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  1. Medicines and their use.

  2. Session 2 • Explain the difference between a medicine and a drug • Classify different types of medicines • Explain the different forms of medicines and routes of administration • Describe the importance of strength, dosage, frequency and timing • Define the difference between generic and brand names • Explain what should appear on a medicine label

  3. What is a Drug? • What is a Medicine? Alter the way the body works Heroin, cocaine, alcohol, Contain drugs prepared to: • treat an illness • prevent illness • relieve symptoms of an illness • keep the body working normally • improve quality of life

  4. Activity 9 & 10 Page 33 of workbook

  5. Classes of Medicine • General Sales List – GSL • Pharmacy Medicine – P • Prescription Only Medicine – POM • Controlled Drugs - CD

  6. OTC MEDICINES: HOMELY REMEDIES • Seek Advice from Community Pharmacist • What kinds of medicines might be bought? • What are the risks associated? • Storage • Interactions? • Contra - indications? • Should not administer

  7. Activity 11 Page 35 of workbook

  8. Suppositories Tablets/Capsules Inhalers Lotions/creams Pessaries Sub-lingual Buccal Rectal Oral Local External Vaginal Forms of Medicines

  9. Activity 12 Page 44 of workbook

  10. Strengths of Medicines • Strengths of Medicines • Strength and size • Size and Dosage

  11. Generic Vs Brand name • What is a generic name and what is a brand name • ‘off patent’ • Packaging differences / similarities

  12. Labels • Name of medication • Form • Strength • Quantity • Instructions • Warnings • Patient’s name • Date • Name and address of issuing pharmacy

  13. Activity 13&14 Page 49&50 of workbook

  14. MCQ’s