Use of Pain Killers May Lead to Liver Damage

Just like food, medicines we eat also pass through the liver process. The excessive use of pain killer medicine may be the cause of liver damage. Liver is very important and hardworking organ of our body. It helps to purify the blood and flushing out harmful toxins from body. When pain killers affect the liver, its function disrupts.

The most common pain killers we use to relieve pain are ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin, shows their darker side and can cause ulcer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and heart disease.  When you use pain killer your blood pressure raises, and if you are already a high blood pressure patient its use may leads to serious life threat.

People with severe liver disease (cirrhosis) are at a greater risk of liver damage because the liver’s ability to absorb medications is weakened.

The major liver damage upshots from the acetaminophen that is included in many of the drugs like Vicodin, Lortab and Percocet have great amounts of acetaminophen. It is also found in cough syrups, sleeping pills, cold medicines, headache pills and allergy pills,etc.


Prolonged use of pain killer also leads to kidney failure, which results into dialysis and transplant.

The scientist also found that drugs may affect the levels of prostaglandins, hormones that are significant in convincing labor. If you are pregnant don’t use any pain killers to relieve pain.  On the other hand if pain is severing consult your doctor first.

If you are suffering from any chronic disease find out the pain reliever is most suitable for you. Don’t consume medicine by yourself; Consult your doctor first about the medicine.

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