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4.8     Penicillins are one form of Antibiotics. Indicate which of the following
        are penicillins? (circle one or more)
        1. Penciclovir
        2. Amoxycillin
        3. Xylometazoline
        4. Flucloxacillin

4.9     Because magnesium occurs naturally in the body it is not possible to
        overdose on it. True or false?

        True          False

4.10    Hydrocortisone is sometimes formulated in a cream. Name the class of
        this drug and give one side-effect that might be observed?

        Class of drug:_____________________________________________

        Side effect: _____________________________________________


 Medication differences

 Generic name – a drugs chemical name
 Brand name – a manufacturer assigns a brand name

 Types of commonly used medication and their uses

 Medication                         Use

 Anti-convulsant medication         To control seizures and other conditions

 Neuroleptic (anti-psychotic)       For the treatment of psychotic conditions

 Anti depressant                    To treat mood disturbances

 Anti anxiety                       To treat anxiety

 Sedative/Hypnotic                  To treat insomnia

 Analgesic                          To manage pain

 Antibiotic                         To treat bacterial infections

 Anti fungal                        To treat fungal infections

 Anti viral                         To treat viral infections

				
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