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.