Drug Therapy

What is Drug Therapy?

Drug therapy or more scientifically known as pharmacotherapy, is simply the administration of different medications in the body to cure a particular disease or health condition. These drugs or medications enter the blood stream and interact with antibodies and the immune system to strengthen it and to fight off illness and disease. Drugs/medication interact with the enzymes in a patient’s body and work in order to treat the illness. Drug therapy is the one of the most widely used procedure in medical history and is the primary approach to most sorts of illness in its initial cases.

What is it for?

Drug therapy is often applicable in the treatment of any disease or health condition. There are various advantages of using drug therapy. The most common type of drug therapy is antibiotics. Antibiotics can be used to treat minor and major illnesses. Another common form of medication is found in pain relievers. Beyond these common forms there are a range of pharmaceutical options available for most ailments.

What the process is like?

Drug therapies are very well researched and studied. All the side effects and possible pros and cons of a particular drug  are studied carefully before it is made available for usage. Depending on the medication there may be side effects but these are almost always well documented and made known to the patient before treatment beings. Your doctor will walk you through possible side effects.

More posts

Blog posts

  • Sciatica

      What is sciatica? Sciatica is a term used to describe any kind of pain caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is comprised of several nerves that branch out from each side of the lower spine. These nerves merge together to form the sciatic nerve, which runs through the […]

  • Whiplash

    What is whiplash? Whiplash is a type of neck injury caused by a sudden unexpected backward and/or forward jerking movement of the head, resulting in damage to the soft tissues (e.g. muscles, ligaments, discs, nerves) of the neck. Although whiplash is most commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, it can also be caused by other […]

  • Hand Therapist Receives Royal Recognition

    Katherine Butler is the hand therapist for The London Orthopaedic Clinic and is based at King Edward VII’s Hospital. She was presented to HRH The Prince of Wales at The Royal Society of Musicians as he opened the Society’s new building in London. Katherine is an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL and Plymouth University and […]