Acetaminophen - Used to treat pain or fever

Acyclovir - Used to treat Herpes virus infection

Albuterol - Used to treat wheezing or tightness in BPD

Aminophylline - Used to treat apnea; 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 acidic

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