The potential downsides of long-term analgesic use

The Ibuprofen Risks You Need to Know

“Painkillers you can get without a prescription—like acetaminophen, as well as ibuprofen, naproxen, and other so-called non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—are generally pretty safe. That’s why they are available over the counter to relieve mild-to-moderate pain from headaches, sore muscles and achy joints.

But if they’re used more frequently, or over long periods of time, they may pose dangers to the heart, kidneys, bone and even hearing.”

… continue reading The Ibuprofen Risks You Need to Know on TIME Health, Apr 20, 2017. Image credit andrea.

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