orientation to pharmacology

Ex birth control antibiotic to 2 safety a drug that

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Unformatted text preview: (ex: birth control, antibiotic) to 2. Safety---a drug that cannot produce harmful ---a effects---there is not such thing a as safe drug. (learn moderation) (learn 3. Selectivity---drug that elicits only the response ---drug for which it is given---there is no such thing as a selective drug: all medications cause side effects. effects. 8 Additional Properties of an Ideal Drug Drug Reversible Action Predictability- not all drugs are predictable PredictabilityEase of administration- ideal to have all drugs by mouth Freedom form drug interactions Freedom Low cost Chemical stability Simple generic name- water pill vs diuretic Simple 9 Characteristics of an Ideal Drug (aka – what we really want) (aka 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Effectively treats, prevents or cures Produces a rapid, predictable response at low Produces doses doses Produces no adverse effects Can be taken conveniently by mouth Taken once a day Inexpensive and easily accessible Quickly eliminated from the body Does not interact with other drugs or food 10 Focus of the Course Focus The objective of drug therapy is to The provide maximum benefit with maximum minimum harm....
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