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The medicines that you need to have

Minor ailments can often be well treated. But, what are the medications and devices that are useful to have on hand? NU.nl ask the pharmacist, Chuck, the Capelle consulting on the thuisapotheek.

All of us have a medicine cabinet or in another room in the house where zelfzorgmiddelen to be saved. Research by the Consumers ‘ association shows that 95 per cent of the 4.700 respondents with paracetamol at home, 45% ibuprofen, up to 26 percent, a nasal spray, and a 24 per cent antidiarreemiddelen.

A comprehensive, huisapotheek is, according to Van de Cappelle, a pharmacist at Utrecht, and the secretary of the Association of Young Professionals, are not required. “Funds have a limited shelf life, and there are one or two of them, however, never be necessary. Sin, therefore, in order to use it.”

Is indispensable in the medicine cabinet: tylenol

“In addition to any medication that you are prescribed to you, it’s good to have some paracetamol close at hand”, tells the story Of the Cappelle.

Paracetamol is the first choice for pain relief, and koortsremmer. A lot of people will also have ibuprofen in the house. “Ibuprofen is in a lot of places to buy it, but it is not without risk,” explains the Cappelle out. “It is a chance to maagschade and maagbloedingen. Especially in the elderly.”

Also, ibuprofen is not, along with particular medicines, for example drugs against high blood pressure. “Acetaminophen in comparison to ibuprofen, has relatively few side-effects and little interaction with other medicinal products”, explains the chemist.

You are allowed three times a day, and two tablets of 500 mg paracetamol to take. Van de Cappelle: “if this is not enough, then it is a ibuprofen, but consult with them to their gp or pharmacist on how to use it.”

Over-the-counter antacids seem to be harmless, but not always with other drugs. “If you have antacids at the same time, with some antibiotics, take the antibiotics are not well absorbed,” says the pharmacist.

Antacids in the house and if you ever have problems with your stomach, it’s fine. “However, consult with the pharmacy if you are taking other medications are used. This is true for all of the zelfzorgmiddelen.”

Paracetamol is the first choice for pain relief, or koortsremmer. (Image: 123RF)

Which nasal spray do you use for what?

A nasal spray is also a popular zelfzorgmiddel. Broadly speaking, there are two main types: physiological saline solution, and xylometazoline nasal spray. “Spray it with saline rinses of the nose and the nasal sinuses, and can go as long as to use as you wish.”

With a xylometazoline nasal spray, you need to be careful that you don’t stay longer than a week, according to the Cappelle. “It causes the small blood vessels to constrict, limiting the amount of moisture precipitated, and the tissue shrinks. You can, however, be dependent on it. Without it, the can swell up your mucus membranes and you will have to spray is necessary in order to make it shrink.”

The medicines that are essential in the thuisapotheek’

  • Tylenol
  • A physiological saline solution (nasal spray)
  • Oral rehydration solution (ORS)
  • The Anti-jeukmiddel
  • Thermometer
  • A disinfectant
  • Band-aids
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Related
  • Verbandschaar
  • A pair of tweezers
  • The Hot-cold-pack
  • Tekenkaart

A physiological saline solution, to fit him for a better thuisapotheek, xylometazoline nasal spray, is not. “Buy xylometazoline nasal spray, if you feel you need it. Please also note that this type of product once opened does not last for a long time for.”

This means you don’t need to have on hand

The same is true for the hoestdrank. “There are many different types of cough, such as a tickly, or a congested cough. It is, therefore, not useful for hoestdrank to have on hand at home, but let them advise you on what sort of you can think of”, most Of the Capelle. “By the way takes a hoestdrank, not the cause, it relieves only the symptoms.”

Antidiarreemiddelen are, according to him, it is especially useful if you’re traveling and don’t have access to a toilet. “If there is a infection you want to fight the bacteria as soon as possible is the best option to have. A antidiarreemiddel happens, that’s not it,” he said.

The home encourages the pharmacist for this reason, in order to support for diarrhea, to stomach it. “ORS, a mixture of salt and starch, it can’t hurt to have on hand and use it if you have diarrhoea.”

Antidiarreemiddelen can be especially useful when you’re on vacation and don’t have access to a toilet. (Image: 123RF)

What you do need to have

Especially if you have children of your own, it might be good to have something in the house to have itchy skin, for insect bites, or eikenprocessierups. “There are many different types of skin cooling or anesthetics”, says Van de Cappelle. “They are safe to use and it can’t be evil.”

A thermometer is a must-have, he says. “The old-fashioned staafthermometer is the most accurate an ear thermometer is easier to use. When you use an ear thermometer, in which it is pointing. He has to measure, namely, the temperature of the tympanic membrane.”

A comprehensive first-aid kit to buy, it is an option, but you would like the parts, just may buy it.”
Chuck, the Capelle a pharmacist

Further, in the thuisapotheek to have a first-aid kit, with at least a disinfectant for minor wounds, after washing wash, a pack of band-aids, sterile gauze pads, bandages, and a verbandschaar, and a pair of tweezers and a hot-cold pack to reduce pain and swelling from minor injuries to reduce the the. Blister plaster, and zwaluwstaartjes (hechtstrips) can be very useful, but it is not necessary to find the Brush.

A comprehensive first-aid kit to buy, it is an option,” says the pharmacist. “But you would have the parts, just may buy it.” Moreover, many first aid kits do not meet the guidelines of The Orange Cross, has to comply with.

If the latter, tap the the the the pharmacist and the tekenkaart. “In the old days, it was the tekenpincet or pliers and a lot of it sold. Now, there is a tekenkaart the format of a credit card are available. There is a notch in which the insert, in its entirety, from the skin to the fullest. The map can be very handy in your wallet or purse, keep it.”

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