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Welcome to 3rd Semester Pharmacology Notes

Remember, pharmacology is not just a subject; it’s a key foundation for your understanding of patient care. Whether you’re pursuing a career in nursing, medicine, or healthcare administration, the knowledge gained in this semester will be invaluable.

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Unit -1

  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  •  Definitions & Branches
  •  Nature & Sources of Drugs
  •  Dosage Forms and Routes of Drug Administration
  •  Terminology used
  •  Classification, Abbreviations, Prescription, Drug Calculation, Weights and Measures
  •  Pharmacodynamics: Actions, Drug Antagonism, Synergism, Tolerance, Receptors, Therapeutic, adverse, toxic effects, pharmacovigilance
  •  Pharmacokinetics: Absorption, Bioavailability, Distribution, Metabolism, Interaction, Excretion
  •  Review: Principles of drug administration and treatment
  • individualization
  • Factors affecting dose, route, etc.
  •  Indian Pharmacopoeia: Legal Issues, Drug Laws, Schedule Drugs
  •  Rational Use of Drugs
  •  Principles of Therapeutics

Unit -2

  • Pharmacology of commonly used antiseptics and disinfectants
  •  Antiseptics and Disinfectants
  •  Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications,
  • Drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity, and role of nurse

Unit-3

  • Drugs acting on the G.I. system
  •  Pharmacology of commonly used drugs
  • o Emetics and Antiemetics
  • o Laxatives and Purgatives
  • o Antacids and antiseptic ulcer drugs
  • o anti-diarrhoeal – Fluid and electrolyte therapy, Furazolidone, dicyclomine
  •  Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity, and role of nurse

Unit -4

  • Drugs acting on the respiratory system
  •  Pharmacology of commonly used
  • o Antiasthmatics – Bronchodilators (Salbutamol inhalers)
  • o Decongestants
  • o Expectorants, Antitussives and Mucolytics
  • o Broncho-constrictors and Antihistamines
  •  Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects toxicity and role of nurse

Unit -5

  • Drugs used in the treatment of cardiovascular system and blood disorders
     Haematinics, & treatment of anemia and antiadrenergic
     Cholinergic and anticholinergic
     Adrenergic Drugs for CHF &vasodilators
     Antianginals
     Antiarrhythmics
     Antihypertensives
     Coagulants & Anticoagulants
     Antiplatelets & thrombolytics
     Hypolipidemic
  • Plasma expanders & treatment of shock
     Drugs used to treat blood disorders
     Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity and role of nurse

Unit- 6

  • Drugs used in treatment of endocrine system disorders
  •  Insulin & oral hypoglycemics
  •  Thyroid and anti-thyroid drugs
  •  Steroids
  • o Corticosteroids
  • o Anabolic steroids
  •  Calcitonin, parathormone, vitamin D3, calcium metabolism
  • o Calcium salts

Unit -7

  • Drugs used in the treatment of integumentary system
  •  Antihistaminics and antipruritics
  •  Topical applications for skin- Benzylbenzoate, Gamma BHC Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Silver Sulphadiazine (burns)
  •  Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects toxicity and role of nurse

Unit- 8

  • Drugs used in treatment of communicable diseases (common infections, infestations)
     General Principles for use of Antimicrobials
     Pharmacology of commonly used drugs:
    Penicillin, Cephalosporin‘s, Aminoglycosides, Macrolide & broad spectrum antibiotics, Sulfonamides, quinolones, Misc. antimicrobials
     Anaerobic infections
     Antitubercular drugs,
     Antileprosy drugs
     Antimalarials
     Antiretroviral drugs
     Antiviral agents
     Antihelminthics, Antiscabies agents
  • Antifungal agents
     Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, Drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity, and role of nurse
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