Author: Anna Peters

From opium to ibuprofen – the history of pain relief

From opium to ibuprofen – the history of pain relief

An inseparable part of every person’s life is pain. It is not surprising, therefore, that painkillers have been used since the inception of the first civilizations. For centuries, in the fight against ailments, people turned to prayers and victims, and organic drugs – opioids – were also used on the agenda. Today, medicine has gone …

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Ambien

Ambien

Zolpidem is a hypnotic drug from the group of imidazopyridines, used as part of many modern hypnotic drugs. According to its effectiveness, the benzodiazepine analogue has a very short half-life (about 2 hours) and is not a source of pharmacologically active metabolites. Rapidly absorbed by the body, the maximum concentration in plasma is reached in …

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Pain relief

Pain relief

What is pain relief? Traditional painkillers are divided into proper anaesthetics (analgesics) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (drugs of the “aspirin” series). Analgesics, in turn, are of two types. Some suppress pain directly in the place of their manifestation, interfering with the signal of pain to enter the brain. Most often, these drugs are used to …

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Soma

Soma

Carisoprodol belongs to the group of muscle relaxants. The mechanism of its action is due to the blocking of the nerve impulse (or pain), which is sent to the brain from the peripheral nervous system. Another name is SOMA or Vanadom. Initially, in 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, United States) approved the drug. …

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Tramadol

Tramadol

Tramadol (trans- (±) -2 – [(Dimethylamino) methyl] -1- (3-methoxyphenyl) cyclohexanol (as hydrochloride) is an opioid synthetic analgesic, belongs to the group of partial opioid receptor agonists. It activates opioid receptors (mu, delta, kappa) on the pre- and postsynaptic membranes of the afferent fibers of the nociceptive system in the brain and gastrointestinal tract.It has a …

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Pain relief and drugs

Pain relief and drugs

Analgesics This group of products includes medicinal substances of different chemical structure and mechanism of action. The main place among the painkillers are analgesics. There are narcotic and non-narcotic analgesics. Drugs include morphine, omnopon, promedol, fentanyl, etc. They suppress a variety of pain, including very severe pain resulting from injuries, burns, myocardial infarction. The analgesic …

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