1.Name the three categories of oral contraceptives (birth control pills). Describe the difference between the categories. Give generic and trade names drugs from each category. The categories of oral contraceptives are:
2.Describe the historical events that occurred when the drug thalidomide was used in Europe to treat morning sickness in pregnant women.
3.What is unique about the following contraceptive drugs:
4.Name several categories of anti-diabetic drugs (besides insulin) and describe their therapeutic effects in treating diabetics mellitus.
5.List four trade names of drugs used to treat hypothyroidism.
6.Describe some of the physical changes that occur in a patient who takes a prolonged or high dose of a corticosteroid drug.
7.Name four categories of anticonvulsant drugs.
8.Which two hormones are out of balance in patients with Parkinson’s disease?
9.Name the four types of receptors that are blocked by the phenothiazine drugs for psychosis. These drugs block dopamine, histamine, alpha, and serotonin receptors in the brain.
10.Explain why amphetamine drugs can be used to treat ADHD in hyperactive children.