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Drugs are placed into categories based on....
- chemical ingredients
- method by which drug is used (by mouth, injection, topical application)
- area of the body that is treated (stomach, head, heart)
selectively suppress pain
morphine like drugs that relieve pain and cause CNS depression
- may cause dizziness and drowsiness
- repeated use may lead to dependance
relieve pain without CNS depression
(ex. Salicylates and NSAIDS)
used to treat rheumatoid arthritis in patients who have not responded to more traditional treatment
Used to treat infection by killing infections agent or inhibits its growth
- Antimalarial agents
- Antituberculosis agents