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to determine if a drug is largely ionized or largely non-ionized you will need to know what 3 things?

  • If the drug is a weak acid or weak base (must memorize)
  • the pKa of the drug
  • the pH of the target solution

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weak acids become more ________ when pH decreases (acidic) and more _______ when pH increases (basic)

non-ionized

ionized 

3

weak bases become more ______ when pH increases (basic) and more _____ when pH decreases (acidic)

non-ionized

ionized

4

the pKa is your reference what is it?

it's when the pH of a solution is the same os the pKa of the drug the drug will be 50% non-ionized and 50% ionized (equilibrium)

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why is the pH of the target solution inportant to know 

when you know the pH of the solution  the weak acid or weak base is being placed in, you use your reference pKa to determine if the weak acid or weak base in the question is more the 50% ionized or less than 50% non-ionized in the solution

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which is the active part? ionized or non-ionized

non-iionized

7

what are examples of weak acids?

thiopental 

Barbiturates

propofol

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Weak Acids:

what do they do with the H+ ion

weak acids GIVE UP H+ ions  (but do not dissociate completely)

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Weak Acids:

whay are they called Weak Acids

acids give up hydrogen

called weak b/c they don't dissociate completly

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Weak Acids:

ex

Hbarb = weak acid; non-ionized; lipid soluble

Barb- = conjugate base; ionized; water soluble (has charge)

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Weak Acids:

pH = what?

pH = pKa

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pH of body for all problems unless otherwise stated

7.4

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Weak Acids:

what happens to weak acids as the pH falls (H+ increases)

become more non-ionized

 

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Weak Acids:

Acid + Acid = 

nonionized

(acid in an acidic enviroment = non-ionized or more active free drug available)

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Weak Acids:

the pKa of a Weak Acids is what?

it is the pH at which 50% of the Weak Acid is in the ionized form and 50% of the Weak Acid is in the non-ionized form 

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Weak Acids:

an ex of pKa with Weak Acids is as follows: 

the pKa for thiopental is 7.6 so is the pH of the pt was 7.6 there would be 50% ionized and 50% non-ionized. what would happen it the pH was 7.4? 

more than 50% would be non-ionized (in this case to be exact 68% would be non-ionized) 

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Weak Acids:

are the pKa's different for different Weak Acids?

yes one Weak Acid may have a pKa of 2.3 while another may have a pKa of 11.2

a given Weak Acid may have any pKa

the pKa is constant for a given Weak Acid

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Weak Acids:

The (ionized or nonionized) drug penetrates the BBB and the placental barrier. the more (ionized or non-ionized) the drug the greater transfer to the brain or fetus

Non-ionized

Non-ionized

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Weak Acids:

strictly speaking the non-ionized form of the Weak Acid is called the ______, and the ionized form is called the _____ ____

acid

conjugate base

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Weak Acids:

what are the steps in order to solve any Acid base question

  1. is drug weak acid or weak base
  2. what is the pKa of the drug
  3. what is the pH of the target solution

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Weak Acids:

when drawing a graph if dealing with weak acids non-ionizd over the Acidic portion of the graph

(acid + acid = nonionized) and then ionized over the basic aspect of the graft.

also for all puproses get use to writting less ionized which is the same as  more non-ionized and less un-ionized which is the same as more ionized

 

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Weak Acids:

assume drug Y is a barb

state if the drug has more ionized or non-ionized

do steps 1, 2 , 3 in order

more NON-ionized

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Weak Acids:

assume drug Y is a barb

state if the drug has more ionized or non-ionized

do steps 1, 2, 3

More IONIZED

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Weak Acids:

the greater the pKa of a weak acid the greater amount of the drug in the _________ form at physiologic pH of 7.4

 

non-ionized

25

Weak Acids:

will induction with thiopental be faster is the pt is acidodic or alkolotic? explain.

thiopental (weak acid)

induction would be faster if ACIDODIC

when a pt is acidodic, more of the injected thiopental will be non-ionized  (acid + acid = nonionized)

thiopental will diffuse in greater amounts across the BBB b/c more of the drug is in the non-ionied form

non-ionizd drug readily penetrates the BBB

 

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Weak Acids:

should you mix thipoental with a low pH solution? explain

Thiopental = weak acid

no

when thiopenal is mixed with a solution of low pH  (pH 3.0) most of the drug will become non-ionized. 

Non-ionized drugs, b/c it is poorly water soluble, tends to precipitate.

weak acids should not be mixed with a low pH solution bc a precipitate might form

RULE: mixing Weak Acids with a low pH solution may lead to form a precipitate

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Weak Acids:

why is thiopenal mixed and stored in a solution with a pH of 10-11

thiopental = Weak Acid

most  of the drug is in the ionized form 

ionized drugs are highly water soluble

a precipitate will not form when thiopental is stored with a solution witf a high pH

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Weak Bases:

weak bases do what with H+

weak bases accept a H+, but never do so completely

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Weak Bases:

picking up a H+ (proton) means it becomes pronated or ___-

charged

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Weak Bases:

label what is non-ionized

 

LA = Lipid soluble, NON-ionized; weak base

H+ = base

LAH+ = Ionized; water soluble; conjugate acid

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