INCREASINGLY BAD REP IN THE PRESS. WHICH ONES ARE SAFE? – Jesse
It’s less about what you take and more about how much you consume. In 2005, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (Nsaids) such as naproxen and ibuprofen were required to carry labels stating that they might increase your heart attack risk. Now, labels use much sterner language. A US Food and Drug Administration analysis found that taking Nsaids regularly can increase your odds of heart issues by 10 to 50 percent. These drugs can harden arteries and elevate blood pressure, says Dr Steven Woloshin of the Dartmouth Medical School in the US. However, taking a low dose for a week is safe for a healthy guy. So if you wake up with a beast behind the eyes, pop away. But if pills are starting to replace breakfast, think twice.