. 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?

Best Answer

Analgesics: They are the drugs used for relieving pain. Analgesics are classified into two categories:

(a) Narcotics (addictive) drugs            (b) Non-narcotics (non-addictive) drugs

(a) Narcotics: Narcotic drugs are recommended for cardiac pain, post operative pains, terminal cancer and in child birth.

(b) Non-narcotics: Non-narcotic drugs are effective in relieving skeletal pain, reducing fever, preventing heart attack

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