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.
According to nzhearld.com.nz:
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.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.