Prednisolone – Glucocorticoid anti-inflammatory drug (Oral form)

Prednisolone – Glucocorticoid anti-inflammatory drug (Oral form)

Q1: Describe the drug pharmacokinetics (absorption, metabolism, distribution and excretion) and the relationship of pharmacokinetics to the drug?s bioavailability and half-life. (25 marks, 1.5 pages) Q2: Describe the pharmacodynamics of the drug (how it acts at the cellular/tissue level) and discuss in relation to how the drug works to maintain quality of life by returning the body to homeostasis, compensating for a pathophysiological pathway or slowing pathophysiology etc. (25 marks, 1.5 pages) Q3: Explain how the drug?s mechanism of action is related to the side effects, potential for adverse events and contraindications that are listed in the table. Include a flowchart to assist this explanation and explain the sequencing in the chart within the body of the text of your answer. The chart must be of your own design. (30 marks, 2 pages including flowchart)


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