Drug Definitions, Standards, and Information Sources

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pharmacology

study of drugs and their actions or effects

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why are generic names important?

formularies use them

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drug name that's not capitalized

generic name of drug

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listed by FDA

official name of drug

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registered by manufacturer and is capitalized

brand or trademark name

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body system classification of drugs

cardiovascular system, nervous system

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physiological or chemical action of drug

anticholinergics, calcium channel blockers, beta-adrenergic blockers, cholinergics

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therapeutic or clinical indication

antacids, antibiotics, antihypertensive, diueretic, laxatives

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official sources for American Drug standards

    • THE UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA (USP)/ NATIONAL FORMULARY (NF)
    • USP DICTIONARY OF USAN AND INTERNATIONAL DRUG NAMES
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sources of prescription and non-prescription drugs

package inserts

nursing journals

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common sources of drug info?

CINAHL, Lexi-comp, ePocrates, DailyMed

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schedule I drugs

high abuse potential, no medical use

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example of schedule I drugs

peyote, heroin, hashish

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schedule II drugs

high abuse potential, some medical use

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examples of schedule II drugs

pentobarbital, Vicodin, Percodan, Adderall, morphine, methylphenidate (Ritalin)

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schedule III drugs

high abuse potential, some medical use

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examples of schedule III drugs

pentobarbital, norco, codeine, Tylenol, Lortab

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schedule IV drugs

low abuse potential, some medical use

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examples of schedule IV drugs

diazepam, phenobarbital, chlorodiazepoxide

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schedule V drugs

low abuse potential, Rx not needed

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examples of schedule V drugs

Robitussin, Lomotil