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Why drugs do not help?

“Prescribed me tablets, and they do not act“. How many times we appeared in such situation! What needs to be considered that medicine really helped?

Rule 1. Get only that preparation which is specified in the recipe. can Replace medicine only as a last resort when it is not in one drugstore of the city - and that having consulted to the doctor. “To buy arrangements of druggists this latest means“ it is better not to give in, more expensive not always means better. And “in loading“ buy nothing too - there can be a compatibility problem.

Rule 2. Time reception. Three times a day are actually three times a day, that is on a tablet each 8 hours.

Directly at the rate
If in the middle of a course side effects suddenly began to be shown, it is yet not an occasion to throw medicine. Consult to the doctor. Some problems need just to be endured (generally it concerns “heavy artillery“ - tsitostatik or powerful antibiotics of a broad spectrum of activity).

For example, in 7. 00, in 15. 00 and 23. 00. It is connected with feature of removal of medicine from an organism, for effective action it is necessary to maintain its certain concentration in blood. It is especially important to consider it at reception of antibiotics - otherwise microbes they will not kill but only will teach to resist to a preparation.

Rule 3. Do not reduce a course. Scientists from university of Pennsylvania interrogated 15 thousand Americans who were ever accepting preparations week and longer. It turned out that nearly 75% of patients independently decided when it is possible to stop reception - who for economic reasons who on laziness or forgetfulness.

Rule 4. To, after or instead of food? It very much influences efficiency of a preparation! For example, antatsida (heartburn medicine) need to be taken strictly for half an hour to food, and it is even important not to drink these 30 minutes not to wash up means from a stomach. And with acetilsalicylic acid (aspirin) at all difficult history. In usual tablets this preparation strongly irritates mucous a stomach therefore reception to food is excluded. And here in the form of sparkling tablets it, on the contrary, needs to be drunk to food: the operating beginning was already dissolved, and vials of gas will accelerate absorption.

of Preparations, demanding obligatory reception after food, there is not a lot of. It makes sense to take the vast majority of medicine during food, after the first spoons.

Rule 5. Wash down drugs only with water. If needs some other liquid, about it it is surely specified in the instruction. Categorically all alcoholic drinks, coffee and tea are not suitable for a zapivaniye. And freshly squeezed grapefruit juice in combination with some preparations can be life-threatening.

A if I grow thin?
If you protect a figure and do not eat after the 6 or 7 evening, do not date the last reception of tablets by this time.“ After food“ - it is not obligatory after the first, second and compote at all. More likely, it means “not on a hungry stomach“. A glass of low-fat kefir too food, and a figure it definitely will not damage even if to drink it at 11 in the evening.

Rule 6. Not to gnaw, and to swallow. Dosage forms are thought up not just like that. The dragee, capsules, syrups, mixtures, chewable and sublingual (hypoglossal) tablets - all this variety is necessary correctly to deliver a preparation in an organism.

the Vast majority of tablets cannot be cracked: besides that the stuffing can be disgusting on taste, so also the preparation not as it is conceived will work. For the same reason it is impossible to cut in half the tablets covered with a cover at all: most often the cover protects a preparation from the acid environment of a stomach. It is also impossible to pour out or out contents of capsules - equally well the preparation can be thrown out in a bucket.

Rule 8. On eternal storage. the treatments of a tablet which Remained later most often settle in granaries of the home first-aid kit though the most correct exit - to throw out them. And that is why.

What is a medicine expiration date? This time during which contents of not opened packing are effective and safe.

the Children`s question
to Children cannot give to
preparations for adults if about it it is directly not specified in the instruction. Even if the dosage is equal in a children`s tablet, say, to a quarter of a dosage adult, it does not mean yet that one can be replaced with another.
If tablets are stored by

in a bottle, then after printing it is possible to store it at most a year, it is possible to earn disorder of intestines further. The American researchers found out that they on a surface stored in the opened container of preparations begin to breed a salmonella, staphylococcus, colibacillus and other microorganisms. Besides, tablets can absorb moisture from air, and can dry, on the contrary, that will surely be reflected in their properties.

not opened packings and tablets can be stored in blisters without special fears. The same researchers declared that more than 80% of drugs remain suitable from 5 to 25 (!) years after expiry date, and at the rest the amount of active ingredients just decreases. However, it is better not to experiment on himself and not to use overdue drugs.

With what cannot combine antibiotics

the Antibiotic Inadmissible combinations
Penicillin (penicillin, ampicillin, oksatsillin, metitsillin) of Amino acid, adrenaline, ascorbic acid, vitamins of group B, heparin, a hydrocortisone, mezaton, eufillin, hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate, alcohols, enzymes, ephedrine, tetratsiklina
of Tetratsiklina Levomitsetin, erythromycin, eufillin, sulfanylamides, a hydrocortisone, heparin
Gentamycin, amikacin Penicillin, tetratsiklina, eufillin, heparin
Lincomycin Kanamitsin, penicillin, tsefalosporina, erythromycin
of Tsefalosporina Lincomycin, levomitsetin, eufillin, barbiturates, hydrocortisone, sulfanylamides
Levomitsetin Penicillin, tetratsiklina, tsefarosporina, erythromycin, ascorbic acid, vitamins of group B, hydrocortisone
Erythromycin Lincomycin, tetratsiklina, levomitsetin, heparin