand name for lymecycline (a tetracycline antibiotic)

T-Gel a brand name for coal tar (an agent for dandruff and psoriasis)

thalidomide, a drug for leprosy and multiple myeloma (a type of bone marrow cancer)

Thelin a brand name for sitaxentan sodium (a vasodilator) used to treat pulmonary hypertension)

theophylline/aminophylline, a bronchodilator

thiamine a vitamin

thiazides types of diuretics

thiopental a fast-acting barbiturate used to induce general anaesthesia

thiotepa an anticancer drug

thymoxamine the former name for moxisylyte, a drug used to reduce pupil size and a vasodilator

thyroid disorders, drugs for

thyroid hormones synthetic thyroid hormones used for hypothyroidism

thyroxine see levothyroxine (a thyroid hormone)

tiabendazole an anthelmintic

tiagabine an anti-epileptic

tiaprofenic acid a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

tibolone, a female sex hormone

ticarcillin a penicillin antibiotic

Tifaxin XL a brand name for venlafaxine (an antidepressant)

tigecycline an antibiotic

Tilade a brand name for nedocromil (a bronchodilator)

Tildiem a brand name for diltiazem (an anti-angina drug)

Tiloryth a brand name for erythromycin (an antibiotic)

tiludronic acid a drug for bone disorders

Timentin a brand name for ticarcillin (a penicillin antibiotic) with clavulanic acid (a substance that increases the effectiveness of ticarcillin)

Timodine a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid) with nystatin (an antifungal), benzalkonium chloride (an antiseptic), and dimeticone (a base for skin preparations)

timolol, a beta blocker and drug for glaucoma

Timoptol a brand name for timolol (a beta blocker and drug for glaucoma)

Timoptol LA a brand-name long-acting preparation of timolol

tinidazole an antibacterial and antiprotozoal

tinzaparin a type of heparin (an anticoagulant)

tioconazole an antifungal

tioguanine an antimetabolite anticancer drug for acute leukaemia

tiotropium, a bronchodilator

Tiopex a brand name for timolol (a beta blocker and drug for glaucoma)

tipranavir an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

tirofiban an antiplatelet drug for the prevention of heart attacks

tissue-type plasminogen activator see alteplase (a thrombolytic)

tizanidine a muscle relaxant

Tobi a brand name for tobramycin (an antibiotic)

Tobradex a brand name for dexamethasone (a corticosteroid) with tobramycin (an antibiotic)

tobramycin an aminoglycoside antibiotic

tocilizumab an immunosuppressant and antirheumatic drug

tocopherol vitamin E (a vitamin)

tocopheryl vitamin E (a vitamin)

tolbutamide, a drug for diabetes

tolcapone a drug for parkinsonism

tolfenamic acid a drug for migraine

tolnaftate an antifungal

tolterodine an anticholinergic and antispasmodic drug for urinary disorders

Topamax a brand name for topiramate (an anticonvulsant)

Topicycline a brand name for tetracycline (an antibiotic)

topiramate an anticonvulsant

topotecan an anticancer drug

torasemide a loop diuretic

Torem a brand name for torasemide (a loop diuretic)

toremifene an anticancer drug

Tostran a brand name for testosterone (a male hormone)

trabectedin an anticancer drug

Tracleer a brand name for bosentan (a drug for pulmonary hypertension)

Tradorec XL a brand name modified-release preparation of tramadol (an opioid analgesic)

Trajenta a brand name for linagliptin (a drug for diabetes)

Tramacet a brand-name product containing tramadol and paracetamol (both analgesics)

tramadol, an opioid analgesic

Tramake a brand name for tramadol (an opioid analgesic)

Tramquel SR a brand-name modified-release preparation of tramadol (an opioid analgesic)

Trandate a brand name for labetalol (a beta blocker)

trandolapril an ACE inhibitor

tranexamic acid an antifibrinolytic used to promote blood clotting

Transiderm-Nitro a brand name for glyceryl trinitrate (an anti-angina drug)

Transtec a brand name for buprenorphine (an opioid analgesic)

Transvasin a topical treatment for muscle aches and sprains

tranylcypromine an MAOI antidepressant

trastuzumab, an anticancer drug

Trasylol a brand name for aprotinin (an anti-fibrinolytic used to promote blood clotting)

Travatan a brand name for travoprost (a drug for glaucoma)

travel vaccinations

travoprost a drug for glaucoma

Traxam a brand name for felbinac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

trazodone an antidepressant

Treclin a brand name for clindamycin (an antibiotic) with tretinoin (a drug for acne)

Trental a brand name for pentoxifylline (a vasodilator)

treosulfan a drug for ovarian cancer

tretinoin a drug for acne

Tri-Adcortyl a brand name for nystatin (an antifungal) with gramicidin and neomycin (both aminoglycoside antibiotics) and triamcinolone (a corticosteroid)

Triadene a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and gestodene

triamcinolone a corticosteroid also used for ear disorders

Triam-Co a brand name for hydrochlorothiazide with triamterene (both diuretics)

triamterene, a potassium-sparing diuretic

Triapin a brand name preparation containing felodipine (a calcium channel blocker) and ramipril (an ACE inhibitor)

Triapin Mite a brand name preparation containing felodipine (a calcium channel blocker) and ramipril (an ACE inhibitor)

tribavirin see ribavirin

triclosan a topical antimicrobial

Tridestra a brand-name preparation for menopausal symptoms containing estradiol and medroxyprogesterone acetate

trientine drug used for treating Wilson’s disease

trifluoperazine a phenothiazine antipsychotic and an anti-emetic

trihexyphenidyl previously known as benzhexol (a drug for parkinsonism)

tri-iodothyronine see liothyronine (a thyroid hormone)

Trileptal a brand name for oxcarbazepine (an anticonvulsant)

trilostane an adrenal antagonist used for Cushing’s syndrome (an adrenal disorder) and breast cancer

trimeprazine the former name for alimemazine (an antihstamine and antipruritic)

trimethoprim, an antibacterial

Tri-Minulet a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and gestodene

trimipramine a tricyclic antidepressant

Trimovate a brand name for clobetasone (a topical corticosteroid) with nystatin (an antifungal) and oxytetracycline (a tetracycline antibiotic)

Trinordiol a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel

TriNovum a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol with norethisterone

tripotassium dicitratobismuthate a bismuth compound used to treat peptic ulcer

triprolidine an antihistamine

triptorelin an anticancer drug and drug for menstrual disorders

Trisequens a brand name for estradiol and norethisterone (both female sex hormones)

trisodium edetate a drug to remove excess calcium from the blood

Tritace a brand name for ramipril (an ACE inhibitor)

Trizivir a brand name for abacavir with zidovudine/lamivudine (antiretrovirals for HIV/AIDS)

Trobalt a brand name for retigabine (an anticonvulsant)

tropicamide a mydriatic

trospium an anticholinergic drug for urinary disorders

Trosyl a brand name for tioconazole (an antifungal)

Trusopt a brand name for dorzolamide (a drug for glaucoma)

Truvada a brand name for tenofovir with emtricitabine (both drugs for HIV/AIDS)

Tumour necrosis factor alpha see infliximab

Twinrix a brand-name vaccine to protect against hepatitis A and hepatitis B

Typost a brand name for cobicistat (a drug for HIV/AIDS)

Tygacil a brand name for tigecycline (an antibiotic)

Tylex a brand-name analgesic containing codeine and paracetamol

Tyrozets a brand name for benzocaine (a local anaesthetic) with tyrothricin (an antibiotic)

Tysabri a brand name for natalizumab (a monoclonal antibody used to treat multiple sclerosis)

Tyverb a brand name for lapatinib (an anticancer drug)


Ucerax a brand name for hydroxyzine (an antihistamine and anti-anxiety drug)

ulipristal, a drug used for emergency contraception

Ultiva a brand name for remifentanil (a drug used in anaesthesia)

Ultralanum Plain a brand name for fluocortolone (a topical corticosteroid)

Ultraproct a brand name for fluocortolone (a topical corticosteroid) with cinchocaine (a local anaesthetic)

undecenoic acid an antifungal for athlete’s foot

Unguentum M a brand-name preparation for dry skin conditions

Uniflu a brand name for codeine (an opioid analgesic and cough suppressant) with diphenhydramine (an antihistamine), paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic), phenylephrine (a decongestant), and caffeine (a stimulant)

Uniphyllin Continus a brand name for theophylline (a bronchodilator)

Uniroid HC a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid) with cinchocaine (a local anaesthetic)

Univer a brand name for verapamil (an anti-arrhythmic and anti-angina drug)

urea a topical treatment to moisturize dry skin and soften ear wax

Uriben a brand name for nalidixic acid (an antibacterial)

urinary disorders, drugs used for

Urispas-199 a brand name for flavoxate (a urinary antispasmodic)

urofollitropin a drug for pituitary disorders

Uromitexan a brand name for mesna (used to protect the urinary tract from damage caused by some anticancer drugs)

ursodeoxycholic acid a drug for gallstones

Ursofalk a brand name for ursodeoxycholic acid (a drug for gallstones)

ustekinumab an immunosuppressant

uterine muscle relaxants

Utovlan a brand name for norethisterone (a female sex hormone)

Uvistat a brand-name sunscreen preparation


vaccines and immunization

Vagifem a brand name for estradiol (a female sex hormone)

Vaginyl a brand name for metronidazole (an antibacterial and antiprotozoal)

valaciclovir an antiviral

Valclair a brand name for diazepam (a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug, muscle relaxant and anticonvulsant)

Valcyte a brand name for valganciclovir (an antiviral)

Valderma Cream a brand-name preparation for minor skin troubles, containing potassium hydroxyquinoline sulphate (an antibacterial and antifungal), and chlorocresol (a topical antiseptic)

Valdoxan a brand name for agomelatine (an antidepressant)

valganciclovir an antiviral used for cytomegalovirus

Vallergan a brand name for trimeprazine (an antihistamine)

Valni XL a brand name for modified-release nifedipine (a calcium channel blocker)

Valoid a brand name for cyclizine (an anti-emetic)

Valpeda a brand-name topical preparation containing halquinol (an antiseptic)

valproate an anticonvulsant

valproic acid an anticonvulsant

valsartan an antihypertensive

Valtrex a brand name for valaciclovir (an antiviral)

Vancocin a brand name for vancomycin (an antibiotic for serious infections)

vancomycin an antibiotic for serious infections

Vaniqa a brand name for eflornithine (a drug for facial hair in women)

Vantas a brand name for histrelin (an anticancer drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer)

Vaqta a brand name vaccine to protect against viral hepatitis

vardenafil a drug for erectile dysfunction

varenicline, a drug used as a smoking cessation aid

Varilrix a brand name for varicella-zoster vaccine to protect against chickenpox/shingles

Vascace a brand name for cilazapril, an ACE inhibitor drug

Vascalpha a brand name for a modified-release felodipine (a calcium channel blocker)

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly a brand-name ointment used to treat dry skin


Vasogen a brand-name barrier cream containing calamine, dimeticone and zinc oxide

vasopressin a pituitary hormone used to treat diabetes insipidus

Vasran a brand name for alfuzosin (an alpha blocker for prostate disorders)

Vectavir a brand name for penciclovir (an antiviral)

Vectibix a brand name for panitumumab (an anticancer drug)

vecuronium a muscle relaxant used in general anaesthesia

Vedrop a brand name for D-alpha tocopherol (vitamin E)

Veganin a brand-name analgesic containing aspirin, paracetamol, codeine and caffeine

Veil a brand-name skin preparation to hide scars

Velbe a brand name for vinblastine (an anticancer drug)

Velosef a brand name for cefradine (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

Velosulin a brand name for insulin (a drug for diabetes)

vemurafinib an anticancer drug

Venaxx XL a brand name for modified-release venlafaxine (an antidepressant)

venlafaxine, an antidepressant

Venlalic XL a brand name for modified-release venlafaxine (an antidepressant)

Venofer a brand-name iron supplement

Ventavis a brand name for iloprost (a vasodilator used to treat pulmonary hypertension)

Ventmax SR a brand name for salbutamol (a bronchodilator and drug used in labour)

Ventolin a brand name for salbutamol (a bronchodilator and drug used in labour)

Vepesid a brand name for etoposide (an anticancer drug)

Veracur a brand name for formaldehyde (a substance for warts)

verapamil, a calcium channel blocker for angina and arrhythmias

Vermox a brand name for mebendazole (an anthelmintic)

Verrugon a brand name for salicylic acid (a keratolytic for warts)

verteporfin a drug used to treat age-related macular degeneration

Vesagex a brand-name antiseptic containing cetrimide

Vesanoid a brand name for tretinoin (a drug for acne)

Vesicare a brand name for solifenacin (a drug for urinary disorders)

Vesomni a brand name for tamsulosin (an alpha blocker for prostate disorders)

Vexol a brand name for rimexolone (a corticosteroid)

Vfend a brand name for voriconazole (an antifungal)

Viagra a brand name for sildenafil (a drug for erectile dysfunction)

Viazem XL a brand name for diltiazem (a calcium channel blocker and antihypertensive)

Vibramycin, Vibramycin-D brand names for doxycycline (a tetracycline antibiotic)

Vicks Medinite a brand-name cold remedy containing paracetamol (a non-opioid analgesic), dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant), pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) and doxylamine (an antihistamine)

Vicks Sinex a brand-name decongestant containing oxymethazoline (a decongestant)

Victrelis a brand name for bocepravir (an antiviral for hepatitis B and C)

Vidaza a brand name for azacitidine (an anticancer drug used to treat some leukaemias)

Videne a brand name for povidone-iodine (an antiseptic)

Videx a brand name for didanosine (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

ViePax Winfex XL a brand name for venlafaxine (an antidepressant drug)

vigabatrin an anticonvulsant

Vigam a brand name for human normal immunoglobulin (a preparation injected to prevent infectious diseases)

Vigranon B a brand name for vitamin B complex (see vitamins)

vilanterol a bronchodilator

Vimovo a brand name for naproxen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and drug for gout) with esomeprazole (an anti-ulcer drug)

Vimpat a brand name drug for lacosamide (an anticonvulsant drug used to control epilepsy)

vinblastine an anticancer drug

vincristine an anticancer drug

vindesine an anticancer drug

vinflunine an anticancer drug

vinorelbine an anticancer drug

Vioform-Hydrocortisone a brand name for hydrocortisone (a corticosteroid) and clioquinol (an antimicrobial)

Vipdomet a brand name for metformin with alogliptin (both drugs for diabetes)

Vipidia a brand name for alogliptin (a drug for diabetes)

Viraferon a brand name for interferon alfa (an antiviral used to treat viral hepatitis)

Viramune a brand name for nevirapine (an antiretroviral used to treat HIV/AIDS)

Virasorb a brand-name cold-sore cream containing aciclovir (an antiviral)

Virazole a brand name for ribavirin (an antiviral)

Viread a brand name for tenofovir (an antiviral and drug for HIV/AIDS)

Viridal Duo a brand name for alprostadil (a prostaglandin used for erectile dysfunction)

Viscotears a brand of artificial tears

Viskaldix a brand name for pindolol (a beta blocker) and clopamide (a thiazide diuretic)

Visken a brand name for pindolol (a beta blocker)

Vistabel a brand name for botulinum toxin (a muscle relaxant)

Vistamethasone a brand name for betamethasone (a corticosteroid)

Vistide a brand name for cidofovir (an antiviral used for cytomegalovirus infections in AIDS)

Visudyne a brand name for verteporfin (a drug used to treat age-related macular degeneration)

vitamin A a vitamin

vitamin B complex see vitamins

vitamin B1 another name for thiamine (a vitamin)

vitamin B2 another name for riboflavin (a vitamin)

vitamin B6 another name for pyridoxine (a vitamin)

vitamin B12 another name for hydroxocobalamin (a vitamin)

vitamin C another name for ascorbic acid (a vitamin)

vitamin D a vitamin

vitamin E a vitamin

vitamin K a vitamin


Vivadex a brand name for tacrolimus (an immunosuppressant)

Vivotif a brand-name vaccine to protect against typhoid fever

Voleze a brand name for rivastigmine (a drug for dementia)

Volsaid Retard a brand name for diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Voltarol a brand name for diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)

Voractiv a brand name for rifampicin (an antituberculous drug)

voriconazole an antifungal

Votubia a brand name for everolimus (an immunosuppressant)


warfarin, an anticoagulant

Warticon a brand name for podophyllotoxin (a drug for genital warts)

WaspEze a brand-name aerosol preparation for insect bites and stings containing benzocaine (a local anaesthetic) and mepyramine (an antihistamine)

Waxsol a brand name for docusate (an ear wax softener)

Welldorm Elixir a brand name for cloral hydrate (a non-benzodiazepine, non-barbiturate sleeping drug)

Welldorm Tablets a brand name for cloral betaine (a non-benzodiazepine, non-barbiturate sleeping drug)

Wellvone a brand name for atovaquone (an antiprotozoal and antimalarial)

Windeze a brand-name preparation for flatulance and abdominal distension containing simethicone (an antifoaming agent)

Winfex XL a brand name for a modified-release preparation of venlafaxine (an antidepressant)

WinRho SDF a brand-name immunoglobulin used to prevent sensitization to Rhesus antigen

witch hazel an astringent used in topical and rectal preparations

Woodward’s Gripe Water a brand-name preparation for wind pain in infants, containing sodium bicarbonate (an antacid) and dill seed oil


Xagrid a brand name for anagrelide (a drug for platelet disorders)

Xalacom a brand name for latanoprost with timolol (both drugs for glaucoma)

Xalatan a brand name for latanoprost (a drug for glaucoma)

Xaluprine a brand name for mercaptopurine (an anticancer drug)

Xanax a brand name for alprazolam (a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug)

Xatral XL a brand name for alfuzosin (a drug for prostate disorders)

Xeloda a brand name for capecitabine (an anticancer drug)

Xenical a brand name for orlistat (an anti-obesity drug)

Xeomin a brand name for botulinum toxin

Xifaxanta a brand name for rifaximin (an antibacterial)

Xigduo a brand name for metformin with dapagliflozin (both drugs for diabetes)

Xigris a brand name for drotrecogin alfa (an anti-thrombotic drug)

xipamide a thiazide-like diuretic

Xolair a brand name for omalizumab, used for severe asthma

Xylocaine a brand name for lidocaine (a local anaesthetic)

xylometazoline a decongestant

Xyloproct a brand-name anal preparation containing hydrocortisone, aluminium acetate, lidocaine, and zinc oxide


Yasmin a brand-name oral contraceptive containing ethinylestradiol with drospirenone (a progestogen)

Yentreve a brand name for duloxetine (a drug for stress incontinence)

Yervoy a brand name for ipilimumab (an anticancer drug)

Yondelis a brand name for trabectedine (an anticancer drug)

Yutopar a brand name for ritodrine (a uterine muscle relaxant)


Zaditen a brand name for ketotifen (a drug used to prevent asthma)

zafirlukast a leukotriene antagonist for asthma and bronchospasm

zaleplon a sleeping drug

Zamadol a brand name for tramadol (an opioid analgesic)

Zanaflex a brand name for tizanidine (a muscle relaxant)

zanamivir an antiviral

Zanidip a brand name for lercanidipine (a calcium channel blocker)

Zanprol a brand name for omeprazole (an anti-ulcer drug)

Zantac a brand name for ranitidine (an anti-ulcer drug)

Zaponex a brand name for clozapine (an antipsychotic)

Zarontin a brand name for ethosuximide (an anticonvulsant)

Zarzio a brand name for filgrastim (a blood growth stimulant)

Zedbac a brand name for azithromycin (an antibiotic)

Zeffix a brand name for lamivudine (an antiretroviral for hepatitis B)

Zelboraf a brand name for vemurafinib (an anticancer drug)

Zemplar a brand name for paricalcitol (a synthetic form of vitamin D)

Zeridame SR a brand name modified-release preparation of tramadol (an opioid analgesic)

Zerit a brand name for stavudine (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

Zerocream a brand-name cream for dry skin

Zeroderm a brand-name emollient for dry skin

Zeroguent a brand-name cream for dry skin

Zerolatum Plus a brand-name bath oil for dry skin

Zeroneum a brand-name bath oil for dry skin

Zestoretic a brand name for lisinopril (an ACE inhibitor) and hydrochlorothiazide (a diuretic)

Zestril a brand name for lisinopril (an ACE inhibitor)

Ziagen a brand name for abacavir (an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS)

Zibor a brand name for bemiparin (a type of heparin, an anticoagulant)

Zidoval a brand name for topical metronidazole (an antibacterial and antiprotozoal)

zidovudine (AZT), an antiretroviral for HIV/AIDS

Zimbacol XL a brand name for bezafibrate (a lipid-lowering drug)

Zimovane, Zimovane LS brand names for zopiclone (a sleeping drug)

Zinacef a brand name for cefuroxime (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

zinc a mineral

zinc acetate a drug used in Wilson’s disease (a metabolic disorder)

zinc oxide a skin soothing agent

zinc pyrithione an antimicrobial with antibacterial and antifungal properties used for dandruff

zinc sulphate zinc, a mineral

Zindaclin a brand-name topical gel for acne containing clindamycin (an antibiotic)

Zineryt a brand-name acne preparation containing erythromycin (an antibiotic) and zinc (a mineral)

Zinforo a brand name for cetaroline (an antibacterial)

Zinnat a brand name for cefuroxime (a cephalosporin antibiotic)

Zirtek a brand name for cetirizine (an antihistamine)

Zispin a brand name for mirtazapine (an antidepressant)

Zithromax a brand name for azithromycin (an antibiotic)

Zocor a brand name for simvastatin (a lipid-lowering drug)

Zocor Heart-Pro a brand name for simvastatin (a lipid-lowering drug)

Zofran a brand name for ondansetron (an anti-emetic)

Zoladex a brand name for goserelin (a female sex hormone and anticancer drug)

zoledronic acid, a drug for bone disorders

Zoleptil a brand name for zotepine (an antipsychotic)

zolmitriptan a drug for migraine

zolpidem a sleeping drug

Zolvera a brand name for verapamil (an anti-angina drug and anti-arrhythmic)

Zomacton a brand name for somatropin (a synthetic pituitary hormone)

Zometa a brand name for zoledronic acid (a drug for bone disorders)

Zomig a brand name for zolmitriptan (a drug for migraine)

Zomorph a brand name for morphine (an opioid analgesic) with cyclizine (an anti-emetic)

Zonegran a brand name for zonisamide (an anticonvulsant)

zonisamide an anticonvulsant

zopiclone a sleeping drug

Zorac a brand-name topical preparation for psoriasis containing tazarotene (a retinoid)

zotepine an antipsychotic

Zoton a brand name for lansoprazole (an anti-ulcer drug)

Zovirax a brand name for aciclovir (an antiviral)

zuclopenthixol an antipsychotic

Zumenon a brand name for estradiol (a female sex hormone)

Zyban a brand name for bupropion (an adjunct to smoking cessation)

Zyclara a brand name for imiquimod (a drug to treat genital and perianal warts)

Zydol a brand name for tramadol (an opioid analgesic)

Zyloric a brand name for allopurinol (a drug for gout)

Zyomet a brand name for metronidazole

ZypAdhera a brand-name depot injection containing olanzapine (an antipsychotic)

Zyprexa, Zyprexa Velotab brand names for olanzapine (an antipsychotic)

Zytiga a brand name for abiraterone (an anticancer drug)

Zyvox a brand name for linezolid (an antibiotic)