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Analgesics Veterinary

September 6, 2013 – 11:05
Analgesics Veterinary

Part of a veterinarian s duty is to relieve animal pain. Proper choice of medication is crucial as we want to relieve the pain without making the patient groggy and without side effects. Here are some medications used in pain relief. Amantadine Amantadine was first used as an antiviral medication against influenza, but its main use now is as a type of pain reliever. Aspirin Aspirin inhibits an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase that is involved in the …

Adjuvant analgesic ladder

September 6, 2013 – 11:05
Adjuvant analgesic ladder

THE FACTS 1986: WHO publishesCancer Pain Relief , the first edition of the WHO method for the relief of cancer pain. 2006: 20th anniversary of the WHO method for the relief of cancer pain. Over the course of the last 20 years, the WHO method for the relief of cancer pain, also known as the three-step analgesic ladder has been debated, praised for its simplicity and clarity, criticized for its omissions. In this issue, we ask Dr. Kathleen Foley, former …

Adjuvant analgesic drugs

September 6, 2013 – 11:05
Adjuvant analgesic drugs

Essential drugs are those drugs that satisfy the health care needs of the majority of the population; they should therefore be available at all times in adequate amounts and in the appropriate dosage forms, at a price that individuals and the community can afford. --WHO Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines The meaning of essential drugs The World Health Organization (WHO) Model List of Essential Drugs is a selection of …

Define adjuvant analgesics

September 6, 2013 – 11:05
Define adjuvant analgesics

The term ‘adjuvant analgesic’ has been defined as any drug that has a primary indication other than pain, but is analgesic in some painful conditions. As drugs in this category have begun to be used in the treatment of diverse chronic pain disorders, the term itself, and its definition, have become outmoded. There are now drugs in this category that are approved in many countries as primary analgesics for selected pain disorders. The evolution of …

What are adjuvant analgesics?

September 6, 2013 – 11:05
What are adjuvant analgesics?

Definition: An adjuvant analgesic is a medication that is not primarily designed to control pain, but can be used for this purpose. Some examples of adjuvant analgesics are medications like antidepressants and anticonvulsants. You might be prescribed an adjuvant analgesic in addition to other pain medications, or on its own. Adjuvant analgesics tend to be less effective for musculoskeletal pain such as back pain or joint pain. However, they can work …

Adjuvant analgesics definition

September 6, 2013 – 11:05
Adjuvant analgesics definition

The term ‘adjuvant analgesic’ has been defined as any drug that has a primary indication other than pain, but is analgesic in some painful conditions. As drugs in this category have begun to be used in the treatment of diverse chronic pain disorders, the term itself, and its definition, have become outmoded. There are now drugs in this category that are approved in many countries as primary analgesics for selected pain disorders. The evolution of …