Sunday, September 24, 2017

When Side Effects Are Presented As Main Effects and Its Dangers

Hello po! Having worked as a med rep before, I have a bit of knowledge on how some drugs work, thus I became wary enough not to take medicine like candy! For one, there are drug-drug interactions that can be toxic, then there are cases of having to take up higher and higher doses because the bacteria has grown resistance to the antibiotic.

Worse, I know some people who are as young as me but are on dialysis because of self-medication and misuse of pills! That is why whenever there is an herbal alternative, I try to go the natural route!


In the medical world, proper use of words is highly called for because a simple mistake could
complicate things usually unwanted for the patients. Because this field has full of jargons that mostly are too technical to not easily be sifted and digested by the general public, putting them in a layman’s term is indeed helpful.
A good example of which are the words “side effect” and “main effect”. These, are more often
than not, interchanged or used instead of the other. Doing so is not just wrong but also dangerous to
the people’s health.

A side effect of any substance pertains to the result beyond the main or primary action that is
intended by the physician giving drug prescription. The doctor, likewise, foresees this extra

For instance, the patient might not be conscious of the side effect of unwanted hair growth
elsewhere on the body while using vasodilator drug called Minoxidil to treat hypertension. The
physician, nevertheless, is very well aware about it, as well as other implications, such as burning or
irritation of the eye, itching, and redness or irritation at the treated area. By and large, doctors suggest
that patients should ignore the side effects unless serious and often alert the sick persons about their

But not all the side effects are boon. They are bane, too, hence, they are often used as a
therapeutic benefit in the pharmaceutical industry. Like the Minoxidil which, initially was developed to treat high blood pressure.

People taking it reported an unusual side effect: Hair began to grow on
various parts of their bodies. In this case, the downside of the drug is controlled and employed for a
beneficial and therapeutic effect judiciously. It is noted that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
approved prescription of two percent (2%) Minoxidil topical solution for hair loss in men in 1988 and for women in 1992.

An adverse effect, on the other hand, is identified as an outcome wherein the reaction occurs
over and beyond the main and wanted action of a medicine. Both the physician and the patient don’t
know about it as a consequence of taking such treatment. It can happen simply due to incorrect dosage.

Undesirably, this is very harmful as it can exacerbate the prognosis of the disease. Occasionally, if the
adverse effect is too serious, there might be a need for hospitalization.

Just like the Sildenafil Citrate— a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary
arterial hypertension. Its most common adverse reactions (≥ 2%) include headache, flushing, dyspepsia, abnormal vision, nasal congestion, back pain, myalgia, nausea, dizziness and rash.

Patients should seek emergency treatment if an erection lasts over four hours. Patients should stop Sildenafil Citrate and seek medical care if a sudden decrease or loss of hearing and also that of vision in one or both eyes.

Since side effects paired with adverse effects can be fatal and need to be reversed or given
antidote immediately, a very extra cautious effort not to interchange them with the main effects in the
prescription process must be always observed. After all, it’s the lives of patients at stake here.

It’s ironic to note that people who seek treatments for their ailments or to prolong their lives
become sicker or morbidly end up six feet underground simply because of such medical error. So, it’s
still best to deal with health conditions like hair loss the natural way, especially with NOVUHAIR that offers the safe and natural effects.

With 19 natural ingredients—mostly standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-factor
nutrients—it does not only help prevent the hair loss malady, but also aid in stimulating growth of the
“crowning glory.” Set aside those chemical-based topical scalp solutions out there. Choose natural,
choose NOVUHAIR!

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Kaya naman mga bes, let us all choose natural, go Novuhair. It does not just solve the problem but also addresses the causes while imparting HEALTH! Thanks for reading! :)

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