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Analgesics drug study

September 6, 2013 – 11:07 am
Analgesics drug study

The American College of Rheumatology recommends acetaminophen as first-line therapy for osteoarthritis. One study evaluating its use to control pain in knee osteoarthritis found acetaminophen to be superior to placebo and equivalent to a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (ie, naproxen). The recommended dose ranges from 500 to 4, mg/day. Patients taking the agent should be cautioned to avoid excessive alcohol consumption. Patients who do …

Classification of Analgesics Drugs

September 6, 2013 – 11:04
Classification of Analgesics Drugs

What Are Analgesics Analgesics (also known as painkillers) are a class of drugs that are generally used to reduce or relieve pain (an unlikable emotional and sensory experience in a human body linked with potential or actual tissue damage, or expressed in terms of such damage.) from a human body. The term “Analgesic” is derived from two Greek words – (1) an ( without ) and (2) algos ( pain ). In other words, an analgesic is a medicinal agent, which …