Flashcards in Therapeutics 1 Deck (6)
What drug factors can be affected by route chosen?
-Route may effect frequency (temperament of animal, owner compliance etc)
-Route may effect efficacy
-Route may effect safety (can be fatal if given wrong way)
What owner factors should you consider when choosing a drug?
-Financial considerations for treatment/ diagnosis
-Owner education/ training
What practice factors can effect your decision when choosing a drug?
-Big corporate practices make big deals with drug companies
- Drugs kept in the pharmacy can limit you
- Practice experience
What are the different types of adverse reactions?
1) lack of efficacy
2) exaggerated normal response (often dose related)
3) hypersensitivity (non dose related)
4) toxic effects
What is an adverse event?
Unintended/ noxious response to a drug that occurs within reasonable time frame following administration