Posted on November 17, 2021 · Posted in Blog, General, Memo Plus Gold, Personal

Self-medication is considered fine by many of us. It may be just a crocin or some ‘safe’ antibiotic we believe we are ingesting as going to the doctor can be time-consuming and expensive. But there are side-effects to this and very harmful ones at that.

The idea of self-medication even for small health issues can lead to complications. People tend to pop pills as they are popping candies. Medicines such as pain relief drugs, cough syrups, laxatives, antibiotics, anti-allergy medicines, vitamins and even antacids. And because these are over-the-counter drugs; these are easy to acquire. But what we do not realize is that opting for self-medication makes us prone to allergies, drug dependence, and even addiction.

Unfortunately, there is very little or almost no awareness about the disadvantages of self-medication. Sadly, we still go ahead and take doses randomly and do not even check the composition of the medicine and are clueless about the side effects of these on our bodies.

Side effects of self-medication.

Popping pills may get us instant relief but what we do not realize is that it is not free of side effects. At times, a patient may be under-prescribed medication for different health issues, and self-medicating may lead to adverse reactions. This is because one drug may react differently when consumed with another drug. This can even lead to death. Hence, consulting a doctor is a must.

Drug Dosage.

A massive problem with self-medication is that we do not know about its dosage. This means we often underestimate its strength and the less said, the better about its composition. We do not have a clue as to how the drug should be taken, its side effects and even reactions. Ignorance is not bliss in this case!

People do self-medication because it is instant, and of course, there is no expense of the doctor. But when eventually, they suffer from severe health issues, their medical expense increases many folds. Self-medication as a habit can damage one’s health irrevocably, causing disabilities and even premature death.

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