Sunday, June 22, 2008

high yield facts of drugs in pharmacology

drugs causing gingival hyperplasia:

  • phenytoin(dilantin)-antiepileptic
  • cyclosporine-immunosuppresant
  • calcium channel blockers especially nifedipine

to know pathogenesis & further data,check this

drugs causing pseudotumor cerebri:

first lets know what it is?Pseudotumor cerebri literally means "false brain tumor" because its symptoms mimic those of brain tumors.

  • tetracyclines,naldixic acid,nitrofurantoin
  • indomethacin-NSAID
  • oral contraceptive pills
  • vitamin A
  • isotretinon-retinoic acid derivative used for acne
  • lithium-used in bipolar disorder
  • danazol-antigonadotropic drug

drugs causing photosensitivity:

check this emedicine site for a comprehensive list

main ones-

  • tetracycline,fluroquinolones-antibiotics
  • NSAIDs
  • ACE(angiotensin converting enzyme)inhibitors-antihypertensives
  • tricyclic antidepressants
  • phenothiazines
  • oral contraceptives.

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