Should The Medication Prescribed Be Finished?

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Good morning doctor. I was having a cough with phlegm, flu, and laryngitis, then I was prescribed a cough medicine namely Guaifensenesin (3×1) 100mg, flu / itchy namely chlorphenamine maleate (3×1) 4mg, inflammation of dexamethasone (3×1) 0.5 mg, and for gastric medication rantidine hcl (2×1) 150mg. u003cbr u003e The first time I took a cold / itch medicine it got better and not even the flu anymore so I stopped taking it. I want to ask, should the prescribed stomach medication be consumed or not? Is there a time lag with my cough and inflammation medicine? Thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Bianca, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

Previously I want to ask first, do you really have stomach disease before you get sick or show symptoms of stomach pain?

Basically the medicines prescribed by your doctor are symptomatic drugs only (drugs to relieve symptoms). If you do not have stomach pain, the prescribed stomach medication (Ranitidine) may only be prescribed to prevent stomach pain due to the use of inflammatory drugs (Dexamethasone). In this case, you do not need to continue using these drugs (including inflammatory drugs and stomach medications as well) if indeed you do not feel any symptoms anymore.

If you do have pain in your stomach, then you should continue to consume your stomach medication, while other medicines do not need to be continued if there are no symptoms anymore.

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