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  • Dalteparin

    Dalteparin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevents blood clots in persons undergoing surgery. Along with aspirin this medication is prescribed for heart attack,
  • Danaparoid

    Danaparoid is an anticoagulant (blood thinner), prescribed for deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and to prevent the formation of blood clots.
  • Danazol

    Danazol is a synthetic steroid, prescribed for endometriosis and hereditary angioedema.
  • Dantrolene

    Dantrolene is a muscle relaxant, prescribed for certain types of spasticity or muscle spasms.
  • Dapagliflozin

    Dapagliflozin is a sodium - glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor (SGLT2) which is prescribed to lower the blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Dapagliflozin is usually
  • Dapsone

    Dapsone is an antibacterial drug, prescribed for leprosy and skin infections either alone or with other medications.
  • Daptomycin

    Daptomycin is an antibiotic, prescribed for serious infections.
  • Darbepoetin alfa

    Darbepoetin alfa is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent, prescribed for anemia due to chronic kidney disease.
  • Darifenacin

    Darifenacin is a muscarinic receptor antagonist, prescribed for overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency.
  • Darunavir

    Darunavir is an antiviral agent, prescribed for HIV infection with other antiviral agents. It is a protease inhibitor and blocks the enzyme activity. This medication slows do
  • Dasatinib

    Dasatinib is prescribed for blood cancer(Chronic Myeloid Leukemia). It is a protein-tyrosinekinase inhibitor. It blocks the action of an abnormal protein that signals can
  • Daunorubicin

    Daunorubicin is a chemotherapeutic agent, prescribed for acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia. This medication slows the growth and spread of cancer cells i
  • Decitabine

    Decitabine is a nucleoside analog, prescribed for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).
  • Deferasirox

    Deferasirox is an iron-chelating agent, prescribed for transfusional hemosiderosis (excess iron due to blood transfusions).
  • Deferiprone

    Deferiprone is a chelating agent, prescribed for thalassaemia.
  • Deferoxamine

    Deferoxamine is an iron-chelating agent, prescribed for acute iron poisoning and iron overload due to blood transfusion.
  • Defibrotide Injection

    Defibrotide injection is an antithrombotic agent that is used for the treatment of hepatic veno occlusive disease (VOD) where the blood vessels inside the liver is blocked. This co
  • Deflazacort

    Deflazacort is a glucocorticoid, prescribed for anti-inflammatory conditions, and used as an immunosuppressant.
  • Degarelix

    Degarelix is a man-made form of a protein, prescribed for prostate cancer.
  • Dehydroemetine

    Dehydroemetine is classified as an antiprotozoal agent. It is a less toxic derivative of emetine, the parent compound. Since it acts as a severe irritant when given orally, it is m
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone

    Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is also known as androstenolone. It is used for multiple conditions, but its efficacy in most of these has not been proved. Some of the condi
  • Delavirdine

    Delavirdine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), prescribed for HIV-1 infection.
  • Demecarium

    Demecarium is a parasympathomimetic agent, prescribed for glaucoma.
  • Demeclocycline

    Demeclocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic, prescribed for certain bacterial infections.
  • Denileukin Diftitox

    Denileukin Diftitox is an anticancer agent, prescribed for lymphoma.
  • Denosumab

    Denosumab is a human monoclonal antibody, prescribed for osteoporosis, treatment induced bone loss, bone metastases, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma and giant cell
  • Dequalinium

    Dequalinium is an antiseptic which helps in killing many gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungi. It is used as lozenges or oral paint to treat infections in the m
  • Desflurane

    Desflurane is a general anesthetic, prescribed for induction of anesthesia during surgery.
  • Desipramine

    Desipramine is an antidepressant, prescribed for depression.
  • Desirudin

    Desirudin is a parenteral anticoagulant, prescribed for prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis, which may lead to pulmonary embolism.
  • Desloratadine

    Desloratadine is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic reactions in patients 2 years of age and older.
  • Desmopressin

    Desmopressin is an antidiuretic synthetic hormone, prescribed for primary nocturnal enuresis (nighttime bedwetting). It is also used for coagulation disorders and diabetes.
  • Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

    Desogestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol is an oral contraceptive, prescribed for prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use this product as a method of contraception.
  • Desonide

    Desonide is a topical corticosteroid, prescribed for atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and contact dermatitis in both adults and children.
  • Desoximetasone

    Desoximetasone is a topical (for the skin) steroid, prescribed for inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
  • Desvenlafaxine

    Desvenlafaxine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI), prescribed for depression.
  • Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant

    Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant is a corticosteroid, prescribed for macular edema following branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) or central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO).
  • Dexamethasone Ophthalmic- Otic

    Dexamethasone Ophthalmic- Otic is an ophthalmic corticosteroid, prescribed for swelling, itching, redness and irritation of the eyes.
  • Dexamethasone Oral

    Dexamethasone Oral is a corticosteroid, prescribed for certain conditions associated with decreased adrenal gland function.
  • Dexibuprofen

    Dexibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, prescribed for moderate to severe pain such as dysmenorrhea, toothache, osteoarthritis.
  • Dexlansoprazole

    Dexlansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor, prescribed for esophagitis and heartburn due to gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Dexmedetomidine

    Dexmedetomidine is a sedative, prescribed for intensive care unit sedation and procedural sedation.
  • Dexmethylphenidate Hcl

    Dexmethylphenidate Hcl is the dextrorotatory enantiomer of methylphenidate, prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Dexpanthenol

    Dexpanthenol is a moisturizer, prescribed for dry skin (xerosis). It forms an oily layer on the top of the skin thereby makes the skin softer.
  • Dexrabeprazole Sodium

    Dexrabeprazole Sodium is prescribed for gastro-esophageal reflux disease, gastric and duodenal ulcers.
  • Dexrazoxane

    Dexrazoxane is a cardioprotective agent, prescribed for reducing the risk of heart damage from doxorubicin, an anticancer medication.
  • Dextran

    Dextran is an anticoagulant, prescribed for hypovolaemic shock, thromboembolic disorders, pulmonary embolism, venous thrombosis and prophylaxis of post-op thromboemboli
  • Dextroamphetamine

    Dextroamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant, prescribed for attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity in children and sleep disorder (narcolepsy).
  • Dextromethorphan and Quinidine

    Dextromethorphan and Quinidine contains CYP2D6 inhibitor and a sigma-1 receptor agonist, prescribed for pseudobulbar affect (PBA).
  • Dextrose 5% in Lactated Ringer's Injection

    Dextrose 5% in Lactated Ringer's Injection is a sterile, nonpyrogenic solution for fluid and electrolyte replenishment, indicated as a source of water, electrolytes and calories or as an alkalinizing agent.
  • Diacerein

    Diacerein is an anti-inflammatory agent, prescribed for osteoarthritis and chronic inflammatory arthritis.
  • Diatrizoate

    Diatrizoate is a radiocontrast agent, prescribed for radiographic examination of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Diatrizoate and Iodipamide

    Diatrizoate and Iodipamide is radiopaque contrast medium, prescribed for use in hysterosalpingography (X-ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes ).
  • Diazepam

    Diazepam is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for anxiety. It is also used for muscle spasms and seizures.
  • Diazoxide

    Diazoxide is a glucose-elevating agent, prescribed for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
  • Dibucaine

    Dibucaine is a topical anesthetic; prescribed for pain due to sunburns, minor burns, cuts, scratches, insect bites, stings or hemorrhoids.
  • Dichlorphenamide

    Dichlorphenamide is a sulfonamide and carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, prescribed for glaucoma.
  • Diclofenac Sodium (Topical Solution)

    Diclofenac Sodium (Topical Solution) is an NSAID, prescribed for pain in the knee joints caused by osteoarthritis.
  • Diclofenac Sodium and Misoprostol

    Diclofenac Sodium and Misoprostol is an NSAID, prescribed for pain in the knee joints caused by osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in patients at high risk of developing N
  • Diclofenac Sodium Ophthalmic Solution

    Diclofenac Sodium Ophthalmic Solution is a topical, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, prescribed for the treatment of postoperative inflammation in patients who have undergone cataract extraction.
  • Dicloxacillin

    Dicloxacillin is penicillin-like antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, infections of the ear, urinary tract, bone and skin.
  • Dicyclomine

    Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic, prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Dicycloverine Hydrochloride

    Dicycloverine Hydrochloride is an antispasmodic, prescribed for gastrointestinal tract spasm.
  • Didanosine

    Didanosine is a reverse transcriptase inhibitor, prescribed for HIV/AIDS either alone or with other antiretroviral drugs.
  • Dienestrol

    Dienestrol is a synthetic estrogen, prescribed for atrophic vaginitis (vaginal inflammation) and kraurosis vulvae.
  • Dienogest and Estradiol Valerate

    Dienogest and Estradiol Valerate is a combination birth control pill, prescribed for preventing pregnancy.
  • Diethylamine Salicylate

    Diethylamine salicylate has painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used for the treatment of Diethylcarbamazine Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) is an antihelmintic drug which is prescribed to kill worms and treat the following diseases: a)Bancroft’s filariasis b)Tropical pulmonary
  • Diethylpropion

    Diethylpropion is an appetite suppressant, prescribed for obesity.
  • Diethylstilbestrol

    Diethylstilbestrol is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen, prescribed for the prevention of miscarriage, breast cancer, premature birth and prostate enlargement.
  • Difenoxin and Atropine

    Difenoxin and Atropine is an antidiarrheal and anticholinergic combination, prescribed for acute nonspecific diarrhea.
  • Diflorasone Diacetate

    Diflorasone Diacetate is a topical corticosteroid, prescribed for inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of skin.
  • Diflunisal

    Diflunisal is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug(NSAID), prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and mild to moderate pain. This medication reduces the sub
  • Difluprednate Opthalmic Emulsion

    Difluprednate Opthalmic Emulsion is an ophthalmic corticosteroid, prescribed for inflammation and pain associated with ocular surgery.
  • Digoxin

    Digoxin is a purified cardiac glycoside derived from leaves of digitalis plant, prescribed for congestive heart failure.
  • Dihydrotachysterol

    Dihydrotachysterol is a form of vitamin D, prescribed for hypocalcaemia.
  • Dilazep

    Dilazep is an adrenergic alpha-agonist, prescribed for coronary heart disease.
  • Diloxanide

    Diloxanide is an anti-protozoal agent, prescribed for intestinal amoebiasis.
  • Diltiazem

    Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure and angina pectoris (chest pain).
  • Dimenhydrinate

    Dimenhydrinate is an antihistamine and anticholinergic agent, prescribed for nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness.
  • Dimercaprol

    Dimercaprol is a chelating agent, indicated in the treatment of metal poisoning with metals such as arsenic, gold and mercury. It is an adjunct to Calcium Disodium Edetate
  • Dimethicone

    Dimethicone is an emollient, prescribed for pediculosis, and other skin conditions.
  • Dimethindene

    Dimethindene is an antihistamine, prescribed for severe allergic conditions.
  • Dimethyl Fumarate

    Dimethyl Fumarate (first-line oral treatment) is the methyl ester of fumaric acid, prescribed for multiple sclerosis.
  • Dinoprostone

    Dinoprostone is a prostaglandin, prescribed for termination of pregnancy, evacuation of the uterine contents in the missed abortion, labor induction (rarely used), and dilat
  • Dinutuximab

    Dinutuximab (Unituxin) is a monoclonal antibody which is prescribed for the treatment of a certain type of brain tumor in the nerve cells (neuroblastoma) of children. It binds to a
  • Diosmin

    Diosmin is a semisynthetic phlebotropic, prescribed for hemorrhoids along with hesperidin.
  • Diosmin and hesperidin

    Diosmin and hesperidin is a semisynthetic phlebotropic, prescribed for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and hemorrhoidal disease (HD).
  • Diphenhydramine

    Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine, prescribed for severe allergic conditions such as runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes. It is also used for itching of insect bites, su
  • Diphenidol

    Diphenidol is an antiemetic and an antivertigo agent, prescribed for nausea and vomiting. The medication inhibits the receptor activity to control nausea and vomiting. It
  • Diphenoxylate and Atropine

    Diphenoxylate and Atropine contains antidiarrheal (a narcotic) and anticholinergic agent, prescribed for diarrhea.
  • Dipivefrin Ophthalmic

    Dipivefrin Ophthalmic is a prodrug of epinephrine, prescribed for glaucoma, a condition in which increased eye pressure can lead to gradual loss of vision.
  • Dipyridamole

    Dipyridamole is a coronary vasodilator, prescribed for blood clot events.
  • Disodium Edetate

    Disodium edetate is prescribed • In emergency situations to lower the levels of excess calcium in the blood • To control irregular heartbeats or Disopyramide Disopyramide is an antiarrhythmic, prescribed for abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Disulfiram

    Disulfiram is an alcohol antagonist, prescribed for chronic alcoholism.
  • Divalproex

    Divalproex is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for bipolar disorder, epilepsy and to prevent migraine headache.
  • Dobutamine

    Dobutamine is a sympathomimetic compound used in the treatment of heart failure and cardiogenic shock. It stimulates the heart muscle.
  • Docetaxel

    Docetaxel is an anti-cancer agent, mainly used for the treatment of breast, ovarian, gastric cancer, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer and non-small cell lung cancer
  • Docosahexaenoic acid

    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that helps the outcomes of people who have existing heart disease; it also helps lower Docosanol Docosanol is a saturated fatty alcohol, prescribed for cold sores or fever blisters.
  • Docusate

    Docusate is a stool softener, prescribed for constipation.
  • Dofetilide

    Dofetilide is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for irregular heart beat.
  • Dolasetron Mesylate Injection

    Dolasetron Mesylate Injection is a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, prescribed for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.
  • Dolutegravir

    Dolutegravir is an integrase inhibitor prescribed for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients aged 12 years and older and weighing at least 40 kg. Dolu
  • Domperidone

    Domperidone is an antidopaminergic agent, used in treating nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal problems and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Donepezil

    Donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor, prescribed for dementia of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Dopamine

    Dopamine is an adrenergic and dopaminergic cardiac stimulant, prescribed for heart failure.
  • Doripenem

    Doripenem is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe infections of the stomach (complicated intra-abdominal infections), bladder, or kidneys (pyeloneph
  • Dorzolamide/Timolol

    Dorzolamide/Timolol is prescribed for controlling eye pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or glaucoma. It is a topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It decreases the prod
  • Dothiepin

    Dothiepin is an antidepressant, prescribed for depression.
  • Doxapram

    Doxapram is a respiratory stimulant, prescribed for airway obstruction and drug induced respiratory depression.
  • Doxazosin

    Doxazosin is an alpha blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure and benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate). It relaxes the muscles around the urethra and d
  • Doxepin

    Doxepin is an antidepressant, prescribed for depression.
  • Doxercalciferol

    Doxercalciferol is a recombinant human deoxyribonuclease I (rhDNase) enzyme, prescribed for lung infections and to improve lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis.
  • Doxofylline

    Doxofylline is an antitussive, prescribed for asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
  • Doxorubicin

    Doxorubicin is a cytotoxic anthracycline antibiotic, prescribed for treating various types of cancer.
  • Doxycycline

    Doxycycline is broad-spectrum antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections, Lyme’s disease, inf
  • Doxylamine

    Doxylamine is a sedating antihistamine, prescribed for short-term treatment of insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). It is also used in combination with
  • Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

    Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride is used to treat nausea and vomiting or morning sickness in pregnant women who do not respond to conservative management.
  • DPT- Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine

    DPT- Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine is an active immunization, prescribed for diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus.
  • Dronabinol

    Dronabinol is a cannabinoid, prescribed for nausea and vomiting due to cancer and chemotherapy and for anorexia (loss of appetite) in HIV patients.
  • Dronedarone

    Dronedarone is antiarrhythmic, prescribed for atrial fibrillation and reducing the risk of hospitalization for this condition.
  • Droperidol

    Droperidol is a tranquilizer (dopamine receptor antagonism), prescribed for nausea and vomiting.
  • Drospirenone and Estradiol

    Drospirenone and Estradiol is a combination of 2 hormones (estrogen and progestin), prescribed for preventing pregnancy. It is also used for treating irregular and painful (dysmenorrhea)
  • Drospirenone- Estradiol- Levomefolate

    Drospirenone- Estradiol- Levomefolate contains progesterone and estrogen, prescribed for preventing pregnancy.
  • Drotaverine

    Drotaverine is an antispasmodic, prescribed for pain and dysfunction caused by smooth muscle spasm.
  • Drotrecogin Alfa

    Drotrecogin Alfa is a recombinant form of human activated protein C, prescribed for life threatening bacterial infections like severe sepsis (sepsis combined with organ malfunct
  • Drug Sodium Iodide-i-131

    Drug Sodium Iodide-i-131 is a diagnostic agent, used to treat overactive thyroid gland and certain kinds of thyroid cancer.
  • Duloxetine

    Duloxetine belongs to a class of drugs known as serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. It is prescribed for depression, generalized anxiety disorder and for managing chronic
  • Dutasteride

    Dutasteride is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, prescribed for an enlarged prostate treatment. It blocks the production of a natural substance that enlarges the prostate and
  • Dutasteride And Tamsulosin

    Dutasteride And Tamsulosin contains 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor and alpha-blocker, prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Dydrogesterone

    • Menstrual disorders: Since the drug supports normal growth and shedding of the uterine lining, it is used for treating menstrual disorders like ab
    • Dyphylline

      Dyphylline is a bronchodilator, prescribed for respiratory disorders like chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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