1Pharmacotherapy II

Farmacoterapia II

Curse code:9494447

António Lourenço Cunha Monteiro

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

The goals and objectives are developing skills to deal with most of the therapeutic decisions commonly made by practicing physicians.
Develop skills that allow following up the use of drugs and distinguishing drug-related events from spontaneous alterations in disease and major drug-drug interactions.

  1. Neurological and psychological disorders:
    Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, Multiple sclerosis, insomnia and anxiety, Schizophrenia.
  2. Cardiovascular disorders:
    National and European Guidelines for Hypertension treatment, Coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure and dyslipidemia (statins)
  3. Respiratory disorders:
    Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Guidelines for treatment and drug induced lung disease.
  4. Gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders:
    Peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease (monoclonal antibodies drug treatment) and liver disease (hepatitis drug therapy)
  5. Endocrine disorders:
    Epidemiology, aetioly, clinical manifestations and drug therapy of Diabetes mellitus
  6. Menopause and hormone replacement therapy. Osteoporosis treatment guidelines.
  7. Management of adverse drug reactions in malignant disorders
  8. Veterinary drugs
Suggested Bibliography:
  • Guimarães S, Moura D, Soares da Silva P (2006) Terapêutica medicamentosa e suas bases farmacológicas, 5th ed., Porto Editora, Porto. ISBN 978-9-7200-6029-7
  • Walker R, Edwards C (2002) Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 3rd ed. Elsevier:Canada. ISBN 978-0443071379
  • Alldredge BK, Corelli RB (2012) Koda-Kimble and Young's Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs. 10th ed., Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. ISBN 978-1609137137
  • Craig CR, Stitzel RE (2003) Modern Pharmacology with Clinical Applications, 6th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-07817376233
  • Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC (2010) “Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics” 12th ed., McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN: 978-0071624428


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