Things you must know about your Medicinesby Veraaj Verma writer Do you pop in pills for every minor health issue? Though repeated consumption of medicines can be dangerous to health as well as the mental wellbeing, you should know your medicines well before making them a dire need or a prescribed obligation.
Health nowadays is as sorted as online shopping, we can select the drugs as per the need and buy medicine online through various online pharmacy and mobile applications. Below are few imperative points to be kept in mind before consuming the medications, either prescribed by the doctor or over the counter drugs.
1. The Active Ingredient
One should be aware of the active ingredient present in the medicine, this makes you aware about the chemical present in the drug, you can use the substitutes for cheaper medications as the manufacturer gives the medicine a brand name which can cost you more. Check out for the salt present in the same and you can look out for some substitutes.
2. Timely Dosages
While you may think time doesn’t play a key role in keeping you well with the prescribed medications, it can cost your health in the long run! Certain medications need to be taken on the prescribed time to keep your dosages stable for a specified time duration. This can not only keep your meal schedule well but can let you keep healthy resulting in quick recovery.
However, we do not think a lot about the storage, though it is an important aspect! Medicines should be stored according to the manufacturer’s instructions printed on the leaflet or at the back side of the medicine covering. Generally, they should be stored in a cool, dry place, avoiding sunlight.
4. Expired Medicines
On stocking bulk medicines at home, often many expire, the medicines should not be consumed if they are reaching near to expiry date or have already expired. Some drugs become useless when not stored in a proper condition or according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Return the unwanted medicines to the nearest pharmacy for safe disposal. Keep it away from the reach of children and animals.
5. Side Effects
All medicines influence your body. Usually a medicine is taken for a desired effect to treat a particular condition, however, sometimes people will also experience side-effects. Your doctor or pharmacist can discuss possible side effects with your before you start taking a new medicine. Check the scope of side effects and the viable options to substitute medications with natural ingredients.
In case of any concerns related to medicines or health, consult your medical practitioner immediately. Alternatively, you can always be double sure with prior information about every medicine you are consuming or will going to consume.
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