Did you know that painkillers are believed to be among the most dangerous medications on the market?

The most common types of painkillers are Ibuprofen, Diclofenac(Voltaren), Celecoxib (Celebrex, Naprosyn(Naproxen) and Acetylsalicyclic Acid (Aspirin).

Painkillers are known as Non–Steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which is used to treat injuries, arthritis and other painful conditions.

However, this medication is said bring potentially devastating side effects, particularly in the elderly.

According to an article on Mercola.com, these are the side effects of NSAIDs:

1) Miscarriage

80% of women that consume this medications especially aspirin are at the risk of miscarriage.

2) Heart Failure

60% of people that consume this medications are at increased risk of congenital heart failure.

3) Hearing Loss

25% of men that consume this medications are diagnosed with hearing loss.

4) Allergic Reactions

10-30% of people that consume this medications are prone to allergic reactions especially individuals with asthma.

5) Gastrointestinal Complications

People are frequently at the risk of abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting and even GI bleeding.

Resource: mercola.com
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