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Drug Schedules/Classifications

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...
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Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen

Although people often use acetaminophen and ibuprofen interchangeably, the two have distinct advantages (and shortfalls) depending on symptoms and co-morbidities. ACETAMINOPHEN IBUPROFEN BRAND NAMES: Tylenol, Excedrin Advil, Aleve MAX ADULT DOSE: 4000mg 1200mg AGE RANGE:...
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Classes of Antibiotics

Carbapenems – ends in ‘-penem’ Ex: Imipenem (Primaxin) Cephalosporins – starts with “-Cef or Ceph” Ex: cephalexin (Keflex) Fluoroquinolones – ends in “-floxacin” Ex: ciprofloxacin (Cipro, Ciloxan) Glycopeptides – Ex: Vancomycin (Vancocin) Macrolides – ends in “-romycin” Ex: azithromycin ...
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Drug Schedules/Classifications

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) has classified certain drugs, chemi

Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen

Although people often use acetaminophen and ibuprofen interchangeably,

Classes of Antibiotics

**Carbapenems** – ends in ‘-penem’ Ex: Imipenem (Primaxin) **Ce