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Findings after a recent study has revealed that the quantity of salt contained in some painkillers is dangerous to health and can cause cardiovascular ailments like Hypertension and stroke.

Anagelsics or painkiller is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain. …

A report released on, has laid bare, evidences that a complete dose of painkillers like paracetamol and Panadol Extra contains more quantity of salt than advised by government and health experts.

The statement reads in part concerning most of the usual pain relief medications.

“A daily dose of many of these could see us unwittingly exceed the maximum 6g of salt a day target.

The report, citing examples of some anagelsic drugs that are to high in salt for a healthy consumption says:

“Panadol extra soluble tablets contain the equivalent of 1.2g of salt per tablet. The maximum daily dose of eight tablets would be the same as consuming 9.6g of salt.

“Beechams Cold Relief orange flavour effervescent tablets contain the sodium equivalent of 2.1g of salt per dose (two tablets) meaning a daily dose of eight tablets would equate of 8.4g of salt.

“One tablet of Berocca, the soluble vitamin contains the equivalent of 0.65g salt, more than a packet of ready salted crisps.

These figures according to the release, “don’t even consider the salt you would also consume through food during the day.

It however added that there are some reliefs with “very little” amount of salt.

“Not all soluble and effervescent medications contain sodium, for example soluble aspirin contains very little.

“If you’re worried, look for the amounts of sodium chloride or sodium bicarbonate on your medicine’s label and check with your pharmacist about whether it’s worth switching to a lower sodium variety.”


Mr. Seyi

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