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Learn more about the Side Effects of Drugs

Drugs and medicines are required to treat all sorts of diseases, health conditions and in the after treatment of accidents as painkillers and antibiotics. Though they are effective in treating the specific conditions, most of the drugs and medicines on the market have some side effects. Different drugs have different side effects, depending on its chemicals.

Some drugs make you sleepy and others like antidepressants can lead to headaches. There are some people who suffer from itches and rashes as side effects, while some people tend to suffer from dire effects like suffocation. There are some drugs that tend to make your heart beat go faster too.

The human body is built of chemicals and complex structures that ensure the smooth functioning of the body with regulations made through hormones, enzymes and molecular messengers in the body. Most medications take the place of these regulating chemicals, to fight a disease that has brought imbalance in the chemicals in the body. And this is when side effects in drugs occur, when the chemicals in the medication work on one enzyme, but brings about side effects in another chemical of the body.

Most drugs are not as selective as they should be. This leads to alteration in numerous processes at the same time. However it is not necessary that two people on the same medicine experience the same side effects. While one person has severe side effects with a medicine, that makes it intolerable to the person, the other person may not notice any side effects at all with the same medication.

This is again because the body chemical composition of different people is different. Accordingly, different drugs tend to give different side effects to different people. This is the reason why there is always a long list of side effects found on the drug box; as different people will experience different side effect with the same drug. There are also some people who will not experience any side effects with the same drug too.

The side effects of drugs and medicine can be rare or common, serious or just annoying. It is up to the doctor prescribing the drugs to decide which drug is better for you; and if it is worth going through these side effects to cure the disease. It is up to the doctor to assess the risks of side effects of a drug, against the expected benefit of the drug. Most doctors can do a good job in choosing the best drug. However if you do experience any side effects, it is better to inform the doctor as soon as you experience these side effects; lest they lead to dire consequences.

It is mainly because of the possible side effects that occur with drugs and medicine, that it is not advisable for you to buy medication online or over the counter, without any prescription. This is more so if you suffer from any other health conditions like diabetes, hypertension and allergies to specific drugs and chemicals.


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