Expectorant – D.Q. should understand that expectorants will not so much cease coughing, but rather loosen the bronchial secretions so that they can be removed when he coughs. D.Q. should know that expectorants can be found in many OTC products, and that the most common one found in these products is guaifenesin. Adequate water intake is important when taking an expectorant as it will assist in its effect (Kee, et al., 2012)
In our experience with Pharmasim we learned that Marketing decision making must be very sensitive and responsive to everything going on in the industry which is very complex. Consumer responses to marketing tactics can be volatile and unpredictable and no idea is guaranteed to work well. Marketing is a matter of meticulous research, assumptions, planning, and volatility at times. Overall we took away two major points: 1) that it is important to consider the product lifecycle in evaluating how to promote businesses and, 2) that the “Sweet Spot” as a competitive advantage should be the greatest point of consideration when evaluating how to best gain leverage to beat the competition in the minds of
“Matty Rix grew up in a community that had much to offer a happy, adventurous boy. He took advantage of the open spaces and the forests and streams, whether riding his four-wheeler with friends or fishing and hunting with his father. But small-town, rural southern Maine also had something else to offer its curious youth: A steady supply of pain pills and other prescription drugs.” (Richardson, 2011)
In the United States, 40 people die across each day due to overdosing on narcotic prescription medicine. One of the most commonly abused prescriptions is opioids painkillers such as Vicodin and codeine. Another medicine to treat anxiety and sleep aids such as Valiums and Xanax. Other abused prescriptions are stimulants to treat Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder (ADHD) like Adderall and Ritalin. When the overdose first became a problem, 60 percent of NC prescription overdose victims were dying before the arrival of emergency medical
These are used for the relief of common aches and pains such as headache, toothache, period pains, fever and symptoms associated with cold and influenza, muscular and joint pains. These medicines are considered over-the-counter medicines and available without the need for
The power of Nyquil is sometimes overlooked as just another sinus medication or cold and flue relief. What is unnoticed is the power this medication prevails. A lot of people take Nyquil for its purpose but some tend to abuse its purpose and use it for other problems, such as taking advantage of its drowsy feeling it gives you when consumed. This is a drug that is most popular on today’s market, but do the consumers actually know what they are buying?
What does it take to be a pharmacist? Pharmacy involves more than just handing out drugs, otherwise anyone could do it. “A pharmacist is a health professional who follows instruction from physicians regarding the amount of education to distribute” (“Pharmacy requirements”). The pharmacy profession requires a lot of education, demands patience and attentive work, provides good pay, and offers a satisfying job.
Another type of drug is opiates. Some may ask, what are opiates? Opiates include a number or different drugs. These drugs include opium, morphine, their derivatives and compounds and their synthetic equivalents (Kazenback, p.212). Opiates have a great medical value; each opiate differs in their uses, effects, and addition potential (Kazenback, p.212). According to the author the most common types of opiates are morphine and codeine (Kazenback, p.212). Morphine and codeine are used for relief in pain and for treatment of cough (Kazenback, p.212). These drugs are usually prescribed from a medical professional out of medical setting such the hospital (Kazenback, p.212). Some drugs are focused on more than others. Kazenback states, “While the misuse or illicit use of some of these drugs has presented serious
Acetaminophen has been used for decades. In 1947 it was able to be bought by prescription only. Then in the 1960s it was then changed to be bought over the counter. It is one of the most commonly used analgesic-antipyretic medication for pediatrics and adults. The chemical name is N-acetyl-p-aminophenol (APAP). There is more than 200 over the counter medications, prescriptions that has acetaminophen listed as the primary drug. According to the American Association of Poison Control Center, acetaminophen is the most common pharmaceutical that has intentional and unintentional poisoning and toxicity. The most common of NSAIDs is aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), it was put into modern medicine in 1899. Ibuprofen also known as Advil or Motrin, a
Methaqualone, is also referred to as Disco Biscuits, Down And Dirties, Jekyll-and-Hyde, Joe Fridays, Lemmon 714, Lemons, Lennon's, Lovers, Ludes, Mandies, Mandrake, Q, Qua, Quack, Quad, Quaaludes, Soaper, Supper, Vitamin Q, The Love Drug, Wallbangers, Whore Pills, and Sopor. This list of street names for the drug goes on and on.
Belladonna alkaloids is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and intestinal inflammation in combination with other medications. IBS is an invasive gastrointestinal functional bowel disorder, characterized by a recurrent crampy diarrhea and abdominal pain. Belladonna works by decreasing motion of muscles in the intestine and stomach providing them with a mild sedation
“With unanimous support, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act (H.R. 304).” The bill was written by Representatives Richard Hudson (R-NC) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), passed the Senate in 2017.
This painkiller, often used to treat coughs and colds, has many side effects, including drowsiness, severe itchiness, delayed mental processes (slower reactions), vomiting, shortness of breath, etc. If overused for recreational purposes, this drug creates a severe psychological and physical dependence on the use of this drug. Overuse can also cause fainting, confusion, wheezing, fever, and has the potential to kill. Codeine itself is known to be a very mild opiate, therefore its benefits do not outweigh the negatives it may cause. The human body’s tolerance to codeine has been shown to increase quickly and easily, requiring a larger dose
You brought to my attention that your cough syrup has one key ingredient that is known to have sever reaction, when taken with aspirin (SNHU , 2017). It is required by law, that any drugs manufactured, must have a label placed directly on the product, listing all the possible risk and harm from its consumption. Now by doing so, it protects you from being found guilty for failing to warn your consumers of possible risk and dangers and for failing to comply with the Negligence Per Se doctrine. Failing to do so, can result in paying a consumer compensatory and punitive damages (Herron, et al., 2011). I recommend that a you foresee what other dangers that can occur, such as glass shattering and perhaps going with a plastic bottle instead, in conjunction
Narcotics are central nervous system depressants that relieve pain without causing the user to lose consciousness. It is this reason many people choose to abuse prescription narcotics.