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Think Advil is safe to take long-term? Think again.

“I Pop Advil Like Candy and It’s Still Not Helping.” Whenever we hear something like this from patients, it makes us medical professionals cringe.

Advil, aka ‘Ibuprofen,' is the most dangerous drug that no one knows about. Because people have seen it advertised on TV and in print media for decades, most people assume it is safe to use with minimal long term consequences. Advil is the most common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). All NSAIDs have serious adverse effects that include stomach ulcers, kidney failure, and heart attacks. 3200 mg per day is the absolute maximum, and this should not be taken consistently.

If the recommended dosage and frequency of Advil is not helping, there are other safer alternatives the providers at Advanced Spine and Pain would be happy to discuss with you.




Advanced Spine and Pain is a leading pain management group based in Phoenix, AZ, and quickly expanding throughout the state. Offering minimally-invasive pain care services, the ASAP group consists of Arizona's top pain management specialists, including Drs. Abram Burgher, Todd Turley, Jarrett Leathem, and Jesse Hatgis.

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