Can You Take Paracetamol, Penicillin And Dexamethasone Antibiotics Together?
Halllo assalammualaikum, I want to ask my father that my leg pain is swollen, the pain does not heal and meet with his friend in the suggestion to take the drug GRAFADON, AMPICILIN, DEXAMITHASON at the same time, is it permissible, please answer the doctor?
Hello Citra Marshela,
Swollen feet can be caused by many things including:
Infection of the skin or subcutaneous tissue (abscess) or even bone (osteomyelitis) in the area
Injury to the muscles or bones of the leg
Anamnesis (asking for a history of patient complaints, patient risk factors, treatment that has been done, chronic illness suffered, history of trauma, etc.) as well as direct physical examination to be able to determine the right diagnosis. Apart from the diseases mentioned above, there are many other diseases that can cause symptoms of swollen feet and pain. Investigations such as laboratory tests of blood (blood sugar levels, routine blood, blood uric acid levels, etc.), X-ray of the feet, may be needed to help the diagnosis.
The treatment given, of course, must be adjusted to the condition and diagnosis of the disease in your father's feet from the examination. Grafadon contains Paracetamol. This drug can be used as an antipyretic or fever-lowering drug and also has mild analgesic properties which means it can reduce mild pain. Ampicillin is a class of penicillin antibiotics that are especially useful for Gram positive bacterial infections. The use of ampicillin is generally by route of injection (injection) into a muscle or blood vessel. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid class of drugs that can be used to reduce inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and allergic reactions.
Of the three drugs mentioned above, drugs that can be purchased freely are paracetamol. This medicine is taken if there are indications, such as fever or pain (although administration only relieves a little). Drinking rules can be given an interval of 4-6 hours if fever and pain are present. The maximum drug consumed 4000 mg / 24 hours.
Ampicillin is an antibiotic, giving can not be arbitrary for all patients, but is limited to patients suspected of being a bacterial infection. Indiscriminate use of antibiotics, inappropriate dosage, inappropriate route of use, inappropriate length of day / duration of use can cause germ resistance to the antibiotic.
Dexamethasone (corticosteroids) may be often misused by laypeople as drugs to reduce pain and "all kinds of diseases". In fact, this drug is only used for certain diseases, with the right dose. Giving must be careful because there are some side effects such as heartburn, nausea, and vomiting, to the side effects of long-term use such as memoon face, gastric ulcer formation, gastrointestinal bleeding, weight gain (due to excessive appetite), changes in menstruation acne prone skin, decreased body immunity, and so on.
If indeed the swollen feet do not heal, you should do a checkup with a doctor regularly and routinely control. Treatment in these conditions is generally not instantaneous (once coming to heal immediately), but of course it must be continuous and comprehensive such as regular drug consumption, wound care (if there are injuries to the feet), eliminate the source of infection, control diseases that aggravate the condition of the feet, diet modification , mobilization and so on. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.