Chemistry

For this assignment you will complete research and use the Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) website. The Physician’s Desk Reference or PDR is a collection of manufacturers’ prescribing information on prescribed drugs. It is updated annually and designed to help allied health professionals to research drug information.

Using the Physician’s Desk Reference website, http://www.pdr.net/, you will identify a total of 10 drugs. You will complete 10 drug cards. Pick one drug from each of the categories of the Top 200 Drugs:

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Respiratory
  • Immune
  • Neuro
  • Cardio
  • Endocrine
  • Eye drops
  • Vitamin, Mineral, Electrolyte
  • one from one of the disorders you learned about in the units

Download the attached template to fill in your answers. The template has the 10 required cards.

For each drug, identify the following:

  • Drug Brand Name
  • Other Brand Names/Generic Names (If not listed leave blank)
  • Manufacturer (Located by the name of the drug – might be listed as Names of Individuals, Inc., company)
  • Therapeutic Class
  • Indications
  • Adult Dosage/ Pediatric Dosage
  • How Supplied (Tabs, injection, topical, sublingual, IV, etc. scored or not scored)
  • Contraindications
  • Warnings/Precautions
  • Adverse Reactions
  • Drug Interactions
  • Pregnancy/Category
  • Assessment/Monitoring
  • Patient Counseling
  • Administration/Storage

It is important to practice the pronunciation of medical terms including the names of medications. Please visit one of the following links, and for each of the drugs you chose for this assignment, enter the name of the drug within the search box, then click to listen to the correct pronunciation. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ or http://www.merriam-webster.com/medlineplus/ 

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