Education Background

The Journey of a Drug



As the Best Pharmacy College in West Bengal, Haldia Institute of Pharmacy provides a comprehensive education that equips future pharmacists with the knowledge and skills to excel in this dynamic field. Our experienced faculty, cutting-edge laboratories, and industry collaborations ensure our students graduate as competent and confident professionals, ready to make a positive impact on people's lives through the power of pharmacology.


Imagine a pill entering your mouth. Its adventure begins!


Absorption: The drug dissolves in your digestive system or is absorbed through other membranes like the tongue or under the tongue.

Distribution: The drug travels through your bloodstream, reaching its target sites in various organs and tissues.

Metabolism: Your body attempts to break down and eliminate the drug, often in the liver.

Excretion: The breakdown products and any remaining drug are expelled from your body through urine or feces.

Understanding Drug Actions:


Drugs interact with specific molecules in our bodies called receptors. Think of a receptor as a lock, and the drug as a key. When the right key fits the lock, the drug triggers a specific cellular response, producing its desired effect.


Types of Drugs:


From pain relievers to life-saving antibiotics, the world of drugs is vast and diverse. Here's a glimpse into some major categories:


Analgesics: Relieve pain, like paracetamol or ibuprofen.

Antibiotics: Combat bacterial infections, like penicillin or amoxicillin.

Antidepressants: Treat depression and anxiety, like fluoxetine or sertraline.

Antihypertensives: Lower blood pressure, like lisinopril or amlodipine.

Antacids: Neutralize stomach acid, like ranitidine or omeprazole.