From an annoying back ache to a sprained ankle -- our daily lives throw a number of painful challenges our way. The only way to carry on is to pop a painkiller and rush out the door. But have you ever imagined what effect those innocuous-looking little pill has on your body? According to the American Gastroenterological Association more than 103000 people are hospitalised every year for side effects from common painkillers. Painkillers are divided into - 1. OTC (over the counter) painkillers: These are the ones which you can buy without a prescription. These include paracetamol ibuprofen etc. 2.