Dosage Forms of the Drugs

Introduction In the vast world of pharmaceuticals, understanding the various dosage forms of drugs is crucial. This article will delve into the different forms, their significance, and how they impact the effectiveness of medications. We’ll also use a flowchart to simplify the complex process of drug formulation. So, let’s embark on this journey of discovery…

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Pharmacology of Opioid Analgesics

Opioid Analgesics: Introduction Opioid analgesics are a class of drugs primarily used for pain management. They work by binding to specific receptors in the brain and spinal cord, reducing the perception of pain. Derived from the opium poppy or synthesized in the lab, opioids have been used for centuries for their analgesic and sedative properties….

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Hematinics and iron chelators

Hematinics: Boosting Blood Health and Beyond When it comes to maintaining optimal blood health, hematinics play a pivotal role. These agents are essential for treating and preventing anemia and ensuring the body has an adequate supply of vital blood components. Dive into the world of hematinics with this comprehensive guide. What Are Hematinics? Hematinics, often…

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Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Introduction Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are a group of medications that are commonly used worldwide to manage pain, reduce inflammation and lower body temperature in fever. Inflammation is a complex biological response of the body to harmful stimuli such as pathogens, damaged cells or irritants, and is a protective attempt by the organism to remove…

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Antiplatelet drugs, Anticoagulants and Fibrinolytics

Antiplatelet Drugs Antiplatelet drugs are a class of medications that prevent blood clots from forming. They work by stopping your platelets from sticking together. Antiplatelet drugs are used to avoid blood clots, which can cause heart attacks and strokes. • In arterial thrombi, platelets are the main component, and aggregation is promoted by the release of substances…

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Oral Contraceptive Pills An Overview

Introduction Oral contraceptive drugs, employed primarily for preventing unwanted pregnancies, embody a range of formulations with distinct pharmacological profiles to cater to individual needs. Here’s a comprehensive overview of their pharmacology, types, recent advancements, adverse effects, and contraindications: Oral Contraceptive Pills: An Overview Oral contraceptive pills, often simply referred to as “the pill,” are a…

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