Classification of drugs and dietary supplements

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Biological Active Additives
Classification of drugs and dietary supplements
Pharmaceutical industry

Drug Classification:

1. Antibacterial drugs.
2. Hormones.
3. Diagnosis kits.
4. Drugs affecting immune system.
5. Drugs affecting metabolism.
6. Drugs affecting mental state.
7. Drugs affecting blood clotting.
8. Drugs affecting the tone of vessels.
9. Drugs affecting bronchi function.
10. Drugs affecting function of gastrointestinal tract.
11. Drugs affecting myocardium function.
12. Drugs affecting kidneys function.
13. Antiviral drugs.
14. Anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers.
15. Antifungal drugs.
16. Anticancer drugs.
17. Antiparasitic drugs.

More General Food Supplements Classification:

1. Nutraceuticals (additional source of nutrients: proteins, oils, carbs, amino acids, vitamins, mineral substances, dietary fibers).
2. Parapharmaceuticals (disease prevention, support of necessary organ activity and systems of organism).
3. Eubiotics (normalization of microflora of gastrointestinal tract due to microorganisms or their metabolites, substrates).

Nutraceutical Classification:

1. Daily dietary modifiers.
2. Sources of mineral substances.
3. Macro-elements.
4. Micro-elements.
5. Combined nutraceuticals.
6. Sources of vitamins.
7. Monovitamin products.
8. Polyvitamin products.
9. Sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
10. Food supplements for supporting of normal structure and regulation of microflora of the large intestine.

Parapharmaceuticals Classification:

1. Regulators of hunger.
2. Parapharmaceuticals containing natural enzymes.
3. Adaptogens.
4. Immunomodulators.
5. Regulators of functions and systems of organism.

Medicines contain a therapeutic dosage of active substances unlike food supplements which contain a physiological dosage; daily food supplement dosage does not exceed one-time therapeutic dosage and composes not more than 60% of the therapeutic dosage