The standard doses on OTC medicines are considered to be safe for the average person. But, there have been a lot of reported cases where people say they took the recommended doses and still ended up with complications. M.y advice is no matter what your size follow the label directions and your doctors advice
I wish it was as easy as saying the average dose for an average person is x so if someone is twice the size of an average person than the dose is 2X.
Unfortunately, the side effects of taking 2X can be lethal. Using your example of aspirin. Take too much and you can cause severe bleeding and renal failure. But how much is too much? Does it metabolize faster in a larger person? Slower? Is the bleeding risk the same? Will the same dose prevent clotting like it would in a smaller person? Will the average dose cause the same stomach irritation in an overweight person as it could in an average person?
Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are drugs that are given in weight based doses for kids. If you gave it in weight based doses for adults, the doses for morbidly obese people would be large enough that they would cause liver in an average size person. Would they cause liver failure in the obese? Probably, at least that's what the reports are demonstrating.
Antibiotics are sometimes given in weight based dose ranges and sometimes in standard doses. Going higher on lot of antibiotics can cause liver failure, hearing loss, c. difficle infections. Will the average dose work as well? Usually it seems to. Would a larger dise work better? Maybe. Would the larger dose cause more side effects? Probably. Does anyone want to risk it? not really.
As for office furniture, it doesn't surprise me that they don't have larger sizes in a lot of places. If you think about it, most doctors offices are furnished when they open the doors for business and are not updated very often. It's expensive to refurbish a lobby. When they add something new it's usually a TV or a computer screen that they can put messages on.
New offices usually have larger size furniture and are more likely to have larger sized equipment. But every piece of large sized equipment like exam tables, blood pressure cuffs etc costs a lot more.
There are a couple of OB/GYNs in Florida who made the news a couple of years ago by refusing to treat the morbidly obese. They said their office did not have exam tables and other equipment to treat them safely and that the risks involved in the pregnancies and surgeries wasn't worth the cost to update their offices as it cost them more to treat than they received in payments.
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