As a supplement to the week 2 lecture, please answer the following questions.
Drug metabolism, bioavailability, and excretion are all factors to consider. Describe the factors that influence how the body metabolizes and excretes a drug. What exactly is bioavailability?
Explain the terms pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
Explain why it may be necessary to stick to a specific brand for drugs with limited therapeutic ranges.
Distinguish between an inducer, a substrate, an inhibitor, and a metabolizer.
What is the definition of a drug’s therapeutic range?
What does it mean when a drug’s kinetics are nonlinear?
What exactly are the Beer’s Criteria?