Pharmacology (Revised Scheme) Oct 2003, Paper 2


1. Classify the drugs used in the treatment of malaria. Write the antimalarial action and adverse effects of chloroquine. Name four drugs used for management of chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria.
2. Classify antithyroid drugs. Write the mechanism of action, indications for use and unwanted effects of one drug inhibiting hormone synthesis.


3. Mechanism of action tetracyclines.
4. Drugs used in tape worm infestations.
5. Sparfloxacin.
6. Acyclovir.
7. Tamoxifen.
8. Cinnarizine.
9. Sucralfate.
10. Mechanism of action of oral contraceptives.
11. Cisapride.
12. Prostaglandin used in therapy.


13. Mention two selective adverse effects of INH.
14. Name two penicillins effective in pseudomonas infection.
15. Write two differences between Erythromycin and Azithromycin.
16. Hydrogen peroxide is used as antiseptic. Give reasons.
17. Name two osmotic purgatives.
18. As antacids, magnesium trisilicate and aluminum hydroxide are used in combination. Give reasons.
19. Tetracyclines are not prescribed for young children. Give reasons.
20. Name two drugs used in status asthmatics.
21. Name two broad spectrum antifungal agents.
22. After a few days of administration of prednisone, the drug should be withdrawn gradually. Give reasons.
23. Ergometrine is used for PPH. Give reasons.
24. Name two uses of d-penicillamine.
25. Name four uses of estrogens.
26. Name two topically used sulfonamides.
27. Advantages of radioactive iodine.
28. Mention two uses and adverse effects of vitamin D

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2003-04 Batch, BMC.


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