Drugs are something that are generally consumed when someone is sick. When suffering from colds, coughs, stomach ulcers or headaches (dizziness), most people treated her with free drugs that can be bought in shops, stores or pharmacies. This is because the disease typically recover quickly and are considered harmless. However, there are things to consider when you are taking OTC drugs or antibiotics.
OTC drugs are medicines that can be freely bought or did not require a prescription. OTC is safe to eat when following the rules of use and dosage set forth in the packaging. You also need to ascertain whether these OTC OTC truly safe, not a drug that requires a doctor's prescription but can be purchased freely.
Adjust the drug to be consumed with the illness. For example, when you cough, note whether the cough is the sort of dry cough or cough with phlegm. Dry cough usually caused by irritation. While coughing up phlegm because the entry of the virus or bacteria so that the body's mucus to fight it.
Or if you are suffering from the flu, can be detected whether the flu caused by viruses or bacteria. Flu is caused by a virus usually watery discharge that can actually be cured with adequate rest, drink plenty of water, and eat nutritious food and vitamins, especially vitamin C, without the need to take the drug. Conversely, when a viscous fluid means the flu is caused by bacteria that need to be overcome by consuming drugs or by going to the doctor to get antibiotics.
You need to know what content contained in OTC drugs and ensure that you or the person who will consume the drug has no allergy to the drug content. Avoid eating a certain content of medications consumed by the dose two-fold or more. This is possible if someone is taking the flu and headache medicine containing paracetamol at the same time so that there is in both the drug into the body with a double dose.
The following tables are generally content contained in OTC and usefulness.
Drugs for Drug Benefits in gynecology
Flu or Colds Paracetamol
(Acetaminophen) Reduction of heat (antipyretics) and soothe sore muscles and joints (amalgesik)
Klorpeniramin or Difenhidramin or Feniramin or Tripolidin
(Antihistamines) Overcoming allergies and relieve sneezing.
Or Ephedrine or Pseudoephedrine or Phenylpropanolamine Fenilefrin
(Decongestants) Painless loosen the throat and respiratory tract by reducing mucus.
Dry cough Dextromethorpan
(DMP) Relieves dry cough.
Reduce heat and paracetamol relieve sore muscles and joints.
(Antitusif) Relieves cough reflex directly by suppressing the central cough both in connection marrow (medulla), or on the central nervous (brain).
Guaifenesin cough up phlegm and ammonium salts guaicol
(Ekspetoran) Removing the fluid becomes more dilute, so dilute phlegm and easily removed.
Ambroxol and Bromexin
(Mukolitik) Reduce mucus viscosity fluids.
Dizziness Headache or paracetamol or mefenamic acid or Salicylates Acetyl Acid Reduces heat and soothe sore muscles and joints.
Stomach pain or heartburn Aluminium hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide Reduce pain by neutralizing stomach acid stomach.
Attapulgite Pectin Reduces Diarrhea and bowel movement.
Side effects that can occur when excess dose (overdose) of drug is stomach pain, palpitations, anxiety, seizures or lost consciousness. Worst impacts can result in death.
When is The Right Time to Take Drugs?
Consuming drugs, whether OTC or prescription drugs including antibiotics should not be done when an empty stomach may cause bad effects. Always use plain water instead of coffee, milk or tea when taking medicine. And most importantly, always follow the recommended usage in order to avoid dangerous side effects.
If you do not go away after taking the drug free, you should immediately go to the doctor to be given the right medicine. For diseases involving infection, usually a doctor will prescribe antibiotics, although in many cases there could be cured without antibiotics. So, there's no harm in you asking the types and usefulness of drugs given doctor.
Antibiotics consumed excessively in the short term can cause allergies such as hives, stomach pain, nausea, or swelling of the lips, eyelids, and other body parts. Another effect is the bacteria become resistant, so that if the same bacteria invade the body with the necessary antibiotics or more doses of antibiotics to fight harder.
Therefore, if your pain is not too severe, you should avoid the use of antibiotics, because it can create more resistant bacteria in the body. In developed countries, the use of antibiotics is limited and not easily given to patients. Your doctor will prescribe a medicine unless the condition of non-antibiotics in patients with infection or disease is considered severe.
Use medications wisely, and feel the benefits. We recommend that you maintain your body's health condition. But if you are ill, drug use and choose appropriately. Hopefully a speedy recovery!