When Is It Better To Take Drugs
The question what time is the best to take drugs seems simple at first glance. But doctors say that non-compliance with the time for the reception of a drug can sometimes turn into a big medical problem. For example, failure to take some drugs simply reduces their effectiveness and but the reception of some of them at the wrong time can cause more serious health effects.
At what time medications should be taken
- Vasodilator drugs should be taken in the morning, when the blood thick and there is a risk of stroke or heart attack.
- Painkillers. Typically,this group of drugs is characterized by the effect that lasts for 15 hours and after receiving the first dose of pills, the next doses can be reduced. It is important to take painkillers at night,, because at that time of day the pain increases.
- Antihistamines should be taken at night, because at night our body produces cortisol (a hormone that suppresses allergic reaction) in much smaller quantities.
- Drugs for the treatment of rheumatism should be taken at night.
- If it is menioned that the drug should be taken "before the meal", it means that it should be taken at least fifteen minutes before eating, but it is better to take it 25-30 minutes before the consumption of food.
- The most common drugs that are taken "before meals" are Ascorutinum, Almagelum, allohol, Aeron, ampicillin, baralgin, Bactrim, Brufen, gastrofarm, valokardin, dibazol, hydrocortisone, cholagogue collection, calcium chloride, clonidine, codeine, kordiamin, Corvalol, chloramphenicol, Panadol, obzidan, pancreatin, papaverine, Pantocrinum, paracetamol, reserpine, pentalgin, stugeron, sustak, suprastin, undevit, tetratseklin.
- Immediately after eating one should takethe following drugs: Voltaren, aspirin, phenylbutazone, which can irritate the stomach lining. To achieve maximum therapeutic effect after a meal, one can wait an hour and take these drugs.
- After the meal, it is advisable to take such drugs, as asparkam, amitriptyline, bromhexine, Biseptol, phenylbutazone, Voltaren, vikalin, dekamevit, geksvit, diazepam, ibuprofen, diphenhydramine, camphor, ascorbic acid, nicotinic acid, acetylsalicylic acid, Panangin, nozepam, rimantadine, Teonikol, seduksen, Faringosept, furazolidone, ferropleks, holosas, erythromycin, tsitramon.
- If the attending physician prescribes the dgus that is to be taken when you are fasting, this means that it must be taken in the morning before breakfast, at least twenty imtunes before the meal, but it is better to take it forty minutes before eating in the morning.
- If the doctor prescribes to take the medicine at the 'bedtime', it means that it should be taken thirty minutes before bedtime.
- Medications that should be sucked meaning that they should be put "under the tongue", do not have a reception time, as their active ingredients are absorbed directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract. Such drugs are generally characterized by a very rapid action, and are made in the form of drops, troches, pills and capsules.
- If the doctor does not haveinstruct you on how to take the drug, and there is no indication in the instructions, it should be taken half an hour before a meal.
It is important to remember!
- If you are being treated by different doctors and one of them has already appointed the treatment to you, it is important to show the list of drugs to other doctors so that they do not prescribe medicines, which are not compatible with each other.
- In most cases, while taking the drug the doctor specifies in the recipe. Some pharmacies pharmacist takes the recipe , so you should advance to rewrite everything stated in the order .
- Always ask your pharmacist what interests you. For example, ask about the compatibility of drugs, side effects, and so on. Pharmacist on duty is obliged to answer these questions.
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