Pick your choice. Either relieve that pounding headache or reduce your risk of having a heart attack/stroke. That may be the decision you need to make next time you decide to take a painkiller.
According to Medical News Today, a recent study found that ibuprofen (yes this includes the popular Advil and Motrin medications) increases an individual’s risk of having a stroke by three times, while other painkillers (such as Vioxx and Prexige) can double the risk of a heart attack.
Researchers examined 116,429 patients (some given a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and others receiving a placebo) in a series of 31 trials, arriving at the above results. Some NSAIDs, such as Arcoxia and Rufenal, even produced four times the risk of a fatality resulting from a heart attack/stroke, the site notes.
So the next time you set out to reduce your pain, consider the effects it may have it return and be sure to take the right medication prescribed for you.
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