Pharmacology Archive

Drugs with disulfiram like action

Disulfiram causes an acute reaction following intake of alcohol and is used for treatment of alcoholism (deterrent therapy). Some drugs produce disulfiram like reactions and hence should be
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Theophylline – Drug interactions

Certain drugs inhibit theophylline metabolism, thus increasing blood levels and cause toxicity: Ciprofloxacin Cimetidine Erythromycin Allopurinol Oral contraceptives Some others increase theophylline metabolism, decreasing blood levels: Phenobarbitone Phenytoin
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Adverse effects of thalidomide

The most important adverse effect of thalidomide is teratogenicity. The others include: Peripheral neuropathy Deep vein thrombosis Constipation Rash Fatigue Hypothyroidism Reference: Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Katzung, 10th
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