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Pharmacology Vs pharmacy: similarity and differences

Pharmacology Vs pharmacy We will be discussing pharmacology Vs pharmacy in this article. We will discuss in detail their differences and similarities. What is pharmacology? Pharmacology is a course under biological sciences, medical sciences and pharmaceutical sciences. Please visit pharmacology definition,  branches and classes for a detailed information on what pharmacology is and what pharmacologists …

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Excipients: Types, Examples, Uses and Functions,

Introduction In drugs formulation, there are other ingredients or substances that are added or used in the process other than the active pharmaceutical ingredients. These substances are called inactive Pharmaceutical ingredients or excipients. Excipients are inert substances used as diluents or vehicles for a drug. They are used for various reasons and their functionalities often …

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Microorganisms used for drugs and vaccines production

Microorganisms that are beneficial in Pharmaceutical industry are microbes that are used in this industry for the production of drugs, vaccines, and medical devices. Broadly, microorganisms that are used in industrial processes including Pharmaceutical industry are called industrial microorganisms. These can be bacterial, fungal, or viral microorganisms. Their use in the production of Pharmaceutical Products …

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Diarrhea in Children: Meaning and treatment best approaches

Diarrhoea is the passage of loose or watery stool at least three times within a 24-hour period. Dehydration and malnutrition are the two main issues that arise from diarrhoea in children. Goals of diarrhoea treatment in children The main goals of therapy for treating diarrhoea in children are: Prevent dehydration if it has not occured. …

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Breast Cancer: Risk Factors, Diagnosis or Detection, and Treatment Options

Introduction to Breast Cancer (BC) Cancer is a cellular malignancy whose unique trait is loss of normal controls which results in unregulated growth, lack of differentiation and ability to invade local tissues and metastasize. The estimated number of new cases each year is expected to rise from 10 million in 2002 to 15 million by …

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Procedures for setting up a Pharmaceutical Production company in Nigeria

Introduction This article discusses in details, step by step procedures for setting up a successful Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical business in Nigeria including the requirements for doing so. Pharmaceutical business is a vast one with high profitability potential especially if done the right way. Pharmacy business can be production or manufacturing, importation, exportation, distribution, wholesaling or …

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Antibacterial drugs classification with examples

Introduction Antibacterial drugs just like the name sounds are drug classes used in treating infections of bacterial origin. It is necessary to point out here that antibiotics are different from antibacterials. Antibiotics comprises antibacterials, antifungals and antiviral drugs. Antibiotics therefore can be antibacterial antibiotics, antiviral antibiotics or antifungals antibiotics depending on the type of infections …

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Antiviral drugs: classes, uses, mechanisms of actions and examples

Antiviral drugs are a group of drugs which have activities against infections of viral origin such as HIV/AIDS, Covid-19, hepatitis, herpes simplex virus disease etc. These substances or drugs have different ways they act, called mechanism of action, through which they inhibit viral growth, replication or entry into their hosts cells. Classification of Antiviral drugs …

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Benefits and uses of birth control pills other than pregnancy prevention

Birth control pills, which is also known as oral contraceptives, have got other uses and benefits other than their use for pregnancy prevention. Of course, their primary use is for pregnancy prevention. This is even evident in their group name, birth control pills or oral contraceptives. Benefits and uses of birth control pills other than …

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Side effects of birth control pills/oral contraceptives

Introduction to side effects of birth control pills Side effects of birth control pills otherwise known as oral contraceptives are many. Some of these side effects are mild and well tolerated while some are not. Some occur rarely. It is important to note that people react differently to drugs, therefore some women may experience other …

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How to recover from Cipro side effects

Cipro which is the short name for Ciprofloxacin is a drug in the class of fluoroquinolone antibacterial antibiotics.  Ciprofloxacin has a broad spectrum of activities against bacterial infections.  It comes in different pharmaceutical dosage forms which includes tablets, oral suspensions, and intravenous infusions. It also comes in different strengths.  We have Ciprofloxacin in the following …

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