10 Januarie 2012 Why ibuprofen [ibufen] and other NSAIDs are not as innocent as the manufacturers wants us to believe.
Why ibuprofen [ibufen] and other NSAIDs are not as innocent as
the manufacturers wants us to believe.
I wrote in the past about this.
Unbelievable but it is over the counter available for use in children!!
[you don't have to have a heart condition to stay away from these drugs]
Conclusions NSAIDs are frequently used in patients with HF and are associated with increased risk of death and cardiovascular morbidity. Inasmuch as even commonly used NSAIDs exerted increased risk, the balance between risk and benefit requires careful consideration when any NSAID is given to patients with HF.
Increased Mortality and Cardiovascular Morbidity Associated With Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs in Chronic Heart Failure
Gunnar H. Gislason, MD, PhD; Jeppe N. Rasmussen, MD, PhD; Steen Z. Abildstrom, MD, PhD; Tina K. Schramm, MD; Morten L. Hansen, MD;Emil L. Fosbøl, MB; Rikke Sørensen, MD; Fredrik Folke, MD; Pernille Buch, MD, PhD; Niels Gadsbøll, MD, DMSc; Søren Rasmussen, MSc, PhD;Henrik E. Poulsen, MD, DMSc; Lars Køber, MD, DMSc; Mette Madsen, MSc; Christian Torp-Pedersen, MD, DMSc
Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(2):141-149.