Skip to comments.Ibuprofen Can Double Risk Of Heart Attack, Says Medical Study
Posted on 06/01/2006 6:35:06 PM PDT by blam
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OK, so don't take them in high doses.
Take two aspirin instead.
One might suspect that those taking these at high dose levels already have some fairly severe health issues.
I'm curious how they define 'high doses.' I didn't see it specified in the article.
I guess I better stop taking double the recommended dose of Advil (for a broken ankle) until I get the results of yesterday's Nuclear Stress Test, eh?
I only took one VIOXX a day.
I eat 8 or more Ibuprofen to take it's place.
The VIOXX worked much, much better.
At least let me die with less pain.
Well, isn't that special. I practically live on those things. I didn't want to take narcotics all the time because of that danger, so now the alternative is going to kill me. LOL So, what are we supposed to do for the pain?
They found that there were three more heart attacks per 1,000 people every year in those who did not already have heart disease but who were taking COX-2 inhibitors or NSAIDs.
Without ibuprophen many people would have no quality of life, so what's a .3 percent increase in yearly risk to someone with pain? I don't think this will deter many ibuprophen takers.
When you read the side effects on any drug, OTC or Rx, there are always risks.
Isn't it funny that they don't mention what a "high dose" is. So, I will assume that they mean taking over 400 capsules in a 24 hour period and therefore I will continue to use ibuprofen.
Without ibuprofen I'd have ceased being functional four or five years ago. I'll take my chances.
Funded by the makers of Tylenol?
(That's a joke people, a joke. lol)
Seriously, what IS a high dose? 10? 16? with beer? wine? tell me! I take them all day long. Figure my liver or kidneys will give out first. Heart attack will only finish things off.
Vioxx worked great. Then Factor Five forced me into giving it up. Now I'm stuck with Celebrex and Lyrica.
Someday they're going to come up with the perfect painkiller (besides death) that doesn't make your rational thoughts sprout purple mushrooms. Then the drug addicts will figure out some new use for it and get it banned.
There are days I feel seriously screwed.
Our results indicated that high dose ibuprofen (800 mg three times daily) and high dose diclofenac (75 mg twice daily) were each associated with an increased risk of vascular events ...That's twice the maximum warning on the label ("Do not excced 6 tablets [200 mg each] in one day") or equal to 12 maximum strength tablets a day.
The sky is falling.
Have no fear, in a couple of years a different bunch of "researchers" will state that Ibuprofen prevents heart attacks.
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