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Published on Apr 12, 2007 by Edgar Snyder

Aspirin and Ibuprofen Can Be A Deadly Mix

Aspirin and Ibuprofen

According to a new study, heart patients who take aspirin and also treat their arthritis with ibuprofen are nine times more likely to suffer a heart attack. People taking both of these medications should be very careful when combining the two.

The reason aspirin and ibuprofen are a dangerous mix is the painkiller inhibits the blood-thinning effects of aspirin that is supposed to benefit those patients at a high risk of heart disease or a heart attack. Ibuprofen has an extremely greater risk of major cardiovascular events including heart attacks than naproxen and other cox-2 inhibitors.

The study included 18,523 patients over the age of 50 with osteoarthritis. This is the first trial to ever show a risk between ibuprofen and aspirin. Doctors are advised not to treat high-risk heart patients with ibuprofen for pain while taking aspirin.

Please note: All of our lawyers are licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. We also have lawyers licensed to practice in Ohio and West Virginia, and we associate with experienced attorneys in other states. In addition, all drug-related litigation may involve co-counsel.

Source: “Heart Patients Face Risks from Ibuprofen.” The Pittsburgh Channel. April 6, 2007.
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