Any sort of pain can be quite annoying. It just throws you out of gear. The continuous irritation, the bothering inflammation, a hammered type feeling completely pulls you down and literally leaves you crippled. You feel kind of good for nothing when the pain grabs you. Even doing a simple task feels like climbing a mountain at that time. It not only hurts your body but your mind also experiences an agonizing turmoil. At times, the pain becomes so unbearable it almost brings you down to tears. At such moments, painkillers come to your rescue. They not only ease your pain but also take you out of that perpetual agony you are suffering from.
Painkillers are basically analgesic medicines which helps you to get relieve from the pain for a short span of time or permanently. They are different from anesthetics which reversibly eradicate sensation, and comprises of paracetamol, the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) and drugs such as salicylates, opioid, morphine and opium. Headache, back pain, cold shoulder, chronic knee joint pain, muscle pull, tennis elbow, arthritis are some of the ailment in which painkillers come in use. The modern lifestyle of today is too much stressing and pressurizing the human body. As a result, large numbers of people are being subjected to such kind of painful ailments. Hence numbers of people are going for these medications in search of relief. Some types of pain react better to certain medicines than others. Every individual may also have a slightly different response to a pain reliever.
Today many pharmaceutical companies have their painkiller drugs in the market. With huge amount of patients’ worldwide suffering from this problem, it has no worry in terms of demand and consumption.With the growing demand for these medications the companies are pouring in these medicines in the market. The pharmaceutical industry has gained a huge amount of earnings due to the high sales rate of the pain relieving drugs. But these drugs can have side effects and become addictive too with over dosage. Nausea, Rash, Liver damage, Stomach upset, heartburn are some of the common symptoms of painkiller side effects.Increased risk of heart attack or kidney failure is there if the medicine is taken at higher doses or for longer than recommended.
In India, the painkiller drug market has also seen a quantum jump. It is expected to increase by a CAGR of 6% in constant value terms over the forecast period, to reach up to $20 billion by 2017. With nuclear families becoming the norm and the busy way of life of the urban population, customers now a days are looking for quick relief for headaches, neck pain, back pain, joint pain and other types of pain and it will continue to drive the growth of pin reliving medications over the forecast period.