How many days a month do you take OTC pain relievers for headaches?
How many days a month do you take OTC pain relievers such as NSAIDs, acetaminophen, or triptan? Watch this video to learn why you should not take pain relievers too often for headaches and what can happen if you do.
[MUSIC PLAYING] Over-the-counter pain relievers could be helpful in actually treating mild or even moderate migraine attacks.
However, taking pain relieving medications too often can sometimes also cause a person to experience more frequent headaches.
These are called medication overuse headaches. And they're more common among people who experience frequent migraines.
If you're relying too much on the over-the-counter pain relievers, it may mean that you and your doctor now need to take a different approach to try
and get you the best treatment. [AUDIO LOGO]
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