Analgesics Drugs

Prescription Drugs   Non-Prescription Drugs

Analgesics are medicines that relieve pain. Every type of pain killer medicine has its advantages and disadvantages. One medicine which is effective for a specific type of pain many not be effective for another kind. So such mdesicines need to be taken very carefully.

Purpose of Analgesics

Analgesics are prescribed to relieve pain of all sorts - headaches , backaches, joint pain, sore muscles, menstrual cramps and pain that results from surgery, injury or illness. While these drugs do not treat whatever is causing the pain, they can provide enough relief to make people more comfortable and to allow them to carry out their daily routines.

Throughout human history, people have sought ways to reduce pain. Until modern times, only a few effective Analgesics existed. But today, a wide range of pain relievers are available.

How Analgesics Work?

Pain is the body's signal that something is wrong. Pain can result from an injury, such as a broken bone, a burn or a sprain; from overuse of muscles (including muscle tension due to stress); from infections, such as sinus infections or Meningitis; or from natural events, such as child birth.

Pain begins at the level of the cells. In response to injury or inflammation, cells release chemical messengers. These chemical messengers alert other specialized cells called Pain Receptors. The Pain Receptors send signals to the brain. The brain interprets the signals, and we perceive pain. Analgesics work by either blocking the signals that go to the brain or by interfering with the brain's interpretation of the signals.

Common Analgesics
  • Aspirin
  • Choline Salicylate
  • Magnesium
  • Salicylate
  • Sodium Salicylate
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen Sodium
  • Ketoprofen

These are Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs relieve pain and also reduce inflammation. There is another common analgesic, Acetaminophen provides pain relief but does not reduce inflammation.Determining the best pain reliever depends, in part, on the type of pain. The two main categories are acute pain and chronic pain.

Related Article

Types of Analgesics

Send ONLINE ENQUIRY for Wholesale Purchase of Analgesics.
Prescription Drugs   Non-Prescription Drugs