Select the correct answer. Why is it that Acetaminophen does not have anti - inflammatory effects?
A. It is a selective Cox - 2 inhibitor.
B. It is a selective Cox - 1 inhibitor.
C. Because of it's effects on prostaglandins.
D. Because of central, not peripheral, Cox inhibition.
Acetaminophen is a chemically synthesized drug that is non-steroidal in nature and mainly used to relieve headache, fever, and pain but this drug does not belong to the class of NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs).
Answer and Explanation:
Acetaminophen is very much useful during high fever and pain. Although the exact mechanism of action of acetaminophen is not clearly known but it has...
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fromChapter 1 / Lesson 14
In this lesson, you're going to learn the difference between two drugs called acetaminophen and paracetamol. You'll also learn some alternative names for these drugs.