These life-saving medicines have to be protected from light

  In an emergency, in addition to calling the emergency number immediately, you may also need to take some life-saving medicine. However, some life-saving drugs are afraid of light and accelerate oxidation and decomposition after light exposure, which in turn affects the efficacy and even becomes toxic.
   nitroglycerin tablets mainly used for relief of acute angina, the main pharmacological effects are vascular smooth muscle relaxation, dilated blood vessels. However, it should be noted that nitroglycerin is volatile and unstable and needs to be stored in the dark at room temperature. The patient should use the original bottle when carrying it, instead of putting it in other bottles or first aid boxes. The validity period of nitroglycerin is generally one year. If the medicine needs to be opened and taken repeatedly every day, the validity period of the medicine will be shortened to 3-6 months under the influence of temperature, humidity and light.
   Therefore, each time you take the medicine, you should open it quickly, cover it quickly, and cover it tightly after use. It is best to change it every 3 to 6 months. If the symptoms are not relieved after taking 3 tablets in a row, it is likely to be an acute myocardial infarction or other diseases, and you should go to the hospital as soon as possible.
   asthma attack, patients with wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, this time taking aminophylline tablets can relieve symptoms. But ultraviolet rays in the sun can accelerate the deterioration of aminophylline, so tablets should be placed in colored bottles and placed in a cool place. If you use a small pill box, do not put a lot of medicine at a time, it is best to put a day’s dose, no more than a week’s dose.
   Amlodipine class of antihypertensive drugs
   nifedipine, nimodipine antihypertensive drugs readily decompose when exposed to light, reduce the efficacy. Most of these medicines are protected from light, such as colored capsules, which can reduce the effects of light. When storing these medicines, it is best to keep the outer packaging carton. In many families, small medicine boxes are light-permeable plastic boxes and should be avoided on the balcony exposed to direct sunlight.