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001~BRAND NAME: Accolate
~MANUFACTURER: Zeneca
~GENERIC NAME: zafirlukast
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-asthmatic maintenance
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
003~BRAND NAME: Accutane
~MANUFACTURER: Hoffman-LaRoche
~GENERIC NAME: isotretinoin
~DRUG GROUP: Severe Acne
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
004~BRAND NAME: Aciphex
~MANUFACTURER: Eisai and Orhto-McNeil-Janssen
~GENERIC NAME: rabeprazole
~DRUG GROUP: Gastrointestinal-Anti-secretory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~R: May benefit the voice when taken to control laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) since uncontrolled spillage of stomach acids into the larynx is harmful to delicate vocal fold tissues
005~BRAND NAME: Adalat CC
~MANUFACTURER: Bayer Pharm
~GENERIC NAME: nifedipine
~DRUG GROUP: Cardiovascular - calcium channel blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
006~BRAND NAME: Adderall
~MANUFACTURER: Shire
~GENERIC NAME: amphetamine
~DRUG GROUP: Psycho-stimulant used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~Tr: Tremors
007~BRAND NAME: Advair
~MANUFACTURER: GlaxoSmithKline
~GENERIC NAME: fluticasone/salmeterol
~DRUG GROUP: Combination; Steroid/beta 2 adrenergic agonist bronchodilator
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~Tr: Tremors~
008~BRAND NAME: Afrin and others
~MANUFACTURER: Schering-plough and others
~GENERIC NAME: oxymetazoline
~DRUG GROUP: Nasal decongestant spray
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Rebound congestion if used longer than 3 days; Increased nasal discharge and sneezing, ~
009~BRAND NAME: Alesse 28
~MANUFACTURER: Wyeth-Ayerst
~GENERIC NAME: levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - oral contraceptive
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
010~BRAND NAME: Allegra
~MANUFACTURER: Hoech Mar R
~GENERIC NAME: fexofendaine
~DRUG GROUP: Antihistamine
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
011~BRAND NAME: Allopurinol
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: allopurinol
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-gout
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
012~BRAND NAME: Altace
~MANUFACTURER: Hoech Marion Roussel
~GENERIC NAME: ramipril
~DRUG GROUP: Angiotensin-Converting Enzymes (ACE) Inhibitor
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
013~BRAND NAME: Amaryl
~MANUFACTURER: Hoech Mar R
~GENERIC NAME: glimepiride
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-diabetic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
014~BRAND NAME: Ambien Sonata Lunesta
~MANUFACTURER: Sanofi-aventis King Spracor
~GENERIC NAME: zolpidem zaleplon eszopiclone, Drug Groups: Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th increased duration of GERD events, ~
015~BRAND NAME: Amoxil and others
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: amoxicillin
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
016~BRAND NAME: Anafranil
~MANUFACTURER: Geigy
~GENERIC NAME: Clomipramine
~DRUG GROUP: Tricyclic antidepressant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
017~BRAND NAME: Antivert Dramamine
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer McNeil
~GENERIC NAME: meclizine
~DRUG GROUP: Antihistamine and antiemetic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
018 ~BRAND NAME: Aricept
~MANUFACTURER: Eisai
~GENERIC NAME: donepezil
~DRUG GROUP: Cholinergic function enhancer for Alzheimer's patients
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Infrequent voice & speech effects may include tongue edema pharyngitis & bronchitis
019~BRAND NAME: Arthrotec
~MANUFACTURER: Searle
~GENERIC NAME: diclofenac/misoprostol,
~DRUG GROUP: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~P: Decreased platelet function. Vocal performers particularly should be cautious during periods of strenuous voicing demands due to an increased possibility of vocal fold hemorrhage
020~BRAND NAME: Atrovent
~MANUFACTURER: Boehringer Ingelheim
~GENERIC NAME: ipratropium
~DRUG GROUP: anticholinergic bronchodilator
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
021~BRAND NAME: Augmentin
~MANUFACTURER: SmithKline Beecham
~GENERIC NAME: amoxicillin/clavulonic acid
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
022~BRAND NAME: Avapro
~MANUFACTURER: Bristol-Myers Squibb
~GENERIC NAME: irbesartan
~DRUG GROUP: Angiotensin-Converting Enzymes (ACE) Inhibitor
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Although excessive coughing has been associated with the use of ACE inhibitors this effect has NOT been associated with Avapro, ~
023~BRAND NAME: Axid
~MANUFACTURER: Lilly
~GENERIC NAME: nizatidine
~DRUG GROUP: Gastrointestinal-H2 Antagonist
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~R: May benefit the voice when taken to control laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) since uncontrolled spillage of stomach acids into the larynx is harmful to delicate vocal fold tissues
024~BRAND NAME: Azmacort
~MANUFACTURER: Abbott
~GENERIC NAME: triamcinoloneaerosol
~DRUG GROUP: steroid
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
025~BRAND NAME: Bactroban
~MANUFACTURER: SmithKline Beecham
~GENERIC NAME: mupirocin
~DRUG GROUP: Topical anti-bacterial
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
026~BRAND NAME: Benadryl & others
~MANUFACTURER: McNeil and others
~GENERIC NAME: diphenhyramine
~DRUG GROUP: Antihistamine
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
027~BRAND NAME: Biaxin
~MANUFACTURER: Abbott
~GENERIC NAME: clarithromycin
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
028~BRAND NAME: Botox
~MANUFACTURER: Allegran
~GENERIC NAME: botulinum toxin
~DRUG GROUP: Inectable neuromuscular blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Temporary paresis or paralysis of one or both vocal folds is acheieved by limiting the release of acetylcholine into the myoneuronal synapse, ~
029~BRAND NAME: BuSpar
~MANUFACTURER: Bristol-MyersSquibb
~GENERIC NAME: buspirone
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-anxiety unrelated to benzodiazepines or other anxiety medications
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
030~BRAND NAME: Cardizem CD
~MANUFACTURER: Hoech Mar R
~GENERIC NAME: diltiazem
~DRUG GROUP: Calcium channel blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
031~BRAND NAME: Cardura
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer
~GENERIC NAME: doxazosin
~DRUG GROUP: Alpha 1 adrenergic blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
032~BRAND NAME: Catapres
~MANUFACTURER: Boehringer Ingelheim
~GENERIC NAME: Clonidine
~DRUG GROUP: Alpha 2 adrenergic blocker and imidazoline
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
033~BRAND NAME: Ceftin
~MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Wellcome
~GENERIC NAME: cefuroxime
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
034~BRAND NAME: Celexa
~MANUFACTURER: Forest Pharm
~GENERIC NAME: citalopram
~DRUG GROUP: SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
~G: Increased cough and gastroesophageal reflux
~ Rarely asthma laryngitis bronchospasm or sputum increase may occur ~
035~BRAND NAME: Cephalexin
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: cephalexin
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
036~BRAND NAME: Cimetidine
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: cimetidine
~DRUG GROUP: Gastrointestinal-H2 Antagonist
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~R: May benefit the voice when taken to control laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) since uncontrolled spillage of stomach acids into the larynx is harmful to delicate vocal fold tissues
037~BRAND NAME: Cipro
~MANUFACTURER: Bayer Pharm
~GENERIC NAME: ciprofloxacin
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
038~BRAND NAME: Claritin Claritin D 12HR Claritin D 24HR
~MANUFACTURER: Schering
~GENERIC NAME: loratadine or loratidine/pseudoephedrine
~DRUG GROUP: Antihistamine
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
039~BRAND NAME: Climara,
~MANUFACTURER: Berlex
~GENERIC NAME: estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - estrogen/topical
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
040~BRAND NAME: Clonazepam
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: clonazepam
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-convulsant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~L: Uninhibited or diminished drive to speak
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
041~BRAND NAME: Combivent
~MANUFACTURER: Boehr Ingel
~GENERIC NAME: ipratropium/albuterol
~DRUG GROUP: anticholinergic and beta 2 adrenergic agonist bronchodilator
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~Tr: Tremors~
042~BRAND NAME: Coumadin
~MANUFACTURER: Dupont
~GENERIC NAME: warfarin
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-coagulant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~P: Decreased platelet function. Vocal performers particularly should be cautious during periods of strenuous voicing demands due to an increased possibility of vocal fold hemorrhage
043~BRAND NAME: Cozaar
~MANUFACTURER: Merck
~GENERIC NAME: losartan
~DRUG GROUP: Angiotension II antagonist
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
044~BRAND NAME: Cybalta
~MANUFACTURER: Eli Lilly
~GENERIC NAME: duloxitine
~DRUG GROUP: SNRI (serotonin-noreppinephrine reuptake inhibitor)
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
045~BRAND NAME: Cycrin
~MANUFACTURER: ESI Lederle
~GENERIC NAME: medroxy-progesterone
~DRUG GROUP: hormone - progestin
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
046~BRAND NAME: Daypro
~MANUFACTURER: Searle
~GENERIC NAME: Oxaprozin
~DRUG GROUP: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~P: Infrequent voice & speech effects may include tongue edema pharyngitis & bronchitis
047~BRAND NAME: Deltasone,
~MANUFACTURER: Pharmacia/Upjohn
~GENERIC NAME: prednisone
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-inflammatory/steroid
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~B: Benefical when used carfully monitored by a physician to shrink swollen vocal tissues. Not advisable for patients with vocal fold ulcers hemorrhages or acute laryngitis
048~BRAND NAME: Depakote
~MANUFACTURER: Abbott
~GENERIC NAME: divalproex
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-convulsant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~L: Uninhibited or diminished drive to speak
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)~
049~BRAND NAME: Desogen
~MANUFACTURER: Organon
~GENERIC NAME: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - oral contraceptive
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
050~BRAND NAME: Desyrel
~MANUFACTURER: Mead Johnson
~GENERIC NAME: trazodone
~DRUG GROUP: Antidepressant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
051~BRAND NAME: Dexilant
~MANUFACTURER: Takeda
~GENERIC NAME: dexlansoprazole
~DRUG GROUP: Gastrointestinal-Anti-secretory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~R: May benefit the voice when taken to control laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) since uncontrolled spillage of stomach acids into the larynx is harmful to delicate vocal fold tissues
052~BRAND NAME: Diflucan
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer
~GENERIC NAME: fluconazole
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-fungal
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
053~BRAND NAME: Dilantin
~MANUFACTURER: Parke-Davis
~GENERIC NAME: phenytoin
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-convulsant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
054~BRAND NAME: Dimeetapp & others
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: brompheniramine
~DRUG GROUP: Antihistamine
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
055~BRAND NAME: Diovan
~MANUFACTURER: Novartis
~GENERIC NAME: valsartan
~DRUG GROUP: Angiotensin-Converting Enzymes (ACE) Inhibitor
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
057~BRAND NAME: Dyazide
~MANUFACTURER: SmithKline Beecham
~GENERIC NAME: hydrochlorothiazide/triamterine
~DRUG GROUP: diuretic combination
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
058~BRAND NAME: Dysport
~MANUFACTURER: Ipsen Biopharm
~GENERIC NAME: botulinum toxin, Drug Group Injectable nuermuscular blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Temporary paresis or paralysis of one or both vocal folds is acheieved by limiting the release of acetylcholine into the myoneuronal synapse, ~
059~BRAND NAME: Effexor
~MANUFACTURER: Wyeth-Ayerst
~GENERIC NAME: Venlafaxine
~DRUG GROUP: SNRI (serotonin-noreppinephrine reuptake inhibitor)
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
060~BRAND NAME: Elavil and others
~MANUFACTURER: AstraZenica and others
~GENERIC NAME: amitriptyline
~DRUG GROUP: Tricyclic antidepressant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
061~BRAND NAME: Elocon
~MANUFACTURER: Schering
~GENERIC NAME: mometasone
~DRUG GROUP: Topical steroid
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
062~BRAND NAME: Endocet
~MANUFACTURER: Endo
~GENERIC NAME: oxycodone/APAP
~DRUG GROUP: Narcotic analgesic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~L: Uninhibited or diminished drive to speak
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
063~BRAND NAME: Entex
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: guaifenesin phenylephrine,
~DRUG GROUP: expectorant decongestant
~EFFECT ON VOICE:
~B: Guaifenesin may have a beneficial effect on vocal tissues as it helps keep vocal folds well-hydrated when used with plenty of water intake.
064~BRAND NAME: Ery-Tab
~MANUFACTURER: Abbott
~GENERIC NAME: erythromycin
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
065~BRAND NAME: Estrace
~MANUFACTURER: B-M Squibb
~GENERIC NAME: estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - estrogen
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
066~BRAND NAME: Estraderm
~MANUFACTURER: Novartis
~GENERIC NAME: estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - estrogen/patch
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
067~BRAND NAME: Estradiol
~MANUFACTURER: various
~GENERIC NAME: estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - estrogen
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
068~BRAND NAME: Famvir
~MANUFACTURER: Novartis
~GENERIC NAME: famciclovir
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-hepetic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
069~BRAND NAME: Fastin Adipex & others
~MANUFACTURER: Hi-Tech Gate & others
~GENERIC NAME: phentermine
~DRUG GROUP: Stimulant anoretic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~Tr: Tremors
070~BRAND NAME: Flexeril
~MANUFACTURER: MerckSharpe Dohme
~GENERIC NAME: cyclobenzaprine
~DRUG GROUP: Muscle relaxant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~L: Uninhibited or diminished drive to speak
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
071~BRAND NAME: Flomax
~MANUFACTURER: Abbott
~GENERIC NAME: tamsulosin
~DRUG GROUP: Benign prostatic Hypertrophy agent
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: (rarely) Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
072~BRAND NAME: Flonase
~MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Wellcome
~GENERIC NAME: fluticasone
~DRUG GROUP: Steroid nasal spray
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
073~BRAND NAME: Flovent
~MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Wellcome
~GENERIC NAME: fluticasone propionate
~DRUG GROUP: Steroid decongestant (oral)
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
074~BRAND NAME: Flovent
~MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Wellcome
~GENERIC NAME: fluticasone propionate
~DRUG GROUP: steroid
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
075~BRAND NAME: Folic Acid
~MANUFACTURER: Schein
~GENERIC NAME: folic acid
~DRUG GROUP: Vitamin/mineral supplement
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
076~BRAND NAME: Fosamax
~MANUFACTURER: Merck
~GENERIC NAME: alendronate
~DRUG GROUP: Osteoporosis agent
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
077~BRAND NAME: Gastrochrom,
~MANUFACTURER: Fisons
~GENERIC NAME: chromolyn
~DRUG GROUP: Oral treatment for mastocytosis
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
~Wheezing
078~BRAND NAME: Gemfibrozil
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: gemfibrozil
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-hyperlipidemic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
079~BRAND NAME: Glipizide
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: glipizide
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-diabetic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
080~BRAND NAME: Glucophage
~MANUFACTURER: B-M Squibb
~GENERIC NAME: metformin
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-diabetic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
081~BRAND NAME: Glucotrol XL
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer
~GENERIC NAME: glipizide
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-diabetic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
082~BRAND NAME: Glyburide
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: glyburide
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-diabetic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
083~BRAND NAME: Humulin 70/30 Humulin N Humulin R
~MANUFACTURER: Lilly
~GENERIC NAME: human insulin
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-diabetic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
085~BRAND NAME: Hytrin
~MANUFACTURER: Abbott
~GENERIC NAME: terazosin
~DRUG GROUP: Alpha 1 adrenergic blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
086~BRAND NAME: Hyzaar
~MANUFACTURER: Merck
~GENERIC NAME: losartan/HCTZ
~DRUG GROUP: Angiotensin-Converting Enzymes (ACE) Inhibitor/Thiazide diuretic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
087~BRAND NAME: Ibuprofen
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: ibuprofen
~DRUG GROUP: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~P: Decreased platelet function. Vocal performers particularly should be cautious during periods of strenuous voicing demands due to an increased possibility of vocal fold hemorrhage
088~BRAND NAME: Imitrex
~MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Wellcome
~GENERIC NAME: sumatriptan
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-migrainous agent
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
089~BRAND NAME: Inderal LA
~MANUFACTURER: Wyeth-Ayerst
~GENERIC NAME: propranolol LA
~DRUG GROUP: Non-selective beta blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
090~BRAND NAME: Isosorbide Mononitrate
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: isosorbide mononitrate
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-anginal
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Bronchitis bronchospasm & pharyngitis are other possible effects
091~BRAND NAME: K-Dur-20
~MANUFACTURER: Schering
~GENERIC NAME: potassium chloride
~DRUG GROUP: Potassium supplement
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
092~BRAND NAME: Klor-Con
~MANUFACTURER: Upsher-Smith
~GENERIC NAME: potassium chloride
~DRUG GROUP: Potassium supplement
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
093~BRAND NAME: Lamisil
~MANUFACTURER: Novartis
~GENERIC NAME: terbinafine
~DRUG GROUP: anti-fungal
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
094~BRAND NAME: Lanoxin
~MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Wellcome
~GENERIC NAME: digoxin
~DRUG GROUP: Cariovascular - inotropic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
095~BRAND NAME: Lasix
~MANUFACTURER: Hoech Mar R
~GENERIC NAME: furosemide
~DRUG GROUP: loop diuretic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
096~BRAND NAME: Lescol
~MANUFACTURER: Novartis
~GENERIC NAME: fluvastatin
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-hyperlipidemic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
097~BRAND NAME: Levaquin
~MANUFACTURER: Ortho Pharm
~GENERIC NAME: levofloxacin
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
098~BRAND NAME: Levoxyl
~MANUFACTURER: Jones Pharma
~GENERIC NAME: levothyroxine
~DRUG GROUP: hormone - thyroid
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
099~BRAND NAME: Lexapro
~MANUFACTURER: Forest
~GENERIC NAME: escitalopram
~DRUG GROUP: SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
100~BRAND NAME: Lipitor
~MANUFACTURER: Parke-Davis
~GENERIC NAME: atorvastatin
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-hyperlipidemic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
101~BRAND NAME: Lo/Ovral 28
~MANUFACTURER: Wyeth-Ayerst
~GENERIC NAME: norgestrel/ethinyl estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - oral contraceptive
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
102~BRAND NAME: Loestrin-FE 1.5/30
~MANUFACTURER: Parke-Davis
~GENERIC NAME: norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - oral contraceptive
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
103~BRAND NAME: Loestrin-Fe 1/20
~MANUFACTURER: Parke-Davis
~GENERIC NAME: norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - oral contraceptive
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
104~BRAND NAME: Lomotil
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer
~GENERIC NAME: atropine and diphenoxylate
~DRUG GROUP: antidiarrheal and anticholinergic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
105~BRAND NAME: Lorabid
~MANUFACTURER: Lilly
~GENERIC NAME: loracarbef
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
106~BRAND NAME: Lortab
~MANUFACTURER: Russ
~GENERIC NAME: hydrocodone
~DRUG GROUP: Analgesic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
107~BRAND NAME: Lotensin
~MANUFACTURER: Novartis
~GENERIC NAME: benazepril
~DRUG GROUP: Angiotensin-Converting Enzymes (ACE) Inhibitor
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
108~BRAND NAME: Lotrel
~MANUFACTURER: Novartis
~GENERIC NAME: amlodipine/benazepril
~DRUG GROUP: Calcium channel blocker/Angiotensin-Converting Enzymes (ACE) Inhibitor
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
109~BRAND NAME: Lotrisone
~MANUFACTURER: Schering
~GENERIC NAME: clotrimoxazole/betamethasone
~DRUG GROUP: Topical anti-fungal
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
110~BRAND NAME: Luvox
~MANUFACTURER: Jazz
~GENERIC NAME: fluvoxamine
~DRUG GROUP: SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
111~BRAND NAME: Medroxyprogesterone
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: medroxy-progesterone
~DRUG GROUP: hormone - progestin
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
112~BRAND NAME: Methylprednisolone
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: methylprednisolone
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-inflammatory/steroid
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~B: Benefical when used carfully monitored by a physician to shrink swollen vocal tissues. Not advisable for patients with vocal fold ulcers hemorrhages or acute laryngitis
113~BRAND NAME: Mevacor
~MANUFACTURER: Merck
~GENERIC NAME: lovastatin
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-hyperlipidemic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
114~BRAND NAME: Miacalcin Nasal
~MANUFACTURER: Novartis
~GENERIC NAME: calcitonin salmon
~DRUG GROUP: Osteoporosis agent
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
115~BRAND NAME: Monopriol
~MANUFACTURER: Bristol-Myer Squibb
~GENERIC NAME: fosinopril
~DRUG GROUP: Angiotensin-Converting Enzymes (ACE) Inhibitor
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
116~BRAND NAME: Mucinex Humibid Organidin
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: guaifenesin
~DRUG GROUP: expectorant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:Guaifenesin may have a beneficial effect on vocal tissues as it helps keep vocal folds well-hydrated when used with plenty of water intake.
117~BRAND NAME: Naproxen
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: naproxen
~DRUG GROUP: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~P: Decreased platelet function. Vocal performers particularly should be cautious during periods of strenuous voicing demands due to an increased possibility of vocal fold hemorrhage
118~BRAND NAME: Nasalchrom
~MANUFACTURER: Fisons
~GENERIC NAME: chromolyn
~DRUG GROUP: Nasal spray for allergic rhinitis
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
119~BRAND NAME: Nasonex
~MANUFACTURER: Schering
~GENERIC NAME: mometasone
~DRUG GROUP: Steroid nasal spray
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
120~BRAND NAME: Necon 1/35
~MANUFACTURER: Watson Lab
~GENERIC NAME: norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - oral contraceptive
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
121~BRAND NAME: Neomycin/Polymx/HC
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: neomycin/polymx/HC
~DRUG GROUP: Topical anti-biotic - steroid combo
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
122~BRAND NAME: Neurontin
~MANUFACTURER: Parke-Davis
~GENERIC NAME: gabapentin
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-convulsant and treatment for neuropathic pain and major depression disorder
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~Tr: Tremors
123~BRAND NAME: Nexium
~MANUFACTURER: AstraZenica
~GENERIC NAME: esomeprazole
~DRUG GROUP: Gastrointestinal-Anti-secretory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~R: May benefit the voice when taken to control laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) since uncontrolled spillage of stomach acids into the larynx is harmful to delicate vocal fold tissues
124~BRAND NAME: Nitrostat
~MANUFACTURER: Parke-Davis
~GENERIC NAME: nitroglycerin
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-anginal
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
125~BRAND NAME: Norpramin
~MANUFACTURER: MarionMerrellDow
~GENERIC NAME: desipramine
~DRUG GROUP: Tricyclic antidepressant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
126~BRAND NAME: Norvasc
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer
~GENERIC NAME: amlodipine
~DRUG GROUP: Calcium channel blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
127~BRAND NAME: Omnaris
~MANUFACTURER: Sunovion
~GENERIC NAME: ciclesonide
~DRUG GROUP: Steroid nasal spray
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
128~BRAND NAME: Ortho Tri-Cyclen
~MANUFACTURER: Ortho Pharm
~GENERIC NAME: norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - oral contraceptive
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
129~BRAND NAME: Ortho-Cept
~MANUFACTURER: Ortho Pharm
~GENERIC NAME: desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - oral contraceptive
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
130~BRAND NAME: Ortho-Cyclen
~MANUFACTURER: Ortho Pharm
~GENERIC NAME: norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - oral contraceptive
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
131~BRAND NAME: Ortho-Novum 7/7/7
~MANUFACTURER: Ortho Pharm
~GENERIC NAME: norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - oral contraceptive
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
132~BRAND NAME: Oxycontin
~MANUFACTURER: Purdue
~GENERIC NAME: oxycodone
~DRUG GROUP: Analgesic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
133~BRAND NAME: Pamelor
~MANUFACTURER: Sandoz
~GENERIC NAME: cortriptyline
~DRUG GROUP: Tricyclic antidepressant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
134~BRAND NAME: Paxil
~MANUFACTURER: SmithKline Beecham
~GENERIC NAME: paroxetine
~DRUG GROUP: SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
135~BRAND NAME: Pen VK
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: penicillin VK
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
136~BRAND NAME: Pepci
~MANUFACTURER: Merck
~GENERIC NAME: famotidine
~DRUG GROUP: Gastrointestinal-H2 Antagonist
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:R; rare (<1%) reports of dry mouth but no causative link established,
137~BRAND NAME: Percocet
~MANUFACTURER: Dupont
~GENERIC NAME: oxycodone/APAP
~DRUG GROUP: Analgesic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
138~BRAND NAME: Phenergan Supp
~MANUFACTURER: Wyeth-Ayerst
~GENERIC NAME: promethazine
~DRUG GROUP: Antihistamine
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
139~BRAND NAME: Plavix
~MANUFACTURER: Sanofi
~GENERIC NAME: clopidogrel
~DRUG GROUP: Platelet aggregation inhibitor
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~P: Decreased platelet function. Vocal performers particularly should be cautious during periods of strenuous voicing demands due to an increased possibility of vocal fold hemorrhage
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
140~BRAND NAME: Plendil
~MANUFACTURER: Astra
~GENERIC NAME: felodipine SR
~DRUG GROUP: Calcium channel blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
141~BRAND NAME: Potassium Chloride
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: potassium chloride
~DRUG GROUP: Potassium supplement
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
142~BRAND NAME: Pravachol
~MANUFACTURER: B-M Squibb
~GENERIC NAME: pravastatin
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-hyperlipidemic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
143~BRAND NAME: Prednisone
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: prednisone
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-inflammatory/steroid
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~B: Benefical when used carfully monitored by a physician to shrink swollen vocal tissues. Not advisable for patients with vocal fold ulcers hemorrhages or acute laryngitis
144~BRAND NAME: Premarin
~MANUFACTURER: Wyeth-Ayerst
~GENERIC NAME: conjugated estrogens
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - estrogen
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
145~BRAND NAME: Prempro
~MANUFACTURER: Wyeth-Ayerst
~GENERIC NAME: conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogestrerone
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - estrogen/progestin
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
146~BRAND NAME: Prevacid
~MANUFACTURER: Tap Pharm
~GENERIC NAME: lansoprazole
~DRUG GROUP: Gastrointestinal-Anti-secretory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~R: May benefit the voice when taken to control laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) since uncontrolled spillage of stomach acids into the larynx is harmful to delicate vocal fold tissues
147~BRAND NAME: Prilosec
~MANUFACTURER: Astra
~GENERIC NAME: omeprazole
~DRUG GROUP: Gastrointestinal-Anti-secretory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~R: May benefit the voice when taken to control laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) since uncontrolled spillage of stomach acids into the larynx is harmful to delicate vocal fold tissues
148~BRAND NAME: Prinivil
~MANUFACTURER: Merck
~GENERIC NAME: lisinopril
~DRUG GROUP: Angiotensin-Converting Enzymes (ACE) Inhibitor
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
149~BRAND NAME: Procardia XL
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer
~GENERIC NAME: nifedipine
~DRUG GROUP: Calcium channel blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
150~BRAND NAME: Promethazine tabs
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: promethazine
~DRUG GROUP: Antihistamine
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
151~BRAND NAME: Propacet 100
~MANUFACTURER: Teva Pharm
~GENERIC NAME: propoxypheneN/APAP
~DRUG GROUP: Narcotic analgesic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~L: Uninhibited or diminished drive to speak
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
152~BRAND NAME: PropoxypheneN/APAP
~MANUFACTURER: Various, Generic Name propoxypheneN/APAP
~DRUG GROUP: Narcotic analgesic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~L: Uninhibited or diminished drive to speak
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
153~BRAND NAME: Propulsid
~MANUFACTURER: Janssen
~GENERIC NAME: cisapride
~DRUG GROUP: Gastrointestinal stimulant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
154~BRAND NAME: Protonix
~MANUFACTURER: Wyeth
~GENERIC NAME: pantoprazole
~DRUG GROUP: Gastrointestinal-Anti-secretory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~R: May benefit the voice when taken to control laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) since uncontrolled spillage of stomach acids into the larynx is harmful to delicate vocal fold tissues
155~BRAND NAME: Provera
~MANUFACTURER: Pharmacia/Upjohn
~GENERIC NAME: medroxy-progesterone
~DRUG GROUP: hormone - progestin
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
156~BRAND NAME: Provigil, Manufactuer: Cephalon
~GENERIC NAME: modafinil
~DRUG GROUP: CNS stimulant anti-narcoleptic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~Tr: Tremors
157~BRAND NAME: Prozac
~MANUFACTURER: Lilly
~GENERIC NAME: fluoxetine
~DRUG GROUP: SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
158~BRAND NAME: Relafen
~MANUFACTURER: SmithKline Beecham
~GENERIC NAME: nabumetone
~DRUG GROUP: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~P: Decreased platelet function. Vocal performers particularly should be cautious during periods of strenuous voicing demands due to an increased possibility of vocal fold hemorrhage
159~BRAND NAME: Retin-A
~MANUFACTURER: Ortho Derm
~GENERIC NAME: tretinoin
~DRUG GROUP: Topical acne agent
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
160~BRAND NAME: Rezulin
~MANUFACTURER: Parke-Davis
~GENERIC NAME: troglitazone
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-diabetic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
161~BRAND NAME: Rhinocort
~MANUFACTURER: Astra
~GENERIC NAME: budesonide
~DRUG GROUP: Steroid nasal spray
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
162~BRAND NAME: Risperdal
~MANUFACTURER: Janssen
~GENERIC NAME: risperidone
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-psychotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
163~BRAND NAME: Roxicet
~MANUFACTURER: Roxane
~GENERIC NAME: oxycodone/APAP
~DRUG GROUP: Narcotic analgesic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~L: Uninhibited or diminished drive to speak
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
164~BRAND NAME: Serevent
~MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Wellcome
~GENERIC NAME: salmeterol
~DRUG GROUP: beta 2 adrenergic agonist bronchodilator
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:Th C T, ~
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~Tr: Tremors
165~BRAND NAME: Serzone
~MANUFACTURER: Bristol-MyersSquibb
~GENERIC NAME: nefazodone
~DRUG GROUP: Antidepressant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
166~BRAND NAME: Sinemet
~MANUFACTURER: Merck
~GENERIC NAME: carbidopa/levodopa
~DRUG GROUP: Dopamine agonist used to treat Parkinson's Disease and restless leg syndrome
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
167~BRAND NAME: Sinequan Adapin
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer Fisons
~GENERIC NAME: doxepin
~DRUG GROUP: Tricyclic antidepressant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
168~BRAND NAME: Singulair
~MANUFACTURER: Schein
~GENERIC NAME: montelukast
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-asthmatic maintenance
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
169~BRAND NAME: Soma
~MANUFACTURER: Wallace
~GENERIC NAME: carisoprodol
~DRUG GROUP: Muscle relaxant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~L: Uninhibited or diminished drive to speak
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
170~BRAND NAME: Sudafed and others
~MANUFACTURER: McNeil and others
~GENERIC NAME: pseudepinephrine
~DRUG GROUP: Sympathomimetic oral decongestant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
171~BRAND NAME: Sumycin
~MANUFACTURER: Apothecon
~GENERIC NAME: tetracycline HCL
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
172~BRAND NAME: Surmontil
~MANUFACTURER: Wyeth-Ayerst
~GENERIC NAME: trimimpramine
~DRUG GROUP: Tricyclic antidepressant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
173~BRAND NAME: Symmetrel
~MANUFACTURER: Endo
~GENERIC NAME: amantadine
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-influenza
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
174~BRAND NAME: Synthroid
~MANUFACTURER: Knoo
~GENERIC NAME: levothyroxine
~DRUG GROUP: hormone - thyroid
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
175~BRAND NAME: Tamoxifen
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: tamoxifen
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-neoplastic/Anti-estrogen
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
176~BRAND NAME: Tegretol
~MANUFACTURER: Geigy
~GENERIC NAME: carbamazepine
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-convulsant and specific analgesic for trigeminal neuralgia
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
177~BRAND NAME: Tenormin
~MANUFACTURER: ICI
~GENERIC NAME: atenolol
~DRUG GROUP: Beta 1 selective adrenergic blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
178~BRAND NAME: Tenuate & others
~MANUFACTURER: Marion Merrell Dow & others
~GENERIC NAME: diethylpropion
~DRUG GROUP: Stimulant anoretic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~Tr: Tremors
179~BRAND NAME: Tiazac
~MANUFACTURER: Forest
~GENERIC NAME: diltiazem
~DRUG GROUP: Calcium channel blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
180~BRAND NAME: Timoptic XE
~MANUFACTURER: Merck
~GENERIC NAME: timolol
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-glaucoma agent
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
181~BRAND NAME: Tobradex
~MANUFACTURER: Alcon Lab
~GENERIC NAME: tobramycin/dexamethasone
~DRUG GROUP: Ophthalmic anti-biotic drop,
~EFFECT ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
182~BRAND NAME: Tofranil
~MANUFACTURER: Mallinckrodt
~GENERIC NAME: imipramine
~DRUG GROUP: Tricyclic antidepressant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
183~BRAND NAME: Toprol-XL
~MANUFACTURER: Astra
~GENERIC NAME: metoprolol
~DRUG GROUP: Beta 1 selective adrenergic blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
184~BRAND NAME: Transderm-Scop and others
~MANUFACTURER: Novartis
~GENERIC NAME: scopolamine
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-cholinergic and Anti-muscarinic used for nausea motion sickness and intestinal cramping
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
185~BRAND NAME: Triamterene/HCTZ
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: triamterene/HCTZ
~DRUG GROUP: diuretic combination
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
186~BRAND NAME: Tri-Levlen
~MANUFACTURER: Berlex
~GENERIC NAME: l-norgestrel/ethinyl estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - oral contraceptive
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
187~BRAND NAME: Trimethoprim/Sulfa
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: trimeth/sulfameth
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
188~BRAND NAME: Trimox
~MANUFACTURER: Apothecon
~GENERIC NAME: amoxicillin
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
189~BRAND NAME: Triphasil
~MANUFACTURER: Wyeth-Ayerst
~GENERIC NAME: l-norgestrel/ethinyl estradiol
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone - oral contraceptive
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
190~BRAND NAME: Tylenol with codeine
~MANUFACTURER: McNeil and various
~GENERIC NAME: acetaminophen/codeine
~DRUG GROUP: Narcotic analgesic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~L: Uninhibited or diminished drive to speak
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech) ~
191~BRAND NAME: Ultram
~MANUFACTURER: McNeil
~GENERIC NAME: tramadol
~DRUG GROUP: Analgesic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
192~BRAND NAME: Valium Klonpin Xanax Restoril Ativan
~MANUFACTURER: Roche Roche Upjohn Sandoz Wyeth-Ayerst
~GENERIC NAME: diazepam clonazepam alprazolam temazepam lorazepam
~DRUG GROUP: Benzodiazepine hypnotics
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~ Anxiolytic drugs may relieve dry mouth ( a symptom of anxiety) in some subjects but induce it in others
193~BRAND NAME: Valtrex
~MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Smith Kline
~GENERIC NAME: valcyclovir
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-hepetic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~edema sore throat
194~BRAND NAME: Vancenase AQ DS
~MANUFACTURER: Schering
~GENERIC NAME: beclomethasone
~DRUG GROUP: Steroid nasal spray
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
195~BRAND NAME: Vasotec
~MANUFACTURER: Merck
~GENERIC NAME: enalapril
~DRUG GROUP: Angiotensin-Converting Enzymes (ACE) Inhibitor
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
196~BRAND NAME: Veetids
~MANUFACTURER: Apothecon
~GENERIC NAME: penicillin VK
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
197~BRAND NAME: Ventolin Proventil ProAir
~MANUFACTURER: GlaxoSmithKline Schering-Plough Teva
~GENERIC NAME: albuterol
~DRUG GROUP: beta 2 adrenergic agonist bronchodilator
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~Tr: Tremors
198~BRAND NAME: Veramyst
~MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Wellcome
~GENERIC NAME: fluticasone furoate
~DRUG GROUP: Steroid nasal spray
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
199~BRAND NAME: Verapamil SR
~MANUFACTURER: Various
~GENERIC NAME: berapamil
~DRUG GROUP: Calcium channel blocker
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
200~BRAND NAME: Viagra
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer
~GENERIC NAME: sildenafil citrate
~DRUG GROUP: Peripheral vasodilator
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
201~BRAND NAME: Vioxx
~MANUFACTURER: Merck
~GENERIC NAME: rofecoxib
~DRUG GROUP: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~G: Increased cough and gastroesophageal reflux
202~BRAND NAME: Vistaril Atarax
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer
~GENERIC NAME: hydroxyzine
~DRUG GROUP: Antihistamine and antiemetic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
203~BRAND NAME: Vivactil
~MANUFACTURER: MerckSharpDohme
~GENERIC NAME: protriptyline
~DRUG GROUP: Tricyclic antidepressant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
~S: Slurred speech and symptoms of dysarthria (slow uncoordinated speech)
204~BRAND NAME: Warfarin
~MANUFACTURER: Barr
~GENERIC NAME: Warfarin
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-coagulant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~P: Decreased platelet function. Vocal performers particularly should be cautious during periods of strenuous voicing demands due to an increased possibility of vocal fold hemorrhage
205~BRAND NAME: Wellbutrin SR XL Zyban
~MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Wellcome
~GENERIC NAME: bupropion HCL
~DRUG GROUP: NDRI (norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor) Atypical anti-depressant and smoking cessation aid
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
206~BRAND NAME: Xalatan
~MANUFACTURER: Pharmacia/Upjohn
~GENERIC NAME: latanoprost
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-glaucoma agent
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
207~BRAND NAME: Zantac
~MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Wellcome
~GENERIC NAME: ranitidine
~DRUG GROUP: Gastrointestinal-H2 Antagonist
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~R: May benefit the voice when taken to control laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) since uncontrolled spillage of stomach acids into the larynx is harmful to delicate vocal fold tissues
208~BRAND NAME: Zestoretic
~MANUFACTURER: Zeneca
~GENERIC NAME: lisinopril/HCTZ
~DRUG GROUP: Angiotensin-Converting Enzymes (ACE) Inhibitor/Thiazide diuretic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules~
209~BRAND NAME: Zestril
~MANUFACTURER: Zeneca
~GENERIC NAME: lisinopril
~DRUG GROUP: Angiotensin-Converting Enzymes (ACE) Inhibitor
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
210~BRAND NAME: Ziac
~MANUFACTURER: Wyeth-Ayerst
~GENERIC NAME: bisoprolol/HCTZ
~DRUG GROUP: Beta 1 selective adrenergic blocker/Thiazide diuretic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
211~BRAND NAME: Zithromax and Zithromax Susp
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer
~GENERIC NAME: azithromycin
~DRUG GROUP: Antibiotic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~O: Overgrowth of Candida possibly leading to laryngeal thrush
212~BRAND NAME: Zocor
~MANUFACTURER: Merck
~GENERIC NAME: simvastatin
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-hyperlipidemic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
213~BRAND NAME: Zoloft
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer
~GENERIC NAME: sertraline
~DRUG GROUP: SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
214~BRAND NAME: Zovirax
~MANUFACTURER: Glaxo Smith Kline
~GENERIC NAME: acyclovir
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-hepetic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~edema sore throat, ~
215~BRAND NAME: Zyprexa
~MANUFACTURER: Lilly
~GENERIC NAME: olanzapine
~DRUG GROUP: Psychotropic agent
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~C: Excessive coughing which may lead to possible vocal tissue damage and hoarseness
~Th: Throat irritation and dryness cough hoarseness and voice changes. Dry Vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
216~BRAND NAME: Zyrtec
~MANUFACTURER: Pfizer
~GENERIC NAME: cetirizine
~DRUG GROUP: Antihistamine
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
217~HERB (COMMON NAME):Aloe
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aloe vera
~USES:Allergies
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
218~HERB (COMMON NAME):Arnica
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Arnica Montana
~USES:Pain
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-bacterial
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
219~HERB (COMMON NAME):Arnica
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Arnica Montana
~USES:pain
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
220~HERB (COMMON NAME):Black Cohosh
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cimicifuga racemosa
~USES:Hormone Imbalances
~DRUG GROUP: Hormone factor
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~To the extent that reductions in estrogen may have a role in the menopausal voice changes in females it cannot be excluded that use of the herb could benefit voice although this suppositionhas not been examined in the literature, ~
221~HERB (COMMON NAME):Burdock
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Arctium lappa or A. minus
~USES:Anti-bacterial
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-bacterial
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
222~HERB (COMMON NAME):Burdock
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Arctium lappa or A. minus
~USES:Anti-bacterial
~DRUG GROUP: Diuretic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
223~HERB (COMMON NAME):Chamomile
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaemelum nobile
~USES:inflammation sleep disturbances
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
224~HERB (COMMON NAME):Chamomile
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaemelum nobile
~USES:Inflammation sleep disturbances
~DRUG GROUP: Diuretic
EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
225~HERB (COMMON NAME):Colsfoot
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tussilago farfara
~USES:coughs
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
226~HERB (COMMON NAME):Dandelion
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Taraxacum officinale
~USES:edema
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
227~HERB (COMMON NAME):Echinacea
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Echinacea angustifolia E. pallida E. purpurea
~USES:viral infections coughs bacterial infections
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
228~HERB (COMMON NAME):Elderberry
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sambucus canadensis
~USES:Coughs appetite suppressant
~DRUG GROUP: Diuretic
EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
229~HERB (COMMON NAME):Eucalyptus
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eucalyptus globulus
~USES:pain
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
230~HERB (COMMON NAME):Feverfew
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chrysanthemum parthenium
~USES:inflammation
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
231~HERB (COMMON NAME):Garlic
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Allium sativum
~USES:Bacterial infections coughs hypertension
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-bacterial
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
232~HERB (COMMON NAME):Ginger
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zingiber officinale
~USES:motion sickness
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
233~HERB (COMMON NAME):Ginseng
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zingiber officinale
~USES:Viral infections
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
234~HERB (COMMON NAME):Goldenseal
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hydrastis canadensis
~USES:pruritis
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~Goldenseal has effects on muscles which can have an indirect effect on voice. Some tests show that an alkaloid component of this plant can inhibit smooth muscle contraction on rodents however other compontents have an oxytocic effect stimulating uterine contractions
235~HERB (COMMON NAME):Hawthorne
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Crataegus laevigata C. monogyna or C. folium
~USES:Hypertension
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
236~HERB (COMMON NAME):Horse Chestnut
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aesculus hippocastanum
~USES:edema
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
237~HERB (COMMON NAME):Horsetail
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Equisetum arvense
~USES:Edema
~DRUG GROUP: Diuretic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
238~HERB (COMMON NAME):Horstail
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Equisetumarvense
~USES:Edema
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
239~HERB (COMMON NAME):Hyssop
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hyssopus officinalis
~USES:viral infections coughs
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~M: Could affect the voice due to strong effects on muscles
240~HERB (COMMON NAME):Jimsonweed
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Datura stramonium
~USES:Asthma
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~M: Could affect the voice due to strong effects on muscles
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
241~HERB (COMMON NAME):Kava
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Piper methysticum
~USES:Stress
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
242~HERB (COMMON NAME):Kudzu
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pueraria lobata
~USES:Hypertension
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
243~HERB (COMMON NAME):Lavender
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lavandula augustiforia
~USES:Sleep disturbances
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
244~HERB (COMMON NAME):Lemon Balm
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Melissa officinalis
~USES:Bacterial infections sleep disturbances
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-bacterial
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
245~HERB (COMMON NAME):Licorice
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Glycyrrhiza glabra
~USES:viral infections coughs motion sickness
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
246~HERB (COMMON NAME):Lobelia
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Any of genus; Lobelia
~USES:Pain asthma
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
247~HERB (COMMON NAME):Marigold
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Calendula officinalis
~USES:Bacterial infections
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-bacterial
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
248~HERB (COMMON NAME):Marigold
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Calendula officinalis
~USES:bacterial infections
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
249~HERB (COMMON NAME):Marshmallow
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Althaea officinalis
~USES:Gastric reflux
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-bacterial
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~M: Could affect the voice due to strong effects on muscles
250~HERB (COMMON NAME):Meadowsweet
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Filpendula ulmaria
~USES:Diarrhea
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~M: Could affect the voice due to strong effects on muscles
251~HERB (COMMON NAME):Mullein
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Verbascum thapsus
~USES:diarrhea
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
252~HERB (COMMON NAME):Nettle
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Urtica dioica
~USES:Allergies
~DRUG GROUP: Diuretic
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~D: Dry mouth. Dry mucous membranes can result in hoarseness sore throat and voice changes. Dry vocal folds may be more prone to injuries such as nodules
253~HERB (COMMON NAME):Passion flower
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Passiflora incarnata
~USES:Mood conditions sleep disturbances
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
254~HERB (COMMON NAME):Raspberry
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rubus idaeus
~USES:Diarrhea
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
255~HERB (COMMON NAME):Saw Palmetto
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Serenoa repens
~USES:acne
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
256~HERB (COMMON NAME):St. John's Wort
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hypericum perforatum
~USES:Pruritis depression
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
257~HERB (COMMON NAME):Turmeric
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Curcuma domestica
~USES:inflammation
~DRUG GROUP: Anti-Inflammatory
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
258~HERB (COMMON NAME):Valerian
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Valeriana officinalis
~USES:motion sickness sleep disturbances hypertension
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
259~HERB (COMMON NAME):Wild Cherry
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Prunus virginiana or P. serotina
~USES:Coughs
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms
260~HERB (COMMON NAME):Yellow Jasmine
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gelsemium sempervirens
~USES:Stage fright
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~M: Could affect the voice due to strong effects on muscles
261~HERB (COMMON NAME):Ginko biloba
~SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ginko biloba
~USES:Depression
~DRUG GROUP: Antidepressant
~EFFECT(S) ON VOICE:
~N: No known effects on voice or speech mechanisms

 

The above list was created with the aid of an experienced pharmacist and voice scientists of the NCVS.  It is provided as information only and is not meant to supersede your physician’s counsel.  All pharmacological choices should be done with consultation of your doctor.

Source: National Center for Voice and Speech (www.ncvs.org - 2015)