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In a TV program, famous Russian physician Alexander Miasnikov advised caution when taking widely advertised pain relievers. Because in some cases, its harm may be greater than its health benefit.
“These ads are responsible for myocardial infarction, cerebral stroke, hemorrhage and even death,” he said.
Miasnikov noted that common pain relievers are mainly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. According to him, these medications actually help relieve pain, but “they have a wide range of side effects.”
The doctor emphasized that among the side effects of these drugs are stomach bleeding, an increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
He adds, “These drugs are generally prohibited for those over the age of sixty-five and those suffering from heart disease.”
He advised Miyasnikov, to be familiar with the composition of these drugs before taking them. Also, these medicines should be taken with caution with other medicines, as some contain a “hidden” drug that could be harmful.