Friday, June 29, 2012

Learn a Drug a Day - Summary

Hey friends, sorry for not updating <Learn a Drug a Day> lately.
I was kind of busy with my own stuffs and also PHC training.

Since my PHC training is ongoing and new sems is going to start soon, I would like to put <Learn a Drug a Day> to an end temporarily. Because i would not have time to update ever since my new sems has been started.

Since we may not remember everything about the drugs at the moment, i think we should at least remember the indication of them. So, I have made a summary table for all the drugs that i had posted within this period which include the indications of all drugs. For you all to refresh and revise! 

Drug Name

-          For treatment and relief of pain in attacks of acute gouty arthritis.
-          Treat familial Mediterranean fever
-          Prophylaxis to prevent attacks of gout.


-          Treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, hepatic and renal disease, including the nephrotic syndrome.
-          Control high blood pressure but does not cure it.


-          Positive inotrope used in cardiovascular decompensation secondary to loss of ventricular contractility as in CHF or after cardiac surgery.
-          Positive inotrope used in CHF patients after acute myocardial infarction.
Calcium acetate

-          Control of hyperphosphatemia in end stage renal failure and does not promote aluminum absorption.

Risedronate sodium

-          Treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
-          Treatment of osteoporosis in men at high-risk fracture.
-          Treat Paget's disease of bone.


-          Treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis.


-          Indicated for patients infected with head lice and their ova.
-          Indicated for patient infected with crab lice or scabies.

Labetalol hydrochloride

-          Labetalol HCl tablets are indicated in the management of hypertension.
-          Labetalol HCl injection is indicated for control of blood pressure in severe hypertension.


-          Short-term treatment of insomnia.


-          For the treatment of diseases, which cause jerky, irregular, uncontrollable movements such as Huntington’s chorea, senile chorea and hemiballismus.
-          It helps to control the condition, but does not cure it.


-          An expectorant used for the temporary relief of coughs caused by certain respiratory tract infections and other breathing illnesses.


-          Mainly indicated in the treatment of hypertension.
It controls high blood pressure but does not cure it.
-          Treatment of dysmenorrhe, hypertensive crisis, Tourette's syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, menopausal hot flashes, and alcohol and opiate (narcotic) withdrawal.
-          Used and as an aid in smoking cessation therapy and to diagnose pheochromocytoma.
-          Treatment of severe cancer pain and  prophylaxis of migraine.


-          Treatment of angina pectoris.


-          HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor indicated as an adjunctive therapy to diet to:
-          Reduce the risk of total mortality by reducing CHD deaths and reduce the risk of non-fatal myocardial infarction, stroke, and the need for revascularization procedures in patients at high risk of coronary events.
-          Reduce elevated total-C, LDL-C, Apo B, TG and increase HDL-C in patients with primary hyperlipidemia and mixed dyslipidemia.
-          Reduce elevated TG in patients with hypertriglyceridemia and reduce TG and VLDL-C in patients with primary dysbetalipoproteinemia.
-          Reduce total-C and LDL-C in adult patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.
-          Reduce elevated total-C, LDL-C, and Apo B in boys and postmenarchal girls, 10 to 17 years of age with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia after failing an adequate trial of diet therapy.


-          NSAID
-          To relieve pain and swelling (inflammation) from various conditions.
-          To treat acute migraine attacks, muscle aches, backaches, tendonitis, dental pain, and dysmenorrhoea (menstrual pain or menstrual cramps).
-          It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness caused by arthritis, bursitis, and gout attacks.


-          As adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures in adults and children 4 years of age and older with epilepsy. 
-          As adjunctive therapy in the treatment of myoclonic seizures in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.
-          As adjunctive therapy in the treatment of primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in adults and children 6 years of age and older with idiopathic generalized epilepsy.


-          For the maintenance of abstinence from alcohol in patients with alcohol dependence who are abstinent at treatment initiation.

-          Combined oral contraceptive to prevent pregnancy.

-          Antipsychotics drug.
-          To treat Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

-          As adjunctive therapy to promote weight gain after weight loss following extensive surgery, chronic infections, or severe trauma, and in some patients who without definite pathophysiologic reasons fail to gain or to maintain normal weight.
-          To offset the protein catabolism associated with prolonged administration of corticosteroids.
-          For the relief of the bone pain frequently accompanying osteoporosis.

Exactly 20 drugs in total. Sorry for not posting everyday, I skipped some days. x)

Besides, i would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supports and reads my <Learn a Drug a Day> !
Thank you so much!

So, that's all for this time. 
I would continue posting <Learn a Drug a Day> in Nov/Dec holidays.
See you all in Nov ya! 


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