Don’t Let Pain Medicine Cause… Pain

Every day, more than 36 million people use painkillers, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

According to a study by the Association of Gastrointestinal Diseases (USA), people who use painkillers not only misuse them but also notice their effects.
In 2005, the above carelessness led to 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths.
Therefore, if using long-term analgesics, the drug users need to be especially aware of the following side effects.
Drug addiction: Many doctors have prescribed severe pain relievers such as hydrocodone in cases of chronic or prolonged pain. Unfortunately, these painkillers are addictive, especially those who use them for long periods of time.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (USA), about 6 million Americans have been addicted to these painkillers.
Ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding: when using high doses of aspirine and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NCSAIDS) can damage the mucous membranes of the stomach and upper digestive system

creating ulcers, bleeding in the digestive system.


Don't Let Pain Medicine Cause… Pain

Ulcers of the digestive tract often cause vomiting, weight loss, serious cases requiring surgical intervention. Using high doses of ibuprofen within 3 days can cause gastrointestinal bleeding, causing stomach pain ...
High blood pressure: According to a recent study by the American Heart Association, if women take pain relievers that do not contain aspirine, they are twice as likely to have high blood pressure. Particularly aspirine, there is no evidence to cause hypertension in women.
Fractures: A study done this year published in the journal General Internal Medicine showed that opioids analgesics can increase fracture frequency in adults over 60, especially when using this drug group

in dosages greater than 50mg.


Don't Let Pain Medicine Cause… Pain


Kidney damage: paracetamol and ibuprofen can cause kidney damage if used for long periods of time or used by people who have a "criminal record" of kidneys. Therefore, absolutely must be used exactly as prescribed by the physician.
Liver damage: analgesics containing paracetamol can seriously damage the liver if used in the wrong way.
Symptoms of a damaged liver include loss of appetite, nausea, if left untreated can lead to liver failure or even death.

However, the risks for the liver will be reduced if never used painkiller overdose has been prescribed or used for a longer period than indicated..

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