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What are analgesics?

Asked by J. Lautner, Last updated: Feb 19, 2020

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K. Myers

K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered Apr 05, 2019

Analgesic is known to be a painkiller. It is a general term for any drug that is used to stop or relieve pain. If you ever get sick or your head hurts, you may need to take analgesics in order to stop the pain. The most popular analgesics would probably be a painkiller that can be bought over the counter.

Analgesic is known to be a painkiller. It is a general term for any drug that is used to stop or
For taking a painkiller, you don'ot need a prescription from any doctor. It contains and is probably better known as acetaminophen. The name of the drug is Tylenol. Others include NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors, and Opioids. There are other things that are used to stop the pain including alcohol, medical cannabis and psychotropic agents. The next time you have an ache or pain in your body, you will most likely be taking an analgesic.

 

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