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Advil Heart Attack
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
Is taking occasional Advil 400mg a risk for heart attack and stroke? That is the only crud I use for pain.
NSAIDs: Like advil or aleve or celebrex, etc can cause platelet aggregation and have despite low, the propensity to cause heart attack or stroke. Who are at more risk are the ones who need Aspirin for protection who have preexisting risk. These medicines counteract the protective effect of aspirin. Tylenol does not belong to this class. ...Read more
Severe pain in back. Some pain and tightness in chest and shoulder pain. Took Advil and pain has subsided. Could this be a heart attack??
Maybe not: If the advil improved your pain it is most likely some sort of inflammation or muscles or bone contusion. Unlikely advil would improve pain from a heart attack. Also your age of 33 and a female would make it highly unlikely that you are having a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take Advil for period cramps, but have read reports of OTC NSAIDS raising risk of heart attack/stroke even in small doses. Any safer options?
Many options: You could schedule a visit with an Obgyn and discuss all the options for painful periods. You could consider birth control pills, patch, Nuvaring, Mirena IUD, Depoprovera, Lysteda. If you are doing having children you could consider an endometrial ablation or other surgical options. ...Read more
FDA recently stated non-aspirin NSAID can increase risk of heart attack and stroke. As a user of Advil, I take 400mg a few times a week or less for headache, some weeks not at all. Should I worry?
NSAIDS: NSAIDS are associated with such side effects. In your case, you are young and NSAIDs may not cause heart attack or stroke at this stage. People with underlying atherosclerosis and with plaque formation in their arteries are at higher risk. If you can avoid, that is preferable as Routine use of NSAIDS may contribute to gastritis, peptic ulcer, kidney damage etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take a heart attack or stroke from taking 2 advils a day 3-5 days per week for my tension headaches?
Does ibuprofen make you clot more? Asking because the news says it can cause heart attack and stroke.
Have multiple heart attacks in family history. Taking 25mg atenonlol & 81 mg baby aspirin nightly. Can i also take Advil or ibuprofen for headaches?
Yes: All anti-inflammatory medications increase risk for a cardiovascular event (mi, stroke, death). These risk seems to be associated with higher doses. So it's best if you take the lowest possible dose for a short duration. The other concern with nsaids and Aspirin is increase risk for GI bleed. If you have risk factor for this you have to be cautious and may want to take some zantac with it. ...Read more
Went to ER lastnight thought I was having heart attack but tests came back good so they said I have costalchondritis what is this?
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