7 drugs should not be taken before strong exercise

Date: 25/ 02/2019

High blood pressure drugs, colds, hypoglycemia … if taken before exercise will cause serious health effects.

Most of us only pay attention to taking medication before or after a meal without thinking that the drug is also closely related to physical activity. Here are the absolute drugs that should not be used before vigorous exercise, according to People.

Cold medicine

Cold medicines like Paracetamol and Edpherine both stimulate the central nervous system. The higher the dose, the greater the ability to stimulate the nervous system. If combined with strong activity, it can lead to phenomena such as increased heart rate, heart palpitations, and increased risk of stroke.

Antihypertensive drugs

During exercise, the human body needs a large amount of blood to supply motor and brain muscles. If, after taking antihypertensive drugs, exercise is too short or the waiting time is too short, the body will be easily anemic and faint.

Some antihypertensive drugs also have diuretic effects, if exercised vigorously immediately after drinking will lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance. Some antihypertensive drugs like Propranolol reduce heart rate, causing people to become tired, irregular breathing.

Some types of lipid-lowering drugs

The use of lipid-lowering drugs before exercise can cause rhabdomyolysis, leading to acute renal failure.

Hypoglycemic drugs

Use of hypoglycemic drugs or insulin injections before strong activity causes blood circulation to increase rapidly, reduce the absorption of drugs and increase blood sugar.

Anti-allergic drugs

Anti-allergy medications can heat up the body. Using anti-allergy drugs and then exercising hard can cause heat dysfunction, causing heat stroke.

Inflammatory drugs

Taking anti-inflammatory drugs can help to relieve pain when exercising, but if taken immediately before exercise, it can damage the stomach wall.

Stomach pain medicine

Atropine sulfate, Anisodamine, Metoclopramide … are often used to treat stomach illness but cause dry mouth, drowsiness, loss of concentration, thereby reducing mobility and increasing the risk of injury.