IN THE PINK

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - Wellness -

The colour of your medicine changes your per­cep­tion of it. So while a pink tablet will seem sweet, a white one will “taste” bit­ter. Sim­i­larly you get a greater mood bost­ing ef­fect from an an­tide­pres­sant that’s yel­low, while blue or green sleep­ing tablets are said to help you fall asleep faster. Also skip­ping even one day of med­i­ca­tion does mat­ter. “Taking med­i­ca­tion every day keeps med­i­ca­tion at a con­stant level. If you skip a day, that level might drop dras­ti­cally and take sev­eral days to come back to nor­mal,” says Am­cal se­nior phar­ma­cist James Nevile. This may see your symp­toms come back, so be care­ful.

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