Pharmacology

Drugs Overdose & Treatment

Opiates Naloxone will reverse the effect of opiate overdose, typically in the presence of CNS and respiratory depression. It competitively binds opioid receptors, causing a blockade Usually given IV for fastest action (<1 min) Opioid overdose typically seen in heroin users who have been incarcerated / ‘gone cold turkey’ who subsequently return to heroin abuse. Upon… Continue reading Drugs Overdose & Treatment

Pharmacology

Antibiotic Agents & Mechanisms

Antibiotic Agents & Mechanisms: CLICK TO ENLARGE :   Gram Positive & Negative Bacteria: Drugs used in TB: Rifamycins Inhibits DNA transcription Rifamycin, rifabutin Cidal Nausea, anorexia, pseudomembranous colitis, hepatotoxicity, orange colouration of excreted bodily fluids, toxicity syndromes, drug interactions Also used in mycobacterial infections –these most commonly occur in those with HIV. Resistance prevents… Continue reading Antibiotic Agents & Mechanisms

Medicine · Pharmacology

Name the Drug??

Question: This is a side effect of a drug. This drug has beta blocker-like and potassium channel blocker-like actions on the SA and AV nodes, increases the refractory period via sodium- and potassium-channel effects, and slows intra-cardiac conduction of the cardiac action potential, via sodium-channel effects.   Name the drug.????   ANSWER: Amiodarone is described as… Continue reading Name the Drug??