Some medicines sold in pharmacies or drug stores nowadays can be very useful while others are of little or no value to the human population and well-being. Also, people sometimes use the best medicines in the wrong way, so they do more harm than good and some happens to fall into the den of adulterated drugs. To be helpful, all form of medicines must be used correctly.
However, many people including most doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health workers prescribe far more medicines than are needed and by so doing cause much needless sickness and even death to the lives of their hapless loyal subjects.
Meanwhile, it’s very important to know that some medicines are much more dangerous than others. Unfortunately, people timelessly use very dangerous medicines for mild sicknesses. There are several instances where a baby dies just because her mother gave her a dangerous medicine such as typhoid fever drug for cold.
Never use a dangerous medicine for a mild illness. However, the use of adulterated drugs plays a key role here. When adulterated drugs are being used, the very outcome is always negative especially in the lives people and the society in general.
ARE THERE GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF MEDICINE?
There may be some guidelines for the use of medicines especially if you don’t want to be a victim of wrong use of medicine. They are as follows;
- Use medicines only when necessary
- Know the correct use and precautions for any medicine you intend to use
- Use the right dose
- Be sensitive when using drugs in order to observe which drug does not offer solution or causes problem and avoid using it
- As a rule, always check for the expiring date of any drug you want to purchase
- When taking drugs, follow the dose prescription properly
- Don’t take any available drug you see or within your possible reach and solely believed that it will work
- Keep drugs away from sunlinght so that the drug will not lose its efficacy
- Keep drugs away from children’s reach reason because you never know what will happen when you are not at home
- When in doubt, seek the advice of a doctor or any qualified health worker