Pharmacology

Phenytoin: Side effects

" PHENYTOIN "

 

 

P: Foetal hydantoin syndrome  (As 'Phenytoin' is pronounced as 'Fenytoin')

H: Hirsutism, Hypersensitivity

ENY: Anemia

T: Thick gums

0: Osteomalacia

I: Inhibits insulin

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Chloroquine: uses

" My RED LIP "

  • Malaria
  • Rhematoiid arthritis
  • Extraintestinal amoebiasis
  • DLE
  • Lepra reaction
  • Infectious mononucleosis
  • Photogenic reactions

 

Also,

 

'My RED Little PIG', to remmeber Giardiasis.

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Drugs and conditions: when to stop before surgery?

" SEMLA 54321 "

Smoking: 5-6 weeks (atleast, earlier the better)

Estrogen pills: 4 weeks

MAO-A irreversible inhibitors: 3 weeks

Lithium: 2 weeks

Aspirin: 1 week

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Amiodarone: Adverse effects

" Plz Check PFT, LFT, TFT "

  • Plz- Photosensitivity, Pigmentation
  • Check for Corneal deposits
  • PFT- Pulmonary fibrosis
  • LFT- Liver damage (pseudoalcoholic liver injury)
  • TFT- Thyroid dysfunction
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