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What do analgesic drugs do?
create a state in which the pain from a painful medical condition is not felt
What 2 types of analgesics treat mild to moderate pain?
NSAIDs and the salicylates
What type of analgesics are used to treat severe pain?
opiate-type narcotics
What are 2 naturally occurring opiates?
morphine and codeine
What are 2 synthetic opiods?
meperidine and propoxyphene
How are analgesics thought to work?
by depressing the thalamus and interfering with the transmission of pain impulses
What is the temperature regulating center of the body?
the hypothalamus
How do narcotic pain relievers and acetaminophen work?
Narcotic pain-relievers work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, and acetaminophen decreases the formation of prostaglandins, therefore reducing pain
What type of drug is Oxycodone?
is a narcotic analgesic used to treat or prevent moderate to severe pain
What type of drug is Vicodin?
is a combination of a narcotic and acetaminophen used to relieve moderate to severe pain
What type of drug is Butalbital w/ APAP and Caffeine?
is an analgesic, barbiturate, and stimulant combination used to treat tension headaches
What type of drug is Darvocet-N?
is a combination of a narcotic analgesic and acetaminophen used to relieve mild to moderate pain
What type of drug is Oxycontin?
a narcotic analgesic used to treat or prevent moderate to severe pain
What is the brand name for Hydrocodone w/ APAP?
Vicodin
What is the brand name for Oxycodone w/ APAP?
Oxycontin
What is the brand name for Propoxyphene w/ APAP?
Darvocet-N
What is the generic name for Darvocet-N?
Propoxyphene w/ APAP
What is the generic name for Oxycontin?
Oxycodone w/ APAP
What is the generic name for Vicodin?
Hydrocodone w/ APAP
What type of drug is Tramadol?
a serotonin reuptake inhibitor for moderate to severe pain
What type of drug is Ibuprofen?
an NSAID used to treat mild to moderate pain, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis
What is the brand name for Acetylsalicylic Acid?
Aspirin
What type of drug is Aspirin?
an antipyretic, pain relieving, anti-inflammatory, and anticoagulant
What type of drug is Methyl Salicylate?
a topical anti-inflammatory
What type of drug is Nabumetone?
an NSAID pain relieving agent
What type of drug is Naproxen?
an NSAID, anti-inflammatory, pain reliever
What type of drug is Oxaprozin?
a long acting anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, pain relieving agent
What type of drug is Meperidine?
a synthetic opioid analgesic
What type of drug contains the stem -butazone in the word?
anti-inflammatory analgesics