Drugs in Dentistry

These are some of the drugs prescribed in dentistry.  Most dentists and physicians alike write many prescriptions without carefully weighing the benefits and risks of drugs while trying to solve the patients' problems.  Hopefully, this page may serve as a reminder of the overwhelming side effects of each drug and may slow down if not stop the writing of unnecessary prescriptions.  There are many alternative methods we can use to help our patients.  We need to think outside the box and be resourceful.

Patients should take responsibility to understand the side effects and possible interactions with their prescribed drugs.
Acetaminophen and codeine
(Tylenol #3)
Diazepam
(Valium)
Ibuprofen
(Motrin, Advil)
TramadolHCl(Ultram, Ryzolt,Ultram ER)
Acyclovir(Zovirax)
Denavir(Penciclovir)
Hydrocodone(Lorcet, Lortab,Vicodin, Norco,Zydone) Ketorolac Tromethamine
(Toradol)
Triamcinolone Acetonide(Kenalog)
Alprazolam
(Xanax)
Diflunisal
(Dolobid)
Methylprednisolone
(Medrol)
Triazolam
(Halcion)
Amoxicillin
(Amoxil)
Ibuprofen
(Motrin, Advil)
Metronidazole
(Flagyl, Protostat)
Vicoprophen
(Hydrocodone and Ibuprofen)
Azithromycin
(Zithromax,
Z-pack)
Erythromycin
(E.E.S, Erythrocin, Ery-tab)
Nystatin cream
Nystatin ointment

Chlorhexidine Gluconate(Peridex, Perioguard) Fluconazole
(Diflucan)
Penicillin VK(Penicillin V potassium)
Clindamycin
(Cleocin HCL)
Hydrocodone
(Lorcet, Lortab,Vicodin, Norco,Zydone)
Promethazine HCL(Promethazine Hydrochloride)