Drug therapy

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Drug therapy is treatment that involves using medicines, generally on a regular basis to treat the disease.

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Drug therapy

  1. 1. Drug Therapy
  2. 2. IntroductionDrug therapy, alsocalledpharmacotherapy, is ageneral term for usingmedication to treatdisease. Drugs interactwith receptors orenzymes in cells topromote healthyfunctioning and reduceor cure illness.
  3. 3. BENEFITS OF DRUG THERAPYDrug therapy has clear benefits.Medication can cure many conditions,such as certain infections and diseases,and can dramatically improve symptomsof a wide range of problems. Patientsshould speak with their physician orhealth care provider to determinewhether medication is right for them.
  4. 4. DISORDERS DOES DRUG THERAPY TREATMost conditions can be treated with medication. Eventhose that cannot be cured or improved with drugtherapy may have symptoms that can be treatedwith medication. Examples of drug therapy include:• Antibiotics to cure a common ailment.• Pain relief after surgery or an accident.• Short- or long-term medication to fight addiction.• Antidepressants to relieve symptoms ofdepression.

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