Well after my long Eid holidays, I'm stuck trying to remember enough pharmacology to clear my exams which start from the 14th of this month.Now that isn't easy considering the fact that the book is about 1,000 pages long. Plus there are like a thousand drugs and for each drug you have to remember
1- Generic name of the drug....which isn't easy as it sounds.
2- Mechanism of Action.
3- Pharmacokinetics ( how a drug is absorbed, distributed and then excreted).
4- Biotransformation ( how a drug is converted from it's inactive to active form or vice versa).
5-Pharmacodynamics (action of drug on the body)
6- Dosage and Treatment regime
8- Clinical conditions in which it is used and what line of drug is it...first line,second line or as a last resort.
9- What to do in case of overdose?
10- In case of antibiotics, mechanisms of resistance.
11- Classification( which group of drug does it belong to e.g anti-hypertensives, anti-epileptics, etc.)
Multiply this basic scheme with a 1,000 and around 5 days, I've got a major problem to deal with!! And how you just love to goto doctors to get medicines !!!!!!!!!Ahhhhhhhhhh....if only there were fewer drugs.