Many a times, you will find that the ordinary
salesperson at the drug stores is as knowledgeable as the professionally
qualified medical assistant. He goes through numerous prescriptions of
the medical practitioners brought to the shop by the patients, and
updates his day to day knowledge.
A good number
of sales personnel from different drug manufacturing companies also
visit the drug stores to add further to their knowledge bank.
Prescription medicines are part of the life of the ever suffering
humanity, with one ailment or the other.
Basically, there are two
types of drugs. Over the counter drugs and prescription drugs. The
distinction between the two is that of procedure and law. Over the
counter medications are free for sale over the chemist’s counter. While
the prescription drugs can be sold only as per the direction of a
registered qualified medical practitioner.
Back pain medication
is not the one that you can treat with the over the counter medications
only. This is because the types and conditions of back pains are
complicating. Self-medication for complicated diseases is fraught with
So prescription medicines seem a way towards life. Your
doctor is your friend. Follow your friend's advice with heart. Don't
recognize your medicinal pills by their color only. Know their
qualities. Question your doctor unhesitatingly about the contents of the
medicine and about the ideas behind his prescribing this medicine to you!
need to know how long the medication would be necessary and about the
possible side-effects. Take proper instructions about your diet when you
take the drugs prescribed by him. Don't leave any confusion, in your
mind and clear your doubts. Let the doctor know, how intelligent his
Some prescription medications demand thorough
independence. They do not interact well with other drugs. The effect of
one particular drug could be on a particular line whereas the other drug
may react on your disease in a different manner. So tell all your
details and previous medical history to your doctor.
If you have
any problem with the dosage or if you had any problem with the
prescribed drug in the past, it is your duty to bring it to the
knowledge of the doctor. You are helping your cause by updating him
everything about you.
Once this is done, follow the directions of
your physician vary carefully. Don't club your ideas with his facts.