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According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, those who take Ibuprofen in high doses for long periods of time more than double the chances of having a heart attack when compared to those who use the drug less often. The common painkiller, which is available over the counter without the necessity of a prescription, is ingested daily by millions of consumers to treat pains associated with headaches, inflammation, and arthritis.

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The study is the largest and most definitive of its kind into the effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on the heart, involving 138 trials covering 140,000 patients.

Two drugs from among the NSAIDs – ibuprofen and the prescription-only diclofenac – increased the risk of a heart attack by almost as much as the Coxib drugs, but a third drug, naproxen, did not.

This documented evidence is undoubtedly something for those who ingest Ibuprofen on a daily basis to consider. Is the pain really worth the risk? For more information on the side effects of Ibuprofen consult your doctor or you can click here to learn more about the latest study mentioned above.

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