Thursday, 10 May 2012

Beware Side Effects of Synthetic Medicines

Drug can cure, on the other hand drugs can also give unfavorable effects. Each consumer should record all the side effects experienced, and then report them to the doctor, or pharmacist.

Aspirin, for example, blood-thinning medication may cause nausea, vomiting, burning sensation in the chest, indigestion, it can even cause bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Atenolol, a drug to lower blood pressure and heart rhythm, can cause the effects of fatigue, slow heart rhythms and difficulty breathing.

Side effects that often arise

Psychiatric and neurological effects, such as: severe dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, depression, irritability, insomnia, visual disturbances, agitation or restlessness, and drowsiness.

Effects on the skin and mucosa, such as: hair loss, itching, hives, itching and swelling of the skin, sun allergy, rash and hematoma (bruise).

Effects on the digestive system, such as: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, flatulence, jaundice and intestinal bleeding.

On endocrine and renal effects, such as: colored urine, kidney stones, difficult urination, increased volume of the breasts, impotence, menstrual disorders and urinary retention.

Effects of the drug research process

Most drugs are designed to cure or prevent attacks. Like a knife, not only the benefits to be gained, but these effects might we not expect to be emerging. Therefore, the drug must pass through a long cycle before it is approved by health authorities to be consumed by the public.

This process includes research into the effects of drugs on the body in terms of absorption and transport to various organs of the body, its transformation into other molecules (metabolites), and elimination, including the study will be efficacy (benefits) and the tolerance of the body. Furthermore, the ratio between benefits and risks will be calculated and analyzed with a specific parameter if the medicine is to cure, prevent or two only.

The result, the ratio between benefits and risks compared with other existing therapies. If the result is positive, it means a lot more benefits than risks, then the drug can be approved to be marketed. In the market research was still continuing. At this time only discovered the side effects of drugs being tested, the events are not expected due to the consumption of these drugs were collected, identified what kind and how often and on anyone.

All complaints of users reported by health officials, such as doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to pharmaceutical companies that produce them. This report will be analyzed later be communicated to drug regulatory authorities and disseminated through the label in the packaging of drugs.

Often there are also some rare side effects appear, visible when the drug is consumed. Newly discovered side effects as well as lots of people taking the drug long enough period. Therefore it is important to us as patients to immediately submit any complaints due to the use of drugs. By doing so we help the detection of new adverse effects, in order to support the further study of this drug.

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