A 41-year-old male asked:

I have been taking 8 to 12 200 mg of ibuprofen a day for 20 years for back pain. what could this be doing to my body?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Witt
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Dangerous: Medications like Ibuprofen called nsaids are generally safe if used in moderation. The quantity of medication you are taking can have many i'll effects. These include stomach bleeding, heart disease, and kidney disease among other issues. See your doctor for a complete exam and possibly a referral to physical therapy. Take care and i hope you can get some relief.
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