Comon Types of Medication

Know about common types of medication and their use
Assessment Criteria
2.1   Identify common types of medication
Paracetamol – Paracetamol works as a painkiller by affecting chemicals in the body called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are substances released in response to illness or injury.
Gaviscon helps relieve heartburn and acid reflux. It creates a foam barrier on the stomach acid which helps provide longer lasting action against heartburn.
Tegretol (carbamazepine) is used to treat seizures, nerve pain and bipolar disorder. Includes Tegretol side effects, interactions and indications
Procyclidine is used to treat Parkinsonism (slowed movements, stiffness of the body, uncontrollable body movements, weakness, tiredness and soft voice.
Zuclopenthixol is an antipsychotic that helps reduce symptoms of certain mental health disorders. Zuclopenthixol has been used to treat schizophrenia.
Sodium valproate is prescribed to treat epileptic disease and seizures. It is also called Epilim.
Sulpiride is used to relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia. Such symptoms include hearing, seeing, or sensing things that are not real, having mistaken beliefs, and feeling unusually suspicious.
Laxido and how it works. This medicine is a laxative and is used to treat constipation that has been present for a long time.
Oilatum for Itchy, Irritating Dry Skin Conditions Including Eczema and Dermatitis Oilatum Bath Formula contains an emollient mineral oil which mixes in water to give a milky bath without the surface film usually associated with ordinary oils. Oilatum Bath Formula is suitable for people with eczema and other dry skin conditions. It has an effective dual action which soothes, softens and rehydrates the skin to provide effective relief from irritation and itch, while leaving the skin supple.