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What is the ADME pneumonic for Pharmacokinetics?

A - absorption (oral/GI, inhalation, injection)

D - distribution

M - metabolism (liver - bile or kidney - urine)

E - excretion


What are the 3 main Enteral routes of drug administration?

1. Oral (most convenient, slow and uniform)

2. Rectal (when oral route precluded)
- limited first-pass metabolism; irregular absorption

3. Sublingual (rapid, no first-pass metabolism)
- can only absorb small amounts


What is are key differences between Intravenous and Intramuscular drug administation?

- most direct route that skips barriers
- NOT suitable for oily substances
- inc. risk of adverse effects immediately after inject

- suitable for oily substances
- can lead to nerve injury


What is a key advantage and disadvantage of Subcutaneous drug injections?

its suitable for suspensions and pellets but large amounts cannot be given


What is the most common method for drugs to be transported across the lipid bilayer?

Simple DIffusion


What is a major transporter of drugs OUT of the cell?

P-glycoprotein 1

- active transport pump that requires energy


When can weak acids and bases move across cell membranes?

only when they are in their unionized forms


What is the equation for Bioavailability (F) of a drug?

F = AUC (route used) / AUC (intravenous)

F = fraction of drug that reaches blood stream
- is < 1
AUC = area under curve


What is the equation for Concentration in Plasma (Cp) of a drug?

Cp = (S x F x Dose) / Vd

S = "salt factor" (less than or equal to 1)
F = bioavailability
Vd = volume of distribution

**S and F should be 1 if not provided in question**


What is the equation for Volume of Distribution (Vd) of a drug?

Vd = amount of drug in body / plasma concentration


How do you calculate Total Body Water for lean males and females?

Lean males = 60% of their bodyweight (kg)

Lean females = 55% of their bodyweight (kg)


What do you calculate Extracellular Volume and Plasma Volume?

ECV = 1/3 x TBW

Plasma volume = 25% x ECV

**ECV = plasma volume + interstitial volume**


What is the only condition in which polar or ionized drugs can move across the BBB (and placenta)?

they can only move across the membrane barriers if their is a TRANSPORTER for them


What are 4 classic examples of inducers that increase the metabolism of drugs? (PCEC)

Phenobarbital, Carbamazepine, Ethanol, Cigarette smoke


What are 4 classic examples of inhibitors that decrease the metabolism of drugs? (EKMG)

Erythromycin, Ketoconazole, Metronidazole, Grapefruit Juice

**grapefruit juice is a CYP3A4 enzyme inhibitor**


What does Phase II Conjugation do to drugs and what two processes does it use to achieve this?

- makes drugs MORE water soluble and MORE excretable (adds highly polar molecule)

1. Glucuronidation
- in endoplasmic reticulum and is inducible
2. Sulfation
- in cytoplasm


What does Phase II Acetylation and Methylation do to drugs?

- makes drugs LESS water soluble

- transferases tend to reduce drug activity which can inactivate the drug


What are 4 non-renal routs of drug excretion?

bile, sweat, breath, and breast milk


What are 3 major factors that modify renal drug excretion?

1. pH-dependent ionization

2. competition for active tubular transport

3. age (GFR falls as we age)


What is the difference between Excretion Rate and Clearance, and how do these relate to first order kinetics?

ER = mass eliminated per unit time
- inc. as plasma conc. increases

CR = plasma vol. from which all of the solute is removed per unit time (ml/min or FLOW RATE)
- remains constant as plasma concentration changes


What is the equation for estimated GFR?

eGFR = ((140-age) x (body weight (kg))) / (72 x serum creatinine)

**multiply by 0.85 if female**


What are 3 common drug types that are commonly seen in drug allergies or hypersensitivities? (PAS)

penicillin (most serious reactions)

also aspirin and sulfonamides


What drug causes problems for individuals that lack plasma esterase?


- causes long duration apnea


What drugs cause problems for individuals that lack NADH methemoglobin reductase? (NSP)

nitrites, sulfonamides, primaquine

- causes hereditary methemoglobinermia


What drug causes problems for individuals that lack liver acetyl transferase?


- causes inc. toxicity from drugs


What drug causes problems for individuals that lack G6P dehydrogenase?

Primaquine (dec. GSH)

- causes drug-induced hemolytic anemia (favism)


What drugs cause problems for individuals with porphobilinogen deaminase deficiency? (BESC)

barbiturates, estrogens, sulfonamides, chloroquine

- acute intermittent porphyria


What are 3 things you must see that identifies a drug as a teratogen?

1. characteristic malformations
2. drug given during specific window of vulnerability
3. incidence inc. with dose and duration of exposure


Diethylstibesterol (DES) and Drug-induced Carcinogenesis

- drug originally used to prevent spontaneous abortion in high-risk pregnancies, but later found that daughters exposed in utero had a high incidence of vaginal and uterine cancers


What is absorption, distribution, hepatic metabolism, and renal excretion like for neonates and infants?

A - inc/dec from GI tract, dec/erratic from IM injection
D - low albumin, BBB no fully developed
HM - decreased
RE - decreased