After sharing the complete list of New Drugs approved by the FDA in 2019, we have now up with a segregated list of important drugs. This list has been compiled by Dr. Gobind Rai Garg keeping in mind the upcoming NEET-PG exam. 

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IMPORTANT DRUGS FOR NEET-PG 2020

The table includes the name of the drug, mechanism, route, and indication.

Drug

Mechanism

Route

Indication

Andexanet alpha*

Bind to Factor Xa inhibitors

Intravenous

To reverse overdose of rivaroxaban and apixaban

Apalutamide

Darolutamide

Androgen receptor antagonist

Oral

Prostate carcinoma

Avatrombopag

Lusutrombopag

Thrombopoietin receptor agonist

Oral

Thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic liver disease

Baloxavir marboxil*

Inhibit viral replication by inhibiting Cap-dependent endonuclease activity of viral polymerase

Oral

Single dose treatment of Acute uncomplicated influenza

Baricitinib

Janus Kinase inhibitor

Oral

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Brexanolone*

GABA-A modulator

Intravenous

Post partum depression

Elagolix

 

GnRH antagonist

Oral

Pain associated with endometriosis

Erenumab

Fremanezumab

Galcanezumab

Monoclonal antibody against CGRP

SC

Migraine prophylaxis

Esketamine*

Non-competitive NMDA antagonist

Intranasal

Treatment resistant depression

Ibalizumab*

MAb against CD4

IV

HIV

Lasmiditan*

5HT1F agonist

Oral

Acute severe migraine

Lofexidine

Alpha 2 agonist

Oral

To decrease opioid withdrawal symptoms

Pitolisant

H3 antagonist/inverse agonist

Oral

Narcolepsy

Pretomanid*

Inhibit mycolic acid synthesis

Oral

For XDR and MDR TB (in combination with bedaquiline and linezolide)

Romosozumab*

MAb against sclerostin

Subcutaneous

Post-menopausal osteoporosis

Semaglutide

GLP-1 agonist

Oral

Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Stiripentol

 

Increases GABAergic activity

Oral

Dravet Syndrome

Tafenoquine*

Free radical mediated killing of hypnozooites

Oral

Single dose radical cure of P. vivax malaria

Tecovirimat

 

Inhibit formation of extracellular viral forms

Oral

Small pox

Tenapanor

NHE-3 inhibitor

Oral

IBS with constipation

Tolvaptan

Vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist

Oral

To slow kidney function decline in adult polycystic kidney disease

*Highly important, you cannot skip

 

We hope this list will surely prove helpful to you for the upcoming NEET-PG exam.

 

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