Wake up to the dangers of painkillers.
People react differently to medication. The strong painkillers you’ve taken to reduce your pain could also cause you to suffocate due to opioid overdose.
Last year, more people died from opioids than car accidents. 1
Opioid overdose is a risk for anyone taking prescription painkillers. That’s because the sedative effect of painkillers can hinder the body’s natural instinct to breathe, which can lead to cardiac arrest, brain damage, or death.2 This often occurs during sleeping hours at night, so you might not be aware it’s happening. If you have a bad reaction to opioids while asleep, there’s a chance you might never wake up.Am I at Risk?
- 1 ”Odds of Dying - Data Details.” National Safety Council; Injury Facts, 4 Mar. 2021,
- 2 Prescription Opioid Data. CDC Injury Center. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.