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What is the definition of Pharmaceutics?
Pharmaceutics is the science of dosage form design
What is the definition of 'Drug" by FDA?
Drugs are defined as an agent intended for the use in diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, cure, or prevention of disease in humans or in other animals
What are some examples of what drugs can be used for?
Drugs can be used to reduce fever, treat common infections, treat cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, etc.
What are some examples of drug classes to their action and an example?
- Class: Diuretic, Action: Increases flow of urine, Ex: Furosemide
- Class: Antihypertensive, Action: Decrease blood pressure, Ex: Propranolol
- Class: CNS, Action: Antipsychotics, Ex: Haloperidol
- Class:Mydriatic, Action: DIlate Pupil, Ex: Atropine
What does USP stand for?
United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
What does pharmacopeia mean?
- Pharmakon: Drug
What is the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act 1970?
It established Schedules for control of drug substances "subject to abuse"
How many schedules are there? Also, How is it ranked?
Their are five schedules. Schedule 1 is the most addictive, while Schedule 5 is the least addictive.
What is the definition of a Schedule 1 drug?
- A schedule 1 drug is a drug with no accepted medical use, with a high potential for abuse.
- EX: LSD, Marijuana
What is the definition of a schedule 2 drug?
- A schedule 2 drug is a drug with accepted medical use and has a high potential for abuse. Which could or may lead to a severe psychological and physical dependence.
- EX: Morphine, methamphetamine
What is the deinition of a schedule 3 drug?
- A Schedule 3 drug is a drug with acceptable medical uses and the potential for abuse BUT! less than those listed in 1 and 2. It could lead to moderate psychological or physical dependence.
- EX: Codeine, hydrocodone