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The improper or irrational use of analgesics lead to increased morbidity and mortality rates and deterioration of the quality of life, also it can give rise to misusing of healthcare resources and increasing of healthcare costs.
On September 3, the symposium "Current Thinking in OTC Analgesia: Patient Considerations and Practical Insights" (sponsored by McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.) focused on over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics, highlighting key considerations when recommending these medications.
The oral analgesics which are widely prescribed in RA are paracetamol and non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).45 In patients with mild to moderate disease activity analgesics are often prescribed on an as-needed" basis.
"This effect seems to be stronger for single analgesics and triptans than for combination analgesics," Dr.
- US-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Concentric Analgesics, Inc.
Analgesics Ad Counts at Key Retailers (Circulars) Retailer Ad Count Ad Share Walgreens 499 12.7% Publix 485 12.3% Rite-Aid 396 10.1% CVS 371 9.4% Acme 164 4.2% Giant Eagle 162 4.1% Weis 100 2.5% Stop & Shop 96 2.4% Giant--Carlisle 94 2.4% Giant--Landover 94 2.4% Share of Analgesics Promotions by Segment Internal Analgesics 75.7% External Analgesics 14.6% Sleep Aids 9.7% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Summary: Quantitative phytochemical analysis of plant extracts of Nicotiana plumbajnifolia was carried out and methanolic extracts was evaluated for their analgesic activity.
Some patients faced the side effects of painkillers but they recovered afterwards from the side effects of painkillers (analgesics).
The questionnaire contained the content to determine the proper use of analgesics and their associated side effects.
every year, and insufficient regulatory guidelines, especially against opioid analgesics, are likely to impede the market growth.
A study done in Bangladesh among 480 patients showed that misuse of analgesics occurs as a result of wrong indication, and longer duration of use through professional and nonprofessional sources such as friends and relatives.
"Analgesics with sleep aids are growing at 30 percent, well above overall category growth," affirms McNichol.