Many of us have the habit of treating any health problems on our own. It’s so convenient to drink a pill that will remove the annoying symptoms. But you can not even guess to what terrible consequences this may lead. Many drugs do not cure, but quite the opposite – cause harm to your body.
In the second half of the last century, diseases of the circulatory system broke out in the first place among the causes of death. They broke away and firmly settled there. For example, the number of cases of anemia has increased hundreds of times. Also, the number of diseases that are extremely rarely caused by infections, and that occurs as a result of medication (for example, leukopenia), has increased. Scientists did not need much time to understand what was the matter.
Studies have shown that there is a whole list of drugs that contribute to the development of these diseases. Also, they all have minimal healing properties. That is, they can be attributed to not only the category of dangerous, but also useless drugs.
What are these drugs? Scientists from the University of Oxford published a list of drugs that affect the blood, bone marrow and cause diseases of the circulatory system.
This list includes all medicines, including antiprotozoal drugs, sulfonamides, and antiviral drugs. Thus, such well-known drugs as “Retrovir,” “Biseptol,” “Septrin,” “Oriprim” and many other drugs with similar effects and composition were included in the banned list.
In small doses, antibiotics destroy almost all beneficial bacteria. Often, the effects of antibiotic treatment have to be eliminated for months. And in high doses, medicines can affect organs and tissues. Some medication can accumulate and cause damage to specific organs. The kidneys and liver are most affected.
Remedies for malaria
In this list: “Akrikhin,” “Chloride,” “Pyrimethamine,” “Sindarin” and others.
This includes such a favorite “Analgin” and its analogs, of which there are more than 30. And also “Indomethacin,” “Butadione” and “Penicillamine.” Regular use of these drugs contributes to the development of blood diseases (agranulocytosis).
Drugs for thyroid disease
“Kordimazol,” “Carbimazole” and other medicines of similar action also proved to be dangerous.
Remedy for epilepsy
Namely, “Defining” or “Phenytoin.” According to scientists, this drug contributes to the development of anemia and does not have sufficient healing properties.
In the past 50 years, the efforts of pharmacists have created several types of leukopenia (leukocyte deficiency), which entails necrotic angina and other diseases. According to the scientists, antipyretic drugs that are widely used in medicine are to blame for everything: all drugs containing pyrazolone (“Trabzon,” “Butadiene”) and sulfonamides (“Sulfazin”).
Also, it turned out that most of these drugs contribute to the development of thrombocytopenia. Along the way, the essence of medical appointments, which have become fatal for many patients, has been revealed. It turns out that Pyridoxine, used to treat anemia, contributes to its development, and Ticlopidine, which promotes clogging of blood clots, is prescribed for thromboembolism.
We can safely say that pharmaceuticals have brought modern medicine to a standstill. In the West, they are actively fighting these drugs through long, hard scandals and trials. And this is paying off. Many of the killer drugs are already banned. Now you know the list of the most dangerous and useless drugs, from which you need to stay away.
- the main active ingredient of the “beloved” by many Valocordin and Corvalol.
Phenobarbital is a barbiturate, a sleeping pill of the old generation.
Used as an anticonvulsant, sedative, anticonvulsant and antiepileptic drug, sold everywhere without a prescription.
Barbiturates are strong depressants, extremely popular in the last century, have a large number of side effects.
They quickly form a heavy addiction – barbiturate addiction. Abrupt cancellation causes a serious “breaking,” the so-called brutal hangover.
- Terrible statistics:
10% of suicides recorded in the United States in 1963, entirely with the help of barbiturates.
Phenobarbital has a significant inhibitory effect on the brain. In large doses, suppresses the work of the respiratory center and stops breathing.
The respiratory center works non-stop and independently of our consciousness, which allows us to breathe, even during sleep.
The center is located in the medulla, at the junction of the brain and spinal cord.
The activity of the respiratory center is controlled by the higher parts of the brain which is the principal organ of the central nervous system.
When we take Corvalol or its analog before bedtime, phenobarbital disables the controlling functions of the brain, including those responsible for breathing.
A person falls asleep and does not wake up, and if he wakes up, he may fall and get injured when getting up.
Therefore, you should remember:
All drugs with phenobarbital inhibit the respiratory center. A doctor should strictly prescribe their reception. Overdose can be fatal in a dream.
The most common tranquilizers of the second half of the last century. Due to the sedative effect, they are prescribed as sleeping pills.
Benzodiazepines have replaced barbiturates that have compromised themselves. They are less dangerous, but also addictive and often incompatible with other medications. Also, cause prolonged inhibition of reactions.
If there are benzodiazepines in the prescribed drug, the rules of application should be discussed with the doctor to the smallest details.
Do not mix Benzodiazepines:
⦁ with phenobarbital;
⦁ with anti-cold remedies;
⦁ with antihistamines without consulting a doctor;
⦁ with alcohol.
You can get behind the wheel of a car and perform potentially dangerous activities, taking benzodiazepines.
Failure to comply with these hard and fast rules may result in cessation of breathing.
In the United States, three out of a hundred patients who take benzodiazepines uncontrollably die.
- In Finland, they checked the blood of drivers, participants in road accidents, the analysis showed that some had tranquilizers. Their inhibitory effect is felt even in a day.
Antiallergic (antihistamine) drugs of the first generation
Diphenhydramine is part of many cold medicines. A relaxing, soothing effect explains their use as a sleeping pill.
The main side effects are drowsiness and general weakness.
Antihistamines should not be drunk during the day if you are driving a car or your activity requires concentration.
When combined with alcohol can cause the respiratory center and breathing to stop.
Their reception is fraught with the fact that the active substance penetrates the brain and affects its regulatory functions.
- Risk group
People older than 55 – 60 years old and people with poor health.
For these categories, sleeping pills should be selected very carefully and be sure to follow the doctor’s instructions for use.
With age, the systems of inactivation of drugs (reducing their activity) that exist in the liver slow down. This leads to an increase in the concentration of active drug components and the chance of side effects in elderly patients, whose body resistance is lowered.
With an overdose of sleeping pills, the brain and the respiratory center of a person in a dream are turned off. Within a few minutes (3-4) death occurs due to oxygen starvation of the brain.
Currently, hypnotics are developed to help people fall asleep and sleep well after 60 years.
- Hypnotics of the last century do not participate in the evaluation because they are too dangerous.
Pharmaceutical melatonin, a synthetic analog of the natural hormone, we give third place. Although it is less harmful than the above described hypnotic drugs of the old generations, it also has many negative consequences for health and contraindications and requires careful use.
Similar drugs: melaxen, melapur, melaton, yucalin.
Artificial melatonin is not sufficient enough, so scientists have created.
Last generation non-benzodiazepine hypnotics. We will put them in second place.
⦁ they allow one to fall asleep in a natural way, selectively acting only on the receptors of the brain responsible for sleep;
⦁ less addictive;
⦁ rapid elimination period;
⦁ no hangover after taking.
Their most important advantage is that they do not affect the functions of the respiratory center.
However, these hypnotics have drawbacks:
contraindication – pregnancy.
Some of them are useless to take with restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, and if you have to wake up at night (for a child, call from work, etc.).
- Unexplained side effects:
⦁ Poor behavior in a dream – people talk, walk, experience unconscious hunger attacks at night and empty refrigerators or go to a night rendezvous to eat or make purchases somewhere. In the morning nothing is remembered.
⦁ Allergic manifestations.
⦁ Swollen face.
Ambien (ambien) and zolpidem (ambien cr), rozerem (rozerem), sonata (sonata), lunesta (lunesta), etc. are non-benzodiazepines.
Hormone-regulator of sleep and biological rhythms takes the first place. It irritates melatonin receptors and puts the brain in a state of sleep, giving us the opportunity to rest.
Unfortunately, melatonin production decreases with age.
Many popular medicines are considered harmless and can carry a real threat to life.
Dangerous drugs should be known “in person,” and you need to understand that they should be taken only for the purpose and in the exact dosage. Otherwise, you can fall asleep and not wake up.
Be attentive to your elderly parents: check what medicines are in their first-aid kits.