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Can heart attack symptoms be relieved by advil (ibuprofen)?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) is unlikely to relieve the symptoms of a real myocardial infarction.
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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Not recommended: The effect of pain medicines vary from person to person. There are those who claim all their pain can go away with advil (ibuprofen). Unfortunately, nsaids like advil (ibuprofen) cause the surfaces of platelets to stick or reverse the effect of Aspirin which is used to prevent the sticking process to prevent asthma or stroke. So if heart attack is suspected or the risk is present, avoid advil (ibuprofen) if at all possible.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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