Drug Flash Cards

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Aceclofenac is an anti-inflammatory drug provides symptomatic relief in a variety of painful inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis  and ankylosing spondylitis. It is well tolerated with improved gastrointestinal tolerability relative to other NSAIDs.

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Acetaminophen is a centrally acting analgesic and anti-pyretic. It is used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fever. Acetaminophen is effective in the central nervous system and acts primarily in the CNS, increasing the pain threshold by inhibiting both isoforms of cyclooxygenase, COX-1, COX-2, and COX-3 enzymes involved in prostaglandin synthesis.

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Amtolmetin guacyl is a NSAID which is a non-acidic prodrug of tolmetin sodium and is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Apart from the NSAID specific properties of tolmetin, amtolmetin guacyl has additional antipyretic, analgesic and gastro-protective properties.

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Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It has analgesic, antipyretic, antirheumatic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Its action may be due to inhibition of synthesis and release of prostaglandins.

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Benzocaine is a local anesthetic which works by blocking nerve signals in your body. Benzocaine topical is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by minor skin irritations, sore throat, sunburn, teething pain, vaginal or rectal irritation, ingrown toenails, hemorrhoids, and many other sources of minor pain on a surface of the body. 

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