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4 Drugs You Should Never Take Without Seeking Medical Advice

Many people have suffered death and underlying health conditions, as a result of taking drugs without seeking proper medical advice. These drugs may be abused through wrong prescriptions, self medication etc. In order to avoid negative side effects, it is always advisable to seek medical advice before using drugs for our overall well being and safety.

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Below are 4 drugs you should never take without seeking medical advice:

1. Antibiotics

Antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, amoxicillin, ampiclox etc are commonly used without the advice of medical professionals. Several researches have proven that the use of antibiotics without medical advice, has led to an increase in the number of resistant microorganisms(bacteria, viruses etc) globally. However, it is very important for patients to undergo proper laboratory examinations before antibiotics are prescibed.

2. Contraceptives

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Contraceptives are drugs that are taken to avoid pregnancy, it could be pills or injections. Although, some researches have shown that contraceptive use may have some mild side effects, it is important for your doctor to advice you on the type of contraceptive that is best for your health.

3. Sedatives

Sedatives are drugs that induce relief, sleep and calmness to patients. Doctors could also administer sedatives to patients before surgery.

Because these drugs can be addictive, they need to be used under close medical supervision in order to avoid serious health issues.

4. Steroids

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Steroids are drugs that are taken by athletes and sport performers, it is also used to increase testosterone levels in men. It is important to seek medical advice before use to avoid negative effects like infertility, liver diseases, hormonal imbalance etc.

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