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Acetaminophen 300mg /Codeine 30mg
Tylenol #3 
Narcotic analgesic 30-60mg codeine Q 4-6 hours (Maximum 4g APAP/day)


Inj. (600 mg vial),
cap (200 mg)
tab (800 mg);
oint. 5%,
Renally dose adj.

Retinoid-like agent

Cream, gel, solution (0.1%) for acne
Albuterol Inhaler Proventil, Ventolin, ProAir HFA
Beta2 agonist 1-2 puffs Q 4-6 H prn (Maximum 12 inhalations/day )
Alendronate Fosamax
Bisphosphonate Prophylaxis: 5mg QD or 35mg Q week Treatment: 10mg QD or 70mg Q week Hypocalcemia, inability to sit or stand upright for 30 minutes, delayed esophageal emptying, risk for aspiration (oral soln)
Allopurinol Zyloprim
Xanthine oxidase inhibitor 200-600mg/day in divided doses (800mg/day) Renal
Alprazolam Xanax
Benzodiazepine 0.25-1mg TID Narrow angle glaucoma, use with ketoconazole/itraconazole, pregnancy
Amiodarone Cordarone, Pacerone
Class III antiarrhythmic PO: 800-1600mg/day in 1-2 divided doses IV: 150-300mg infused over 10 minutes Severe sinus node dysfunction, 2nd/3rd degree heart block or bradycardia causing syncope (except in patient's with functional pacemaker), cardiogenic shock Hepatic
Amitriptyline Elavil
TCA Oral: 50-150 mg/day single dose at bedtime in divided doses; dose may be gradually increased up to 300 mg/day (Maximum 400mg/day) MAOI use within 14 days, acute recovery s/p MI, concurrent cisapride use
Amlodipine Norvasc
CCB 2.5-10mg QD Hepatic
Amoxicillin Amoxil, Trimox
Penicillin antibiotic 250-500mg Q 8 H or 500-875mg Q 12 H
Amoxicillin/Potassium Clavulanate Augmentin
Penicillin antibiotic 250-500mg TID or 875mg BID History of cholestatic jaundice or hepatic dysfunction with past use, CrCl <30 mL/min, hemodialysis patients Renal
Ampicllin/Sulbactam Unasyn
Pencillin antibiotic I.M., I.V.: 1-2 g ampicillin (1.5-3 g Unasyn®) every 6 hours
Anastrazole Arimidex
Antineoplastic agent/Aromatase inhibitor 1mg once daily Pregnancy or women who may become pregnant
Atenolol Tenormin
Beta-blocker PO: 25-50mg QD IV: 1.25-5 mg Sinus bradycardia, sinus node dysfunction, heart block greater than 1st degree (except in patients with functional pacemaker), cardiogenic shock, uncompensated heart failure, pulmonary edema, pregnancy Renal
Atomoxetine Strattera Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor
40-80mg QD (maximum 100mg/day) Narrow angle glaucoma, MAOI use or use within 14 days Hepatic
Atorvastatin Lipitor
HMG Co-A reductase inhibitor 10-80mg QD Acute liver disease, unexplained persistent serum transaminases elevation, pregnancy, breast-feeding
Azithromycin Zithromax
Macrolide antibiotic Illness dependent, typically 500mg on day 1 followed by 250mg QD x 4 days, or 1-2 g as a single dose IV: 250-500 mg qd
Aripiprazole Abilify
Atypical antipsychotic 10-15mg QD (Max 30mg/day)
Benazepril Lotensin
ACE-I 20-40mg QD History of angioedema Renal
Benazepril/Amlodipine Lotrel
Combination antihypertensive (ACE-I and CCB) Amlodipine: 2.5-10mg Benazepril: 10-40mg See individual agents
Bupropion XL Wellbutrin XL
Antidepressant, Dopamine reuptake inhibitor 150mg daily (450mg/day) Seizure disorder, history of anorexia/bulimia, MAOI use within 14 days, patients undergoing abrupt d/c of ethanol/sedatives Hepatic and Renal
Buspirone Buspar
Antianxiety agent 7.5-15mg BID (60mg/day) Hepatic and Renal
Buprenex Subutex (suboxone?)
Opioid for withdrawal 12-16mg/day for opioid dependence
Buprenorphine/Naloxone Suboxone
Opioid for withdrawal 4-24 mg daily (32 mg/day) Hepatic
Candesartan Atacand
ARB 4-32mg daily Severe hepatic impairment, cholestasis, pregnancy, breast-feeding Hepatic
Carisoprodol Soma
Skeletal muscle relaxant 250-350 mg TID/HS Acute intermittent porphyia
Carvedilol Coreg, Coreg CR
Beta blocker Immediate release: 3.125-50mg BID Extended release: 10-80mg once daily Decomponsated cardiac failure requiring IV inotropic therapy, bronchial asthma, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block (except in patient's with functional pacemaker), cardiogenic shock, severe hepatic impairment
Cefaclor Ceclor
2nd generation cephalosporin PO: 250-500mg Q8H, pediatrics: 20-40mg/kg/day given BID Renal
Cefazolin Ancef
1st generation cephalosporin IV: 250mg-2gm Q6-12H (12 gm/day) Renal
Cefdinir Omnicef
3rd generation cephalosporin 300mg BID x10d
Cefepime Maxipime
4th generation cephalsporin IV: 1-2gm Q8-12H Renal
Cefixime Suprax
3rd generation cephalosporin PO: 400mg/day divided every 12-24 hours Renal
Cefotaxime Claforan
3rd generation cephalosporin IM, IV: 1-2gm Q8-12H Renal
Cefotetan Cefotan
2nd generation cephalosporin IM, IV: 1-6gm divided into Q12H dosing Previous cephalosporin-associated hemolytic anemia Renal
Cefoxitin Mefoxin
2nd generation cephalosporin IM, IV: 1-2gm Q6-8H Renal
Ceftazidime Fortaz
3rd generation cephalosporin IM, IV: 500mg-2gm Q6-12H Renal
Ceftriaxone Rocephin
3rd generation cephalosporin IM, IV: 1-2gm Q12-24H Hyperbilirubinemic neonates, concurrent use with IV calcium containing solutions in neonates
Cefuroxime Ceftin, Zinacef
2nd generation cephalosporin PO: 250-500mg BID IM, IV: 750mg-1.5gm Q8H Renal
Celecoxib Celebrex
COX2 selective NSAID 200mg BID Perioperative pain in CABG
Cephalexin Keflex
1st generation cephalosporin 250-1000mg Q 6 H (4g/day)
Ciprofloxacin Cipro
Fluoroquinolone antibiotic PO: 500mg BID IV: 200-400 mg every 12 hours Concurrent use of tizanidine
Citalopram Celexa
SSRI 20-40mg QD (60mg/day) MAOI use or use within 14 days, concurrent use with pimozide
Clarithromycin Biaxin
Macrolide antibiotic 250-500mg BID Use with ergot derviatives, pimozide, cisapride
Clindamycin Cleocin
Lincosamide antibiotic PO: 150-450mg Q 6-8 H IM, IV: 1.2-1.8 g/day in 2-4 divided doses; maximum dose: (4.8 g/day) (PO: 1.8g/day) Previous pseudomembranous colitis, regional enteritis, UC (topical/vaginal) Hepatic
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Clonazepam Klonopin
BZD 0.25-0.5mg BID (Max 4mg/day) Significant liver diease, narrow angle glaucoma, pregnancy
Clonidine Catapres
Alpha2 adrenergic agonist PO: 0.05-0.4mg BID Transdermal Patch: 0.1-0.3mg once weekly (2.4mg/day)
Clopidogrel Plavix
Antiplatelet agent 75mg QD Non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome: Initial: 300 mg loading dose Active pathological bleeding
Conjugated Estrogens Premarin
Estrogen derivative 0.3-1.25mg daily Undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding, history of or current thrombophlebitis/VTE, active or recent arterial thromboembolic disease, breast carcinoma (except in select patients treated for metastatic disease), estrogen dependent tumor, hepatic dysfunction, pregnancy Hepatic
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