PRimage News Release
Do you regularly take over the counter painkillers? Are you concerned at the latest news of a research study which suggests that regularly taking some of the most popular painkillers on the market is linked to a much greater risk of stroke and heart attack from higher blood pressure? Specialist healthcare communications company, PRimage have experience in consumer healthcare messaging, and believes this news may be rather worrying for people who take painkillers regularly – but warns that it is not sensible to change your medications without first taking medical advice.
Managing Director, Judy Viitanen, comments: “If this latest health warning puts you in a dilemma about your use of painkillers, you should discuss your concerns and health problems with your local pharmacist or GP. Local pharmacists’ play a key role in providing quality healthcare to patients – and are highly trained healthcare professionals, specialising in the safe use and effects of over the counter and prescription medicines. It’s possible to walk into any community pharmacy and ask to speak with the pharmacist without an appointment, up to 6 days a week – and most pharmacies also have quiet areas you can use in order to provide some privacy. If you frequently take OTC analgesics for pain relief, it my also be sensible to have your blood pressure checked at your next visit to the surgery.”