Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutic Research

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Drug Therapy

Drug therapy, also called pharmacotherapy, may be a general term for using medication to treat disease. Drugs interact with receptors or enzymes in cells to market healthy functioning and reduce or cure illness. Medications are heavily researched and tested before being prescribed to patients, but may have unanticipated effects when combined with certain foods, herbal remedies or other drugs.

The method of administration for drug therapy varies counting on the patient and therefore the condition being treated. Medications could also be taken orally in pill, capsule or liquid form, or could also be injected into the tissues or muscles.

As a function of eradicating disease, many drugs carry side effects which may be minor or sometimes severe. In most cases, side effects are temporary and don't last beyond the course of drug treatment.

Most conditions are often treated with medication. Even people who can't be cured or improved with drug therapy may have symptoms which will be treated with medication. samples of drug therapy include:

Antibiotics to cure a standard ailment

Pain relief after surgery or an accident

Short- or long-term medication to fight addiction

Antidepressants to alleviate symptoms of depression

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