Pain is known to affect not less than medications, but every time we have a headache, toothache, stomach-ache or any other ache, we first of all look for painkillers. All painkillers are characterized by one or other side effects, so we should know certain rules to use them.
You need to relieve pain gradually
Painkillers or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are one of the most popular medicines that you can buy in the pharmacies without a prescription. The main and most consumed group of non-prescription medicines are painkillers, also known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). All these drugs are characterized by one or other side effects: some of them are irritating to the stomach lining, which can even lead to bleeding in the digestive tract, another group of painkillers do not cause gastrointestinal damage, but it can adversely affect liver.
Physicians, neurologists, anesthesiologists and pain treatment specialists know that pain must be suppressed gradually. Thus, excessive use of painkillers, will make treatment not only ineffective, but also it can lead to developing chronic pain. Then pain is no longer a symptom or syndrome, but a disease.
It can be fatal
Although non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs seem safe (they do not reduce the blood pressure or interfere with breathing), using a lot of these drugs may develop stomach ulcers, etc. In order to reduce the risk of side effects, it is important to choose the correct dose and duration of use – the longer the drug is used, the greater the chance of side effects. It is also important to note that patients with ulcers or certain liver diseases must consult a doctor or pharmacist, to align other medicines. To avoid unpleasant consequences, take painkillers after eat, with a sufficient amount of water.