Side Effects Of Prolonged Use Of Cold Cough Medicines And Antibiotics?
Hello. I want to ask … when coughing colds my family often uses alpara amoxcillin and gratazon. According to doctors whether this is dangerous if consumed continuously
Thank you for the question.
Coughs and colds can be many possible triggers, ranging from allergies, viral infections, bacterial infections, entry of foreign objects into the airways, immune disorders, benign or malignant tumors, the influence of drugs, and so on. Coughs and colds that you experience, can be different causes from those of your family members. In addition, coughs and colds that you are experiencing at this time can also be different causes with coughs and colds that you have experienced before. Therefore, without checking yourself directly to the doctor, it is not right for you to consume the drugs you mentioned carelessly, especially the majority of these drugs do not belong to the class of over-the-counter medicines.
Almost all types of drugs, if taken long-term, especially without a doctor's prescription, can be bad for your health. Specifically for the drug you mentioned, its consumption is prolonged without a doctor's prescription at risk of causing indigestion (such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation), palpitations, allergies, kidney disorders, and many other side effects. Especially for antibiotics (such as amoxicillin), consumption without clear medical indications can also cause bacteria to experience resistance, making it more difficult to eradicate.
Our advice, if you experience coughs and colds, do not rush to take medicine. Try to overcome the first cough and runny nose by:
Drink plenty of warm water, broth foods, and fruits rich in vitamin C. Don't eat and drink cold, artificial sweets and oily Stay away from cold, dust, smoke, pollution, and other substances that can trigger coughs and colds Rest more Exercise at least 30 minutes every day Do not contact with substances that often make you allergic Increase cleanliness and lighting in your neighborhood When you cough, use a mask Do not smoke If with the steps above your complaint does not improve in 1-3 days, or if a fever appears, shortness of breath, sputum bleeding, vomiting, and other more severe complaints, immediately check with your doctor, ENT doctor, or internist before taking any medication, ok?
I hope this helps.