Self medication is unsafe because the drug can cause toxicity,allergy or life threatening condition.There is a well known proverb,”whenever a drug is taken,risk is taken”.So individual should use any drug with proper guidance from a qualified medical practioner who has license to practice in that country or states.Apart from this many individuals who are aware with medical science are curious to know about the drug interaction online can find informations about a particular drug on typing its name in the box.A qualified Doctor is the best judge regarding the use of medicine in particular individual under specific clinical condition.All such judgements depend on the principle”when benefit outweighs the risks”.User are advised to consult their local doctor,site owner or author does not claim about accuracy of this drug interaction information tool.
Recent advancements in medicine is at exaltation and a lot of new drugs appearing in the market daily.So the complex interraction of a single drug with every drug singly or in combination is very difficult to comprehend in the era of evidence based medicine.
For common people I would like to provide some insights about some commonly used drugs.
Aspirin-This drug is used commonly as pain killer by general people.To lelieve headache or bodyache.
It also prevents clotting of blood.This property of aspirin is utilized in a patient with Ischaemic Heart Disease where it prevents the clot formation in coronary artery.It is also used in cerebral ischaemia when blood vessels of brain gets blocked by blod clot and stops the blood supply of particular area of brain.
This anti clot formation property can cause side effects such as bleeding or hemorrhage. SO THE WOMEN HAVING MENSTRUAL BLEEDING SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS DRUG,AND INDIVIDUAL WITH ANY TYPE OF BLEEDING TENDENCY SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS DRUG.THOS WHO HAVE TO UNDERGO SURGERY SHOULD STOP ASPIRIN SEVEN DAYS BEFORE OR AS ADVISED BY THEIR DOCTOR.
Aspirin is like another NSAIDS-NON STEROIDAL ANTI INFLAMMATORY DRUGS INHIBIT PROSTAGLANDIN SYNTHESIS.BY THIS THERE IS INCREASED SYNTHESIS OF LEUCOTRIENES WHICH CAUSES BRONCHOCONSTRICTION,SO IN ASTHMATIC PATIENTS IT IS DANGEROUS TO TAKE ASPIRIN.FURTHER IT SHOULD NOT BE USED BY PREGNANT AND LACTATING WOMEN. Children should not be given aspirin.In some viral illness children can get Reye’s syndrome, if they take aspirin.
So I have tried to exemplify the risk of self medication with aspirin.Fill the name of drug in the box below and enter.