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Advil and Alleve No Safer?

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:13 PM by Dr. Greathouse

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Such as Advil and Alleve May Not Be Any Safer Than Cox-2 Inhibitor Drugs like Vioxx and Celebrex.
An editorial in the October 31, 2006 issue of the journal Rheumatology reports that, “The current evidence strongly suggests that the risk for cardiovascular events to be similar for both non-selective NSAIDs and COX 2 inhibitors. The potential size of the problem is substantial. Physicians should reconsider their prescription of non-selective NSAIDs in line with those advocated by the FDA.”

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Such as Advil and Alleve May Not Be Any Safer Than Cox-2 Inhibitor Drugs like Vioxx and Celebrex.An editorial in the October 31, 2006 issue of the journal Rheumatology reports that, “The current evidence strongly suggests that the risk for cardiovascular events to be similar for both non-selective NSAIDs and COX 2 inhibitors. The potential size of the problem is substantial. Physicians should reconsider their prescription of non-selective NSAIDs in line with those advocated by the FDA.”

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