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Antacids

reduces hydrochloric acid in the stomach

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Anti-anemic

increase blood cell production

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Anticholingergics

decreases oral secretions

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Anticoagulants

prevents clot formation

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Anticonvulsants

used for management of seizures and/or bipolar disorder

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Antidiarrheals

decrease gastric motility and reduce water in bowel

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Antihistamines

Block release of histamine

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Anti-hypertensives

lower blood pressure and increase blood flow

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Anti-infectives

used for the treatment of infections

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bronchodilators

dilates large air passages in asthma or lung diseases (Ex: COPD)

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Diuretics

decreases water/sodium from the loop of Henle

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Laxatives

promotes passage of stool

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Miotics

constricts the pupil

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Mydriatics

dilates the pupils

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Narcotics/Analgesics

relieves moderate to severe pain