Analgesia - Analgesia This article is an overview of drugs...

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Analgesia This article is an overview of drugs that are used for the purpose of pain relief and analgesia. These treatment regimes are based on UK guidelines. For more information about other regimes consult you local hospital trust. Simple analgesia SIMPLE ANALGESIA (Step 1 on WHO pain ladder) Paracetamol Route/dose: 1 gram QDS PO PRN Anti-pyretic and mild analgesic. Unlike NSAIDs has no anti-inflammatory effects. Can provide very effective analgesia if given regularly. Side Effects: Rare. Rash, hypoglycaemia, hepatic/renal failure (in OD) Caution: alcohol dependence or severe liver disease Interactions: Increases effects of warfarin with prolonged regular use. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) NSAID. Irreversibly inhibits both COX 1 and COX 2 to reduce prostaglandin synthesis and inflammation and thromboxane A2, hence anti-platelet action. Due to irreversible nature of effects last for several days (other NSAIDs only have anti-platelet action for a few hours)
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Used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic. Also for MI and CVA acute treatment and
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