100 Common Drugs

Here is a list of common drugs possibly worth learning for your Pre-Registration year.

1.      Gastro-intestinal System

  • Gaviscon
  • Hyoscine Butylbromide
  • Ranitidine
  • Omeprazole
  • Loperamide
  • Lactulose
  • Senna

2.      Cardiovascular System

  • Digoxin
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Furosemide
  • Spironolactone
  • Amiodarone
  • Bisoprolol
  • Doxazosin
  • Lisinopril
  • Candesartan
  • Amlodipine
  • Isosorbide mononitrate
  • Warfarin
  • Aspirin
  • Dipyridamole
  • Clopidogrel
  • Heparin
  • Enoxaparin
  • Simvastatin

3.      Respiratory System

  • Salbutamol
  • Salmeterol
  • Ipratropium
  • Tiotropium
  • Theophylline
  • Beclometasone dipropionate
  • Montelukast
  • Cetirizine
  • Carbocisteine

4.      Central Nervous System

  • Diazepam
  • Zopiclone
  • Haloperidol
  • Clozapine
  • Olanzapine
  • Risperidone
  • Lithium
  • Amitriptyline
  • Dosulepin
  • Citalopram
  • Cyclizine
  • Prochlorperazine
  • Domperidone
  • Ondansetron
  • Hyoscine
  • Paracetamol
  • Co-codamol
  • Buprenorphine
  • Diamorphine
  • Dihydrocodeine
  • Fentanyl
  • Methadone
  • Oxycodone
  • Tramadol
  • Carbamazepine
  • Gabapentin
  • Lamotrigine
  • Phenobarbitone
  • Phenytoin
  • Sodium Valproate
  • Levodopa
  • Varenicline
  • Donepezil
  • Galantamine

5.      Infections

  • Amoxicillin
  • Co-amoxiclav
  • Cefalexin
  • Doxycycline
  • Gentamicin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Vancomycin
  • Trimethoprim
  • Rifampicin
  • Metronidazole
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Fluconazole
  • Aciclovir
  • Chloroquine

6.      Endocrine System

  • Insulin
  • Metformin
  • Gliclazide
  • Sitagliptin
  • Levothyroxine
  • Prednisolone
  • Alendronic acid

7.       Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary tract disorders

  • Doxazosin
  • Sildenafil
  • Norethisterone

8.       Malignant disease

  • Methotrexate

9.       Nutrition and Blood

  • Ferrous Sulphate
  • Folic acid
  • Calcium and Vitamin D

10.     Musculoskeletal and Joint Diseases

  • Allopurinol
  • Diclofenac

11.      Eye

  • Chloramphenicol

This is a preliminary list to get you started. Produce your on personal drug formulary based on these common drugs. If you have any other drugs you feel are considered common drugs whilst going through your Pre-Reg training do leave it in the comments section below where it can be added to the list!