First of all let me know you about life saving. Anything or any person that may save your life from danger (of any kind) is a life saver for you and the action or reaction done by him for saving you, can be called as life saving.
If drugs are involved in this action then they are called as life saving drugs. Or we can say, if drugs save your life from illness that may danger for you, then they are called as life saving drugs.
Drug term is generally used by the doctors. But normally drugs are medicated substance that can cure your illness.
Sometimes, home remedies can also work as life saving drugs but these remedies are not known to everyone, so generally a person has to rely on these medicated life saving drugs which are also good. These drugs are known for their rapid and instant action. So due to their instantaneous action you can take them in emergency also.
What Are Life Saving Drugs
Drugs that are used in emergency to cure or prevent the illness are life saving drugs. These drugs are administrative for rapid action.
These are generally made up of chemical components which we get from nature. Nature is a big cabinet of chemical compounds especially those compounds that are used for manufacturing these life saving drugs. Morphine, aspirin etc.are the chemicals we get from nature.
Not only chemical compounds, some of toxins that are available in the nature also work as life saving drugs like-
- Toxin of puffer fish is used in chemotherapy for treating chronic pain.
- Venom of cobra is used in pain that occurs during surgery.
Toxin of sea anemone is used in multiple sclerosis etc.
As we know that nature is being disturbed by the human activities such as pollution, global warming etc. so man has to face many unnatural diseases as consequences of this disturbance. So for curing and preventing the effect of these diseases, life saving drugs are the need of hour.
Not only human activities, some of the factors are also responsible for causing illness such as imbalanced diet, stress
etc. So in this condition, these life saving drugs are really helpful.
Life Saving Drugs Definition
Life saving drugs are the medicines used in emergency for saving a life and it further effects. These are known for their immediate action. These drugs may save a life that’s why called as life saving drugs. These drugs are helpful in emergency. Millions of life saving drugs are available in the market. Different types of drugs are meant for different illness.
We all are well aware of it that these drugs can save us from illness and other health issues so we generally depend on these life saving drugs to get rid off it.
These life saving drugs are effective for a certain period of time and after completion of its duration, these get expired. And in general language, we call it ‘expiry date’. So an individual should purchase should always check the expiry date, whether it expired or not. Drug that has expired may cause side effects on your health. So do not purchase expired drug (or medicine).
Life Saving Drugs List
There are number of drugs that are used for different health issues. Different types of life saving drugs are used for different types of complications. Some of the drugs (or medicines) are enumerated below:
Drugs that are meant for curing ENT disorders
- Xylometazoline nasal drops
- Beclomethasone nasal spray
- Sodium bicarbonate ear drops
- Betamethaasone + neomycin ear drops
- Chloramphenicol ear drops
- Ichthammol liquid
- Norfloxacin eye/ drops
- Povidone iodine mouthwash
- Betahistine tablet
For electrolytic imbalance
- Glucose injectable solution
- Potassium chloride injection
- Sodium lactate compound injectable solution
- Sodium bicarbonate injectable solution
For respiratory disorder
- Aminophylline injection
- Salbutamol sulfate inhalation
- Theophylline syrup
For mental disorder
- Valproic acid
- Imipramine hydrochloric acid
- Lithium carbonate capsule
- Diazepam tablet
For building immunity
- Hepatitis B vaccine injection
- TT vaccine injection
- DPT vaccine injection
- OPV oral drops
- BCG vaccine injection
- Tolbutamide tablet
- Clomifene citrate tablet
- Insulin injections
- Levonorgestral tablet
- Glibenclamide tablet
- Propylthiouracil tablet
- Vasopressin injection
- Testosterone injection
- Phosphate enema
- Lactulose solution
- Metclopromide hydrochloric injection
- Domperidone tablet
For heart blockage
- Spironolactone tablet
- Enalapril maleate tablet
- Digoxin tablet
- Rifampicin capsule
- Ethambutol hydrochloric tablet
- Prednisolone tablet
- Promethazine tablet
Emergency Life Saving Drugs
Now you came to know about the life saving drugs that they are known for their instant and rapid action. But emergency life saving drugs are those which works very fast and may save one’s life.
When an individual faces illness or health complications which may prove as life threatening for him then in this condition these life saving drugs act as an elixir for him and make his life out of danger.
These emergency life saving drugs need may need in various situations such as:
- When an individual meets a severe accident then his body needs painkillers and anesthesia which may reduce his pain.
- In the condition of hypertension/hypotension where the blood pressure of an individual becomes very low or very high which may even dangerous for his life. So he needs emergency drug that can maintain his blood pressure.
Some of the emergency life saving drugs are listed below:
- Povidone iodine
So these emergency drugs are really helpful when a person fights for his life.
Life Saving Drugs Program
Life saving drugs program are mainly set up for providing drugs over the rare cases of disease and its complications. These drugs may increase lifeline of a patient but do not cure that disease completely. These programs introduced new technologies and drugs for different case.
Drugs provided by these programs are especially for cancer, genetic disorders, gaucher etc. But the prices of these drugs may out of the budget of the patient. These medicines are very expensive which may not easily affordable. This is the matter of concern for these programs.
These programs are running in some countries such as in UK, US, Australia and Germany. Due to extraordinary expenses, these countries are facing trouble in sustaining these programs.
So these countries want to maintain sustainability for these programs. Many policies are running in these countries to maintain its sustainability. These programs are really helpful for the person who’s suffering from rare disease and does not find its life saving drug easily in the market.
How life saving drugs Work
Different life saving drugs works differently for curing illness and preventing it symptoms. We can understand the working of these life saving drugs
by the points mention below:
- Solution of glucose helps to overcome the water loss caused due to dehydration.
- Painkillers reduce pain by blocking the pathways of its signals to the brain.
- Antifungal are used to kill fungus in fungal infections.
- Anticancerous drugs used in cancer for preventing cell division.
- Antibiotic are used to kill bacteria, causing bacterial infection.
- Antihormones drugs are used to maintain hormonal imbalance.
- Vaccines help in building immunity by reminding the body’s immune system to fight germs in future.
Life saving drugs pharmacology
Before talking about life saving drugs pharmacology, let me tell you about pharmacology, what is it? Pharmacology is a discipline in which you have to study about the action of particular drugs on the human being.
Or how a drug acts on the body of human being is studied in pharmacology. And now you know about pharmacology so you can correlate it with life saving drugs pharmacology and we can say, action of life saving drugs on human body is a discipline of life saving drugs pharmacology.
Now I would also like to tell you that pharmacology and pharmacy are two different zones, do not mix it. In pharmacy one has to study about the preparations of the drugs whereas in pharmacology it is about the action of drugs.
And now again come to life save drugs pharmacology, it also formulates the safe and effective guidelines for the life saving drugs and also maintains its quality by replacing it with the new one.
How effective life saving drugs are
These life saving drugs are very effective as it may save a life, but Various factors are responsible for making a life saving drugs effective such as:
Health of a person- Many life saving drugs contain high dosage of drugs which may proved as life threatening for the person whose health is not so good. So while using these drugs always takes doctor’s prescription.
We can purchase some of the drugs from market without any prescription which it is not as it may leave a bad effect
Age of the person- If the patient is younger especially a child then a small quantity of life saving drug is effective for his illness.
Doctors always prescribed drugs according to an individuals health so don’t try to give that prescription to others by your own as it may not good for them.
Allergic person- It the person is allergic then a doctor always prescribed hypo allergic drug for him to prevent allergic infection
In what forms life saving drugs are available
Life saving drugs are available in many forms:
Powder- Generally health supplements are available in the powdered form. Some of them are:
Liquid- ear/eye ointement, syrup etc. are the liquid forms of some life saving drugs. Some of them are:
Valproic acid syrup
Capsule/tablet- some of them are:
Prazosin hydrochloride tablet
Injectable – some of them are:
Magnesium sulfate injection
Protamine sulfate injection
Calcium folinate injwection
Gaseous form- Some of them are:
Nitrous oxide inhalation etc.
Are life saving drugs too costly
Generally these life saving drugs are too costly because cost of a drug depends on its seriousness such as anticancerous drugs used in cancer are very expensive.
This is because, cancer is a serious illness, even some of the cancer are incurable so an individual has to take these life saving drugs for longer time to increases his lifespan and these long time drugs take too much money of him.
And also the rare case of illness needs expensive drugs to cure or to prevent its symptoms, because limited drugs are available in the market for these diseases so an individual has to spend more money to buy it. But generic drugs are available in affordable prices.
Let me tell you about generic drugs, so when a company manufacture a particular drug then that company has the only right to manufacture that drug and after this that drug is known to everyone by its company’s name.
But every company has a patent duration which needs timely renovation if company does not renew it, then any other company can also manufacture the same drug and every company has the right to manufacture it.
Now we will not call this drug as its company’s name in fact we will call it as a generic drug. So these generic life saving drugs are easily available in the market at affordable prices.
Now you may understand that these life saving drugs are literally a life savers.
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