Drugs that have no place in your home medicine CabinetPictolic
Categories: Health and Medicine
First aid kit in every home and addition occurs almost continuously. Not everyone knows what is included in the inventory of home medicines and during the rare revision, questions inevitably arise. Most often they relate to the shelf life and prescriptions, but almost never relate to the advisability of storage of certain medicines. Meanwhile, the experts strongly recommend to study carefully the bowels of the kits and remove them from what is officially recognized as useless or even harmful to humans.
Known to many Russians, the doctor and TV presenter, chief doctor of city clinical hospital No. 71 Alexander Myasnikov told reporters about what medications should be discarded from a home kit, and which, on the contrary, to buy more just in case.
Worldwide it is believed that for successful treatment you 50 drugs, but not in Russia. Our citizens like to be treated and take more medication than people in any other country. As for the pharmacy Windows, and in the home kits can be seen as the right drugs, and outright duds. Thus the various analogues with different names so much that they "float" even experienced doctors.
In developed countries, on the shelves of pharmacies, you will not find dubious products — there you will be offered only drugs with proven efficacy and safety. To the buyer it easier to navigate, products are marked according to their level of proven effectiveness: A, B and so on alphabetically, in descending order.
Funds that are considered questionable, there can also be purchased, but not in pharmacies and in retail stores, where they are released without a prescription. Such "dummy" doctors in the West are unable to discharge patients, because usually the cost of treatment reimburses the insurance company. The insurance value is dubious drugs nobody will not reimburse.
In our home medicine cabinets of these "blanks" more than these proven medicines. Now is the time to do a thorough revision and, finally, to get rid of them once and for all.
Adult and relatively healthy people with good nutrition, vitamins to anything. Much more useful would be fruits and vegetables, fresh air, sun and water. The exception may be drugs prescribed by doctors, after examination, and all the rest can be safely discarded in the trash.
It is known that recent proven cases of beriberi were recorded immediately after the war. So it's safe to say, multivitamin complexes, which can be found almost in any house and needs more suppliers than we do.
In the United States and the European Union hepatoprotectors long been debunked, and no one uses. Serious clinical studies have shown that the effect of these drugs is virtually nonexistent and, in fact, they can be considered a placebo. Much more useful for liver abstinence from alcohol and moderate consumption of fatty foods.
In addition, if you decide to take care of this important body, should carefully choose the drugs. Many of the popular in our country drugs cause structural and functional disorders of the liver, and speaking easier — hepatotoxic.
Scientists around the world are tired of repeating that drugs that increase immunity, simply does not exist. If they actually worked, AIDS and dozens of other dangerous diseases have long been defeated. You can strengthen your immune system only hardening, physical activity and proper nutrition.
Drugs designed to improve brain activity and memory have on our brain the desired effect. They are discharged by the doctors, but not to enhance mental performance, but only to improve cerebral circulation.
They are commonly prescribed together with antibiotics to avoid dysbiosis. But their action is only to improve the subjective human condition, and the treatment may not be considered. Moreover, these tools can hurt you, so they should be taken only with the prescription of the doctor.
Enzymes also need to be taken wisely, after consultation with the doctor. Advertised taking them before feasts useless as they are not able to help digest fatty foods. Use these drugs for the treatment of patients with the syndrome of irregular absorption and pancreatic insufficiency.
To have a home supply of antibiotics is meaningless, since these medications have a limited shelf life. In addition, they are appointed individually, taking into account the disease and the General condition of the patient. Uncontrolled reception of antibiotics in case of cold is very dangerous, as it causes the antibiotic resistance, i.e. resistance to the drug. In that case, if the drug is really necessary, he can act.
Can be used only on prescription. Many are taking medication from this group to relieve local swelling, such as legs or face. It's not only pointless, but in many cases dangerous to health.
To say unequivocally that plant gathering is not useless, but their effectiveness has not been proven by official science. They can be dangerous when the person refuses from trusted, prescribed by doctors drugs in favor of herbal teas and infusions.
Herbal preparations can be used for treatment in combination with drugs only on prescription. To replace their certified and effective medicines it is unwise and even risky.
We should also add that of the kits, in addition to the above means, it is necessary to withdraw all the drugs that have expired. These medications, at best, useless and at worst dangerous to health and even life.
After you went through the medicine chest and throw out all the junk, it's time to do her addition really important medications. At your disposal is sure to be antiseptic for wound treatment and disinfection. In addition, it is necessary to purchase some more important drugs:
We should not forget that medications have their own storage rules that are specified in the instructions. Some of them like the cold, while others, on the contrary, the required room temperature. And remember, even seemingly innocuous drugs can be dangerous in combination with other medications, alcohol or overdose.