We take painkiller medicine at some stage of our life.
Our parents and we buy these painkillers over the counter in shops, medical halls and pharmacies. The clinics and hospitals also provide painkiller medicine to patients.
These painkiller medicines are effective to relieve pain such as headache, muscle or joint pains. They are used to overcome pain caused by inflammation, arthritis, injury and even cancer.
However, we rarely ask whether there is any side effect when using painkiller medicines.
Now, we need at least to know as the use of painkiller medicine affects our life and happiness in the long run.
Painkillers such as narcotics or morphine are additive and deadly.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin can help ease the inflammation that causes arthritis pain or headache but have side effects.
Aspirin can cause deadly bleeding; related drugs called COX-2 inhibitors sometimes cause heart problems.
Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, can damage the liver.
Painkiller medicine may be used wisely when necessary. In the mean time, we need to find out the source of the pain.
If the headache is related to work stress or pressure, the use of painkiller medicines may not be effective in the long run.
Avoid the use of painkillers, if possible.