Major Treatment Options for Inflammation


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Which of the following medications would be the safest option to use for some minor aches and pains caused by a sports injury?

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1. Heidi was recently diagnosed with gout and prescribed prednisone by her physician. How will this type of medication reduce her inflammation?

2. Acetaminophen is an example of a/an _____, which is a substance that is used to reduce a fever.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several medicinal options for treating inflammation, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test our understanding of the most common treatments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • How NSAIDs work
  • The side effect of long-term use of steriods
  • Categories in which aspirin and ibuprofen fit

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how steroids work
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson to determine the safest option for minor inflammation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related inflammation treatment options lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, further review this lesson called Major Treatment Options for Inflammation to meet the following objectives:

  • Name some possible side effects of glucocorticoids
  • Cite two examples of commonly used NSAIDs
  • Explain how NSAIDs work
  • Define antipyretic