What could be the consequences of incorrect medication? – In the best case reduces their effectiveness. Worse, when it falls very much what happens after taking the drug during meals or shortly afterward. Can vary the rate of passage of drugs through the digestive tract, the rate of their absorption into the blood (diphenhydramine, furosemide). (As opposed to Hummer Winblad Venture). One can give such a vivid example: the peak therapeutic concentration for paracetamol on an empty stomach is reached after 40 minutes, and after a meal – 2,5 hours.
Some drugs can break down into constituent parts: for example, acetylsalicylic acid – in salicylic and acetic acid. Acidic environment of the stomach can neutralize antibiotics such as erythromycin and ampicillin, cardiac glycosides. A number of medicines react with food components and soluble nonabsorbable complexes. From this perspective, it makes no sense to take immediately after eating dairy tetracycline. Calcium, which is assigned to many people, including pregnant women, it is best to take before meals. Adopted after a meal, it can almost completely be related to acid plant foods or fatty foods. Remember, not only of the hours of medication, but also on their compatibility.
It is estimated, for example, that the admission of three drugs threatens the development of adverse reactions in 15-25% of cases. If you took 5 – 6 drugs at once, without having consulted about the possibility of their combination, side effects may occur in approximately 80% of cases. – The contents of some liners is difficult to understand, too difficult, they are composed. – Yes, from this same error occurs, up to severe cases. In addition, the doctor writes a few recommendations for treatment, but it should be done necessarily. True, the specialist from whom you have visited, time of drug administration points in the recipe, but not as detailed as “15 minutes before a meal.” In addition, after buying drugs, you can stay without a prescription and a pharmacist is not up to consultation. So, going in the clinic and the pharmacy, take a pen and notebook. – Are there any situations when you have to significantly deviate from the accepted standards of treatment? – Yes, often. One example – the disease of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, gallbladder and liver. In such cases, the doctor prescribes taking shape sparing drugs, such as after a meal. But most drugs administered intramuscularly or intravenously, are used in candles, under the tongue.