Are drugs considered medicines?

Are drugs considered medicines?

This module focuses on drugs—powerful substances that can change both the way the brain functions and how the brain communicates with the body. Some drugs are helpful when used properly: they fall into the category of medicines. Other drugs may have a harmful effect on the body.

Are drugs and medicine the same thing?

Contrary to the normal belief that they are synonymous, they are actually quite different. Drugs take away control of your body & mind from YOU. Medicines reverse this and restore the control back to YOU. A drug is a chemical substance that takes control of your body or mind depending on its own inherent nature.

What is considered a medication?

A medication is a substance that is taken into or placed on the body that does one of the following things: Most medications are used to cure a disease or condition. For example, antibiotics are given to cure an infection. Medications are also given to treat a medical condition.

Why are medications sold in different countries under different names?

Medications are usually commercialized under different names in different countries, and even if they have the same brand names, they may have a different composition in order to respect each country’s laws on availability of certain substances.

What should be included in a medication history?

A good medication history should encompass all currently and recently prescribed drugs, previous adverse drug reactions including hypersensitivity reactions, any over-the counter medications, including herbal or alternative medicines, and adherence to therapy.

Why are excipients included in over the counter medications?

Excipients are included in almost all prescription, over-the-counter medications, and nutritional supplements. These ingredients may dyes, flavors, substances that function to bind the pills together, lubricants and preservatives. Some excipients help a drug to disintegrate into particles small enough to reach the bloodstream more quickly.

What do you know about medicines and illegal drugs?

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