FDA Increases Level Of Warning For Adults Taking Ibuprofen, Here's Why...

Published Published June 8th, 2018

This is so serious that both the FDA and The British Medical Journal have now come out to warn as many people as possible.

If you’re over the age of 40, doctors along with the FDA have a new medical warning. They are recommending you no longer take Ibuprofen. Considering Ibuprofen is one of the most popular pain relievers ever, it’s something that will affect most adults.

For a long time it was thought the drug posed little risks compared to its benefits, but this has now changed. Doctors believe the risks now outweighs the benefits for those over the age for 40. The main risk is Ibuprofen may significantly increase the risk of getting heart disease.

Here’s what the FDA said in a warning they issued:

“This risk increases the longer one continues to use ibuprofen. You do not need to have an existing heart condition to be at risk, although such a condition does increase your chances. These risks make ibuprofen especially dangerous to individuals over 40 – the age at which one's risk of heart disease begins to skyrocket”.

In addition to the FDA, the British Medical Journal is also warning people about the dangers of pain relievers. They analyzed a group of almost 10 million patients and came to a very scary conclusion. Ibuprofen may increase the chance of a heart attack by nearly 20%.

Most people will agree that while a headache is one of those things you’ll do almost anything to get rid of, few people will risk a heart attack to do so. This is what you risk with prolonged use of Ibuprofen if you’re over 40.

One doctor can be quoted as saying:

“The current message being sent to the public about NSAIDs is wrong. If you can buy these drugs in a convenience store then you probably think: ‘They must be safe for me.’

He continued:

“Our study adds to the evidence about the adverse cardiovascular effects of NSAIDs and confirms that they should be taken seriously and used only after consulting a healthcare professional.”

But not all hope is lost for those who rely on Ibuprofen. One natural alternative people are turning to that seems to be working well is Turmeric. Turmeric is very closely related to ginger and it’s been documented to naturally block inflammatory cytokines and enzymes.

In layman's terms, while Ibuprofen reduces inflammation after you get it, turmeric prevents it from happening in the first place.