Going back to reality, having an excess of something is not always as gracious as what those glittery singers have. Imagine a cup of coffee with 1/2 sugar, 1/4 coffee and 1/4 water... Quite a treat eh? Or taking a 500 item test in 30 minutes after a 24 hour duty. Got the picture? Another addition to this "uber" collection would be drugs.
Well, of course we all know that taking prohibited drugs is a big no no (prohibited right?). But what others aren't aware of is that there are also drugs, normally and casually taken in by others (under certain conditions), that can cause detrimental and potentially life-threatening effects if taken beyond their means. Some of these are Cardioactive drugs, Anticonvulsants, Analgesics, and Aminoglycosides.
001 - Cardioactive Drugs
These meds are those that are cardiac glycosides which are often used for the treatment of congestive heart failure, ventricular arrhythmias and fibrillation. Their action usually lies on altering the excitability of cardiac muscles through the Na, K, -ATPase pump. As cool as it may sound, it affects many organs and cell types. If taken beyond their limits, nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances may be observed. When unattended, over dosage may lead to premature ventricular contractions, CNS depression and severe low blood pressure. Not a good idea if heart broken right? A list of the common cardioactive drugs, along with their toxic dosage levels are found below.
Tsk, numbers really give me the headaches, maybe I should take analgesics..
Well, it's ok, long as I take it on its therapeutic dosage..
Finally signing off! = }
For a sample of toxicity on drugs, watch this..
Decipher this and your in for another SB treat.. = }
Clinical Chemistry by Bishop (p. 571 - 583)
Clinical Chemistry by Calbreath (p. 409 - 420)