Many people have beliefs about things they should not do or eat when taking medicine. For this reason they may stop taking a medicine they need. In truth, no medicine causes harm just because it is taken with certain food—weather pork, chili pepper, guava, orange, or any other food. But foods with lot of grease or spices can make problems of the stomach or gut worse—-weather or not any medicine is being taken. Certain medicine will cause bad reaction if a person drinks alcohol.
There are situations when, without a doubt, it is not to use certain medicine
- Pregnant women or women who are breast feeding should avoid all medicine that are not absolutely necessary. (However, they can take vitamins or iron pills without danger)
- With newborn children, be very careful when using medicine. Whenever possible look for medical help before giving them any type of medicine. Be sure not to give too much.
- A person who has ever had any sort Of allergic reaction—hives, itching, etc.—After taking penicillin, ampicillin, a sulfonamide or other medicine, should never use that medicine again for the rest of his life because it would be dangerous
- Person who have ulcers or heartburn should avoid medicine that contain aspirin.
- There are specific medicine that are harmful to take when you have certain illness. For example, persons with hepatitis should not be treated with antibiotics or other strong medicine, because their liver is damaged, and the medicine are more likely to poison the body.
Person who are dehydrated or have disease of the kidney should be especially careful with medicine they take. Do not give more than one dose of a medicine that could poison the body unless(or until) the person is urinating normally. For example, if a child has high fever and is dehydrated, do not give him more than one dose of aspirin until he begins to urinate. Never give sulfa to a person who is dehydrated.