Data from a study published online in the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety suggest that many NSAID users exceed the daily recommended limits of such drugs. 

The research team conducted an online, 1-week diary study of 1,326 ibuprofen users. They found that 90 percent of those surveyed took over-the-counter ibuprofen during the week, and 37 percent also took non-ibuprofen NSAIDs. The researchers found that exceeding the daily limit (EDL) occurred among 11 percent of users for ibuprofen and 4 percent of users for other NSAIDs. Personal characteristics associated with EDL included male sex, ongoing pain, poor physical function, daily smoking, attitudes of "choosing my own dose" and not starting with the lowest dose, and poor knowledge of the recommended 1-time and 24-hour doses. Learn more...

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