What happens to your body when you take a drug?

What happens to your body when you take a drug?

Drugs are always absorbed more quickly than the body can break them down, so the highest concentration is reached relatively quickly, and then it takes longer to leave the body. After taking a drug, levels peak quickly then drop slowly as the drug is eliminated (cleared from the body) – every drug has its own absorption curve.

What happens if you take too much medicine at once?

They affect excretion by kidneys or the absorption by the intestines. In both the instances, too much or too less medicine in the bloodstream may lead to serious side effects. Sometimes, there may be little or no side effects at all.

What happens when you take too many painkillers?

If you or a loved one has taken too many painkillers, you may notice the following symptoms. Side effects may differ between the two different types: Over-the-Counter. Internal stomach bleeding (caused by taking Aspirin for too long) Liver damage (if Acetaminophen is taken to excess or mixed with alcohol)

What to do if you are taking multiple drugs at once?

If you are having a difficult time managing the drugs that you are taking, talk to a pharmacist. Even, proper medication counseling and recommendations can help you live a life without the side effects of the medicine.

How does taking drugs affect your mental health?

Drugs don’t just affect your physical body and health, they can affect your mental health, your finances, your relationships, your social life and your criminal record. The way a drug affects you depends on:

How does the amount of a drug affect the effect?

The amount taken determines the effect. A small amount acts as a stimulant (speeds you up). A greater amount acts as a sedative (slows you down). An even larger amount poisons and can kill. This is true of any drug. Only the amount needed to achieve the effect differs.

What happens when you have a bad drug trip?

A person using drugs can sometimes have a bad reaction — also called a ‘bad trip’. This is often linked to hallucinogenic drugs. The intensity of the high experienced during a bad trip can be overwhelming and frightening and the user can become unstable, even violent. They risk harming themselves and/or others around them.