Nowadays, people experience fever, cough, colds, and even body pains. Although they are symptoms of COVID-19, they could also be the results of weather changes. And, common illnesses are expected. We experience and after a while, the weather becomes hot. Our bodies, sometimes, cannot adjust that easily. So, the tendency is we get sick. But, no worries, we can take medicine! However, we should be knowledgeable about what we take. And, we can all learn from TikTok creator Arshie Larga.
Learn medicine tips from TikTok content creator Arshie Larga
When scrolling through TikTok, you may encounter Arshie Larga in your For You Page. Arshie is a PharmD graduate from Centro Escolar University (CEU) who took BS Pharmacy. He mostly creates videos regarding medicine and healthcare. His clips help a lot since some of us have little knowledge about the medicines we take.
Medicine dos and don’ts by Arshie
Taking two or more medicines (Bioflu and Neozep)
@arshielifeReply to @_ohhhbingus Pinapagsabay mo rin bang inumin ang mga gamot na ito? Watch this😉 #edusgottalent2021 #onlyexpertknows #healthtokph♬ original sound – Arshie Larga
We’re used to taking two medicines in one drinking when we have cough and fever. Mostly one tablet for cough and one tablet for headache. According to the pharmacist and TikTok content creator Arshie that it is a big NO. He explained in his TikTok account that Bioflu, Neozep, and other drugs have similar content.
For example, Symdex-D, Decolgen Forte, Nafarin-A contain Phenylpropanolamine (PPA), chlorphenamine maleate, and paracetamol. As well as Bioflu and Neozep which also consist of these substances. The only differences between these medicines are the nasal decongestant. Bioflu and Neozep consisting phenylephrine while Symdex-D, Decolgen Forte, Nafarin-A has Phenylpropanolamine. Phenylpropanolamine and phenylephrine are both used to relieve nasal discomfort caused by colds, allergies, and hay fever.
So, Arshie advised that if you experience such symptoms, you must only take one of these. And do not take two or more as they only have the same substances and both are effective.
Alaxan, Medicol and Rexidol
@arshielifeReply to @chievelar_94 Pwede bang sabay inumin ang Alaxan, Medicol at Rexidol? ##edusgottalent2021 ##onlyexpertknows ##healthtokph♬ original sound – Arshie Larga
Next, when you are in great pain caused by headaches and body pain taking both these medicines is not advisable. According to him, Medicol consists of Ibuprofen while Rexidol contains paracetamol and caffeine. Caffeine enhances and prolongs the effect of Paracetamol on pain relief. And Alaxan contains Ibuprofen and paracetamol.
Taking these 3 at the same time may cause risks to your health. Considering you took 2 doses of paracetamol and ibuprofen. He also explained that taking a higher dose than recommended will not provide more relief and can be dangerous. It may also put your livers and kidneys at risk.
What to take when having a fever
@arshielifeKailan ba dapat umiinom ng Biogesic at Bioflu? Anong pagkakaiba nila? ##onlyexpertknows ##edusgottalent2021 ##healthtokph♬ original sound – Arshie Larga
Then someone asked him about when to take Bioflu or Biogesic. If you experience colds, coughing without phlegm, fever, and body pain you can take Bioflu. However, when you only experience fever or body pain without cold symptoms, you can only take Paracetamol. No need to take Bioflu. Again, only choose one and do not take both for your health’s safety.
Arshie still has a lot to share with us. You can follow him on his TikTok account or Twitter account if you wanted to know more. Also, you can also ask him questions about the vitamins or medicines that you take. We need to be guided in order to avoid mistakes.
Always remember, ligtas ang may alam!
May Ann Lorio Leanillo is a Journalism Student from Cavite State University. She loves writing but is still learning and exploring the world of pen and paper. Watching action movies, mystery, fiction, and fantasy genres is what she enjoys the most in her free time. Believes that hard work and determination works over skills.