Russian doctor and TV presenter Alexander Myasnikov indicated the danger of popular pain medications. On the air of the broadcast “On the most important”, he explained what uncontrolled intake of pills can cause.
The doctor was asked if Paracetamol could be taken as a remedy for headaches. The doctor specified that many people often take medicines “from the ancient Analgin to all these ibuprofens”.
“These are all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines that most people must not take”, Myasnikov answered.
According to the expert, they cause hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, and worsen the course of heart disease. They are especially dangerous for people over 60, the doctor said.
“If something hurts you and you have to take pain medications on a regular basis, take Paracetamol”, the expert concluded.