The potential risk of the excess use of anti-inflammatories The potential risk of the excess use of anti-inflammatories

A new study published in the European Heart Journal recommends limiting the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which has been associated with heart problems.

The danger of the sustained use of these types of anti-inflammatories in high doses has already been identified. Known as NSAIDs, these anti-inflammatories include medications such as ibuprofen, diclofenac and naproxen, are used regularly to reduce strong pain, especially muscle pain, high fevers or chronic conditions such as arthrosis. See also When do medicines expire?

While the occasional use of these medications does not pose a health risk, they can be dangerous when they are taken over long periods of time, especially for those who have or are at risk of heart disease.

Led by Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, the study found that naproxen is the safest NSAID, and it is recommended that its use should not exceed 500 mg a day. See also Why our bodies become resistant to medication?

The suggested is to find alternatives and medications such as pain relievers and to be aware of the ingredients of the drugs that you use. One of the most common mistakes is to have an overdose that is caused by the patient not knowing that the same pill can have different commercial names and can completely or partially consist of the same anti-inflammatory medicine.