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identify common types of medication in social care settings
Types of medication prescribed and administered to individuals: antibiotics (used to fight infection); analgesics (used to relieve pain); antihistamines (used to relieve allergy symptoms, [ eg hay fever); antacids (used to relieve indigestion); anticoagulants (used to prevent blood clotting, eg following heart attack, thrombosis, some surgical procedures); psychotropic medicine (eg used to treat
depression); diuretics (used to get rid of excess fluids in the body); laxatives (used to alleviate constipation); hormones (eg insulin, contraceptives, steroids, Hormone Replacement Therapy); cytotoxic medicines (used to treat some forms of cancer) Classification of medication: prescription only medicine (POM); over-the-counter medicine (P – in the presence of pharmacist, GSL – General Sales List); controlled drugs; complementary/homeopathic remedies ]
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