Many people believe that Chinese patent medicines have good curative effects, few side effects, and mild properties. In fact, there are many types of Chinese patent medicines with complex compositions. If used irrationally, they will have many adverse reactions and may even become addictive. For example, powerful loquat dew is easy to become addicted when used together with opioids. Sun Li, deputy director of the Department of Pharmacy of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, provides readers with advice on the safe use of proprietary Chinese medicines.
Powerful loquat dew may lead to addiction if used together with opioids
Powerful loquat dew is composed of loquat leaves, poppy shells, etc. It is mainly suitable for bronchitis and cough. Poppy shells contain morphine, codeine, papaverine and other ingredients and cannot be used in conjunction with opioid-containing drugs to avoid addiction. If symptoms cannot be relieved after taking the medicine for 3 days, you need to seek medical treatment in time. In addition, it should be noted that the powerful loquat dew is prohibited for children, pregnant women, and lactating women. It is recommended that parents keep the medicine out of the reach of children to avoid accidental ingestion.
Do not take Huoxiang Zhengqi Water together with Cephalosporin
Huoxiang Zhengqi Water has been widely used in clinical treatment due to its advantages of being cheap, effective, convenient and simple. It is often used for severe headache, dizziness, chest and diaphragm tightness, epigastric distension and pain, vomiting and diarrhea, gastrointestinal type For colds and other illnesses, it is more commonly used in Lingnan areas, and it can be said to be a common medicine in the family medicine box.
It is worth noting that Huoxiang Zhengqi Water contains ethanol, which can produce a disulfiram-like reaction when used in combination with cephalosporin antibiotics (ceftriaxone sodium, cefoperazone sodium, etc.), also known as disulfiram-like reaction. Disulfiram-like reactions have various clinical manifestations, including facial flushing, palpitations, chest tightness, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, dyspnea, tachycardia, shortness of breath, restlessness, chest pain, abdominal pain, blurred vision, and sweating. and other symptoms. Therefore, special attention should be paid to avoiding the combined use of Huoxiang Zhengqi Water and such drugs in daily life.
Warm reminder: Huoxiang Zhengqi Oral Liquid is generally non-alcoholic. You can choose it according to your own situation when purchasing.
Xinhuang Tablets may cause gastric bleeding when used together with anti-inflammatory drugs
Xinhuang Tablets are mainly used for sore throat, toothache, paralysis, hypochondriac pain, jaundice and nameless swelling and pain caused by heat poison congestion. Xinhuang Tablets is composed of artificial bezoars, pig gall powder, etc. Since it contains the western medicine ingredient indomethacin, it is necessary to avoid using it in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, otherwise it will aggravate gastrointestinal reactions and even cause gastric bleeding and shock. .
Use Ganmaoling Granules with caution while driving or working at high altitudes
Ganmaoling Granules are commonly used to treat headaches, fever, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, etc. caused by colds. Ganmaoling Granules contain the Western medicine ingredients acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine maleate and caffeine. Among them, acetaminophen is an antipyretic and analgesic, and the risk of nephrotoxicity increases when used concomitantly with other antipyretic and analgesics. Chlorpheniramine maleate can affect neuronal or neuromuscular transmission, which can cause inattention. People who drive or work at heights should use it with caution.
Warm reminder: There are many types of cold medicines, but the ingredients are the same or similar. Therefore, when using compound anti-cold medicines, just choose one type. Avoid taking more than two types at the same time, which will lead to repeated use of medicines and increase the incidence of adverse reactions.
Panlongqi Tablets and Zhuifeng Tougu Capsules may cause poisoning if repeated use
Panlong Qipian and Zhuifeng Tougu Capsules both have the functions of dispelling wind, dehumidifying, and analgesic, and are commonly used Chinese patent medicines in orthopedics. Both contain aconitum-like drugs (Aconite root and Aconite root), therefore, these two proprietary Chinese medicines cannot be used together. Aconitine and Aconitine contain aconitine, mesoconitine and hypoaconitine. Aconitine poisons very quickly after entering the human body. The main symptoms after poisoning are numbness around the mouth, tongue, and limbs, dizziness, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, etc. In severe cases, arrhythmia, difficulty breathing, shock, and acute kidney disease may occur. Exhaustion etc.
Most of the Chinese patent medicines commonly used in orthopedics contain toxic ingredients or have strong properties, and adverse reactions are common. Therefore, they need to be used in a standardized way to avoid repeated use of drugs that may lead to the accumulation of toxic ingredients in the body, thereby causing poisoning reactions.