No doubt, the pharmaceutical industry is big business, and as such unscrupulous people who want to exploit the situation are producing counterfeit drugs. These fake drugs range from containing little or no active ingredient (main chemical) to containing toxic ingredients. These drugs may be labelled and packaged like genuine drugs but are… Read More PROTECT YOURSELF – How to identify fake drugs
The use of ginger for cooking is widespread. It is known for its palatable taste and healthy benefits. It is also used as herbal remedy for some common ailments. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is effective against nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, weight loss and vertigo. However, it also increases bleeding time and should not be used together… Read More How ginger affects your drugs
Many times I meet patients who insist on a blood tonic to go with their antibiotics because they believe that antibiotics dry up the blood or causes blood thinning. How true is this? As a matter of fact, many of the antibiotics we have around have no negative effect on blood volume, the very few… Read More Do Antibiotics really reduce your blood volume?
I was at a pharmacy close to a teaching hospital, waiting to be attended to, when a customer came to ‘rake’ for the attendant: “I requested for diclofenac potassium tablets but was given diclofenac sodium tablets.” The attendant replied in kind: “diclofenac is diclofenac, there’s no variation.” Really? I thought to myself… Well, if you… Read More The difference you should know: Diclofenac Potassium and Diclofenac Sodium
Are you in the habit of taking Vitamin C and Blood tonic with the drugs you take? Please don’t do so whenever you have malaria. The liver is an important organ in the life process of malaria parasites in the body and is rich in Iron. When iron supplements or blood tonics and capsules are… Read More The danger of taking antiMALARIALs, VITAMIN C and Blood tonics together
“PLEASE, I want an injection!” That’s what works for me! These words are heard often these days. AS A matter of fact, when this request is turned down, many search for auxiliary nurses in their area of residence to grant their wish. More often than not, the basis for such a request is the… Read More Are Injections Better Than Tablets?