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How to Find Your Drug in AZ Meds

  • Most generic drugs produce the same therapeutic effects as their brand name equivalents, but are much less expensive. Because of the prominence of many brand name drugs, consumers may not always be aware of generic alternatives. AZ Meds lists most drugs in alphabetic order by their generic name because a drug may have many brand names, but can have only one generic name. By listing generic names, AZ Meds makes it easier for you to locate your medicine, no matter what the brand name.
  • When a drug has 2 or more active ingredients, it is listed by the most widely known major brand name. In a few cases, pill profiles are listed by drug type (antidiabetes drugs, contraceptives).
  • AZ Meds now includes brand names of the top 100 drugs, with the page numbers they appear on, in alphabetic order with the pill profiles. You can find the most widely used drugs by simply looking for them in alphabetic order throughout the site.
  • All brand and generic names are cross-referenced in the Index.
  • Sugar-free and alcohol-free brand name drugs are indicated by the S and A symbols in the beginning of each pill profile.

What kind of information can I find at AZ Meds?

  • We have outlined the basics you can reference at AZ Meds any time, in a hassle-free manner:
    • Generic and brand names
    • What the drug is for and how it works
    • Usual dosages, and what to do if a dose is skipped
    • Side effects and possible adverse reactions, highlighted for quick reference
    • Interactions with other drugs and foods
    • Overdose and addiction potential
    • Alcohol-free and sugar-free medications
    • Information for seniors, pregnant and breast-feeding women, and others with special needs

How to use AZ meds in case of emergency

The best way to deal with a poisoning is to be prepared for it. Do the following now:

  1. Get the telephone number of your local poison control center, and write it next to your other emergency phone numbers.
  2. Decide which hospital you will go to, if necessary, and how you will get there.
  3. Buy 1 ounce of Syrup of Ipecac from your pharmacy. The pharmacist will tell you how to use it. Remember, this is a potent drug to be used only if directed.
  4. Learn to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. You may have to use this on a poisoning victim.

Do the following to reduce the risk of accidental poisoning:

  1. Keep all medicine, household cleaners, disinfectants, insecticides, gardening products, and similar products out of the reach of young children, in a locked place.
  2. Do not store poisonous materials in containers that once held food.
  3. Do not remove the labels from bottles so that the contents are unknown.
  4. Discard all medicines when you no longer need them.
  5. Do not operate a car engine or other gasoline engine in an unventilated space. Do not use a propane heater indoors.
  6. If you smell gas, call the gas company immediately.

Poison prevention is a matter of common sense. If you follow the simple advice given in this chapter, you will have taken a giant step toward ensuring household safety for you and your family.