Nollywood actress, Opeyemi Aiyeola has shared her near-death experience after taking self-medication.
Opeyemi Aiyeola who is currently on admission at a hospital revealed in a recent update on her Instagram page that she almost died because of self-medication as she bought some drugs from an ‘over-the-counter’ shop after feeling feverish but did not read the information on the drugs.
According to her, she assumed she had malaria so she resolved to buying herself some medication after some of her colleagues also pointed to the fact that she is experiencing symptoms of malaria.
In her narration, the actress disclosed that she passed out twice before she was finally admitted at the hospital and her close shave with death has taught her a lesson that she must not self-medicate and must read precautions and side-effects of drugs when she obtains them before taking them.
Sharing the video, she captioned;
Reading is profitable
Please save yourself and others by reading medication leaflets
Reacting to her video, actor Yemi Solade wrote;
I am GUILTY just as you are…. I recommended a particular MALARIA DRUG to you… BUT I didn’t tell you to soak and drink GARRI ooo. It’s your IJEBU DNA that pulled the trigger towards GARRI. MY OWN Oppyyyyy. I thank GOD you escaped and it’s heart-warming to see you do a video to WARN and to TUTOR us all… on the danger in NOT getting professional medical advice, counselling and prescription…. and “THAT LAZINESS” in us to read the leaflets in the drug packs. SPEEDY RECOVERY in the mighty name of GOD