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What are the risks of Ibuprofen vs. naproxen ?

//What are the risks of Ibuprofen vs. naproxen ?

What are the risks of Ibuprofen vs. naproxen ?

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I’ve always used ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) in the past, but I’m reconsidering this based on the recent finding.

High doses of naproxen (Aleve) are not associated with increased cardiovascular risk (good news), while other non-steroidal antiflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen and diclofenac caused an average of three extra major vascular events each year for every 1,000 patients treated.

Both ibuprofen and naproxen still do increase the risk of GI bleeding about 3 fold compared to placebo.

By |2016-11-05T04:26:04+00:00February 10th, 2014|Pain relievers|0 Comments

About the Author:

Norm Robillard received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst studying Bacillus anthracis and other Bacillus species. His post-doctoral training at Tufts University focused on antibiotic resistance and gene transfer between the gut microbes Bacteroides fragilis and E. coli. During his career in pharma / biotech, Dr. Robillard studied the genetics of antibiotic resistance, septic shock, viral illnesses and antimicrobial and antibody-based therapies prior to founding the Digestive Health Institute. Dr. Robillard is the creator of the Fast Tract Diet, author of the Fast Tract Digestion book series and publisher of the Fast Tract Diet mobile app. He was the first to propose excess intestinal fermentation as the underlying cause of acid reflux and explained the connection between intragastric pressure from gas-producing bacteria in our intestines, nutritional malabsorption and the symptoms of acid reflux. His latest book series, Fast Tract Digestion provides a safe and effective dietary tool and behavioral strategy as an alternative to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), H2 blockers, IBS drugs or antibiotics for heartburn, acid reflux, GERD, laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR), IBS and other SIBO related conditions.

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