What are analgesic drugs ? How are they classified and when are they usually recommended for use ? (3 marks)
Analgesic drugs : These drugs are the chemical substances which are given to relieve body pains. These act on the central nervous system.
These are classified as Narcotics i.e. habit forming and non-narcotics i.e. not habit forming.
Examples of Narcotics : Opium which contains alkaloids such as Codeine and Morphine.
Examples of Non-Narcotics : Aspirin and Ibuprofen.