Step 1: Love What You Do!

Dearest! Prospective, progressing and established PHARMDs of India Keeping it simple and straight to the point; I, an Indian Pharm.D presently in process of building my career in the United States of America have realized the hurdles that we, as a whole set of professionals are continually facing in and out of our home country…

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MCQ’s in pharmacy practice

Which of the following is not involved in the presentation of seasonal allergic rhinitis ? a. leukotrienes b. prostaglandind c. osteocytes d. basophils e. mast cells 2. Symptoms of vaginal candidiasis that warrant referral include all except? a. vaginal discharge b.abdominal pain c. fever d. diabetes e. pregnancy 3. An appropriate laxative preparation for an…

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Digitalisation of Healthcare

I remember when the Nokia phones were the kings of the market, and I had bought my phone, back in college for just 5k, fast forward three years, and we saw Nokia out of market and Samsung came up with android, and many other brands adopted a the new platform for apps and media. Amazing…

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Multiple Choice Questions

Zafirlukast is best classified as ? Leukocyte stimulant Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor Monoamine oxidase inhibitor Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor Leukotriene formation inhibitor 2. Nicardipine is indicated treatment for ? I. angina pectoris II. hypertension III. ventricular tachycardia I only III only I and II only II and III only 3. Colestipol HCL is best classified as ?…

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Steroids

Bigger, Faster, Stronger, are three words which comes to our mind when we talk about steroids or picture them. As a matter of fact there was a movie too named by the same three words. Steroids were never meant to be used in bodybuilding or any kind of sports which needs a lot of physical…

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Toxicology of Paracetamol Poisoning

  Paracetamol or acetaminophen is commonly used over the counter painkiller (NSAID/analgesic and antipyretic). The drug has certain minor pharmacological differences with regards to its mechanism. Unfortunately, probably due to its easy availability they are a common choice to commit suicide. The manufacturer recommended safe dose of 4g divided over a 24 hour period. The…

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Combating Drug Resistance

It’s a huge challenge now to minimize drug resistance and reduce the overuse, unfortunately, the overuse and lack of awareness has caused a widespread drug resistance and moreover multiple drug resistance in certain conditions to be fatal. So here are the four grand ways science is trying to combat the scenario of the 21st century.…

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Antimircobials Part II

In this, we will try and go through some common antimicrobials which are still used in most of the clinics, and we will conclude by giving an insight into the futuristic antimicrobials that may come. In the 1930s a landmark discovery was made before the penicillin was discovered. A dye which was metabolized could convert…

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