Medicated Medway

July 12, 2009 at 1:39 pm (Chatham, Drugs, Medway, Rochester)

Diazepam: A type of medicine called a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines are used for their sedative and anxiety-relieving effects.

Diazepam - used for its sedative and anxiety-relieving effects.

Boots Sore Throat Relief Dual Action Honey & Lemon Lozenge

Boots Sore Throat Relief Dual Action Honey & Lemon Lozenge
Captopril - ACE inhibitor (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitor). Used for Hypertension, Heart failure, To help prevent problems after a heart attack, Circulation problems associated with diabetes

Captopril - ACE inhibitor (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitor). Used for Hypertension, Heart failure, To help prevent problems after a heart attack, Circulation problems associated with diabetes

Used to treat excessive fluid accumulation and swelling (edema) of the body

Furosemide- Used to treat excessive fluid accumulation and swelling (edema) of the body

Used to treat blood clots (such as in deep vein thrombosis-DVT or pulmonary embolus-PE)

Warfarin - Used to treat blood clots (such as in deep vein thrombosis-DVT or pulmonary embolus-PE)

As a walker, often deep in thought, I spend a lot of time examining the ground beneath my feet (instead of looking up, which is what I think Iain Sinclair prescribes for a fruitful walk) and one thing I’ve noticed is the amount of pharmaceutical litter on the streets. From headache pills and cough sweets to laxatives and codeine – does this mean we have become a depressed, self-medicating population walking round in a foil covered blister-packed haze, slowly losing touch with our own bodies and by extention, the world around us? Or is it a sign of the triumphant dominion over nature that the pharmaceutical industries have achieved?

"Gentle yet effective relief"

Dulcolax® - "Gentle yet effective relief"

Perindopril - ACE inhibitor for high blood pressure and heart disease

Perindopril - ACE inhibitor for high blood pressure and heart disease

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