Do you think Ibuprofen is a safe drug?

United States
February 11, 2009 9:28pm CST
I have heard of the anti inflammatory drugs in this group can cause heart attacks. Do you think Ibuprofen is one of the safer anti inflammatories or is it just as bad as the others?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
12 Feb 09
all i can tell u is about my experience w/it. i was taking quite abit of it i hurt so bad when i was working. in 2000 i had an aneurysm. they told me not to take it anymore. they didn't say it caused my problem or anything like that. i have never taken it anymore.
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• United States
12 Feb 09
They do say the longer you take it the more chance you have of causing a problem.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
13 Feb 09
thanks for the best response. if the medicine in pill form it want hurt to cut it in to. i have 2 meds i take that i have to cut in to. they have pill cutters that are handier than trying to do it yourself.
@katsalot1 (1619)
12 Feb 09
I think that it's okay as long as you have eaten something first. If you keep taking them on an empty stomach they can cause gastritus, as do any non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.
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• United States
12 Feb 09
being someone who suffers from acid refux and a bad stomach that worries me too. I wish I could find a natural anti-inflammatory.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
12 Feb 09
hello moneymommy i have taken ibuprofen's before and i cannot tell that they did any harm to me. lol or at least let's say, i hope that they didn't do any damage to my body. i take tylenol's, aspirin's or whatever that i have around the house when i have the need to take something. this afternoon i was feeling like i was getting sick with a cold or sinus headache is guess that it was so i took myself two iburpfen's. lol they helped out also, i have been feeling better now as the night as went by. take care and have a beautiful evening.
• United States
12 Feb 09
I hope there safe because I really need one. I usually take Tylenol but I supposed to take anti inflammatories.