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Old 08-03-2013, 14:54   #1
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The FDA's Dilemma About Ibuprofen And Cardiovascular Risk - Forbes

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That's interesting, and scarry for people who take high doses of Ibuprofen for extended periods of time (the research showed that of these people, 3 out of 1,000 could develop CVD, and one of the three would have a fatal heart attack.)

I guess I'm glad that I'm somewhat allergic to it and can only take one tablet at a time - with several days inbetween. Actually, I rarely take it - only if I'm aching and want help going to sleep.

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That's interesting, and scarry for people who take high doses of Ibuprofen for extended periods of time (the research showed that of these people, 3 out of 1,000 could develop CVD, and one of the three would have a fatal heart attack.)

I guess I'm glad that I'm somewhat allergic to it and can only take one tablet at a time - with several days inbetween. Actually, I rarely take it - only if I'm aching and want help going to sleep.
How many out of 1,000 of the general population will go on to have CVD or a heart attack?

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Ibuprufen falls under the class of drugs known as NSAID (non steroid aniti inflammatory drugs). These drugs destroy the protective mucus lining in the stomach & cause stomach upsets. The lining is supposed to protect the stomach from getting digested by the proteases. So CVD apart, these drugs should be used with caution.

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I just can't win! I am not supposed to take Tylenol due to my liver and now ibuprofen is off the list as well? Asprin never seems to work... but maybe that's the safest bet now.

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I just can't win! I am not supposed to take Tylenol due to my liver and now ibuprofen is off the list as well? Asprin never seems to work... but maybe that's the safest bet now.
Daytona ,I know what you mean.I have came to the conclusion there is no safe drug out there. If I have to take something I get off it as fast as I can.Exercise is the best medicine,even if it hurts.

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I actually considered the politics of this -- Vioxx was removed from the market for the SAME risk level ... so what is REALLY going on, behind the scenes?

No, 3 in 1000 is not a huge risk -- isn't it about the same as going "Statin-free?" (I do not have those numbers handy -- does anyone know?) -- and the general risk of heart attack in a lifetime, is like, 50%? Perspective is everything! I wonder what Forbes' motive was in publishing this, too, without providing that perspective?

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