Gastrointestinal Drugs, Know the Danger of Drugs – Part 2

Stomach Acid Blockers and Ulcer Drugs

Despite doctors’ calls for improved lifestyles, the multitude of gastrointestinal drugs on the market is astounding. Stomach acid blockers, such as nizatidine, famotidine, cimetidine and randitine are another popular drug group used to treat duodenal and gastric ulcers and conditions caused by excess stomach acid. Long-term safety of these drugs is still unknown, but side effects may include confusion, hallucinations, dizziness, sore throat and fever, irregular heartbeat, abdominal pain, skin rash, depression, diarrhea, hair loss, headache and nausea. Because older people eliminate drugs more slowly from their bodies, they are at an especially high risk of side effects.

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The Signs Of Drug Abuse

The first thing you need to know about drug abuse is how to spot it. There is any number of warning signs that someone has become addicted to drugs. Although, some of the physical symptoms differ between drugs, the warning signs are the same. It’s never easy to tell if someone is addicted to drugs, and it’s never easy to come to terms with that fact. Realizing that someone has a problem early on could make the difference in their recovery.

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South Africa on Top of the List for Drug Abused Countries

Unfortunately Drug Abuse is a common problem in society today, and on a global scale, the drug problem isn’t restricted to just one or two of the poorer countries. One of the countries that are most affected by the rise in drug use is South Africa, where in the last decade, drug use has increased by a massive 600%, according to: ABC.net. Dr David Bayever, a specialist in the field of drug abuse, claims that at least 15% of South African’s are now battling with a drug abuse problem, and this number is only continuing to rise.

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