Ever wondered why you are recommended only a certain amount of medicine when you ask for a prescription? All doctors’ medicine prescriptions comes with its recommended dosage. Whether it is over-the-counter drugs or prescribed, each tablet or capsule has a measured ratio of ingredients to fulfill a recommended daily intake.
Importance of Following Prescribed Dosages
The numbers on your prescription are there for a reason. Here’s a rundown of why following the Rx is important:
- Full Medicine Effectivity: Medication is prescribed based on the patient’s personal medical records and the condition to be treated. The effectiveness of prescribed medicine depends on the continuous, measured concentrations of it introduced to the bloodstream over a certain period of time.
- Complete Bacteria Eradication: If the entire prescribed dosage of medicine (particularly of antibiotics) is not completed, the bacteria can survive and multiply. The bacteria may also develop resistance, blocking the effects of the medicine and make it ineffective.
- Limit Side Effects: Some doctors might give particular timings of doses (e.g. every X hours, before or after meals, etc.) to avoid interactions with other medicine the patient can be taking. This ensures that you get the maximum benefits of the medication you are taking, without interference from other tests or procedures.
The Dangers of Lactoferrin Overconsumption
Lactoferrin is a naturally occurring protein in the body, but it can still be bad for the body in large doses. The acceptable intake level (AIL) of Lactoferrin sourced from dietary supplements ranges from 10 to 1200mg per day, so it is important to take note how much you are consuming from every dosage. Here are some of the possible adverse effects of ingesting or producing more
than the recommended lactoferrin dosage:
- Skin rashes
- Loss of appetite
The Recommended Lactoferrin Dosage
Lactoferrin can be taken for a number of reasons. As a general reminder, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before taking any medicine, including vitamins. Your doctor will be in the best position to advise what is the most suitable based on your age, health status and nutritional needs.
If you are taking lactoferrin as an acne treatment, double-check the amount present in the dosages you are taking. Lactoferrin + d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate + Zinc (Lactezin), for example, contains 100mg of lactoferrin in every capsule. Based on clinical studies, this amount is recommended to be taken twice daily, or up to two capsules a day. The results of the clinical studies show that this can help lessen pimples and give clearer skin in as early as 2 weeks.
Lactoferrin + d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate + Zinc (Lactezin) is an over-the-counter drug registered anti-acne treatment in the Philippines. To find out more about lactoferrin dosages, feel free to browse the official website.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
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