how to learn Pharmacotherapy from the basic

What Pharmacoterapy is? Literally, pharmacoterapy is the treatement of diseases and especially mental illness with drugs. A pharmacist requaired to master everything about drugs, but we cannot possibly learn everything about every drug, even for the best student there is a limit to memorize it. So, I try to make best approach to learn drugs by their class.


  1. The mechanism of action for the class of drug.
  2. Properties or effects that are common to all drugs in the class.
  3. Is (are) the drug(s) the drug of choice for some disorder or symptom?
  4. Name recognition—what drugs are in this class?
  5. Unique features about single drugs in the class.
  6. Are there any side effects (rare or not) that may be fatal?
  7. Drug interactions.
  8. Rare side effects or actions that are common to all drugs in the class.
  9. Rare side effects or actions for single drugs in the class.
  10. Percentage of drug that is metabolized versus renal excretion.
  11. Half-life of each drug in the class.
  12. Teratogenicity of each drug in the class.
  13. Structure of each drug in the class.

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