If you catch a cold, taking multiple medications or increasing the dosage at once will double the effectiveness? Experts remind patients that this is a misconception. Many cold medicines themselves are compound ingredients, and if arbitrarily "stacked", it can cause kidney damage.
Recently, the unpredictable weather has caused many citizens' bodies to scream and catch a cold. But many people believe that if they catch a cold, taking multiple medications at once or taking twice the dosage can double the efficacy. Is this true? Experts remind that this is a very wrong understanding among patients. Many cold medicines themselves are compound ingredients. If arbitrarily "stacked", not only does the efficacy not improve, but it may also cause kidney damage to some patients with poor kidney function or sensitive constitution, and in severe cases, it may even lead to acute kidney failure.
Many patients will drink a bag of Ganmao Ling and then take a tablet of Kangtai Ke after catching a cold. But clinical doctors remind that cold medicine is not a specific remedy, it can only alleviate cold symptoms, but as long as the medicine is tailored to the case, there is no need to "stack" it. If multiple compound drugs are taken at the same time, there will be many identical ingredients. Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs containing aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, paracetamol and other drugs will damage the kidney to some extent, so the damage to the kidney will be more serious if taken "in combination".
Some compound cold medicines that not only treat allergic symptoms such as sneezing, but also reduce fever may cause kidney disease or even kidney failure if abused. Especially for patients with allergic constitution, taking these cold medicines casually may lead to severe kidney disease such as tubular necrosis, especially for the elderly and children with renal dysfunction, it is necessary to use them with caution.