Drug Classifications

  1. Therapeutic classification: refers to the drugs usefulness in treating a particular disease.


  • Different types of drugs manage cardiovascular function

  • dependent on their clinical function


  • some may influence clotting

  • some lower blood cholesterol

  • some prevent the onset of a stroke

  • anticoagulants

  • antihypertensives

  • antihyperlipidemics


  1. Pharmacological classification:refers to way the drug works at the molecular, tissue and body systems level.


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