Many, especially the male folks are quick to turn to medicine to get a boost and enhance their sex life. Popular in this field are Viagra and other available “manpower” drugs. But there are also medications that dampen your sex drive and make you uninterested in having sex or even kill your libido. You… Read More DRUGS AND YOUR SEX LIFE
Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid is known for its numerous benefits and is very popular among old and young. It occurs naturally in some fruits and in synthetic form, is available in chewable tablets and syrups for use as a supplement. Little wonder that it readily comes to mind when cold and flu strike, since it… Read More POPULAR BUT DANGEROUS: What to expect from Vitamin C overdosage.
Are cold and flu caused by bacteria or viruses? Do antibiotics kill viral infections? Well, no doubt, bacteria and viruses cause diseases but they do this in different ways. Viruses have different structures and replicate in a different way than bacteria. Therefore, antibiotics which work by targeting the growth machinery in bacteria (not viruses) to kill… Read More Can I use an antibiotic for my cold?
No doubt, lack of adequate vitamin for a growing child should be dreaded, as it can give rise to various kinds of avoidable health conditions. For young children and teens who are healthy and growing normally, health experts recommend that multivitamins are not needed. Food provides the best source of nutrients, and regular meals as well as… Read More DO CHILDREN NEED TO TAKE A DAILY VITAMIN?
Proper storage of medications is very important as it has a direct bearing on whether a drug will remain potent or not. According to research, military men highly maximised storage conditions especially when going for war, since they did not know when these drugs would be needed. The storage conditions of these medications were optimized… Read More SHOULD I BOTHER ABOUT WHERE I KEEP MY DRUGS?
Certain medications have a narrow therapeutic index, that is the margin of safety and toxicity is close. Hence, little decreases in the pharmacological activity can result in severe consequences for patients. Observing the expiration date is obligatory for the following medications: Anticonvulsants such as carbamazepine – narrow therapeutic index Dilantin, phenobarbital – very quickly lose… Read More DRUGS THAT SHOULD NEVER BE USED PAST THEIR EXPIRATION DATE.