Don't be fooled about Over the Counter Drug Side Effects, these drugs can be JUST as dangerous, if not more so, than some prescription drugs. While these drugs often have ENORMOUS numbers of people taking them and commercials are constantly stating how 'safe' these over the counter drug side effects are, is that really true?
Over the Counter Medications, also called non prescription drugs or OTC Medications are often billed as being safer than NON OTC medications. In reality, it depends COMPLETELY on the individual OTC Medications themselves. While some OTC medications may be very safe, others have a long history of dangerous Side Effects that should be taken into account. Just like the fact that people are injured in cars every single day, the risks of car travel are downplayed because we are so used to them, it's the same way with many of these over the counter drugs.
Because they are so common and used so frequently, the risks are often dismissed by a culture who uses them so frequently that they forget how damaging they can be. But they can be very damaging.
Click the blue underlined 'link' to the individual drug to find out more about the risks of each one as they are entirely unique and Over the Counter Drug Side Effects just simply cannot be done in a 'general' way. Each must be taken on its own merits. The most common drugs that you may want to know about are:
While many people use the names of these pain relievers interchangeably, they are NOT the same and definitely have unique attributes. For instance aspirin is MUCH more likely to contribute to bleeding problems than either Tylenol or Ibuprofen. While liver failure is actually fairly common Tylenol Side Effects, it is much less likely to occur with either Aspirin or Ibuprofen.
In addition, aspirin should NEVER be given to children, while it's much safer to give Tylenol or Ibuprofen. So do your 'due diligence' and maybe you'll find that using NONE of the above. Instead, you may want to look into an alternative to any of these by learning about the Pros and Cons of Common Pain Medicines, as well as what effective alternatives to over the counter drugs there are, such as the very effective Heal and Soothe, for instance, which contains one of my favorite natural anti-inflammatories- Turmeric. So, keep reading to find out more about the Side Effects of Turmeric to see if that might be a good choice for your pain relief instead...