Over the counter can be really dangerous for our health. Painkillers are one of the most used over the counter medicines by a number of people. Whenever people have any kind of pain or aches, all they do is that they go to their nearest chemist shop in order to buy a painkiller which can relieve their pain.
Doctors keep suggesting patients not to take any over the counter medicines as it can have a lot of side effects on their health. When a doctor recommends any medicine, he considers your age, gender, case history and other effects of that ailment on your health. On the other hand, when you take over the counter medicine all the chemist does is to give you a medicine which can give you momentary relief.
If a person has a stomach ache, there can be many reasons behind it like hunger, problem in their large intestine, infection, food poisoning and so on. In all these conditions, the medicine would be different but chemist usually gives a painkiller.
When people get relieved immediately after taking an over the counter medicine, they start feeling that it is better than medicine given by doctor which takes time in recovery. The fact is that, medicines that people get from chemist have a lot of bad effects and side effects on the health of a person. In the long run, these medicines can result in some serious condition of heart or lung as well.
Thus, if you face any health problem, go to your doctor rather than taking over the counter medicine to make sure that you do not risk your health. After all, health is important!