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RE: [at-l] Ibuprofen...

OB -
My concerns are for those people that take ibuprofen daily for 6 months on
their hike.  The warnings included with each bottle of ibuprofen discourage
this type of prolonged use.  If there was injury, okay, but people take
ibuprofen for aches and pains.  Why risk permanent injury to get rid of a
little inconvenience?  In my understanding of the subject, the cure is worse
than the disease...
I will, of course, defer to the knowledge and opinion of a physician, as you


Pittsy, is there a problem I've missed? Even water has adverse effects,
including drowning.

It is reasonable to use analgesics and anti inflammatory agents while
hiking or recovering from an injury. These can be lifesavers for those with
arthritis and other connective tissue disorders. It is important not to
simply mask pain, but to attend to the cause and allow recovery from an
injury. This can be a reason to pack Vit I rather than Vit MSO4 (morphine


At 08:59 PM 3/8/2000, richard mann wrote:
>A caution about ibuprofen (aka Advil, Motrin).  "Vitamin I" can be very
>destructive to the body.  Please read the warnings...
>Besides, why try and mask those aches and pains?  You earned them all -
>enjoy them - they prove that you are alive and kicking (limping)...

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