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A-Z Drug Index for Prescription and OTC Medications. The generic drugs are listed alphabetically for easy search and reference. You can find information on
2079 generic drugs that are listed as over 79291 brands. Please note that the generic name of the drug does not change, whereas the same generic maybe available under different brand names and these may vary from country to country. To know brand names, please follow the link on the subsequent pages.
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Paclitaxel is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for ovarian and breast cancer.
Palbociclib is a kinase inhibitor which is prescribed along with letrazole (an aromatase inhibitor) for the treatment of certain type of hormone receptor positive breast cancer (estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer) in postmenopausal women that is in an advanced stage or has spread to other parts of the body.
Palifermin is a protein (keratinocyte growth factor), prescribed for mouth sores in patients who are receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy for hematologic malignancies.
Paliperidone Palmitrate is an atypical antipsychotic, prescribed for symptoms of schizophrenia.
Palivizumab is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease in pediatric patients.
Palonosetron is 5-HT3 receptor blocker, prescribed for prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Pamabrom is a diuretic, prescribed for bloating, puffiness and other signs of water weight gain related to menstrual symptoms with acetaminophen.
Pamidronate is a bisphosphonate, prescribed for Paget's disease (a condition in which the bones are soft and weak and may be deformed, painful, or easily broken), high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia) that may occur with cancer or multiple myeloma especially when the bone is affected.
Pancrelipase / Pancreatin is a digestive enzyme combination, prescribed for dyspepsia (indigestion), cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatectomy.
Pancuronium Bromide is a muscle relaxant, prescribed as an adjunct to general anesthesia for induction of skeletal muscle relaxation.
Panitumumab Injection is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for colon or rectal cancer.
Panobinostat capsules are used in combination with drugs such as bortezomib and dexamethasone, to treat multiple myeloma.
Pantoprazole is a proton-pump inhibitor, prescribed for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, and erosive esophagitis.
Pantoprazole and Domperidone contains proton pump inhibitor and an antidopaminergic agent, prescribed for dyspepsia and gastro-esophageal reflux disease.
Papaverine is a vasodilating agent, prescribed for the relief from smooth muscle spasm, cerebral and peripheral ischemia (inadequate blood supply) associated with arterial spasm.
Paracetamol is a non-opiate, analgesic and antipyretic, prescribed for headache, pain (muscle ache, backache) and fever either alone or combined with other medications.
Parecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for postoperative pain in adults.
Paregoric is an opiate, prescribed for diarrhea.
Paricalcitol is a vitamin D compound, prescribed for hyperparathyroidism associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Parnaparin is an antithrombotic agent, prescribed for anticoagulant therapy in prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis, prevention of post-operative deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Paromomycin Sulfate is aminoglycoside antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of intestinal infections such as amebiasis, cryptosporidiosis and leishmaniasis.
Paroxetine is an SSRI antidepressant, prescribed for major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder.
Patisiran is prescribed to treat a rare and progressive polyneuropathy in patients with hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis which affects 50,000 people globally.
Pazopanib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, prescribed for renal cell carcinoma.
Pazufloxacin is prescribed to treat urinary tract infections and respiratory tract infections such as lung abscess and pneumonia.
Pediarix Vaccine is an immunization agent, prescribed for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B and polio infections in infants and children.
Pefloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, prescribed for the treatment of uncomplicated gonococcal urethritis in males and for gram-negative bacterial infections in gastrointestinal system and genitourinary tract.
PEG-3350 and Minerals is a bowel cleansing solution, prescribed for cleansing of the colon before colonoscopy.
Pegademase Bovine is a modified enzyme, prescribed for severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID) in patients with adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency.
Pegaptanib is an anti-angiogenic agent, prescribed for neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Pegaspargase is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Pegfilgrastim is an amino acid, prescribed for decreasing the incidence of infection, drug induced febrile neutropenia (decreased number of neutrophils), in patients who are receiving myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs.
Peginesatide is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA), prescribed for anemia due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adult patients on dialysis.
Peginterferon Alfa 2 B is an interferon, prescribed for hepatitis C in patients who have not received interferon alpha earlier.
Pegloticase is a uric acid-specific enzyme (uricase), prescribed for chronic gout.
Pegvaliase-pqpz is a phenylalanine-metabolizing enzyme prescribed for treating adult patients suffering from phenylketonuria (a rare inherited disorder); it acts by decreasing the high concentrations of phenylalanine in the blood.
Pegvisomant is a growth hormone receptor antagonist, prescribed for acromegaly in people who have not responded to other therapies.
Pembrolizumab injection is prescribed to treat different types of cancer such as • Melanoma or skin cancer • Non-Small-Cell lung cancer (NSCLC) • Head and neck cancer • Urothelial carcinoma (Cancer of the bladder and urinary tract) • Hodgkin’s disease (Cancer of the immune system) • Colorectal cancer (Cancer of the large intestine) Pembrolizumab is a monoclonal antibody chosen to treat cancers in the following situations.
Pemetrexed is an (antifolate) antineoplastic agent, prescribed for mesothelioma (cancer that develops from the protective lining of the internal tissues) and certain types of non-small cell lung cancer either alone or with other medications.
Pemigatinib is an anticancer agent indicated for the treatment of bile duct cancer or cholangiocarcinoma.
Pemirolast Ophthalmic is a mast cell stabilizer, prescribed for itching of the eyes due to allergic conjunctivitis.
Pemoline is a central nervous system stimulant, prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
Penciclovir is a guanine analogue antiviral drug, prescribed for recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores).
Penfluridol is a highly potent antipsychotic compound, prescribed for chronic schizophrenia and similar psychotic disorders.
Penicillamine is a chelating agent (remove heavy metals from the body), prescribed for Wilson disease (excess copper in the body), severe rheumatoid arthritis that has not responded to other treatments, and cystinuria (excess amino acids in the urine, which causes kidney stones).
Penicillin v Potassium is an antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections.
Pentamidine is an antimicrobial agent, prescribed for pneumonia and for treating leishmaniasis, yeast infections.
Pentazocine relieves moderate to severe pain.
Pentazocine and Naloxone is an analgesic, prescribed for moderate to severe pain.
Pentetate Calcium Trisodium Inj is a chelating agent, prescribed for radiation contamination.
Pentobarbital is a barbiturate, prescribed for insomnia and seizures.
Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium is a semi-synthetically produced heparin-like macro molecular carbohydrate derivative, prescribed for interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS).
Pentostatin is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for certain types of cancer.
Pentoxifylline is a xanthine derivative, prescribed for intermittent claudication (pain, cramping, numbness, or weakness in the foot, hip, thigh, or buttocks) due to poor blood circulation.
Peppermint oil reduces spasms of the digestive tract.
Peramivir is prescribed for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients 18 years of age and above who have had the symptoms for not more than 2 days.
Perampanel is an antiepileptic drug, prescribed for partial-onset seizures.
Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres is a contrast agent, used to diagnose heart diseases during certain medical tests (e.
Perindopril is a long-acting ACE inhibitor, prescribed for high blood pressure, heart attack and heart failure.
Perindopril and Indapamide contains an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor and thiazide diuretic, prescribed for high blood pressure.
Permethrin is a pyrethroid, prescribed for scabies.
Perphenazine is a tranquilizer, prescribed for schizophrenia (a mental illness).
Pertuzumab is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for HER2-positive breast cancer (which is more aggressive) either alone or with other medications.
Pethidine is an opioid analgesic, prescribed for moderate to severe pain, for example labor pain, before and during a surgical operation.
Pexidartinib is an anticancer drug indicated for the treatment of adult patients with tumors of joint called tenosynovial giant cell tumor who don’t respond to surgery.
Phenacemide is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for preventing or controlling seizures.
Phenazone, also called antipyrine, is usedOrally to reduce fever and pain in conditions like migraine.
Phenazopyridine is a urinary tract analgesic, prescribed for urinary tract pain, burning, irritation, and discomfort.
Phendimetrazine Tartrate is an appetite suppressant, prescribed for obesity combined with diet and exercise program.
Phenelzine is a monoamine oxidase (MAOI) inhibitor, prescribed for depression.
Phenindione is an anticoagulant, prescribed for thromboembolic (blood clot) disorders such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Phenobarbital is a barbiturate, prescribed for seizures and as a sedative to relieve anxiety.
Phenobarbitone is a barbiturate, prescribed for seizures, and treating sleep disorders.
Phenoxybenzamine is an alpha-blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure and sweating caused by a certain kind of tumor.
Phentermine is an appetite suppressant, prescribed for exogenous obesity.
Phentolamine Mesylate is a reversal anesthesia used in dental procedures for anesthetizing soft tissues (lip and tongue).
Phenylbutazone is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for fever, pain and inflammation in the body.
Phenylephrine is a selective alpha agonist, used to increase blood pressure and topically as a nasal decongestant.
Phenytoin is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for certain types of seizures (eg, status epilepticus).
Pholcodine is prescribed as a cough suppressant (antitussive) and helps to suppress unproductive coughs.
Phosphocol is a diagnostic agent, prescribed for peritoneal or pleural effusions.
Phthalylsulfathiazole is a broad spectrum antimicrobial used to treat different types of infections including intestinal infections like bacillary dysentery.
Phylloquinone is often known as vitamin K1, prescribed for coagulation disorders (bleeding problems) in patients with vitamin K deficiency (e.
Physostigmine is a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor alkaloid, prescribed for reversal of anticholinergic toxicity.
Phytomenadione (Vitamin K) is a haemostatic agent, prescribed for blood clotting and bone formation.
Pilocarpine is a muscarinic receptor agonist, prescribed for glaucoma, and for dry mouth (xerostomia) in patients with Sjogren's syndrome.
Pilocarpine Ophthalmic is a cholinergic agonist, prescribed for glaucoma.
Pimavanserin is an atypical antipsychotic drug which is prescribed for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions in patients with Parkinson disease-associated psychosis.
Pimecrolimus is a topical immunomodulator, prescribed for eczema in non-immuno compromised adults and children 2 years of age and older.
Pimozide is a tranquilizer, prescribed for tourette syndrome and resistant tics.
Pinaverium is a spasmolytic agent used for functional gastrointestinal disorders.
Pindolol is a beta blocker, prescribed for hypertension.
Pioglitazone is a thiazolidinedione antidiabetic, prescribed for type 2 diabetes in certain patients.
Pioglitazone and Metformin contains oral antidiabetics, prescribed for type 2 diabetes.
Pipecuronium is a long-acting neuromuscular blocking agent which causes reversible paralysis of the skeletal muscles.
Piperacillin/Tazobactam is an antibacterial agent, prescribed for various infections such as Nosocomial pneumonia.
Piperazine citrate is used as a second-line treatment for treating roundworm infections caused by Ascaris lumbricoides and pinworm infections caused by Enterobius vermicularis (oxyuris).
Piracetam is used to treat cortical myoclonus, a movement disorder that causes short and uncontrollable twitching or jerky movements of arms and legs.
Pirbuterol Acetate is a bronchodilator, prescribed for asthma.
Pirenzepine is an antacid, prescribed for peptic ulcer.
Pirfenidone is prescribed for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis which is a severe irreversible disease marked by a progressive decline in lung function.
Piribedil is an antiparkinsonian agent, prescribed for Parkinson's disease, dizziness, and circulatory disorders.
Piroctone Olamine is an ethanolamine salt, prescribed for fungal infections.
Piroxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, prescribed to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, painful menstruation, postoperative pain.
Pitavastatin is a statin, prescribed for obesity along with appropriate diet.
Pitofenone is an antispasmodic (spasmolytic) drug that is used to relieve pain and spasms of smooth muscles.
Pitolisant is prescribed for treating excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in adults with narcolepsy.
Plazomicin is an antibacterial drug prescribed as an injection to be administered into the vein for treating adult patients suffering from complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI) including kidney infections such as pyelonephritis.
• Plecanatide is an amino acid peptide which is prescribed for treating chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adults.
Plerixafor Injection is a hematopoietic stem cell mobilizer, used to multiply stem cells in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma along with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF).
Plicamycin is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for testicular cancer, paget's disease of bone and hypercalcemia.
Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent is an immunization vaccine, prescribed for vaccination against pneumococcal disease.
Podofilox Topical Solution is an antimitotic, prescribed for external genital warts.
Polatuzumab is used for treating a blood cancer named lymphoma in combination with other anticancer drugs among adult patients.
Policosanol is prescribed to decrease the amount of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the cholesterol synthesis in the liver and increasing the breakdown of bad or LDL cholesterol.
Polidocanol Injection is a local anaesthetic and antipruritic agent, prescribed for small varicose veins.
Polifeprosan 20 with Carmustine is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for brain cancer along with other procedures.
Polio vaccines is an active immunization against poliomyelitis.
Polymyxin, Bacitracin and Neomycin is an antibiotic, prescribed for eye and other bacterial infections.
Pomalidomide is an anti-angiogenic and immunomodulator, prescribed for multiple myeloma.
Ponatinib is a human monoclonal antibody (kinase inhibitor), prescribed for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
Pooled Plasma (Human) is a solvent/ detergent (S/D) treated, liquid component of whole blood, collected and pooled to prepare various plasma products or to use directly as a plasma expander when whole blood is unavailable or is contraindicated.
Poractant Alfa is a surface-active lipoprotein, prescribed for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in premature infants.
Porfimer Sodium is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for esophageal cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and dysplasia in Barrett's Esophagus.
Posaconazole is indicated for preventing fungal infections like aspergillosis, candidiasis.
Potassium is an essential mineral for body, prescribed for hypokalemia.
Potassium Citrate is an urinary alkalinizing agent, prescribed for kidney stones.
Potassium- Sodium Phosphate is a natural body mineral, prescribed for hypercalcemia.
Povidone Iodine is an antiseptic combination, prescribed for minor wounds and infections, as well as killing bacteria.
Pralatrexate Solution is a folate analogue metabolic inhibitor, prescribed for refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL).
Pralidoxime is an antidote, prescribed for organophosphorous poisoning.
The drug is indicated for the treatment of adults with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), based on the presence of a specific gene fusion named RET.
Pramipexole is a dopamine agonist, prescribed for Parkinson's disease and Restless Leg Syndrome.
Pramlintide Acetate Injection is an amylin analog, prescribed for diabetes.
Pramoxine and Hydrocortisone is an anesthetic and steroidal drug, which contains Pramoxine and hydrocortisone.
Prasugrel is a platelet aggregation inhibitor, prescribed for thrombotic cardiovascular (CV) events (life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels), in patients who had heart disease or undergone angioplasty.
Pravastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, used for lowering high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients with appropriate diet.
Pravastatin Sodium is a statin, prescribed for hyperlipidaemia.
Prazepam is an anti-anxiety agent, prescribed for anxiety.
Praziquantel is an anthelmintic agent, used to treat tapeworm, schitosomal and fluke infections.
Prazosin is an alpha-blocker, prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Prednicarbate is a new topical corticosteroid, prescribed for inflammation and itching caused by certain skin conditions.
Prednisolone Acetate (Oral Suspension) is a corticosteroid, prescribed for various disease conditions such as allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, mycosis fungoides, hypercalcemia of malignancy, Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in adults, acute leukemia and others.
Prednisolone Ophthalmic is a corticosteroid, prescribed for eye inflammation.
Prednisone regulates the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels, and is used to treat arthritis, severe allergic reactions, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines.
Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant used as an additional treatment of partial seizures.
Prenoxdiazine is a peripherally acting cough suppressant used to treat non-productive or dry cough.
Prep Kit for Technetium Tc99 Sestamibi is a myocardial perfusion agent, prescribed for detecting coronary artery disease.
Preservative-Free Heparin Lock Flush Solution is an anionic mucopolysaccharide, prescribed for keeping IV catheters open and flowing freely in blood sampling.
Primaquine is prescribed to prevent relapses of malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax.
Primidone is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for seizures.
Probenecid is a uricosuric agent, prescribed for chronic gout and gouty arthritis.
Probenecid and Colchicines contains a uricosuric agent and antigout, prescribed for gouty arthritis.
Probucol is a dyslipidaemic agent, prescribed for hypercholesterolaemias and hyperlipoproteinaemia.
Procainamide is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for irregular heart beat.
Procaine- Penicillin is an antibiotic, prescribed for many bacterial infections.
Procarbazine is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for Hodgkin disease.
Prochlorperazine is a tranquilizer, prescribed for schizophrenia, severe nausea and vomiting.
Procyclidine is an anticholinergic agent, prescribed for parkinsonism, Parkinson's disease, and drug-induced extrapyramidal syndrome.
Progesterone is a hormone, prescribed for replacement therapy in women who have passed menopause.
Proguanil is an antiprotozoal and antimalarial, prescribed for prevention of malaria, treatment of malaria.
Promethazine is an antihistamine and antiemetic, prescribed for allergic conditions, prevention of motion sickness, and to control nausea and vomiting during and after surgery.
Propafenone is an anti-arrhythmic, prescribed for the treatment of abnormal heart rhythm.
Propantheline is an antimuscarinic agent, prescribed for peptic ulcer, and urinary incontinence.
Propofol is a general anesthetic, prescribed for induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia.
Propoxyphene is an opioid analgesic, prescribed for mild to moderate pain.
Propranolol is a beta-blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure and chest pain.
Propylene Glycol is an organic compound, prescribed for dryness and irritation inside the nose.
Propylthiouracil is an antithyroid agent, prescribed for hyperthyroidism.
Propyphenazone is an analgesic and antipyretic with poor anti-inflammatory action.
Protamine Sulphate is a heparin antagonist, prescribed for reversing the anticoagulant effects of heparin.
Prothionamide is prescribed to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and given as part of a treatment regime, usually involving 5 medicines.
Protirelin is a synthetic tripeptide, prescribed for diagnostic assessment of thyroid function.
Protriptyline Hydrochloride is a tricyclic antidepressant, prescribed for depression.
Prucalopride is a serotonin agonist (acts like serotonin in our body), used for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adults.
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant, prescribed for cold, allergic rhinitis and hay fever.
Pseudoephedrine and Triprolidine contains decongestant and antihistamine, prescribed for itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and runny or stuffy nose caused by hay fever, allergies and common cold.
Psoralen (PUVA) is also called as PUVA, a natural product, prescribed for eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo and mycosis fungoides.
Psyllium is a fiber laxative, prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome, and constipation.
Pyrantel is an antihelmintic agent, prescribed for worm infections.
Pyrazinamide is an anti-tuberculosis agent, prescribed for tuberculosis(TB).
Pyridostigmine is an anticholinesterase, prescribed for decreasing muscle weakness resulting from myasthenia gravis.
Pyridoxine is a vitamin, prescribed for the treatment and prevention of vitamin B6 deficiency.
Pyrimethamine- Sulfadoxine is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for treatment of falciparum malaria, resistant to chloroquine.
Pyritinol is a semi-natural water-soluble analog of vitamin B6, prescribed for mental disorders.
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