What to do when medication stops working

Modern medicines are widely used as they provide faster relief from a disease or disorder symptoms.

But on the negative side, they do not address the root cause of the disease and also have severe side effects limiting their prolonged and irrational use.

These modern medicines sometimes do not work due to resistance or tolerance and also due to a lack of vital strength in the body to recover.

What to do when medication stops working
Doctors comforting a disabled patient in the hospital

In such a case, one can look for the following options.

Look for alternatives

Medicines like antibiotics, antihypertensive, antidiabetics, mood modifiers, or even erection enhancers may fail to work as expected.

In such a condition, one can look for suitable alternatives in a traditional system of medicine like Ayurveda.

If one is suffering from infections, then besides antimicrobial drugs prescribed in the modern medication system, one can try ayurvedic drugs along with them.

These drugs work differently and try to enhance immunity and also improve the vital life strength needed to fight diseases.

Some of the effective anti-infectives are

For hypertension:

Antihypertensives can cause adverse effects and may sometimes be inefficient.

In such a case, try an alternative as

But, while trying mukta vati, do not abruptly stop your doctor’s prescription drugs. Also, regularly monitor your blood pressure. This can definitely help and try for stress reduction.

For erectile dysfunction. Sometimes drugs can cause agony instead. So try alternatives like

Look for Cause

Sometimes the drugs do not work due to

  1. Lack of sufficient dose or enough duration of administration.
  2. Drug interaction
  3. Additional medicine or supplements are needed.

1. If the dose is insufficient, ask for the right dose and duration to help with drug effects.

This depends on your age, weight, and other factors.

2. Drug interaction

Sometimes, drugs get degraded before they show their effect on the body due to drug interaction.

In such a scenario, try to avoid taking the interacting substance or even change the medicine.

3. Additional medicine or supplements are needed.

Some drugs work better when co-administered with supplements or the right diet.

In such a case, see if you are missing any supplements to be taken.

For example, during bone fractures, taking calcium with vitamin D supplements helps.

Similarly, in the case of infectious diseases, protein-rich diets help.

Hence, notice these points when the drug does not work.

Go for Yoga or meditation.

Modern medicine can correct the mechanism, but it is a body that has to take over and heal itself.

If the body does not have the vigor or vitality, healing will not happen despite giving the drug. In such a case, adding yoga or meditation can help.

Drugs seem to work better if they are combined with exercises like yoga or meditation.

These workouts can speed up recovery due to a reduction in stress, enhancing detoxification, and also improving vigor in the body.

Do not just aim for symptomatic treatment.

Modern medicine mostly aims for symptomatic correction in case of chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, epilepsy, and more.

In such a case, though the symptoms appear to subside, the internal problem can remain and cause damage to the body.

So, medicine should be chosen in such a way that the root cause would be cured.

This can be possible if the right medicine is taken.


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