How to Be Safe [Take Medicine]: Unsafe Medication Kills Hundreds of Thousands of People Every Year

Statistics from the Red Cross Society of China show that, Every year, about 400,000 people die abnormally in medical damage incidents in our country. Four times the number of people killed in traffic accidents. Among them, A large part of the cause of death is unsafe medication. Not following the doctor’s advice, not following the instructions, blind medication and other seemingly insignificant medication errors, It may damage public health and even cause family tragedies of disability and death. In response to the widespread problem of safe drug use among the public, the China Food and Drug Administration will fully launch the 2014 [National Safe Drug Use Month] from September 1 to October 31. Statistics: 70% of residents cannot understand the Read More …

Say [No] to Infusion for Cold Treatment

Bottles are everywhere from the countryside to the city. This Spring Festival, I went to a small mountain village in Yunnan for a tour. Living in an inn run by a village doctor. It is said that the village doctor came from a family of traditional Chinese medicine. At home, there are always some herbs collected from the mountain. In the evening, Tourists from all over the world gathered in the small courtyard of the inn to chat. The village doctor, who was also the innkeeper, took out his own herbs to prepare tea for us. From time to time, I also feel the pulse for the guests who stay in the hotel free of charge. At first I thought Read More …

Mastitis can also be breast-fed while taking medicine.

Penicillins and cephalosporins can be used during lactation. Conventional antibiotics, Often penicillins or cephalosporins. Both are drugs that can be used safely during lactation. It is also recommended by the American Association of Pediatricians. Lactating mothers take these antibiotics, It has little effect on nursing babies, Even if there is an impact, it may only affect the flora in the baby’s intestinal tract. We have probiotics in our human intestinal tract that are used to digest and decompose food. Although they are beneficial to the human body, But after all, it is also a bacterium, Antibiotics are bactericidal, And can’t tell good from bad, While they kill bad bacteria, It also kills good bacteria. If the antibiotics in the breast-feeding Read More …

Instructions for safe medication during pregnancy

Two Types of Extreme Mothers I often come into contact with two types of pregnant mothers: One is full of worries about medication during pregnancy, Even refusing to take all drugs, For example, patients with long-term chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and asthma, If the disease during pregnancy is not well controlled, Not only does it bring great harm to pregnant mothers, It also poses a great danger to the fetus. Even during pregnancy, Also need to take medicine to control, But also to take medicine under the guidance of professional doctors, Not only need the professional guidance of obstetricians and gynecologists, You also need to receive the guidance of other specialists. So pregnant mothers with this chronic disease, Read More …

No matter how safe the laxative drugs are, they should be used carefully during pregnancy.

Why is constipation easy during pregnancy? Constipation can lead to metabolic disorders, endocrine disorders and imbalance of trace elements, which can lead to skin pigmentation, pruritus, dry hair and other symptoms. Defecation is often too hard and may also lead to hemorrhoids. Why are pregnant mothers more prone to constipation? 1. Hormonal changes After pregnancy, Under the influence of hormone changes in the body, The placenta secretes a large amount of progesterone, It reduces gastric acid secretion, reduces muscle tension in gastrointestinal tract and weakens muscle peristalsis. In this way, It will lengthen the time the food you eat stays in the gastrointestinal tract. It cannot be discharged out of the body as normally as before pregnancy. As food stays Read More …

Don’t blindly give your baby heightening drugs.

[Increasing Drugs] May Lead to Precocious Puberty I once heard a specialist who treated dwarfism say that there was a little girl under the age of 10 who took heightening drugs indiscriminately and became precocious in less than a year. It was estimated that she would be less than 1.4 meters tall when she was an adult. This made the doctor hate her teeth itchy, hate cheats for being too wicked, and hate parents for being too ignorant! Parents should pay attention, Precocious puberty easily leads to short stature of babies, This is because when the baby has precocious puberty, Sex hormones are secreted in large quantities in advance, Growth hormone is also secreted in large quantities, Accelerate the growth Read More …

Small Details, Big Impact: Principles of Safe Medication during Lactation

Small details, big influence What nursing mothers need to pay attention to is that If you have to use unsafe drugs that are forbidden during lactation, you need to suspend lactation. Even if the medication is over, the time to resume lactation is also important. 1. Understanding the half-life of drugs According to the theory of drug clearance in the body, each drug has a half-life, which is usually indicated in the drug instructions. So understanding the half-life of drugs is used in what? It is generally believed that, After about five half-lives, The drug can be completely removed from the body, You can resume breastfeeding. For example, the antibacterial drug levofloxacin, The half-life indicated in the instructions is about Read More …

There is no trivial matter in taking medicine: forget to take medicine in the last meal, and don’t find supplements in the next meal.

The correct approach should be: if there is still enough time interval between taking the medicine next time when you think of it, you can make up for the medicine you forgot to take in time when you think of it, and the medicine next time will still be taken at the original time. For example, if you take the medicine once a day (i.e. Once every 24 hours), you will find that you have forgotten to take it within five or six hours. Drugs taken twice a day (i.e. Once every 12 hours) are found forgetting to take within three or four hours. Three times a day (i. E. Every 8 hours), In an hour or two, I found Read More …

Antiviral Ribavirin Injection Can’t Treat Cold

Ribavirin can affect infants by breast milk. I have been working as a pharmacist for more than ten years. Never come into contact with ribavirin injection, Several pharmacies I have worked for have not purchased this medicine either. So I went online to check the Chinese instructions. It was found that there was such a sentence in the instruction manual: [Ribavirin has a small amount of drugs excreted from milk, And is toxic to both mother and child, Therefore, breast-feeding women need to suspend breast-feeding during medication, Milk should also be discarded.] Look at this sentence alone, It seems that it is only necessary to suspend lactation during medication. You can breastfeed when you stop taking drugs. But as a Read More …

It’s not cost-effective to go across the sea to buy [water]: on homeopathy

Homeopathy is sought after by Chinese mothers mostly because of the crisis of trust in Chinese drugs. Homeopathic products became popular in China around 2005, The rise of online shopping industries such as Taobao, In addition, there are frequent problems in drug safety in China, Many mothers expect to find some natural and safe drugs. Homeopathy products just satisfy the psychology of mothers. When many people do not know much about such products, Homeopathic products have become hot in China. Many mothers find homeopathic products as drugs. But strictly speaking, Homeopathic products are not drugs, It does not accept the strict approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Homeopathic products exist as an adjuvant treatment method in modern medicine. Read More …