Overheard the following conversation on the bus this evening...
A: I slept too much till I have a headache...end up have to sleep somemore to get rid of the headache...after taking panadol
B: U take panadol..shldn't take too much u know?
A: Ya I know.
B: I dun take panadol for more than a year now...instead I take paracetamol...milder version of Panadol.
WAT? When did Panadol become stronger than paracetamol??!!!
A: No. Panadol is paracetamol. Paracetamol is just the generic name. It's the same thing.
B: Oh, is it?
Phew...Thank god A knows his meds better...
A: So why do u think we shouldn't take panadol too much?
B: (lost for words)
A: Anyway, I also think we shldn't take this meds too much 'cos we may develop 'resistance' to the med...
B: Oh ya lor...I think all meds also like that
A: No lah..not all lah...some like ultracarbon..(explained wat ultracarbon is)..u dun really get resistance to it 'cos there's no chemical rxn with ur body..
Hmm...interesting...wonder if our body will truly develop tolerance to panadol..but A's example of ultracarbon is good...the drug works by physical means i.e. adsorption of gas/toxin on the activated charcoal ;)
Anyway, heng B got a fren like A...otherwise jialat ;p