Something i have always wondered about. When you take a tablet for a certain part of the body, eg the pancreas or the liver say, how the hell does the body know how to send it to the correct place?
23:03 Mon 31st May 2010
Best Answer

No best answer has yet been selected by flitty. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.

1 to 3 of 3

It doesn't actually send the medicine to any particular place. The chemicals get absorbed through the digestive system and travel throughout the body via the blood.

If you take glucosamine, the blood will take it to all parts of your body and where a joint is short of this it will be absorbed by the joint lining. While glucosamine is fairly safe to take you should still see a doctor first.

Because medicines travel all though your body it usually also effects organs/tissue other than the target problem, known as side effects. Thus, you should never take them if you're not sure of the side effects. Never buy over the counter medicine except from pharmacies which have a qualified pharmacist in attendance so you can ask questions.
As wilwood says , the medication travels all around the body .

That is why the information leaflet that comes with medication , lists a lot of possible side effects , as the medication interacts with different parts of the body .
strictly speaking, drugs don't have side effects - they just have effects. You have to find one that has effects you want and doesn't have effects you don't. As Berti says, read the manual, and if your GP is prescribing, make sure he knows of everything that might be wrong with you, not just the thing you're seeing him about at the moment.

1 to 3 of 3

Related Questions

Her indoors received a letter from her GP stating that they are going to stop the repeat prescription for Quinine - which she was prescribed, for serious leg cramps . It stated due to possible side...
Has anyone experienced a reduction in the level at which Parkinsons medication works, when taken alongside course of a strong antibiotic tablets. We have found that the Parkinsons symptoms have been...
This is for a friend who wonders if anyone else had this problem, was prescribed Metronidazole tablets twice a day . within 2 hpurs of taking the 20.oo medication she had horrible hallucinations which...
I have a friend, who i suspect may be depressed. He agrees he may be, but seems to think he'll be fine and will just carry on as he is. he's resistant to even thinking about it, let alone seeing...
I cannot get the last five need some help please. 10a tension,anxiety (6) ?s?e?s 14a in a careless way (6) a?e?o? 22a greasy medication (8) ???t?e?t 17d showing some resemblance (7) ?i???a? 18d most...
Not sure if this is in the correct section. My father passed away 18 months ago and my mother isn't coming to terms with the loss. She is trying, by going to little afternoon clubs etc and trying to...

Latest posts