Frequent Use of Paracetamol Can Lead to Unexpected Death, Here's Why


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According to a study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal, patients prescribed high doses of paracetamol for long periods were 63% more likely to die unexpectedly.

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that the regular use of painkillers especially, paracetamols could lead to heart attacks, stroke and early death, The Guardian reports.

There is also a 68% higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke and an almost 50% greater chance of having a stomach ulcer or bleed. Generally, Paracetamol is considered by doctors to be safer than Aspirin, which can cause stomach bleeds, and ibuprofen, which has also been linked to heart attacks and strokes.

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