Self-medication is always a risky adventure, because the advice and the prescription of a doctor remain paramount before starting any treatment. Nevertheless, whether prescribed or not, it turns out that many commonly used drugs can lead to dependence on serious side effects: short-term nausea and headaches to chronic illness, or worse. Here are some types of medications and why you should think twice before ingesting them.
Antibiotics are some of the drugs that can create long-term health problems without much or no benefit. They are often the main causes of the appearance of “superbugs”, especially if they are overly taken despite common sense for problems they often do not respond to. Moreover, the misuse of antibiotics makes many infections more virulent and impossible to treat.