Does ‘one size fits all’ works for medicines?

More often than not we see in Indian households that a person with specific symptoms is advised medicines by friends and family because ‘so and so’ had the same symptoms and the doctor recommended those medicines and they worked.

Here, the age, sex, weight, height, and every aspect of the other person are ignored. Do you think it works? No, it doesn’t work expect in case of few generic medicines like acidity, pain-killers, etc. In that case also the dosage varies as per age.

Let’s see why it doesn’t work:

  • Sometimes the symptoms are hormone induced. For example, in case of skin rashes or pimples, abdominal pain in women, etc. Here specific medicines are prescribed to the patient keeping in mind their sex, age, and other aspects.
  • The components in medicines varies in mg. Only your doctor knows how much your body requires. That’s why sometimes doctors recommend only half a medicine. Doctors at Bansal Global Hospital strictly prohibit self medication as overdose can be lethal for your health.
  • Children and adults have different requirements and that’s true for medicines as well. Never should one offer adult medicine to children without consulting with specialist paediatricians.

If there is an emergency, one should consult a nursing home or a hospital without providing any medicine to the suffering people. Only first-aid along with generic medicines should be given till expert advice.

Bansal Global Hospital is available 24×7 for emergency services. For out-patient appointments, please contact the helpdesk.

About Bansal Global Hospital

A world-class private hospital located in North-West Delhi, the Bansal Global Hospital offers the best treatment possible and care to its patients round the clock (24×7). The multi-specialty Bansal Global Hospital provides specialist medical and surgical care ranging from simple day-case procedures to complex surgeries, blood and other tests in our state of the art pathology lab, digital X-rays, inpatient facilities.

Bansal Global Hospital C-10 Ramgarh, Near Jahangirpuri Metro Station, Delhi, 110033
Bansal Fracture, Gynae and Kids Clinic, E-1086 Saraswati Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034
Neo Kidz Clinic, C-38 Raj Nagar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034

Tel: 011-27636400
Dr Suresh Bansal – Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr Bimla Bansal – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Neha Bansal – Child Specialist

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