Intro to Pharm 1.txt
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Intro to Pharm 1.txt
the study of the action of drugs on living systems
any chemical compound used on or in animals as an aid to the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease or other abnormal condition
what are some of the ways that veterinary technicians are involved with the use of drugs in a veterinary hospital setting?
dispense; CE-client education ; medicate patients; medical record-keeping; watch for adverse reactions; order, stock, inventory, check for expiration dates; double chek for incompatibilities and does
list the steps involved in dispensing drugs
get order from the vet; make label; find, count or measure drug; put into child-proof vial; take to client; CE-client education
what are some of the topics that you may discuss with a client when dispensing drugs for an animal?
how to use the drug-how much, how often, administration; how to give the drug; side effects, call if problems, withdrawal times
is it possible for certain items in the diet to enhance or interfere with absorption or metabolism of some drugs?
can LVT's be held legally liable for mistakes in dispensing or administering drugs?
do all patients always get the same dosage of a particular drug?
no-varies by species, age, condition, illness, etc.
general lay term for small solid oral dose form of medication. including tablets, caplets, capsules, etc.
solid powder drug compressed into discs
powdered drug compressed into capsule or oval shaped pill
drug enclosed in gelatin case
define enteric coated tablet
coated with material that does not dissolve until it reaches the intestines
define molded tablets
powdered drug mixed into a soft, chewable filler such as lactose
define lozenge, troche
drug in hard candy, to dissolve in the mouth
drug placed into rectum to be absorbed into the blood circulation
define sustained-released formulation
oral drug designed to release small amounts of drug over time
drug pellet inserted under skin, to dissolve slowly and release the drug over time
drug dissolved in liquid, will not settle out
drug particle suspended in liquid - will settle out
suspension of fat or oil in water plus additives that prevent separation and settling out
drug suspended in semisolid
drug dissolved in heavy sugar solution
drug dissolved in sweetened alcohol for PO use
drug dissolved in alcohol for topical uae
drug suspension to be applied to the skin with friction
drug suspension to apply to the skin
drug in semisolid applied to skin or eye, which melts at body temperature
drug in semisolid given by mouth, does not melt at body temperature
ground up plant or animal part
drug in liquid, solution or suspension, given by needle and syringe
glass container with rubber stopper to put needle through
small glass container with narrow neck - break to open
what is the purpose of an enteric coated tablet?
prevent contact of the drug with the stomach - to protect the drug from the stomach contents - acid - or sometimes to protect the stomach from the drug
what is the purpose of a repository form of an injectable drug?
give injection less often for convenience, maintain blood levels at a relatively stable rate
unit of drug per unit of body weight
total amount of drug given to the patient at a time