The Potential Negative Effects of Pain Medication

2018-01-23T12:15:40+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

People in pain want relief as quickly as possible, so it’s not surprising many patients and doctors turn to analgesics ranging from steroids to opiods. Like antibiotics, these medications are overprescribed and overused. If you experience pain, it’s important to consider a program of treatment beyond medication.

The Potential Negative Effects of Pain Medication.

These effects can be classified into two categories:

  1. Short term effects.
  2. Long term effects.

Short term effects are more common in short dosages mainly taken orally. Some of these effects include but not limited to:

  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Rash.
  • Constipation.
  • Dizziness.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Hallucinations.

Long term effects, on the other hand, are common in strong medications, large dosages and long-term use. Some of the major effects are;

  • Liver damage.
  • Weakened immune system.
  • Anorexia.
  • Bone death.
  • Excessive weight gain or loss.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Miscarriage.
  • Hormonal imbalance which could lead to infertility or osteoporosis in prolonged use.
  • Heart related disorders.
  • Addiction leading to abuse.
  • Death.

Pain medications, especially opioids, should not be the first thing you reach for when you’re suffering. Pain Stop Clinics is committed to providing relief in the short term without jeopardizing your long term health.