Important tips to follow when using a new treatment

Mohamed Ismail – Cairo – Books – Ahmed Abdel Monim:

The official page of the Ministry of Health and Population, on their official page on the social networking site “Facebook”, has published instructions to be followed when starting to use new treatments.

The Health Ministry said the instructions are as follows:

Know the name of your treatment and don’t just rely on its form.

Find out from your doctor when to take each medicine separately and the prescribed amount per dose.

Make sure you tell your doctor when to stop taking the prescribed medication.

– Read the leaflet that comes with the medicine to know which side effects can occur and you should consult your doctor to know which of them represent a danger.

– Be sure to inform your doctor if the use of the drug causes negative effects.

Before you consider using an over-the-counter drug, you should be well aware of the potential for interactions with any medications you take regularly, such as blood pressure medications, diabetes, and anti-diabetic medications.

Rasha Mohammed

Editor of the Arab and International Affairs section of Akhbar Al-Youm newspaper. She holds a BA in Mass Communication – Cairo University. She holds a Diploma in Translation in Journalism from American University.

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