This is a paper that focuses on the Harvard Chan School of Public Health drug assignment. The paper also provides examples to follow in writing the assignment.
Harvard Chan School of Public Health drug assignment
Using the list of medications identified on page 3 of the “Harvard Chan School of Public Health – Harvard 2018 Health Professional Follow-Up Study,” answer the following questions regarding each medication listed:
Firstly, is the name listed the drugs generic or Brand name?
Secondly, what is the drug group (These are more global grouping than “Pharmacologic Category”) (Use list of drug groups* on next page)?
Thirdly, what possible medical conditions are treated by this medication?
Fourthly, are there any local anesthetic/vasoconstrictor precautions?
Are there any effects on dental treatment to be concerned about?
Are any “Dental Health Professional Considerations” listed?
Example to follow
Medication Name: insulin regular
Firstly, is the name listed the drugs generic or Brand name? Generic
Secondly, what is the drug group (Use list of drug groups* below)? Endocrine Agent
Pharmacologic Category? Insulin, short acting
Thirdly, what possible medical conditions treatment by this medication? Diabetes mellitus
Fourthly, are there any local anesthetic/vasoconstrictor precautions? None
Also, are there any effects on dental treatment to be concerned about? Morning appointments best, be prepare to treat hypoglcemia.
Are any “Dental Health Professional Considerations” list? None
*List of Drug Groups (These are more global grouping than “Pharmacologic Category”):
Analgesics are for the management of pain, and are either opioids or nonopioids.
· Antianxiety Agents
Benzodiazepines and barbiturates are medications to help relax patients and decrease fear related to their care. An example of benzodiazepines is diazepam (valium), which is an anticonvulsant and induces sleep.
· Anti-infective Agents
Antibiotics, antimicrobials, antifungals and antivirals are to treat infections, microorganisms, and viral outbreaks. If drugs are bactericidal, they kill the bact eria; bacteriostatic drugs inhibit the growth of bacteria.
Are to control and treat seizures
Block histamines during allergic reactions.
Used to treat inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, and for malignancies such as breast cancer
· Cardiovascular Agents
Treat any condition associated with cardiovascular disease