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Warning signals of five common drugs


barbitu1.jpgWarning signals of five common drugs

  • Anti-allergic medicines like Avil and Allegra: These may cause drowsiness, affecting ability to drive or operate hazardous machinery. May prove fatal if preceded or followed by alcohol.
  • Anti-diarrhoea drugs like Ciplox-TZ and Norflox-TZ: When taken, avoid alcoholic drinks as the combination may cause flushing of the stomach leading to dehydration.
  • Anti-angina drug Sorbitrate: Should dissolve under the tongue. Should be kept in an airtight dark bottle. It becomes ineffective after four weeks of opening the bottle.
  • Anti-arthritis drugs like Voveran, Brufen, Indomethacin and Neproxen: They may be dangerous for patients with heart or kidney problems as they can worsen both.
  • Aspirin: Take after meals to prevent stomach irritation. Avoid in case you have a history of bronchial asthma (it may cause an asthma attack) and stomach ulcers or severe indigestion as it can cause bleeding ulcers.

-Contributed by Dr Ashok Seth, chairman and chief cardiologist, Max Heart and Vascular Institute

Featured in Harmony Magazine
June 2007

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August 16, 2007 - Posted by | Medical Articles

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