Effect Of Irregular Drug Consumption On Bones?
Hello doctor. I have a broken hand. I already live alone because my school is far from home, so I find it difficult to manage activities as usual. I have received medicines from doctors such as calcium, vitamin D, and pain relievers which I should take regularly 3 times after meals, while I cannot meet my eating needs regularly to take medication. Suppose I eat only one time a day, then I take medicine 2 or 3 times not according to doctor’s orders. Will it affect my bones? If yes, what is the effect? Thank you.
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
In general, medicines given by doctors need to be taken in accordance with prescribing instructions / recommendations. It is not recommended for patients to intentionally spend time taking drugs or multiplying doses without instructions from the doctor. These actions can increase the risk of drug side effects. Too bad information about the drugs that you get is not very clear. However, some types of pain medications are classified as hard drugs and their use is at risk of causing side effects that are not mild, for example: injury to the upper gastrointestinal tract, increased blood pressure, and impaired hormonal balance.
If you have problems taking the medication according to doctor's instructions, you are advised to consult with your doctor or orthopedic specialist who treats you. The doctor may make adjustments to the type / dose of the drug so that it can be adjusted to the ability of its use in your daily life.
As a suggestion, you are advised to get enough rest, eat regularly balanced nutritious food, and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. To enrich insight, you can read articles about handling fractures. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.