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Drugs & Medicines – What is the difference?

You consume drugs in hope for good health and restoring normal bodily functions – but end up getting sicker? Why do you think that is? Drugs don’t cure! They only temporarily relieve or suppress the symptoms. Medicines alone help total cure! In reality, the Body & Mind can completely cure themselves with the right kind of help – medicines.

Do you know the difference between a drug and a medicine? Contrary to the normal belief that they are synonymous, they are actually quite different. Drugs take away control of your body & mind from YOU. Medicines reverse this and restore the control back to YOU.

A drug is a chemical substance that takes control of your body or mind depending on its own inherent nature. For example when you take a sleeping pill, it puts you to sleep no matter how much you want to be awake! It rules over your body & mind. You can repeat this exercise many times and you will experience the same each time.

It does not stop there! Subsequently when you want to sleep, it will make your body ask for the pill again. As you start yielding to its demand, it will keep asking progressively for an increased dose for the same amount of sleep while reducing the quality of sleep! You will finally end up in a state that unless you take these pills, you simply cannot sleep. This state is called drug dependence. Your life will not be under your control – but the drug’s.

Painkillers work in a similar way. They do not resolve the cause of the pain. It temporarily makes you forget the pain (or not feel it). Pain will recur shortly as the cause has not been addressed and remains unresolved – you will again be forced to seek help of a pain killer. This process will progress slowly and steadily asking for a larger dose every time. Painkillers then become the master and you the slave again!

The story is no different with pills for Hypertension or Diabetes or any other disease. An acute condition becomes chronic and you are the permanent victim.All drugs eventually create a growing market for new drugs to counteract and compensate for their ill effects! Your body will end up becoming the warehouse of different dumped drugs – and they will not simply sit there – but harm you immensely.

A medicine is the substance that helps restore ‘normalcy’ to your body & mind. Normalcy is actually nothing but your volitional control over your own body & mind. Hence its action can be seen to be the exact opposite of the drug. Properties of a good medicine are that you will never compulsively require the medicine and there is no threat of discomfort or danger when not taken on time.

Have you seen the cases of patients of diabetes and hypertension resulting in other terrible complications when the prescription drug is not taken on time every day? This is because the control is with the drugs here. But in the case of medicines – control over your body & mind is normally handed back to you – with a little bit of help from the right medicine.

Medicine has very close similarity with food & rest in its basic action. When you are thirsty or dehydrated – you cannot function normally! Then pure water works like medicine. When you are hungry or famished – simple food works like medicine. When you are tired & fatigued – normal sleep works like medicine. Medicines are generally harmless when there is no excess or abuse.

All substances can be made to work in 3­planes ­ Food, Medicine or Poison! Common table salt (sodium chloride) is food and a taste enhancer. It is also a life saver in cases of dehydration as a part of saline water. Mind you – it can kill too in cases of Hypertension! How come – it is the same substance? Yes! The difference is how it’s taken and how much.

When food is made to act like a medicine – there are normally no adverse side-­effects! This is the driving principle of VedaCeuticals a new science & technology! VedaCeuticals is an important and integral part of holistic health.

You can be self­-sufficient and thereby self-­dependent. If you have the will & resolve, ­we have the know-how & do­-how. All you need is to make up your mind and ask – and we will provide all the wisdom that we have gained from years of research and experience!

#Drug spotlight:

Therapeutic action
– Cycline antibacterial

– Cholera, louse-borne and tick-borne relapsing fevers, epidemic typhus and other rickettsioses, bubonic plague, brucellosis, leptospirosis, lymphogranuloma venereum
– Lymphatic filariasis, alternative to ivermectin in onchocerciasis
– Alternative to first-line treatments of treponematosis, atypical pneumonia (Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae), cervicitis and urethritis due to Chlamydia trachomatis (in combination with a treatment for gonorrhoea), donovanosis, syphilis, uncomplicated cutaneous anthrax (if antibiotic therapy is indicated)

Forms and strengths;
– 100 mg tablet

– Louse-borne relapsing fever, epidemic typhus, cholera
Child under 8 years: 4 mg/kg (max. 100 mg) single dose
Child 8 years and over: 100 mg single dose
Adult: 200 mg (300 mg in cholera) single dose

– Other indications;
Child 8 years and over: 50 mg 2 times daily or 100 mg once daily (up to 100 mg 2 times daily in severe infections); 1 to 2 mg/kg 2 times daily (max. 100 mg per dose) in brucellosis and leptospirosis
Adult: 100 mg 2 times daily or 200 mg once daily

– Tick-borne relapsing fever, leptospirosis, rickettsiosis, cervicitis and urethritis due to C. trachomatis: 7 days; cutaneous anthrax: 7-10 days; bubonic plague: 10 days; atypical pneumonia: 10-14 days; early syphilis, bejel, pinta, lymphogranuloma: 14 days; filariasis: minimum 4 weeks; late latent syphilis: 30 days; brucellosis: 6 weeks; donovanosis: until complete healing of lesions.

Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions;
– Do not administer to patients with allergy to cyclines and to children under 8 years (may damage teeth) except for single dose treatment.
– Administer with caution to patients with hepatic or renal impairment.
– May cause: gastrointestinal disturbances, allergic reactions, photosensitivity (protect exposed skin from sun exposure), oesophageal ulcerations (take tablets during meals with a glass of water in an upright position and at least 1 hour before going to bed).
– Do not give simultaneously with ferrous salts, zinc sulfate, calcium carbonate, antiacids (aluminium/magnesium hydroxide, etc.): administer 2 hours apart.
– Monitor combination with hepatic enzyme inducers: rifampicin, phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine, etc. (reduction of the doxycycline efficacy).
– Pregnancy: CONTRA-INDICATED during the 2nd and 3rd trimester (except for single dose treatment)
– Breast-feeding: avoid (risk of infant teeth discoloration)

– Storage: below 25 °C


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