Pain medication: not called over-the-counter harmless

Painkillers is available without prescription in pharmacies and help you reliably if they are properly taken. You can, however, also have side effects and even trigger headache if taken too often.

"Head, pain relievers are not as harmless as it was shown in the advertising is always wird", Thomas Benkert, Vice-President of the Federal chamber of pharmacists warns. Without medical advice, the drug should not be more than ten times in the month and not longer than three days in a row taken. In the case of excessive or long term use can cause Permanent headache, liver or kidney damage, so Benkert.

The frequent or daily ingestion could result in headache patients after four weeks, but often only after years of a so-called drug-induced Permanent headache, with pain medications no longer relieve. Therefore, it is important that funds not more frequently or in a higher dosage to take, as recommended. Over-the-counter in pharmacies available painkillers with the content of substances acetylsalicylic acid (Asa), Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, Naproxen and Paracetamol. The single – and days are the maximum doses depending on the active ingredient different. Anyone who is uncertain with the intake, you can get in the pharmacy Council.

ACE, can not take together with Ibuprofen

To inhibit blood clotting, many people acetylsalicylic acid (Asa) in small doses daily as a preventive measure. The one who takes the pain sporadically in addition to Ibuprofen, should pay attention to a temporal interval: the ACE of either half an hour before or eight hours after Ibuprofen to take. In the case of a concurrent intake of Ibuprofen may inhibit the action of ACE. "The Trick with the time interval does not work but, if you are taking an ACE-preparation that dissolves only after the gastric passage. Therefore, the patient, the small amounts of ACE in the duration of therapy need, should necessarily be in the pharmacy lassen&quot advise;, says Benkert.


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