Many people are continuously or intermittently with drugs used to treat or prevent various diseases.
Usually it is not one way, but several.
How do I know what drugs can be used together, and which are not?
And why not?
Interaction of drugs
Interaction of drugs - itchange pharmacological and pharmacokinetic properties of the drug while applying it with another drug. This action of drugs can increase or decrease, and can also create a "toxic mix". The following are examples of incompatible preparations:
"Aspirin" + = increase in the toxicity of corticosteroids "Aspirin" (increases the risk of stomach ulcers).
Beta-blockers, antidiabetics + = hypoglycemia (possibly up to hypoglycemic coma).
Everyone knows that you can not use a lot of differentdrugs simultaneously. But in treating some chronic diseases especially one drug can not be dispensed. They have their own regimens which consist of several components for each disease. Each has the means acting on the different causes of the disease.
For example, in the treatment of such diseases as gastric ulcer(Gastric ulcer), there are several schemes. The first circuit includes means to inhibit gastric secretion ( "Omeprazole"), an antibiotic ( "Clarithromycin") for bolby with the agent and an antimicrobial agent to prevent the development of pathogenic flora ( "Metronidazole"). All of them allow the complex to deal with the problem.
Many people, especially the elderly presentseveral diseases at once. And it is necessary to consider all drugs used by the patient in the selection of the treatment of each disease. For this to the doctor needs medical card, which registered all related illness and prescribed drugs to treat them. It also has taken into account all the side effects and contraindications of drugs.
For example, when the drug is contraindicated in bronchial asthma for the liquefaction of sputum by coughing - acetylcysteine ( "ACC"), the reason for the contraindications - the possibility of manifestation of bronchospasm.
How do you know about compatibility?
First rule: it is necessary to use drugs only on prescription. He will select the desired combination when "controversial issue".
Secondly, coming to the pharmacy with a prescription orwritten recommendation of a doctor, in order to eliminate the error. You can pronounce the name correctly, and in the range of pharmacies is very much drugs with similar names, but completely different effect.
Thirdly, to date, the Internet there are many sites where you can learn about the compatibility of medicines and even test all possible combinations.