BE E D U C A T E D on every medication that you take.. prescription, over the counter or herbal supplements and vitamins.
Recently,young once active yahoo man lone protester of a drug he took to stop his falling hair but crippled his manhood. Doctors may not have mentioned one of its side effect but it is also our responsibility to know what we ingest and what effect it would do to our body system. Being wise and curious could save us from any unwanted harm and long term effects. Technology is within our reach.. maximize its usage..it certainly makes a difference knowing what you don’t know.
My daughter was prescribed an adult post- operative dose of narcotic pain killers. It did not surprise me because after all my daughter’s built is almost like mine. But I did not follow what the doctor ordered, instead I opt and gave her a mild non narcotic pain medicine to start with but even then my daughter herself did not like to take any. She rather would eat Popsicle to sooth her throat after her tonsils were removed.
Many Antihypertensive medications can slow you down, let alone impotency, being unable to sustain an erection. If you are young and active, ask your doctor other options that will not affect your sexual drive. E.g…. Lisinopril.. Metoprolol are one of those that can slow you down. Think about your partner and discuss other options available in the market.
Fenasteride(Proscar, Propecia)- a drug used for benign prostatic hypertrophy for older men and Propecia to treat baldness have a side effect which include sexual dysfunction. I wish the yahoo man have read his prescription, or when he felt something was wrong patient are usually advised to call their primary doctor or go back and initiate a discussion.
Red yeast rice is a Chinese remedy for lowering cholesterol but its component are comparable with that of a statin. For this reason liver enzymes need to be checked periodically. How many knew that it can affect the Liver since its a natural remedy but the US FDA made a research that it’s considered and actually a drug? In most Asian countries, we use yeast rice to ferment and produce rice wines. Little did we know that this can be damaging to the liver!! with continued, prolonged and abuse intake of rice wine?
Those who have known Renal dysfunction and liver dysfunction are considered very vulnerable to harm because most drugs are metabolized in the liver and excreted through the kidneys. e.g.. a person who have a history of renal insufficiency was prescribed Bactrim, it further affected his kidneys by not drinking enough fluid. Now he was admitted for Acute renal failure with a GFR of 6 with a high probability of hemodialysis treatment.
Tylenol is one of the most abused over the counter pain killers that can damage the liver with overdose and prolonged consistent high dose.
Oxycodone and Hydrocodone are the most abused narcotic pain medication in North Carolina. Now a campaign to educate prescribing Doctors are being launched. Yes educate the MD’s and innocent people who are dragged to the physical and psychological dependence brought about by this supposedly pain killers.
Antidepressants are supposed to help uplift your mood to become human again but look at the back of the prescription.. it says warning.. patient may become suicidal???????
n.b…Please do your research before you trust Thanks to my readers.