13 Anticonvulsant Drug Facts that Every Pharmacy Student Should Know

September 25th, 2017

Anticonvulsants are drugs used to treat epileptic seizures. Sometimes these pharmacological agents are referred to as antiepileptic drugs or anti-seizure drugs. Whichever nomenclature we decide to use, one thing is certain – that this drug class has an immensely important therapeutic role. Some drugs, though defined as anticonvulsant drugs, are also used to treat other […]

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660 Pharmacy Exam Questions | Pass Your Pharmacy Test Today

September 17th, 2017

In summary… Are you a pharmacy student studying for the NAPLEX exam? Struggling to find pharmacy exam questions that cover the real detail you need to know? Perhaps you’re based in the UK or Ireland, studying for a clinical pharmacy test – trying to gain your professional license. No matter where you are based, we […]

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25 Facts about Anticancer Drugs that Every Pharmacy Student Should Know

September 16th, 2017

Following on from our hugely popular 101 Pharmacology Facts that Every Pharmacy Student Should Know, we’ve come back with a more niche, but no less important, alternative – facts about anticancer drugs. That’s because the topic of anticancer drugs is quite a complex one. There are innumerable drug classes, regimens, mechanisms, adverse effects and drug […]

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ACE Inhibitors | The Essential Student Guide

September 15th, 2017

In summary… ACE inhibitors are among the most widely used drugs in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. As inhibitors of angiotensin converting enzyme, these drugs are used in the treatment of conditions such as hypertension, chronic heart failure, ischemic heart disease and diabetic nephropathy. Examples of ACE inhibitors include perindopril, enalapril, lisinopril and ramipril. ACE […]

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Aminoglycosides | The Essential Student Guide

September 9th, 2017

In summary… Aminoglycosides are among the most widely used antibacterial drugs. This class includes members such as tobramycin, gentamicin and netilmicin – drugs that target aerobic Gram-negative microorganisms (such as Pseudomonas, Enterobacter and Acinetobacter) by disrupting the inner workings of protein synthesis. Their medicinal action is bactericidal in effect. Aminoglycosides are used to treat a […]

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Why Patients Take Medicines Four Times Daily

January 4th, 2017

Patients often ask the question – why do I have to take this medicine once daily and that medicine four times daily? They might even wonder what four times daily really means – does it refer to waking hours or does it refer to the entire 24-hour clock? First and foremost, let’s consider half-life. The […]

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101 Pharmacology Facts that Every Pharmacy Student Should Know

December 16th, 2016

While it’s impossible to summarise every conceivable fact, this list goes some way toward that goal. It includes 101 facts that every pharmacy student should know – facts that touch indications, mechanisms of action, side effects, drug interactions and other clinical factors; a great addition to your NAPLEX revision. If you can think of any […]

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Bacteriostatic Antibiotics – What are they!?

December 9th, 2016

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Iron Interactions with Drugs

December 8th, 2016

What is iron? Most people receive enough iron through their diet; an essential mineral for red blood cells. In fact, almost three-quarters of the body’s iron can be found inside red blood cells; their role involving, in part, the transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide around the body. Food sources high in iron include red […]

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Pharmacology Mnemonics

July 28th, 2016

Students of pharmacology – whether they be students of medicine, pharmacy, or pharmacology itself – are obliged to commit a great deal of information to memory. These details include everything from classes and mechanisms, to side effects and drug interactions. Such is the breadth and depth of the subject of pharmacology, it can, for many, […]

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Pharmacology for Nurses | Pass Your Pharmacology Test Today

July 25th, 2016

Learning pharmacology online has never been easier. At PharmaFactz, we have developed a comprehensive online resource that caters not only to nursing students, but also for students who study medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry. The purpose is simple – to make the study and recall of medicines – their names, uses, side effects […]

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Food-Drug Interactions that Every Pharmacist Should Know

February 1st, 2016

What patients eat or drink can have enormous consequences on how a drug works. Some drugs are best taken on an empty stomach, whereas many more are advised to be taken with food – or even with a great deal of liquid. Some medicines even react with seemingly innocuous substances like coffee or milk. Medical […]

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WHO List of Essential Medicines

January 12th, 2016

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is an arm of the United Nations which came into being in April, 1948 – itself currently headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It plays an important role in stemming the spread of communicable diseases – such as HIV and malaria – and non-communicable health matters – such as sexual health and […]

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Prescription Abbreviations

December 5th, 2015

Prescription abbreviations (and acronyms) form the building blocks of many medical scripts. Their use has, in effect, become a tradition in the medical world – even though their use can only add to the risk of misinterpretation. There are, however, many other reasons why such abbreviations are becoming less and less popular – though their […]

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Topical Agents to Treat Neuropathic Pain?

June 29th, 2015

I first learned of proprietary topical blends used to treat neuropathic pain when I was asked to consult for a drug company which produces a variety of these formulations. Essentially, they utilize oral medications which are already employed to treat neuropathic pain as topical formulations for application directly to the area of pain. I was […]

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Common Terms in Pharmacology

December 6th, 2014

It’s easy to forget many of the common terms in pharmacology, not least because of the sheer variety of competing terms required to be committed to memory. This section combines the most common terms in pharmacology, serving as a convenient repository of pharmacology terms to aid future study. A B C D E F G […]

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Top 10 Best Ways to Remove Phlegm from your Throat

December 6th, 2014

Separate fact from fiction with this top 10 best ways to remove phlegm from your throat – examining the most effective ways to resolve the symptoms of your cold or flu. Using antibiotics is not the way to go, though. Antibiotics are used in the treatment of bacterial infections, not viral infections. The common cold […]

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