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4 Things To Note Before Taking Painkillers

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Painkillers are drugs used to treat pains and they come in different ones (as well as different brands) to treat different types of pain.

A lot of people see painkillers as a part of daily/a way of life sadly and they’ve been abused (the use of painkillers) overtime and this remains a source of concern (albeit globally).


When not prescribed or when not necessary, painkillers should be ditched and here are things to note before taking painkillers :

1. Numerous Side Effects

Painkillers come with different side effects from depression, hormonal imbalance, nausea, constipation, weakened immune system as well as liver and kidney damage among others.

It’s best to limit painkillers to only when absolutely needed and not to make them a go to as they come loaded with side effects which may not manifest immediately.

2. Could be a deadly mix

Most painkillers do not go well with alcohol or even red wines. A mixture of painkillers and any form of alcohol can result in nervous disorder, heavy breathing and other signs that can be fatal.

3. They are addictive

Painkillers can become a habit! A lot of people have battled with addiction to painkillers with some already taken so much that it almost doesn’t work for them anymore (these people go ahead to take over dose which comes with a lot of health risk).

4. Stick to the recommended dose

As with all other drugs, painkillers should not be abused. Stick to doctor’s prescribed dose and don’t go overboard or take an over dose as this can be deadly.


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