Tuesday, May 30, 2023

College of doctors warns about expired medicines

Lezama cautioned that drugs that are expired reduce or disable their effectiveness in patients.

Veronica Millan | He advised to buy medicines in recognized pharmacies in the city

Hugo Lejama, secretary general of the College of Physicians in Bolivar state, Ciudad Guayana branch, warned about the risks of expired drugs.

“We experience this situation every day in our public and private medical practice,” Lezama said.

He pointed out that expired drugs reduce or deactivate their effectiveness in patients and exposed specialists to be accused of medical malpractice, after stressing that the responsibility lies with the national government.

“They are selling us a similar and cheaper product, but we analyze the products and the presentation of these drugs is not the same as those sold in pharmacies that comply with legal requirements,” he questioned.

Among the most frequent treatments under these conditions he noted: steroids, analgesics, antibiotics and rehydrating solutions.

Results of expired drugs

He described that he had recorded cases of patients who presented fever half an hour after treatment, that is, it quickly went down to 37 to 40 degrees.

The general secretary of the College of Physicians in the state said, “Relatives attack the nursing staff, without thinking that this situation is happening in the quality of the medicines we are using, trusting our patients, hospitals and That’s what happens in clinics.” Bolivar, Ciudad Guayana Vol.

In the recommendations given by the doctor, he suggested to go for a recognized pharmacy in the city and avoid misleading offers from mobile pharmacies.

Manuel Figueira, president of the Venezuelan Society of Infectious Diseases (SVI), said in an interview with Union Radio on 13 April that they want to formalize sanitary registries in products being imported and have alternatives so that large transnationals can return to the country.

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