SANDY A. FUREY, Ph.D., M.D.
To the editor: Radack and colleagues (1) have noted that administration of Ibuprofen, 400 mg three times a day for 21 days, can cause an increase in blood pressure in treated hypertensive patients. A 21-day Ibuprofen regimen in this dosage is useful regimen for chronic treatment of inflammatory conditions, but it exceeds the 10-day maximum recommended duration of use of nonprescription Ibuprofen, making their observations inapplicable to the usual nonprescription use of Ibuprofen (such as for headache or fever). Their conclusion that nonprescription Ibuprofen is unsafe based on this dosage is puzzling, because their data also show that, after 7
FUREY SA. Ibuprofen and Antihypertensive Drugs. Ann Intern Med. ;108:645. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-4-645
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(4):645.
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