OK, so don't take them in high doses.
Take two aspirin instead.
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?
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.
The sky is falling.
Have no fear, in a couple of years a different bunch of "researchers" will state that Ibuprofen prevents heart attacks.
You know what? Practically everything kills you.
No food is 100% safe, no drug, no substance is without adverse circumstances in at least some obscure scenario.
Frankly, the human body doesn't work forever. And that's pretty much not going to change.
ping for later
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup was an indispensable aid to mothers and child-care workers. Containing one grain (65 mg) of morphine per fluid ounce, it effectively quieted restless infants and small children. It probably also helped mothers relax after a hard day's work. The company used various media to promote their product, including recipe books, calendars, and trade cards such as the one shown here from 1887 (A calendar is on the reverse side.).
Not trolling your thread, but I'm so sick of this endless litany of 'medical Studies'. I hear about them daily, sometimes multiple times, and they begin contradicting each other eventually. It's all white noise to me.