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  • Guidelines for the usage of medicines
    By Health Blog on August 20, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    In so many villages the people don’t know which medicine they have to use so they go a medical shop and ask for the medicines. There are several medicines that are available in this world but only some of them are needed for the treatment. Sometimes people don’t know how to use the medicines use them in a very wrong way. Using the medicines in a wrong way leads to several abnormalities and may cause other health problems mainly to livers, lungs, heart and kidneys. It is utmost important to use the medicines in the right way. Don’t forget that medicines can kill if we use wrongly and with every medicine this problem exists.

    The right usage of medicine and in the right dosage is very important. Unnecessary combinations of medicines might lead to different reactions and may cause death. Here are some of the guidelines that are to be followed for the better usage of medicines:

    • Use the medicines only when necessary.
    • Know the expiry date of the medicine and then use. Even if use the expired medicine it is of no use and sometimes may lead to harmful affects also.
    • Be sure to use the right dosage, right number of times, during day and night.
    • Know the correct precautions and use them carefully.
    • When we are having any doubt, seek the advice from a trained medical person or a doctor.
    • Only use the medicine when you are sure it is needed and when you are sure how to use it and know the side effects of that medicine before.
    • Some medicines may be sleepy after having that medicine. Try to avoid the work or working involves physical and mental attention.


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  • How to take medicines?
    By Health Blog on August 18, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    It is very important to know how to take the medicines, in how much quantity should be taken and other precautions that should be taken before taking medicine because if we take the medicine less than the disease will not cure or if we take more then it will affect other parts of the body also mostly lungs, liver, heart, stomach. So we should take at most care while taking medicines. Some medicines should be taken only once in a day and others may be very often like this there are several other constrains on taking medicines depending upon the severity, emergency, time, conditions etc. Whenever we suggest a medicine to others it is better to give all the instructions and also the information regarding when to take and how to repeat. It is always suggestible even if the number of medicines is less to write all the precautions, timings and frequency to use those medicines. When there are several kinds of medicines then we have to take more care regarding this.


    Suppose if you are suggesting some medicines to others then you should write on a paper the information regarding the timings, name of the person, disease, frequency of usage you suggested and for what you suggested the medicine including the dosage. This helps as a patient report.

    Some medicines should be taken and also works best when taken with empty stomach while the others work effectively only when taken with full stomach. Because some medicines upset the stomach if there is some food inside and creates the sensation of vomiting or motions. So we should know how to use the medicines and other precautions that we should follow before taking them.

    I am suggesting some medicines those should be taken before 1 hr to the meals: penicillin, ampicillin, tetracycline, rifampicin.

    Take these medicines together with or after the meals: aspirin, iron tablets, vitamin tablets and erythromycin.

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