Category: Drug Study

Acetaminophen Drug Study

Acetaminophen Drug Study

Acetaminophen or paracetamol is a widely used over-the-counter analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It is commonly used for the relief of fever, headaches, and other minor aches and...

Drug Study – Gentamicin Sulfate

Drug Study – Gentamicin Sulfate

Garamycin, Garamycin Ophthalmic, Genoptic Classifications: antiinfective; aminoglycoside antibiotic Action: Broad-spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic derived from Micromonospora purpurea. Action is usually bacteriocidal. Indication: Parenteral use restricted to treatment of serious infections of...

Drug Study – Phenobarbital Sodium

Drug Study – Phenobarbital Sodium

Luminal Sodium Action: Long-acting barbiturate. Sedative and hypnotic effects of barbiturates appear to be due primarily to interference with impulse transmission of cerebral cortex by inhibition of reticular activating system....

Drug Study – Furosemide

Drug Study – Furosemide

Fumide , Furomide , Lasix, Luramide Action: Rapid-acting potent sulfonamide “loop” diuretic and antihypertensive with pharmacologic effects and uses almost identical to those of ethacrynic acid. Exact mode of action...

Drug Study – Albuterol

Drug Study – Albuterol

Salbutamol, Ventolin, Ventolin Rotocaps, Volmax Action: Synthetic sympathomimetic amine and moderately selective beta2-adrenergic agonist with comparatively long action. Acts more prominently on beta2 receptors (particularly smooth muscles of bronchi, uterus,...

Drug Study – Folic Acid

Drug Study – Folic Acid

Action: Vitamin B complex essential for nucleoprotein synthesis and maintenance of normal erythropoiesis. Acts against folic acid deficiency that impairs thymidylate synthesis and results in production of defective DNA that...

Drug Study – Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ)

Drug Study – Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ)

Bactrim, Co-Trimoxazole, Septra Action: Fixed combination of sulfamethoxazole (SMZ), an intermediate acting antiinfective sulfonamide, and trimethoprim (TMP), a synthetic antiinfective. Both components of the combination are synthetic folate antagonist antiinfectives....

Drug Study – Losartan Potassium

Drug Study – Losartan Potassium

Cozaar Action: Angiotensin II receptor (type AT1) antagonist acts as a potent vasoconstrictor and primary vasoactive hormone of the renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system. Classifications: cardiovascular agent; angiotensin ii receptor antagonist; antihypertensive Indication:...

Drug Study – Catopril

Drug Study – Catopril

Capoten Action: Lowers blood pressure by specific inhibition of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). This interrupts conversion sequences initiated by renin that lead to formation of angiotensin II, a potent endogenous...

Drug Study – Clonidine Hydrochloride

Drug Study – Clonidine Hydrochloride

Catapres, Catapres-TTS, Dixaril , Duraclon Action: Centrally acting antiadrenergic derivative. Stimulates alpha2-adrenergic receptors in CNS to inhibit sympathetic vasomotor centers. Central actions reduce plasma concentrations of norepinephrine. It decreases systolic...