Flashcards in Pharmacology Deck (10)
What are the 2 groups/classifications of cytotoxic therapy?
Cell cycle -specific
Non cell cycle -specific
Cell cycle -specific cytotoxic therapy is relatively tumour specific. The dosage is more important than the duration of exposure. True/False?
Duration of exposure is more important than dosage
What are the 2 main cell cycle -specific cytotoxic agents?
Mitotic spindle inhibitors
List some examples of antimetabolite cytotoxic agents
List some examples of mitotic spindle inhibitors
Non cell cycle -specific cytotoxic therapy is not tumour specific. The dosage is more important than the duration of exposure. True/False?
List some examples of non cell cycle -specific cytotoxic agents
List some immediate side effects of cytotoxic therapy
Bone marrow suppression
Gut mucosal damage
What is the emergency treatment for neutropenic sepsis?
+ gentamicin if severe