The Safe Handling of Medicines Unit 1

Section 1
  (1)   The generic name refers to the official medical name for the active ingredient in the medicine. Usually after licensing and patenting a new product The company then has exclusive rights to market the medicine for the licensed uses for a certain period of time, usually about 10 to 12 years.
  (2) This same active ingredient could after this period of time be marketed under several brand names depending on the company producing them. For example Ibuprofen is the generic active ingredient found in Nurofen and also anadin extra but because companies use different inactive ingredients they may be different shapes colours and sizes, some easy to swallow some hard to swallow.
  (3) .
Furosemide | Lasix, frusol, Diumide, frumil, frusine, lasilactone. |
Paracitomol | Panadol |
Ibruprofen | Ibuleve |
Fluoxetine | Prozac, Procep, oxactin |
Warfaring | Marevan |
Lactulose | Lactulose |
Chiorphenamine | Allercalm, Allerief, Hayleve, piriton |
Ranitidine | Zantac |
amoxillin | Amoxil |
Paracetamol | Panadol, Medinol, Disprol, Alvadon, Calpol |

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Medicine Group | Why These Medicines are Used |
    1) Antibiotics | These are used to treat illnesses caused by bacterial infections |
    2) Antiacids | These are used to neutralise the stomachs acid content |
    3) Beta blockers | Beta blockers are used to treat heart pain angina and high blood pressure |
    4) Psycotropic medicines | Are used to treat mental conditions   Such as anxiety depression and Schizophrenia |
    5) Anticoagulants | Are used to reduce the bloods ability to clot |
    6) Antihistamines | Are used for the treatment of allergies for example (hay fever) |
    7) Laxatives | Are used to treat constipation |
    8) Cytotoxics | Are used to treat some types of cancer by mainly attacking rapidy dividing cells, such as cancer cells |
    9) 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors | Used...