Shocking pediatric poison

According to statistics, there are hundreds of Chinese patent medicines containing cinnabar and realgar in the domestic drug market. Science has proved that cinnabar and realgar are toxic to human body, but their legendary curative effects have not yet been confirmed by science. Instead of calling them [medicinal materials], they are rather [poisons]. What is most shocking is that these [poisons] containing cinnabar and realgar are not only taken in large quantities by adults, but also widely used as pediatric drugs on children who have no choice. The following are some research materials on cinnabar, realgar and related proprietary Chinese medicines: Cinnabar Also known as cinnabar, cinnabar, It is a natural ore of mercury sulfide. Cinnabar is a very important Read More …

How to Choose Children’s Antipyretic Drugs

Parents asked: At present, there are many antipyretic drugs for children, and adverse reactions are often mentioned. How should parents choose? Should we pay attention to some what in use? The pharmacist replied: First of all, rising body temperature is a natural defensive response of the human body. It can increase the synthesis of human body, enhance the activity of phagocytes, and sometimes the change of body temperature is also helpful for disease diagnosis and judgment after healing. Therefore, not all children must use drugs immediately as soon as they have a fever. In general, children with low fever (< 38.0 ℃) do not advocate the use of drugs to cool down, but should adopt physical cooling method. What are Read More …

Nine Most Easily Made Mistakes in Children’s Medication

A mother who does not know the common sense of parenting is really not a good mother. You are full of love, but if you give your child the wrong medicine, it is not worth forgiving. There are too many pits in the process of giving drugs to children. Let’s learn to jump the grid to avoid them. Drug abuse to prevent diseases Drugs are a double-edged sword, using symptomatic drugs is medicine, not symptomatic drugs is poison! Once there was a kindergarten in Xi’an that gave healthy children a batch of [virus spirit] (moroxydine hydrochloride), saying that the purpose of medication was to prevent virus infection. It was only after the incident came to light that everyone noticed that Read More …

Are these pills still being taken with birth control pills? Have made a big mistake

I. Rifampicin It is a commonly used anti-tuberculosis drug, which can accelerate the metabolism of norethisterone and ethinylestradiol, the main components of oral contraceptives, reduce the concentration of drugs in blood, and may also cause partial shedding of endometrium to cause intravenous drip hemorrhage or inexhaustible leaching. At the same time, it can reduce the contraceptive effect and lead to contraceptive failure. II. Antibiotics Some people have observed 38 women who took contraceptives while using ampicillin, neomycin, tetracycline, compound sulfamethoxazole and chloramphenicol, resulting in contraceptive failure. It was found that the reason for its failure was that antibiotics inhibited intestinal bacteria and greatly reduced the amount of glucuronidase produced by antibiotics, thus affecting the absorption of contraceptives in intestinal tract Read More …

7 Common Medication Errors

According to a recent survey by Lloyds Pharmacy, 46 percent of patients do not take their medicines correctly. [It is estimated that 10 percent of hospitalizations are due to incorrect medication,] said Sultan Dajeni, an expert at the Royal Institute of Medicine Experts such as Dr. Sandipp Barajan, a rheumatologist at the Stabash Hospital in the UK, Paul Litter, a professor at the Primary Health Care Research Department of the University of Southampton in the UK, Nitin Marcartier, a pharmacist at Lloyds Pharmacy in the UK, and Sunil Kochha, a pharmacist at the Pharmacist Information Network, summarized the seven most common mistakes in taking medicine. I. Tablets Break and Take The structure of dosage forms such as sustained-release tablets can Read More …

The baby has toothache, so medication should be cautious.

The American Food and Drug Safety Association (FDA) mentioned in a recently released drug safety newsletter that The 2% lidocaine gel used for oral anesthesia should not be used to relieve toothache in infants due to the serious risks it may cause. The agency said: [Oral treatment of toothache with 2% lidocaine gel is not approved, and infants may cause serious harm or even death due to the use of this drug.] This year, FDA evaluated 22 related cases of oral 2% lidocaine gel used in infants to treat oral diseases (including toothache and stomatitis) or swallowing excessive 2% lidocaine gel by mistake, and reported serious side effects (including death) in the above cases. FDA warns: [Local analgesics and other Read More …

The Easy Mistake of Giving Children Medicine

Not long ago, I read a report on drug safety for children published by the Global Organization for Child Safety, June 2014. Some of the data in the report are amazing. 1. 86.4% of the children were poisoned at home. 2. Among the causes of poisoning among children, the proportion of drug poisoning has increased year by year, from 53% in 2012 to 64% in 2013. 3. In 2013, Beijing Children’s Hospital collected 369 cases of children taking drugs by mistake. 4. Among the causes of drug poisoning in children, there are mainly children taking it by mistake, adults taking it by mistake, and adults taking excessive doses. The following figure: 5. 69% of parents usually put the medicine where Read More …

Placebos cannot cure diseases, and placebos may also [be harmful]

Placebo agent is already familiar to many people. Most of the understanding of placebo comes from [randomized double-blind controlled] experimental settings in medicine. Placebo and placebo effect have caused great discussion and controversy throughout the history of medicine, and have continued to this day. What are the characteristics of placebo effect? As a substance that should not produce any biological effects, it works through what? What factors can affect the placebo effect? Is placebo therapy clinically and ethically appropriate for patients? The history of placebo The word Placebo comes from Latin and its original meaning is [to make pleasure]. It first appeared in the Great Dictionary of New Medicine published in England in 1785 and has clearly pointed out that Read More …

Right and wrong about metformin

Not long ago, the Endocrine Credit Association of the Chinese Medical Association organized a number of clinical experts and pharmaceutical experts to formulate and publish the “Consensus of Experts on Clinical Application of Metformin” to guide Chinese clinicians and patients to correctly understand and rationally use metformin. It is not common for an authoritative academic group, a group of top medical experts, to issue < < consensus > > for a single drug. Today’s free time, let’s also talk about metformin. Before the text, let’s dispel the doubts that some people, especially conspiracy theorists, may have: [Is there any what issue in recommending a medicine with such great fanfare? ] In fact, metformin is an old drug that has been Read More …

[Medicine that only menstruates three times a year] Is it what Medicine?

Editor’s Note: Recently, a 2012 [old news]: < < Australia Develops New Drugs: Can Allow Women to Menstruate Only Three Times a Year > > has gone viral on the Internet. Even some medical workers are confused by it. Is the advent of such a [divine medicine] really the gospel for all women? Should we celebrate the whole country, [Xi Da Pu Ben]? Is this drug safe? Any side effects? Is it really good to have menstruation only three times a year? In order to find out, Clove Garden specially invited two experts (Klaith and Tian Jishun) to analyze this problem in depth from the perspectives of drug safety and obstetrics and gynecology respectively. A few days ago, some netizens Read More …