Study: Ibuprofen Can Induce SHOCKING Symptoms In Your Body

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Nov 15, 2016 10:50 AM EST

Long term use of Ibuprofen can increase risks of heart attack or stroke, a study reveals. The risk increases if a patient is already suffering from heart conditions.

 TIME reports that ibuprofen is also found to be causing intestinal or stomach bleeding particularly in older adults but higher are the heart attack risks!

The popular prescription and over-the-counter drug ibuprofen is commonly known as anti-inflammation. It relieves short term pains like toothache, backache, headache etc; it reduces inflammation caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, for example.

Ibuprofen is from the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The effect of these drugs to the stomach and intestines is kinder and more lenient. But currently it is discovered that these kind-to-stomach drugs, are not so to the heart!

The heart issues have led FDA to ask Pfizer to pay for further studies. This step is taken to ensure better health condition of citizens.

When and How to take Ibuprofen?

Specialists on Drugs warn the people to not to take ibuprofen without the prescription of a doctor. In the following health conditions, a patient must ask his doctor or pharmacist for the safety of ibuprofen intake:

  • Liver or Kidney disease.
  • Fluid retention.
  • a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding;
  • A history of heart attack, clot or stroke.
  • Heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.
  • Smoking habit
  • A connective tissue disease or Lupus

Experts also warn people from over-dosing of ibuprofen. Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers should not take ibuprofen without a doctor's prescription because it can harm the baby.

Kids under the age of 2 years should never be given ibuprofen.

 The outcome of the study shows that opposite to what doctors and health experts expected, celecoxib does not contain higher risks of heart attack or stroke than naproxen or ibuprofen.

The study's lead author, Dr. Steven Nissen, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic says, "I would never have guessed these results."

Naproxen and ibuprofen are covered as first line treatments by insurance companies because of their effective pain relieving ability. But, the current study shows that celecoxib is safer for heart!

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