THE JKL DRUG / MEDICATION GUIDE


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Reprinted with permission from the book From Magic to Medicine

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LABETALOL: Medication which inhibits nerves which release epinephrine type substances (Drug that stimulates the adrenal glands and narrows the blood vessels).
LAC-HYDRIN: A lotion used for dry skin and ichthyosis. Not recommended for children.
LACTAID: Properly spelled ... "LactAid".
LACTULOSE: Laxative. Lactulose is sometimes used to treat central nervous system problems associated with liver disease. Also, encephalopathy (brain disease) has been successfully treated with this drug.
LAMICTAL: Adjunct in partial seizures.
LAMISIL: Antifungal ... topical cream.
LANSOPRAZOLE: Anti-ulcer.
LANOXIN: Digitalis medication works directly on the heart muscle to strengthen and regulate the heart beat. It is used to treat certain heart conditions.
LASIX: A potent water pill. Edema, hypertension. Also called Furosemide. Note that an excess can cause dehydration and drain sodium and potassium from the body... that may interfere with the heartbeat. Note that Lasix derives it name from the fact that it typically lasts for approximately six hours.
LENTE: Trademark name for a preparation of insulin and zinc as a suspension.
LESCOL: Categorized as a "statin" drug. Adjunct to diet in primary hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels).
LEUPROLIDE: Decrease Estrogen production for purpose of combating endometriosis.
LEVAQUIN: General infections.
LEVATOL: Hypertensive.
LEVODOPA: This oral medicine can often break dystonia muscle spasms.
LEVOFLOXACIN: Also called … "Levaquin" ... a very powerful antibiotic.
LEVOPHED: IV infusion for shock victims.
LEVORPHANOL: A gas used as a general anesthetic.
LEVOTHROID: Thyroid hormone which is typically in the form of a powder for the purpose of injection or tablets ... 25, 50, 75 88, 100, 112, 125, 137 150 175, 200, 300, 500 UG.
LEVOTHYROXINE: Thyroid hormone.
LEVSIN: Adjunct in peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, and infant colic.
LEVSINEX: Medications which: 1. Alleviate muscle spasms of the intestines, 2. Affects nerve cells or nerve fibers (drugs used for anxiety, nervousness and depression). ... 0.375 mg.
LEVOXYL: Thyroid replacement therapy is prescribed when not enough thyroid hormone is being secreted from the thyroid gland.
LIBRIUM: Anxiety.
LIDEX: A cortisone drug that is incorporated into an Orabase paste that keeps the medication on the surface of mouth sores.
LIDOCAINE: Narcotic drug often used as a local anesthetic (with or without epinephrine). "Xylocaine" and "Anestacon" are trade names. Max dose = 28 ml of 1% solution. Lasts 2 hours; Onset 5-30 minutes. This Novocaine-like pain reliever can be applied to the skin in the form of a patch. Note that Lidocaine nose drops can stop migraine headaches in some people.
LIDODERM: A patch that is impregnated with the anesthetic lidocaine. It is intended for application too painful skin i.e. shingles.
LINCOCIN: Antibiotic capsules, pediatric capsules, IV or IM injection. 500mg, 250mg,
LINDANE: For scabies. 300mg/mL
LIPITOR: Adjunct to diet in hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). The drug is a new class of medications called "statins" which lower blood levels of low-density lipoprotein ("bad cholesterol") which clogs up arteries. Studies have concluded that people treated with Lipitor were less likely to have a heart attach, bypass surgery or worsening angina when compared with people who underwent angioplasty. Lipitor has an impressive safety record ... 80 milligrams is a typical daily dose.
LISINOPRIL: Lowers blood pressure and also is used to control heart failure. See Prinivil, Prinzide, Zestoretic, and Zestril ... 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg.
LITHIUM: An alkali metal (the lightest solid known) is used to treat mania and depression. Lithium balances the wild mood swings resulting from bipolar disorder (manic depression). Also, this very inexpensive drug is being hailed as a wonder drug, which may be effective against AIDS, cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.
LODINE: Osteoarthritis. This medication relieves pain and reduces inflammation. It is used to treat headaches, muscle aches, dental pain, menstrual cramps and athletic injuries. It is commonly used to treat pain, swelling and stiffness associated with arthritis. This medication can also reduce fever.
LOESTRIN: Oral contraceptive.
LOMOTIL: Cramping and diarrhea. Adjunct to fluid and electrolyte replacement in diarrhea.
LOPERAMIDE: For diarrhea associated with inflammatory bowel disease.
LOPID: Antihyperlipidemic agent. 600 milligram tablets.
LOPRESSOR: For angina, hypertension, and arrhythmia. Beta-blocker, which stops nerve, signals from reaching the heart thus decreasing contractions and lowering blood pressure.
LORABID: For general infections, urinary tract infections (UTI's).
LORAZEPAM: Anxiety.
LORCET: For pain.
LORTAB: Moderate to moderately severe pain.
LOSARTAN: Antihypertensive.
LOTENSIN: ACE inhibitor for high blood pressure.
LOTREL: Calcium channel blocker ... antihypertensive.
LOTRIMIN CREAM: Antifungal; ringworm etc.
LOTRISONE: External antifungal.
LOTRONEX: Also called ... "alosetron". A treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. It is used for women whose symptoms include diarrhea.
LOVASTATIN: Medication that interferes with the body's manufacture of cholesterol.
LOVENOX: Anticoagulant.
LOXITANE: Antipsychotic medication available it capsules of 5, 10, 25, 50 mg.
LOXITANE C: Oral antipsychotic medication … 25 mg/ml.
LOXITANE IM: Antipsychotic medication available for IM injections … 50mg/ml.
LOZOL: Antihypertensive and diuretic tablets.
LUPRON: Cancer; endometriosis; anemia.
LUVOX: For obsessive - compulsive disorders.
LYMERIX: Lyme disease vaccine ... 30UG/0.5mL suspension for IM injections.
LYSINE: An amino acid, which combines with other amino acids to form proteins. It should be noted that proteins are the constituents of muscles

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