How Important Is Water When Taking Medication?
Are you guilty of glugging your morning medicines with your first cup of coffee, and merrily going about your day thereafter drinking little to no water?
Or even worse, do you pop your medicine with your after-work glass of wine?
Do you also notice how sluggish you feel after that, maybe even experiencing headaches and other nasty side effects?
It all comes down to how much water you’re drinking when you take different types of medications.
Every dispensed medicine must come with guidelines and recommended dosage guidelines; some say to take them before eating, other after eating, and some even only at night – but I promise that each and every type of medicine comes with explicit instruction to “take with water” – and for good reason!
Not drinking enough water with some medications can prevent them from working properly and can cause throat irritation, diarrhoea and even heartburn – and these are the least of your worries.
Many medications are exceptionally taxing on your liver and kidneys – two vital organs that come under strain far too regularly in our modern times. Adding to daily toxins we need to process, by consuming medications, is going to take it’s toll on these organs. By simply drinking enough water, you provide your body with the essential medium it needs to flush out said toxins and allow for normal and healthy functioning of essential organs.
Drinking 8 glasses of 250ml size, without any flavourants or cordials will give you the hydration you need to safely continue taking medication.