On December 8, the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council released the "Guidelines for Home Treatment of People with New Coronavirus Infection", which includes a reference list of commonly used drugs for home treatment of people with new coronavirus infection.
This table is divided intoFever, dry and sore throat, cough and phlegm, dry cough without phlegm, runny nose, nasal congestion, nausea and vomitingThe seven symptoms are recommended with their respective corresponding commonly used medications, with Lianhua Qingfei granules/capsules, ibuprofen, aspirin, acetaminophen, and Huo Xiang Zheng Qi water/capsules among them.
So, how exactly should these drugs be taken?
Professor Cui Hongsheng, director of the respiratory department of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in an interview with the People's Daily Health Client, particularly stressed that medication should be used for the right symptoms, not indiscriminately, and not at the same time or in large doses.
Professor Cui Hongsheng pointed out that western antipyretics and herbal cold medicines should not be taken together as much as possible.
For example, if you have taken Chinese medicines such as Lianhua Qingfei, Jinhua Qingxian, and Xuanlung Deficiency Granules, you should not take western medicines such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, because these Chinese medicines themselves have the effect of reducing fever.
By the same token, try not to take ibuprofen and Sensachem, Pakkahei, etc. at the same time.
Even if they are all Chinese medicines or all Western medicines, you can't take two or three of them together, such as Lianhua Qing Fei, Qing Kai Ling, Blue Scutellaria Oral Liquid and other Chinese medicines, just choose one, because they all contain bitter cold medicines of the heat-clearing and detoxifying type, and the overlapping use is likely to hurt the spleen and stomach and lead the evil deeper.
A typical symptom resulting from a new coronavirus infection is fever, but antipyretic drugs should not be taken indiscriminately.
If the body temperature does not exceed 38.5°C, there is no need for fever-reducing medication.
Only when the symptoms of high fever are obvious, along with body aches and pains and severe headache, do you need to take antipyretic and analgesic drugs to reduce fever, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, and they should not be taken together.
In addition, & ldquo; is the drug three points of poison & rdquo;, take the dose must not exceed the limit, otherwise it is easy to cause liver damage.
For example.Do not use acetaminophen or ibuprofen more than 4 times in a day, where each interval is at least 6 hours for ibuprofen and 4-6 hours for acetaminophen to reduce fever.
It is worth mentioning that a network of medical practitioners said that recently did not receive a few cases of new crown, but encountered a lot of fear of infection, a variety of drugs together resulting in acute liver injury, and even some into the ICU.