We used to buy painkillers without a prescription, and I think they are quite safe. Receiving conventional analgesics can lead to disastrous results, writes Andrei Laslau.
Here’s what you must know about the 3 most popular analgesics:
It reduces pain and lowers the temperature. Abuse of paracetamol can lead to liver failure. After taking 1-3 pills of this tool is strictly forbidden to drink alcohol — this creates an extra burden on the liver.
Unfortunately, not everyone knows that paracetamol is contained in some quite popular medications — the good, Codemin, Panadol and others. So as often happens the overdose of paracetamol.
2) non-Steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
These include Nurofen, Modafen, etc. each of which contains ibuprofen. Non steroidal drugs include those which include meloxicam or Ketoprofen.
If an excess of paracetamol affect the liver, ibuprofen is dangerous for the stomach. It is advisable to take it after a meal or after a snack, because high doses of this drug can cause internal bleeding, gastritis or ulcers.
If you already have this problem, do not use ibuprofen or other similar drugs. The risk of these side effects increases if the person smokes, drinks alcohol, or he is 60 years old.
Ibuprofen may increase the risk of stroke or heart attack. This is especially important to remember those who already have heart problems.
It belongs to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and is the most common drug in our country. It helps with colds, flu or mild pain.
High doses of aspirin and prolonged use adversely affects the stomach. Aspirin is dangerous for children with the flu or other viral infections.
It is better not to give it to people under the age of 19 years. It can provoke fatal disease Reye’s syndrome.
Here are the 3 main rules of safe analgesics:
1) Always read the instructions for use before use any medicine. Look at what the active ingredient contained in this drug.
2) Take analgesics in small doses and not for long. They are designed to relieve the acute pain. With chronic pain need to seek medical attention. Long-term use of analgesics is very dangerous!
3) do Not mix pills with alcohol! Paracetamol loads liver the same as alcohol. The same effect have anti-inflammatory drugs on the stomach.
Be sure to follow these tips in order to deal with the unpleasant consequences of analgesics!