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    Immunosuppressive Drugs Category

    Immunosuppressive Drugs, Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) such as leflunomide and penicillamine are used to manage rheumatoid arthritis , an auto-immune disease ...

    Drug Allergy Conditions

    Drug Allergy, In this leaflet these reactions are called 'drug allergies'. In this instance the drugs referred to are medicines people take for their health. , D...

    Benzodiazepines and Z Drugs Conditions

    Benzodiazepines and Z Drugs, Z drugs Medicines called zaleplon (no longer available in the UK), zolpidem and zopiclone are commonly called the Z drugs. Strictly speaking, Z ...

    Recreational Drugs Conditions

    Recreational Drugs, Recreational drugs and the law The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 The Misuse of Drugs Act was a law passed in 1971 in the UK to try to prevent t...

    Medicines for Drug Dependence Conditions

    Medicines for Drug Dependence, Dependence on a substance means that you need that particular substance to function normally. Drug dependence can result from prescribed drugs...

    Cancer Treatment and Drugs Category

    Cancer Treatment and Drugs

    Nervous System Drugs Category

    Nervous System Drugs

    Controlled Drugs Professional

    Controlled Drugs, Schedule 3 (Controlled Drugs - no register) Includes a small number of minor stimulant drugs and other drugs which are less likely to be mis...

    Drugs and Sport Professional

    Drugs and Sport, The authorities say that it is necessary to take such steps, as athletes and sportspeople are role models for young people and hence should not take illicit drugs. H...

    Antiplatelet Drugs Professional

    Antiplatelet Drugs, Cautions and contra-indications [ 2 , 6 , 33 ] See individual drug profiles; however, some general or important points are: All antiplatelet drugs...

    Drug Allergy Professional

    Drug Allergy, Any drug can cause a skin reaction but some classes of drugs are characteristically associated with certain types of reaction. , Drug eruption ...

    Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) Conditions

    Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs), What are disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs? Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are a group of medicines th...

    Drug Abuse - Unusual Presentations Professional

    Drug Abuse - Unusual Presentations, Essential components include: The prevalence of drug misuse in the UK. Drug-related morbidity and mortality. The impact of ...

    Drug Misuse and Dependence Professional

    Drug Misuse and Dependence, Specific treatment situations and populations: key points The Drug Misuse and Dependence and the BAP guidelines also address specific treatment groups including...

    Assessment of Drug Dependence Professional

    Assessment of Drug Dependence, This article summarises the guidance on the assessment of drug dependence from the drug misuse and dependence guidelines jointly produced by...

    Crystal Methamfetamine Drug Abuse Professional

    Crystal Methamfetamine Drug Abuse, Smoking the drug increases its bioavailability compared with an oral formulation and decreases plasma half-life. , Drug addiction Crystal ...

    Eye Drugs - Prescribing and Administering Professional

    Eye Drugs - Prescribing and Administering, A number of drugs interfere with contact lens wear, including the oral contraceptive pill, aspirin, drugs affecting blink rate and...

    Anti-arrhythmic Drugs Professional

    Anti-arrhythmic Drugs, The negative inotropic effects of anti-arrhythmic drugs tend to be additive when more than one drug is required. Therefore special care should be take...

    Drug Prescribing in Renal Impairment Professional

    Drug Prescribing in Renal Impairment, Nephrotoxic drugs Drugs causing prerenal damage Drugs that cause excessive gastrointestinal losses, either through di...

    Drug-induced Hepatitis Professional

    Drug-induced Hepatitis, Drug-induced hepatitis involves inflammation of the liver, caused by medication. Drug-induced hepatitis is similar to acute viral hepatitis but par...

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