Are Drug Carriers Causing You and Your Pet to Have Reactions and Not the Actual Drug Itself?

Posted on July 24th, 2014

Drug carriers involve a large number of substances that are mixed and included with the actual drugs themselves.

These various substances are used to help the individual drug to be more effective and better absorbed.

Wikipedia lists the following reasons why drug carriers are important to be included with the drug itself:

  1. They help with controlled-release technology and improve the efficiency of the drug, as it is utilized by the body.
  2. They help decrease the body’s ability to metabolize the drug out of the body and help it remain in the body for better effects and longer use.
  3. They help reduce the toxicity a drug may have when utilized by the body, even though the drug has more positive effects than negative effects.
  4. They help with the bioavailability of the drug. Drugs that are given by injection, whether intravenous or intramuscular, normally will have 100 % bioavailability. Oral drugs use drug carriers to help with oral absorption and bioavailability, but when an IgA deficiency in the gut is present, this deficiency will stop even the best drug carriers from achieving their goal.

Other substances that are used as drug carriers include colorings, flavorings and sweeteners, among many other substances, that help maintain drug stability and longevity.

Many of these drug carriers may cause allergic and toxic effects to the patients and these harmful side effects may have nothing to do with the actual drug itself, but only with the drug carrier.

Please realize that many of these drug carriers are not natural substances, but are chemicals.

You need to worry about any added substances that alter the metabolism of the body so the drug works better, lasts longer and reduces any toxic effects the drug might cause the body.

Many of these drug carriers may end up in the liver for detoxification and breakdown, and for excretion by the kidneys.

If this is the case, toxic reactions may occur in the liver and in the kidneys from these drug carriers.

Clinically I have seen this happen many, many times with the use of certain pharmaceutical drugs and their drug carriers.

My concern has not been the use of the drug, but rather with its drug carrier.

I am discussing this problem with a drug manufacturer at this very time, because when their product is given in the muscle, the patient not only suffers from elevated liver enzymes and elevations of a non-specific enzyme called alkaline phosphatase, but the drug is much less effective than the manufacturer’s suggested dose.

When the patient is given the same drug orally (by mouth), by the same manufacturer, not only do the liver enzymes and the alkaline phosphatase levels return to normal, but the manufacturer’s suggested dose is now efficient and effective.

The purpose of this short article is to help you realize the reaction that is occurring in you or your pet may be from the drug carrier and not from the actual drug!

Hopefully this information will help you and your pet live a longer, healthier life.