The Risks of Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Tylenol and Similar NSAID Drugs

 
I FREQUENTLY HAVE NEW PATIENTS COMING IN WHO ARE RELYING ON PRESCRIPTION OR OVER-THE-COUNTER PAIN MEDICATION TO MANAGE THEIR CONDITIONS.  BUT DO DRUG COMPANIES AND MEDICAL DOCTORS TELL YOU THE FOLLOWING FACTS...
 

After taking Ibuprofen for only 6 months, persons have three times the risk of dying from stroke, heart attack, or other heart related problems!                                                                                            (Marilyn Marchione 4/19/2005)

A “One Aspirin Per Day” therapy carries with it a  40%  increased risk of stroke!
Taking 1 Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra carries with it a  500 %  increased risk of stroke!
     (European Heart Journal 5/26/2006)       ( FDA Reverses Its Position on Daily Aspirin)

While Vioxx was taken off the market in 2004 due to it's cardiovascular risk, Voltaren (Diclofenac) which is still sold world-wide, carries with it an 50 % increased risk of heart disease even within 30 days of initial use.
(Brittish Medical Journal 7/19/2018)

  • 1 in 10,000 people will die from taking Tylenol, even at lower doses…
  • Tylenol is the most common cause of liver failure in the United States!                        (Hepatology July 2004)

After 5 years on Ibuprofen …             

  • Women are  50 %  more likely to be diagnosed with  breast cancer.  
  • Women are  80 %  more likely to develop  breast tumors  which are not sensitive to hormones estrogen or progesterone    
                                                                          (Rita Rubin 5//31/2005)                                       

Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Tylenol and similar pain killers have been linked to a marked increase in childhood birth defects which persist life-long. 
                                                                (Birth Defects Linked to Pain Killer Drugs)

Ibuprofen and certain other drugs in this category have been found to raise the risk of heart failure between 20-80%, depending on the drug being taken, and the age of the individual.                                                         (Brittish Medical Journal 9/28/2016)



The New England Journal of Medicine  (December 20, 2001;345:1801-1808) stated…

       

The lifetime total medication tolerated before reaching End-Stage Renal or Liver Failure for ...  
  •    Tylenol       =  1000 pills      (at 1/day, for 365 days, we reach this after  3 yrs)*
  •    Ibuprofen   =  5000 pills      (at 1/day, we reach this in about  13 years)*
  •    Note:   multiple tablets per day cut the above numbers in ½, 1/3, etc.

One of the most dangerous pain medications is Vicodin = Tylenol + Codeine ... because "by the time you handle the addiction you are often far along into end-stage liver disease".

A nationwide case-control study from Finland of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) - European Heart Journal, May 26, 2006 stated:

In the largest population-based observational study this far on the cardiovascular risk associated with NSAIDs, in users of of both COX-2 Inhibitors (Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra)  and conventional NSAIDS (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen [Aleve], Clinoril, Voltaren, etc.) the results showed...

  • "None of the above anti-inflammatory drugs were found to have a protective  effect against heart attacks among current users.  Instead, the increased risk of heart attacks for users of these drugs was between 35% - 50% greater"
     
  • "In the users of these anti-inflammatory drugs, the increased risk for heart attacks was "elevated regardless of the length of use." (even after 1 day's use!)
     
  • "The risk of serious upper gastrointestinal events [bleeding] is 200% - 500% greater in users of anti-inflammatory drugs compared to non-users.   Additionally, 16,500 Americans die each year from bleeding ulcers related to the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxyn."


A Harvard Medical School Study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, February 2007;167:394-399, found that NSAID usage also lead to increased risk of HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE in men they studied.  They found that taking the following medications leads to...
 

  •  Tylenol  6-7 pills/week   increased the risk of hypertension by  34%
  •  Aspirin  6-7 pills/week   increased the risk of hypertension by  26%        
  •  Tylenol  or Aspirin  7-15 pills/week   raised the risks to  52% and 32%, respectively
  •  For Other NSAIDs  6-7 pills/week   increased the risk of hypertension by  38%

**PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE DISCONTINUING ANY PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS, EVEN OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS!  FOR MORE RESOURCES ON HELPING TO CONQUER DRUG ADDICTIONS, THIS WEBSITE MAY HELP... https://addictionresource.com/
 
Now that you have a few more facts, you can speak with your doctor more intelligently about these medications.  Pain medications can truly be of great service and provide wonderful relief when used judiciously in the short-term. However, long term use has very severe consequences you probably weren't aware of.  Why not share this post with your friends or family who you know who might be currently taking too much pain medication ?  

By the way, one great alternative to pain medicaion is Chiropractic care, which is about 100 times safer than any of these non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and much more effective at providing long term relief!

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