pa | Don't take painkillers
along with other medicines, such as combination cold and flu medicines, which can contain the same drugs.
McPartlin has been open about his stints in rehab trying to tackle his addiction to painkillers
, which began following a knee operation in 2015.
Mr Hancock said: "Painkillers
must be treated with caution.We must act now.
This week on Loose Women, Janet Street-Porter opened up about being prescribed painkillers
after a knee operation.
According to the research led by the University Of Edinburgh, taking painkillers
during pregnancy could affect the fertility of the unborn child in later life.
The study suggests that by ensuring the individual experiences less pain early on, they can overcome the need to continue taking the painkillers
sooner than they would otherwise.
The inquest heard a post-mortem examination found he had extremely high levels of Tramadol - a very powerful prescription-only painkiller
- in his system.
The use of tramadol is restricted in Egypt, despite its international reputation as a common painkiller
, HuffPost reported.
Also, while nearly all long-term users said they used the drugs to relieve pain, 20 percent said they take painkillers
"for fun or to get high" and 20 percent said the pills help them "deal with day-to-day stress." People living in the same household as a long-term user were more likely to report that the user's painkiller
use was having a negative impact.
State variation was the greatest for oxymorphone (a specific type of painkiller
), among all prescription painkillers
Recent statistics released through the Centers for Disease Control indicate a 400% increase in deaths from prescription painkiller
overdoses among women since 1999.
Others include morphine, heroin and oxycodone, the painkiller
| OVER THE COUNTER: Most tension headaches can be stopped with a simple painkiller
, says Dr Andy Dowson, director of headache services, King's College Hospital, London.
Many cold remedies contain painkillers
so be careful if you're already taking another painkiller
If you find yourself reaching for an over the counter (OTC) painkiller
regularly, it maybe time to limit yourself.