The prescription drug Bactroban used for the topical prevention and treatment of bacterial infections in skin lesions or wounds has the chemical name 9-[4-[5S-[2S,3S-epoxy-5S-hydroxy-4S-methylhexyl]-3R,4R-dihydroxytetrahydropyran-2S-y1]-3-methylbut-2-(E)-enoyloxy]nonanoic acid. It is manufactured by GlaxoSmeethkline Beecham as Bactroban ointment or cream. It defeats bacterial infections in the affected skin areas by preventing the synthesis of protein in the infecting bacteria. It is of high efficacy in treatment and mode of application. The known side effects of bactroban are pain, swelling in the area of application and in rare cases of nausea. Bactroban is smeared topically in the wound area which could be bandaged or left unbandaged. Bactroban is considered as a schedule V drug by the United States Food and Drugs Administration.
Sanofi-Aventis U.S LLC makes fluorouracil whose chemical name is 5-fluoro-2,4(1H, 3H)-pyrimidinedione and is sold as Carac Cream. It is prescribed for treating inflamed skin lesions. A condition known as actinic or solar keratoses of the face or scalp. Adverse indications of Carac cream are dangerous to a fetus and to individuals with dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase enzyme deficiency. Carac is administered topically on the affected skin area but not near the eyes, mouth and nostrils. This medication is also considered a schedule V drug by the United States Food and Drugs Administration
Over the counter medication Xyzal is made by Sanofi-aventis U.S LLC, its chemical name being (R)-[2-[4-[(4-chlorophenyl) phenylmethyl]-l-piperazinyl] ethoxy] acetic acid dihydrochloride and is used for alleviating seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children. fatigue and drowsiness are the adverse reactions to Xyzal. It is administered orally
Aleve produced by Bayer Healthcare, chemical name 2-naphthaleneacetic acid, 6-methoxy-a-methyl-sodium salt is a Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory over the counter drug marketed for the relief of pain. Irregular heart beat and breathing, face swellings and tightness of the chest are some of the adverse. It is administered in the form of tablets that are ingested.
The difference between over the counter drugs’ pamphlets and prescription drugs’ pamphlets is that the latter is more detailed and contains empirical data and specifications as opposed to the former pamphlets which are frugal with specific data. I prefer the more detailed prescription drugs’ pamphlets because as a medic, they allow for accurate analysis of the drug and they are very beneficial to keen patients for the proper use of the prescribed medication