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What do analgesics do?

Asked by K. Tanaka, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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M. Kennedy

M. Kennedy

M. Kennedy
M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer, Denver

Answered Apr 09, 2019

Generally speaking, analgesic drugs help people feel relief to pain or it stops the pain altogether. In order to get the pain to stop, a person will need to ingest the analgesic drug or take it intravenously. That way, the drug can get into the person’s system. Once that takes place, the medicine usually has an active ingredient in the drug.

Generally speaking, analgesic drugs help people feel relief to pain or it stops the pain
This ingredient travels to the body parts especially the one that is causing such pain and it causes it to stop or lessen. Analgesic drugs must make their way to the bloodstream of the body. Then they travel to the bloodstream. It can take a few minutes to get to the targeted area of the body before the person will feel better.

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