Had to have Dr out yesterday, severe lung infection (left side only he said) so started me on the standard antibiotics at 500mg and steroids 8 a day.
He has also put me on Uniphyllin Continus 200mg at night and Ranolazine 375mg x 2 a day.
Reading through the leaflets the Uniphyllin 200mg has some serious dangers with it !! Alcohol in any amount will nullify the tablet, it will also have a reaction turning the medication toxic, the more you drink the more you poison yourself !! Cigarette smoke inhaled will also have a chemical reaction and change the way the drug works, this includes inhaling secondary smoke from somebody else smoking near you !!
The Ranolazine isn't much safer and putting the two together as new medication and doing this along side my existing medication and stopping nothing might be a good idea to a locum DR on Christmas call out but it sounds like a bit of a big risk to me, what do you all think ???????
Now in my current state of health (not good) I am starting to yet again question the wisdom of GP's when it comes to prescribing what is best for you ????? Past experience says they get things wrong, are they now looking to speed up my demise and kill me off sooner to stop my complaints about poor health care from them all ????