If we thought that the heat wave was behind us, it would seem that we are reliving some of them before the end of the summer. The strong heat often lead to health problems in the most vulnerable people. Our first instinct? Protect us from drugs. Problem, some of them, even prescribed, do not go with the outside temperatures. These medications incompatible with heat can cause cases of dehydration, and in summer, it is to be avoided above all. Therefore, theUFC-What to choose – whose report was relayed by the magazine Full Life – make a list ofdrugs that can promote dehydration in any way.
In period of #heat wave, we are thinking of closing the shutters. But who thinks of reading the leaflets of the drugs? Discover the list of treatments that contribute to dehydration 👉https://t.co/7kel6DsDLP pic.twitter.com/DQEMUeOjPz
– UFC-Que Choisir (@UFCquechoisir) July 29, 2022
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What are the drugs that promote dehydration in summer?
If this list of drugs is not to be taken lightly, it is because it affects people who are already fragile. Indeed, according to the association, This phenomenon of dehydration particularly threatens the young children and the elderly “. They also recommend to consult his doctor “en periods of high heat, a reduction in the doses of these medications, or even a temporary or permanent cessation, can be discussed with your doctor in addition to other preventive measures. » Here are the types of medications that promote dehydration in the summer.
Medicines that make you sweat
- Medications prescribed for dementia and myasthenia gravis : Ambenonium (Mytelase); Donepezil (Aricept); Galantamine (generic brands); Memantine (Ebixa); Pyridostigmine (Mestinon); Rivastigmine (Exelon)
Drugs that can cause hypothermia
- Thyroid hormones : Lévothyroxine (Levothyrox ; L-Thyroxin Henning ; Thyrofix ; TCaps, Euthyral) ; Liothyronine (Cynomel)
- Neuroleptics, prescribed in psychiatry : Aripiprazole (Abilify); Clozapine (Leponex); Cyamemazine (Tercian); Haloperidol (Haldol); Loxapine (Loxapac); Olanzapine (Zyprexa); Quetiapine (Xeroquel); Risperidone (Risperdal)
- Antidepressants : Citalopram (Seropram) ; Duloxétine (Cymbalta) ; Fluvoxamine (Floxyfral) ; Milnacipran (Ixel) ; Moclobémide (Moclamine) ; Sertraline (Zoloft) ; Venlafaxine (Effexor)
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Medicines that affect the kidneys
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs : Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin); Diclofenac (Flector, Voltarene); Ibuprofen (Advil, Antarene, Nurofen, Spedifen); Ketoprofen (Bi-Profenid); Naproxen (Antalnox, Apranax); Piroxicam (Feldene)
- ACE inhibitors, against hypertension : Captopril (Lopril) ; Énalapril (Renitec) ; Fosinopril (marques génériques) ; Lisinopril (Zestril) ; Périndopril (Coversyl) ; Ramipril (Triatec)
- Sartans, against hypertension : Candesartan (Atacand); Irbesartan (Aprovel); Losartan (Cozaar) ; Olmesartan (Olmetec); Valsartan (Nisis,Tareg)
Medications causing loss of water and mineral salts
- Diuretic drugs (which increase urine production) : Amiloride (Modamide); Bumetanide (Burinex); Furosemide (Lasix); Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrex and in many antihypertensives); Indapamide (Fludex); Spironolactone (Aldactone)
- Laxative drugs (which expose to diarrhea) : Bisacodyl (Dulcolax); Lactulose (Duphalac); Macrogol (Forlax, Transipeg); Senna (Agiolax, Modane)
- Antibiotics (which expose to diarrhea) : Amoxicilline (Clamoxyl, Augmentin) ; Azithromycine (Zithromax) ; Ciprofloxacine (Ciflox) ; Doxycycline (Tolexine)