Commonly Used Medications

Acetaminophen – Used to treat pain or fever

Acyclovir – Used to treat Herpes virus infection

Albuterol – Used to treat wheezing or tightness in BPD

Amphotericin B – Used to treat a fungus infection

Ampicillin – An antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection

Betamethasone – A steroid used in moms to lower risk for RDS in their preemies

Caffeine – Used to treat apnea

Captopril – Used to treat high blood pressure

Cefazoli – An antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection

Cefotaxime – An antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection

Ceftazidime – An antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection

Ceftriaxone – An antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection

Chloral hydrate – Used for sedation (making baby more relaxed)

Chlorothiazide – Increases urine (diuretic)

Clindamycin – An antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection

Clotrimazole – Cream used to treat fungal infection of the skin

Cimetidine – Treats or prevents stomach irritation or bleeding

Dexamethasone – A steroid used to treat or prevent BPD or given to mother before birth to lower risk for RDS and IVH

Dobutamine – Used to treat low blood pressure; helps the heart pump

Dopamine – Used to treat low blood pressure; used to increase blood flow to kidneys and gut

Epoetin alfa (Erythropoietin) – Stimulates the body to make more red blood cells

Erythromycin – An antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection; eye ointment to prevent eye infection

Fentanyl – Narcotic used for sedation, to treat pain, or for anesthesia, depending on dose

Ferrous Sulfate – Iron supplement

Fluconazole – Used to treat a fungus infection

Furosemide (Lasix) – Increases urine (diuretic)

Gentamicin – An antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection

Heparin – Often added to IV fluids to prevent IV from clotting

Hydralazine – Used to treat high blood pressure

Hydrochlorothiazide – Increases urine (diuretic)

Ibuprofen – Used for Pain and to treat Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Indomethacin – Used to treat a Patent Ductus Arteriosus or prevent IVH

Insulin – Lowers blood sugar

Lorazepam – Used to treat seizures; used for sedation

Metoclopramide – Used to speed up stomach emptying

Metronidazole – An antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection

Midazolam – Used to sedate or relax the baby

Morphine – Used for pain or cause sedation

Naloxone – Used to undo the action of narcotics

Nitric Oxide – An inhaled gas used to relax the blood vessels leading to the lungs

Nystatin – Used to treat a fungus infection of the mouth or on the skin

Nafcillin – An antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection

Palivizumab (Synagis) – Used to prevent Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Pancuronium (Pavulon) – Relaxes muscles; prevents all movement

Penicillin – An antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection

Phenobarbital – Used to treat seizures or to relax the baby; used to prevent IVH

Phenytoin – Used to treat seizures

Ranitidine – Treats or prevents stomach ulcers or bleeding; makes stomach less acid

Silver Nitrate – Eye drops to prevent eye infection at birth

Sodium Bicarbonate – Makes blood less acid

Sodium Sulfacetamide drops – Eye drops to treat eye infection

Surfactants – Used to treat RDS

Spironolactone – Increases urine (diuretic)

Theophylline – Used to treat apnea; used to treat wheezing or tightness in BPD

Tromethamine (THAM, Tris) – Makes blood less acid

Vancomycin – An antibiotic used to treat a bacterial infection

Vecuronium – Used to relax muscles; prevents all movement

Vitamin K – Given after birth to prevent bleeding

Zidovudine (AZT) – Used to treat HIV (AIDS virus) infection

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