When you’ve got a headache or back soreness, what do you do? If you’re like many Americans, you probably reach for a bottle of ibuprofen (trade name Advil).
It can seem like a real elixir, taking away any trace of pain in a flash.
But is it really safe?
Don’t let the over-the-counter status of ibuprofen fool you. There are some real serious risks associated with even casual use of the drug.
Of those risks, one of the most concerning is the potential for heart damage.