Several studies have demonstrated a positive side effect of a drug that could provide benefits. For example, U.S. investigators found the side effects of estrogen therapy to cope with menopause may help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Then the viagra medication that was originally used as a heart attack, it can be useful as an impotence drug.
“But we do not have to take certain drugs that are not needed in the hope of getting side effects,” says Neal Patel, a spokesman for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Wednesday (12/15/2010).
There are also some positive side effects that can be obtained from certain drugs, namely:
1. Eye drops for hair growth
Eye drops used for glaucoma treatment could actually help increase hair growth and eyelashes. These eye drops work to overcome the eye pressure, but in some patients can trigger the growth of hair on the head, eyelashes and eyebrows thicker and darker.
2. Diabetes drug can prevent cancer
Researchers from Oxford University said that type 2 diabetes drug metformin may reduce cancer risk. People with diabetes are known risk of some cancers, but studies suggest this risk can be reduced when a person taking metformin to help control their blood sugar levels.
3. Statin drugs can improve men’s sex lives
Statins are cholesterol-lowering drug that is widely used to protect people from heart disease. But it turns out this drug could also help the sex lives of men who are unable to respond to Viagra. In addition, Dr. Stephen Freeland of the University of Maryland said that statins also have an important role in slowing the growth of prostate cancer.
4. Contraceptive pill could reduce risk of ovarian cancer
Oral contraceptives can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. Women who take combination oral contraceptives (containing estrogen and progesterone) can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent.
5. Aspirin to treat depression
A study in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates aspirin may have the effect of reducing depression in the brain. Australian researchers said these side effects likely to come from increased blood flow and reduced inflammation.
6. Valium to control pain
Diazepam or Valium was originally known as prescribed to overcome anxiety. But nature can relax extends into muscle, so that the side effects of diazepam which is recognized and widely prescribed to control pain and muscle spasms.
7. Hormone replacement therapy can improve brain
Scientists from Durham University found that menopausal women using hormone replacement therapy (hormone replacement Therapy / HRT) could be better in performing tasks involving fine motor coordination.
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