Aspirin, herbs, paracetamol, and other familiar drugs that can be dangerousPictolic
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Popular medical proverb: "the spoonful of medicine in a Cup of poison," heard, perhaps, everything. But not all know that even if you strictly abide by the dosage rules of storage and not to exceed the expiration date, with certain medications you have to be very, very careful.
And the most dangerous, many of these drugs we keep in home first aid kits. And taken in case of complaints. What pills and drops need to be especially careful?
...and other NSAIDs. They relieve pain, reduce fever, and therefore we try to keep them at hand and often take.
Meanwhile, all these drugs are able to badly affect the gastric mucosa, causing gastritis and ulcers and can even provoke a gastric bleeding.
Analgin with long-term use can cause anemia, Aspirin reduces blood clotting, what could be the cause of bleeding, Indomethacin affects the nervous system and can cause hallucinations.
First and foremost we are talking about the sprays and drops, have vasoconstrictor properties. If used for a long time (over five days), possible unpleasant consequences such as dizziness and headaches — because of sivane vessels of the brain.
Especially dangerous are these drugs for children: too long-term use can lead to seizures, loss of consciousness and even coma.
Together with the excessive fluid these medications excrete important electrolytes such as potassium. And its deficiency may cause weakness, pain in various muscle groups, and interruptions in the heart. It is also a large dose of a diuretic may cause a sharp pressure drop and, as a consequence, fainting, headaches.
This drug modern doctors are not prescribed for colds and for the prevention of heart attack and stroke in patients with heart disease.
But aspirin acts on the epithelium of the stomach wall, kidneys, uterus, blood vessels, and also has a negative impact on the liver.
On the background of long-term continuous use of aspirin may appear erosions and ulcers in stomach and duodenum.
When herbalism is attacking us from two dangers. First, it is easy to guess the dosage — because the active substance and the more it limits the dose we can identify at best "by eye". And, secondly, many people forget that herbs can enhance or weaken the effects of other drugs, thereby greatly altering their effectiveness.
For example, Golden root, in any case can not be used in hypertensive crises and pronounced symptoms of neurological diseases, chokeberry — with increased blood clotting, gastritis and gastric ulcer, and St. John's wort "cancels" the action of hormones.