How to use medicine. Effects, side effects and All data
What is Medicine?
Medicine is a way in science to prevent diseases diagnose problems and treatment of diseases. Medicine is a blessing as it restores our health and recovers our body from illness. Medicine is a drug for preparation of treatment of living body. Medicine is a state of health and healing. Pharmaceutical Medicine gives treatment and diagnoses diseases in our body for our health and welbing. Medicines are the chemical compounds which helps us to cure and to prevent diseases and to clear the symptoms of disorders in body.
What is medicine used for?
As we know with the advancement in modern world and changing life style, the use of medicine is becoming regular because people are more curious about their health and there’s also increase in number of diseases. So, medicine is used to prevent diseases, to cure symptoms, to perform related operations or surgeries to give treatment an to save lives.
What are side effects of Medicine?
In one way medicine makes us healthy but on the other hand, over use of medicine or anything may cause risks. Medicine is for good purpose but if it causes adverse moments and unexpected reactions, then it is risky to use. There’s no concept that medicine will always cause side effects, its an exceptional case.
Side effects of medicine vary from minor problems like runny-nose to major problems like over-using of medicines which cause high BP may lead to heart attack. Similarly, medicine can also cause disturbance in digestive system because drugs pass through this track and causes problem like nausea, constipation, diarrhea, [kidney failure] and may lead to Gastrointestinal issues.
Is medicine bad for your body?
No, medicines are not bad for your physical body. Medicines are for the sake of health but sometimes overuse or mis-advice and wrong recommendations may lead to problems which are bad. Medicine may be affective sometime but it can only lead to normal disorders like upset stomach.
What are the types of medicine?
Medicines are in many types and forms because medicine are used for vast variety of diseases and purposes. So, there are some main types of medicines, They are;
These are few main types of medicines. There are several other types like herbal and powdered form of medicines.
What is a drug or medicine?
In pharmaceuticals, a drug is known as a chemical substance when introduced into the body produces biological effects. Similarly medicine is also known as drug because medicine is also a chemical substance and is used to cure and prevent disorders.
How medicine works in our body?
When we eat an medicine, it goes through stomach to small intestine and from there to liver which breaks the medicine and particles pass to the blood for action. Drugs or medicines have no idea where to go in the body. Allah has made a system in our body that medicines reach that part which needs treatment and reform. That’s the function of our body system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Medicines are for the better functioning of body if any disorder occurs. People ask some general question before taking medicine, they are;
How painkiller works in our body?
Painkillers helps to relieve the work with our body nerve endings and tissues because our body is full of nerve endings . Painkillers work with the body cell’s and tissues to give a hand in their work and help to calm the working of mind and keeps away the stress and pain from mind. That’s how painkillers work in our body.
Is it OK to take painkillers every day?
Painkillers should be used with advice of doctor. If doctor asked you to take them daily, then take them on proper time and constant dose. If you take them more from dose and to on irregular times, then there will be side effects and errors in its working. They may lead to complications.
How can medicine cure side effects?
You should take some steps to prevent side effects. These are;
Ask your doctor if you’ll take the drugs with food.
Eat several smaller meals each day instead of two or three large meals.
Try peppermint or gum. Peppermint can help settle your stomach.
Eat bland foods, like dry crackers or plain bread. Avoid fried, greasy, sweet, and spicy foods.
Pharmaceutical Medicines are the blessing of Allah to make our lives better and long term. If there is no medicine to cure, then people may die in early ages. That’s why medicines are most important factors of our lives and in short, our lives depend upon medicine because we take them in our routine life for minor disorders.
What is the difference between drug and medicine?
There is a pharmacological proverb that "Each medicine can be a drug but each drug is not a medicine"
Normally it is interpreted by the word drug that this is something used for illegal or unsilenced purposes but it’s not actually true.
While talking in the language of pharmacology, a drug is that substance that produces a biological effect when administered to the body.
It is a chemical substance that is utilized to cure, prevent, or understand a disease condition.
The drug acts as an active ingredient in the manufacturing of medicine. right quantity, right dose, right person, and right time make a drug an effective medicine.
Drugs can have some positive or negative effects but medicine is essentially used for positive purposes.
In our world today, lots of persons abuse medicine, they use medicine anyhow without proper pescription from a medical personnel. For example, lots of persons use a particular drug to treat any kind of disease Symptoms they have without knowing what what causes that disease, and that is very dangerous because a particular disease Symptom can be as result of different diseases, hence it is important to know what disease it is and what causes it, so you can know the right medicine to apply.
It is important to note that every drug is not medicine. Then what is medicine?.
What is medicine
Medicine is a drug or combination of drugs supplied in a suitable container with a proper labelling, having a definite dosage form with dose and are therapeutically used for treatment Pharmaceuticals. of diseases Symptom. A medicine is any drug that can cure a disease Morbidity. condition when taken by a sick individual. Medicine can be used to cure, or prevent disease, ease symptoms or help in the diagnosis Diagnosis. of illnesses
A medicine is any drug that medically approved for the treatment, diagnosis, management and prevention of a disease condition. All medicines are drug but all drugs are not medicine.
Why do people take medicine
People take medicine for
- healing from an illness or disease condition.
- prevention of disease Symptom. (prophylaxis) and maintenance of health.
- relief pain caused by diseases or injury
- promotion of healing Health. from an injury.
How does medicines work
Medicines donot achieve their desired effects by doing anything new in our bodies. Drugs do not do anything new in our bodies. They only speed up or slow down what is already happening or going to happen in our body. That’s how drugs or medicines achieve their desired goal. They do not do anything new in our body. In the case of microbial infections Contagious… Antibiotics Antibiotic. targets the microorganism that is causing the infections and render it defenseless for your body’s immune system to be able to kill them… antibiotics also neutralize toxins produced by this microbes.
Drugs and medicines work by either aiding or inhibiting an already existing physiological process in our body. Drugs don’t do anything new in our body, they only speed up or slow down what is already happening or going to happen. That’s how they achieve their effects.
Sex difference (why are women more susceptible to side effects)
A recent research in medicine has shown that women are more susceptible to drug’s side effects and the effects of lots of drugs used as medicine are more prolonged in women than in men . This is because the physiology
Physiological. of women is slightly different from that of men, and the metabolism of women is also slower than that of men.
Side effects are undesirable and unavoidable pharmacological effects of drugs used as medicine which occur at doses suitable for the body. For example, Atropine causes dryness of mouth.
side effects are unavoidable pharmacological effects of a drug at a therapeutic dose, it is usually as a result of the drug binding to it’s receptors.
** Allergic reaction**
An allergic reaction is an immunologically mediated adverse reaction to a drug. It is usually genetically Inheritance. mediated, in other words, it is inherited. For example, chloroquine causes severe itching in some people but it is completely harmless in some persons.
Dosing and why dosing
Drugs are usually pescribed in doses. It is extremely important to follow the pescribed dosage
Dose. to avoid adverse drug reactions which can be life threatening in some cases.
Indication and contraindication
Indication means what a drug can be used for, the kind of diseases
Morbidity. and conditions it can be used to threat while contraindication is what a drug MUST NOT BE USED FOR. For example you don’t give a NSAID (non steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs) to an ulcer patient.
Indication is what a drug should be used for, i.e the disease condition it should be used to treat. While contraindication is what a drug must never be used for. For example, misoprosol causes uterine contraction hence it is contraindicated in pregnancy so that it will not cause forced abortion.
Using medicine correctly
In using a drug as medicine, it is important to know when the drug is indicated and when it is contraindicated. Not only that, but the dosing must be known and followed strictly so as to achieve the maximum benefit(s) of the drug and prevent unwanted reactions (adverse reactions)
Intolerance. which can be fetal.
It is important to know what the disease is and what causes it so as to know the right medicine to take. Take only medically pescribed medications.
It is important to deligently complete your therapy and not break the therapy
Remedy. halfway. This is because if you break the therapy, the drug
Drug. will not achieve it’s full purpose and the illness
Terminally ill. will still be there and your body may becomes more tolerant to that drug such that you will be needing a higher dose
Dose response relationship. for maximum efficacy
Breaking a drug therapy halfway is very dangerous, it makes your to develop resistance to that drug and so reducing it’s efficacy and gives the disease a greater chance of destroying your body.
Frequently asked questions
Is all drugs medicine?
All medicines are drugs but all drugs are not medicine.
Whenever I’m feeling unwell is it right for me to just go to over the counter and by medications that have worked for me before?
No, a particular Symptom maybe as result of different different disease conditions with different etiology, for example feeling feverish can be as a result of malaria, Ebola virus infection, Corona virus infection, etc. This is why it is important see a medical personnel to direct you on what to do.
A medicine is a drug that is used therapeutically to cure, manage, prevent, or to diagnose as disease.
It is important to know when a medication is indicated and when it is contraindicated so as not to suffer from dangerous adverse effects, such as aggravation of ulcer when an NSAIDs is taken by an ulcer patient or forced abortion when misoprosol is taken by a pregnant woman. It is important to always seek medical advice before taking an medication.