Medication

Your health

A healthy lifestyle is important both for you and your baby. Here are a few essential precautions you can take.

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol, even on an occasional or moderate basis, carries high risks for the baby. “Zero” consumption is recommended during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.

Tobacco

Tobacco is toxic both for you and your baby. Quitting smoking at any stage of the pregnancy is beneficial and reduces the risk of complications both for the fetus and the new-born baby.

Treating pain

Tailored to suit you

Most pain is relieved satisfactorily by combining: 

  • drugs
  • physiotherapy, massages, application of heat / cold
  • relaxation, hypnosis
  • psychotherapy
  • techniques to deaden or stimulate the nerve

Numerous drugs exist that are capable of efficiently relieving the pain (paracetamol, anti-inflammatory drugs, opiates, etc.). The treatment depends on the cause of the pain, how bad it is and what kind of pain it is, and should take into account any previous history.

Figures

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How much does a day in hospital really cost?

Taking into account all areas of care and patients treated, a day in hospital costs an average of 1581 francs. From 784 francs in rehabilitation to 5000 francs in intensive care, the cost per patient* varies depending on the use of the technical platform and the type of care.

 

Pulsations TV Octobre 2015 - Ces dernières années, les évolutions technologiques ont permis de nombreuses innovations à la pharmacie des HUG, innovations qui ont touché aussi bien le personnel que la distribution ou la préparation de médicaments à haut risque comme les chimiothérapies.

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