Friday, January 29, 2021

Therapeutic Classification of Drugs

Therapeutic Classification of Drugs (I-V)

  1. Insecticides  
  2. Immunizing Agents
  3. Immunological Chemotherapy
  4. Immunosuppressants
  5. Insulin Preparations
  6. Iron Preparations
  7. Keratolytic Agents
  8. Laxatives
  9. Local Anesthetics
  10. Macrolides

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Therapeutic Classification of Drugs

Drugs are classified in different groups. First is based on physical appearance, second is based on site of administration and third is based on therapeutic effects. These classifications make it easy for healthcare provider to decide which medicine is best for the patient. 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Fluoroquinolones: Classification and Therapeutic Uses

Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics that act by inhibiting DNA gyrase and inhibition of DNA type IV topoisomerase. Specific drug is intended for specific conditions. Before taking any of the quinolones, advice of a highly qualified health professional is needed. These medicines can cure certain bacterial infections but can also produce side effects and adverse effects. Proper use is recommended to avoid unwanted effects.

Fluoroquinolones are bactericidal agents for growing bacteria. It is related to nalidixic acid. The mechanism of action of this popular class of antibiotics is by inhibiting DNA gyrase and inhibition of DNA type IV topoisomerase. They basically interfere with DNA replication. These agents are highly active against Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella bacteremia, Shigella, Neisseria, Haemophilus influenzae, Chlamydia, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Chlamydophila, Moraxella catarrhalis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila and Campylobacter.

These fluoroquinolones are classified by generation based on their antimicrobial activities. Brand names of these agents may vary depending on country.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Coping With Insomnia

Do you find it hard to go to sleep at night? Are you having trouble keeping asleep? Do you wake up very early in the morning? Oh dear, you might be suffering from insomia. 

If you are experiencing any of this symptoms, do not ignore it and see your doctor for help. 

According to studies, people experiencing symptoms of this serious sleep disorder can be associated to high mortality risk from cardiovascular disease. That doesn't sound good. So it's better to resolve the issue rather than waiting for worst to come. 

Here are few tips that can possibly give us a good night sleep.

1. Drink a glass of milk before going to bed. 
2. Have a cup of Chamomile tea. It will help you relax. 
3. Take some food supplement like melatonin. 
4. Do not exercise or do extrenious activities few hours before retiring. 
5. Remove computer and television from your bedroom. Start thinking that your bed is only for sleeping and sex. 
6. Listen to a soothing music before going to bed. 
7. Do not watch high energy movies, action, thriller, or horror movies at night. 
8. Do not eat heavy at night. Make sure to eat 3 hours or so before hitting the sack. 
9. Avoid drinking caffeinated drinks in the afternoon and evening. It will most certainty keeps you awake. 

You can always searched for solutions to solve your sleeping problems. But then again, it's imperative to set an appointment with your doctor to discuss about your symptoms and before taking any food supplements or medication even if it's over-the-counter drugs. 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Possible Causes of Backaches

Backache can be caused by different things, situations and conditions. To have one is total nightmare. Yes, there are pain relievers that you can count on for faster way out of agony. But always relying on them will not eliminate the problem. If real cause is not address properly, it can worsen day by day.