Taking Ibuprofen regularly could lead to heart attack risk

Ibuprofen may not be as good for you as you think.

Ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib are some of the most used drugs in America.

These non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) could have side effects when taken often.

A study published in the journal BMJ found that those taking painkillers have a higher chance of having a heart attack.

The risk could increase between 20% to 50% overall, especially for those taking 1,200mg of ibuprofen daily.

But the risk is not long-lasting. It wears off over time.

A heart attack will likely take place within the first month of taking a high dose of ibuprofen or common painkillers.

People with heart disease or related conditions are at higher risk.

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