Ginkgo biloba extract: what effect does it have?

Ginkgo biloba leaves are still used by Chinese medicine to treat memory loss, stomach pain, dysentery, hypertension, mental stress and respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, poor circulation and anxiety caused by them. The active ingredient of Ginkgo biloba is terpene, which includes bilobalide and bilobalide. These ginkgo flavone-glucoside components have strong antioxidant and free…

Which drugs should be avoided when eating grapefruit?

Sweet and sour grapefruit, in fact, there are many drug interactions. Many people know that grapefruit should be avoided when taking certain western drugs, but they may not know that grapefruit contains similar ingredients that can have the same effect. Causes of interaction Most of all, they are rich in “furan coumarin”, which inhibits the…

6 habits can lead to poor drug efficacy

Some foods, if eaten with drugs, can affect the efficacy of the drug. The correct posture for taking the medicine is “standing” or “sitting position”. Do not lie down immediately after taking the medicine. Getting sick and taking medicine is a common occurrence in life. Most people take it for granted that it is generally…

7 mistakes that are easy to make with antibiotics

In daily life, there are always drugs like “cephalosporin” and “Xilin” in the family medicine cabinet, which people used to call anti-inflammatory drugs. However, many people do not understand the difference between anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, and antibacterial drugs, which often leads to errors in use. Antibiotics are substances produced by microorganisms (including bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes,…

Gingivitis: common drugs and their side effects

If you are experiencing gum pain, whether it is sharp and unbearable pain, or a dull pain, no matter what over-the-counter medication you take, the following unbearable conditions may occur: Obvious tooth, periodontal, gum pain; The pain spreads to different locations in the mouth and swelling occurs; Can’t open your mouth, or open your mouth…

Is “Ambien” in sleeping pills harmful to the human body?

The sedative sleeping pill “Ambien” (ambien) has been on the news recently for celebrity reasons. Ambien is the top 20 prescription drug sold in the United States. Americans take at least 10 million pills a year, one of the most widely used sedatives and sleeping pills. But is the drug safe or not? Roseanne Barr,…

Marijuana: Controversies and Truths You Need to Understand

Why do not many people in China grow cannabis for thousands of years? When many people in the West have already considered marijuana as a “casual product,” why does the government not lift the ban? Chinese marijuana and overseas marijuana are so different. In 2018, a series of news about marijuana sparked another round of…

Multiple medications increase the risk of depression

A new study in the United States says that more than a third of American adults may be using prescription drugs that cause depression or increase the risk of suicide, and they know nothing about these risks. Researchers published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association warned that multiple medications increase the…

Does a baby have fever more than 37 degrees to eat antipyretic drugs?

There are many babies with a cold fever. The first problem that my parents encounter is that “when the baby burns several times, he has to take anti-fever medicine?” Does a baby have fever more than 37 degrees to eat antipyretic drugs? According to the latest American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, there is no stipulation…

3 medication tips away from “drugs hurt the stomach”

The stomach is not good, especially those who have stomach ulcers, often taking medicine may hurt the stomach, there will be acute gastric bleeding, mucosal ulcers. Learning the following three tips will help reduce the number of drugs that hurt your stomach. Tip 1: Elective enteric-coated tablets or controlled-release dosage forms The causes of gastric…

Seven points for attention in the use of antibiotics

The ears of “Bob” were gone. When I heard the news, my heart ached so much that I almost couldn’t live. My mind was full of bright, lovely faces, big flashing eyes, and simple happy smiles. And a little waving hand.  The cause of Bob deafness is an oral overdose of gentamicin, an antibiotic.  Antibiotics are…

There are four misunderstandings in the use of antihypertensive drugs

Hypertension is the most common chronic disease, long-term hypertension may lead to heart disease, stroke, renal failure, fundus lesions and even blindness and other consequences. Data show that 69 per cent of patients with myocardial infarction have high blood pressure, 77 per cent of patients with stroke have high blood pressure, and 74 per cent of…

Chinese Herbal Ephedra: what is it? What’s the point?

Ephedra Ephedra is a kind of herb collected in Chinese Pharmacopoeia. Its medicinal source is the dried herbaceous stem of ephedra, middle ephedra or Ephedra equisetifolia. Harvest green straw stems and dry them in autumn. In the records, the properties of ephedra warm, taste Xin, slightly bitter, sweating and dispelling cold, promoting lung asthma, water swelling effect,…

Attention! No refrigerator for four kinds of drugs!

Not all drugs can be stored in the refrigerator. It is recommended that patients find out the drug instructions and store them in accordance with the storage conditions and temperature on the instructions. For example, “room temperature” means 1030 degrees Celsius; “cool dark place” means dark light and does not exceed 20 degrees Celsius; “cold…