Q. 23

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Answer :


No, the chemist did not give an appropriate medicine . because cimetidine(Tegamet) is actually anantacid which was designed to prevent the interaction of histamine(which stimulates the secretion of pepsin and hydrochloric acid in the stomach) with the receptors present in the stomach wall. This resulted in release of lesser amount of acid therefore cures hyperacidity.


John’s action was appreciated by his mother because :

• Clearly the man was having some kind of allergic reaction or common cold which resulting in nasal congestion and hence antihistamine drugs are likely to work on him rather than antacid like cimetidine.

• Another reason for appreciating John’s action is that he John not only explained to the young man also advised him to take only the medicines prescribed by the doctor as the real reason behind his nasal congestion can only be diagnosed by a doctor and the right and suitable antihistamine should be given to him for treatment.

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