Is THIS the end of popping painkillers? Scientists develop an injection that minimises aspirin's side effects by gradually releasing the painkiller over a month

Mail Online | 10/12/2017 | Alexandra Thompson Health Reporter For Mailonline
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Scientists have developed an injection that could see the end of popping painkillers.

The jab, which contains aspirin, releases eight per cent of the drug in the first week, 13 per cent in the second and 20 per cent by week four, new research reveals.

Aspirin - Sweetener - Xylitol - Bond - Time

It works by combining aspirin with the sweetener xylitol, which form a bond that is slowly broken down over time, resulting in the drug being gradually released into the bloodstream, a study found.

Previous research demonstrates the painkiller's gradual release eases its side effects, such as nausea, abdominal pain and drowsiness.

Study - Author - Kaushik - Chatterjee - Institute

Study author Kaushik Chatterjee, from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, said: 'Unlike pills that release all the drug at the same time, this would allow the molecule to circulate longer and have a more prolonged effect.'

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