The Dangers of Self-Medication

The Dangers of Self-Medication

It has been a common practice for people to self-medicate when they or their loved ones are sick. It is because it is a lot cheaper compared to going to a doctor for a consultation. However, there are a lot of risks that go with self-medication such as:

  • Harmful drug interaction
    There might be ingredients in the drugs that can cause interactions with your body, which can be harmful. Some of it may be an allergen to you so there are a lot of compounding pharmacies that helps in changing it but with the same effectivity.
  • Incorrect dosage
    People may sometimes forget that the medicines they are taking may require proper dosage in order to properly treat a certain condition. There are a lot of medicines that can be easily purchased specially in different low-cost pharmacy.
  • Masking diseases
    Some of the symptoms may be the same with other diseases so, the tendency is that people can mask a much harmful one. This is very dangerous since it is not treated properly with the right medications.

With these dangers in mind, we should remember to be careful when taking up medicines that are not prescribed by the doctor. It is always best to consult a doctor or a pharmacist before purchasing! This is a reminder from your trusted pharmacy, Longwood Pharmacy.

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