Antidepressants are some of the most commonly prescribed medications, so it is important to be familiar with their mechanism of action along with their side effects.
Antidepressants Category 1: Reuptake Inhibitors
There are three major neurotransmitters whose deficiency may contribute to depres...
Were you aware that pharmacies often employ both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, a job term that is sometimes shortened to pharm techs?
Though some of their everyday tasks are similar, there are very important distinctions between these two positions and their roles in a pharmacy. Pharmacy...
The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) has classified certain drugs, chemicals, and substances into five schedules, or categories, according to their potential for abuse and accepted medical use. The drug schedules are as follows:
Level I- Highest level of abuse with no legally accepted medical use...
Although people often use acetaminophen and ibuprofen interchangeably, the two have distinct advantages (and shortfalls) depending on symptoms and co-morbidities.
BRAND NAMES: Tylenol, Excedrin
MAX ADULT DOSE: 4000mg
Carbapenems – ends in ‘-penem’
Ex: Imipenem (Primaxin)
Cephalosporins – starts with “-Cef or Ceph”
Ex: cephalexin (Keflex)
Fluoroquinolones – ends in “-floxacin”
Ex: ciprofloxacin (Cipro, Ciloxan)
Ex: Vancomycin (Vancocin)
Macrolides – ends in “-romycin”
Ex: azithromycin ...