We are used to taking drugs even without a doctor’s prescription. We have a headache and we take an analgesic, we have a fever and we take an antipyretic. But are we sure that by doing so we are not taking risks?
In this article we will see that the prolonged and frequent intake of particular drugs, which we have all taken once in our life, is counterproductive. We recommend that you always contact your doctor with any questions and always read the package leaflet.
We pay attention to the active ingredients contained in these drugs
Ibuprofen is the active ingredient contained in many anti-inflammatory medicines and is used for rheumatic diseases, headaches and menstrual pains. Diclofenac is present in analgesics against muscle tears and joint pain.
These are over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and pain relieving drugs (NSAIDs), also sold without a doctor’s prescription.
Beware of taking these famous over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs you could risk heart attack
As the Italian Medicines Agency claims, citing an article published in The Lancet, we should not abuse drugs, even more so without a doctor’s prescription. The agency, in fact, says that we should be careful taking these famous anti-inflammatory drugs over the counter could risk a heart attack. Prolonged and constant use not indifferently weakens the vascular endothelium in such a way as to be less able to dilate. Furthermore, this makes it possible for blood vessels and arteries to be blocked by accumulations of fat in other arteries, thus risking heart attack and ischemic stroke.
It is recommended to be very careful with the continued intake of these drugs. It is true that even people in excellent health are at risk but obviously hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases have a certain weight.
Although not expressly indicated, ketoprofen is also an NSAID. You have to be very careful to take this drug because, in addition to the fact that its prolonged intake could cause a heart attack, it is not suitable for people with gastrointestinal problems. Especially in the case of an ulcer as it could cause gastrointestinal bleeding.
We can buy the drugs mentioned above but do not overdo it with the intake. We recommend that you also ask your pharmacist who will be able to advise you which drug to take. But above all we read the package leaflet which will indicate the right doses. However, let’s talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Few people know that this very common drug can help in the case of a stroke.
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