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Common medications


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analgesic
medication used to relieve pain
antivirals
medication that destroys or stops the growth and reproduction of certain viruses.
antibiotics
anti-infective medication derived from bacterial sources used to treat bacterial infections.
antiemetic
medication used to prevent nausea & vomiting
antipyretic
having the property of reducing fever
anticoagulant
medication used to prevent the blood from clotting
decongestant
medication used to reduce congestion or swelling, usually of the nasal membranes
diuretic
medication used to remove excess fluid from the body
antiinflammatory drug
medication that reduces inflammation and swelling
laxative
medication used to relieve constipation
acetaminophen
an antipyretic and mild analgesic also known as paracetamol
cough drop
a medicated lozenge or candy used to relieve a cough.
cream
a topical medication which is an emulsion of roughly 50% water and 50% oil
ointment
a topical medication which is an emulsion of roughly 80% oil and 20% water
foot powder
a mix of talc and active ingredients used topically to treat fungal infections in the foot (athlete's foot)
cough syrup
A sweetened medicated liquid taken orally to ease coughing
ibuprofen
Nonsteroidal analgesic and antiinflammatory drug derived from propionic acid
eye drops
a liquid medicine that is dropped onto the conjunctival surface.
aspirin
a common nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug used to treat pain fever, derived from salicylic acid