Taking anti-inflammatory medication has no significant side effects
Long term use of anti-inflammatory drugs may cause increased risk of cardiovascular disease, various gastro-intestinal problems and even diminish the strength of ligament, tendon and bone tissues following an injury. It is, therefore, important to follow the recommendations of your physician or pharmacist. Never use anti-inflammatory medication as a preventative measure. The use of ibuprofen based medications such as “Advil” to prevent injury prior to physical activity is NOT recommended.