Medicine is something that is generally consumed when someone is sick. When suffering from colds, coughs, stomach ulcers or headaches (headaches), most people treat it with drugs that can be purchased freely in shops, stores or pharmacies. This is because the disease typically recover quickly and are considered harmless. However, there are things to consider when you are taking any OTC drugs or antibiotics.OTCOTC drugs are medicines that can be bought freely, or do not require a prescription. OTC is quite safe to eat when following the rules of use and dosage set forth in the packaging. You also have to ascertain whether the drug is completely free of drugs that is safe, not a drug that requires a prescription but can be bought freely.

Adjust the drug to be consumed by the illness. For example, when you cough, see if the cough is the sort of dry cough or cough with phlegm. Dry cough usually caused by irritation. While a productive cough because of viruses or bacteria so the body expel mucus to fight it.

Or if you have the flu, can be detected if the flu caused by virus or bacteria. Flu is caused by a virus usually watery discharge that could be cured with adequate rest, drink lots of water, and eat nutritious food and vitamins, especially vitamin C, without the need to consume medications. Conversely, when a viscous fluid means the flu is caused by bacteria that need to be treated with drugs or by going to the doctor to get antibiotics.

You need to know what content is contained in a drug-free and ensure that you or the person taking the drug will not have an allergy to the drug. Avoid eating certain content is consumed at a dose of the drug twice or more. This is possible if the person taking the flu and headache medicines that contain paracetamol simultaneously contained in both the drug into the body with a double dose.

Side effects that may occur when excess dose (overdose) of drugs are stomach pain, heart palpitations, restlessness, seizures or lost consciousness. The worst impact may result in death.


If you do not go away after taking the drug-free, you should immediately go to the doctor to be given the right medicine. For diseases related to infection, the doctor will usually prescribe antibiotics, although in many cases there can be cured without antibiotics. So, it never hurts to ask for the type and usefulness of the drug the doctor.

Antibiotics are consumed excessively in the short term can cause allergies such as hives, stomach pain, nausea, or swelling of the lips, eyelids, and other body parts. Another effect is that bacteria become resistant, so that when the same bacteria invade the body needed a dose of antibiotics with more serious or more antibiotics to fight it.

Therefore if you are sick is not too severe, you should avoid the use of antibiotics, because it can make the body more resistant bacteria. In developed countries, the use of antibiotics is limited and not easily given to patients. Doctors will usually prescribe antibiotics unless the non drug-infectious condition or disease in a patient is considered severe.

Use medications wisely, and feel the benefits. We recommend that you maintain your body’s health condition. But if you are ill, drug use and choose appropriately. Get well!