Soluble Painkillers

Many people take their painkillers like paracetamol and aspirin in soluble form. They don’t realise that this pushes up your chance of having a stroke or heart attack by 20% compared to people who take non-soluble painkillers.

The reason is that they are high in salt. It can tip you over the recommended salt intake per day limit according to the British Medical Journal.

You would also be seven times more likely to get hypertension or high blood pressure which can lead to a stroke or a heart attack.

It’s stressed that these results are from people who take these drugs regularly rather than someone who takes the occasional aspirin or paracetamol.

It is always best to take these drugs in non-soluble form. Some tablets have up to a fifth of a spoonful of salt in them to make them effervescent. Too much salt in any form increases your blood pressure which increases your chance of a stroke or heart attack.