It is a fact that numerous Americans often use Ibuprofen (its trade name is Advil) to relieve their headache or pain in the back. Even though these pills seem to soothe the pain quickly, their side-effects are really concerning.
The status of these over-the-counter pills is rather misleading, but the real truth is that their effects are numerous, including severe heart damage.
Eight years ago, even the FDA issued a warning about Ibuprofen, claiming that it seriously raises the risks of stroke and heart attacks. Last year, they decided to strengthen the warning. After reviewing the drug, they stated the following:
- Ibuprofen significantly raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes, even after short term use.
- The longer the drug is used, the higher the risk would be.
- It is a fact that these risks are higher in the case of an existing heart condition, you do not need to have heart issues to be exposed to this threat.
Additionally, the risk is much higher for people older than 40, and the chances for these people to develop heart problems are extremely high.
The FDA raises a red flag when it comes to these harmful pills.
The biggest problem about all this is the fact that people assume over-the-counter drugs like Ibuprofen, and acetaminophen, to be completely harmless.