Acetaminophen (Tylenol) - One of best headache drugs on the market.
Acyclovir (Zovirax) - The best treatment for genital Herpes.
Adapalene (Differin) - Vitamin A relative used to treat acne vulgaris.
Adriamycin (Doxorubicin) - Anticancer agent that intercalates DNA.
Albuterol (Ventolin) - Bronchodilator that helps clear up the breathing tubes.
Aminocaproic acid (Amicar) - Fibrinolysis inhibitor that helps with severe bleeding.
Amlodipine (Norvasc) - This calcium channel blocker lowers blood pressure.
Amoxicillin (Amoxil) - Yet another penicillin derivative to fight infection.
Amphotericin B (Fungizone) - An antifungal agent to get rid of that nasty old fungal infection.
Ampicillin (Omnipen, Polycillin, Principen, Totacillin) - The old stand-by antibiotic.
Aspirin (Bayer, Excedrin) - Analgesic, anti-inflammatory agent, and said to lower the risk of heart attack.
Atropine (Atropair, Atropisol) - Acetylcholine inhibitor that will pick up your heartbeat.
Atorvastatin Calcium (Lipitor) - Cholesterol reducing agent that helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
Azithromycin (Zithromax) - Another erythromycin-like antibiotic.
Azidothymidine (AZT, Zidovudine) - The first effective anti-aids drug.
Benzoyl Peroxide (PanOxyl) - The best thing for acne.
Beractant (Survanta) - Surfactant to help jump-start premature infants.
Butalbital (Butalan) - A very strong barbiturate sedative and depressant.
Caffeine (Caffedrine, Enerjets, NoDoz) - Stimulant with questionable medicinal value.
Candesartan Cilexetil (Atacand) - Angiotensin II blocker that helps lower blood pressure.
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) - Anticonvulsant used to control seizures in epilepsy.
Cefotaxime (Claforan) - Cephalosporin antibiotic used in penicillin-resistant infections.
Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin) - Totally out of date antibiotic.
Chloroquine (Aralen) - One of the best antimalarial agents.
Chlorothiazide (Diuril) - A diuretic that helps to reduce blood pressure.
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) - The "One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest" drug.
Cimetidine (Tagamet) - Relief from an upset stomach due to acid.
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) - A powerful antibiotic with a wide spectrum of activity.
Cisplatin (Platinol) - Very potent and dangerous anticancer agent.
Clindamycin (Cleocin) - Antibiotic for the eyes and skin.
Clopidogrel Bisulfate (Plavix) - Anticoagulant designed to help prevent strokes and heart attack.
Clotrimazole (Lotrimin) - The antifungal of choice for athlete's foot.
Clozapine (Clozaril) - Antipsychotic that might help with Alzheimer's.
Cocaine (Mucosal) - Eye surgery anesthetic that is often abused.
Cortisone (Cortone) - Steroids to ease the pain of inflammation.
Crixivan (Indinavir) - Protease inhibitor that slows HIV to a crawl.
Cyclosporine (Cyclosporin A) - Immunosuppressive agent to help against organ rejection.
Demerol (Meperidine) - An analgesic pain killer.
Diazepam (Valium) - The universal "chill out" mother's little helper pills.
Dideoxyinosine (DDI, Didanosine) - Anti-AIDS drug that seems to help.
Digoxin (Lanoxin) - Carter's Little Heart Starter.
Diltiazem (Cardizem) - Calcium channel blocker to stop heart attacks.
Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) - Hallucinogenic neurotransmitter derivative that is often abused.
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) - A good anti-histamine when you have hayfever.
Dipyridamole (Dipridacot) - A vasodilator to help prevent stroke.
Dopamine (Dopastat) - Something to get you going.
Doxycycline (Vibramycin) - A broad-spectrum antibiotic useful in prophalaxis of anthrax infections.
Enalapril (Vasotec) - An anti-hypertensive to help reduce your blood pressure.
Ephedrine - Relieves coughs due to colds, flu, and asthma.
Epinephrine (Adrenalin) - A good way to jump-start your motor.
Ergotamine (Ergostat) - Lysergic acid derivative that relieves headaches.
Erythromycin (Erythrocin) - A wide-spectrum antibiotic that cures Legionnaires' disease.
Etidronate (Didronel) - The bone-mending drug.
Fentanyl (Duragesic) - Narcotic analgesic useful in helping to reduce pain and suffering.
Finasteride (Propecia) - Sure-cure for hair loss.
Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol) - The date-rape drug with both serious physiological and legal side effects.
Fluocinolone (Fluonid) - An anti-inflammatory corticosteroid.
Fluorouracil (Adrucil) - An antimetabolite useful for treating skin cancer.
Fluoxetine (Prozac) - Antidepressant that can cause suicidal tendencies.
Furosemide (Lasix) - A diuretic-antihypertensive that can fix your heart while draining your kidneys.
Glipizide (Glucotrol XL) - Sulfonylurea useful in treating diabetes mellitus.
Gramicidin (Aristocomb, Sofradex) - A magic gate for ions.
Haloperidol (Haldol) - Antipsychotic useful for controlling hyperactivity.
Heparin (Calciparine) - Anticoagulant useful in heart surgery.
Heroin (Smack) - The bad-news drug that can get you AIDS.
Homidium Bromide (Ethidium) - Anti-trypansomal agent also useful in fluorescent staining of nucleic acids.
Hydrocortisone (Cortaid) - The anti-itch corticosteroid therapy.
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) - Narcotic analgesic (morphine derivative) useful in pain relief.
Hydroxyurea (Hydrea, Droxya) - Cytotoxic antineoplastic agent that is also useful in treating sickle cell disease.
Ibuprofen (Advil, Nuprin, Motrin) - One of the most common anti-inflammatory drugs.
Insulin (Novolin, Humulin) - The peptide hormone used to treat diabetes.
Interferon (Intron A) - The body's natural protection against viruses.
Irbesartan (Avapro) - Mild antihypertensive agent often used in combination with other drugs.
Isotretinoin (Accutane) - Retinoic acid derivative used to treat severe acne.
Kanamycin (Kantrex) - An unusual internal topical antibiotic.
Ketamine (Ketalar) - Something to give your horse a good buzz.
Lamivudine (3TC, Epivir) - Another agent useful in the treatment of AIDS.
Lidocaine (Xylocaine) - One of the 'caines used to deaden nerves.
Lisinopril (Prinivil) - Another ACE inhibitor useful in blood pressure regulation.
Liothyronine (Cytomel) - Thyroid hormone that assists in metabolism.
Loperamide (Imodium) - Very useful when you have the galloping trots.
Loratadine (Claritin) - Antihistamine that relieves itching and runny nose.
Lovastatin (Mevinolin) - A good drug to help reduce cholesterol.
Magnesium Chloride (Chloromag) - Not really a drug, but an essential salt.
Metaproterenol (Orciprenaline) - A pretty good bronchodilator.
Methadone (Dolophine) - A jump-start on kicking the habit.
Methamphetamine (Desoxyn) - The most abused amphetamine ever synthesized.
Methcathinone (Cat) - Another designer drug that is too often abused.
Methotrexate (Folex, Rheumatrex) - Ubiquitous chemical that helps cancer, fights arthritis, and kills bugs.
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, Ecstasy) - Frequently abused "designer drug".
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) - Often used to make children "chill out" and pay attention.
Metoclopramide (Octamide) - Anti-nausea drug makes your tummy better.
Miconazole (Monistat) - The sure cure for jock itch.
Midazolam (Versed) - Benzodiazepine derivative useful for sedation during surgery.
Nicotine (Nicorette) - A drug to help you stop smoking.
Nifedipine (Procardia) - An antihypertensive to reduce your blood pressure.
Novocain (Procaine) - Local anesthetic that helps get your teeth pulled.
Nystatin (Mycostatin) - Sure cure for "there's a fungus among us".
Ofloxacin (Floxin) - Wide spectrum antibiotic that may have problems.
Omeprazole (Prilosec) - Antacid that helps with your ulcer.
Paclitaxel (Taxol) - A good example of how natural products can help us.
Papaverine (Pavarine) - Vasodilator and muscle relaxant.
Phenytoin (Dilantin) - Anti-epilepsy drug to chill you out.
Propoxyphene (Darvon) - Pain- killing narcotic that can be abused.
Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, Robitussin) - Perhaps the world's most favorite decongestant.
Quinapril (Accupril) - Synthetic isoquinoline derivative useful in controlling high blood pressure and heart failure.
Quinidine (Cardioquin) - An antimalarial agent that treats arrhythmia.
Quinine (Falciquin, Kunen, Rubiquin) - Another antimalarial agent that is a natural product alkaloid.
Ramipril (Altace) - Another ACE inhibitor useful in controlling blood pressure.
Ranitidine (Zantac) - Antacid that helps cure and prevent ulcers.
Ritonavir (Norvir) - Another anti-HIV protease inhibitor that shows hope.
RU-486 (Mifepristone) - The "morning after" pill that also induces abortion.
Rofecoxib (Vioxx) - Anti-inflamatory agent with the potential for serious side effects.
Saquinavir (Invirase) - Another anti-HIV protease inhibitor.
Sertraline (Zoloft) - Synthetic used to treat major cases of depression.
Sildenafil (Viagra) - Wonder drug that treats impotency in men and makes Pfizer rich.
Simvastatin (Zocor) - Cholesterol-lowering agent to help prevent heart attacks.
Somatrem (Protropin) - A protein to help you grow.
Spectinomycin (Trobicin) - Good drug to get rid of the clap bug.
Sucralfate (Carafate) - This gets rid of that nasty old ulcer.
Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim (Bactrim) - Antibiotic cocktail used to treat common infections in children.
Sulfanilamide (Vagitrol) - Forty year old antibiotic that still works.
Sulfisoxazole (Gantrisin) - Another sulfanilamide that is still being used.
Tacrine (Cognex) - A glimmer of hope for Alzheimer's patients.
Tacrolimus (Prograf) - This promising immunosuppressant may have a very wide range of activity, and is useful in transplants involving children.
Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) - Amazing new drug that appears to lower breast cancer rates.
Tetrahydozoline (Visine) - Something to clear your red eyes.
Thalidomide (Thalomid) - Now cleared for leprosy, but be very careful.
Theophylline (Asmalix) - Antiasthma drug to help you breathe.
Thiothixene (Navane) - Antipsychotic that will really chill you.
Tramadol (Ultram) - Synthetic pain killer that can be addictive.
Tretinoin (Retin-A) - Vitamin derivative that makes your skin smooth.
Triamterene (Dyrenium) - A synthetic diuretic used to control blood pressure.
Triazolam (Halcion) - Helps you sleep better than milk and cookies.
Trifluridine (Viroptic) - A treatment for Herpes of the eye.
Trihexyphenidyl (Artane) - Anti-Parkinson's drug to keep you steady.
Warfarin (Coumadin) - An anticoagulant used to prevent clotting and strokes.
Zalcitabine (Dideoxycytidine, DDC, or Hivid) - Nucleoside antagonist to treat AIDS.