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Other Constipation Inducing Medications

Generic Name
Brand Name
Classification and Use
Anti-Cholesterol
   
Cholestyramine
LoCholest™
Questran®
Hypocholesterolemic agent, bile acid sequestrant. Adjunct to reduce serum cholesterol.
Lovastatin
Mevacor®
Antihyperlipidemic. Adjunct to diet in primary hpercholesterolemia.
Anti-Hypertensives
   
Clonidine
Catapres®
Clorpres™
Combipres®
Duradon™
Antihyperintensive, centrally acting antiadrenergic. For mild to moderate hypertension.
Prazosin
Minipress®
Minizide®
Antihyperintensive, alpha-1-adrenergic blocking agent. For mild to moderate hypertension.
Anti-Parkinsonian
   
Levodopa

Dopar
Larodopa

Antiparkinsonism. Controls Parkinson's disease symptoms.
Calcium Channel Blockers
   
Verapamil
Calan®
CoveraHS™
Isoptin®
Tarka®
Verelan®
Calcium channel blocking agent. Angina pectoris due to coronary artery spasm chronic stable angina and unstable angina.
Cough Suppressants
   
Codeine containing

Phenergan® w/ Codeine
Robitussin®
Ryna-CX®
Tussi-Organidin®

 
Hydrocodone containing
Codiclear®
Codimal®
Duratuss™
Histussin®
Hycodan®
Hycomine®
Hycotuss®
Tussionex®
 
Iron Supplements
   
Ferrous Sulfate
Feosol®
Iberet®
Irospan®
Slow Fe®
Antianemic, iron. Prophylaxis and treatment of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemias.
NSAIDs
   
Diclofenac
Arthrotec®
Cataflam®
Voltaren®
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic. Analgesic, primary dysmenorrhea. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis.
Fenoprofen
Nalfon®
 
Ketoprofen
Orudis®
Oruvail®
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. For acute or chronic rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. OTC: temporary relief of aches and pains.
Naproxen
Naprosyn®
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic. For mild to moderate pain. OTC: relief of minor aches and pains.
Naproxen Sodium
Aleve®
Anaprox DS®
Naprelan®
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic. For mild to moderate pain. OTC: relief of minor aches and pains.
Sulindac
Clinoril®
 
Psychotropic Drugs
   
Alprazolam
Xanax®
Antianxiety agent. For anxiety and anxiety associated with depression with or without agoraphobia.
Amitriptyline
Elavil®
Etrafon®
Limbitrol®
Triavil®
Antidepressant, tricyclic. For relief of symptoms of depression, including depression accompanied by anxiety and insomnia.
Doxepin HCI
Sinequan®
Antidepressant, tricyclic. For psychoneurotic clients with depression or anxiety and other forms of depression and anxiety due to organic disease.
Fluoxetine
Prozac®
Antidepressant, miscellaneous. For depression in adults and geriatric clients, obsessive compulsive disorders, bulimia nervosa.
Other Medications
   
Bromocriptine
Parlodel®
Prolactin secretion inhibitor, antiparkinsonian agent. For short-term treatment of amenorrhea with or without glactorrhea, infertility, or hypogonadism.
Carisoprodol
Soma®
Skeletal muscle relaxant, centrally acting. As an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures to treat skeletal muscle disorders.
Zidovudine
Combivir™
Retrovir®
Antiviral. For initial treatment of HIV-infected adults who have a CD4 cell count of 500/mm3 or less.

 

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