The Side Effects of pain relievers
We all tend to avoid pain whenever it is possible, which is why almost every person takes pain relievers regardless of the cause of the pain. Fortunately for us, the painkillers works just fine and they are helping us cope with pain easily. Even so, we can’t look on the other side when it comes to side effects of these drugs. Every painkiller has its unwanted effects no matter if it is bought without prescription or with it, and many of us don’t even think about possible complications when taking them. That is why you must be aware that painkillers have some side effects that can be very severe and cause harm to our body.
Aspirin has some good and some bad effects on our body. During past few years, this drug has become very popular and now people use it more like a supplement than like a medication. However, recent studies showed that those individuals who took Aspirin have greater risk from developing ulcers that are difficult to manage. What many people don’t know is that Aspirin can be very dangerous if taken for a longer period of time. It can cause irritation and ulcers in the digestive system, but it can also result in bleeding inside the abdomen. Those individuals that are consuming Aspirin often have the problem to stop the bleeding caused by injury, and it is the same inside the body. If a person suffers from liver conditions, lack of vitamin K, problems with blood clotting, or has an allergic reaction to this drug, it is not recommendable to use Aspirin.
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
There are two types of anti-inflammatory drugs and one type is related to nonsteroidal drugs, while the other to steroidal ones. Nonsteroidal drugs are used more often than steroidal, and they are not allowing the substances that are responsible for pain, infection and high body temperature to be made in the body. These drugs, like acetaminophen and ibuprofen, can be very helpful, but they also have unwanted effects, which are also connected to bleeding. When using nonsteroidal drugs, the bleeding, regardless of how it is caused, lasts longer than usual. This side effect disappears if you don’t use these drugs one or two days, unlike Aspirin which shouldn’t be used for at least seven days in order to eliminate this side effect. It is known that acetaminophen, when used frequently, causes liver problems and sometimes the outcome can even be fatal. Therefore, you should be informed about every medicine that you are using and about the proper use and dosage of that certain medicine.