Drug classification


Select one of the drug classifications and post discussion board responses on:
a. Drug classification
b. List of common medications under the class-generic and trade names
d. Select a prototype drug of the classification and discuss:
a. Indication or Therapeutic action for disease states
b. Mechanism of Action
c. Pharmacokinetics: ADME (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism & Excretion)
d. Available forms, dosage ranges and factors that shape dosage ranges
e. Contraindications/Precautions
f. Side/Adverse Effects: Preferably by systems noting most frequent and life-threatening effects
g. Nursing interventions and client teaching including labs and antidotes where applicable
h. Evaluation: What determines the effectiveness of the drug therapy (minimum of 3 factors)

Drug Classifications:

  1. Antihistamines
  2. Antiglaucoma agents
  3. Antitussives/Expectorants
  4. Narcotic Analgesics
  5. Non-Narcotic Analgesics
  6. Neuromuscular blocking agents-anesthesia
  7. Neuromuscular blocking agents-light anesthesia
  8. Adjuvants-Antiepileptic, Antispasmodic, adjuvant anesthesia

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