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Can i take 1 advil occassionally for oain if i have a hiatory of heart problems

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

I am 88 years old with no family history or geart problems my health is generally good for my age.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have had a slight stroke. Have osteoporosis and a knee that is ready for surgery but i am not having it.

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Advil is only contraindicated in people who have had stomach bleeding such as ulcers or heartburn, problems or serious side effects from taking Advil or ibuprofen or similar NSAID, high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, or asthma, or if you are taking a diuretic. if you do not have any of these conditions then you can take Advil or ibuprofen. If you have heart disease, naproxen is a better choice. It is associated with less cardiovascular complications.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok thank you since i mentioned i had heart disease, your answer is unacceptable.

If you have heart disease, naproxen is a better choice. It is associated with less cardiovascular complications.

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What type of heart problems?

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Had a small blood clot in artery which was remed did not need a
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Stent

Have you ever been told you have coronary artery disease?

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In general, patients with heart disease or risk factors for it have a greater likelihood of heart attack or stroke following NSAID use than patients without these risk factors because they have a higher risk at baseline. The FDA advises avoiding NSAID therapy if you have coronary artery disease. In addition, there is an increased risk of heart failure with NSAID use which is more prominent in elderly individuals. The rest are much greater with higher doses. Overall, the recommendations are to use Tylenol instead of ibuprofen or Advil which is what I recommend.

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