The Pain relieving specialist give a hint: Ibuprofen, anaesthetic for pain and Christmas. Did you know that Merck’s blockbuster drug “Vioxx” probably caused more than 27,000 deaths between 1999 and 2003? I say deliberately probably.
In fact, it was the drug safety researcher David Graham who made this fact known. “Vioxx” was used to treat rheumatic diseases and pain and was withdrawn from the market in 2004. Over ten thousand lawsuits have been filed against Merck. The medical journal “The Lancet” reported that 88,000 Americans had heart attacks as a result of taking “Vioxx” and that about 38,000 died as a result of taking it. So much for a drug that is no longer available. What does this have to do with Christmas, “New Years Eve” and the “darker season”? And what exactly does this have to do with “Ibuprofen”?
Especially at Christmas time, when the days get shorter, people drink a few glasses more, the family gets together – this can put a damper on the mood. Tension in the body increases. Pain in the body increases. So you can understand why people reach for pills that suppress the pain. But ….Researchers have known for at least 6 years that “ibuprofen” offers strong evidence of having a rich arsenal of adverse effects. Known and less known ones.
Why is ibuprofen taken? Because it suppresses pain. Do you remember? Millions of people continue to take this drug every day. Appropriate warnings about adverse effects are rarely mentioned. If you are interested in the side effects that have occurred so far, you are welcome to do your own research:
Search the GreenMedinfo Ibuprofen database: https://www.greenmedinfo.com/toxic-ingredient/ibuprofen
This is a summary of the research results, reviewed by experts, on the link between the use of ibuprofen and over 30 different diseases.
Question to the Irish: What is the name of a well-known Irish painkiller that can be bought at the checkout in a supermarket, virtually in passing, or that is easily prescribed by a doctor? “Nurofen” or “Easofen”. Only 2 variants to choose from. Natural alternatives for pain in the body:
Arnica – Study from the year 2007: Arnica, applied externally, is as effective as “Ibuprofen”. Here in the relief of symptoms associated with arthritis of the wrist.
Ginger – Study from the year 2009: Ginger was as effective as “ibuprofen” for pain associated with menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhoea).
Turmeric – Study from the year 2014: Curcuma extracts (curcumin) were as effective as “ibuprofen” in relieving the symptoms of knee arthrosis.
Thyme – Study from the year 2004: A thyme extract was as effective as “ibuprofen” in relieving pain and spasms associated with menstrual pain (dysmenorrhoea).
Omega-3 fatty acids – Study from the year 2006: The supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids helped neurosurgery patients to reduce their need for medication. The results obtained, which were consistent with previous research, suggest palliative efficacy, which were at least as effective as those of “ibuprofen”.
Cinnamon – Study from the year 2015: Cinnamon was as effective as “ibuprofen” for pain associated with severe menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea).
Have your own thoughts on this. I wish you all a relaxing Christmas.