Rule 1: Any antibiotics should be taken only on prescription basic rule - use antibiotics only in those cases where it is impossible to do without them. Indications for use of antibiotics - the signs of acute bacterial infection, which the body can not cope on their own desk and long-term rise in temperature purulent discharge Changes in the blood - increased white blood cells (leukocytosis), a shift leukocyte left (increase of band and segmented white blood cells), elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate after period to improve again deterioration of the patient. It is known that viruses are powerless to antibiotics. Therefore, influenza, SARS, some acute intestinal infections, their use is pointless and not safe (see. Do drink antibiotics for colds and SARS). What else you need to know to everyone the right to take antibiotics?
Rule 2: Write down all the information about antibiotics When you earlier, some antibiotics, what course, under any conditions - write. This is especially true of children taking the drugs. During the use of antibiotics is important to look at what were the side effects or allergy and burn it. The physician can not adequately pick you an antibiotic, when has no information - which, in what doses taken antibiotics you or your child before. Also it is necessary to inform the doctor about other medications you are taking (permanently or just for now).
Rule 3: Never beg a doctor antibiotics doctor may prescribe antimicrobials without much evidence, if you insist. The use of antibiotics significantly speeds up recovery, but it is not always justified. Especially do not ask at the pharmacy "something" stronger. Stronger - does not mean effective. Sometimes a pharmacy might offer to replace one drug similar, in this case it is better to agree on such a replacement to your doctor or pharmacist to clarify the composition and the active ingredient, so as not to disturb the dosage prescribed by the doctor.
Rule 4: Turn on the analysis of bacterial seeding to select the "best" of antibiotics in some diseases of the ideal, when you can be tested for bacterial inoculation with determination of antibiotic susceptibility. When there is laboratory findings, antibiotic selection is simplified and in this case the treatment is obtained with a sniper accuracy. The disadvantage of this analysis is that the expectation of the result takes 2 to 7 days.
Rule 5: Strictly observe the time and number of intakes Always keep regular intervals between doses of the antibiotic. It is necessary to maintain a constant concentration of drug in the blood. Many people mistakenly perceive information about the multiplicity of reception, if recommended to take 3 times a day, it does not mean that the reception must be for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This means that reception is performed through 8 hours. If 2 times a day, then just 12 hours later.
6 rule: How many days to take antibiotics? Usually enough 5-7 days, sometimes an antibiotic deadline is 10-14 days. Powerful antibiotics prolonged action, such as azithromycin (Sumamed, Azitroks, Z-factor Azitsid, Hemomitsin, Ecomed) taken once a day 3 days or 5 days, in severe cases, a doctor may prescribe the following scheme: 3 days of drinking, 3 day break - and so 3 admission. The duration of antibiotic treatment the doctor sets.
Rule 7: Continuity of treatment if started a course of antibiotics, in any case can not stop treatment as soon as you feel an improvement. It is necessary to continue the treatment after 2-3 days after the improvement, recovery. You should also monitor the effect of the antibiotic. If within 72 hours no improvement is observed, then the pathogen is resistant to this antibiotic and should be replaced.
Rule 8: Never attempt to adjust the dosage of antibiotic drugs in small doses is very dangerous, because it increases the likelihood of resistant bacteria. Increasing the dose is also not safe, since it leads to an overdose and side effects.
Rule 9: The drink and when to drink an antibiotic? Clearly follow the instructions on the correct reception of a particular drug, since various kinds of antibiotics of the meal: one - should be taken with food other - drink one hour before meals or 1-2 hours after meals is recommended to wash down any medications only with water, clean , carbonated drink is not recommended antibiotics milk and milk products, as well as tea, coffee and juices (but there are exceptions, carefully read the instructions).
Rule 10: Take probiotics during treatment should take drugs that restore the natural intestinal microflora (Linex, RioFlora-Immuno, Bifiform, Atsipol, Narine, gastrofarm, Primadofilus, RelaLife, Normoflorin, etc., the entire list of drugs probiotics.). As antibacterial agents destroy the beneficial bacteria in the body, it is necessary to take probiotics, eat dairy products (apart from the use of antibiotics). It is better to take these drugs in between the reception of antimicrobial agents.
Rule 11: If treatment with antibiotics is necessary to follow a special diet to give up fatty foods, fried, smoked and canned foods, eliminate alcohol and acidic fruits. Receiving antibiotics inhibit the liver, therefore, food should not charge too much liver. The diet includes more vegetables, sweet fruit, white bread.
"The Benzodiazepine drug group held high hopes of therapeutic value when first introduced, 50 years ago."
"These drugs have a wide
range of actions:
Hypnotic, anxiolytic, muscle relaxant,anticonvulsant."
These drugs were dispensed and over-prescribed regularly and
often long term, for insomnia, anxiety and depression, exam nerves,
menstrual pain, tinnitus, sports injuries, backache, postviral fatigue,
bereavements and ordinary life stresses...and that's only mentioning a
"In the 1970's Valium (diazepam)
became the most widely prescribed of all drugs in the world."
heather Ashton - from her video (below).
known as "mommy's little helper" in the 1970's , became overprescribed
because of it's low toxicity and ALLEGED lack of dependence.. however,
in the early 1980's the first backlash came from long-term users who
were trying to quit using the drug...realising that over time the drugs
lost their efficacy, but that they were highly addictive.
Withdrawal effects from abrupt withdrawal range from panic attacks to psychosis and convulsions.
Overview- Dr heather Ashton:(2min:24)
Heather Ashton - Withdrawal:(3min:22)
to taper off Benzos - Dr heather Ashton:(1min:34)