Dangers of Medicine


Dangers of Medicine

In General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry read the Chapter 4 opening vignette titled, An Accidental Overdose and the conclusion at the end of Chapter 4 titled, An Accidental Overdose Revisited.  Choose a drug – prescription or over-the-counter, other than acetaminophen, to research.

  • What is the main purpose of your drug?
  • What is the recommended dosage for your drug?
  • What are the potential side effects of your drug?
  • In your discussion be sure to identify the functional groups in your drug.
  • Also address the mechanism by which the drug works.

Post your answers below and respond to at least two classmates’ posts with substantive responses.