Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all Pinoy Pharmacists

May we experience and share the true meaning of this holiday season, the birth of our saviour. Let us all celebrate JESUS. God bless everyone.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Pharmacy Bill


In relation to the new pharmacy bill filed by Senator Francis G. Escudero, the Philippine Pharmacists Association is asking all Filipino Pharmacists (Philippines and Abroad) to submit their basic details. Please forward your details to malyntiu@yahoo.com . 


Click here for the DETAILS NEEDED.

Here's the original ANNOUNCEMENT.

The following is the link to the Senate Bill No. 2163, PHILIPPINE PHARMACY ACT OF 2010.
AN ACT REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY IN THE PHILIPPINES, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5921, THE PHARMACY LAW, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (9/20/2010)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Drug Dosage Forms: Its Importance and Differences



There are different dosage forms available to deliver the drug in the system namely oral solutions, suspensions, emulsions, capsule, tablets, ointments, suppositories, powders and other miscellaneous solutions. Appropriate dosage form is carefully chosen in preparing drug in order to attain stable drug product prior to administration.
Read More...Drug Dosage Forms: Its Importance and Differences 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pharmacokinetics



Pharmacokinetics is the study of the time course of the drug concentration in the body. It is often described as to what the body does to a drug. It is basically the movement of a drug into, through and out of the body.  The drug undergoes series of processes as followed:


L- Liberation
A-     Absorption
D- Distribution
M- Metabolism
E- Excretion


See the video below to understand/review the basic concept of Pharmacokinetics. 






What is LADME system?

As discussed in Review: Pharmacokinetics, a drug after a given dosage regimen undergoes processes which identifies what the body does to a drug. Let’s start with the input processes, Liberation and Absorption.

(L) Liberation is the release of the drug from its dosage form (i.e. tablet, capsule). Solid form drugs must disintegrate first before absorption. Some dosage form by-pass liberation since they can readily be absorbed (i.e. solutions). Take note also that these processes may not happen once after the drug was given. These processes may happen at the same time just like in the case of a sustained release drug. While the previously absorbed drug is being excreted, other parts of the drug is still liberating. I mentioned there absorption, what is it again? (A) Absorption is the movement of the drug from the site of administration to the blood circulation. It is known by identifying the drug’s physicochemical properties, formulation and route of administration.  Remember that a drug must always be in solution before being absorbed. 

After the drug has been absorbed, the output processes (disposition of drug) start. In (D) Distribution process, the drug diffuses to the body’s tissues. This is normally irregular due to difference in blood perfusion and permeability of cell membranes. Not to mention the tissue binding and different pH in different regions.

Following distribution is the drug (M) metabolism. In this event, the drug is transformed into substances that are easily moved out of the body. The principal organ responsible in doing this process is the liver. There are many ways in which the drug can be metabolized.

  • Oxidation
  • Reduction
  • Hydrolysis
  • Hydration
  • Conjugation
  • Condensation
  • Isomerization


Finally, the drug undergoes (E) Excretion. It is the elimination of unchanged drug or metabolite from the body. In this course, the kidneys are the main organs responsible. Excretion can be renal, biliary or pulmonary ways.









Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Pharmacists: June 2011 Board Examination

Congratulations to the new Filipino Pharmacists for passing the recent board exam.  

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced today, June 29, 2011, that 790 out of 1472 examinees passed the Pharmacists Licensure Examination given on June 27 and 28, 2011 by the Board of Pharmacy Manila, Baguio and Cebu.

The following names are the new Pinoy Pharmacists who will now join us in our mission as health care professional.


For the successful examinees, the registration of issuance of PRC ID and Certificate of Registration will start on July 11 2011 until July 22, 2011. Kindly prepare the following requirements prior to your visit at PRC Office.
·         duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal,
·         current Community Tax Certificate (cedula),
·         2 pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag),
·         1 piece 1” x 1” picture (colored with white background and complete name tag),
·         2 sets of metered documentary stamps, and
·         1 short plastic envelope with name and profession; and
·         bring P600 for the Initial Registration Fee and P450 for Annual Registration Fee 2011-2014.

NOTE: Successful examinees should do the registration themselves and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The oath taking ceremony of the successful examinees will be held before the Board of Pharmacy on August 1, 2011; 1 p.m. at the Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.


Among the schools who performed 100% were SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY, SAN PEDRO COLLEGE-DAVAO CITY, ST. SCHOLASTICA'S COLLEGE TACLOBAN and UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES MANILA.


1. RICHARD RAYMUND REYES RAGASAUNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES MANILA - 92.20 
2. DANICE ROMAGNE VILLAVICENCIO LEAÑO  -UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES MANILA - 91.63 
3. JEMMERSON VALLE AVILA -CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITYMANILA -91.05 
4. IAN THEODORE GENESERA CABALUNA -UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES MANILA -90.95 
    VLADIMIR MENOR GUILLERMO - SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY - 90.95 
5. KIMBERLY ANNE MACARAEG ANDRES -UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES MANILA -90.92 
6. MA NIKKA ANGELA DOBLES DELA CRUZ - UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS - 90.72 
7. MONICA TING GUTIERREZ - UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS - 90.42 
8. JILL MARIE GABATINO - ARABIA SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY  -90.38 
9. JASMINE ONG WONG - UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS - 90.25 
10. KEVIN JACE ALFARO MIRANDA - UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS - 90.15 



Disclaimer
Pinoy Pharmacists.blogspot.com accepts no responsibility for any errors concerning the generation of the official results by the PRC.
Results posted here are linked to the Official results found at the PRC Website

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

H2 Blockers (ranitidine)

ranitidine
- H2 Blockers (works by reducing the production of stomach acid)

Available Brands in Philippines Click the brand to check its specific drug info. 









Monday, June 27, 2011

Proton Pump Inhibitor (lansoprazole)


lansoprazole
Proton Pump Inhibitor (acts by stopping the production of stomach acid)

Available Brands in Philippines Click the brand to view specific drug info. 
·       Lansodin   
·         Lanspro-30   
·         Lanzep   
·         Lanzole   
·         Prevacid   
·         Propilan   
·         Pylison   
·         Pysolan   
·         Taquidine   

Proton Pump Inhibitor (omeprazole)


omeprazole
- Proton Pump Inhibitor (acts by stopping the production of stomach acid)

Available Brands in the Philippines Click the brand to check specific drug info
·         Acifre   
·         Acipres   
·         Aizole   
·         Boie Omeprazole   
·         Farmazol   
·         Flazomel   
·         Frazole   
·         Gastriloc   
·         Hovizol   
·         Hycid-20   
·         Lokit   
·         Lomezek   
·         Lopep   
·         Loprezol   
·         Losec   
·         Mepracid   
·         Mepralin   
·         Mepraz   
·         Nocid   
·         Omebloc   
·         Omed 20   
·         Omelon   
·         Omenole   
·         Omepron   
·         Omeptas   
·         Omez   
·         Omizac   
·         Omlek   
·         OMZ 20   
·         Opraz   
·         Peptisolv   
·         Perazole Cap   
·         Perazole Vial  
·         Phil Pharmawealth/Cipla Omeprazole   
·         Pleom   
·         Plosek   
·         Pramiz   
·         Premio   
·         Prexon   
·         Prosec   
·         Prosec IV   
·         Protonix   
·         Puroxel   
·         Risek   
·         Somecid   
·         Sydenprazole   
·         Tansinel   
·         Ulsek   
·         Viprazo   
·         Wilom   
·         Winthrop Omeprazole   
·         Zefxon   
·         Zolmep   
·         Zomep-20   
·         Zosec   
·         Zyom