Pharm II

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Pharm II
2012-05-06 14:42:45

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  1. Anti-Alzheimers's Agents
    Management of Alzheimer's dementia
  2. Antianemics
    prevention and treatment of anemias
  3. Antianginals
    • -Nitrates are used to treat and prevent attacks of angina.
    • -only nitrates (sublingual, lingual spray, or intravenous) may be used in the acute treatments of attacks of angina pectoris.
    • -calcium channel blockers are used prophylactically in long-term management of angina.
  4. Antianxiety Agents
    -antianxiety agents are used in the management of various forms of anxiety, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  5. Antiarrhythmics
    -supression of cardiac arrhytmias
  6. Antiasthmatics
    • -management of acute and chronic episodes of reversible bronchoconstriction.
    • -goal of therapy is to treat acute attacks (short-term control) and to decrease incidence and intensity of future attacks (long-term control).
    • -the choice of modalities depends on the continued requirements for short term control agents
  7. Anticholinergics
    • Atropine- Bradyarrhythmias
    • Ipratropium- bronchospasm (inhalation) and rhinorrhea (intranasal)
    • Scopolamine- Nausea and vomiting related to motion sickness and vertigo
    • propantheline and glycopyrrolate- decreasing gastric secretory activity and increasing esophageal sphincter tone.
  8. Anticoagulants
    • -prevention and treatment of thromboembolic disorders including deep vein thrombosis, plumonary embolism, and atrial fibrillation with embolization
    • -also used in the management of myocardial infraction (MI) sequnentially or in combination with thrombolytics and/or antiplatelet agents
  9. Anticonvulsants
    -anticonvulsants are used to decrease the incidence and serverity of seizures due to various etiologies
  10. Antidepressants