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What are analgesic medicines? How are they classified and when are they commonly recommended for use?

What are analgesic medicines? How are they classified and when are they commonly recommended for use? 

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Nicho priyatham
625 Points
6 years ago
Analgesics reduce or abolish pain without causing impairment of consciousness, mental confusion, incoordination or paralysis or some other disturbances of nervous system. These are classified as follows: (i) Non-narcotic (non-addictive) analgesics (ii) Narcotic drugs
 
(i) Non-narcotic (non-addictive) analgesics: Aspirin and paracetamol belong to the class of non-narcotic analgesics. Aspirin is the most familiar example. Aspirin inhibits the synthesis of chemicals known as prostaglandins which stimulate inflammation in the tissue and cause pain. These drugs are effective in relieving skeletal pain such as that due to arthritis. These drugs have many other effects such as reducing fever (antipyretic) and preventing platelet coagulation. Because of its anti blood clotting action, aspirin finds use in prevention of heart attacks.
 
(ii) Narcotic analgesics: Morphine and many of its homologues, when administered in medicinal doses, relieve pain and produce sleep. In poisonous doses, these produce stupor, coma, convulsions and ultimately death. Morphine narcotics are sometimes referred to as opiates, since they are obtained from the opium poppy. These analgesics are chiefly used for the relief of postoperative pain, cardiac pain and pains of terminal cancer, and in child birth
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grenade
2061 Points
6 years ago
Analgesics are  used in pain management.
 These are classified as follows:
(i) Non-narcotic (non-addictive) analgesics: These drugs are effective in relieving skeletal pain such as that due to arthritis and preventing platelet coagulation.
(ii) Narcotic drugs: These analgesics are chiefly used for the relief of severe pain like postoperative pain, cardiac pain and pains of terminal cancer, and in child birth.

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