Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here ’s What the Science Says
Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of aspirin, as well as which conditions it may treat and those it doesn’t appear to improve. (If you are taking aspirin for any reason other than for periodic pain relief, it’s best to consult with your doctor to confirm whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your particular case.) How aspirin affe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Medherant touts results for ibuprofen transdermal patch
Medherant said today that it successfully finished two Phase I studies with its ibuprofen transdermal drug-delivery patch. According to the UK-based company, the Tepi patch was well tolerated by the participants of a skin irritation study. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Medherant touts results for ibuprofen transdermal patch appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals medherant Source Type: news

Strep Throat Could Trigger Debilitating Mental Illness In Kids
HOLLISTON (CBS) – Just about every kid comes down with strep throat at one time or another, but what many parents don’t realize is that common ailment could trigger a debilitating mental illness. That’s what happened to 18-year-old Patrick Dillon of Holliston. When he was in elementary school he suddenly developed severe obsessive-compulsive disorder and became paranoid. Patrick Dillon. (WBZ-TV) “He couldn’t be in the same room with his sisters,” his mother, Heather recalled. “My sister Susie especially. I wouldn’t go near her. I thought she was like, toxic,” Patrick to...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall IVIG OCD PANDAS Source Type: news

Do legal cannabis products really work as well as over-the-counter Ibuprofen?
It comes after Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that from next month ‘specialist’ doctors — such as neurologists — will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence mounts linking aspirin to lower risk of ovarian cancer
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) A new study found that women who reported taking a low-dose aspirin every day had a 23 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer compared to nonaspirin users. The research also found that women who were heavy users of nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve), over a long period of time had a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen's Effects Found in Offspring of Exposed Mosquitoes
Results of a study suggest that toxicologists should look further than exposed individuals for contaminant effects. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Ibuprofen found to raise blood pressure in people with arthritis and cardiovascular issues
(Natural News) According to a study, “ibuprofen is associated with increased blood pressure and hypertension” compared to celecoxib given to patients who had osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The results from the PRECISION-ABPM (Prospective Randomized Evaluation of Celecoxib Integrated Safety versus Ibuprofen or Naproxen Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement) study revealed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraine: Get relief for throbbing head pain by taking this supplement
MIGRAINE is a severe headache which is often described as a throbbing pain on one side of the head. Drinking plenty of water and taking paracetamol or ibuprofen are recommended for banishing a headache, but taking supplements could also be the answer for fast relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen & rsquo;s Effects Found in Offspring of Exposed Mosquitoes
(Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 17, 2018 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to take ibuprofen while breastfeeding?
Many doctors recommend that women avoid taking ibuprofen when they are pregnant, so people may wonder if this drug is safe to take while breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the safety, risks, and considerations of taking ibuprofen while breastfeeding. We also discuss other pain relievers and natural treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Pfizer Recalls a Type of Children's Advil
Title: Pfizer Recalls a Type of Children's AdvilCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Drug Recalls: Accord Hydrochlorothiazide and Children's Advil Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored
Label Mix-up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds One lot of high blood pressure medication is being recalled after a labeling mix-up, Accord Healthcare Inc. says. The recall is for 100-count bottles of hydrochlorothiazide tablets USP, 12.5... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pfizer Recalls a Type of Children's Liquid Advil
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 -- One lot of 4-ounce bottles of Children's Advil Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored is being recalled because a packaging problem could lead to an overdose, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare says. The dosage cup is marked in teaspoons... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children ’ s Advil Recalled Over Dosage Cup Labeling Children ’ s Advil Recalled Over Dosage Cup Labeling
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is recalling Children ’ s Advil Suspension in bubble gum flavor because of a potential for overdose.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Bubble gum-flavored drinkable Advil recalled over confusing labels  
Pfizer has issued a voluntary recall across the US after receiving complaints that the dosing instructions use milliliters and the dosing cup uses teaspoons - a mix-up that could cause overdoses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bubble gum-flavored children's Advil recalled
Pfizer has issued a recall for one lot of bubble gum-flavored children's Advil due to overdose concerns. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer, Inc. Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of One Lot Of Children ’ s Advil ® Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored 4 FL OZ Bottle
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a division of Pfizer Inc., is voluntarily recalling one lot of Children ’ s Advil ® Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored 4 FL OZ Bottle because of customer complaints that the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters (mL). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Morning Break: Children's Advil Recall; Novel Antibiotic OK'd; Canine Brain Cancer Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 28, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Recall Alert: Children ’s Advil Recalled Due To Overdose Concerns
NEW YORK (CBS Local) – A specific type of Children’s Advil Suspension Bubble Gum flavor is being recalled due to incorrect dosage cup markings. Pfizer Consumer Healthcare issued the voluntary recall on the four-ounce bottles because the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons, while the instructions on the label are described in milliliters. Pfizer says the wrong markings could potentially cause on overdose. The specific lot being recalled is: Product Name: Children’s Advil Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored 4fl oz. Bottle GTIN #: 3-0573-0207-30-0 Lot #: R51129 Expir...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Advil children's medication Local TV Recall Source Type: news

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