Ch 20. Drug Classifications

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Ch 20. Drug Classifications
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  1. 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)
  2. Analgesics
    selectively suppress pain

    Narcotic/Nonnarcotic
  3. Narcotic Analgesics
    (Opioid analgesics)
    morphine like drugs that relieve pain and cause CNS depression

    • may cause dizziness and drowsiness
    • repeated use may lead to dependance
  4. Nonnarcotic Analgesics
    (nonopioid analgesics)
    relieve pain without CNS depression
  5. Antirheumatics

    (ex. Salicylates and NSAIDS)
    used to treat rheumatoid arthritis in patients who have not responded to more traditional treatment
  6. Anti-Infectives
    Used to treat infection by killing infections agent or inhibits its growth
  7. Anti-Infective Categories
    • Amebecides
    • Aminoglycosides
    • Anthelmintics
    • Antifungals
    • Antimalarial agents
    • Antiprotozoals
    • Antituberculosis agents
    • Antivirals

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