Painkillers are a regular stock in our home. But you may not know that taking painkillers by mistake can lead to acute kidney failure! What are the precautions for taking painkillers? Let’s take a look together.
A mistake in taking painkillers
It can lead to acute renal failure
In Zhejiang, there was a senior high school student named Xiao Nan, who felt very painful in his legs after running and exercise, accompanied by diarrhea twice. Seeing that the child was so uncomfortable, the parents were very anxious, so they gave the child the painkillers that were always prepared at home, and took 4 painkillers within 3 hours.
But unexpectedly, A few days later, Xiao Nan developed symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, and low back pain, and almost lost his life because of it.
Mistakes in taking painkillers:
Xiaonan blindly used non-steroidal painkillers when the cause of the disease was unclear, which led to covering up the primary disease and delaying treatment.
Because Xiaonan has undergone high-intensity physical exercise and has rhabdomyolysis, after dissolution, myoglobin will cause direct damage to the kidneys; in addition, taking non-steroidal Painkillers also have certain nephrotoxicity, which will further aggravate kidney damage.
Shortening the frequency of medication:
Not following instructions Dosage is too high, and the frequency of medication is shortened without authorization, resulting in the accumulation of drugs, which are not metabolized in time, which will aggravate kidney damage.
How long does it take for pain medication to work?
After oral painkillers enter the human body, there will be a process of absorption and distribution, and it is impossible to see the effect immediately. Different types of drugs have different onset times.
Generally speaking, painkillers take effect between half an hour and two hours. Excessive use of non-steroidal painkillers, such as ibuprofen, will lead to highly concentrated metabolites in the renal medulla, which will directly damage the epithelial cell membrane of the renal tubules. After a series of injuries, it will eventually lead to the development of renal failure.
Therefore, I would like to remind everyone that non-steroidal painkillers, although they are OTC (over-the-counter) drugs, you can buy them yourself at the pharmacy, but you are During the period of taking, you must strictly follow the dosage on the instructions, this is very important.
Children and the elderly take painkillers
What are the precautions?
When children use this medicine, the dosage should be calculated according to kilogram (kg) body weight. Children must use the dosage form for children, not Just eat one slice.
Due to the relatively weak metabolism of the elderly, when taking painkillers, it is best to do a drug evaluation, go to the hospital to find a drug consultation room or a pharmacy clinic, and evaluate the physiological function of the elderly It is safer for the elderly to take the medicine again.
Pay attention to these problems
1. Do not drink alcohol while taking the medicine. Painkillers contain acetaminophen, and drinking alcohol after taking the medicine is likely to cause corresponding damage. In addition to painkillers, some compound cold medicines also contain acetaminophen, so be careful not to drink alcohol while taking the medicine.
2. Do not drive a vehicle after taking the medicine. There will be some adverse reactions after taking the medicine, such as drowsiness, dizziness and other symptoms, so it is best not to drive a vehicle.
Expert tip: Before taking each medicine, you must know what medicine you are taking, what risks it may cause at the same time, and how to avoid these risks. Take medicine as an easy or simple little thing. (Source: CCTV Life Circle)
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