Life can be better with the use of chemicals. Every year, I embark on chemical warfare in my rose garden. The bugs try to eat all of the first blooms and I try to kill all the bugs with chemicals. Most of the time, I win the war and have a bounty of colors and perfumes gracing my garden. This year, I learned that these poisonous potions can have some major consequences. After spraying, one of my prized plants immediately turned brown and sickly. Worst of all, the targeted pest is still in my garden.
Chemicals do not always live up to their promises. The same can be said of opioid pain medications like morphine, methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone. Sometimes these chemicals have some serious consequences and can still leave a person in pain. Are these chemicals really worth it in the long run? Was the loss of one rose bush worth the blooms of the others? I am not sure, but I am definitely having second thoughts about using chemicals in my garden knowing the consequences.
Generic Name: DECONGESTANT/NARCOTIC ANTITUSSIVE/ANTIHISTAMINE -
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contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
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abdominal problems (e.g., chronic constipation, ileus,
adrenal gland problem (e.g., Addison's disease)
certain brain disorders (e.g., head injury, tumor, increased
breathing problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema)
a certain eye problem (glaucoma)
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Many patients are prescribed inhaled corticosteroids for asthma control. With good reason, patients are concerned about the long term effects of taking these medicines. In this entry I will review some information on the risks and benefits of taking inhaled steroids for asthma. Adults Inhaled steroids are an important part of a treatment plan for the majority of patients with asthma. They reduce the inflammation in the airways (breathing tubes) that narrow them and cause wheezing. They also reduce abnormal growth of the smooth muscles around the airways, which, when they tighten, also cause wheezing. Most importantly, when taken properly, the medicine is delivered ‘where it needs to be’. i.e. in the lungs, and not elsewhere. Due to the benefits of inhaled steroids, they are taken by many patients, whose asthma is much better controlled as a result. Nevertheless, there are side effects, which can occur in some individuals who are taking very high doses due to more severe ast...
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