Medical News Today: Is it safe to mix aspirin and ibuprofen?
Aspirin and ibuprofen are from the same family of drugs called NSAIDs. People should usually not take the two together. In this article, we discuss how to stay safe when taking aspirin and ibuprofen, what to do if you have taken both together by accident, and alternative medications that do not interact with NSAIDs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Ibuprofen increases the risk of cardiac arrest by 30% why do people still believe that NSAIDs are safe?
(Natural News) One of the biggest mistakes many of us make when it comes to our healthcare choices is to divide the pharmacy into two sections in our minds: the over-the-counter, no limits, “safe” section; and the behind-the-counter, must have a prescription, “dangerous” section. It is very easy to conclude that not needing a prescription... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protease inhibitors may increase risk of death in people with HIV and heart failure
Ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitors associated with doubled risk of hospital readmission and cardiovascular death Related items fromOnMedica Stroke rate higher in HIV patients £30 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs Too few women take part in many CVD clinical trials (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fifteen percent of NSAID users exceed daily limits, risking serious side effects, according to research
(Natural News) Researchers discovered that 15 percent of adults who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – such as ibuprofen and others – went beyond the recommended dosage in a one-week period. The study, published in the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, studied whether it was common for people to surpass their daily limit of NSAIDs, as well as to distinguish... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Systematic science review finds that ibuprofen is no better than placebo in treating back pain
(Natural News) It’s a familiar scene in TV commercials: A person, who is clearly suffering, pops an over-the-counter pain medication and like magic, they can suddenly return to their favorite activities as if nothing had ever happened, the expression of relief on their face palpable. But what if that feeling was actually all in their head?... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma gets approval to manufacture pain reliever Ibuprofen
"The company has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to manufacture Ibuprofen capsules OTC, 200 mg," Pharma said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

7 Natural painkillers that are better than ibuprofen
(Natural News) One of the most famous lines from cult-classic, The Princess Bride, says, “life is pain. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something.” Drug companies are a perfect example of this – but their tactics focus more on emphasizing that toxic chemicals and synthetic remedies are the only way to relieve discomfort. After all,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OTC pain meds mess with your head: Study suggests that as they suppress physical pain, they also suppress empathy and emotional pain
(Natural News) There is growing evidence that over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines have adverse effects on the brain. OTC pain medicines, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, could affect the mind of its users, according to a review of studies published in the journal Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The study was carried out... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BASF shuts ibuprofen production at U.S. plant due to technical problem
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German chemicals group BASF has shut down production of ibuprofen at its plant in Bishop, Texas because of a technical problem, a spokesman for BASF said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ibuprofen damages fertility: Girls exposed to it in the womb found to have HALF the number of egg cells in their ovaries
(Natural News) Women are advised not to take ibuprofen during the first six months of pregnancy. Doing so increases the risk of their unborn daughters having fertility problems later on, warn gynecologists. In a new study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Edinburgh, the pain relief medicine is described as being... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking NSAIDs Around Conception May Increase Risk Of Early Miscarriage
BOSTON (CBS) – A popular group of over-the-counter pain relievers could increase your risk of miscarriage even before you get pregnant. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) include ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, and Aleve. They are medications that millions of people take every day for aches and pains and fever. A new study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology looked at more than a thousand pregnant women and found that those who took NSAIDs around the time of conception were at a four-fold higher risk of having a miscarriage in the first eight weeks of pregnancy. These drugs inhibit the producti...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV NSAIDs Source Type: news

Taking OTC pain meds right after exercise is a bad idea, here's why
(Natural News) What do you do when you feel sore after your workout? If you drink over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen, to relieve the pain, you could be trading short-term relief for long-term organ damage. A study by researchers from Stanford University (Stanford) found that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can lead to kidney... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you keep getting cystitis, how to treat it successfully
Women's health experts Nina Brochmann and Ellen St økken Dahl explain why cranberry juice is futile and Ibuprofen may slow recovery, and what you can do to prevent it or ease the pain of cystitis (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What are NSAIDs?
When searching for over-the-counter pain relief, you've probably taken an NSAID medication, such as ibuprofen or naproxen. But what kind of pain does an NSAID treat best and are there risks of side effects? Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. https://youtu.be/GyNKywndRuU Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Millions of women are wrongly told to take ibuprofen for cystitis
Researchers at the University of Oslo studied 383 women and found those who take ibuprofen to relieve UTI symptoms have worse outcomes than women given antibiotics by their doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of women are wrongly told to take ibuprofen for misery of cystitis, but it makes it WORSE
Researchers at the University of Oslo studied 383 women and found those who take ibuprofen to relieve UTI symptoms have worse outcomes than women given antibiotics by their doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Randomized trial finds ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for UTIs
(PLOS) Ibuprofen, given instead of antibiotics to women with uncomplicated urinary tract infection (cystitis), leads to longer duration of symptoms and more serious adverse events related to the spread of the primary infection, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine by Ingvild Vik and colleagues from the University of Oslo, Norway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ask Well: If Fever Helps Fight Infection, Should I Avoid Fever-Reducing Drugs?
The best evidence suggests that there is neither harm nor benefit to treating a fever with fever-reducing medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Fever Antibiotics Ibuprofen (Drug) Sepsis Infections Source Type: news

Non-Opioids Often Underused After Back Surgery
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- Spine and joint surgery patients aren't taking advantage of common pain relievers like Tylenol or Motrin during their recovery, researchers say. Instead, many are given opioids, such as oxycodone (OxyContin) or hydrocodone... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Better GI Safety With Celecoxib Plus Esomeprazole for Arthritis Pain Better GI Safety With Celecoxib Plus Esomeprazole for Arthritis Pain
Celecoxib has a better gastrointestinal safety profile in arthritis patients than ibuprofen or naproxen when all drugs are co-prescribed with esomeprazole, according to data from the PRECISION trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Scientists rank the most effective treatments for knee osteoarthritis
Researchers from the non-profit health system Dartmouth-Hitchcock, New England, found that cortisone injections provide the most effective short-term relief, followed by  ibuprofen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of ibuprofen and similar NSAIDs may shorten life of patients
(IOS Press) Ibuprofen, aspirin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are among the most commonly utilized medications in the United States. Primarily for treating pain, inflammation, and preventing cardiovascular disease, NSAIDs' promising anti-cancer properties have been highlighted by a growing body of data in recent years. However, a new study in the journal Kidney Cancer indicated that non-aspirin NSAID use was associated with shorter overall survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Panels Vote to Add Aspirin Warning to Naproxen Label FDA Panels Vote to Add Aspirin Warning to Naproxen Label
Two FDA panels voted to include a warning against concomitant aspirin use on the naproxen nonprescription Drug Facts label, and to make no such changes to the current ibuprofen label.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

CV Safety of Celecoxib Similar to Naproxen, Ibuprofen: FDA Panels Say CV Safety of Celecoxib Similar to Naproxen, Ibuprofen: FDA Panels Say
Two FDA panels jointly voted by a large margin that the cardiovascular safety of celecoxib is comparable to naproxen and ibuprofen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

CV Safety of Celecoxib Similar to Naproxen, Ibuprofen, FDA Panels Say CV Safety of Celecoxib Similar to Naproxen, Ibuprofen, FDA Panels Say
Two FDA panels jointly voted by a large margin that the cardiovascular safety of celecoxib is comparable to naproxen and ibuprofen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Gives Celecoxib Positive CV Safety Grade
(MedPage Today) -- Votes 15-5 that it is non-inferior to naproxen, ibuprofen (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Common Pain Relievers Beat Opioids for Dental Pain Relief
Over-the-counter drugs like Advil and Tylenol are safer and more effective than prescription opioids for easing pain following dental procedures. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Teeth and Dentistry Drug Abuse and Traffic Tylenol (Drug) Source Type: news

Advil + Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental Pain
In the study, Aminoshariae's team reviewed more than 460 published studies and found that a combination of 400 milligrams of ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) and 1,000 milligrams of acetaminophen (Tylenol) was more effective than opioid medications (for example, Vicodin, Oxycontin) for adults. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advil Plus Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental Pain
WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 -- Over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen provide better relief for dental pain than prescription opioids and are less likely to cause side effects, researchers say. " What we know is that prescribing narcotics should... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to get rid of a migraine: Sleeping in this kind of room can help an attack
A MIGRAINE is a severe headache usually described as a throbbing pain on one side of the head and can have a big effect on your day-to-day life. Drinking plenty of water and taking paracetamol or ibuprofen can help banish a headache, but how can you get rid of a migraine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Ibuprofen, acetaminophen more effective than opioids in treating dental pain
(Case Western Reserve University) Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in combination with acetaminophen are better at easing dental pain than opioids, according to new research conducted with the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women who take painkillers could be harming unborn child
A British team has discovered ibuprofen and paracetamol have an effect on cells that would later produce sperm in boys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women who take painkillers could be harming their unborn children, study finds
A British team has discovered ibuprofen and paracetamol have an effect on cells that would later produce sperm in boys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Painkillers in pregnancy may affect baby's future fertility
(University of Edinburgh) Taking painkillers during pregnancy could affect the fertility of the unborn child in later life, research suggests. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh looked at the effects of paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen on samples of human fetal testes and ovaries. Their findings add to a growing body of evidence that the medicines should be used with caution during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Back Injury, Shortness of Breath in an Older Man
In the ED the patient says the shortness of breath began the night before after he took ibuprofen for a flare of back pain. Is there a connection? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Source Type: news

Saliva Testing, Ibuprofen May Aid Alzheimer's Prevention Saliva Testing, Ibuprofen May Aid Alzheimer's Prevention
Salivary amyloid testing may provide clues to amyloid levels and the associated risk for Alzheimer's disease, and they may inform preventive strategies, possibly including the use of NSAIDs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Strides Shasun gets USFDA nod for generic Ibuprofen capsules
The generic Ibuprofen capsules, 200 mg, is meant for relieving pain and will be manufactured at the company's oral dosage facility in Bangalore. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What to D.O.: When Ibuprofen Fails, Naproxen Isn't the Answer
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: What to D.O Source Type: news

Several Effective Options for Treating Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preemies Several Effective Options for Treating Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preemies
High doses of oral ibuprofen are most effective for closure of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants, but treatment may not be necessary, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ibuprofen could stop Alzheimer's, say researchers
Researchers claim that taking the common anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen every day from the age of 55 could prevent Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Can you take ibuprofen and paracetamol together? Use this method for fast pain relief
CAN YOU take ibuprofen and paracetamol together? Both medications are used to treat pain and fever, but can taking both at the same time have a detrimental effect on a person ’s health? Dr Thornber offers his recommendation for adults and children when it comes to treating pain relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer’s: This over-the-counter painkiller could prevent onset of disease
IBUPROFEN has the power to prevent the onset of Alzheimer ’s, scientists claim. They say the cheap over-the-counter tablets dampen inflammation in the brain caused by a build up of rogue proteins that trigger memory loss and confusion. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: High-Dose Ibuprofen Tops for Closing Preemie PDA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study examined medical therapies for patent ductus arteriosus closure (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen could 'eliminate' Alzheimer's disease
Researchers from the University of British Columbia found at-risk patients may be able to avoid dementia if they take a low-dose of the painkiller from middle age for the rest of their lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New formulation of ibuprofen shows benefits in treating joint pain
A newpain relief medication that is available over the counter has been shown in a study to offer verifiable benefits in the management of joint pain.  The new lipid-ibuprofen soft capsules, which are now being sold in the UK under the name Flarin, have the potential to offer a new first-line option for the self-management of flaring joint pain, according to research. Clinically proven benefits Conducted among 462 patients across 27 primary care centres in the UK and the Netherlands, the study assessed the benefits of this new version of ibuprofen in reducing episodic knee pain flares among primary care patients....
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 26, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Canadian neuroscientists say daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer's disease
A Vancouver-based research team led by Canada's most cited neuroscientist, Dr. Patrick McGeer, has successfully carried out studies suggesting that, if started early enough, a daily regimen of the non-prescription NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) ibuprofen can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease. This means that by taking an over-the-counter medication, people can ward off a disease that, (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Canadian neuroscientists say daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer's disease
(IOS Press) A Vancouver-based research team led by Canada's most cited neuroscientist, Dr. Patrick McGeer, has successfully carried out studies suggesting that, if started early enough, a daily regimen of the non-prescription NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) ibuprofen can prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline in pole position for $20bn Pfizer unit
Rival Reckitt Benckiser falls back in the bidding for Advil maker (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news