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Are analgesics and antibiotics considered systemic? I am being asked what body systems are involved with certain medications for my homework and I cannot find these categories in my body-systems material. Can you help?

Are analgesics and antibiotics considered systemic? I am being asked what body systems are involved with certain medications for my homework and I cannot find these categories in my body-systems material. Can you help?

Yes,: Yes, if you take them by mouth they are. Antibiotics and analgesics can also get into the blood stream when given intravenously or rectally. Analgesics and antibiotics that are not systemic might include certain eye drops or ointments, topical medications that go on your skin, spray in your nose or something that is swished in the mouth and spit out. ...Read more

Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more


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Why do analgesic drugs have the same effect ad antipyretic agents? Why is it that some drugs produce both effects?

Why do analgesic drugs have the same effect ad antipyretic agents? Why is it that some drugs produce both effects?

Prostaglandins: A very good & interesting question. Fevers and pain are commonly due to the release of inflammatory chemicals in the body called prostaglandins. The drugs that can both reduce fevers and lessen pain work by suppressing the body's production of these chemicals. By comparison, opiate pain relievers work via a different mechanism. They do not affect prostaglandins, and so will not reduce a fever. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: analgesic?

What is the definition or description of: analgesic?

Pain reliever: An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to relieve pain (achieve analgesia). ...Read more

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Why analgesics can lead to internal haemorrhage?

Why analgesics can lead to internal haemorrhage?

Internal bleed: Nsaid's and salicylic acid derivative analgesics are the most common ones. Unlikely if used as prescribed and if no predisposition. "internal hemorrhage" can mean many things which depends on the context. Do inform your doctor if you are experiencing this problem. ...Read more

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Can weightlifters use narcotic analgesics?

Can weightlifters use narcotic analgesics?

Not recommended: If weight lifting hurts - need to find out why or you should not be doing it.
It should be fun.
Need to see a trainer - let it heal and start under supervision
If it still hurts you must see a physician ...Read more

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What are the 5 most common analgesics that are not narcotics?

What are the 5 most common analgesics that are not narcotics?

Non-steroidal analge: Ibuprofen, naproxen, are non steroidal anti inflammatory analgesics
aspirin
acetaminophen
gabapentin, lyrica
some steroid agents and many anti seizure and anti- depressant medications. ...Read more

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What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

Kidney damage: Caused by chronic use or overdosage of OTC pain meds like Tyleno or NSAIDs. As the functional parts of the inner Kidney are destroyed, kidney function will decrease manifesting in numerous ways including irregular/elevated blood pressure, changes in urination, weakness, neuropathy, etc. ...Read more

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What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

What is analgesic nephropathy? What causes it?

Kidney damage: Caused by chronic use or overdosage of OTC pain meds like Tyleno or NSAIDs. As the functional parts of the inner Kidney are destroyed, kidney function will decrease manifesting in numerous ways including irregular/elevated blood pressure, changes in urination, weakness, neuropathy, etc. ...Read more

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What are the best analgesics for frozen shoulder?

What are the best analgesics for frozen shoulder?

The shoulder paradox: Unusual to the shoulder joint, once it starts to 'get stuck', the pain develops, and pain increases as the joint becomes 'more stuck'. This kind of pain is best treated with Acetaminophen at therapeutic doses, and ice, and gentle range of motion of the joint. We teach a simple exercise called pendulum or codman's swing - google this! See a doctor if you need more help please. ...Read more

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Which analgesics alleviate dental pain?

Which analgesics alleviate dental pain?

Analgesics: Pain medication is not specific for different types of pain and therefore what works for headaches, muscle pain, dental pain, etc will effect approximately the same degree of pain relief. In similar fashion, the greater the pain, the stronger the pain medication necessary. What's most important is to determine the source of the pain and then get the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What are analgesic tolerance and dependance?

What are analgesic tolerance and dependance?

Long term effects: Analgesic tolerance means decreased analgesic effect in long-term opioid treatment and the patient needs higher doses to experience the same effect. Physical dependence is actual change in physiologic response, i.e. If the patient stops the substance, the withdrawal signs will appear. Psychological dependence is some kind of perception which patient feels his well-being is from that substance. ...Read more

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Please tell me if analgesic nephrology is reversible?

Please tell me if analgesic nephrology is reversible?

Analgesic nephropath: Hi dalton1, if you mean analgesic nephropathy then it depends on how damaged your kidneys were and whether you are still taking analgesic medications. Ibuprofen itself can cause kidney injury but when mixed with codeine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, etc, you can have severe injury. If your kidneys are working fine and you no longer take analgesia, then there is a good chance no further injury will occur. ...Read more

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What are the new narcotic analgesics?

What are the new narcotic analgesics?

New opioids for pain: Most of the new products coming out have abuse deterrence or resistance built into the product. Embed (morphine), HysinglaER (hydrocodone), Zohydro (hydrocodone), Exalgo (hydromorphone), Opana ER-Crush resistant, ...Read more

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What is the strongest painkiller (analgesic)?

What is the strongest painkiller (analgesic)?

Fentanyl: Is the most potent of the readily available opioids. Available in a oral preparation and a transdermal patch. ...Read more

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Why do some athletes use narcotic analgesics?

Why do some athletes use narcotic analgesics?

Pain: Pain relief is a major reason that people may use narcotics. Unfortunately, some people also use them recreationally. ...Read more

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Is metamizole an anti inflamatory too or just analgesic and antipyretic?

Metamizole: Is a non-opioid analgesic that is rarely used only as a pain relief medication. No anti inflammatory properties. ...Read more

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Analgesics for pain always needed in labor?

Analgesics for pain always needed in labor?

No: My sister had two ten pound babies and didn't even take a Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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What exactly is analgesic nephropathy syndrome?

Phenacetin: Analgesic nephropathy is chronic kidney disease caused by long term use of phenacetin, Acetaminophen (tylenol) and certain nsaid's such as ibuprofen. The incidence of this disease is much lower nowadays due to less availability of phenacetin. ...Read more

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Could you need an analgesic for colonoscopy if diprivan is being given?

Possible: Diprivan (propofol) is often used in sedation for colonoscopy. However, the person providing the sedation (md, aa, crna, rn) can choose to also give analgesics also my with the diprivan. Please discuss this issue with the provider before, and ensure all your questions are answered. ...Read more