|Revisable Quick List of New Drugs for PG Entrance Exams
by RxPG - 18923 reads, based on 35 votes
Having a handy and brief list of all the latest drugs in the market can be very useful for the medical PG entrance exams. Exams conducted by AIIMS are particularly prone to have one or two such questions as they asked about Bosentan in 2002 and Pyronaridine in 2003 (luckily there were none in the recent AIIMS exam). For an example see this thread from 2003 wherein RxPG members got one such answer right because they discussed it in forums beforehand. As 90% of exam takers will either leave or mark such questions incorrectly, getting such questions right can give you an advantage. In view of the upcoming AIPGE exam, we asked one of our team members to scour the web and make an extremely brief ...
|Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) - First Oral Influenza Neuraminidase Inhibitor
by wikipedia - 7345 reads, based on 3 votes
Oseltamivir is an antiviral drug, a neuraminidase inhibitor used in the treatment and prophylaxis of both influenza A and influenza B. Oseltamivir was the first orally active neuraminidase inhibitor commercially developed*. It was developed by Gilead Sciences and is currently marketed by Swiss Company Roche under the trade name Tamiflu....
|Trastuzumab (Herceptin) - New Anti-Cancer Drug
by wikipedia - 7544 reads, based on 5 votes
Trastuzumab (Herceptin®) is an anti-cancer therapy that acts on the HER2/neu (erbB2) receptor. Its principal use is in breast cancer in patients whose tumors overexpress this receptor. Trastuzumab is administered either once a week or once every three weeks intravenously for 30 to 90 minutes....
|A Quick Contra-Indications list to common drugs
by nuke - 13061 reads, based on 9 votes
Contraindications to Use of Antimalarials
* Allergy to 4-aminoquinoline derivatives
* Retinopathy or visual field deterioration
Contraindications to Use of Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor (Anti-TNF) Agents
* Sepsis or clinically manifest infections and/or abscesses
* Past medical history of hypersensitivity to infliximab or other murine proteins...
|A Funny look at Antimalarial Drugs
by willpower - 14492 reads, based on 92 votes
Antimalarials: The Harem
Once upon a time in a parallel Universe, there was a swampy kingdom ruled by
King Medico. So, the story goes that once the kingdom was attacked by an
epidemic of Malaria (Attack of the Plasmodia). The King (who is you in this
story) decided to send his Queens out to destroy Malaria (much like in Chess:
the Queen goes out to destroy, the King sits at home and watches ESPN!) He had
10 queens (including one eunuch), a mafia couple, a cyclist-warrior, a new
warrior, and a CIA agent.
Right, so…Chloe the Queen was a pretty effective warrior; she fought fast and
The parasites had occupied the Temples of the Red Co...