Is It Dangerous To Take Medicine Not According To The Doctor’s Prescription?

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good afternoon, I want to ask a question, I just came from the doctor 2 days ago and the doctor gave me a prescription that was written 3×1, but because I was busy with school and other matters, I only drank 2×1. If so, will it be dangerous? Thank you in advance

1 Answer:

Hi Putrishaf112,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Each drug has its own way of working. In carrying out its action, the drug also has a certain duration, which in pharmacodynamics is called the duration of action. The duration of action of a drug is the length of time a drug can work effectively in the body. There are many parameters for the duration of this action, including the pulmonary time (plasma half-life), the equilibrium time between plasma and the target area, and also the elimination time of the drug from the target area.

The factors above are what make the difference, why there are drugs that must be taken every 24 hours (1 x a day), every 12 hours (2 x a day), every 8 hours (3 x a day), and so on. The purpose of taking this drug within a certain period of time is to keep the drug levels in the body always awake to keep their function effective in overcoming a disease.

It needs to be clarified, what drugs are you actually taking? On what indications do you take the drug?

Taking less than the recommended dose or frequency of the drug can reduce the effectiveness of the drug in the body. As a result, of course the healing process will not run optimally as it is perceived.

Therefore, you should be more disciplined in complying with the recommendations for taking medication according to the doctor's advice.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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