Managing your personal drug supply is not as simple as it may seem. Whether you regularly suffer from various afflictions or are just preparing for an unseen sickness, it is important to that you do your research. Only when you are well-informed can you claim to make intelligent decisions about your personal drug supply.
To keep your drug supply at optimum levels, you must know your drugs. You must understand every single drug that you have within your personal stash. If you don’t know what it’s for, how can you ever expect to use it properly? It is vital that you know the functions of each drug that you have. Otherwise, those pills are just taking up space.
There is no substitute for research and study. Before you pick up something to add to your drug supply, try to find out as much about it as you can. You must be able to answer these questions. First, what exactly is the nature of the drug? What does it do, what does it cure?
Second, how exactly does it cure an ailment or alleviate a symptom. While you may not be able to explain the process in the most scientific manner, you should at least be able to express the basic ideas.
Third, what are the known side effects? As much as possible, enumerate these and commit them to memory. It can’t hurt, for example, to know that the analgesic you’re using causes drowsiness. This would allow you to avoid activities that require concentration, such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery.
Lastly, how much does the drug cost, and where is it available? You must also strike a balance between the costs of a drug and its intended benefits. If the effect of a drug is not commensurate to what you will be paying for it, then perhaps you’re better of without it.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.