Wednesday

"Eat" your medicines!


Well, when Arun commented "take 2 crocins and write a blog on ur illness" on my status update on facebook, I never thought I'll ever do that!.. but here i am.. doing just that.

But there's a reason behind this post.. and it's not my fever.... it's all about how to know more about medicines!

I'd been on bed for the last two days... with that irritating throat pain and friggin bodyache.. Well, I can handle all that with a little bit of rest. And I was doing better untill i realised that I've started coughing and my chest is about to get infested!.. wo wo wo.. that's something that i cannot handle myself. I have a very very bad bad history about all these coughing and chest infection thingy!.. and i don't even want to think about that ...

So.. i decided to go see the doctor!

I walked a bit near the Meat market, looking for this particular doctor my friend suggested... and .. Oh here it is... a Hand painted nameplate which said:

Dr. Doctor (Let's call him that way)
Consulting Physician, Cardiologist and Diabetologist.
Specialist in "Fever"

Come on!!.. A Doctor who's a fever specialist!!
Is there anyone who's a sneeze specialist? I want to consult him too.. !!

Well, that nameplate directed me to an apartment building which apparently had a "Hospital" working on its first floor!. and on the steps there was a board which said:

"please remove your SHOSE here"
(He has to be a vel ejucated doktar)

Well, I walked in.. met the doctor..

"Pull out your toungue... .. mmhmm.. take a deep breath.. aha.. hmm ok.. "

400 bucks and he "prescribed" these medicines to me.. for "Viral Fever"!

Otrivin Drops
Cetzine 0-0-1
Wikoryl 1-1-1
Roxid 0-0-1

Well.. I can not make out anything from those names!.. except for that Otrivin thing. I know what it is.. so decided to chuck that out.

But at the medical store, he said, it'll last for atleast two years.. Hmm.. quite a nice "investment" i should say... i decided to buy it :)

The rest of the stuff, since I didnt' know what they were, I bought them.

And just like anyone else who's in love with google... I just googled for their ingredients:

Cetzine
Cetirizine Hydorchloride IP 10mg

An OTC (over the counter) medication for Allergy/Asthma.

one site says:
Zyrtec may cause drowsiness. Be especially careful driving or operating dangerous machinery or participating in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness until you know how you react to Cetirizine hydrochloride.

I know!!!! I really know!..

Do you want me to post my 10th grade exam sheet that I wrote sleeping on it!!!! (well, I love it because it's kinda funny to read it now- well.. may be "look" at it.. you can't really "read" it!)

And tomoro at the office, I dont want me to type vvvvvvvvvvvvv... on my keyboard... AGAIN!!

WIKORYL
Paracetamol, Chlorphenamine Maleate, Phenylephrine Hydochloride, Caffine

Paracetamol!!!
Wah I love it.. Half a crocin, and you get the energy to update your facebook status :)

Chlorophlosgxphbrrgrhdgfmine!!.. whatever! I googled, and it says:
These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold and may cause serious side effects. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Do not use this product to make a child sleepy.

Okay.. here's another one to make me sleepy!

Phenylephrine Hydochloride:
I googled, and it says:
Before you take phenylephrine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any decongestants, or if you have heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, circulation problems, diabetes, glaucoma, a thyroid disorder, kidney disease, an enlarged prostate or urination problems, anxiety, sleep problems, bipolar disorder or other mental illness.

So... does that mean that all these areas get affected when i take this drug??? oh my god!

and another site says:
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Phenylephrine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or impaired concentration. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or impaired concentration, avoid these activities.

There you go!!.. now this is the third one that's gonna make me dizzy!

Caffine
I'd always prefer Coke or Pepsi over a tablet!

Roxid
Roxithtomycin 300mg tablets

Wiki says:
Most common side effects are gastrointestinal; diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting. Less common side effects include central or peripheral nervous system events such as headaches, dizziness, vertigo, and also the rarely seen rashes, abnormal liver function values and alteration in senses of smell and taste.

What the fff..ell??

Looks like I'm gonna have the bad time of my life soon!!

you know what i learned from this?

"Don't google for your medicines!!..
Just eat them like you're hungry!!"

Everything will be alright!

Rx

8 comments:

  1. Sooper.

    I have a friend .. .she too googled for an Acne medicine, which her doctor had prescribed.

    End result: She never took the medicine and is still dealing with acne.

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  2. So you gonna meet now .. more specialist doc's ??? hee heee lolz.. take care buddy !!! hope you are fine now. And don't forget you shose on your way back !!!

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  3. ha ha... this is anyways bijuism only... really man.. i'm laughing aloud..for me i would have been really surprised if u haven't googled any of these.. and again as usual.. at the end..u learned the "BIG" lesson which we all know since a kid.. aaah... forgot to tell this.. in U.S all commercials for any kind of medicine has to warn all these side effects.. even if it is a cough syrup. i used to wonder how the hell can any parents give a cough syrup to thier children after watching these ads...

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  4. hey bijju...
    I happened to read your blog..really good stuff..:)
    BTW I think that doc really suck because Cetzine and Wikoryl are both for cold and have same effect. so that must have been an over dose for you...
    Poor YOU:(
    hope you are fine now.
    And ya for "shose" shopping I miss Mumbai!!!

    hope you are fine now.
    And ya for "shose" shopping i miss mumbai!!!

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