English equivalent: The remedy is often worse than the disease; Burn not your house to rid it off the mouse.
Meaning: The effect of a treatment or bodily enhancement – whether pharmaceutical or not, whether a household remedy or professional-ordained – is often worse than what it was intended to cure or alleviate.
Autor, D. V (2003). Anthology of quotes and proverbs (English-Tamil) (Reimpresa ed.). Sura Books. p. 132. ISBN 8174784217.