Bezoar detoxification tablets cause poisoning

A few days ago, the author saw a serious medical record: the patient’s whole body skin was dark, fatigued, abdominal distension, a large amount of fluid in the abdominal cavity . The urine content exceeded 50 times the normal value!

The patient is in danger.

She is a company employee and suffers from typical arsenic poisoning.

  The patient has not been exposed to arsenic-containing substances, and from its various tests and inspection indicators, the cause of poisoning cannot be found.

However, doctors must find the cause of such critical liver and ascites patients in order to better prescribe the right medicine.

When the doctor asked about the medication she had taken, she discovered that the patient had been taking Niuhuang Jiedu tablets for 4 consecutive years!

The bezoar detoxification tablet is composed of bezoar, realgar, gypsum, rhubarb, scutellaria, eustoma, borneol, and licorice. It has the function of clearing heat and detoxifying. It is used for fiery internal heat, sore throat, gums, sore tongue, sore eyesEmphysema.

The patient was invaded by habitual constipation for a long time, so he took a large amount of bezoar detoxification tablets for a long time, which caused poisoning.

  ”If you take the bezoar detoxification tablet for a long time or increase the dose without authorization, it may cause chronic heavy metal poisoning, which is manifested by hair replacement, skin keratosis, skin darkening, damage and neurosensory abnormalities.

“Gao Suqiang, deputy director of the Pharmacy Department of the Beijing Hospital of the Ministry of Health, said.

  In addition, Gao Suqiang also introduced: From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, fire-eliminating medicines are usually cold laxatives, and many of them contain rhubarb and senna.

These ingredients will also hurt the spleen, stomach and intestines at the same time as laxation; once the gastrointestinal is adapted to the laxative, it is necessary to increase the dose to continue the laxative effect.

This vicious cycle continues, causing physical harm, as well as Niuhuang Jiedu tablets.

Therefore, no matter bezoar detoxification tablets or other laxatives, they all have a short-term relief effect. They can only be taken when the symptoms of fire are more serious, such as gum soreness, impotence, or tongue sores.

  Gao Suqiang also reminded everyone that when taking Niuhuang Jiedu Tablets, the dose can be slightly larger, such as 3 at a time.
Take 5 tablets 3 times a day. After the symptoms are relieved, the dose should be gradually reduced. It should not take more than a week. Once the patient has symptoms of poisoning, you cannot delay it. Go to the hospital to test the heavy metal content in the blood and take the necessaryTreatment measures.