Commonly Used Drugs – Uses, Side Effects, Bioavailability and Approaches to Improve It

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Rafik Karaman, PhD (Editor)
Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, Faculty of Pharmacy. Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine and Department of Science, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy

Series: Pharmacology – Research, Safety Testing and Regulation
BISAC: MED071000

Drugs (medicines) are considered either the primary therapy or an adjunct to another modality. Physicians of all specialties prescribe drugs on a daily basis, and therefore they need to understand the mode and action by which drugs exert their therapeutic effects.
Written records of the use of natural products as medicinal agents date back thousands of years.

However, it was not until the early 1800’s that the active principles from plants were isolated. Since then thousands of drugs have been introduced to the drug’s market. With advances in drug design, molecular biology and genetics, the rate of developing new potent drugs is accelerated. Due to the vast progress in drug development and discovery, medical and pharmacy students, doctors, nurses and pharmacists in training need to learn the principles of therapeutics in order to follow up with the frequent changes in the therapeutics and adapt to them.

With contributions from some of my colleagues, this book provides a clear and concise overview of the most important commonly used drugs with emphasis on the pharmacology aspects necessary for a basic understanding of the subject. It reviews the concepts, clinical applications, dosage forms, bioavailability, pharmacokinetics and side effects of a large number of drugs used to alleviate pain, lower cholesterol levels, and treat bacterial infections, diabetes, osteoporosis, bleeding, psoriasis and multiple Sclerosis.
This book, with more 750 references, is an excellent pharmacology text for the student who is looking to broaden his/her strengths prior to the exam. The beauty of this text is that it includes essential pharmacology concepts in a compact book that can be quickly referenced and read multiple times during the course of a student’s studies.

In addition, this guide assists scientists trained in molecular biology, medicinal chemistry and related fields who need to know the basic theories, principles and practical applications of pharmacology. With the addition of pharmacokinetics coverage, ways to improve the bioavailability of commonly used drugs and sections on therapeutics that will help readers identify with diseases and drug treatments, this book provides better preparation of researchers in the basics of pharmacology. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Table of Contents

Preface pp.vii-viii

Chapter 1. Drugs Overview
Hatem Amin Hejaz and Rafik Karaman (Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, and others) pp.1-40

Chapter 2. Antibiotics
Salma Jumaa and Rafik Karaman (Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, and others) pp.41-74

Chapter 3. Pain Killers
Samya Salah, Heba Awadallah, Rafik Karaman (Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, and others) pp.75-130

Chapter 4. Lipid Lowering Medications – Uses, Side Effects, Pharmacokinetic Properties and Approaches to Improve Bioavailability
Wajd Amly, Rafik Karaman (Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, and others) pp.131-172

Chapter 5. Antihyperglycemic Drugs
Alaa Qtait and Rafik Karama (Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, and others) pp.173-200

Chapter 6. Anti-hemorrhagic Agents
Hiba Ghareeb and Rafik Karaman (Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, and others) pp.201-218

Chapter 7. Osteoporosis Drugs
Yahya khawaja and Rafik Karaman (Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, and others) pp. 219-248

Chapter 8. Fumaric Acid Esters as a Treatment for Psoriasis and Multiple Sclerosis
Maryam Bader and Rafik Karaman (Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, and others) pp. 249-262

Index pp. 265-284

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