Taking Unsafe Doses of Ibuprofen…

27 Apr

is very common, reports Daniel W. Kaufman, ScD. About 15% of adults who use the medication, primary over-the-counter, take too much. either at one time or over 24 hours on a weekly basis. That can lead to stomach bleeding and kidney problems.

Mistakes: Taking two pills when a single pill delivers the standard 200mg dose or taking several medications that all contain ibuprofen, or believing it is safe to choose your own dose. It’s not.

Source: Bottom Line Personal April 2018 Daniel W. Kaufman, ScD, is an epidemiologist at Slone Epidemiology Center of Boston University, Massachusetts, and lead author of a study of 1,326 ibuprofen users, published in Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety.

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