This medication is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure and chest pain. It widens blood vessels and improves blood flow by not making the heart pump harder.
This medication is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as "statin”, prescribed for hyperlipidemia.
This medication is a synthetic vitamin D analog, prescribed for hypocalcemia in patients undergoing chronic renal dialysis.
This medication is a dietary supplement, prescribed for calcium deficiency state which may occur in diseases such as decreased levels of parathyroid hormone (acute and chronic), postmenopausal osteoporosis, rickets and osteomalacia (softening of the bones). It is also used as an antacid.
This medication is a haematopoietic agent, prescribed for anemia in people with chronic kidney failure.
This medication is a xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibitor, prescribed for gout and hyperuricemia (high level of uric acid in blood). It decreases the amount of uric acid in blood.
This medication is a phosphate binder, prescribed to reduce serum phosphate in patients with end stage renal disease.
Levocarnitine is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of carnitine deficiency in:
• Primary carnitine deficiency, where the cause of the deficiency is not known
• Secondary carnitine deficiency, due to inborn errors of metabolism
like medium chain fatty acylCoA dehydrogenase deficiency.
Other patients who may also suffer from carnitine deficiency and may benefit from levocarnitine treatment include:
• Patients on dialysis with kidney disease
. The oral form should not be used in these patients.
• Individuals who take certain medicines such as zidovudine
and valproic acid.
Levocarnitine is a naturally occurring substance that plays a role in the breakdown of long-chain fatty acids. This process provides energy to the body and also helps to get rid of the excess fats which could be harmful.
This medication is an immunosuppressant, prescribed for prevention of organ rejection.
This medication is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients at risk for these problems and to improve survival in patients with heart failure after a heart attack.
This medication is angiotensin receptor blocker (ARBs), prescribed for hypertension.
This medication is a pyridine-sulfonylurea type loop diuretic, prescribed for hypertension, congestive cardiac failure, chronic renal failure and hepatic cirrhosis.