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Amlodipine (Norvasc) Drug Study

Amlodipine (Norvasc) Drug Study

Generic Name: Amlodipine Brand Name: Norvasc Classifications:  cardiovascular agent; calcium channel blocker Pregnancy Category:C Availability  2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg tablets Actions Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocking agent that selectively blocks calcium ion reflux across cell membranes of cardiac and vascular smooth muscle without changing serum calcium concentrations. It predominantly acts on the […]

Orlistat (Xenical) Drug Study

Orlistat (Xenical) Drug Study

Generic Name: Orlistat Brand Name: Xenical Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; anorectant; antiobesity agent; nonsystemic lipase inhibitor Pregnancy Category:B Availability 120 mg capsules Actions   Nonsystemic inhibitor of gastrointestinal lipase. Reduces intestinal absorption of dietary fat by forming inactive enzymes with pancreatic and gastric lipase in the GI tract. Therapeutic effects Indicated by weight loss/decreased body mass […]

Ranitidine (Zantac) Drug Study

Ranitidine (Zantac) Drug Study

Generic Name: Ranitidine Brand Name: Zantac, Zantac EFFERdose, Zantac GELdose, Zantac-75 Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; antisecretory (h2-receptor antagonist) Pregnancy Category:B Availability 75 mg, 150 mg, 300 mg tablets;  150 mg effervescent tablets;  150 mg, 300 mg capsules;  15 mg/mL syrup;  0.5 mg/mL, 25 mg/mL injection Actions Potent anti-ulcer drug that competitively and reversibly inhibits histamine action […]

Betamethasone Drug Study

Betamethasone Drug Study

Betamethasone Betnelan , Celestone Betamethasone Acetate and Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Celestone Soluspan Betamethasone Benzoate Beben,Benisone,Uticort Betamethasone Dipropionate Alphatrex,Diprolene,Diprosone,Maxivate Betamethasone Sodium Phospahete (PH 8.5) Betameth, Betnesol , Celestone Phosphate, Celestone S, Cel-U-Jec, Selestoject Betamethasone Valerate Betacort, Betaderm,Betatrex,Beta-Val,Betnovate,Celestoderm,Ectosone Lotion,Luxiq,Metaderm,Novobetamet,Valisone,Valisone,Scalp Lotion,Valnac,Psorion cream Classifications:hormone and synthetic substitute; adrenal corticosteroid; glucocorticoid; antiinflammatory Prototype:Hydrocortisone Pregnancy Category:C Availability   0.6 mg tablets;0.6 […]

Mefenamic Acid (Ponstan) Drug Study

Mefenamic Acid (Ponstan) Drug Study

  Generice Name: Mefenamic Acid Brand Name:Ponstan, Ponstel Classifications:central nervous system agent; analgesic; nsaid; antipyretic Pregnancy Category:C Availability   250 mg tablets Actions Anthranilic acid derivative. Like ibuprofen inhibits prostaglandin synthesis and affects platelet function. No evidence that it is superior to aspirin. Therapeutic effects Analgesic, antiinflammatory, and antipyretic actions similar to those of ibuprofen. […]

Mebendazole (Vermox) Drug Study

Mebendazole (Vermox) Drug Study

Generic Name:Mebendazole Brand Name:Vermox Classifications: antiinfective; anthelmintic Pregnancy Category:  C Availability   100 mg tablets Actions   Carbamate with unusually broad spectrum of anthelmintic activity. Mechanism of action not known. Therapeutic effects Inhibits formation of worm’s microtubules and inhibits glucose and other nutrient uptake by susceptible helminths. Uses   Treatment of Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Enterobius […]

Nursing Test Questions- Nursing Research

Nursing Test Questions- Nursing Research

This is a comprehensive examination in order to serve as a reviewer for the upcoming Nursing Board Examination for Nurses on July 2012. Read the questions carefully before answering it. Please choose the best answer. This test covers nursing research topics in easy to difficult questions. Each question is designed in order to equip the […]

Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) Drug study

Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) Drug study

Generic Name:Bisacodyl Brand Name:Apo-Bisacodyl  , Bisacolax, Bisco-Lax  , Dacodyl, Deficol, Dulcolax, Fleet Bisacodyl, Laxit  , Theralax Classifications: gastrointestinal agent; stimulant laxative Pregnancy Category:C Availability 5 mg tablets;  10 mg suppository Actions Expands intestinal fluid volume by increasing epithelial permeability. Therapeutic effects Induces peristaltic contractions by direct stimulation of sensory nerve endings in the colonic wall. […]