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Have you ever wondered what is there in your medicine box? If you’re following the herd of majority of Americans, it is most likely to have at least a kind of over-the-counter painkiller like acetaminophen, aspirin or ibuprofen. In fact, according to a research, in the United States of America, more than $2.5 billion are spent every year on buying non-prescription drugs. You might not ever give a second thought before taking them during a back pain or a headache, but you should realize the simple fact that there are always certain risks associated with pain relieving medicines, especially when you take them too often.

President of Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago, Scott E. Glaser says that some of the most commonly used kinds of OTC painkillers are the anti-inflammatory, non-steroidal medicines like ibuprofen, naproxen and acetaminophen which are sold under different brand names. There are some situations when you put yourself at risk when you take such drugs in a not-so-proper manner. Check out the health impacts.

Acetaminophen and the possibilities of damaging your liver

One of the most common risks of painkillers is damaging your liver due to the component called acetaminophen. Although it is true that acetaminophen has been used for many years now and overall the component is pretty safe, yet liver toxicity might occur when you use more than 4000 miligrams in a single day. That would mean 500 mg pill taken 8 times in a day. Liver damage might even occur at low ranges for all those who have a habit of drinking alcohol and for those who already have some pre-existing liver problem like hepatitis C.

NSAIDs and the possibilities of ulcers

If you take naproxen or ibuprofen, that won’t pose a huge risk to the functioning of your liver as with the case of acetaminophen but it might cause some damage to the lining of the stomach which can cause blood loss, stomach pains and also ulcers of different kinds. Such is also the case with aspirin, which is associated to NSAIDs and has some similar properties. If you use aspirin with naproxen and ibuprofen, your stomach will be at a huge risk. Unfortunately, such effects might increase the risk of gastritis too.

NSAIDs and the improper functioning of kidneys

Although this is rare, there are some people who could run the risk of suffering from kidney issues from taking ibuprofen or naproxen. A severe complication yet less common complication which is associated with such medications is failure of kidneys which occur more commonly among patients who suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes.

NSAIDs and the higher possibilities of a miscarriage

As per a research done by Canadian Medical Association, it was found out that the women who took NSAIDs during the initial 20 weeks of pregnancy are more vulnerable to miscarriages. The researchers are of the opinion that such drugs might have an impact of the levels of prostaglandins and hormones which might be vital in inducing labor. In case you’re pregnant or you’re planning to conceive, you should avoid such medications or have a good consultation with your doctor.

Hence before you take such drugs like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, prescription codeine UK, you should always speak to your doctor so that you don’t suffer from their serious side-effects and spoil the condition of your health.

Mariah Carey revealed her husband Nick Cannon has been rushed to hospital in Aspen, Colorado, after suffering from kidney failure.

Despite Mariah Carey urging their fans to “pray for Nick”, she doesn’t look too fearful about his health given her Twitter activity.

Mariah Carey, 41, bizarrely posted a photo of herself posing beside an ailing Nick Cannon, 31, in his hospital bed.

The couple are clearly optimistic he will recover, with Mariah Carey describing his kidney failure as “mild”.

She posted news of Nick Cannon’s illness in the early hours of this morning.

“Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman.”

Mariah Carey, 41, bizarrely posted a photo of herself posing beside an ailing Nick Cannon, 31, in his hospital bed

Mariah Carey, 41, bizarrely posted a photo of herself posing beside an ailing Nick Cannon, 31, in his hospital bed

Mariah Carey then wrote a more detailed description of his medical drama on her official website.

“This is us in the hospital – role reversal; Last year it was me attached to the machines (after having dembabies) and Nick was there with me through it, and now here we are.

“We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C.

“We’re doing OK but we’re <<straaaaaanded in Aspen>>. #DramaticDivaPlace (I know, we could be in a lot worse places) but the truth is as long as we’re together, we’re OK.

“I’m not trying to make light out of the situation because it’s a serious moment that’s very tough on all of us so please keep us and our family in your prayers. LYM.”

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have been spending the Christmas and New Year period in Aspen with their twins Moroccan and Monroe.

Nick Cannon’s hospitalization perhaps explains why the couple haven’t been photographed out and about in Aspen since New Year’s Eve.