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brianna09 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) Honors

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State three examples each of acids, bases, and salts commonly used in therapeutic processes. From the examples you state, select one acid, one base, and one salt and describe how and where they are used in therapeutic processes. Please note that your examples should not duplicate those already shared in your readings.

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boblawrence | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted December 5, 2011 at 2:48 AM (Answer #1)

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Three commonly used acidic drugs are Aspirin (acetyl salicylic acid), Phenobarbital and Penicillin.

Three commonly used basic drugs are Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), Tetracycline and Ephedrine.

Three commonly used drug salts are Tetracycline Hydrochloride, Sodium Naproxyn and Penicillin G Potassium.

The acidic drug Aspirin is commonly administered in pill form and is used as a pain killer (analgesic) and for its anti-inflammatory effects (such as for arthritis).

The basic drug Tetracycline is given in pill, capsule, or pediatric liquid form.  It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and is used to treat infections such urinary tract or sinus infections, and is sometimes used as a preventative in patients prone to acne.

The salt Sodium Naproxyn is administered as a pill or capsule for much the same reasons as is Aspirin.  It is a non-narcotic pain killer, and is commonly used to treat headache.


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