Pharmaceutical drug company products, their generic names and brand names
March 1 2017

The following are some prescription medications discussed on this web site and other web sites. We have no association with any pharmaceutical drug company or hospital and present both the benefit and side effects of these medicines honestly. Medications have benefits, but many drugs also have unacceptable side effects.

Acyclovir is generic for Zovirax for the treatment of herpes
Adenosine is generic for the drug Adenocard used in cardioversion
Alfuzosin hydrochloride is a pharmaceutical drug used in prostate enlargement, named Uroxatral for BPH
Alprostadil topical cream is generic for Alprox-TD and used for impotence, formerly an injection, Caverjet, Muse
Alprazolam is generic for Xanax used to reduce anxiety
Anagrelide is for the pharmaceutical drug Agrylin
Anastrozole is generic for Arimidex, Anastrozole is an aromatase inhibitor for breast cancer prevention
Aripiprazole is generic for the drug Abilify used in schizophrenia
Azelaic acid is a cream used in rosacea and acne.
Buproprion is used for depression and smoking cessation and known as Wellbutrin
Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody and generic for Erbitux, used to treat colorectal cancer
Citalopram is generic for Celexa, a SSRI medication
Clozapine is generic for Clozaril
Crestor is a pharmaceutical drug prescribed along with diet for lowering high cholesterol and has been prescribed by doctors to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, or strokes.
Donepezil is generic for Aricept, used in Alzheimer’s disease
Duloxetine is generic for the drug Cymbalta for depression
Dutasteride is for the protate and hair medication for Avodart used in hair loss and prostate enlargement, it can cause sexual dysfunction and impotence which can be reversed by the use of Supplements and Herbs such as tongkat ali and tribulus, horny goat weed and maca.
Enalapril is a used for blood pressure
Escitalopram is generic for the drug Lexapro, a pharmaceutical drug used for depression
Ezetimibe is a pharmaceutical drug whose product name is Zetia, used for cholesterol management. Vytorin is a prescription medication combination of ezetimibe (Zetia) and simvastatin (Zocor).
Etanercept is generic for Enbrel used in ankylosing spondylitis
Etoricoxib is generic for Arcoxia, a pharmaceutical drug promoted as a COX-2 inhibitor
Fluoxetine is generic for the drug Prozac used for depression
Gentamicin is for Garamycin, an antibiotic of the aminoglycoside type
Imatinib is used as a cancer treatment drug. Gleevec drug, made by Novartis
Infliximab is generic for Remicade uses in inflammatory medical conditions
Isotretinoin is generic for the drug Accutane made by Roche, Inc. and used to treat severe acne
Levofloxacin is sold under the trade name Levaquin
Losartan is a pharmaceutical drug sold under the trade name
Methylphenidate is known as Ritalin and used for ADHD
Metoprolol succinate is generic for Toprol
Modafinil is used to improve daytime alertness. Provigil and made by the pharmaceutical company Cephalon Inc.
Olanzapine is generic for Zyprexa, used to treat schizophrenia
Orlistat is generic for the drug Xenical for weight loss
Paliperidone is for Invega drug
Pergolide is generic for the drug Permax used for Parkinson’s disease, discontinued in 2007.
Permethrin is used for scabies treatment
Pioglitazone is for Actos diabetic drug
Propranolol is generic for the drug Inderal used as a beta blocker
Quetiapine is a treatment for schizophrenia. Seroquel, an antipsychotic medication by AstraZeneca
Quinapril is generic for the ACE inhibitor drug Accupril
Ranitidine is generic for Zantac used for heartburn
Rimonabant is a pharmaceutical drug used as a weight loss remedy.
Risedronate sodium is generic for the biphosphanates drug Actonel used for osteoporosis
Risperidone is generic for Risperidal, used as an antipsychotic
Rosiglitazone maleate is generic for the drug Avandia, made by GlaxoSmithKline  and used for diabetes
Rosuvastatin is generic for Crestor, one of the statins, drugs used to lower cholesterol
Sertraline is a pharmaceutical drug known as Zoloft used to treat depression
Sibutramine is for Meridia, a weight loss drug
Simvastatin is generic for Zocor, used for cholesterol reduction
Sitagliptin is generic for Januvia, the diabetes drug by Merck, Inc
Tacrolimus is a used topically and as an immunosuppressive medication
Tamoxifen is a pharmaceutical drug used for breast cancer recurrence prevention, brand name Nolvadex
Telbivudine, also known as Tyzeka, is used for the treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis B (HBV)
Terazosin is a drug used for prostate enlargement and blood pressure reduction
Trastuzumab trade name Herceptin, for more Trastuzumab information for breast cancer
Valacyclovir is a pharmaceutical drug, Valdecoxib, used to treat herpes zoster (shingles) and genital herpes.
Valproate is a pharmaceutical drug with the product name Depakene.
Varenicline is a pharmaceutical drug with the product name Depakene.
Venlafaxine is an antidepressant indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder
Vivitrol is a pharmaceutical drug for the treatment of alcohol dependence
Wellbutrin is an antidepressant pharmaceutical drug used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. The generic name of wellbutrin is bupropion.
Zoledronic acid is generic for Zometa and Reclast, used for osteoporosis
Zolpidem is for the pharmaceutical drug Ambien, a popular sleeping pill

Pharmaceutical drug company advertising
Pharmaceutical drug companies are asked to pay $6 million in new fees in 2008r to help fund a U.S. Food and Drug Administration review of television commercials for their products. Pharmaceutical drug companies have been warned in the past about misleading claims. Drugmakers are not required to have FDA approval before running commercials, but many companies submit them ahead of time to avoid possible penalties for content.

Danger of pharmaceutical drugs
Reports of deaths or injuries related to pharmaceutical drug use more than doubled between 1998 and 2005 in the United States, with painkillers and immune-system boosters accounting for most of the side effects.

Vaccines
Gardasil Vaccine for cervical cancer, how necessary it is?

Drug pharmaceutical rep
Wellbutrin is made by GlaxoSmithKline.

Pharmaceutical drug for dogs
Slentrol diet pill for dog by Pfizer, Inc

Drugstore chain stores

Big Pharma
Dr. Sahelian was interviewed by Skeptic magazine in February 2016

What are your thoughts on Big Pharma, is the financial influence very strong?
A. We should all be grateful that we live in an age where pharmaceutical companies have spent decades researching and discovering amazing treatments and cures for a variety of medical conditions. We should all be grateful that these pharmaceutical companies have discovered a variety of safe and effective local and general anesthetics that take pain away from surgery. We no longer have to suffer the horrible pains that those living generations ago suffered during amputations, tooth extractions, brain operations, and other surgeries. Hundreds of antibiotics have been created that cure people who have a number of serious infections that caused quick or slow fatalities in the past. However, my issues with Big Pharma are the following. Expensive patented drugs are promoted sometimes in lieu of effective and inexpensive natural treatments (diet, foods, herbs and various dietary supplements), especially in cases of chronic conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. One could raise the argument of objectivity in regards to the thousands of university and hospital based doctors who work, promote, endorse, and lecture on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry, the tens of thousands of drug stores and pharmacists who benefit from the sale of expensive drugs, TV stations who make money from drug company ads, the dozens of medical journals and their editorial staff who benefit from the advertising dollars spent to promote and support their magazines. Most of these medical journals are much more likely to endorse the use of drugs to treat medical conditions than natural herbs and supplements since almost all the advertising dollars comes from the drug companies who have deep pockets. Big Pharma is in a great position to make huge profits. These drug companies have hundreds of thousands of private practice doctors who promote their drugs to patients. And these private practice doctors are not paid to promote these drugs. All they need is an occasional visit by a drug rep, and medical journals sent to them for free. Dozens of different journals are mailed free to doctors. Many of the articles in these journals are written by doctors based in prestigious universities or hospitals who are paid by the drug companies to write positive things about their drugs while discounting the benefits of herbs and supplements that could be, in some cases, just, or even more beneficial at a fraction of the cost (i.e. the push for high risk statin drugs to treat high cholesterol whereas safer natural alternatives do exist). These magazines are mailed free to doctors since the advertising dollars make a subscription fee unnecessary. In brief, these drug companies have a huge sales force of well-meaning but  brainwashed unpaid doctors who prescribe these drugs (some drugs are beneficial, others harmful) to their patients, and these private practice doctors don’t even get a share of the profit for making the drug companies so wealthy! (By using the term brainwashed, I mean that these doctors are so busy with their practice, and their exposure to medical information comes in such an exclusive manner from Big Pharma, that they are unaware of natural alternatives.) In addition, since the cost of most drugs is paid by the insurance companies, these pharmaceutical companies get their money not directly from the consumer, but a third party payer. Free sales force of doctors, third party insurance payers… what a wonderful and profitable business model has been created!!