Why medicines do not help

Medicines help people overcome malaise or cure a serious disease. But sometimes it happens that medicines do not help. There are several main reasons why the medicine does not have the proper healing effect on the body.

The drug is prescribed incorrectly

Most often it happens due to self-medication. Many drugs can be purchased without a doctor’s prescription. But in many cases it is absolutely unacceptable. For example, well-known cough syrups or vasoconstrictors for children can be used only on the doctor’s prescription. The safety of these means is possible only with short-term use and in minimal doses.

It is necessary to understand that once a drug prescribed by a doctor, which really helped you, cannot be taken in the future. You should definitely consult a specialist. After all, every person should visit a doctor regularly, even if they are feeling well. During a preventive examination, specialists will check possible health disorders and provide advice on the use of medicines.

There are cases when medicines prescribed by a doctor do not help. Even a doctor can be careless; besides, each body is individual and may need a different type of drug. Therefore, it is necessary to monitor the health of the body yourself. The instinct of self-preservation should play a major role in every person’s life. After all, the symptoms and changes in the body are felt first by the patient himself, not by the doctor.

Therefore, before taking the medicine, you should carefully read the instructions and carefully study the side effects. This applies to both popular drugs and their analogues. If in doubt, be sure to consult a doctor. In addition, the recommendations described in the instructions are only recommendations for the average patient. The doctor will take into account your condition and choose the appropriate dosage of drugs.

Nuances of taking medicines

Medicines must be taken correctly. The speed and effectiveness of the drug’s action is also influenced by what it is taken with. The speed of entering the intestine and absorption into the blood depends even on the time of taking the medicine. For example, on an empty stomach, Panadol will begin to work after half an hour, and after eating – only after 2 hours. However, it is better for people with gastritis or stomach ulcers to take it only after meals.

Medicines for the treatment of heart diseases cannot be taken on an empty stomach. Acidic stomach environment can neutralize them. Some drugs, entering into a reaction with the contents of the stomach, are not absorbed.

It is dangerous to take Resteclin (Tetracycline) after consuming fermented milk products. Medicines containing calcium should be taken before meals. They easily bind to fatty acids. It is recommended to take Creon with a meal. It is strictly forbidden to take acetylsalicylic acid on an empty stomach.

If the medication is prescribed on an empty stomach, it should be taken in the morning half an hour before a meal.