Explain the concept of half-life of a drug. Why is this important in terms of considering which medication to choose for a particular condition.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 6:41 pm ad1c9bdddf
Explains the concept of half-life of a drug, and the relationship in terms of considering which medication to choose for a particular condition.
Prescription Drugs in the Media
Every day, we are exposed to a tremendous amount of information about medications. Drug advertising is so common that many patients today have already self-diagnosed their symptoms by consulting "Dr. Google" and have already selected the medication they want based on the advertising they have seen.
For this week's forum, take note of all the drug advertising you are exposed to over a 24 hour period. You should include radio & TV commercials, magazine & internet advertisements, billboards, and any other sources you notice.
Select one medication to investigate in detail. Provide the drug's brand name(s), generic name, and medical conditions the drug is used to treat. Summarize how the drug acts on the body in your own words and list the most common side effects.View Full Posting Details