Pharmacology (Revised Scheme) March 2006, Paper 2

Max. Marks: 100

Long Essays: [9 Marks each]
1. Enumerate six aminoglycosides. Explain the mechanism of action of such drugs and enumerate the common characteristics of drugs in the group.
2. Classify oral hypoglycaemic agents with examples. Explain the mechanism of action of any one group. Outline the management of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Short Essays: [5 Marks each]
3. Carbenicillin.
4. Bisacodyl.
5. Lugol’s Iodine.
6. Promethazine HCl.
7. Tinidazole.
8. Allopurinol.
9. Dexamethasone.
10. Pyrimethamine and sulphadoxine combination.
11. Methyl ergotamine.
12. British Anti Lewisite (BAL)

Short Answers: [2 Marks each]
13. Advantages of Amoxycillin.
14. Explain Repository Penicillins.
15. Mini Pill – Explain mechanism of action.
16. List 3 classes of drugs used in the treatment of migraine.
17. Drugs used in chronic myeloid leukaemia
18. Mention one oestrogen-antagonist. Explain one therapeutic use.
19. Mention four therapeutic uses of chloroquine.
20. Finasteride- Mention one therapeutic use and rationale.
21. Triple drug regimen – give details in peptic ulcer.
22. Explain adverse effects of tetracycline on bone and teeth.
23. Advantages of roxithromycin.
24. Explain why Ethambutol is best avoided in children.
25. Side effects of Metoclopramide.
26. Mention four tocolytics.
27. Toxicities of Zidovudine.
28. List two mucolytic drugs and give their mechanism of action.

Question Paper submitted by:
2003-04 Batch, BMC


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