Why you should read the instructions to the drugs
Many of us almost never read the manual (annotation) to a medicinal product, before it is applied. Why? – tell you. Because this drug I was prescribed by a doctor or advised by a pharmacist pharmacist. They should know better.
Undoubtedly, the medicine more than one year studying drugs, their pharmacological action and side effects in order to be qualified to help you. But they are also people who can make a mistake or not to consider the minor detail of your diagnosis, resulting in the drug not have the desired effect or even harm you. Do not think, in any case, I would not want to offend the doctors and pharmacists, but from errors nobody is insured. So you need to remember for myself: — you Should always read the instructions before taking the drug!
WHAT to PAY ATTENTION TO the INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE Preparatului to see that you read and understand the instructions to the drug are very different things. A set of specific terms and unfamiliar words annotation completely discourages her to read. But not all topics should be studied. Let's try to understand what you should pay attention.
Instruction to any drug always divided into specific sections.
Dosage form release. This section will specify in what form is produced for the drug (pill, ointment, drops, etc.). Note that one drug can be produced in different dosage forms. The chemical name of the drug. You probably won't say description the chemical formula and chemical name of active substances and excipients of the drug. So you can not particularly grasp. Indications. Contains a complete list of diseases and pathological conditions under which shows the use of a drug. Contraindications. In this section the user should pay special attention because it indicates the status and the reasons for which do not use this drug. Agree, even on the doctor you may forget to talk about their concomitant diseases or symptoms. Therefore, the additional reading instruction will protect you from receiving potentially dangerous in your case preparation. Side effects. No less important partition, than the previous one. Contains all information about the possible (but not required) adverse reactions that can develop due to the use of the drug (dizziness, nausea, weakness, etc.). After reading this section, you will be ready to expression the possible side effects of the drug. The method of application. Specify method of application of the drug and dosage. Reading this section will give you the necessary information about the amount of drug that can be used (to take) a day. Note that excessive use of any drug (od) leads to severe side effects. Special instructions. This section should be read carefully. It contains additional steps that are recommended to perform during the period of application of the drug. For example, taking medications that depress the nervous system, should not be combined with driving or performing concentrated work. With antibiotics is contraindicated the use of alcohol, and iron supplements should not drink milk, etc. WHY KEEP the INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE of the DRUG?For security purposes, read the user manual in any case should not be thrown away. It should be kept with the drug. Because you can forget how to take the drug, at what dose, in what conditions it should be stored. If you have new symptoms, information the manuals will always help you to determine whether this symptom is as a result of taking the drug or should go to a doctor for further advice.
Thus, the study of the user of any drug will give you full information on what you are taking, for what or from what, say whether the drug in your particular case, how to enhance the beneficial effect of the drug and minimize side effects. Don't be lazy, read the annotation to medication. And be healthy! published