Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Educational Lecture 2

Essential knowledge of Drugs for Neurologists on Pharmacokinetics and Drug Development in Global Aspects to the World

Masahiro Nomoto, M.D., Ph.D.1), Masahiro Nagai, M.D., Ph.D.1), Noriko Nishikawa, M.D., Ph.D.1), Tomoaki Tsujii, M.D.1) and Hirotaka Iwaki, M.D.1)

1)Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine

In the last 30 years, a lot of drugs to treat neurological disorders have been developed. Now neurology is one of the fields where the medication is the most important factor deciding the prognosis of the treated patients. Neurologists are now required to have precise knowledge of drug metabolisms and interactions on the medication to treat neurological disorders. Insert Packages contain most useful and important information for medications, however, information for the drugs are not enough to prescribe some drugs, and even though in the same drugs, information offered is different especially on drug interactions. Pharmacists and physicians should choose the drugs which offer proper and useful drug information to treat patients. Developments of drugs to treat patients are important as a physician in Japan. It can also contribute to treat patients in the all of the world. The role of neurologists is especially big because the drugs of the brain are rapidly developed than any other fields in medicine.
Full Text of this Article in Japanese PDF (1174K)

(CLINICA NEUROL, 53: 907|910, 2013)
key words: Dosage, Individual Differences, Insert Package, Innovation

(Received: 30-May-13)