The Pharmacy Council issued a warning about summer time and drugs
Patients may be advised to take medication as long as they follow the doctor's specified interval for the next dose
11/11/2018 – 20:39:44. Last updated: 11/05/2018 – 20:43:43.
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Patients who forget to take the dose cannot double the next dose.
Progress hours in one hour by DST can confuse those who use chronic drugs or are on prolonged medication. It seems complicated, but the important thing is to maintain a regular interval between one dose and another. Taking medication can be taken in one hour to follow the summer time, provided the next dose is in the specified interval.
The vice president of the Minas Gerais Regional Pharmacy Council (CRF-MG), Alisson Brandão, explained that the specified intervals must be respected so that the therapy is successful. "In order for the desired effect to be achieved, the drug must be digested, give the active principle to the bloodstream, and then start acting in the body." The interval between one dose and another is needed to maintain this cycle. However, he pointed out that if the patient skipped one dose, he should not double the next dose.
One thing to remember is that different drugs have interactions with each other, and can interfere with the desired effect. "In this case, it is important to ask the pharmacist for help adjusting the time to take the medication and to inform about possible drug interactions," he added.
Attention during treatment with antibiotics must be duplicated. This is because microorganisms can develop drug resistance when patients do not take the prescribed medication. "You have to make sure the drug is in the bloodstream to work and deactivate it, cure the infection. Taking medicine at the right time is the key to therapeutic success," he explained. If microorganisms develop resistance, infection can be compounded by difficulties in treatment.
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