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Some types of medications are as follows:

  • Antibiotics - to fight infection
  • Analgesics - to control pain
  • Antihistamines - to help with allergies 
  • Antacids - to help with indigestion
  • Anticoagulants - to prevent blood clots
  • Psychotropic Medications - interact with the nervous system to fight depression
  • Diuretics - to get rid of excess fluids
  • Hormones - like steroids, HRT, the Pill and Insulin

Routes of entry into the body include:

  • Inhalers - (for example Asthma)
  • Nasal sprays
  • Eye drops
  • Eye ointment
  • Oral tablets
  • Injection
  • Infusion (drips)
  • Topical treatments like creams or ointments