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Drug Breakdown / CPD

Drug Breakdown: Omalizumab

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Zopiclone

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Tacrolimus

Day 1: In the same class as ciclosporin A (superior to), #tacrolimus was found in Japan ©1984 from soil bacterium strep. tsukubaensis; the name is a combination of tsuku, macrolide and...

Drug breakdown: Indapamide

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Drug breakdown: caffeine

Day 1: Used for centuries as a stimulant, #caffeine was found via coffee bean analysis circa 1820, but is also found in the cocoa bean, guarana seeds, tea leaves etc; #caffeine can also be synthesised...

Quetiapine

Day 1: #quetiapine is a derivative of the 2nd generation atypical antipsychotic clozapine, with a superior side-effect profile. Developed in the 80s/90s, #quetiapine was approved for schizophrenia in...

Drug breakdown: allopurinol

Day 1: 1950s cancer drug investigations led to the discovery of 6-mercaptopurine; the kinetics revealed the breakdown role of xanthine oxidase (XO). Further tests showed that an analogue to naturally...

Drug breakdown: Nystatin

Day 1: Discovered via painstaking screening of soil samples in 1950 by Elizabeth Lee Hazen and Rachel Fuller Brown, #nystatin is a mixture of antifungal polyenes derived from the bacteria Streptomyces...

Drug breakdown: Alendronic acid

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Drug Breakdown: Dexamethasone

Day 1: After large-scale production of cortisone was enabled in the 1950s, more cortisol derivatives were discovered, such as #dexamethasone in 1957. Long acting and more potent, #dexamethasone has...

Drug breakdown and Continued professional developement: Memantine

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Drug breakdown: Ciprofloxacin

Day 1: A by-product of chloroquine synthesis, quinolone antibiotics were discovered in the early 1960s. Already broad spectrum, the addition of chemical groups such as fluorine led to the 2nd...

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