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    Default Other Uses of Common Drugs

    You know the common usage of these drugs... Let us learn the other uses of the common drug:

    Choloroquine:

    Used in Malaria

    Other uses:

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    * Amebic Liver Abcess
    * Rheumatoid Arthritis
    * Discoid LE (LE Panniculitis)
    * Solar Urticaria
    * Lepra Reaction
    * Infectious Mononucliosis(sympomatic relief)
    * Prphyria cutanea tarda
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    Dapsone

    Used in Leprosy

    Other Uses:

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    * Dermatitis herpetiformis
    * Malaria
    * Pustular psoriasis
    * Toxoplasmosis
    * Pneumocystitis Carnii
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    Nifidipine

    Used in Hypertension

    Other uses

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    * Acalasia Cardia
    * Preterm Labour
    * Angina
    * Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
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    Verapamil

    Used in SVT

    Other uses

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    * Hypertension
    * Angina
    * Nocturnal Cramps
    * Raynaud's episodes
    * Decrease Hb S in Sickle cell Anemia
    * CREST Syndrome
    * Increase sensitivity to Antimalaria & Anti cancer Drugs
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    Rifampicin

    Used in Tuberculosis

    Other Use:

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    * Leprosy
    * Brucellosis
    * Menigococci Prophylaxis
    * H.influenza meningitis prophylaxis
    * Increase effect of Amphotricin B
    * Methicillin Resistant Staph
    * Diphtheriod & Legionella
    * Acanthamoeba
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    More drugs wil soon follow...

    eNjoY!!!

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    nice topic started..if you dont hide it then also ok..keep it unhidden.

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    Indomethacin

    Used as Analgesic

    Other uses:

    * ACE Inhibitor induced cough
    * PDA closure
    * Acute Gout
    * Malignancy associated fever
    * Bartter's syndrome
    * Sun burns
    * Nephrogenic Diabetes Incipidus
    * Secretory Diarrhoea due to Medullary Ca of thyroid and Villous adenoma

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    Penicillamine

    Used as Chelator


    Other uses:


    * Scleroderma
    * Rheumatic arthritis
    * Wilsons Disease
    * Cystinosis

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    Colchicine

    Used in Gout


    Other uses:

    * Rheumatoid arthritis
    * Amylodosis
    * Familial Maditerranian Fever
    * Chirrosis
    * Bechet's disease

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