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Actress Opeyemi Aiyeola Narrowly Escapes Death Due to Self Diagnosis and Medication

Opeyemi Aiyeola has sent out a PSA to fans and social media followers after narrowly escaping death.

The actress who is still on her hospital bed, recounted her experience with self diagnosis and self medication that almost cost her her life.

In a video she posted on Instagram, Aiyeola noted that she had taken ill while on a movie location and judged herself to have been stricken with malaria.

She proceeded to get malaria medication over the counter and did not bother to check for any side effects of the drugs usually contained in the accompanying leaflet.

On the second day of starting the medication, she drove all the way from Ogun State to Ikorodu, where her latest movie project was shooting with her assistant in the car.

Unknown to her, the side effects of the medication included, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, etc.

On getting to the location, she passed out on the toilet floor after excusing herself to use the convenience and a second time afterwards.

She was rushed to the hospital and passed out there as well. Upon investigation, it was discovered that this was a result of the side effect of her self-prescribed medication and she didn’t even have malaria fever at all but traces of typhoid.

She advised folks against the danger if self diagnosis and self medication and also to pay careful attention to side effects of drugs seeing as she endangered her life and the life of other road users by driving under the influence of a malaria medication.

 

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