Throughout history, many medications have had to be withdrawn from the market for causing addiction in patients. In most cases they are anxiolytics, due to the feeling of calm they generate.
In this case Surprised that it is the nasal spray, used in times of cold to breathe better, which also generate addiction. The feeling of discomfort, and immediate recovery, in a stage of nasal congestion is so pleasant that many people begin to use it as a precaution even if they do not have any type of respiratory complication.
Many patients They get used to breathing with that help, and they end up creating dependence on that medication. Furthermore, it becomes a cycle that is difficult to get out of because the body – having that option – stops working normally and really needs that support.
These medications usually contain pseudoephedrine, oxymetazoline, or phenylephrine. The first of them It is already being investigated for its possible adverse effects. “The EMA safety committee (PRAC) has launched a review of medicines containing pseudoephedrine,” reports the European Medicines Agency.
According to the latest research, consuming medications containing pseudoephedrine may be related to ischemic events cardiovascular and cerebrovascular.
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