Pharmacology - Respiratory

2009/2: Outline the groups of drugs that might be used in asthma and give an example of each. Outline the mechanism of action of corticosteroids in asthma.

2008/2: Describe the pharmacokinetics of salbutamol. What are the pros and cons of the different routes of delivery?

2008/1: What are the organ system effects of theophylline? How do these effects of theophylline correlate to its serum concentration?

2007/2: What are the actions of beta-2 agonists in the treatment of asthma? Compare salmeterol and salbutamol. What are the side effects of beta-2 agonists?

2006/1: Outline the types of drugs used as preventers in the management of asthma. What are the potential adverse clinical effects of inhaled steroid therapy? Describe the mechanism of action of cromoglycate. What are the clinical uses of cromoglycate?