As the saying goes, it is a three-point drug, but Xiaobian finds that there are many friends around to take some medicines in order to keep fit or to treat certain diseases, often according to their own judgment or the recommendation of the salesperson. To know that the liver is an important organ for drug conversion and metabolism, the drug needs to be oxidized, reduced, decomposed, combined and metabolized by the liver after entering the human body.
Excessive dependence on drugs, taking medicine at any time will cause different degrees of functional damage to the liver. According to the World Health Organization, liver damage caused by drugs accounts for more than 5% of inpatients. Below, Ah Live will summarize the behavior of four common drugs for the liver. Let’s see if you have any tricks.
1, five types of medication should not be taken at the same time
The President of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Molly Cooke, stressed that overdose prescription drugs Has reached the most serious situation in the past 10 to 15 years. Clinically, cold medicine, sleeping pills, asthma drugs, painkillers, antibiotics, etc. are the easiest to use.
These drugs have one thing in common: many patients take the symptoms according to the instructions, but the symptoms are not eliminated as expected, so they will take them again at the interval of the doctor’s advice, resulting in excessive . Drugs such as paracetamol (acetaminophen) are contained in many cold and painkillers of different trade names, and are also likely to cause superimposition. It is recommended that patients do not eat a variety of similar drugs at the same time, carefully read the instructions before taking the drug, if you are not sure, it is best to consult a doctor or pharmacist.
2, multi-drug use, the liver is difficult to block “double strike”
Many drugs themselves are not very obvious damage to the liver, However, if used in conjunction with other drugs, the impact on the liver may become greater. Two or more drugs work at the same time, and the liver is hard to resist the “double strike”, and the chance of injury is naturally greater.
For example, allopurinol combined with thiol can increase the hepatotoxicity of the drug. Ethanol can also aggravate the hepatotoxicity of the drug, so it is not advisable to drink alcohol during the period of taking the liver. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also warned that drinking statin lipid-lowering drugs such as simvastatin, atorvastatin, and pravastatin may cause a large amount of grapefruit juice or fresh grapefruit to accumulate in the body. Increase liver damage.
3, can not believe in folk remedies, Chinese medicine also hurts the liver
Many people think that Chinese medicine is mild, less toxic to the body . In fact, traditional Chinese medicine emphasizes syndrome differentiation and treatment, and is compatible with attenuating drugs to reduce the impact on the liver. However, some herbs also have liver toxicity.
For example, compound preparation Zhuanggu joint pill, Xiaoyin tablets (pill), Liushen pill, Gegen decoction, Fangfengtongsheng, Huduqing, Xiaokechuan tablets, Niuhuang Jiedu tablets, Tianma pills and so on. Moreover, Chinese medicine must be strictly dialected by Chinese medicine practitioners, and the amount of medicine must be grasped in order to minimize toxicity. Therefore, if you take traditional Chinese medicine or proprietary Chinese medicine, you must seek professional Chinese medicine practitioners’ advice. You should not arbitrarily believe in folk remedies and use Chinese herbal medicines.
4, adult medicine for children with easy liver damage
In the absence of a child-specific dosage form, you may have to give your child an adult medicine. Be sure to follow the doctor’s advice. This is because children’s liver metabolism is not as good as that of adults. Adults are medicinal in children. The amount is difficult to grasp and liver damage may occur. For example, paracetamol, erythromycin, etc., have been shown to be more likely to cause liver damage in children. Parents are advised to choose a child-specific dosage form for their children. Don’t just give your child medicine by experience, and don’t give them adult medicine easily. In the absence of a child’s dosage form, it is necessary to seek medical advice in a timely manner. Under the guidance of a doctor, accurate calculation of the amount according to the kilogram of body weight can prevent liver damage in children.
Tangji Hospital liver disease expert reminds: “Eating is better than not eating” ” Eat more than eat less”….It is these mistakes The concept of medication damages the health of the liver. At present, the incidence of drug-induced hepatitis is already ranked fourth in liver disease. Therefore, medication must be prescribed according to the doctor’s advice to avoid excessive dosage or long medication time. If liver damage has occurred due to medication, suspicious medications should be stopped immediately and treated as soon as possible. Tell the doctor about the history of recent medications in order to determine the cause.
“There is a good medicine to avoid liver damage”