Active ingredients are listed separately because these are the components in the medication that directly treat symptoms, making them the most important element of any drug. These ingredients are listed separately in ord... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Websites and eMedicineHealth provide lists of popular pain medications and their main ingredients. Online source has an extensive list of more than 500 brand name pain medicines that are either over t... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A list of common sleeping medications includes ramelteon, sold under the name brand Rozerem, zaleplon, the generic form of Sonata, and zolpidem, the generic form of Ambien, explains WebMD. Eszopiclone, the generic form o... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

A placebo pill is a pill given to patients that does not include the drug components meant to treat a medical condition, according to WebMD. A placebo pill may be given to a control group as part of a medical research st... More »

Pill identification markings are the unique codes imprinted on pills that, combined with its shape, color and size, allow for easy identification of a drug or medication. The Federal Drug Administration requires these id... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Lithium is the primary medication used to treat the mania of bipolar disorder, often in combination with anticonvulsants, such as Lamictal, or with antipsychotics, such as the older Haldol or the newer drug, Abilify, rep... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

A prototype drug is the first form of a drug or medication that is used to create alternative forms, states Prototype drugs are also called lead agents, according to Virginia Commonwealth University. More »