Why You Shouldn’t Mix Alcohol with Metronidazole Pills

Many times we are told by our doctors not to combine certain medicines with other drugs and chemicals due to its potential side effects and drug interactions. Before you are prescribed with certain medicines by your doctor, you should be well aware of the precautions as well as how the medications will function so that you will know what to expect. Generally this is part of the patient safety rules. That is why you will find a leaflet packed together with the medicines you have bought so you can have something to glance on during your treatment. Leaflets contain the general instructions, precautions, the general dos and don’ts, as well as a brief list of drugs or chemical that you should never combine with your medication.

Metronidazole pills are antibacterial drugs with its sole purpose to kill and eliminate infections caused by various types of bacteria and parasites. Most of these infections can occur in the digestive tract, genital area, lungs, and other internal organs. With metronidazole pills it is easier to eliminate such body intruders by simply killing the pathogens and parasites and prevent them from coming back.

Although Metronidazole pills are very powerful and beneficial antibiotic, take note that it is still a drug that might have some drawbacks especially when taken together with other chemicals and drugs. That is why you need to discuss with your doctor about your treatment prior of taking Metronidazole pills. Among the most prohibited chemicals that you should never ingest with metronidazole is alcohol. So what makes Metronidazole pills and alcohol a dangerous combo? Read more…

Stats Can meets Dr. Sunshine

It's official, about 10% of the population has inadequate concentrations of vitamin D and, of these, 1.1 million Canadians are vitamin D deficient -- this according to a Stats Can report released today. Men are more likely to be deficient than women, especially males under age 40.

The agency defined vitamin D deficiency as a concentration below 27.5 nanomoles per litre (nmol/L) — a measurement of concentration based on the number of molecules per litre of blood.

American dermatologist Michael "Dr Sunshine" Holick, the author of the new book "The Vitamin D Solution" blames The American Academy of Dermatology he told the New York Times this past weekend. He knocks the Academy for their recommendation that "that you should never be exposed to one ray of direct sunshine without sun protection." He suggests that the Academy is "heavily invested" in the cosmetic industry.

He recommends 2000 IU Ds a day and suggests you can get it by spending 15-30 minutes a day sunning your arms and legs. Why the legs? Because they comprise almost 40% of the skin's surface. He strongly recommends that you always protect your face with sunscreen.

Fired from the University of Boston because of his sunshine advocacy, he remains a controversial figure. For example, the new book's cover touts the vitamin for eveything from depression to autism. In the he latter case says it will help as an improvement to muscle function.

Not surprisingly he recommends that everyone take a supplement. There may soon be confirmation from Stats Can. Future analysis of the data will investigate factors that may influence vitamin D concentrations, such as supplement consumption, body mass index, pregnancy, fish consumption and use of sunscreen. the researchers. said.


3 comments:

said...

The evidence for the benefits from vitamin D is nothing short of astonishing and keeps coming in. From helping to ward off cancer to possibly curing the common cold to preventing influenza and other positive findings, the sunshine vitamin has a bright future indeed. When you throw in that becuase of poor diet and a modern lifestyle which decreases exposure to sunshine average vitamin D levels are likely lower than in the past, it is not a stretch to speculate that very many of the diseases of modern society may be directly related to or partially influenced by a deficiency of this lion of a vitamin. There is a little bit of an intro to the topic here,
http://healthjournalclub.blogspot.com/2009/11/introduction-to-vitamin-d-part-i.html
and here
http://healthjournalclub.blogspot.com/2009/12/dr-cannell-interview-on-vitamin-d.html
if anyone is interested, also the web abounds with resources on the topic. Oh yeah and bone health effects that have been known about for a while longer.

So get out and enjoy the sun on your face this Spring, won't even cost you a dime.

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.... and here is the rest of the story.......

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/fw09/LPIprize2009.html

........ pretty impressive guy :)

said...

another honourable mention.........

http://healthjournalclub.blogspot.com/2009/11/on-vitamin-d-and-telomere-lengh.html#more

... tel -e-me-more........ :)

( Jeremy Rifkin, anyone ...this is the biotech century ! )