Over the counter drugs

Over the counter drugs

It is possible to be addicted to anxiolytics such as Ativan, Valium or Xanax, or any benzodiazepine, including rohypnol. Barbiturates can be addictive, as can the codeine found in many painkillers, cough mixtures (which can also contain alcohol) and nasal decongestants. Ephedrine (amphetamines), caffeine and other stimulants sold in weight-loss products – often as ‘natural’ supplements – is also potentially addictive.

Use the following table from http://www.talbottcampus.comhttp://www.talbottcampus.com to find out more about the risks carried by medications that you can get without a prescription:

 

Medication

Mood Altering

Potential

Safe Medication

Classification

Ingredient to Avoid

Risk

List

Allergy / Decongestants (Systemic)

Brompheniramine

Dimetane®, Dimetap®

Travist-1® (Clemastine Fumarate) Claritin® (Loratadine) Clarinex® (Desloratadine) Allegra® (Fexofenadine) Zyrtec® (Cetinzine)

Chlorpheniramine

Chlor-Trimeton® Efidac®, Teldrin®

Dexchlorpheniramine

Polaramine-RX®

Diphenhydramine

Benadryl® Benylin Cough®

Triprolidine

Actifed®

Cyproheptadine

Perictin-RX®

Phenylephrine

AH-Chew D®, Entex LA® Nalex-A®, Prolex-D® Sinutuss DM® Tussafed-EX®

Potential Risk
Allegra D® Claritin D® Zytrec D® (contains pseudoephedrine)

Promethazine

Phenergan-RX®

Pseudoephedrine

Sudafed®, Novafed, Profen

Anorexiants, Stimulants, and Weight Control

Amphetamine Salts

Adderall®, Dexedrine®

 

Benzphetamine HCl

Didrex®

RX

Caffeine

Red Dog®, Rip Tide®, Others

Xenical® (Orlistat)

Diethylpropion HCl

Tenuate®, Tepanilz®

 

Ephedrine, Ephedra, Ma Haung

Metabolife®, Metobolite®

 

Modafinil

Provigil®

 

Methylphenidate

Concerta®, Metadate® Methylin®, Methylphenidate

 

Nicotine

Tobacco products Nicorette®, Nicoderm®

 

Pemoline

Cylert®

 

Phendimetrazine Tartate

Bontril PDM®, Anorex® Melfiat-105®, Prelu-2®

Diet Ayds® (candy) Slim-Mint® (gum) Slim Fast®, Slender®

Phentermine HCl

Fastin®, Adipex-P® Ionamin®, Obephen®

Medication

Mood Altering

Potential

Safe Medication

Classification

Ingredient to Avoid

Risk

List

Analgesics (pain relief)

Hydromorphone HCl

Dilaudid®

OTC

Levorphanol Tartate

Levo-Dromoran®

Advil®, Aleve®, Asprin®

Methadone HCl

Dolophine®

Bufferin®, Tylenol®

Meperidine HCl

Demerol® Mepergan Fortis®

RX

Morphine Sulfate

Avinza®, Duramorph® MS Contin®, MSIR® Roxanol®

Disalcid®, Salflex® Dolobid®, Trilisate®

Opium

Paregoric®

Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory AgentsAnaprox®, Ansaid® Arthrotec®, Bextra® Cataflam®, Celebrex® Clinoril®, Daypro® Feldene®, Indocin® Lodine®, Meclomen® Mobic®, Motrin® Nalfon®, Naprelan® Naprosyn®, Orudis® Oruvail®, Ponstel® Relafen®, Tolectin® Toradon®, Vioxx® Voltaten®

Alfentanil HCl

Alfenta®

Fentanyl

Sublimaze® Duragesic®

Oxymorphone HCl

Numorphan®

Propoxyphene

Wygesic®, Darvon® Darvocet®

Sufentanil Citrate

Sufenta®

Hydrocodone Bitartrate

Anexsia®, Bancap® Hycodan®, Hydrocet® Lorcet®, Lorcet-HD® Lortab®, Maxidone® Norco®, Vicodin® Vicoprofen®, Zydone®

Methotrimeprazine

Levoprome®

Malbuphine HCl

Nubain®

Pentazocine

Talwin NX®, Talacen®

Tramadol HCl

Ultram®, Ultracet®

Carisoprodol

Soma, Soma Compound with Codeine

Dantrium®, Flexeril® Lioresal®, Robaxin® Skelaxin®

Levomethadyl

ORLAAM®

 

Buprenorphoine HCl

Buprenex®

Imitrex® (migraines) Zomig® (migraines)

Codeine

Empirin #3, 4® Fiorcet w/ codeine® Fiorinal w/ codeine®

Analgesics with Barbiturates

Esgic®, Fioricet® Triad®, Phrenilin® Axocet®, Bucet® Fiorinal®, Axotal

Butorphanol Tartrate

Stadol®

Caffeine

Vanquish®, Excedrin® Goody’s Powder®, Midol®, BC Powder® Cope®

Dihydrocodeine Bitrtrate

DHC Plus® Caps Panlor SS® Synalgos-DC® Caps

Oxycodone HCl

Oxcotin®, Oxyir® Percodan®, Percocet® Roxicet®, Tylox®

Medication

Mood Altering

Potential

Safe Medication

Classification

Ingredient to Avoid

Risk

List

Asthma Medication

Ephedrine

Primatene® Tablets

RX

Epinephrine

Primatene® Mist

Advair®, Alupent® Brethine®, Combivent® Duoneb®, Maxair® Proventil, Pulimart® Qvar®, Vanceril® Volmax®

Cough / Cold (Preparation)

Codeine

Ambenyl®, Brontex® Hovahistine DH® Nucofed®, Phenegran with Codeine Robitussin AC®

OTC (Guaifenesin) Naldecon Senior EX® Organidin NR® Robitussin® Plain Breonesin® Capsule

Dextromethorphan

Benylin®, Delsym® Dimetap Cough® Comtrex®, Contac® Duratuss® plain or DM Nyquil® Novihistine DMX® Novafed® Profen® Robitussin DM® Vicks Formula 44D®

Hydrocodone Compound

Hycodan® Tabs & syrup Hycomine®

RX
(Guaifensin) Organidin NR® Duratuss G® Fenesin Tablets® Humibid LA® (Benzonatate-sofgels) Tessolon Perles®

Hydrocodone Syrup (Multiple generics and trade names)

Anaplex HD® Bitartrate/Guaifensin syrup, Duratuss HD® Hycotuss® Hycotuss® Expectorant Hydrocodone Protuss/ProtussD Vicodan Tuss® Expectorant, Others

Diarrhea

Alcohol

Imodium A-D Liquid® Paregoric®, Pepto Diarrhea Control®

Diasorb® Donnagel® Tabs Kaopectate® Kaopetolin®, Kaodene® Lactinex® Imodium® A-D capsules/tablets Pepto-Bismol® Rheaban®

Diphenozylate HCL Atropine Sulfate

Lomotil®, Logen® Lonox®

Tincture of Opium

Donnagel Liquid®

Mouthwash / Mouthcare Dental Hygiene

Alcohol

Advance Formula N’Ice® Throat Spray, Cepacol® Cheracol Sore Throat Spray®, Listerine® Listermint®, Peridex® Perioguard®, Plax® Scope® Sucretes® Spray

Cepastar® Chloraseptic Gly-Oxide® Halls® Lozenges Mycinette® N’Ice® Lozenges Orajel® Perioseptic Sucrets® Lozenges Vicks® Cough Drops Vicks® Throat Discs

Medication

Mood Altering

Potential

Safe Medication

Classification

Ingredient to Avoid

Risk

List

Sedatives / Antianxiety Agents

Meprobamate

Equanil®, Miltown® Meprospan®

RX
Adapine®, Buspar® (Buspirone HCL) Desyrel® (Trazadone) Elavil®, Mellaril®, Paxil® Seroquel®, Sinequan® Thorazine®, Trilafon®

Benxodiazepines:

Benxodiazepines:

Alprazolam

Xanaz®

Chlordiazepoxide

Librium®, Libritabs® Librax®

Clonazepam

Klonopin®

Clorazepate

Tranxene®

Dipotassium

Gen-Xene®

Diazepam

Valium®, Valrelease® Dizax®

OTC
Warm Milk

Etazolam

ProSom®

Flurazepam

Dalmane®

Halazepam

Paxipam®

Lorazepam

Ativan®

Oxazepam

Serax®

Quazepam

Doral®

Temazepam

Restoril®

Tiazolam

Halcion®

Non-Benzodiazepines:

Non-Benzodiazepines:

 

Chlormezanone

Trancopal®

 

Doxepin HCl

Sinequan®, Adapin®

 

Hydroxyzine HCl

Vistaril/generic

 

Hydroxyzine Pameate

Atarax/generic

 

Chloral Hydrate

Chloral Hydrate

 

Ethchlorvynol

Placidyl®

 

Glutethimide

Doriden®

 

Paraldehyde

Paral®

 

Zaleplon

Sonata

 

Zolpidem Tartrate

Ambien®

 

Barbiturates:

Barbiturates:

 

Amobarbital/Secobarbital Combinations

Tuinal Pulvules®

 

Amobarbital Sodium

Amytal Sodiumn®

 

Aprobarbital

Alurate®

 

Butabarbitual Sodium

Butisol Sodium®

 

Mephobarbital

Mebaral®

 

Pentobarbital Sodium

Nembutal Sodium®

 

Phenobarbital

Solfoton®, Luminal®

 

Secobarbital

Seconal Sodium®

 

 

OTC: Benadryl®, Compoz® Dormin® Extra-Strength Tylenol PM®, Excedrin PM® Legatrin PM®, Nervine® Nighttime Pamprin® Nytol®, Sleep-eze® Sominex®, Twilite® Unisom®

OTC:
Doxylamine Succinate

Medication

Mood Altering

Potential

Safe Medication

Classification

Ingredient to Avoid

Risk

List

Nasal Decongestant Sprays

Ephedrine

Pretz-D®

OTC

Epinephrine HCL

Adrenaline Chloride Solution

Ayr Saline®, Humist® Ocean®, NaSal® Salinex®

L-Desoxyephedrine

Vicks® Inhaler

Naphozoline HCl

Privine®

 

Oxymetazdine HCl

Afrin®, Allerest® Dristan®, Duration® 4-Way®, Sinarest®

RX
Aerobid®, Astelin® Attovert®, Azmacort® Beconase®, Flonase® Nasacort®, Nasalcrom® Nasalide®, Nasarel® Nasonex®, Rhinocort® Vancanase®

Phenylephrine HCl

Neo-Synephrine® Sinex®, Alconefin® Nostril®

Propylhexedrine

Denzedrex®

Tetrahydrozoline HCl

Tyzine®

Xylometazolline HCl

Otrivin®

Nausea (Anti-emetic / Anti-vertigo Agents)

Cyclizine

Marezine®

OTC

Chlorpromazine Buclizine HCl

Bucladen®

Emetrol®, Emecheck® Pepto-Bismol®, Nausetrol®

Dimehydrinate

Dramamine®, Triptone® Vertab®

Diphenhydramine

Benadryl®

RX

Diphenidol

Vontrol®

Anzemet®, Compazine® Kytril®, Metoclopramide: Reglan®, Maxolon® Octamide®, Norzine® Thorazine®, Tigen® (trimethobenzamide HCl) Torecan®, Trilafon® Zofran®

Dronabinol

Marinol®

Meclizine

Antivert®, Bonine® Dramamine®, Vergon®

Promethazine

Phenegran® Tablets

Scopolamine Transdermal

Transderm-Scop®

 

 

 

 

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