Pharmacology is a subject of prime importance for NEET, FMGE, INICET and NEXT PG. The Trend of Exams has changed. There is more talk of Clinical Pharmacology now like the USMLE Based Exams.

NMC has devised new pattern for Exams and most questions would now be based on latest NEET Pattern which is clinical scenario based.

As Pharmacology is not asked only independently but also can be asked from other perspective. In medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology, Surgery Questions can be asked. So Weightage of Questions from Pharmacology is higher than mentioned.

Besides students need to be updated about the latest and changes occurring around .What does a NEXT Student need to know.

The fact is that the Pharmacology should be read from Standard text books and again studied in detail from books like Harrison.

Combination of

  • Katzung
  • Tripathi
  • Goodman Gillman
  • Pharmacology from latest editions of Davidson and Harrison are the best.


Questions on Students Mind


  • What is asked? This is at the heart of every students   mind and it is a genuine question.
  • How many Questions from Pharmacology
  • What is the Level of Questions
  • How to Prepare
  • Where from to Prepare
  • How much time needed for the Subject?


The Below Columns might give you an insight

Examples of Drugs and their Mechanism of Action used in Treatment of Disorders like:

  • Drugs used in treatment of CML
  • Drugs used in treatment of Osteoporosis
  • Drugs used in treatment of Hepatitis
  • Drugs used in treatment of TTP
  • Drugs used in treatment of SLE
  • Drugs used in treatment of Psoriasis
  • Drugs used in treatment of HUS
  • Drugs used in treatment of EBV infections
  • Drugs used in treatment of Phaeochromocytoma
  • Latest Monoclonal Antibodies
  • Latest FDA Approved Drugs


Do not lose focus. Concentrate on: Examiners Favourites:


  • New Drugs for Hematological Malignancies
  • New Drugs used in Oncology
  • Immunotherapeutic agents
  • New Treatment Protocols
  • Newer Antibiotics
  • Newer Antivirals


Drugs causing Side Effects like:


  • Drugs causing nephrotoxicity                                                                   
  • Drugs causing hepatotoxicity
  • Drugs causing fluid retention
  • Drugs causing hypertension
  • Drugs causing hyperkalemia
  • Drugs causing hypertrichosis
  • Drugs causing hyperplasia of gum


Do you have an idea about the Drug of Choice? Not Asked Much Frequently Now

  • The Drug of Choice in LGV
  • The Drug of Choice in Mycoplasma pneumonia infections
  • The Drug of Choice in Cholera
  • The Drug of Choice in Plague
  • The Drug of Choice in Brucellosis
  • The Drug of Choice in Relapsing fever
  • The Drug of Choice in Ricketssial infections
  • The Drug of Choice in CML
  • The Drug of Choice in Syphilis


Do you have an idea about the Kinetics of Drugs What type of kinetics is followed by drugs like?


  • Lithium
  • Phenytoin
  • Aspirin
  • Ethanol(Alcohol)
  • Theophylline
  • Propafenone
  • Warfarin
  • Tolbutamide


Do you have full knowledge of Drugs Like?


  • Amadiarone
  • Amlodipine
  • Azithromycin
  • Cyclosporin
  • Ethoxsuccimide
  • Finasteride
  • Gentamycin
  • Imatinib
  • Lignocaine
  • Linezolid
  • Lithium
  • Quinine
  • Succinylcholine
  • Warfarin


These are drugs frequently asked in Exams. One should know all minor and major details about these drugs. They have been asked and repeated multiple times. A student should consult standard text for such drugs. Not an examination has gone by once student has not been asked about these drugs. The New emerging   pattern and the trend of NEXT Exam . The Question types asked would be like:


Clinical Oriented Question Example

A 33 year old bike rider after a motor vehicle accident that caused fracture of both his femurs. Once his condition is stabilized, by supportive measures, he undergoes internal fixation of his femurs. He drinks alcohol almost every day. At the time of the accident his blood alcohol levels were dangerously high. On the third day of his hospitalization, he gets disoriented and confused. He’s shouting and agitated saying that his room is full of ants and that some are crawling over his body. What is the most appropriate next step in the management’?

  1. Chlordiazepoxide
  2. Flumazenil
  3. Vigabatrin
  4. Naloxone


Clinical Oriented Question Example


A  young female presents  to medical OPD with loss of energy, decreased appetite and insomnia. She lost four pounds over the last month. Her family history is significant for a mother who suffered from ‘mood swings’. Soon after treatment initiation the patient is brought to ER with agitation and grandiose thoughts. She spent a large amount of money buying cars and 50 suits and seems to be hyper excited. Which of the following agents was most likely used for this patient’s initial treatment?

A. Lithium

B. Carbamazepine

C. Chlordiazepoxide

D. Valproate


Clinical Oriented Question Example

Q: A 44 year old Patient in Medical Ward developed Bell’s palsy post a viral infection. The most likely treatment would be :

  1. Foscarnet and Busulfan
  2. Avoid steroids and Give Multivitamins
  3. Prednisone+ Acyclovir
  4. Hydrocortisone + Amantidine


Clinical Oriented Question Example

A   55 year-old male with stable angina is being treated with atenolol and aspirin. He reports that over the last week, his symptoms have been worsening. You add a new medication to his regimen, but several days later he presents to the emergency room complaining of severe dizziness On physical examination, his blood pressure is 90/70 mmHg and his heart rate is 40 beats per minute. The medication responsible is most likely:

A. Nifedipine

B. Clonazepam

C. Verapamil

D. Isosorbide dinitrate


These are just examples to give you an idea of the NEET Pg pattern.
There is a need to integrated teaching for Getting Good rank and Good merit.
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