Many people nowdays rely on pain killers like ibuprofen to relieve their headaches or even a back pain. Several doctors advice their adult patients to stop taking this anti inflammatory drug, because the risks exceed the benefits.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) using ibuprofen, even in a short time period, can increase the risks of a heart disease or a stroke.
The FDA said: “This risk increases the longer one continues to use ibuprofen. You do not need to have an existing heart condition at risk, although such a condition does increase your chances. These risks make ibuprofen especially dangerous to people over 40 – the age at which one’s risk of heart disease begins to skyrocket.”
The British Medical Journal shared this new information from the results of a study of almost 10 million patients. The study revealed that users who used any type of NSAID (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) in the 2 weeks preceding the study were almost 20 % more likely to be hospitalised for heart disease. The effect of heart failure is dependent on the dosage.