Presentation on theme: "Drugs A drug is any substance you put into your body that changes around your body’s chemistry."— Presentation transcript:
Drugs A drug is any substance you put into your body that changes around your body’s chemistry.
Drugs as Medicine 3 Terms you should know! Drug Use: Using drugs for medical purposes Drug Misuse: Using drugs for medical purposes but taking the wrong amount Drug Abuse: Using drugs for non-medical purposes
What is the purpose of Drugs Prevent Diseases Cure Diseases Relieve Symptoms Preventing the flu Penicillin Relieves headaches
Beware when taking drugs (this also applies to illegal drugs) 1. Know the Drug- –Is it addictive –Is it safe 2. The route you take it –Injection is the faster –Pills have to absorb in the stomach 3. When you take it –After dinner –In the morning 4. If you are taking other drugs –Some drugs don’t mix well together and can cause problems
THE FDA Food and Drug Administration –Safe (it wont hurt you) –Effective (it will do what it says) Not all drugs are FDA approved!
OTC (Over the Counter Drugs) Easy to get Follow the instructions Easy to misuse Read labels Buy Generic
FYI-Generic Drugs Active Ingredients- the things that help you Inactive ingredients- flavors, coatings, etc..
Prescription Drugs Need a doctor note Do not share with others Read Directions carefully Can be abused