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Ibuprofen Blocks Aspirin’s Ability To Protect Against Heart Attacks; Common Arthritis Drugs Can Stop Aspirin From Thinning The Blood

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December 20, 2001
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The ibuprofen that you take to ease arthritis pain can counteract the aspirin that you take to protect your heart, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The researchers studied how aspirin, taken to prevent second heart attacks, interacts with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a group of drugs that includes ibuprofen, commonly taken to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

(Philadelphia, PA) – The ibuprofen that you take to ease arthritis pain can counteract the aspirin that you take to protect your heart, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The researchers studied how aspirin, taken to prevent second heart attacks, interacts with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a group of drugs that includes ibuprofen, commonly taken to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Their findings are published in the December 20th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.


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University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. "Ibuprofen Blocks Aspirin’s Ability To Protect Against Heart Attacks; Common Arthritis Drugs Can Stop Aspirin From Thinning The Blood." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 December 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011220081520.htm>.
University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. (2001, December 20). Ibuprofen Blocks Aspirin’s Ability To Protect Against Heart Attacks; Common Arthritis Drugs Can Stop Aspirin From Thinning The Blood. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011220081520.htm
University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. "Ibuprofen Blocks Aspirin’s Ability To Protect Against Heart Attacks; Common Arthritis Drugs Can Stop Aspirin From Thinning The Blood." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011220081520.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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