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Adding Proton Pump Inhibitors to NSAIDs

submitted by: admin on 11/22/2019
NSAIDs cause ulcers and proton pump inhibitors help prevent them. Why not combine them? Novel thought, but how wise is this? A clinical trial was done over a 30 day period that showed that GI bleeding was substantially reduced by this combination. There are many problems with this kind of reasoning. First, most people aren't on NSAIDs for only 30 days...

Chondroitin Plus Glucosamine are Equal to Celebrex

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2016
We all have pain from time to time and we want relief as soon as possible. The problem is that relieving pain with pharmaceutical drugs has side effects that are not minor, especially in the case of NSAIDs such as Advil, Aleve, Motrin, and Celebrex. There are about 30,000 deaths annually in the US from NSAIDs  and more than 300,000 admissions to hospitals...

Congress to Relax FDA Rules on Drug Conflicts of Interest

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Congress is considering relaxing FDA rules on drug conflicts of interest. The FDA has taken the position that it is very difficult to recruit highly qualified people onto committees that determine whether or not a drug will be approved by the FDA. They say that 23% of FDA Advisory Panels have vacancies and that people who are the most knowledgeable should be...

Ibuprofen Proven To Cause Heart Attacks

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Ibuprofen has been associated with an increase incidence of heart attacks. It also causes an increase of GI bleeds and perforations, strokes, and kidney failure. Over the last 10 years there have been over 400,000 deaths and 4 million hospitalizations caused by NSAIDS.        

NSAIDs and the Heart

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  Even a few NSAIDs may be unsafe if you have heart disease. Shockingly data on 83,000 patients shows that even a week of treatment led to another heart attack or dying 45% more often if they had a prior heart attack. The percentage rose to 60% if treatment was for 30 days. There is no safe window for NSAIDs in people with a prior heart attack. There...

NSAIDs Lethal in Heart Attack Survivors

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  An article in Circulation posted in September of 2012 showed that NSAIDs after a heart attack cause a 60% increase in mortality and 40% increase in risk for heart attack. They also increase the risk for heart attack in people without a history of heart attack. It is shocking that the FDA allows them as prescription medication and even more outrageous...

NSAIDs Linked to Atrial Fibrillation

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
NSAIDs have now been linked to an increased incidence of atrial fibrillation and flutter. The association was strongest for new users. The risk is increased by 40% for COX-1 inhibitors and 70% for COX-2 inhibitors such as Celebrex. This translates to 1 in 250 taking COX-1 drugs and 1 in 140 taking Celebrex. The risk is highest for the elderly, those with rheumatoid...

Prescriptions for Health Radio Show: March 4, 2011

submitted by: admin on 04/22/2024
Hour One:  20:20 tips   "When and why to drink water" and "Let's label Genetically Modified food"Topics this hour:   Turmeric for cancer Celebrex is toxic, but may be helpful for colon cancer Insulin Potentiated Therapy with Chemo (gets rid of sugar that cancer cells like) Sugar sweetened drinks increase blood pressure and affect brain...

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