Pharmacological Classifications of Drugs with Doses and Preparations 5th edition (PDF)

Pharmacological Classifications of Drugs with Doses and Preparations 5th edition

K.D. Tripathi
Release at: 2014
Pages: 244
5th Edition
File Size: 32 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Pharmacological Classifications of Drugs with Doses and Preparations 5th Edition (PDF)

Pharmacological Classifications of Drugs with Doses and Preparations 5th Edition by K. D. Tripathi is a great Drugs book available in PDF download. A systematized listing of drugs according to their primary actions, mechanisms, chemical nature, clinical uses and/or other relevant characteristics is the first step to learn about them. The mental exercise to prescribe a drug for a patient starts with identifying the class of drugs to be prescribed and then selecting the specific member most appropriate for that patient according to its subclass/group/individual characteristic. For example, the first thing one decides is whether an analgesic or an antihypertensive or an antibiotic is to be prescribed; then proceeds to consider which type of analgesic (opioid/ nonopioid), or antihypertensive (β blocker/ACE inhibitor, etc.), or antibiotic (β-lactam/fluoroquinolone, etc.) is required and then which specific member is most suitable. On the other hand, every drug is known by its class and subclass, e.g. furosemide is a high-ceiling diuretic, glibenclamide is a sulfonylurea antidiabetic. As such, drug classifications are pivotal to pharmacology students and highly valuable to prescribing doctors. The phenomenal increase in the number of drugs in recent years has further underscored the need for drug classifications.

Drug classifications have been criticised for being arbitrary and imperfect because of nonuniform criteria that have often to be adopted and frequent lack of watertight distinctions among drug groups/subgroups. Nevertheless, basing on pharmacological differences and applying practical criteria, meaningful drug classifications can be devised. Though, any drug has multiple actions/properties, it can be designated by the most outstanding one. For example, labelling atenolol as a cardioselective β blocker summarises its actions, uses, etc. This booklet has adopted such a pragmatic approach and presented classifications of drugs that have been well accepted. The outstanding feature of the present edition is reformating of the classifications in the form of eye-catching charts. These charts create pictorial images and help memorizing. All classifications have been updated, modified where necessary and newer drugs have been included, particularly those marketed recently.

To be useful to medical/pharmacy students as well as to practitioners, the doses (including pediatric doses wherever relevant), frequency and route(s) of administration along with leading brand names of drugs and different types of dosage forms (oral, parenteral, topical, etc.) are listed distinctively after each class of drugs. Thus, essential prescribing information is incorporated for drugs that are available. Single drug formulations are mainly mentioned. Combined drug formulations find a place wherever important or relevant. The listing of brand names is restricted to only 1–4 per drug, and is not exhaustive. Synonyms and alternative names of drugs and classes of drugs are also mentioned. Two separate indices, one of nonproprietary (generic) names and the other of proprietary (brand) names of drugs is provided for instantaneous location of the drug or the product one is looking for.

Content of Pharmacological Classifications of Drugs with Doses and Preparations 5th edition (PDF)

Chapter 1: Drugs Acting on Autonomic Nervous System.

  • Cholinergic Drugs,
  • Anticholinergic Drugs,
  • Ganglionic Stimulants,
  • Ganglionic Blocking Agents,
  • Adrenergic Drugs,
  • α-Adrenergic Blocking Drugs,
  • β-Adrenergic Blocking Drugs,
  • Topical Drugs for Glaucoma
  • Chapter 2: Autacoids and Related Drugs.

  • Histaminergic Agonists,
  • H 1 -Antagonists,
  • 5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) Antagonists,
  • Drugs for Migraine,
  • Prostaglandins (PGs),
  • Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)/Antipyretic Analgesics,
  • Antirheumatoid Drugs,
  • Drugs for Gout
  • Chapter 3: Drugs for Respiratory Disorders.

  • Drugs for Cough,
  • Drugs for Bronchial Asthma
  • Chapter 4: Hormones and Related Drugs.

  • Anterior Pituitary Hormones,
  • Drugs Altering Anterior Pituitary Hormone Secretion,
  • Thyroid Hormone,
  • Thyroid Inhibitors,
  • Insulins,
  • Oral Antidiabetic Drugs,
  • Corticosteroids,
  • Topical Steroids,
  • Androgens, and Related Drugs,
  • Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction,
  • Estrogens and Related Drugs,
  • Progestins, Hormonal Contraceptives,
  • Uterine Stimulants,
  • Uterine Relaxants
  • Chapter 5: Drugs Acting on Peripheral (somatic) Nervous System.

  • Skeletal Muscle Relaxants,
  • Local Anaesthetics
  • Chapter 6: Drugs Acting on Central Nervous System.

  • General Anaesthetics,
  • Pre-anesthetic Medication Drugs,
  • Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs,
  • Antiepileptic Drugs,
  • Antiparkinsonian Drugs,
  • Antipsychotic Drugs, Drugs for Mania and Bipolar Disorder,
  • Hallucinogens,
  • Antidepressants,
  • Antianxiety Drugs,
  • Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists,
  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Stimulants,
  • Cognition Enhancers
  • Chapter 7: Cardiovascular Drugs.

  • Antianginal Drugs,
  • Drugs for Peripheral Vascular Diseases,
  • Antihypertensive Drugs,
  • Drugs for Congestive Heart Failure,
  • Antiarrhythmic Drugs
  • Chapter 8: Drugs Acting on Kidney.

  • Diuretics,
  • Antidiuretics
  • Chapter 9: Drugs Affecting Blood.

  • Haematinics,
  • Coagulants,
  • Anticoagulants,
  • Fibrinolytics,
  • Antifibrinolytics,
  • Antiplatelet Drugs,
  • Hypolipidaemic Drugs,
  • Plasma Expanders
  • Chapter 10: Gastrointestinal Drugs.

  • Drugs for Peptic Ulcer,
  • Antiemetics,
  • Laxatives,
  • Drugs for Diarrhoea
  • Chapter 11: Antibacterial Drugs.

  • Antibacterial Drugs,
  • Sulfonamides,
  • Quinolone Antimicrobials,
  • Penicillins,
  • Cephalosporins,
  • Monobactams,
  • Carbapenems,
  • Aminoglycoside Antibiotics,
  • Tetracyclines,
  • Chloramphenicol,
  • Macrolide Antibiotics,
  • Lincosamide Antibiotics,
  • Aminocyclitol Antibiotic,
  • Glycopeptide Antibiotics,
  • Oxazolidinone,
  • Polypeptide Antibiotics,
  • Urinary Antiseptics,
  • Antitubercular Drugs,
  • Antileprotic Drugs
  • Chapter 12: Antifungal, Antiviral, Antiprotozoal and Anthelmintic Drugs.

  • Antifungal Drugs,
  • Antiviral Drugs (Non-retroviral),
  • Antiretrovirus Drugs,
  • Antimalarial Drugs,
  • Antiamoebic Drugs,
  • Drugs for Giardiasis,
  • Drugs for Trichomoniasis,
  • Drugs for Leishmaniasis,
  • Anthelmintic Drugs
  • Chapter 13: Anticancer Drugs (Antineoplastic Drugs).

    Chapter 14: Miscellaneous Drugs.

  • Locally Acting Drugs on Skin and Mucous Membranes,
  • Drugs for Acne vulgaris,
  • Immunosuppressant Drugs,
  • Chelating Agents,
  • Antiseptics and Disinfectants,
  • Ectoparasiticides,
  • Vaccines,
  • Antisera, and
  • Immune Globulins
  • Index of Nonproprietary Names of Drugs

    Index of Proprietary (Brand) Names of Drugs


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