The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent our advertisers

Monday, February 12, 2018

Everyone is taking way too much ibuprofen

Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs take too much, increasing their risk of serious side effects like internal bleeding and heart attacks, a new study suggests.

About 15 percent of adults taking ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or other NSAIDs like aspirin, naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), meloxicam (Mobic) and diclofenac (Voltaren) exceeded the maximum recommended daily dose for these drugs, the study found.

“NSAIDs are among the most commonly used medicines in the US and worldwide,” said lead study author Dr. David Kaufman of Boston University.



Anonymous said...

Cannabis: no heart attacks, no internal bleeding, no liver damage, no deaths.

Anonymous said...

"no heart attacks" 9:24? You need to do your research. Cannabis increases the chance of both heart attacks and stroke. Now I know you people don't want to admit the truth and will lie constantly in your quest to completely legalize it but the facts speak for themselves whether you like it or not.

Anonymous said...

"Because the study was based on hospital discharge records, the findings may not be reflective of the general population. The study was also limited by the researchers’ inability to account for quantity or frequency of marijuana use, purpose of use (recreational or medical), or delivery mechanism (smoking or ingestion)."
American College of Cardiology