Jun 3, 2016
NSAIDs and your health
NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) include ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and celecoxib. The uses of these over-the-counter drugs range from menstrual cramps to sports injury. Although it is stated on the drug facts label of these OTC drugs, many people fail to recognize that these drugs increase ones risk for stroke and heart attacks. An increase can occur in the first weeks of use. It is alarming that these drugs are FDA approved and still being sold over the counter! Meanwhile, the FDA is strengthening there warnings that NSAIDs "can cause heart attacks and strokes," why not just pull them off the shelves?
Here are some facts pulled straight from the FDA's website:
"Based on our review and the advisory committees’ recommendations, the prescription NSAID labels will be revised to reflect the following information:
There are other options when dealing with headaches, cramps, inflammation,etc. Temporarily treating one ailment with the risk of creating another is not medicine.