Does Advil (Ibuprofen) or Aleve (Naproxen) I have been taking for a little relief of my knee, shoulder and hip pain have any negative side effects?
In a word : YES
It ‘s understandable that you’re hurting, stiff, and immobile and need some
R E L I E F!!! OTC (over the counter) pain medications are tempting because they’re easy to get and mask the pain for a short while.
However, here's the deal, the side effects they can cause are NOT as convenient or comforting.
NSAIDS, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), lead the list for drugs that cause kidney damage because of their widespread use. A new study suggests that commonly used painkillers such as Motrin, Advil and Aleve might increase your risk for heart attack, even in the first week of use. Nonprescription pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen (Aleve, others) can damage your liver, especially if taken frequently or combined with alcohol.
If you find yourself relying heavily on nonprescription pain relievers, we encourage you to explore other options that can help get you feeling better, longer without the need for so many medications.
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