Salt content in painkillers threatens human health

The salt content in painkillers threatens human health. The British Heart Foundation pointed out that this research was carried out on people who use drugs every day and emphasized that it does not mean that heart problems will be seen in those who use it occasionally.

Those who take soluble drugs have a five-fold increased risk of death from heart attack, stroke, or vascular problems, compared to those who take the same drug that does not contain salt. In addition, these patients have a seven-fold increased risk of suffering from high blood pressure-related illness compared to others.

A study conducted in England revealed that high doses of salt in water-soluble pain relievers used by millions of people threaten health. The researchers warn that some drug mixtures taken at the highest doses expose users to sodium more than the recommended dose for an adult, which can have dangerous consequences.

According to the BBC's report, the research published in the medical journal BMJ is based on test results on 1,2 million British patients. Research reveals that effervescent tablets are linked to heart attacks and strokes.

All drugs that contain at least 1 mmol (23 mg) of sodium, a salt component, must have a statement on the label that 'the product contains sodium'. In the user manuals prepared for patients, information on the amount of sodium that should be taken for those following a low sodium diet is also given.

Those who take soluble drugs have a five-fold increased risk of death from heart attack, stroke, or vascular problems, compared to those who take the same drug that does not contain salt.

In addition, these patients have a seven-fold increased risk of suffering from high blood pressure-related illness compared to others. Researchers say that the real source of the problem is this risk.

Head of the research team from the University of Dundee, Dr. "We know that high salt intake causes hypertension, and hypertension causes heart attack," said Jacob George.

'Dangerous for everyday users'

The British Heart Foundation emphasized that this research was carried out on people who use drugs every day, and emphasized that it does not mean that heart problems will be seen in those who use it occasionally.

Effervescent, that is, soluble drugs contain bicarbonate, which helps to foam and dissolve, and this substance is more often paired with sodium.

The study looked at 24 different soluble drugs, including prescription drugs such as paracetamol and aspirin.
Dr. George said that many people buy these types of drugs from pharmacies without a prescription, and that these people should be aware of the risks and that manufacturers should reduce the amount of salt in their products.

The sodium levels in the tablets vary between 3mmol and 18mmol, or one-fifth of a teaspoon.

The recommended amount of sodium for an adult in the UK is 14mmol per day. For example, if a person takes eight tablets of soluble paracetamol a day, that person consumes 148,8mmol of sodium per day. This means that daily use exceeds the recommended amount.
Dr. George points out that the danger will increase when the daily salt intake of patients from food and all other products is taken into account.

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