Many of us reach for a bottle of tablets when we don’t feel well or we’ve got aches and pains. If you’re taking medication, did you know that it’s important to take tablets with water?
Why you should always take tablets with water
Have you ever wondered why people rush to get you a glass of water when you’re in need of some tablets? Most of us assume that we need water to help us swallow the tablet, but this isn’t the only reason. If you take tablets with water, this also reduces the risk of the tablet becoming lodged in the throat and stuck in the oesophagus. If a tablet does get stuck, it can cause inflammation and discomfort. In the worst cases, you may even experience bleeding.
Taking tablets safely
If you’ve been injured in an accident at work or you’re trying to shake off aches and pains following a slip, trip or fall, you may have been advised to take medication. If you are thinking of taking tablets, consult your GP or a pharmacist first if you have any allergies or you have underlying health problems. Some medications interact with others, and this can cause dangerous reactions. If you’re already taking medication, it’s best to double check before you take anything else. Always follow the dosage instructions, and check the information leaflet first so that you’re aware of potential side-effects. Swallow one tablet at a time with a mouthful of water. If you experience any adverse reactions after taking medication, seek advice from your doctor.
Have you been injured at work?
If you’ve been injured at work and you weren’t at fault for the accident, you may be thinking about claiming work accident compensation. If the incident arose as a result of negligence on the part of your employer, you have the right to make a claim. Compensation could help to cover lost earnings if you’ve been forced to take time off, or it could help towards medical costs. Compensation payouts are awarded to those who have been injured or developed an illness through no fault of their own. If you have evidence to prove that your work injuries were the result of negligence on somebody else’s part, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone or take our simple 30-second eligibility test online. We take over all the hard work for you and we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Date Published: April 24, 2017
Author: Accident Advice