Pharmacology

Toxicology
The study of harmful effects of drugs and chemicals on the body
Vitamins
Drugs that are isolated from plant or animal sources
U.S food and drug administration (FDA)
The regulations of the sale and distribution of medications in the u.s
Not a common name for drugs
Universal
Banthine
Used to treat ulcers
Xanax
Used to treat anxiety
Procan
Heart medicine
Receptor
The target substance on the cellular surface or within a cell that produces interaction
Pharmacodynamics
The study if the biochemical and physiological effects of drugs on the bodyor on microorganisms or parasites within or on the body
Drug resistance
The lack of beneficial response in a particular patient
Underdosing
Taking less medication than is prescribed by a provider or a manufacturers instruction
Potentiation
When two drugs interact and one drug enhances the effect substantially of another drug
The FDA medication error page includes
Federal regulations and guidances, how to report a medication error,drug products associated with medication errors
What is a measured amount of drug called
Dose,unit,unit dose
Transdermal
Drug administration route when the drug is applied to the skin and absorbed as a systemic effect
Parenteral routes
Needle injection,applied to the skin,patches applied to the skin
Corticosteroids
Dexamethasone,fluocinolone,and hydrocortisone
TobraDex
Used after cataract surgery to reduce inflammation
Entex
Long acting
Insulin
Administered subcutaneous
Liver
First organ that a drug enters when it enters the blood stream
Heroin
Class 1 drug
Celebrex
NSAID drug
Tylox
Narcotic analgesic
Voltaren
Not a narcotic
Opium poppy
Narcotics are derived from this
Anticonvulsant drugs
Dilantin,depakote,felbamate
Anticoagulant
Lovenox,heparin,Coumadin
Fosamax
Antiosteoporosis
Diuretics
Work on the kidneys
Antihypertensive
Beta blockers,calcium channel blockers,diuretics
ACE inhibitors
Drugs that work to stop angiotensin from forming
Thrombophlebitis
Beta blockers do not treat this
Hypotension
Would not be treated by calcium channel blockers
Digoxin
Antiarrhythmic
Statins
Most common cholesterol -lowering drug
Vasodilators
Sometimes used with antihypertensives
Lomotil
Antidiarrheal
Actos,Avandia,and glipizide
Used to treat diabetes mellitus
Pitocin
Used to augment and induce labor
Rocephin(ceftriaxone)
Cephalosporin
Cephalosporin
Used when bacteria has become resistant against penicillin
Zovirax
Anti-viral drug used to treat herpes infection
Ciproflaxin
A quinolone
Cymbalta
Antidepressants
Haloperidol
Neuroleptic
Proventil
Bronchodilator