Pharmacology Free Notes Download – B.Sc. Nursing

Unit I

Introduction to pharmacology

Definitions
Sources
Terminology used
Types: Classification
Pharmacodynamics : Actions, therapeutic.
Adverse, toxic
Pharmacokinetics: absorption, distribution, excretion
Review: Routes and principles of administration of drugs
Indian pharmacopoeia: Legal issues
Rational use of drug
Principles of therapeutics

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Unit II

Chemotherapy

Pharmacology of commonly used:
Penicillin
Cephlosporms
Aminoglycosides
Macrolide & Brord Spectrum Antibiotics
Sulfonamides
Quinolones
Antiamoebic
Antimalarials
Anthelmintics
Antiscabies agents
Antiviral & Anti-fungal agents
Antitubercular drugs
Anti leprosy drugs
Anticancer drugs
Immuno-suppressants
Composition, actions, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drugs interactions, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity and role of nurse

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Unit III

Pharmacology of commonly used antiseptics, disinfectants and insecticides

Antiseptics; Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity and role of nurse
Disinfectants
Insecticides

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Unit IV

Drugs acting on G.I. system

Antiementics
Emetics
Purgatives
Antacids
Cholinergic
Anticholinergics
Fluid and electrolyte therapy
Antidiarrhoeals
Histamines
Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity and role of nurse

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Unit V

Drugs used on Respiratory Systems

Pharmacology of commonly used –
Antiasthmatics
Muxoltrixa
Decongestants
Expectorants
Expectorants
Antitussives
Bronchodilators
Broncho constrictors
Antihistamines
Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side
effects, adverse effects, toxicity and role of nurse

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Unit VI

Drugs used on urinary system

Pharmacology of commonly used-
Diuretics and antidiuretics
Urinary antiseptics
Cholinergic and anticholinergics
Acidifiers and alkalinizes
Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity and role of nurse

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Unit VII

Miscellaneous

Drugs used in de-addiction
Drug used in CPR and emergency
Vitamins and minerals
Immunosuppresants
Antidotes
Antivenom
Vaccines and sera

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Unit VIII

Drugs used on skin and mucous membranes

Topical applications for skin, eye, ear, nose and buccal cavity Antipruritics
Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity and role of nurse

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Unit IX

Drugs acting on nervous system

Basic & applied pharmacology of commonly used: Analgesics and Anaesthetics
Analgesics
– Non steroidal antinflammatory (NSAID) drugs
Antipyretics
Hypnotics and Sedatives
– Opioids
– Non-Opiodis
– Tranquilizers
– General & local anesthetics
– Gases: oxygen, nitrous oxide, carbon-dioxide
Cholinergic and anti-cholinergics:
Muscle relaxants
Major tranquilizers
Anti – psychotic
Antidepressants
Anticonvulsants
Adrenergics
Noradregenics
Mood stabilizers
Acetylcoline
Stimulatns
Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity and role of nurse

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Unit X

Cardiovascular drugs

Haematinics
Cardiotonics
Anti anginals
Anti-hypertensives & Vasodilators
Anti-arrhythmics
Plasma expanders
Coagulants & anticoagulants
Coagulants & anticoagulants
Hypolipidemics
Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity and role of nurse

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Unit XI

Drugs used for hormonal disorders and supplementations, contraception and medical termination of pregnancy

Insulins & Oral hypoglycemics
Thyroid supplements and suppressants
Steroids, Anabolics
Uterine stimulants and relaxants
Oral contraceptives
Other estrogen-progesterone preparations
Corticotrophin & Gonadotraopines
Adrenaline
Prostaglandins
Calcitonins
Calcium salts
Calcium regulators
Composition, action, dosage, route, indications, contraindications, drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects, toxicity and role of nurse

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Unit XII

Introduction to Drugs use in alternative systems of medicine

Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha etc

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