Jenny’s knees have been hurting recently, and when she went to the orthopedic clinic, the doctor said, “This is arthritis, give you some anti-inflammatory drugs.” Jenny quickly waved her hand: “I have anti-inflammatory drugs at home, cephalosporin, haloperidol, which is the right one to take?” The doctor smiled and said, “You are talking about antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs are two different things.” In daily life, many people, like Jenny, treat anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics as the same thing. So, next Alopah to give you one by one why the two are not the same.
Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs are really not the same
Inflammation refers to the living tissues with a vascular system of defense response to injury factors, simply put, inflammation itself is not a disease, but a physiological phenomenon triggered by disease and other reasons, and the drugs to combat this response is anti-inflammatory drugs.
In clinical practice, inflammation can be divided into infectious inflammation and non-infectious inflammation. Among them, infectious inflammation is mainly inflammation caused by infection by pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, mycoplasma, chlamydia, and viruses, such as mycoplasma pneumonia, bacterial enteritis, and bacterial conjunctivitis. Depending on the pathogenic bacteria, anti-infective drugs are also different, such as anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and other types.
The non-infectious inflammatory diseases are mainly due to trauma, autoimmune and other factors, such as degenerative osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, allergic rhinitis, etc. In daily life, the anti-inflammatory drugs commonly used by people are mainly antipyretic and anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, fenbendazole, paracetamol, etc. These drugs reduce or subside inflammation by inhibiting the production or release of inflammatory factors.
It has to be said that such drugs are useful in treating non-infectious inflammation, but not very useful in treating infectious inflammation.
Antibiotics are not the same as anti-inflammatory drugs, because antibiotics are only a kind of anti-infective drugs, due to their different chemical structures, there are many kinds of classifications, for example, common ones are cephalosporins, macrolides, penicillins, tetracyclines, etc. No matter what type of antibiotics, they only work on inflammation caused by bacteria, and people with non-infectious inflammation should not abuse antibiotics, otherwise they inhibit or kill the beneficial flora in the patient’s body, thus causing dysbiosis, leading to a decrease in body resistance, and also leading to the production of drug-resistant bacteria.
The abuse of antibiotics, the consequences are very serious!
In daily life, most people are unable to distinguish which are antibiotics, and often mistakenly use antibiotics as anti-inflammatory drugs. The actual fact is that the method to determine which drugs are antibiotics is very simple, that is to remember the 7 types of drug names on the package.
1, the name of the drug with “mycin”, such as azithromycin, erythromycin;
2, the drug name with “cephalosporin”, such as ceftriaxone, ceftazidime.
3, the name of the drug with “celine”, such as amoxicillin, methicillin.
4,drugs with “sulfonamide”, such as sulfamilone, sulfadiazine.
5, the name of the drug with “sarsen”, such as moxifloxacin, levofloxacin.
6, the drug name with “Penan”, such as meropenem, imipenem.
7, the name of the drug with “nitrazole”, such as metronidazole, ornidazole.
The seven types of antibiotics mentioned above should not be abused, otherwise they are not good for your health.
The antibiotics are used by people to control and destroy bacteria, but also to induce bacteria to develop resistance. People who abuse antibiotics will put themselves in a predicament where they are drug-free when they really need antibiotics someday.
In addition, the misuse of antibiotics can create superbugs. As early as 2010, cases of “superbug” infections were reported in the United States, India, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Japan, the United Kingdom and many other countries. Medical experts have long believed that the creation of this super-resistant bacteria is the root cause of the misuse of antibiotics. The seemingly sudden arrival of “superbugs” is actually the result of human cocooning. The abuse of antibiotics by humans makes it easier for bacteria to grow and reproduce with mutations in resistance genes, which in turn accelerates the process.
How to use antibiotics wisely?
As the saying goes, all drugs have three toxins, so you need to use any drug wisely and not abuse it. And we want to use antibiotics reasonably, have to pay attention to the following 4 points.
1,Antibiotics are used only for bacterial inflammation
Many people find themselves with a cold, not to go to the doctor to buy cephalosporin and other antibiotics to eat at the pharmacy. People ignore the point that bacteria and viruses can cause colds, especially viruses cause more. Antibiotics only work on bacteria, but not on viral colds.
2,Do not change antibiotics frequently
If you find that the antibiotics are not effective, you should consider the dosage, the route of administration, the time of administration and other factors, and not just think about changing the drugs. This is because the frequent change of antibiotics will make the bacteria more likely to produce resistance, thus causing harm to the body.
3,Try not to combine antibiotics
If the infection is only mild to moderate, the use of an antibiotic treatment is sufficient. It is not recommended to use more than two antibiotics in combination to avoid increasing the risk of unreasonable drug use and promoting bacterial resistance.
4,Some drugs should not be taken together with antibiotics
When taking antibiotics, do not take them together with live bacterial preparations, such as Mammazine, Bacteriophage, Silencon, etc., because antibiotics can destroy live bacteria and reduce the activity of the drug. If you need to take these two drugs at the same time, then you have to just take them more than 4 hours apart.
All in all, anti-inflammatory drugs are not the same as antibiotics, but in daily life must be reasonable use of antibiotics, do not blindly abuse, otherwise the consequences are unthinkable.