Do You Know What Medicine Is?

Of course, when it comes to health, everyone wants and can live a healthy life. There are so many ways that can be done to obtain health. Starting from implementing a healthy lifestyle such as eating nutritious foods, exercising, not smoking and drinking alcohol and maintaining good hygiene. But even so, the disease can still attack the human body. If you are sick, then what should you do? One way that can be pursued to return to health is to carry out drug therapy properly, safely and appropriately. Taking medication is one of the most common ways used by many hospital patients in order to become healthy again.

But what exactly is medicine? According to Ansel (1989), a drug is a substance that is used to diagnose, reduce pain, and treat or prevent disease in humans or animals. According to PerMenKes 917/Menkes/Per/x/1993, (finished) drugs are defined as preparations or combinations that are used to influence or investigate either physiologically or pathological conditions in order to establish a diagnosis, health improvement, cure, prevention, recovery, and treatment. contraception. Medicine is used as a support in the world of health. Currently there are so many types of drugs that exist in the world. Among the drugs most commonly circulated in the world are analgesics, namely painkillers (painkillers), acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs or NSAIDs), aspirin or ASA (acetylsalicylic acid), which are also antipyretics. , ibuprofen and many others.

But of course, in taking the drug must be with a doctor’s prescription. This is very necessary considering that when the drug is consumed in the wrong amount and dose, it will be fatal to the human body instead of curing it. Therefore, if you want to take certain drugs for your disease, then you should consult with your doctor first.



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