Ibuprofen, Naproxen, and Celecoxib are three widely used pharmaceutical drugs among people in the United States. These medicines do not require a prescription, and they are a quick answer to all kinds of pain. But recent studies suggest that these NSAIDs could have serious side effects when taken often.

According to a study published in the BMJ states that regular intake of painkillers will elevate the chances of having a #Heart Attack. The study also suggests that the #Risk of having a heart attack will increase between 20% - 50% overall among people taking 1200 mg of Ibuprofen daily. It should be noted that the risk is not long-lasting, and it will wear off over time.

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According to the researchers, a heart attack will most likely take place within one month of taking massive Ibuprofen doses. In the course of time, the chances of myocardial infarction will get reduced, but people with existing cardiac conditions will always be at higher risk even after one month of medicine intake. The study also confirmed that new NSAIDs like celecoxib are not that dangerous like ibuprofen when it comes to the trigger of a heart attack.

NSAID: Safe when used as prescribed

In typical cases, NSAIDs are considered safe if used as per directions from a qualified physician. These medicines are meant for spot pain relief, but many people are relying on them for long term use at higher doses.

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Out of the 4,46,000 individuals involved in the study, around 61,000 had a heart attack which is undoubtedly an alarming percentage.

Deepak Bhatt, a physician at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, told that the best thing users should do is to take the lowest possible dosage for the shortest period to combat its negative effects.

NSAID's trigger miscarriage and hearing loss

Several other complications are also associated with the #Regular usage of NSAIDs. Previous studies suggest that daily intake of NSAID's at higher doses will elevate the risks of miscarriage and hearing loss. These findings have compelled the Food and Drug Administration to add labels on NSAIDs explaining the risks of having it at higher doses for a prolonged period.

The popularity of NSAID's is expected to see an all-time low after the publication of this study. Earlier, many studies have proved the anti-liver reaction of these drugs. Now, with the revelation of anti-cardiac properties, these tablets may soon emerge as a nightmare for its regular users.