Tag: Analgesics

An analgesic or painkiller is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain.
Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the peripheral and central nervous systems. They are distinct from anesthetics, which temporarily affect, and in some instances completely eliminate, sensation. Analgesics include paracetamol (known in North America as acetaminophen or simply APAP), the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as the salicylates, and opioid drugs such as morphine and oxycodone.
In choosing analgesics, the severity and response to other medication determines the choice of agent; the World Health Organization (WHO) pain ladder specifies mild analgesics as its first step. Analgesic choice is also determined by the type of pain: For neuropathic pain, traditional analgesics are less effective, and there is often benefit from classes of drugs that are not normally considered analgesics, such as tricyclic antidepressants and anticonvulsants.

Mundipharma will distribute Grünenthal’s analgesic in China

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Grünenthal and Mundipharma announced today that they have entered into a License and Distribution Agreement. Under its terms, Mundipharma will market and distribute Grünenthal’s Tramal® in China

Russian scientists isolated a phytocomplex with persistent analgesic effect

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The researchers of Tomsk State University with the oncopharmacology laboratory explored the properties of a flavonoid complex isolated from the above-ground part of Lychnis chalcedonica

Russia allocates 33 million rubles to develop a new anaesthetic agent

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By 2019, Russia will develop an anaesthetic agent for cancer patients, patients with acute myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease. According to the documents for the open tender of the Minis...

The share of analgesics in packages on the Russian market is about 9%

According to the Russian pharmaceutical market audit by DSM Group, the analgesics occupy about 3% of the drug market in value terms, but the share in packages is much higher: about 9%. The main cha...