Overview of Drugs

Overview of Drugs. A drug is defined by U.S. law as any substance (other than a food or device) intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, relief, treatment, or prevention of disease or intended …

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Overview of Generic Drugs and Drug Naming

(Just Now) However, most generic drugs, although less expensive than the comparable brand-name drug, are as effective and of the same quality as the brand-name drug (see Bioequivalence and …

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Clinical Pharmacology

(8 days ago) Also, real-world use of drugs is not limited to patients fulfilling the strict eligibility criteria used in clinical trials; drugs tend to be used in patients at higher risk of adverse effects. Often, special …

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Drug information by name

(2 days ago) Professional /. DRUG INFORMATION BY NAME. Welcome to your Consumer Education Center, where you can get complete and easy-to-understand prescription drug information in English …

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Drug Bioavailability

(1 days ago) For drugs excreted primarily unchanged in urine, bioavailability can be estimated by measuring the total amount of drug excreted after a single dose. Ideally, urine is collected over a period of …

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Drug-Induced Ototoxicity

(8 days ago) A wide variety of drugs can be ototoxic. Ototoxic drugs should not be used for otic topical application when the tympanic membrane is perforated because the drugs might diffuse into …

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Drug Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

(Just Now) But the drugs are otherwise safe and can be used in combination with all other oral drugs and with insulin. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors GLP-1 is a peptide made in the small intestine …

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Drugs in Pregnancy

(5 days ago) Drugs in Pregnancy. Drugs are used in over half of all pregnancies, and prevalence of use is increasing. The most commonly used drugs include antiemetics, antacids, antihistamines, …

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Drug Effectiveness and Safety

(7 days ago) The main goals of drug development Drug Design and Development Many of the drugs in current use were discovered by experiments conducted in animals and humans. However, many …

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Drug Administration

(6 days ago) Some orally administered drugs irritate the digestive tract. For example, aspirin and most other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Pain relievers …

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Drugs to Aid Intubation

(7 days ago) Other patients are given sedating and paralytic drugs to minimize discomfort and facilitate intubation (termed rapid sequence intubation). (See also Overview of Respiratory Arrest …

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Overview of Substance-Related Disorders

(1 days ago) Overview of Substance-Related Disorders. Substance-related disorders involve drugs that directly activate the brain's reward system. The activation of the reward system typically …

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Introduction to Administration and Kinetics of Drugs

(9 days ago) Drug treatment requires getting a drug to its specific target site or sites in tissues where the drug has its action. Typically, the drug is introduced into the body (the process of administration …

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Generic Biologic Drugs

(1 days ago) Traditional drugs, such as antibiotics and blood pressure drugs, are called small-molecule agents because the active ingredient is usually a single, discrete chemical entity. Biologic …

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Drug Distribution to Tissues

(9 days ago) Acidic drugs are usually bound more extensively to albumin; basic drugs are usually bound more extensively to alpha-1 acid glycoprotein, lipoproteins, or both. Only unbound drug is available …

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Drug Distribution

(4 days ago) Drug distribution refers to the movement of a drug to and from the blood and various tissues of the body (for example, fat, muscle, and brain tissue) and the relative proportions of drug in the …

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Overview of Substance-Related Disorders

(5 days ago) In discussions about controlled substances and drug use, the term "narcotics" is often used. This term refers to drugs that cause loss of feeling, a sense of numbness, and drowsiness, …

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Hematology and Oncology

(8 days ago) Systemic cancer therapy includes chemotherapy (ie, conventional or cytotoxic chemotherapy), hormone therapy, targeted therapy, and immune therapy (see also Overview of Cancer …

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Substance Use Disorders

(9 days ago) Use of illegal drugs, although problematic from a legal standpoint, does not always involve a substance use disorder. On the other hand, legal substances, such as alcohol and prescription …

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Drug Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease

(2 days ago) Clot-dissolving drugs (thrombolytic drugs) are given intravenously to open the arteries if percutaneous coronary interventions Opening the arteries Acute coronary syndromes result …

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Overview of Immunodeficiency Disorders

(6 days ago) Immunosuppressants are drugs used to intentionally suppress the immune system. For example, some are used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ or tissue (see table Drugs Used to …

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Dose-Response Relationships

(8 days ago) Dose-Response Relationships. Regardless of how a drug effect occurs—through binding or chemical interaction—the concentration of the drug at the site of action controls the effect. …

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Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

(6 days ago) Drugs that complex 5-ASA with other vehicles seem almost equally effective but have fewer adverse effects. Olsalazine (a 5-ASA dimer) and balsalazide (5-ASA conjugated to an inactive …

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Drug Treatment for Heart Failure

(3 days ago) The drugs prolong life better than ACE inhibitors or ARBs alone in people with systolic heart failure. Beta-blockers These drugs block the action of the hormone norepinephrine (which …

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Immunotherapy for Cancer

(Just Now) Drugs called checkpoint inhibitors may block checkpoints CTLA-4 (ipilimumab) and PD1 or PD-L1 (nivolumab, pembrolizumab, durvalumab, atezolizumab, avelumab). Pembrolizumab can be …

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Overview of Antibiotics

(Just Now) Common side effects of antibiotics include. Upset stomach. Diarrhea Gastroenteritis as a Side Effect of Drugs. In women, vaginal yeast infections Vaginal Yeast Infection (Candidiasis) The …

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Overview of Pharmacodynamics

(9 days ago) Overview of Pharmacodynamics. Pharmacodynamics (sometimes described as what a drug does to the body) is the study of the biochemical, physiologic, and molecular effects of drugs on the …

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Treatment of Pain

(6 days ago) It is often used to treat pain caused by damage to a specific large nerve. For example, a sympathetic nerve block Nondrug Pain Treatments Pain relievers (analgesics) are the main …

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Infectious Diseases

(6 days ago) Monobactams are parenteral beta-lactam Beta-Lactams Beta-lactams are antibiotics that have a beta-lactam ring nucleus. Subclasses include Carbapenems Cephalosporins and …

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