Can missing meds for one day mess with me? A reader asked the other day and I had to to make him know the dangers of skipping drugs or not completing your drugs once you feel better after taking see doses.
Please stop doing this I beg you. I will list 7 out of the possible dangers of this habit
1. Incomplete Treatment: If you stop taking your medication before completing the full course, there’s a risk that the infection or condition may not be completely eradicated. Some bacteria or pathogens may survive and develop resistance to the medication, making future treatment more challenging.
2. Recurrence of the Infection: Stopping medication prematurely can lead to a relapse of the infection or illness. This can result in the need for a longer and more intensive course of treatment to combat the recurring problem.
3. Antibiotic Resistance: In the case of antibiotics, not finishing the prescribed course can contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These drug-resistant strains can pose a significant public health threat, as they are more challenging to treat and can spread to others.
4. Ineffective Treatment: For chronic conditions or diseases, like certain bacterial or viral infections, not completing the treatment can render the medication less effective in managing the illness over the long term.
5. Masking Symptoms: Stopping medication prematurely might lead to a temporary improvement in symptoms, giving the false impression that you are “getting well.” However, the underlying infection or condition may still be present and could worsen over time.
6. Complications: In some cases, untreated or partially treated infections can lead to complications, such as the spread of the infection to other parts of the body or the development of secondary infections.
7. Prolonged Illness: Incomplete treatment may result in a longer and more drawn-out recovery process. It can also lead to a higher risk of suffering from symptoms or complications for an extended period.
8. Financial loss: you spend more treating an ailment of you stop taking your drugs half. How, you will need to spend more buying another type of drug (a more expensive brand) for a disease you would have spent less treating.
This post was last modified on September 23, 2023 2:24 am